THE MASSEY FAMILY TREE
John James and Mary Esther Rose Massey
John James Massey married Mary Esther Rose Foote in 1857 in England. He and his wife left England shortly after their marriage and sailed to Sydney NSW Australia. Arriving around the time the Dunbar was wrecked at Sydney Heads.
John was born in 1822 in England and died in 1882 on the shores of Lake Illawarra, NSW. He was a farmer and fisherman.
He and Mary had 11children. John James, Mary Ann, Joseph, Charles, William, Clara, Alfred, Emma Jane, George Walter, Caroline and Reuben.
When John died Mary married the Station Overseer Walter Tanz Gidley. Mary was born in 1837 in England and died in 1909.
Joseph and Sarah Ann Massey
Joseph Massey married Sarah Ann Denniss in 1881.
Joseph was born in 1862 and died in 1936. He was a farmer and fisherman.
He and Sarah had 12 children. Alfred, Albert Alexander, John Herbert, Edith Melinda May, Walter, Olive Myrtle, Geoffrey Issac Ambrose, George Horace, Percy Joseph, Ernest, Ivy and Rex.
Sarah was born in 1865 and died in 1924.
Joseph later married a childhood friend, widower, Mary Jane McKinley Clifford (whose husband Thomas Clifford died when he fell from his horse).
Geoffrey Issac Ambrose and Myrtle May Massey
offrey Issac Ambrose Massey married Myrtle May Duley in 1916.
Geoffrey was born in 1894 and died in 1960. He was a fisherman.
He and Myrtle had 2 children. Lesley Ernest and Horace George.
Myrtle was born in 1897 and died in 1994.
Horace George and Chrissie Massey
Horace George Massey married Chrissie Waples in 1944.
They had one child, Russell William.
Chrissie is still living.
Russell William and Shirley Marie Massey
Russell William Massey married Shirley Marie McTaggart in 1970. They have 5 children and 10 grandchildren.