Teague Tracey of Mount Calvert Manor in Calvert, then Prince Georges counties, Herring Creek Hundred of Anne Arundel county and lastly Baltimore county.
TRACEY'S LANDING is a locality in southern Anne Arundel county along with TRACEY'S CREEK a tributary of Herring Creek. These are located in the area inhabited by Richard James, and apparently where Teague and Mary (nee James) lived for a few years before moving to Baltimore County. Was the Creek and town named for Teague Tracey? One story I have been told, is that they were named for a man named Tracey who invented an improved tobacco prise. A tobacco prise was a press used to put tobacco into hogsheads. We know that Teague Tracey was a cooper by trade, and hence if the above story is true then the creek and locality were named after Teague Tracey.
Most of the Tracy/Tracey families that are found in the northwestern corner of Baltimore county (including today's Carroll county, appear to be descendants of Teague Tracy and Mary James. There are inadequate records to "prove" the lineages of most members of this family, so there are many cases where the proponderance of the evidence needs to be considered. It is possible that most of the Tracey/Tracy family in the area may be descendants from Teague's son Tego. The early history of the family (before 1700) is also confusing. I believe that there is adequate evidence to assert that Teague had a close relative named Thomas Tracy. I suspect that Thomas was Teague's brother. Also looking at the records from early Prince George's county in the area of Mount Calvert Manor (this part of Prince Georges county came from Calvert county), we find that there are four men named Tracy/Tracey assoicated with the area. Teague, who owned the tract of land called "Cucholds Point", Thomas, Charles Tracey who was an innkeeper who died without issue or widow, and Hugh Tracy
Today the name is generally spelled TRACEY, though some branches of the family, such as those in Ohio use Tracy. The name also appears spelled as TREACY, and TRASY in the records. Note that Teague is an Irish name for Timothy.
Their eldest son, James is shown by deeds to have moved to North Carolinia and there is speculation he is the progenitor of a line of Tracey/Tracys hailing from North Caroline, but this just speculation. There are a large number of Traceys/Tracys born in the mid 1700s and later that lived in the area of the Upper Gunpowder River in northwest Baltimore County that are all believed to be descendants of Teague Tracey. Dr Arthur Tracey in the 1930s proposed that most of the men born in the mid 1700s that are not of the line of Tego (Teague Jr) were born of a son of Teague and Mary he thought was named Basil Tracey. It is thought that this younger son (or perhaps sons) were born after Teague and Mary moved from Herring Creek Hundred in Anne Arundel Co., MD to Baltimore Co. It seems that they did have a daughter, Mary, born after they left Anne Arundel Co., unfortunately the parish records for St Paul's Parish of Baltimore Co are non-existent prior to 1717, so there is no way to prove if they had children after moving to Baltimore County. (The births of their known children were recorded in the St James Parish register in Anne Arundel Co., MD).
Descendants of Teague Tracey and Mary James: 7 Generations (created: 23 Apr 2005; last accessed: 22 Jul 2016)
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On 10 Jul 2016 at 01:01 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote: