Tracy of Norfolk, England, and Plymouth, Massachusetts
Stephen Tracy [a] b 1559, Norwich, Norfolk, England, d bef 22 Dec 1630, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. He md Agnes Erdley 23 Feb 1585/86, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. She was b 22 Feb 1568/69, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, d 15 Jun 1640, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.
Child of Stephen Tracy and Agnes Erdley was:

Stephen Tracy [b] b 25 Dec 1596, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, d aft 20 Mar 1654/55, prob England. He md Tryphosa Lee 2 Jan 1620/21 Leiden, Holland, daughter of Joo Lee. She was b abt 1597, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, d bef 1633, Plymouth, MA.
Children of Stephen Tracy and Tryphosa Lee were:

  • Sarah Tracy b 1622.
  • Jane Tracy b 1623, Leiden, Holland, d bef 1627, prob Plymouth, MA.
  • Rebecca Tracy b abt 1625, Duxbury, Plymouth, MA, d 1688, Eastham, Barnstable, MA; md William Merrick.
  • Ruth Tracy b abt 1628, Plymouth, MA.
  • Mary Tracy b abt 1630, Plymouth, MA.
  • John Tracy b abt 1632, Plymouth, MA, d 1718, Windham, CT; md Mary Prence.
Sarah Tracy b 1622, Leiden, Holland, d 16 Nov 1708, Duxbury, Plymouth, MA. She md George Partridge 16 Nov 1638, Duxbury, Plymouth, MA.

a. He was a freeman of Yarmouth, England in 1606, and resided at Great Yarmouth, in Norfolk, England. A mariner by occupation, his will was dated 25 Oct 1630 and proved 25 Oct 1630/31. By wife Agnes Erdley, he had eight children; William, Thomas, Christopher, Agnes, Stephen, Margaret, and John.

b. Mentioned in Leiden records as a silk maker, or "saye worker", he and wife Tryphosa, and daughter Sarah, arrived in Plymouth in 1623 on the Anne. He was among those on the list of Freemen of Plymouth Plantation in 1633. In March of 1652, Stephen Tracy, Francis Cooke and others acquired a large tract of land to the West, later called Dartmouth. For reasons unknown, he returned to England before 1654, where he settled at Great Yarmouth, and in 1655, he gave power of attorney to "his loving friend" John Winslow to divide his property among his children who remained in New England.
GL: Pilgrim Genealogies and Histories, 1600s-1800s, Mayflower Planters, Cape Cod Series Vol I, New Plymouth Plantation, p 93, and Merchant Adventurers of England, p 64; English Ancestry & Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers, p 123; The Truth About the Pilgrims, Social Status, p 71; Passengers of the Anne, p 164.

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