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William Massey

William Massey was the publican at the Bird in Hand from 1834. His first wife was Ann and his second was Mary Ann (nee Benson). After William's death Mary Ann married William Henson (later MLA).
During the 1830s and 1840s William Massey amassed a large property portfolio.
He bought 93, 97, 99 and 101 Gloucester Street,
as well as 120, 126 and 128 Cumberland Street.
The stables of The Bird in Hand, 99 Gloucester Street were converted and rented out in the 1840's.
The double storey terrace at 1 and 3 Carahers Lane was constructed sometime between 1845-1848 as a rental properties.

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