Charles Massey & Son

The Masseys of Newcastle-under-Lyme

Charles Massey (1833-91) was born in Birmingham, his dad Thomas, a farmers son from Derbyshire had left the land to seek his fortune in Birmingham trading bones and iron. Charles married Mary Ann from Sandbach, Cheshire in 18??.

In the census of 1841


In the 1851census Charles Massey (1833-91), Bone Merchant Serv, was living with his dad Thomas Massey (1796-), Bone & Iron Merchant, born in Littleover, Derbyshire and his mum Elizabeth (1800-) from Hoatley, Staffordshire. Also in the house was 77 year old Martin Massey (1774-), a Retired Farmer, from Cookshutell, Derbyshire. Looks like this was Thomas's dad ...

In 1861 Charles Massey (1833-91), Shoe Manufacturer, was living at High Street, Penkhull, Stoke with his wife Mary Ann from Sandbach, Cheshire and 5 year old son Henry Boston Massey (1856-) born in Hanley.

In 1871 Charles Massey (1833-91), J P & Bone Merchant, was living with Mary Ann at King Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme.

In 1881 Charles Massey (1833-91), J P & Manufacturer & Merchant in Bone & Artificial Manure & J P, was living at The Grove, Whitmore Road, Market Drayton, Shropshire. Henry Boston Massey (1856-) was now a Bone Works Representative (Boiler).

In 1891 Charles Massey (1833-91), Bone & Artificial Manure Manufacturer, was now a widower, living at Brampton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, with his niece Cicely Finnemore, his Housekeeper. Charles died in 1891.

In 1901 Henry Boston Massey (1856-), Retired Artificial Manure Manufacturer, was living at Corbrook House, Monk's Lane, Audlem, with his wife Elizabeth. The business was sold to W V A G Goodwin and F G Goodwin in 1902.


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