Tracy/de Tracy

Name origin: The surname is taken from the castle and barony of Tracie near vire arron-dissement of Caen, France. There also is a village of the name in the Department of Oise, France. The word may signify a rampart, a terrace. Sire de Tracye was an officer in William the Conqueror's army. Some genealogists claim the family is descended from Ecgbert, a Saxon King, through Alfred the Great, to Sir William de Tracy.--From Directory of the Ancestors of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes.

Turgisus I de Tracy

b.abt.1009 of Normandy, France; s/o parents ukn
d.aft.1066 Barnstaple, Devon, England

CHILDREN included:

  1. William de Tracy b.1040
  2. Gilbert de Tracy b.abt.1042

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William de Tracy

b.1040 of Normandy, France; s/o Turgisus I de Tracy
d.1110 Barnstaple, Devon, England
m.Rohesia
b.abt.1044 of Normandy, France; d/o parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Turgisus II de Tracy b.abt.1066
  2. Henry de Tracy b.abt.1068
  3. Gieva de Tracy b.abt.1068

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Henry de Tracy

b.abt.1068 of Barnstaple, Devon, England; s/o William de Tracy and Rohesia

CHILDREN included:

  1. Henry de Tracy b.abt.1097

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Henry de Tracy

b.abt.1097 of Barnstaple, Devon, England; s/o Henry de Tracy
m._______ Tonte [or Tontais]
b.abt.1099; d/o Juhel Tonte [or Tontais]

CHILDREN included:

  1. Henry de Tracy b.abt.1128
  2. Oliver de Tracy b.abt.1132

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Henry de Tracy

b.abt.1128 of Barnstaple, Devon, England; s/o Henry de Tracy and dau. of Tonte or Tontais Family
m.Hawisia ________
b.abt.1132; d/o parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Oliver de Tracy b.abt.1158
  2. Roger Tracy b.abt.1159

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Oliver de Tracy

b.abt.1158 of Barnstaple, Devon, England; s/o Henry de Tracy and Hawisia
d.1210 Baarnstaple, Devon, England
m.1196 Bevoy, Devon, England; Eva ________
b.abt.1162; d/o parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Henry de Tracy b.abt.1197
  2. Oliver III Tracy

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Henry de Tracy

b.abt.1197/1202; s/o Oliver de Tracy and Eva
d.1273/1274 Barnstaple, Devon, England
m.Matilda [Brewer] [or Braose]
b.abt.1192 of Barnstaple, Devon, England; d/o William de Braose and Eve Marshall

CHILDREN included:

  1. Eva de Tracy b.abt.1217/1228 d.1274 m.Guy de Bryan
  2. Isabella Tracy b.abt.1219

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William Tracy

b.parents ukn

CHILDREN included:

  1. Christopher Tracy b.1539

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Christopher Tracy

b.1527-1539 Easton Ruston, Norfolk, England; s/o William Tracy
d.England
m.1558 East Ruston, Norfolk, England; Margaret _____
b.1539 Norwich, Norfolk, England

CHILDREN included:

  1. Thomas Tracy b.1555 East Rushton, Norfolk, England bur.Jan. 31, 1615 Lessingham, Norfolk, England
  2. Stephen/Christopher Tracy b.1559 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England d.Dec. 22, 1630 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

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Stephen Tracy

b.1559 England; s/o Christopher and Margaret Tracy
d.Dec. 22, 1630 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
m.Feb. 23, 1586 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England; Agnes Erdley
b.Feb. 22, 1569 England
d.June 15, 1640 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England

CHILDREN included:

  1. William Tracy b.Nov. 30, 1587 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England d.Feb. 15, 1650 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England m.Elizabeth ________
  2. Thomas Tracy b.Jan. 11, 1589 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England d.1685 England
  3. Christopher Tracy b.March 1, 1592 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England d.Oct. 25, 1630 England m.Priscilla ______
  4. Ann or Annas or Agnes Tracy b.Apr. 25, 1594 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk England d.June 15, 1640 England m.aft.Oct. 25, 1630 Robert Wells
  5. Stephen Tracy b.Dec. 28, 1596 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England d.March 20, 1654 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
  6. Margaret Tracy b.Sept. 23, 1599 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England d.Sept. 30, 1603 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
  7. John Tracy b.Dec. 29, 1601 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
  8. Margaret Tracy b.May 12, 1604 Farist, Norwich, England d.Oct. 25, 1630 unmarried

NOTES: From the will of Stephen Tracy of Great Yarmouth Co, Norf. Mariner.
Dated. Oct. 25, 1630 My body to be buried where it pleases God. To Annas my wife my dwelling house in Yarmouth for life & then to be sold by Robert Vivens of Great Yarmouth merchant and Robert Allen of the said Town and proceeds divided as follows: To William Tracy my son 1/4, John Tracy my son 1/4, and to my two daughters Annas & Margaret Tracy 1/4 between them equally. Residue to my wife Annas, sole executrix. To Robert Vivens & Robert Allen 20/ each.
Wit: Henry Fellis, John Robinson
Pd: 27 Jan 1630/1 by the executrix
(ArchdY. of Norwich.)

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Stephen Tracy

b.bapt.Dec. 28, 1596 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England; s/o Stephen and Agnes Tracy
d.March 20, 1654 Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
m.Jan. 2, 1620 Leyden, Zuid Holland, Netherlands; Typhosa (Tryphesa) O. Lee
b.1596/99 Leiden, South Holland, Holland; d/o Joos Lee and Anne Hungerford
d.1655 Plymouth, MA

CHILDREN included:

  1. Sarah Tracey b.1621/22 Leiden, Holland d.bur.bet.Oct.6, 1708 and Nov. 16, 1708 Duxbury, Plymouth, MA m.1638 George Partridge s/o James and Christian Sims Partrich.
  2. Jane Tracy b.Jan. 1623 Plmouth, MA d.Nov. 16, 1638 Plymouth, MA
  3. Rebecca Tracy b.1623/27 Plymouth, MA d.Dec. 3, 1686 Eastham, MA m.ca.1642 Eastham, MA, Ensign William Merrick s/o John and Dorothy (Bishop) Merrick
  4. Ruth Tracy b.1628 Plymouth, MA d.aft.1654/55 Plymouth, MA
  5. Mary Tracy b.1630 prob. Wethesfield, Hartford, CT d.1655 Norwich, New London, CT
  6. Susanna Tracy b.bef.1633 Plymouth, MA
  7. John Tracy (Leacy) b.1633 Duxbury, Plymouth, MA d.May 30, 1718 Windham, CT m.Mary Prence d/o Gov. Thomas Prence
  8. Thomas Tracy b.abt.1633 Plymouth, MA
  9. John Tracy b.1642/43 Marshfield, Plymouth, MA d.Aug. 16, 1702 Norwich, CT

NOTES: Stephen Tracy arrived in the Plymouth Colony three years after the Mayflower, in 1623, on the Anne. Tryphosa and Sarah followed in 1625 on the Jacob.

From Directory of the Ancestors of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: STEPHEN, came to Plymouth, Mass., 1623, removed Duxbury, Mass., 1645.

Stephen Tracy returned to England sometime between 1643 and 1654. On March 20, 1654/5 in London, made his will, with power of attorney to John Winslow, disposing to son John "what land and houses I have there in Duxburrow", and to "my daughter Ruth Tracy one cow and one two year old mare, "and what cattle I have more to be divided among my five children living in New England". Return to Tracy Index

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