Stephen Tracy, III (c.1596 - 1654) MP

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Birthplace: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, (Present UK)
Occupation: weaver
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About Stephen Tracy, III

To Plymouth on the "Ann" 1623 -------------------- See "The Great Migration Begins." Came to Plymouth in 1623 on the Anne. Removed to Duxbury. Baptized at Great Yarmouth 28 Dec 1596. Torrey says married 2 Jan 1620/21. Will dated 20 Mar 1654/55. went back to England. -------------------- See other entry for more information. -------------------- Probably the "Stephen Trace" baptized 28 December 1596 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, son of Stephen and Agnes/Anne (Erdley) Tracy [The American Genealogist, v. 51:73; Sherman Weld Tracy, comp., The Tracy Genealogy, Being Some of the Descendants of Stephen Tracy of Plymouth Colony, 1623 (Rutland 1936), pp.19-20]. ORIGIN: Leiden, Holland MIGRATION: 1623 in Anne FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth REMOVES: Duxbury RETURN TRIPS: Returned to England permanently, perhaps as early as 1643, and certainly by 1654 OCCUPATION: Sayworker (in Leiden).

In "1633" Plymouth list of freemen, before those admitted on 1 January 1632/3 [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, Nathaniel B. Shurtleff and David Pulsifer, eds., (Boston 1855-1861), v.1:3]; in list of freemen of 7 March 1636/7 [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v.1:52]. In Duxbury section of 1639 Plymouth Colony list of freemen (with his name lined through) [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v.8:174].

Duxbury representative on committee to lay out highways, 1 October 1634 [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v.1:31]; Plymouth colony committee to assess taxes, 3 March 1634/5, 1 March 1635/6 [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v.1:33, 38]; coroner's jury, 2 March 1635/6 [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v.v.1:39]; Duxbury representative to committee on the "nearer uniting of Plymouth & those on Duxburrough side," 14 March 1635/6 [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v.v.1:41]; grand jury, 7 March 1636/7, 2 June 1640, 7 June 1642 [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v.1:54, 155, 2:41]; committee to apportion hay grounds, 20 March 1636/7 [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v.1:55]; Duxbury constable, 5 March 1638/9, 4 June 1639 [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v.1:116, 125]. Arbiter, 7 September 1642 [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v. 2:44].

William Palmer the elder of Duxbury, nayler, left a legacy to Stephen Tracy in his will of 4 December 1637 [Dawes-Gates 2:801]. How he might have been associated or related to Tracy is unknown.

Robert S. Wakefield discusses some important records relating to the Tracy family at Leiden, and to the date of arrival of Stephen's wife Tryphosa, and eldest daughter Sarah, and concludes that they came in 1625 on the Jacob [The American Genealogist, v. 51: pp. 71-73, 242]. On 7 July 1638 the Plymouth court noted that Tracy "had hired John Price for four months; his time was to begin the first week in June" [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v. 1:92]. Stephen Tracy is not included in the 1643 list of men able to bear arms, and is not seen in any later Plymouth Colony record, so he may have returned to England late in 1642 or early in 1643.

In 1623 Plymouth land division, granted three acres as passenger on Anne [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v.12:6]; in 1627 Plymouth cattle division, "Stephen Tracie, Triphosa Tracie, Sarah Tracie, Rebecka Tracie" were the fifth through eighth names in the tenth company [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v.12:12]. Assessed 18s. in Plymouth tax lists of 25 March 1633 and 27 March 1634 [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v.1:10, 27]. He appears on the list of purchasers [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v.2:177].

Permitted to mow "within his own ground," 1 July 1633 [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v.1:14]; assigned mowing ground, 14 March 1635/6, 20 March 1636/7 [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v.1:40, 56]; granted eighty acres with some meadow additional, at the North River [Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England, v.1:165]. On 20 March 1654/5, while in London, Stephen Tracy "at present of Great Yarmouth in old England" made his will, in the form of a power of attorney to John Winslow, disposing to son John "what land and houses I have there in Duxburrow" (along with some cattle), to "my daughter Ruth Tracy one cow and one two year old mare," and "what cattle I have more (Marye's two cows being cast in amongst them) to be equally divided among my five children living in New England," noting that some of his children are married with children, and others are unmarried [Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Deeds v. 2:179, transcribed in full in Mayflower Descendant, Volume 1 through present (1899-1937, 1985+, v. 10:143-44].

After 20 March 1654/5, the date of his will.

In 1936 Sherman Weld Tracy published a genealogy of some of the descendants of Stephen Tracy [The Tracy Genealogy (Rutland, Vermont, 1936)]. Mary Walton Ferris treated Stephen Tracy in 1931 [Mary Walton Ferris, Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines, 2 vols. (n.p., 1943, 1931) , v. 2:799-802], and Donald Lines Jacobus twice prepared accounts of this immigrant [Waterman Gen 1:688-90; Ackley-Bosworth 37-38]. -------------------- Married- Leyden, HOLLAND -------------------- All from: http://capecodgenes.com/web%20cards/ps08/ps08_292.html

The Stephen Tracy Family Followed the Mayflower to Plymouth Colony 1623

Stephen Tracy came to the Plymouth Colony in 1623 on the Anne. He was a member of the Leiden Separatist congregation and eventually returned to England. His child, Sarah, stayed in America, however, and married George Partridge in 1638. At least some of his other children stayed in America, as well. She was born in 1621 in Leyden (Leiden?), Holland, so she was about four when she came over and 17 when she married George Partridge.

Stephen Tracy: Origin Leiden, Holland Migration: 1623 in Anne First Residence: Plymouth Removes: Duxbury Return Trips: Returned to England permanently, perhaps as early as 1643, certainly by 1654 Occupation: Saywork (in Leiden) Freeman: in 1633 list of Freeman, before those admitted on 1 Jan 1632/3 [PCR 1:3] Birth: Probably the "Stephen Trace" baptized 28 Decmeber 1596 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk; son of Stephen and Agnes/Anne (Erdley) Tracy [TAG 51:73; Tracy Gen 19-20] Death: After 20 March 1654/5 the date of his will Marriage: Leiden Holland, 3 Jan 1621 [NS] Tryphosa Lee [Dawes-Gates 799]; she was born about 1597 (aged 27 on 1 May 1624 [TAG 51:242]) and presumably predeceased her husband. Children: [see below]

Associations: William Palmer the elder of Duxbury, nayler, left a legacy to Stephen Tracy in his will of 4 Dec 1637 [Dawes-Gates 2:801]. How he might have been associated or related to Tracy is unknown.

Comments: Robert S. Wakefield discusses some important records relating to the Tracy family at Leiden and to the date of arrival of Stephen's wife Tryphosa and eldest daughter Sarah and concludes that he came in 1625 on the "Jacob" [TAG 51:71-73, 242].

On 7 July 1638 the Plymouth Court noted that Tracy "had hired John Price for four months time was to begin the first week in June" [PCR 1:92].

Stephen Tracy is not included in the 1643 list of men able to bear arms and is not seen in any later Plymouth Colony record, so he may have returned to England late in 1642 or early in 1643. 11 Saints and Strangers 245 from The Anne’s passenger list Tracy, Stephen "of Yarmouth, Norfolk" Tracy, Mrs. Tryphosa (Not in "Hotten's Lists") Tracy, ---- (Not in "Hotten's Lists") alt. md

TRACY Genealogy, being some descendants of Stephen Tracy pf Plymouth Colony, 1623; also ancestral sketches and chart, by Sherman W. Tracy. 242p. 1936. $37.00 Higginson Book Company - Surnames Beginning with T Higginson Book Company, Surnames beginning with Found at: http://www.higginsonbooks.com/t.htm 246 (246) 1118. STEPHEN1 TRACY, who was born (???), at (???), England, and died about 1655, at Great Yarmouth, England. On January 2, 1621, at Leyden, Holland, he married 1119-Tryphosa1 (???), daughter of (???), who was born (???), at (???), and died before 1655, at (???). 1118-Stephen1 Tracy came in the ship Ann, from Leyden, Holland, in summer of 1623, which was the second ship, direct from England, to reach Plymouth, Mass., after the Landing of the Mayflower, December 21, 1620. With his wife 1119-Tryphosa1 (???) and daughter 559-Sarah2 Tracy and her sister Rebecca Tracy, he was allotted the tenth in The Division of Cattle at Plymouth, Mass., in 1627, together with Francis Eaton, Thomas Prence, Robert Bartlett, Sarah Morton and Ralph and Joyce Wallen. In 1623 a Division of Land was made by The Pilgrims at Plymouth in which Stephen Tracy received three acres on the South side. He was prominent in the Militia of Plymouth, Mass., and in 1652, was one of the first purchasers of Dartmouth, Mass. About 1652, he returned to England where he made his will in 1655 at London, as of Great Yarmouth, England.

REFERENCES:--Pope's Pioneers of Mass., p. 460. Savage's Geneal. Dict., Vol. 4, p. 320. Mayflower Descendant, Vol. 1, p. 153--Vol. 4, p. 186. Partridge Genealogy, pp. 4, 5. Misc. Notes 152 The Stephen Tracy Family Followed the Mayflower to Plymouth Colony 1623

Stephen Tracy came to the Plymouth Colony in 1623 on the Anne. He was a member of the Leiden Separatist congregation and eventually returned to England. His child, Sarah, stayed in America, however, and married George Partridge in 1638. At least some of his other children stayed in America, as well. She was born in 1621 in Leyden (Leiden?), Holland, so she was about four when she came over and 17 when she married George Partridge.

Bio:

Stephen and Tryphosa (Lee) Tracy Early Plymouth Colony Settlers Circa 1623

Stephen Tracy arrived in the Plymouth Colony just three years after the Mayflower, in 1623, aboard the "Anne". He is likely the Stephen Trace baptized 28 December 1596 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, son of Stephen and Agnes/Anne (Erdley) Tracy.

He was one of the Separtists who had migrated to Holland. It was there that he married his wife, Tryphosa Lee, on January 3, 1621. They had their first child, Sarah, who was to become the next in my direct line, in Leiden, Holland in January, 1623. Tryphosa and Sarah followed in 1625 on the "Jacob."

He settled in Duxbury, a settlement near Plymouth. Later, Ralph Partridge and George Partridge were to become his neighbors.

He is included in the records of the Plymouth colony as: Freeman: In "1633" Plymouth list of freemen, before those admitted on 1 January 1632/33; in list of freemen of 7 March 1636/7. In Duxbury section of 1639 Plymouth Colony list of freemen (with his name lined through).

Offices: Duxbury representative on committee to lay out highways, 1 Oct 1634; Plymouth colony committee to assess taxes, 3 March 1634/5, 1 March 1635/6; coroner's jury, 2 March 1635/6; Duxbury representative to committee on the "nearer uniting of Plymouth & those on Duxburrough side," 14 March 1635/6; grand jury, 7 March 1636/7, 2 June 1640; committee to apportion hay grounds, 20 March 1636/7; Duxbury constable, 5 March 1638/9, 4 June 1639. Arbiter, 7 September 1642.

In respect to his name in connection with property records: In 1623 Plymouth land division, granted three acres as passenger on Anne; in 1627 Plymouth cattle division, "Stephen Tracie, Triphosa Tracie, Sarah Tracie, Rebecka Tracie" were the fifth through eighth names in the tenth company. Assessed 18 s in Plymouth tax lists o f25 march 1633 and 27 march 1634. He appears to on the list of purchasers. Permitted to mow "within his own ground", 1 July 1633; assigned mowing ground, 14 March 1635/6, 20 March 1636/7, granted eighty acres with some meadow additional, at the North River.

Stephen Tracy returned to England, as early as 1643, but at least by 1654. Stephen Tracy is not included in the 1643 list of men able to bear arms, and is not seen in any later Plymouth Colony record.

On 20 March 1654/5, while in London, Stephen Tracy "at present of Great Yarmouth in old England" made his will, in the form of a power of attorney to John Winslow, disposing to son John "what land and houses I have there in Duxburrow" (along with some cattle), to "my daughter Ruth Tracy one cow an done two year old mare," and "what cattle I have more (Marye's two cows being cast in amongst them) to be equally divided among my five children living in New England," noting that some of his children are married with children, and others are unmarried.

He died after 20 March 1654/5, the date of his will. We don't know for sure if his wife, Tryphosa, died in America or England, but speculate she died before Stephen, as she was not mentioned in his will.

His children, according to the Great Migration Begins were:

1. Sarah, b Leiden about January, 1623; m Plymouth, November 1638, George Partridge 2. Rebecca, b Plymouth say 1625; m 1645 William Merrick 3. Ruth, b say 1628; living unmarried 1655 4. Mary, b say 1630, living perhaps unmarried 1655 5. John, b say 1632, married about 1661 Mary Prence, daughter of Thomas Prence The Immigrant:

Biography of immigrant Stephen and Tryphosa (Lee) Tracy.

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Stephen Tracy, III's Timeline

1596
December 28, 1596
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, (Present UK)
December 28, 1596
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, (Present UK)
December 28, 1596
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
December 28, 1596
Great Yarmouth,Norfolk,England
December 28, 1596
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
December 28, 1596
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England
December 28, 1596
Great Yarmouth,,,England
1620
January 2, 1620
Age 23
Leiden, Rhynland (present Zuid-Holland), Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden (present The Netherlands)
1621
1621
Age 24
Leyden, South Holland, Netherlands
1623
January 1623
Age 26
Yarmouth, Norfolk, England