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Thomas Lacy II

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Thomas Lacy II
Born about in New Kent County, Virginia Colonymap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died about in Manakin, Hanover County, Virginiamap
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Thomas Lacy II

Confusion About Which Thomas Lacy Was the Immigrant

Published accounts, including the Compendium of American Genealogy by Virkus, have confused Thomas Lacy, father and son, "Thomas Lacy, from Eng. to Va., 1702, m Ann Burnley."[1] Thomas Lacy I was the immigrant, and he married Phoebe Rice.[2] Subject of this profile, Thomas Lacy II, the son, was born in Virginia and married Ann Burnley. This is proved by a document written c. 1850 by Rev. William Sterling Lacy which recorded the words of "old William Rice" in about 1828 or 1829.[2] Rice definitely stated that Thomas Lacy was engaged to Miss Rice, daughter of Thomas Rice, in Wales, and then preceded (by a few years) the Rice family to Virginia, where the couple married.[2] "Old William Rice" was a grandson of the immigrant, Thomas Rice.[2]


Thomas was born c. 1684 at New Kent County, Virginia.[2] He was a son of Thomas Lacy and "Miss" Rice (possible given name Phoebe).[2] [3]


According to the record in a Bible which belonged to Rev. William Sterling Lacy, Thomas married in 1704/6 at new Kent County, Virginia to Ann Burnley (spelled "Ann").[2]

Authenticated records for these children of Thomas and Anne Burnley:[4][2]

  1. Thomas (III)
  2. William
  3. Stephen

Circumstantial evidence for these children:[4]

  1. Elkanah
  2. Nathaniel
  3. Elliott
  4. Phoebe (tentatively)

There certainly may have been other children, especially daughters, of whom we have no current knowledge.[4]

Death and Legacy

Thomas died c. 1727 at Manakin, Hanover County, Virginia.[citation needed]


  1. Virkus, Frederick A., editor and Albert Nelson Marquis, The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy; First Families of America; a Genealogical Encyclopedia of the United States, (Vol 1, page 673) Chicago: A.N. Marquis & company, 1925-, Web accessed September 7, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Lacey, Elton, "SECOND GENERATION: Thomas II LACY", March 5, 2000, Web accessed September 7, 2014
  3. Crawford, M. Angela, "Portrait of a Pioneer Family: The Lacys of Union County", SouthArk South Arkansas Community College, Web accessed September 7, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Lacey, Elton, Thomas Lacy I of New Kent and Hanover Counties, Virginia, Web accessed September 7, 2014

See also:

  • Hazel Potter Lawler, The Stephen Lacy Family of Goochland County, Virginia with forebears, descendants and allied families, Fredricksburg, Virginia, 22401, (c) Hazel Potter Lawler, 1981. (This book contains all the decendants, well documented, for the Thomas Lacy family)

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