The Macey family appeared in Emmerdale between 2010 and 2019.


Declan Macey first arrived in the village in April 2010 and soon became the new owner of Home Farm. He was followed by his ex-wife and daughter, Ella Hart and Mia Macey in November. The Macey become the new rich owners of Home Farm.

Declan and Ella rekindle their romance but it all breaks down after they discover she's been having an affair with Mia's boyfriend Adam Barton. In August 2011, shunned by her family, Ella decides to leave the village but not before dropping the bombshell that Mia is no Declan's daughter, but rather a result of an affair she had with Declan's best friend Jai Sharma. In November 2011, Mia dies in a car accident before learning her true parentage.

In February 2012, Declan's sister Megan Macey arrives in the village. In April 2012, Declan helped track down Megan's son, Robbie Lawson, who she gave up for adoption when she was a teenager. Robbie and Megan would later grow close and he moved to the village as well.

In October 2012, Declan marries Katie Sugden but their marriage breaks down after he has a one-night-stand with Charity Sharma. Declan and Charity married in May 2014 but that ended badly with him attempting to murder her after finding out she had aborted his baby, and then feeling the village after accidentally killing Robbie.

In January 2015, Megan married Jai Sharma but their relationship soon ended. In March 2016, Megan gave birth to her daughter Eliza but Megan struggles as Eliza suffered from seizures after the traumatic birth. Following another seizure, it was confirmed that Eliza did have epilepsy, specifically bilateral spastic diplegia - a mild form of cerebral palsy.

In 2017, Megan started going out with former con-man Frank Clayton with whom she had a rocky sort of on-off relationship. They got engaged in May 2018 but calls it off after Frank discovers Megan has slept with Graham Foster. However, they eventually find their way back to each other.

In August 2019, Megan left the village with Eliza after Frank died in a tragic fire at the Sharma sweets facory.

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