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Thomas Lacy II (abt. 1684 - abt. 1727)

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Thomas Lacy II aka Lacey
Born about in New Kent County, Virginia Colonymap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about in New Kent County, Virginiamap
Died about in Manakin, Hanover County, Virginiamap
Lacy-247 created 29 May 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 26 Oct 2016
16:31: Cynthia (Billups) B edited the Biography for Thomas Lacy II. (post merge clean-up, template, Positions and Property section, citations) [Thank Cynthia for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Thomas Lacy

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] This statement is now dis-proven. Thomas Lacy who married Phoebe Rice was the immigrant.[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]

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.[5]

Hanover was formed from New Kent County in 1720-21, and St. Paul's Parish was then in Hanover County.[6] Not to be confused with the St. Paul's Parish of Stafford and King George Counties.

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
  5. (1940) Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County ... Richmond: Division of purchase and printing, accessed 26 Oct 2016 (Page 214).
  6. 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).

See also:

  • 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, 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)

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On 26 Oct 2016 at 02:43 GMT Jessica Martin wrote:

Lacy-247 and Lacy-1058 appear to represent the same person because: Despite different birth years, all other information matches.

On 20 Dec 2014 at 21:31 GMT Cynthia (Billups) B wrote:

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.

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