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Grace de Tracy

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Birthplace: Barnstaple, Devon, England
Death: Died in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England
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Daughter of William de Tracy, Baron of Bradninch and ? de Tracy
Wife of John . de Sudeley, Lord of Sudeley and Toddington
Mother of Sir William de Tracy , Knight of Gloucestershire and Sir Ralph de Sudeley, Knt.

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Grace de Tracy

Possibly daughter of William de Tracy (illgt. son of Geiva de Tracy and Henry I King of England)

Medlands: http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLAND,%20Kings%201066-1603.htm#GraceMJohnSudeley

WILLIAM de Tracy

(-after Dec 1135).  Guillaume de Jumièges names "Guillaume de Tracy" as illegitimate son of King Henry I "encore jeune et sans établissement"[246].  The Chronique de Normandie, based on le Roman de Rou, records that "Guillaume de Tracy", seventh illegitimate son of King Henry I, died soon after his father[247].  [m ---.  The name of William's wife is not known.  William & his wife had one possible child]:  

a) [GRACE de Tracy . The primary source which confirms the name and parentage of the wife of John de Sudeley has not been identified. Indeed, it is not even certain that his two sons were born from the same marriage: their adoption of the different names Sudeley/Tracy may indicate different mothers. Secondary sources commonly show John´s wife as Grace de Tracy, daughter of William de Tracy, an illegitimate son of Henry I King of England. This appears to be the assumption of many writers, for example the Complete Peerage[248]. Frank Barlow comments that "William [de Tracy], the second son of John de Sudeley…chose to take his name from the family of his mother, Grace daughter and heir of William (I) de Tracy, lord of Bradninch in Devon and illegitimate son of King Henry I"[249]. However, I have not yet found any writer who provides a precise primary source citation which can be followed up to confirm this marriage. Her existence has been doubted by Professor Nicholas Vincent, who states that he could "find no reliable evidence to suggest that the royal bastard fathered a daughter named" Grace and suggests that Grace "seems to have been invented, perhaps in comparatively recent times, to explain certain irregularities in the Sudeley descent, and to justify the claims of the Hanbury-Tracy family of Toddington in Gloucestershire to be descended both from the blood royal of Henry I and from William de Tracy, the murderer of Thomas Becket"[250]. Until more information comes to light, it appears safer to note John de Sudeley´s wife as unknown. m (before 1129) JOHN de Sudeley, of Sudeley Castle and Toddington co Gloucester, son of HAROLD de Ewias, Lord of Ewias, co Hereford & his wife --- (-before 1166).]

Sir John de Sudeley was Lord of Sudeley and Toddingham

. The older son, he inherrited the estate of his father in county Gloucester, England. He reputedly married Grace de Traci, heiress of Barnstaple, County of Devon. They had two sons: Ralph, the heir of the father; William inherited his mother's estate and assumed her family name, de Traci. -------------------- Notes, George S Brewer Daughter and hieress of Henry de Tracy, Lord of Barnstable in Devonshire

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Grace de Tracy's Timeline

1105
1105
Barnstaple, Devon, England
1130
1130
Age 25
Cheltenham, UK
1133
1133
Age 28
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
1133
Age 28
Sudeley Castle, Toddington, Gloucestershire, England
1140
1140
Age 35
Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England