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Agatha de Theray

Also Known As: "Agathea", "Agatha de Massey", "de Massey"
Birthplace: Dunham Massey, Cheshire, England
Death: after circa 1215
Dunham Massey, Bucklow, Cheshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard de Theray de Kyrton and Eleanor de Theray de Kyrton
Wife of Hamon de Masci, baron of Dunham-Massey
Mother of Agatha de Mascy; Isabel de Massey; Ciceley de Massey; Hamon de Massey, IV; Robert de Massey and 3 others

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About Agatha de Theray

AGATHEA DE THERAY was born 1125 in Cheshire, England6, and died 1216 in Dunham Massey, Bucklow, Cheshire, England. She married HAMON DE MASSEY on Abt. 1140 in England, son of HAMMON DE MASSEY and ELEANOR DE BEAUMONT.

Marriage: Abt. 1140, England.


  • i.John De Massey, b. 1140, England, d. date unknown, England
  • ii.Agatha Massey, b. 1143, Dunham Massey, Cheshire, England, d. date unknown
  • iii.Isabell De Massey, b. 1155, Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England, d. 1200, Dutton, Runcorn, Cheshire, England/Cheshire, England
  • iv.Hugh De Massey, b. 1170, Dunham, Massey, Cheshire, England, d. date unknown.
  • v.+HAMON DE MASSEY, b. 1176, Dunham Massey, Cheshire, England, d. 1250, Dunham Massey, Cheshire, England

Agathea de THERAY was born in 1125 [??] in Cheshire, England. She died after 1216.

Hammon married Agathea De Theray about 1143 in Dunham Massey, Cheshire, England. Agatha Theray died after her husband, who survived until after Runnymede, so sometimes after 1215.

It was probably about this period that Roger de Masci, of Hale, son of Geffrey Masci (being possessed of one half the lands in " Bodeon ") Bowdon, sold them unto Agatha de Massey for the sum of £,i 7s. in money, and two robes, one for himself and the other for his wife, " rending therefor yearly one pound of camming seed at the feast of Saint Martin." These lands, Agatha, by another deed, in which she styles herself de Theray, gave to Robert her younger son, whom she made heir thereof by the consent of Hamon, her eldest son.

Agatha de Theray

  • Birth: 1140 in Cheshire, England
  • Father: Richard de Kirton
  • Marriage: 1 Hamon [III] de Massey b: 1133 in Dunham Massey,England


  • 1. Has Children Isabelle de Massey b: ABT 1155 in Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England
  • 2. Has Children Agatha de Massey b: 1157 in Dunham Massey, Bucklow, Cheshire, England
  • 3. Has Children Hamon IV de Massey b: 1163 in Dunham, Massey, England
  • 4. Has Children Hugh de Massey b: 1170



CHILDREN of Haman MASSEY [F558418340] and Eleanor BEAUMONT [F558418341]:


Born (in 1129)(about 1120-S10), Dunham Massey, England. He married Agathea de THERAY, daughter of Richard Kyrton.(S9).

He founded Birkenhead Abbey ca.1150. He founded Abbey Berkett in Chesire, England. He and his son Robert took the side of King John when the nobles forced King John to sign the Magna Carta in 1215. Later the King was beheaded. Hamon III rebelled against King Henry II and lost some of his lands. Years later lands were returned to the Massey's. (S13). He died (about 1210-1215-S10)(in 1216) in Dunham Massey, Cheshire, England.

"He founded the Abbey Birkett at Birkenhead in the Wirrall Peninsula of Cheshire. He lived during the later part of the reign of King Stephen, and during the entire reign of King Henry II, Plantagenet which ended in 1189. Hamon III may have been compelled to forfeit several of those original estates granted to the first Hamon by reason of his participation in the 1172 Baronial rebellion against King Henry II. Hamon III operated in opposition to King Henry II from his castle at Ullerwood, just below Knutsford. His activities were undertaken in conjunction with those of Gervaise Psinel, the son-in-law of Ferrers, the Earl of Derby. It was Gervaise who held the fee of Pownell immediately to the East of Knutsford. Barons Hamon III, Geoffrey de Constantine of Stockport, and Richard de Morville at Lauder, seem to have been the leaders of the rebel Lords in Cheshire. In 1173 King Henry II's English Barons overcame Hamon III and the other Cheshire Lords. Hamon III was fined 300 marks; his companion Gervaise Painel, had his stronghold, Dudley Castle, burned to the ground." (S6).].


Agatha de Massey formerly Theray aka de Theray

  • Born 1140 in Kirton in Lindsey, Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire
  • Daughter of Richard De Theray and Eleanor Beaumont
  • Sister of Hamon III D. Massey, John de Massey and Robert de Massey
  • Wife of Hamon III D. Massey — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
  • Mother of Agatha (Massey) de Helsby, Agatha de Massey, Isabel (Massey) * Dutton, Cecilia De Massey, Hamon (Massey) de Massey, Hamon Iv de Massey,
  • Hugh De Massey, Hugh De Massey and Hamon Massey
  • Died 1216 in Dunham Massey, Cheshire, , England

Eleanor Beaumont

  • Born 1100 in Cheshire, England
  • Daughter of [father unknown] and Elisabeth (Capet) Vermandois-Capet [SIC]
  • Sister of Wevia (de Beaumont) Beaumont, Aubree (Beaumont) Châteauneuf-en-Thimerais, Isabel Elizabeth (Beaumont) Clare, Emma (Beaumont) de Beaumont, Adeline (Beaumont) Granville, Waleran IV Beaumont, Robert II Beaumont, Hugh Beaumont, Havoise Beaumont, Reginald (Warenne) de Warenne, Ralph Warenne, Mathilde (Beaumont) Lovel, Gundrada Warenne, William De Warenne III, William (De Warren) Warenne and Ada Adeline D. (Warenne) Huntingdon
  • Wife of Hamon Massey — married 1124 in Dunham Massey,,Cheshire,England
  • Mother of Hamon III D. Massey, John de Massey, Robert de Massey and Agatha (Theray) de Massey
  • Died 1157 in Cheshire,England


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Agatha de Theray's Timeline

Dunham Massey, Cheshire, England
Dunham Massey, Cheshire, England
Massey Dunham, Cheshire, England, UK
Massey, Dunham, Cheshire, England
Bowdon, Cheshire, England (United Kingdom)
Of Bowden, Chesire, , England
Of Dunham, Chesire,, Dunham On The Hill, Cheshire West and Chester, England, United Kingdom
Of Nordon, Chesire,, England, United Kingdom
Dunham Massey, Vucklowe, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom