Joseph Massey

Joseph Massey

Male 1691 - 1760  (~ 69 years)

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  • Name Joseph Massey 
    Born ca 1686-1691  Brunswick Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1760  Brunswick Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0053  avefamily
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2007 

    Father Richard Massey,   b. 13 Aug 1661, Puddington, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Unknown Unknown 
    Family ID F789  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Unknown Unknown 
    Married Abt 1710 
    Children 
     1. John Massey,   b. Abt 1710, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Chesterfield District, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hezekiah Massey,   b. Bef 1727
     3. Joseph Massey,   b. 1750
    +4. Amy Massey,   b. Bef 1722,   d. Bef 1777, Cumberland Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     5. Rebecca Massey,   b. Bef 1724
     6. Agnes Massey,   b. Bef 1726
     7. Mary Massey,   b. Bef 1728
    +8. Sarah Massey,   b. Bef 1730, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1760  (Age ~ 31 years)
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F790  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Unknown,   b. BET. 1670 - 1697,   d. BET. 1721 - 1785  (Age ~ 88 years) 
    Married Abt 1730  Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Massey,   b. Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1841, Lancaster, S. Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Thomas Massey,   b. Abt 1733-1739, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1817, Rockingham, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    +3. James Massey,   b. 1742-1744,   d. 23 Jul 1763, Greensville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
     4. Winefrith Massey
     5. Lucy Massey
     6. Elizabeth Massey
     7. Frances Massey,   b. Abt 1751-1752
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F024  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • DEATH: BET. 19 AUG 1760 - 26 MAY 1761, Brunswick Co., VA. Will dated 19 Aug 1760, Will Proved 26 May 1761.

      Excellent new source for Massey genealogy: "Massey Genealogy 2000", by William M. Massey, Jr.

      per this source:

      Richard Massey emigrated to VA ca 1684, his family joining him by 1690-91. By 1702 he was well est'd in Charles City Co., VA and was serving as a Pvt in Capt. Joseph Wynn's company of dragoons. Had 3 sons: Hezekiah (settled in Granville Co., NC) , Joseph and Richard (both settled in Brunswick Co., VA). Each son left a will: Hezekiah, 1727, Bertie Co., NC, Joseph, 1760, and Richard, 1740, both in Brunswick Co., VA.


      Name: Will of Joseph Massie, Brunswick Co, VA, 3:368
      Spouse: Some Southern colonial Families, Vol 1, p. 276
      Children: Will of Joseph Massie, Brunswick Co, VA, 3:368

      Meherrin Parish, VA
      JOSEPH MASSIE - WILL
      Probated May 26 1761

      In the name of God Amen. I Joseph Massie Meherrin Parrish and County of Brunswick being weak of body but of a sound prospects and disposing mind and memory. Thanks be to God for the same and calling to mind of the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following, hereby revoking all the wills and testaments by me heretofor made.
      First I commend my body and soul into the hands of God who gave it and for my body I commend to the earth in a Christian manner by estatees hereafter named in so wishing the dispositions of all such improved estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me. I give, devise, disposed of as followith:

      Item I give and bequeath unto my son John half the land between my path abounding by the said path to the end of his land then along Pages parts to the Middle Creek and all in that bounded called the neck between the two Creeks, his heirs and assignees forever.

      Item I also give and bequeath unto my son John as before mentioned, one negro man named JACK to him, his heirs and assignees forever.

      Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Avent one negro boy, NED to her and her heirs forever.

      Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Amy Avent Seventy shillings to her and her heirs forever.

      Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Rebecca Wise to her heirs and assignees forever.

      Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Agnes Richardson Thirty shillings to her and her heirs and assignees forever.

      Item I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Wise Ten shillings to her and her heirs forever.

      Item I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Massie Five shillings to him and his heirs and assignees forever.

      Item I give and bequeath to my son William Massie two hundred and eighty acres of land where on he now lives and a negro boy named PHINAS also a negro girl named DOLL and the hogs being raised, the plantation and after my death my saddle horse and harnessing all this I will give to him and his heirs and assignees forever.

      Item I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Massie one half of my land not before mentioned, where on I now live the upper half to my son James to divide as think fit. Also a bed and furniture, chamber pot and half a dozen ____ plates and my bay stallion and his saddle and bridle and new housing that is called his and my mill and dish and basin and a negro boy named George and a negro girl named PHILLIS and all this to him, his heirs and assignees forever.

      Item I give and bequeath to my son James Massie the plantation where on I now live with five hundred acres of land being in the five the lower part of a thousand acres in the above half I have given to my son Thomas Massie for to divide as they think proper and bed and furniture and iron pot and half a dozen plates, dishes and basin and a negro man named Bob, and a negro woman named HANNAH all to him his heirs and assignees forever.

      Also my will is that my two eldest sons William and Thomas should buy a horse off the ground given and a saddle of thirty shillings price for my son James Massie, they having horses et al none to be bought out of my total estate.

      Item I give and bequeath to my grandaughter Charotte Massie one negro by named SAM to be her and her heirs forever.

      Item I do hereby nominate and appoint my beloved wife and her heir, my sons William and Thomas Massie my whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament, likewise my will and desire is that my estate may not be appraised nor finally given for the probate of this will in witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Nineteeth day of August One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Signed

      Sealed and Delivered
      Joseph Massie Seal

      In Presence of
      John Houseman
      James Clark
      Beatrice Houseman

      Let a court held for Brunswick County the 28th day of May 1761 This will was presented into Court by Elizabeth Massie William Massie and Thomas Massie. The executors therein named who made oath thereto according to the Law and the same was proved by oath of John Houseman and Beatrice Houseman two of the witnesses thereto and caused to be recorded and on the time of the said executors certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate bond
      Testee
      John Robinson
      Clerk of County