Edmund Massie of Sandyways, England 1640-1711

Sandyway, in Cheshire, is located about 13 miles due east from the City of Chester. It is not clear whether this Edmund came to the Colonies but family lore often repeated in various writings have him coming to Virginia with the boy Thomas supposedly 5 or6 years old. Likely the date was about 1670/75. It is thought that Edmund had been married and his wife died after which he and son came to the Colonies. Events in England were: 1649 Cromwell took over - Edmund was about 9 yrs old so grew up under the Commonwealth; 1661 Charles II was restored - Edmund was about 21; 1685 Charles II died. Edmund left England soon after Charles II returned. Did he stay in Virginia? If he did not, who cared for the boy Thomas? It is likely that Edmund stayed in Virginia until about 1685/6 when Thomas was grown and Charles II was dead.
Edmund must have returned to live at Sandyways and in 1687 married 2nd Mary Eaton of William of Beachill. He kept in touch with his son in Virginia who married and gave him a namesake and more grandchildren. His son Thomas died before his father who mentiond the widow and six children in his will dtd. 1710. It is possible that Edmund may have been a mariner

Judge Frank Massey's Geneaology hypothesized that Edmund's wife, Mary, was probably his second marriage dated 1687.

The below is what I believe is a likely, though not proven, line of descent from this Edmund.

Descendants of Edmund Massie

1 Edmund Massie 1640 - 1711

.. +Mary Massey

........ 2 Thomas Massie 1665 - 1705

............ +Elizabeth Name

................... 3 Thomas Massie 1698 - 1742

............................. 4 Charles Massie 1727 - 1817. +Mary Davis - 1800

........................................ 5 John Massie 1756 - 1800. +Susanna Wright 1761 - 1847

........................................ 5 Elizabeth Massie 1758 - 1840. +William Smith 1755 - 1836

........................................ 5 Sarah Massie 1763 - 1828. +Isham Berry 1753 - 1827

........................................ 5 Thomas Massie 1762 - 1832. +Lucy Davis 1760 - 1827

........................................ 5 Charles Massie, Jr. 1765 - 1830. +Nancy Davis 1767 - 1854

........................................ 5 Mary Massie 1770 - 1838. +Robert Weir

........................................ *2nd Husband of Mary Massie:  +William Lobban 1768 - 1840

................... 3 Edmund Massie 1685 - 1739. +Mary Spradling

............................. 4 Edmund Massie 1710 - 1780. +Judah Hart

........................................ 5 Thomas Massie 1746 -

........................................ 5 Edmund Massie 1747 - 1842. +Mary (Dabney) Winston 1740 - 1835

................... 3 Edward Massie 1703 - 1754

................... 3 John Massie 1705 -. +Louisa Dabney

................... 3 William Massie - 1750

........ 2 Martha Massie Ravington