Hamon de Massey
The first Hamon de Massey
was the owner of the manors
and Little Bollington
after the Norman conquest of England
(1066), taking over from the Saxon thegn
Aelfward according to Domesday Book
His probable birthplace was La Ferté-Macé
or Ferté de La Macé, a recently constructed fortress in Normandy. Hamon was made a baron by Hugh Lupus
, by his right as Earl of Chester
, from 1071.
The name of Hamon de Massey was passed on to his descendants for several generations. There are several different ways of spelling the name, including "de Masci", "de Mace", "de Macei", "de Mascy", "de Massy" and "de Massie".
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