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." This statement is now dis-proven. Thomas Lacy who married Phoebe Rice was the immigrant. 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. 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. "Old William Rice" was a grandson of the immigrant, Thomas Rice.
There certainly may have been other children, especially daughters, of whom we have no current knowledge.
Positions and Property
Thomas was a member of St. Paul's Parish in Hanover County. On September 24, 1708/9, the Vestry divided the parish into 39 precincts for the purpose of processioning the lands, and #18 consisted of the the lands of Haughton House, Thomas Lacy, Jeremiah Dumas etc.
Hanover was formed from New Kent County in 1720-21, and St. Paul's Parish was then in Hanover County. Not to be confused with the St. Paul's Parish of Stafford and King George Counties.
↑ Spradlin, Freddie, "Parishes of Virginia," VAGenWeb, accessed 26 Oct 2016; Hening's Statutes at Large; Emily J. Salmon and Edward D.C. Campbell Jr., The Hornbook of Virginia History (Richmond: Library of Virginia, 1994).
Lacey, Hubert W., edited by Howell Edison Lacy, (1983) The Thomas Lacy III Family of Hanover and Buckingham Counties, Virginia: With Forebears, Descendants and Some Allied Families Baltimore : Gateway Press, HathiTrust.org Search only.
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 descendants, well documented, for the Thomas Lacy family)
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Thomas by comparing test results with other
carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Thomas:
I wonder if you might consider removing the roman numerals from the various Thomas Laceys? They could cause confusion and duplicates, because other researchers assign different numbers to the same persons. The WikiTree convention is to use roman numerals only if the profiled used them in their own lifetime.