Name: Hezekiah Massey
Given Name: Hezekiah
Birth: 1670 in Ireland
Death: 29 Apr 1727 in Bertie , North Carolina
Change Date: 4 Apr 2008 at 01:00
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Massey family; Mascy family; Blake family; Brogdon family; Green family; Hokenhull family; Stanley family; Vernon family; Bobbitt family; Massie family; Massy family;
England; Virginia; North Caro Richard Massey was born 13 August 1661 in Cheshire, England. His father was Edward Massey of Puddington. He emigrated in about 1684 and settled in Charles City County, Virginia. He had three sons, Hez
Hezekiah MASSEY Sr. was born in 1670 in Ireland. He died after Aug 1727 in Bertie Co., North Carolina. Hezekiah, with wife Elizabeth, moved from the Petersburg, Virginia area prior to 1720, when Brunswick Co. was carved from Surry, etc. The place to which they moved is known to have been in the Southwestern part of what is today Greenville Co., Virginia. It would have been only a few miles north of the North Carolina border
Name: Massey, Hezekiah Sr. Date of Death: Apr 29, 1727 Occupation: Planter Spouse: Elizabeth Children: Hezekiah, Richard, William, John, Sarah, Lucy Place of Marriage: Bertie co., NC
March 1, 1719 a John Bobbitt received from the Carolina government at Edenton a grant on the north side of the Roanoke (Then Marratuck) River of 600 acres, 300 to the east and 300 to the west of Occonechee Swamp, in what was then Bertie County, N.C. (near the western end of present day Northhampton Co., N.C. It would be very near the island and ford where under the leadership of Nathaniel Bacon the colonists massacred the Occonechee Indians in 1676.
November 8, 1725 Hezekiah bought the western 300 acres of Bobbitt's grant. (In 1727 Hezekiah's son, John (wife Frances) bought 370 acres nearby, perhaps adjacent.) Actually it is not improbable that this was the site to which Hezekiah had originally moved, though that is previously stated is believed to be more probable; with a second short move to the Roanoke from where there had been an original settlement, where younger brother Joseph remained. Hezekiah died in 1727 and his widow remained on the property until she died in 1745.
By his will Hezekiah left sons Richard, William, and Hezekiah, Jr., each a life estate in 100 or the 300 acres he obtained from Bobbitt, with the remainder, or fee, to his son John. It is by John's sales of two parcels in later years that we are aided in information on Richard and William, for John was selling interest in the land after Richard and William were dead, by reason of which the title was his to sell. He was married to Elizabeth.
Father: Richard Massey b: Abt 13 Aug 1661 in [Puddington, Chestershire, England]
Elizabeth b: 1675 in , , Virginia
- Note: Name: Hezekiah Massey Gender: male Birth Place: VA Birth Year: 1670 Spouse Name: Elizabeth ??? Spouse Birth Place:1675 VA Marriage Year: 1690 Marriage State: VA Number Pages: 42
- Change Date:
24 Nov 2011
- James Massey b: Abt 1721 in , , Virginia
- William Massey b: 1722
- Hezekiah Massey b: Abt 1725 in Bertie , North Caolina
- Change Date:
24 Nov 2011
- John Massey b: Abt 1705
- Richard Massey b: Abt 1708
- Sarah Massey b: Abt 1710
- Lucey Massey b: Abt 1712