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Name: Catherine Massey

Burial Number: 0456

Gender: Female

Occupation: Farmer's Wife

Born: 00/09/1841

Died: 30/01/1905

Buried: 03/02/1905


Catherine Armstrong was born in Bolsover, Derbyshire, in 1841.  Her parents were, William Armstrong, 40yrs, Farmer, and Sarah, 31yrs, nee Adams Pasteure. Catherine had an older sister, Rosetta, born 1838.

On 22nd January 1862 Catherine, 21yrs, married a farmer, John Bailey Massey, 41yrs, at the Parish Church, Islington. They lived in Essex and had 4 children, Mary Ann, b.1863, Joseph Bostock, b.1865, John William, b.1866, and Catherine, b.1869.

Catherine was widowed in 1893, and in 1901 she was living in Worthing, at Ingleby, Richmond Road, with 3 of her adult children, Mary Ann, 38yrs, Joseph, 36yrs, and Katherine, 32yrs. On 30th January 1905, Catherine died, aged 64yrs, probate was granted to Joseph Bostock Massey, and John Lewis Pasteur Armstrong, Gentlemen. Effects £13183 5s 4d. Value 2021 – £1.6m.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Catherine Massey

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 1 Plot: 8

Exact Location (what3words): novel.glow.recall

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Catherine Massey died January 30th 1905 aged 64. Also Mary Ann Massey daughter of the above died January 4th 1942 aged 78. Also of Katherine Rosetta Massey who died December 7th 1952 "For ever with the Lord"

Further Information


Name: Catherine Massey

Gender: Female

Born: 00/09/1841

Town: Bolsover

County: Derbyshire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Armstrong

Marriage Date: 22/01/1862

Spouse First Name: John

Spouse Second Name: Bailey

Spouse Last Name: Massey

Town of Marriage: Islington

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 30/01/1905

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Ingleby

Address line 3: Richmond Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £13183 5 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £1600000

Census Information


Living at Middle Street, Bolsover, Derbyshire. William Armstrong, 50yrs, Farmer, wife, Sarah, 41yrs, daughter, Catherine, 10yrs, lodgers, William Coupe, 25yrs, Penknife Cutler, John Coupe, 16yrs, Penknife Cutler


Living at High Street, Towcester, Northamptonshire. Mary A. Lovell, Hd. Widow, 73yrs, Niece, Kate (Catherine) Armstrong, 20yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at The Park, Stebbing, Essex. John Bailey Massey, 50yrs, Farmer, wife, Catherine, 30yrs, Mary Ann, 8yrs, Joseph, 6yrs, John William, 5yrs, Catherine, 2yrs, brother-in-law, John L. P. Armstrong, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at The Park, Stebbing, Essex. John Bailey Massey, 60yrs, Farmer, wife, Catherine, 40yrs, Mary Ann, 18yrs, Joseph, 16yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 1, Vernon Street, St. Werburgh, Derbyshire. Ann M. Massey, Hd. Married, 82yrs, living on own means, Niece, Catherine Massey, 50yrs, living on own means, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Ingleby, Richmond Road, Worthing, Sussex. Catherine Massey, Hd. Widow, 60yrs, living on own means, daughters, Katherine Rosetta, 32yrs, single, Mary Ann, 38yrs, single, son, Joseph Bostock, 36yrs, single, plus 2 domestic servants.

Miscellaneous Information

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