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George Macey

Also Known As: "George Macy", "George Macye", "Georg Macye", "Georg Macey", "Georg Macy", "George Mason", "Georg Mason"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Drimpton, Dorset, England (United Kingdom)
Death: August 17, 1693 (72-73)
Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, British Colonial America
Place of Burial: West Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Macy and Margaret Macy (Porter)
Husband of Susanna Macey
Father of Elizabeth Hodges; Hannah Macey; Mary Keith; Sarah Blake (Macey); Rebecca Leonard and 3 others
Brother of Thomas Macy; George Macey and William Mace
Half brother of William Macey

Occupation: Farmer
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About Captain George Macey

Lieutenant George Macey (Macy, Macye)

Lieutenant George Macey married Susanna Street, daughter of Nicholas Street and Ann Poole, in 1647 in Taunton, Bristol, MA. Seven daughters, his will and historical sources for the period mention Mary, Elizabeth, Deborah, and Rebecca (below), no sons.

Family name in America spelled: Macey, Macy, Macye, and it may be Mason in England.

Parents uncertain.

www.maylowerfamilies.com/cooke/d26.htm

George MACEY Lieutenant was born about 1620 in Of Taunton, Bristol Co, MA. He died on 17 Aug 1693. (This source gives incorrect parents who were born after George Macey.)

Savage:

George Macy was at Tauton 1643. He was a lieutenant in Philip's War, rep. 1672-78. He died 17 Aug 1693 leaving 7 daughters (of whom one was prob. Elizabeth and another Rebecca) but no sons.

Samuel Hopkins Emery:

George Macey one of the forty-six ancient purchasers of Taunton. His wife was Susanna and executrix of his will which was proved 5 Sep 1693. He died 17 Aug 1693. Six children are listed of which number 5 is Deborah (no spouse listed.)

From Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts probate records:

Acct. of Susanah Macey executor George Macey, dated 16 April 1696. Legacies to Elizabeth Hodges, Samuel Hodges, Sarah Black, Rebecca Williams, Mary Williams, Deborah Macey.

From Ancestors and descendants of Daniel Gardner V. and Mary (Hodges) Gardner, late of Champaign, Illinois (Google eBook) Martin & Allardyce, 1915

George Macey was one of the original purchasers of Taunton captain of the military company in 1643 one of those appointed to order town affairs in 1648 1650 and 1658 selectman from 1671 to 1686 and a magistrate for the county of Plymouth in 1690 His wife was the daughter of the Rev Nicholas Street of Taunton

Sources

  1. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers to New England by James A. Savage
  2. History of Taunton, Mass. by Samuel Hopkins Emery, Syracuse, NY, D. Mason & Co. Pub. 1893
  3. www.maylowerfamilies.com/cooke/d26.htm
  4. Abstracts of Bristol County, Massachusetts probate records, Volume 1 (Google eBook). H. L. Peter Rounds, Genealogical Publishing Com, 1987, page 12.

Immigration 1638

He was a lieutenant in Philip's War, rep. 1672-78.



Born 1620 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA

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Category: Original 46 Purchasers of Taunton Category: Men Aged 16-60 Able to Bear Arms, 1643

Biography

Date of Birth ===The date of birth of George Macey of Taunton is uncertain. The fact that he was probably married about 1650 suggests that he was probably born sometime in 1620-1627. Although he is listed among the 46 "first purchasers" of Taunton, that does not necessarily mean that he was amongthe initial settlers in 1638 or 1639. The first record of him is his inclusion on a 1643 list of those of Taunton aged 16-60 who were eligible for military service,<ref name="PlymRec8p195"/> which confirms that he was born in or before 1627. The first record of George's ownership of land is a grant to him by the town of Taunton of a lot in 1649,<ref name="TauntHist63"/> which is also the date of the earliest record of his first public office,<ref name="PlymRec2p139"/> both consistent with the proposition that he was probably born sometime in 1620-1627.

Place of Birth ===George's place of birth has not yet been determined. However, based onhis estimated date of birth, he was probably born somewhere in England.

Immigration ===George's date and manner of immigration are unknown. As mentioned above, the first record of George is his inclusion on a 1643 list of thoseof Taunton aged 16-60 who were eligible for military service.<ref name="PlymRec8p195"/> The absence of earlier records suggests either thatGeorge immigrated shortly before 1643 or that he immigrated perhaps earlier as a minor.

Marriage ===George married Street-37|Susanna Street. Their marriage is established by the reference in her father's will to Susanna Mason,<ref name="TauntHist182"/> which is generally agreed to have been a mis-recordation of Susanna Macey.<ref name="Street5"/> George Macey's close relationship with Susanna's father, Nicholas Street. is evidenced by the fact that George served as Nicholas's attorney in connection with the sale of his Taunton property.<ref name="QuarterMillen256-9"/>

Based on the estimated date of birth of their first-born child (1651),they were probably married about 1650. Since both George and Susanna were residents of Taunton at the time, they were no doubt married there.

Children ===George and Susanna had the following children, all no doubt born in Taunton:* Macey-23|Elizabeth, b. perhaps about 1651,<ref name="MarriageBased"/> m. 15 May 1672 Capt. John Hodges at Taunton,<ref name="TauntonVR2p320"/><ref name="TauntHist62"/><ref name="Street5"/><ref name="Hodges73"/> d. 29 Jan 1718/9 at Norton, Massachusetts<ref name="Hodges73"/>* Macey-2|Sarah, b. perhaps about 1653,<ref name="SarahProfile"/> m. perhaps about 1676 Samuel Blake at Taunton<ref name="SarahProfile"/><ref name="TauntHist62"/><ref name="Street5"/>* Macey-21|Mary, b. perhaps about 1656, m. 1st about 1679 Thomas Williams in Taunton,<ref name="TauntHist62"/><ref name="Street5"/> m. 2d 1707 Rev. James Keith in Bridgewater<ref name="TauntHist62"/>* Macy-300|Hannah, b. perhaps about 1661,<ref name="MarriageBased"/> m. 6 Feb 1682/3 James Blake in Dorchester,<ref name="HannahMarriage"/><ref name="TauntHist63"/> d. 1 Jan 1683/4 in Dorchester<ref name="HannahDeath"/>* Macey-35|Rebecca, b. 1663,<ref>Based on supposedly being 75 at her time of death.</ref><ref name="TauntHist63"/> m. 1st March 12, 1689/90 Benjamin Williams,<ref name="TauntonVR2p320"/><ref name="TauntHist63"/><ref name="Street5"/> m. 2d 29 Aug 1706 James Leonard at Taunton,<ref name="RebeccaMarriage"/><ref name="TauntHist62"/> d. 3 Apr 1738 (in her 76 year)<ref name="RebeccaDeath"/>* Macey-53|Deborah,<ref name="TauntHist63"/><ref name="Street5"/> b. perhaps about 1670,<ref name="DeborahDOB"/> m. 5 Jan 1697/8 Daniel Throop at Bristol, Rhode Island,<ref name="DeborahMarriage"/> d. between December 1706 and March 1712.<ref name="DeborahDeath"/>

Public Life ===According to Emery's "History of Taunton," George was surveyor of the town in 1649, 1655 and 1668 and constable in 1650. In 1656, he was directed "to order all matters in & about the erecting of seats in the meeting-house and to seat the inhabitants therein." He was selectman from 1671 to 1686 inclusive; deputy to the General Court in 1672-1677 andin 1686. He was on a committee appointed in the several towns "to take invoice of the liquors, powder, shott and lead brought into the government." He was ofter called up to take inventories of and to settle estates, to bound lands, etc. He was one of the men appointed "to ordertown affairs" in 1648, 1650 and 1658 and was one of the magistrates for Plymouth County in 1690.<ref name="TauntHist62"/>

George was appointed as a Lieutenant of the Taunton militia in 1665<ref name="Taunton329"/> and was often subsequently referred to in records by that title. He was promoted to Captain of the town militia in 1690.<ref name="Taunton332"/>

Will; Death ===George made his will on June 20, 1693. An abstract of his will was printed at 62:234. In his will, he described himself as "of Taunton," made bequests to to daughter Elizabeth Hodges, grandson Samuel Hodges, daughter Sarah Black [Blake], daughter Mary Williams, daughter Rebecca Williams, daughter Deborah, and wife Susannah. He appointed his wife, Susannah, to be sole executrix and John Hall and Joseph Willis to be overseers.<ref name="Will"/> The children appear to be listed in birth order. Daughter Hannah is presumably not mentioned because she died in1684. Daughter Deborah is mentioned only by her first name since she did not marry until 1698. His will was proved on September 7, 1693.<ref name="Will"/> George Macey, died on August 17, 1693.<ref name="TauntHist62"/>

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Captain George Macey's Timeline

1620
1620
Drimpton, Dorset, England (United Kingdom)
1650
1650
Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, British Colonial America
1650
Age 30
New England
1650
Age 30
New England
1652
1652
Taunton, Bristol, MA, USA
1654
1654
Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
1657
1657
Taunton, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
1661
1661
Taunton, Plymouth Colony
1662
1662
Taunton, Plymouth Colony