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Name: Mary Massey

Burial Number: 1741

Gender: Female

Born: 10/01/1863

Died: 04/01/1942

Buried: 09/01/1942


Mary Ann Massey was born on 10th January 1863, she was baptised on 19th April, at Stebbing, Essex. Her parents were, John Bailey Massey, 43yrs, Farmer, and Catherine, 23yrs, nee Armstrong; she was the eldest of 4 children, her siblings were, Joseph Bostock b.1865, John William b.1866, and Catherine b.1869.

Mary Ann never married and did not appear to have any occupation, she lived with her parents throughout her life, moving to Worthing with her widowed mother c1901. She continued living in Worthing after the death of her mother in 1905, and on 4th January 1942, aged 79yrs, Mary Ann died at Birklands, Heene Road. Probate was granted to her sister, Katherine Rosetta Massey, spinster, effects £14519 12s 6d. Value 2021 – £701K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Mary 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: Mary Ann Massey

Gender: Female

Born: 10/01/1863

Town: Unknown

County: Essex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 04/01/1942

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Birklands

Address line 3: Heene Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £14519 12 s 6 d

Current value of effects: £701000

Census Information


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 Farrins Farm, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. John B. Massey, 84yrs, daughters, Mary Ann, 25yrs, and Katherine Rosetta, 22yrs, 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.


Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. Duncan MacDonald Forkes, 73yrs, Surgeon, Hannah Grace Argyle Forkes, 64yrs, visitor, Mary Ann Massey, 48yrs, single, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at Ingleby, Richmond Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Mary Ann Massey
58 Home Duties
Rosetta Katherine Massey
52 Home Duties
Elizabeth Julia Eldridge
41 Domestic Service Private
Elizabeth Nellie Tompkins
34 Domestic Service Private


Lansdowne Terrace, Eastbourne, Sussex. Mary Ann Massey, single, living on own means.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.