Massey family

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The Massey families are prominent Canadian and American (North Carolina and Indiana) families. The Canadian Masseys are known for the manufacture of farm equipment and are active patrons of the Canadian arts. The company which they founded went on to become Massey Ferguson. One North Carolina group of Masseys are descended from Thomas Massey who emigrated from Cheshire, England to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1683 on the sloop Endeavor.

The Massy/Masseys of the mid-west stem from Nicholas Massey (1630-1688), who migrated to Dorchester, Maryland, U.S.A. from the Isle of Ely. His second Great Grandson is Nicholas Massy/Massey of Iredell, North Carolina.

  • Jacob Massy/Massey (1760–1796), N.C. Revolutionary War Veteran
  • Daniel Massey (1798–1856) Canadian blacksmith, producer of farm implements
    • Hart Massey (1823–1896) Canadian businessman and philanthropist
      • Chester Daniel Massey
        • Raymond Massey (1896–1983), Canadian born actor, US citizen 1944
        • Vincent Massey (1887–1967), Governor General of Canada
          • Lionel Chester Hart Massey (1916–1965)
          • Hart Parkin Vincent Massey II (1918–1996)
      • Charles Albert Massey (1848–1884)
        • Bert Massey, York Motors salesman and famously murdered in 1915
        • Arthur Lyman Massey (1874-1935)
      • Walter Edward Massey (1864–1901), president of Massey-Harris
      • Frederick Victor Massey (1867–1890), youngest son of Hart Massey and died of pulmonary complication

Buildings named in the honour of members of the family:

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