Name: Thomas William Massie
Birth: 1678 in Virginia
Death: ABT 1731
Reference Number: 1522D
Reference Number: A1522D
Capt. Thomas and Mary (Walker) Massie
Thomas MASSIE - b. about 1677, probably England; d. between Jan. 12 and Mar. 2, 1731/2, New Kent Co., VA. Son of Peter Massie and Penelope Cooper-Massie. In records of St. Paul's Parish, New Kent Co., VA, 1720, he appears as "Capt. Thomas Massey." An officer in the New Kent Co. Militia, vestryman for St. Peter's Parish from 1704, member of the Virginia House of Burgesses (1722-1726), and Justice of the Peace for New Kent Co. in 1726 and 1729. At his death he held 4000 acres on Lyttle Byrd Creek in what is now Goochland Co., VA, that had previously been granted to his father Peter, and was subsequently claimed by brother John. Perhaps married first in 1698, Martha MACON, who must have died soon since he married Mar. 23, 1698/9, New Kent Co., VA.
Mary WALKER - b. about 1681. Daughter of William WALKER and Elizabeth TANDY(?).
Children of Thomas and Mary Massie
1.Peter - bap. Apr. 14, 1700, New Kent Co., VA; d. after 1762, apparently in Goochland Co., VA.
2.Elizabeth - Married about 1721, New Kent Co., VA, Thomas PINCHBACK. Children: William; Mary; Thomas; Sarah; Elizabeth; John married Frances Ann; and Ann.
3.Mary - bap. Apr. 6 1705, New Kent Co., VA; d. young.
4.Sarah - Married John P. SMITH.
5.James - bap. Apr. 16, 1709, New Kent Co., VA. Married Elizabeth FERRILL. Children: Thomas mentioned in uncle William's 1751 will.
6.Cecelia - d. 1737, Hanover Co., VA; bur. Massie Plantation. Death notice from the Dec. 9, 1737 Virginia Gazette: "Mrs. Cecelia Darracott, wife of Captain John Darrcott, died at his house in Hanover, and was interred in New Kent at her father, Mr. Thomas Massie's plantation."
7.Agnes - b. New Kent Co., VA; d. young Nov. 5, 1718.
8.Thomas - b. Aug. 2, 1716, New Kent Co., VA; d. 1789, probably in Goochland Co., VA. Reported to have been a physician.
9.William - b. May 28, 1718, New Kent Co., VA; d. Jun. 15, 1751, New Kent Co., VA. Lived in New Kent and Hanover Counties. Member Virginia House of Burgesses, 1748-9. Captain in the New Kent County Militia. His will was written in 1749 and probated in 1751. Married Nov. 20, 1740, Martha MACON (b. Aug. 12, 1722; d. Aug. 8, 1759), daughter of William MACON and Mary HARTWELL. Martha married second Col. Richard BLAND of Prince George Co., VA, on Jan. 1, 1759. Col. Richard was brother of Mary (BLAND) LEE, great grandmother of Gen. Robert E. LEE. Children: William married first Elizabeth PINCHBACK, and second Ann CHAMBERLAIN (COBBETT according to bible record); and Maj. Thomas married Sarah 'Sally' COCKE.
10.Mary - b. Jan. 1719/20, New Kent Co., VA. Living in 1733.
11.John - b. Oct. 3, 1721, New Kent Co., VA; d. 1746. Unmarried.
12.Charles - b. 1727; d. 1817, Albemarle Co., VA. Not reported as a son of Thomas and Mary by one source. Settled in Albemarle Co in 1761, Captain in 6th VA Reg't in Rev. War, and founder of "Old Spring Valley" Plantation near Heards, Albemarle Co., VA. A DAR lineage gives Charles' service as Sgt. in Capt. Thomas GASKIN's Company, Charles SCOTT's 5th Battalion, Albermarle Co., VA. Married Mary DAVIS. Sons: Charles married Nancy DAVIS; John married Susannah WRIGHT; and Thomas married Lucy DAVIS, sister of Nancy.
Father: Peter Massie b: ABT 1639 in Coddington, Cheshire, England
Mother: Penelope Ashley-Cooper b: ABT 1656
Mary Walker b: ABT 1681
23 MAR 1698/99
in New Kent Co., Virginia