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Tracy, Viscount (I, 1643 - 1797)

 

Creation: let.pat. 12 Jan 1642/3

 

Extinct: 29 Apr 1797

 

Family name: Tracy

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Arms:

Or an Escallop in the chief point Sable between two Bendlets Gules

Crest:

On a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine an Escallop Sable between two Wings Or

Supporters:

On either side a Falcon proper beaked and belled Or

Motto:

 Memoria Pii Aeterna (The pious are held in everlasting memory)

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John [Tracy], 1st Viscount Tracy

son and heir of Sir John Tracy, of Toddington, co. Gloucester, by his wife Anne Throckmorton, dau. of Sir Thomas Throckmorton, of Tortworth, co. Gloucester

born

 

mar.

c. 1590 Anne Shirley (b. 23 Dec 1573 ; d. bef. her husband), 5th dau. of Sir Thomas Shirley, of Wiston, co. Sussex, by his wife Anne Kempe, 2nd dau. of Sir Thomas Kempe, of Wye, co. Kent

children

1. Hon Sir Robert Tracy, later 2nd Viscount Tracy

died

betw. 7 May 1647 and 14 Feb 1647/8

created

12 Jan 1642/3 Baron and Viscount Tracy, of Rathcoole in the County of Dublin

suc. by

son

note

took part in the expedition to Normandy 1591;  knighted by the Earl of Essex at the Siege of Rouen 1591;  Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire 1597-98;  Sheriff of Gloucestershire 1609 ; a Commissioner to enquire into the wool trade 1622;  his estate was sequestered by Parliament 1644 and he was fined £4,000 in 1646

 

Robert [Tracy], 2nd Viscount Tracy

born

c. 1593

mar. (1)

bef. 1617 Bridget Lyttelton. 3rd dau. of John Lyttelton, of Frankley Court, co. Worcester, by his wife Meril Bromley, dau. of Sir Thomas Bromley, Lord Chancellor

children by first wife

1. Hon John Tracy, later 3rd Viscount Tracy

2. Hon Robert Tracy (dsp.)

3. Hon Thomas Tracy (dsp.)

4. Hon William Tracy (dsp.)

1. Hon Anne Tracy, mar. William Somerville, of Edston, co. Warwick, and had issue

2. Hon Meriel Tracy, mar. Sir William Poole, of Saperton, co. Oxford

3. Hon Frances Tracy, mar. Dr ..... Hinckley

4. Hon Mary Tracy (d. unm.)

mar. (2)

Dorothy Cocks (d. 1685), dau. of Thomas Cocks, of Castleditch, co. Hereford, by his wife Anne Elton, dau. of Ambrose Elton, of Ledbury

children by second wife

5. Hon Robert Tracy, of Coscomb, a Judge of the Court of the King's Bench, Commissioner of the Great Seal (b. 1655; d. 11 Sep 1755), mar. Anne Dowdeswell, dau. of William Dowdeswell, of Pull Court, co. Worcester, and had issue:

1a. Richard Tracy, of Coscomb (d. 1734), mar. Margaret Salusbury, dau. of Owen Salusbury, dau. of Owen Salusbury, of Rug, co. Merioneth, and had issue:

1b. Robert Tracy. of Coscomb (dsp. 1756)

2a. Robert Tracy, of the Middle Temple, London, barrister (d. 1732)

3a. William Tracy (bapt. 22 Feb 1692/3)

1a. Dorothy Tracy, mar. John Pratt

2a. Anne Tracy, mar. (1) Charles Dowdeswell, of Forthampton Court, co. Gloucester, and (2) Charles Wild

6. Hon Benjamin Tracy

5. Hon Dorothy Tracy, mar. William Higford, of Dixton, co. Gloucester

bur.

11 May 1662 at Toddington, co. Gloucester

suc. by

son by first wife

note

admitted to Middle Temple 1610;  knighted 1616;  Member of Parliament for Gloucestershire 1620-22, 1626 and 1640;  in the Civil War he was a Commissioner for King Charles I and fought against the Parliamentary forces at Cirencester 1642/3 and the Siege of Gloucester 1643;  surrendered 1644/5 and compounded for his delinquency 1646/7;  took the oath of fidelity to the Government 1649/50 and discharged under the Act of Pardon 1652

 

John [Tracy], 3rd Viscount Tracy

born

1617

mar.

c. 1655 Hon Elizabeth Leigh (d. 20 Sep 1688; bur. at Toddington, co. Gloucester), 3rd but 1st surv. dau. of Thomas [Leigh], 1st Baron Leigh, by his wife Mary Egerton, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Egerton (by his wife Elizabeth Venables, dau. of Thomas Venables, of Kinderton, co. Chester), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Thomas [Egerton], 1st Viscount Brackley

children

1. Hon William Tracy, later 4th Viscount Tracy

2. Hon Charles Tracy (d. 3 May 1676)

3. Hon Ferdinando Tracy, inherited the Stanway estate and other properties 1677 from his distant relative Sir John Tracy, 5th Bt. of Stanway, co. Gloucester (b. 1659; d. 1682), mar. 1680 as her first husband Katherine Keck (mar. (2) 1686 Edward Chute, of The Vyne), 1st dau. of Sir Anthony Keck MP, of Mickleton, co. Gloucester, and Great Tew, co. Oxford, a Commissioner of the Great Seal, by his wife Mary Thorne, dau. and hrss. of Francis Thorne, and had issue:

1a. Ferdinando Tracy (dvp. 1682)

2a. John Tracy, of Stanway, co. Gloucester (d. 1735), mar. Anne Atkins, only dau. of Sir Robert Atkins, of Saperton, co. Oxford, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and had issue:

1b. Robert Tracy MP (b. 1706; dsp. 1767), mar. Anna Maria Hudson

2b. John Atkins Tracy later Tracy-Keck, Cursitor Baron of the Exchequer, inherited the estate of Great Tew, co. Oxford, from his great-uncle Francis Keck (dsp. 1773), mar. 1735 Katherine Lindsay (d. 1788)

3b. Anthony Tracy later Tracy-Keck, of Great Tew, co. Oxford (b. c. 1725; d. 30 May 1769), mar. 3 Aug 1736 Lady Susan Hamilton (d. 3 Jun 1755), 4th dau. of James [Hamilton], 4th Duke of Hamilton, by his second wife Hon Elizabeth Gerard, only dau. and hrss. of Digby [Gerard], 5th Baron Gerard, and had issue:

1c. Hon Henrietta Charlotte Keck, Maid of Honour to Queen Charlotte (dsp. 23 Jun 1817), mar. 2 Jun 1774 Edward [Devereux], 12th Viscount Hereford

2c. Susan Tracy-Keck (d. 25 Feb 1835), mar. 18 Jul 1771 Francis Charteris of Amisfield, self styled Lord Elcho, Member of Parliament for Haddington Burghs 1780-87 (b. 31 Jan 1748/9; dvp. 20 Jan 1808), 1st son and heir of Hon Francis Wemyss later Charteris of Amisfield, self styled 7th Earl of Wemyss (by his wife Lady Catherine Gordon, 6th dau. of Alexander [Gordon], 2nd Duke of Gordon), 2nd son of James [Wemyss], 5th Earl of Wemyss, and had issue

4b. Thomas Tracy MP, of Sandywell

1b. Anne Tracy, mar. John Travell

2b. Frances Tracy, mar. Col Gustavus Guy Dickens

1a. ..... Tracy

1. Hon ..... Tracy, mar. Sir John Every

died

8 Mar 1686/7 (bur. at Toddington, co. Gloucester)

suc. by

son

note

 

William [Tracy], 4th Viscount Tracy

born

c. 1657

mar. (1)

after 12 Jul 1679 Hon Frances Devereux (b. c. 1659; dspm. 20 Mar 1687/8; bur. at Toddington, co. Gloucester), only child of Leicester [Devereux], 6th Viscount Hereford, by his first wife Elizabeth Withipole, dau. and hrss. of Sir William Withipole, of Christ Church, Ipswich, co. Suffolk

only child by first wife

1. Hon Elizabeth Tracy (b. 19 Mar 1679/80; d. 27 May 1747), mar. (1) 11 Nov 1704 Robert Burdett, of Bramcote, co. Warwick (dvp. 2 Jan 1715/6), 1st son and heir of Sir Robert Burdett, 3rd Bt., of Foremark, co. Derby, by his second wife Magdalen Aston, dau. of Sir Thomas Aston, 1st Bt., and (2) 1716 Ralph Holden, of Aston, co. Derby (d. 17 Jun 1746), and had issue by both husbands

mar. (2)

after 30 Aug 1688 his cousin Jane Leigh (b. c. 1665; d. 25 Jan 1707/8; bur. at Toddington, co. Gloucester), 3rd dau. of Hon Sir Thomas Leigh, of Hamstall Ridware, co. Stafford (by his second wife Hon Jane FitzMaurice, dau. of Patrick [FitzMaurice], 18th Baron of Kerry and Lixnaw), 1st son and heir ap. of Thomas [Leigh], 1st Baron Leigh, by his wife Mary Egerton, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Egerton (by his wife Elizabeth Venables, dau. of Thomas Venables, of Kinderton, co. Chester), 1st son and heir ap. by his first wife of Thomas [Egerton], 1st Viscount Brackley

children by second wife

1. Hon Thomas Charles Tracy, later 5th Viscount Tracy

2. Hon Anne Tracy, mar. Sir William Keyt, Bt.

died

18 Apr 1712 (bur. at Toddington, co. Gloucester)

suc. by

son by second wife

note

 

 

Thomas Charles [Tracy], 5th Viscount Tracy

born

27 Jul 1690

mar. (1)

27 Dec 1712 Elizabeth Keyt (b. 11 Sep 1689; bur. at Toddington, co. Gloucester), sister of Sir William Keyt, 3rd Bt., and 1st dau. of William Keyt, of Ebrington, co. Gloucester, by his wife Agnes Clopton, 1st dau. of Sir John Clopton, of Clopton, co. Warwick

children by first wife

1. Hon William Tracy (b. 25 Aug 1715; bur. v.p. 15 Apr 1752 at Toddington, co. Gloucester)

2. Hon Thomas Charles Tracy, later 6th Viscount Tracy

1. Hon Jane Tracy (d. 7 Mar 1787), mar. 7 Oct 1743 Capel Hanbury MP, of Pont-y-pool Park, co. Monmouth (b. 1707; d. 7 Oct 1765), 2nd but 1st surviving son and heir of Maj John Hanbury MP, of Pont-y-Pool Park, co. Monmouth, by his second wife Bridget Ayscough, only dau. and eventual heir of Sir Edward Ayscough, of Stallingborough and South Kelsey, co. Lincoln, and had issue

mar. (2)

Frances Pakington (d. 23 Apr 1751 ; bur. at Toddington, co. Gloucester), 1st dau. of Sir John Pakington, 4th Bt., of Aylesbury, co. Buckingham, by his first wife Frances Parker, dau. of Sir Henry Parker, 2nd Bt., of Honington

children by second wife

3. Rev Hon John Tracy, later 7th Viscount Tracy

4. Hon Robert Pakington Tracy (dvp. 1748)

5. Hon Henry Tracy, later 8th Viscount Tracy

2. Hon Frances Tracy, Woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Charlotte (dsp.)

3. Hon Anne Tracy, mar. john smith, of Combhay, co. Somerset

4. Dorothy Tracy (d. young)

5. Elizabeth Tracy (d. young)

died

4 Jun 1756 (bur. at Toddington, co. Gloucester)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

 

Thomas Charles [Tracy], 6th Viscount Tracy

born

15 Jun 1719

mar.

10 Feb 1755 Harriet Bathurst (bur. 8 Aug 1795 at St James's Church, Bath), dau. of Peter Bathurst, of Clarendon Park, co. Wiltshire, by his second wife Lady Selina Shirley, 1st dau. by his second wife of Robert [Shirley], 1st Earl Ferrers

died

s.p. 10 Aug 1792 (bur. at Toddington, co. Gloucester)

suc. by

half-brother

note

 

Rev John [Tracy], 7th Viscount Tracy

born

18 Aug 1722

died

2 Feb 1793 (bur. at Toddington, co. Gloucester)

suc. by

brother

note

Proctor of the University of Oxford 1755;  Warden of All Souls College, Oxford 1755-93;  Rector of Didbrooke

 

Henry Leigh [Tracy], 8th Viscount Tracy

born

25 Jan 1732/3

mar.

12 Dec 1767 Susannah Weaver (bur. 25 Nov 1783 at Toddington, co. Gloucester), dau. of Anthony Weaver, of Morvill, co. Shropshire

only child

1. Hon Henrietta Susannah Tracy (b. 30 Nov 1776; d. 5 Jun 1839), mar. 29 Dec 1798 her first cousin once removed Charles [Hanbury later Hanbury-Tracy], 1st Baron Sudeley, and had issue

died

s.p.m. 29 Apr 1797 (bur. at Toddington, co. Gloucester)

note

Lieut, 7th Regiment of Foot (Royal Fusiliers) 1757;  Capt, 98th Regiment of Foot 1760-63

 

On the death of the 8th Viscount Tracy the Viscountcy of Tracy became extinct.

 

 First written 7 Oct 2008

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