Your Name Massey?
If your name is Massey, or Massie, you could be descended from a
junior branch of Massey of Puddington. Hugh de Mascy who was living
in 1390, married Agnes, the heiress of Nicholas Bold, of Coddington,
near Broxton. Their son, William, of Coddington, born 1372, purchased
the Manor of Coddington from Sir Philip Boteler.
William’s grandson, also William, married Alice Crewe who,
when she became widowed, claimed the dower of the estates.
William and Alice had two sons, Robert of Coddington and John of
Robert’s eldest son was Roger who married Elizabeth Brereton
and who, in 1542, made a deed of settlement of considerable lands
and property on himself for life and the remainder on his eldest
Roger died in 1549 and John succeeded. He was married to Mary, heiress
of Edwards Hughes, and they had two sons, John of Coddington and
William of London.
John married Anne Grosvenor, of Eaton, and had a family of eleven
sons and seven daughters.
John’s second son, Roger, succeeded to the estate at Coddington.
Other sons settled in London.
Roger’s grandson, Thomas of Coddington, succeeded in 1770
at the age of thirty-two. His son, Richard, Lord of the Manor of
Coddington, became rector of Aldford.
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