MASSEY, Thomas, migrated to this country prior to 1687, and before he was of age. He probably resided within the bounds of Chester Monthly Meeting from the time of his arrival. In 1692 he married Phebe, the daughter of Robert Taylor, of Springfield, and soon afterwards purchased a large tract of land in Marple, where he continued to reside while he lived. He died 9,18,1708, in the forty-fifth year of his age, leaving seven children, viz: Esther, Mordecai, James, Hannah, Thomas, Phebe and Mary. the brick house erected by Thomas Massey is still standing in a good state of preservation. His widow married Bartholomew Copock, Jr., then a widower, in 1710. Mordecai remained on the mansion tract, but Thomas and James settled in Willistown.
Thomas Massey, Jr., born 11,21,1701, died 6,13,1784, married his first cousin, Sarah, daughter of Isaac Taylor, and had children,-Sarah, Mordecai, Phebe, Hannah, Mary, Isaac, Elizabeth, Thomas, Jane, Joseph, Esther, Levi, Rebecca, and Aaron.
James Massey, born 7,13,1697, married Ann, daughter of Lewis Lewis, of
Newtown, and had issue,-Thomas, Lewis, Abram, James, Mary, William,
Phinehas, Mordecai, and Lydia.