Maternal Great Great Great Great Great Grandmother (Tracy) and beyond.

Henrietta Susanna Tracy (d1839) Tracy of Rathcoole (Great Great Great Great Great Grandmother) married 1798 Charles Hanbury, 1st Baron Sudeley, of Toddington.

The Tracy Family Line - Extracted from 'Burke's Peerage and Baronetage'

Walter I, Count of Amiens and probably of Vexin, and Valois, married Adela, probably daughter of Fulk I, Count of Anjou. He died sometime between 992 and 998. He was followed by his son, Walter II, (the White) Count of Vexin, Valois and Amiens who built the castle at Crespy in Valois and founded the monastery of St. Arnulf there in 1008. He married Adela and died between 1017 and 1024. Among his children was Drogo (Dreux), Count of Vexin and Amiens who married Godgifu (who later married Eustace II, Count of Boulogne) sister of King Edward the Confessor, and daughter of Ethelred II, the Redeless, King of England, by his second wife, Emma, daughter of Richard I, Duke of Normandy. He died on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land in 1035. Among his children was his second son, Ralph (Comes/Earl) (de Sudeley) who married Getha. He died in 1057. Their son Harold de Sudeley had a son.

John de Sudeley (d. ca. 1136) m. Grace de Tracy, the daughter of William de Tracy (a natural son of King Henry I).
 
"Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?" (said by Henry II.)
 
Historical Note:
Sir William de Sudeley - who assumed the name Tracy in the reign of Henry II - was one of the four knights, party to the murder of Thomas Becket at Canterbury - 30th December 1170. He is said to have struck the first blow. A curse is supposed to have hung over the family to the effect that the lineage would cease - which, in effect, it did, in the late 18th Century ...
 
Children:
 
i. RALPH de SUDELEY (d.1192) - held three knights fees. He married Emma, daughter of William de Beauchamp. (Ancestor of the Barons Sudeley. Extinct in the male line 1473.)
 
ii. William de Tracy - took his mother's name. He held the manor of Toddington (Sudeley). In 1171, he was created "Justiciary" of Normandy. During the reign of King John, he appeared in arms against the king and his lands were confiscated. They were returned to him 18 Nov. 1218 during the reign of King Henry III. He died and was buried at Morthoe, Devonshire in 1224.
His children:
i. Henry de Tracy - married Hawise.
ii. Alard de Tracy

The child of Henry de Tracy and Hawise:

Oliver de Tracy - occurs among the knights of Gloucestershire who paid scutage to King John.

His sons:

i. Henry de Tracy - known to have petitioned (1230) the Abbot of Malmesbury for masses to be said for his father and grandparents at Pilton.
ii. William de Tracy - was appointed one of the Justices to deliver the gaol at Gloucester April 1260. Appointed Constable of Gloucester by the King 1264. Married Margery.

Their son:

John de Tracy - d. before 1287 - married Margery - who is named in a deed granting the wardship of their children to Master Thomas de Sodinton, who was to pay her dower.

Their sons:

i. John de Tracy - named in the above deed - enrolled in King's Bench 1287
ii. William de Tracy - granted in ward, indicating that his father had died shortly before that date. He was present at a tournament held at Barnstaple by Edward II and was made high sheriff in 1319. Married Joan, kinswoman of Edmund de Rivers.
Children:
 
i. Sir John de Tracy - Lord of Doynton - Sheriff of Gloucester 1363, '65, '69, '70 and '78.
ii. William de Tracy - Rector of Toddington 1351.

His son:

Sir William Tracy - Lord of Toddington - Sheriff of Gloucester 1394 and 1417. Married Alice de la Spine who later married Edmund Giffard.

Their sons:

i. William Tracy - (The Younger) - Sherriff of Gloucester 1420 and 1443. Married Margaret.
ii. John Tracy - married Agnes and had 3 sons and 2 daughters. William, John, Roger, Florence and Joyce.
iii. Thomas Tracy
iv. Robert Tracy

Their son:

Henry (Harry) Tracy - married Alice Baldington, daughter and co-heir of Thomas Baldington of Adderbury, Oxon.

Their son:

Sir William Tracy - of Toddington - Sheriff of Gloucester 1512 - was knighted by King Henry VIII in 1513. He was one of the first to embrace the reformed religion of England. His last will was dated 22 Henry VIII (1530). This will was condemned and his body was exhumed and burned at the stake by order of Parker, Chancellor of Worcester, according to the law of the church. Parker was afterwards fined 400 pounds and removed from the chancellorship. Sir William married Margaret Throckmorton, daughter of Sir Thomas Throckmorton and Margaret Ordney.
 
Their children:
 
i. William Tracy of Toddington - married Alice Digby
ii. Richard of Stanway - married and had 2 sons: Sir Paul Tracy of Stanway (Bt. 1611- line said to be extinct 1678) and Samuel Tracy of Clifford Priory. Great grandson of the latter, Paul Tracy (living/unmarried in 1683).
iii. Robert - became a monk.
Their son:
 
John Tracy of Toddington - married Elizabeth, daughter of John, Lord Chandos of Sudeley.
Their son:
 
John Tracy of Toddington - married Anne Throckmorton.
Their son:
 
Sir John (b. c1570) Tracy, 1st Bt. and Viscount Tracy of Rathcoole - knighted at the siege of Rouen 1591 - married c1590 Anne, 5th daughter of Sir Thomas Shirley and his wife, Anne (daughter of Sir Thomas Kempe).
Their son:
 
Sir Robert (b. c1592/buried 1662) Tracy, 2nd Bt. and Viscount Tracy of Rathcoole - knighted 1616 - married 1. (bf1617) Bridget Lyttelton , 3rd daughter of Sir Thomas Bromley, Lord Chancellor. Married 2. Dorothy Cocks.
His children:
 
i. (Mother: Bridget Lyttelton) - Sir John (b1617/d1686/7) Tracy, 3rd Bt. and Viscount Tracy of Rathcoole - married c1665 Elizabeth Leigh (d1688) daughter and co-heir of Thomas Leigh, 1st. Bt. Leigh, and Mary, daughter and co-heir of Sir Thomas Egerton.
ii. Horace Tracy
iii. (Mother: Dorothy Cocks) Robert Tracy - justice of the Court of Common Pleas.
Their son:
 
Sir William (b1657/d1712) Tracy, 4th Bt. and Viscount Tracy of Rathcoole - married 1.1679 Frances Devereux (d1687/8) daughter of Leicester Devereux, 6th Viscount Hereford and his first wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir William Withypoole. Married 2.1688 Jane Leigh (d1707/8) 3rd daughter of his uncle, Sir Thomas Leigh and his second wife, Jane, daughter of Patrick FitzMaurice, 18th Baron of Kerry and Lixnaw.
 
His children:
 
i. (Mother: Frances Devereux) - Elizabeth Tracy - married 1. Robert Burdett (child(ren) of the marriage) - married 2 (1716) Robert Holden (child(ren) of the marriage).
ii. (Mother: Jane Leigh) Sir Thomas (b1690/d1756) Tracy, 5th Bt. and Viscount Tracy of Rathcoole - married 1. 1712 Elizabeth Keyt, sister of Sir William Keyt, 3rd.Bt. and eldest daughter of William Keyt and his wife Agnes, eldest daughter of Sir John Clopton. He married 2 - Frances Pakington, daughter of Sir John Pakington, 4th. Bt., of Aylesbury and his first wife, Frances, daughter of Sir Henry Parker, 2nd. Bt. of Honington.

His children:

i. (Mother: Elizabeth Keyt) - William Tracy (1715) d1752.
ii. Sir Thomas Charles (b1719/d1756) Tracy, 6th Bt. and Viscount Tracy of Rathcoole - married 1755 Harriet Bathurst, daughter of Peter Bathurst and his second wife Selina, daughter of Robert Shirley, 1st Earl Ferrers. (No children).
iii. Jane Tracy - married 1743 Capel Hanbury M.P.
iv. (Mother: Frances Pakington) - Sir John (b1722/d1793) Tracy, 7th Bt. and Viscount Tracy of Rathcoole - unmarried.
v. Robert Pakington Tracy b1725 d1748 in Bombay.
vi. Sir Henry Leigh (b1732/3 d1797) Tracy, 8th Bt. and Viscount Tracy of Rathcoole married 1767 Susannah Weaver

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Henrietta Susanna Tracy (d1839) of Rathcoole (Great Great Great Great Great Grandmother) - married 1798 Charles Hanbury, 1st Baron Sudeley, of Toddington. (qv)

Lineage Note - with gratitude to Ted Steele of St. Louis, Mo., U.S.A. for this information.

"Two Tracy genealogy books - "Tracy Genealogy: Ancestors and Descendants of Thomas Tracy of Lenox, Mass." by Mattie Liston-Griswold, and "Ancestors and Descendants of Lieut. Thomas Tracy of Norwich, Conn." by Evert E. Tracy state the ancestry as follows:

This starts with Paul Tracy , the immigrant from England to America."

FIRST GENERATION

1. Thomas TRACY: born in 1610 in Stanway, Gloucester Co., ENG; died on
7 Nov 1685 in Norwich, New London Co., CT


SECOND GENERATION

2. Sir Paul TRACY: born in Stanway, Gloucester Co., ENG; married about
1585 in Gloucester Co., ENG; died in 1626 in Stanway, Gloucester Co.,
ENG

3. Anne SHARKERLEY: born in Ayno-on-the-Hill, Northampton Co., ENG;
died in 1615 in Stanway, Gloucester Co., ENG


THIRD GENERATION

4. Richard TRACY: born in Toddington, Gloucester Co., ENG; married in
ENG; died in 1569 in Stanway, Gloucester Co., ENG

5. Barbary LUCY: born in Charlecote, Warwick Co., ENG; died in Stanway,
Gloucester Co., ENG

6. Ralph SHARKERLEY: married in ENG; died in Ayno-on-the-Hill,
Northampton Co., ENG

7. Alice RADCLIFF


FOURTH GENERATION

8. Sir William TRACY: born in Toddington, Gloucester Co., ENG; married
in Gloucester Co., ENG; died about 1531 in Toddington, Gloucester Co.,
ENG

9. Margaret THROCKMORTON: born in Cross Court, Gloucester Co., ENG;
died in Toddington, Gloucester Co., ENG

10. Sir Thomas LUCY: died in Charlecote, Warwick Co., ENG

14. Hugh RADCLIFF


FIFTH GENERATION

16. Henry TRACY: born in Toddington, Gloucester Co., ENG; married in
ENG; died about 1506 in Toddington, Gloucester Co., ENG

17. Alice BALDINGTON: born in Alderly, Oxford Co., ENG; died in
Toddington, Gloucester Co., ENG

18. Sir Thomas THROCKMORTON: died in Cross Court, Gloucester Co., ENG


SIXTH GENERATION

32. Sir William TRACY: born in Toddington, Gloucester Co., ENG; married
in ENG; died in 1460 in Toddington, Gloucester Co., ENG

33. Margery PAUNCEFORT

34. Thomas BALDINGTON: died in Alderly, Oxford Co., ENG


SEVENTH GENERATION

64. William TRACY: born in Toddington, Gloucester Co., ENG; married in
ENG; died in Toddington, Gloucester Co., ENG

65. Alice DE LA SPINE

66. Sir John PAUNCEFORT


EIGHTH GENERATION

128. Sir Henry DE TRACY: died in 1296 in Toddington, Gloucester Co.,
ENG

130. Sir Guy DE LA SPINE


NINTH GENERATION

256. Sir Henry DE TRACY: born in Toddington, Gloucester Co., ENG; died
in 1246 in Toddington, Gloucester Co., ENG


TENTH GENERATION

512. Sir William DE TRACI: born in Toddington, Gloucester Co., ENG;
married in ENG; died in 1224 in Morthoe, Devon Co., ENG

513. Hawise DE BORN


ELEVENTH GENERATION

1024. John DE SUDELEY: born in Toddington, Gloucester Co., ENG; married
about 1130 in Toddington, Gloucester Co., ENG; died in Toddington,
Gloucester Co., ENG

1025. Grace DE TRACI: born about 1110 in Devon Co., ENG


TWELFTH GENERATION

2048. Harold DE MANTES: married in ENG

2049. Mathilda LUPUS

2050. Henri DE TRACI: died about 1146 in Devon Co., ENG


THIRTEENTH GENERATION

4096. Ralph DE MANTES: married in ENG; died on 21 Dec 1057 in
Toddington, Gloucester Co., ENG

4097. Gethe (Mrs. Ralph de Mantes)

4098. Hugh LUPUS

4100. The Sire DE TRACI: born in Normandy, FRA; died after 1073 in ENG.

And this, from the Site Guest Book - 4th January 2003 -

"Wow! You have helped me to fill in the blanks of my Tracy tree from 1171-1626. I have some new information for you too! We didn't die off in 1678 as you had posted. The last of my Tracy line ended when my Gr-Grandmother Eliza Tracy died in 1940. And on a side note, I have a cousin Tracy named after her. (I was also to be named Tracy, but my cousin was born first so my parents conceded.) Anyway, thanks for helping me fill the gaps. Your information is very helpful and fun." - Andrea MacMullin.

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