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  • Roesia de Massey (c.1235 - d.)
    Joesia Massey (daughter of Hamon IV Massey and Margaret) died date unknown. She married Ralph de Baguley, son of Richard de Baguley and Alice de Vernon. Children of Joesia Massey and Ralph de Baguley...
  • William de Massey (c.1272 - d.)
  • Hamon de Massey VII (c.1282 - 1307)
    The heir, Hamon, was declared a bastard, and died with no heirs, but the sisters and their heirs eventually inherited the ancient barony of Dunham Massey. [Paul C Reed (Reedpcgen), soc.genealogy.mediev...
  • Humphrey de Rosthorne (c.1124 - c.1189)
    Please do not remove notes! Enfoeffed of Rostherne, Chestershire, England. In the time of Henry II, the daughters of Humphrey de Rosthorne, Margery (Margaret) and Sybil, grant their land to Robert de...
  • Margery de Rosthorne (c.1150 - c.1189)
    She is called "Margeriam" in her father's will. View Tree for Robert De Rostherne Massey Robert De Rostherne Massey (b. 1225, d. 1328) Robert De Rostherne Massey (son of William Massey and Marger...

A collection of links to historic sites in America & Europe by researchers that would be of interest to descendants of the Bigelow family and their related ancestors the Massey's, the Davenports, the Leghs, the Savages, and many others......please feel free to add! I'm hoping to work on organizing this a little better.

American Genealogy

The Bigelow Society Rod Bigelow has taken up where the Howe's genealogy has left off, with a very extensive and well organized website, with lots of more current information submitted by family members.


http://bigelowsociety.com/

Knights under Edward I http://books.google.com/books?id=l4xUsPyL6koC&pg=PA111&lpg=PA111&dq=may+22+1306+knighting&source=bl&ots=vbNHClbyjE&sig=kp1AHOOh5QqsqYCfBFsc0xjhigc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=uatuVLapOcj3yQT3i4DIBA&ved=0CCMQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=may%2022%201306%20knighting&f=false

Links to Douglas family:

http://www.genes2.com/boulch/names_b.html

Links to Danyers ( D'Angers) family:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hwbradley/aqwg1192.htm

Gilman Bigelow Howe " The Bigelow Family of America" 1890

  • This is the "Bible" for the Bigelow family. Extremely accurate to its publication date.

http://books.google.com/books/about/Genealogy_of_the_Bigelow_Family_of_Ameri.html?id=lcEKiggzDaEC

This next genealogy link, from David Vincent Bigelow, is very extensive for Bigelows in America, and well organized online, but should be cross checked with other resources, such as the Bigelow Society, for accuracy:

http://gw.geneanet.org/northerngirl?lang=fr&m=N&v=Bigelow

Chesire, England Roots:

Craig Thornber:

Craig Thornber has organized quick check genealogies of the leading families of Chesire using Ormerod's history. Very accurate with links and historical information, photos, etc.

http://thornber.net/famhist/index.html

A List of Freeholders of Chesire 1578: http://www.archive.org/stream/alistfreeholder00britgoog/alistfreeholder00britgoog_djvu.txt

"Churches, Cemeteries and other places of Interest in England"

St. Michael's and Mary's Church, Macclesfield Dedicated to the Legh and Savage Families http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Michael%27s_Church,_Macclesfield

Bio of the Black Prince and medieval heraldry: Medieval combat society http://www.themcs.org/heraldry.htm

Find a Grave Burials at St. Michael's: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2381790

Royal Genealogies: http://ftp.cac.psu.edu/~saw/royal/royalgen.html

Bramhall http://www.bramhallweb.co.uk/about_bramhall.htm

Location and effigy photos of the Andrews family: http://professor-moriarty.com/info/section/church-monument-art/16th-century-church-monuments-andrews-tomb-church-charwelton-Northampton

St. Martin's church Ashton upon Mersey UK:

(Bigelow/Chauntrell family heraldry on windows) http://www.stmartinsaom.co.uk/id3.html

Knutsford History:

Gundrada Chapel, St. John the Baptist Church, Southover, UK

http://www.lewespriory.org.uk/gundrada_chapel

Castle Acre

: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Acre

http://www.cheshirenow.co.uk/norman_earls_chester.html

Reference to a Brother William Baguley in Earl John Warren's will:

http://www.warrenfamilyhistory.com/Docs/Our%20Warrens%20in%20England.htm

St. Mary's Church, Bowdon, Chesire , UK:

http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/chs/churches/bowdon.html

http://archives.cheshire.gov.uk/

Many of Cheshire’s libraries have some local history material but the main collections are to be found at:

◦ Cheshire East libraries: Alsager, Congleton, Crewe, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Nantwich, Poynton, Sandbach and Wilmslow.

◦Cheshire West and Chester libraries: Chester, Ellesmere Port, Neston, Northwich and Winsford

Cheshire Church Parishes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_parishes_of_Cheshire

Pre 1066 monuments Chesire:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_parishes_of_Cheshire

The Chesire Archers and Massey, Brereton and others history with the kings and Chesire archers : http://www.createwrt.net/Irene_Prestons_Historical_Writing/CHESHIRE_ARCHERS.htm

Princes of Powys:

http://books.google.com/books?id=dy4LAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA3&lpg=PA3&dq=Griffin+de+la+pole+prince+of+powys&source=bl&ots=93ojbNGLG2&sig=d-mMBGxvXPkZB5J3g1Ee9826J48&hl=en&sa=X&ei=YdJOU8STKc2YyASaw4CwDQ&ved=0CE8Q6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=Griffin%20de%20la%20pole%20prince%20of%20powys&f=false

Assize Rolls, Pipe Rolls, etc : http://www.british-history.ac.uk/search.aspx?query=Lancashire&rf=pubid:504

Massey family death records online:

http://family.grayless.us/family.php?famid=F1820

Ancient families of Lancashire:

http://archive.org/stream/countyfamiliesof00crosuoft/countyfamiliesof00crosuoft_djvu.txt

Burke's Peerage Massey family:

http://books.google.com/books?id=S2hHAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA380&lpg=PA380&dq=richard+massey+of+denfield+sheriff+of+cheshire&source=bl&ots=OH0dq3TPc5&sig=xK0oo7kfEsZJOWdaMCml-OuU-GY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=RY1QU8zuCIyYyASenoHYBw&ved=0CE0Q6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=richard%20massey%20of%20denfield%20sheriff%20of%20cheshire&f=false

Ormerod:

The History of the County Palatine and City of Chester: Comp. from ..., Volume 1

By George Ormerod, Daniel King, William Smith, William Webb (sheriff.), Sir Peter Leycester

http://books.google.com/books?id=DYY1AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA431&lpg=PA431&dq=William+de+Massey+of+Tatton+Hall&source=bl&ots=0uu6JgGDao&sig=Xqbg6zdl1r3Ugd_SdP4cG_5cHAI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=y2hQU9yAOZe0yATzrYKYBw&ved=0CGMQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=William%20de%20Massey%20of%20Tatton%20Hall&f=false

Related famiy genealogies: (pre Colonial) Warren, Gray, Davenport, Massey, Legh, Savage, Russell, Rostherne, Dutton, Venables, etc.

'Danyers/d'Angers family genealogy and biographical information with sources:

http://books.google.com/books?id=QyYAAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA15&lpg=PA15&dq=sir+thomas+danyers+coat+of+arms&source=bl&ots=feXzBa9FIh&sig=WE07Amgz7qTczgp0FYezb3qh5rU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=uddWU_jSLqjK8wHAtoDYCA&ved=0CEMQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=sir%20thomas%20danyers%20coat%20of%20arms&f=false

Bulkeley family tree (Ormerod):

http://books.google.com/books?id=VwMcAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA190&lpg=PA190&dq=crest+danyers+family+cheshire&source=bl&ots=2q-rhbHT8y&sig=MISJw2nTDgR0Q_cYvG6-DRQLLT0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=a-ZWU86pGqnY8AGCy4CADQ&ved=0CGIQ6AEwCA#v=onepage&q=crest%20danyers%20family%20cheshire&f=false

Related family genealogies: ( Colonial period) Warren, Olmstead, Russell, Andrews, Gould, Leigh, Hale, Tuttle, Hemingway, Morris, Sanford, Hitchcock, Bishop, etc.

Fish:

http://www.ffish.com/family_tree/descendants_william_de_la_ferte_mace/D1.htm#i2928

  • Cross Reference!

Good modern researcher:

________________________________________________ Miscellaneous but well researched notes:

http://www.kenworthypast.com/#/normanmassey-lineage/4535196050

n 1284 Queen Eleanor gave alms of £6 3s. 0½d. to build a chapel and cell for the recluse of St. Martin's church

18H(M). SIR JOHN MASCY, DE PONINGTON, son of Hamon Mascy and Jane de Temperly. Lived in England, Tatton and Ponington, Devout Catholic. Knighted by 1380 . In 1397, Sir John and his sons were commissioned by King Richard II, son of the Black Prince, to bring ships and men to Chester, and to transport the king's forces to Ireland to quell and uprising. Sir John was Sheriff in Cheshire in 1400, and was probably a participant in the entrapment of King Richard II. In 1403, at the Battle of Shrewsbury, Sir John fought on behalf of King Henry IV, and was slain on the battlefield.

               m. JOHANNA COGHALL, daughter of ROGER DE COGHALL
                A1.  Hamon Mascy, May have  diied 1403 in Battle of Shrewsbury
                 A2.  Thomas Mascy
                 A3.  HUGH DE CODDINGTON
                 A4.  Ciceley

19H(M). HAMON MASCY, de PONINGTON, lived in Ponington, England. Was son of Thomas Mascy and Agnes de Leigh. Knighted by 1366. Hamon fought for the Black Prince at the Battle of Poitiers in France in 1356, as reward for which he received pardon for having slain some men in Cheshire, except for his responsibilty for the death of the king's minister, Bertram de Norden, and that of Richard de Bechyngton. One is left to wonder concerning the punishment, if any, for the slaying of the two as to which his pardon did not extend. Died c1380.

20H(M). THOMAS MASCY, DE PONINGTON, son of Hamon Mascy de Ponington and Katherine Vernon. Knighted by 1347. He, his brothers, and son are remembered in Cheshire annals as a most violent family, ever engaged in feuds with neighboring lords, or in trouble of some other character. Thomas fought in France in 1346 in the Battle of Crecy under the Black Prince.

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18H(M). SIR JOHN MASCY, DE PONINGTON, son of Hamon Mascy and Jane de Temperly. Lived in England, Tatton and Ponington, Devout Catholic. Knighted by 1380 . In 1397, Sir John and his sons were commissioned by King Richard II, son of the Black Prince, to bring ships and men to Chester, and to transport the king's forces to Ireland to quell and uprising. Sir John was Sheriff in Cheshire in 1400, and was probably a participant in the entrapment of King Richard II. In 1403, at the Battle of Shrewsbury, Sir John fought on behalf of King Henry IV, and was slain on the battlefield.

               m. JOHANNA COGHALL, daughter of ROGER DE COGHALL
                A1.  Hamon Mascy, May have  diied 1403 in Battle of Shrewsbury
                 A2.  Thomas Mascy
                 A3.  HUGH DE CODDINGTON
                 A4.  Ciceley

19H(M). HAMON MASCY, de PONINGTON, lived in Ponington, England. Was son of Thomas Mascy and Agnes de Leigh. Knighted by 1366. Hamon fought for the Black Prince at the Battle of Poitiers in France in 1356, as reward for which he received pardon for having slain some men in Cheshire, except for his responsibilty for the death of the king's minister, Bertram de Norden, and that of Richard de Bechyngton. One is left to wonder concerning the punishment, if any, for the slaying of the two as to which his pardon did not extend. Died c1380.

                 A1. John Mascy, de Pontington

20H(M). THOMAS MASCY, DE PONINGTON, son of Hamon Mascy de Ponington and Katherine Vernon. Knighted by 1347. He, his brothers, and son are remembered in Cheshire annals as a most violent family, ever engaged in feuds with neighboring lords, or in trouble of some other character. Thomas fought in France in 1346 in the Battle of Crecy under the Black Prince.

                 A1.  HAMON MASCY

21H(M). HAMON MASCY, DE PONINGTON, born in England, some of Robert Rosethern. Knighted in 1347.

                 m. KATHERINE VERNON, daughter of ALAN VERNON of Rixton
                  A1. THOMAS MASCY                                  A5.  Richard Mascy
                  A2.  Henry Mascy                                             A6.  Hugh Mascy
                   A3. John Mascy                                                A7.  Hamo Mascy
                   A4.  William Mascy                                          A8.  Anne Mascy, m. Colburn

     Corrections/ Additions P 177

There is a Hamon Mascy who was born in 1284 in Tatton, Cheshire, England. It is possible this is the same Hamon Mascy. His father was listed as Robert Massy.

23H(M). WILLIAM MASCY, lived in England during reign of King Henry III. Son of Hamon IV. William probably participated in the battle of Evesham in late 1265. It looks as if William went with Prince Edward in 1270 to Palestine in the last of the Crusades to regain the Holy Land. It is almost certain that William died there, either of a wound sustained in battle, or of a disease.

                 m. MARGARET MAINEARING
                 A1.  Richard, was Sheriff of Cheshire. D 1302
                  A2. ROBERT MASCY, de ROSETHERNE
                  A3.  Thomas, who had a son, Hamon de Rixton
                    A4. Hawise Mascy

http://chastain-beal.com/redbook/p174-179.html