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 Tassy Family Name and variations

 

 

This surname and variants does not appear to have survived in Ireland. Some commentators have confused it with Tracey, even from earliest times. Early references leading to the development of the surname may have been Bressal mac Ailella Tassaich, of the Tassaich of the Liatháin, Cork, (see the Ui Fidegeinti) and Bishop Tassach, Armagh, one of the followers of Saint Patrick (see the Bairrche, second page, Fiacc’s Hymn).

 

In the ancient Irish poem by St. Fiech, which Colgan has published as the first life of St. Patrick, mention is made of St. Tassach, from whom the saint received the holy viaticum on his death bed. Tassach was of Rathcolptha, now Raholp, near Down, and is said in some of the lives to have been a bishop when he administered the communion to the dying Patricko: he was skilled in the art of a goldsmithp ; and in the ancient notes to Fiech's Hymn it is particularly stated, that the Baculus Jesu was by him first adorned with a precious covering: " Thassachus fuit faber asrarius S. Patricii. Fuit primus qui baculum Jesu pretioso tegumento obcelavit. Ecclesia ipsius est Rath-Colptha juxta Dunum ad Orientemq."

o Vit. 3*. c. 89. Vit. 5*. seu Probi, lib. ii. c.35 Tripart. lib. ii. c. 71. He is also a bishop in the Martyrology of Aengus ad 14 April.

p. Vit. Tripart. part iii. c. 100. In part ii. c.39. Assicus, first bishop of Elphin, is called “faber aeris S. Patricii”. One can hardly help suspecting that Assicus and Thassachus were one and the same; especially as the former is not mentioned in the ancient Martyrology of Aengus.

q Colgan, Tr. Th. p. 6.

John Clarke Crosthwaite (1844) The book of obits and martyrology of the Cathedral church of the Holy Trinity, commonly called Christ Church Dublin. The Irish Archaelogical Society, Dublin.

 

Genealogies

 

úi Thassaig : BB, 177d. Lec, 217 verso. LL, 321f. M, 27 recto. MacFir, 631. Rawl B 502, 151b.

Séamas Pender. A Guide to Irish Genealogical Collections. Analecta Hibernica, No. 7, A Guide to Irish Genealogical Collections (Aug., 1934), pp. 1- 167

 

The manuscript Rawlinson B 502 is stored in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, England. The full electronic version is available at http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=bodleian&manuscript=msrawlb502

 

Folios 82r give the genealogies of the Tassaig. It starts at the very bottom of the right column, marked by the lettering in the red box.

 

Folio 82r http://image.ox.ac.uk/images/bodleian/msrawlb502/82r.jpg

 

 

Placenames

 

Tassagh Keady Armagh

Tassagh (Belleek), Fermanagh

Date of Eviction: 1902. Landlord: Marquis of Ely, Tenant: J. Treacy. Townland: Tassagh (Belleek). Remarks: Outside Act. FIN/23/4/D/281

 

Placenames containing ‘tass’.

 

Placename

Civil Parish

County

Tassagh

Keady

Armagh

Ballintantassig

Glanworth

Cork

Kiltass

Cooliney

Cork

Knockatassonig

Kilmoe

Cork

Islandtasserty

Ballyaghran

Derry

Ratass

Ratass

Kerry

Aghintass

Annaduff

Leitrim

Tassan

Clontibret

Monaghan

Carrowntassona

Ballylaneen

Waterford

 

 

1783-1802 Freeholders

John Tasy, house & land, Augharooskymore, Drumully, Coole, Fermanagh. 40s. 3rd May 1802

Henry Teasay, house & land, Loughgallygreen, Drummully, Clonkelly, Fermanagh. 40s. 19th August 1796

William Teasay, house & land, Loughgallygreen, Drummully, Clonkelly, Fermanagh. 40s. 19th August 1796

 

1868 Catalogue of Graduates who have proceeded to Degrees in the University of Dublin

William Tassie, B.A. Vern 1821

 

1846 Slater's national commercial directory of Ireland

David W. Tassie, Civil Engineer, 21 Lwd. Sherrard st, Dublin

John Tecey, Keady, Armagh

 

1850- 1860 Griffiths Valuation of Ireland

Derrynoose, County Armagh

Andrew Tecey, Drumgreenagh Derrynoose Armagh

George Tecey, Drumgreenagh Derrynoose Armagh

James Tecey, Drumgreenagh Derrynoose Armagh

William Tecey, Drumgreenagh Derrynoose Armagh

Tynan, County Armagh

George Teacy, Cavanagarvan Tynan Armagh

John Teacy, Cavanagarvan Tynan Armagh

Killygarvan, County Donegal

Robert Tassie, Rathmullan and Ballyboe Rathmullan Killygarvan Donegal

Aghaloo, County Tyrone

Robert Tassey, Kilgowney Aghaloo Tyrone

Robert Tassie, Town of Caledon Aghaloo Tyrone

William Tassie, Town of Caledon Aghaloo Tyrone

William Teasy, Caledon Aghaloo Tyrone

William Teasy, Tullynashane Aghaloo Tyrone

Arboe, County Tyrone

Henry Tassy, Cluntoe Arboe Tyrone

Sarah Tassy, Kinrush Arboe Tyrone

Blessington, County Wicklow

George Tassie, Blessington Main St. Blessington Wicklow

George Tassie, Haylands Blessington Wicklow

 

Land Owners in Ireland, 1876 - Armagh

Tassy James 213 Armagh

Tassy John 213 Armagh

Tassy Nathaniel 213 Armagh

Teasey George 213 Armagh

Tecey George 213 Armagh

Tecey John 213 Armagh

Tecey Nathaniel 213 Armagh

Tecey William 213 Armagh

1876 (412) Owners of land (Ireland). Return to an order of the honourable the House of Commons, dated 20 July 1876

Armagh

Nathaniel Tassy, 10a, £9

James Teacy, 6a, £6

 

1901 Census

 

John Tacy, 46, M, 26 Castle Street, Lisburn, Antrim, Flax Dresser, Ephiscipalen Church of Ireland, Head of Family, Married, Co Antrim

Sarah Tacy, 49, F, Castle Street, Lisburn, Antrim, , Ephiscipalen, Wife, Married, Co Antrim

Lizzie Tacy, 20, F, Castle Street, Lisburn, Antrim, Yarn Spinner, Ephiscipalen, Daughter, Married, Co Antrim

William Tacy, 17, M, Castle Street, Lisburn, Antrim, Mill Worker, Ephiscipalen, Son, Not Married, Co Antrim

Ellen Tacy, 14, F, Castle Street, Lisburn, Antrim, Doffer, Ephiscipalen, Daughter, Not Married, Co Antrim

Sarah Tacy, 11, F, Castle Street, Lisburn, Antrim, Scholar, Ephiscipalen, Daughter, Not Married, Co Antrim

 

Nathanial Teacy, 60, M, 5 Drumgreenah, Crossmore, Armagh, Farmer, Presbyterian, Head of Family, Widow, County Armagh

Andrew Teacy, 14, M, Drumgreenah, Crossmore, Armagh, Schooll, Presbyterian, Son, Not Married, Co Armagh

Marshall Teacy, 13, M, Drumgreenah, Crossmore, Armagh, School, Presbyterian, Son, Not Married, Co Armagh

Walter Teacy, 12, M, Drumgreenah, Crossmore, Armagh, School, Presbyterian, Son, Not Married, Co Armagh

 

John Teacy, 37, M, 8 Drumgreenah, Crossmore, Armagh, Farmer, Presbyterian, Head of Family, Not Married, Co Armagh

James Teacy, 35, M, Drumgreenah, Crossmore, Armagh, Farmers Brother, Presbyterian, Brother, Not Married, Co Armagh

Catherine Teacy, 25, F, Drumgreenah, Crossmore, Armagh, Housekeeper, Presbyterian, Sister, Not Married, Co Armagh

 

Mary Tacy, 28, F, 22.1 Dunfanaghy Town, Main St., Dunfanaghy, Donegal, Shop Keeper, Roman Catholic, Head of Family, Widow, Co Donegal

 

Mary Tacy, 80, F, 22.2 Dunfanaghy Town, Main St., Dunfanaghy, Donegal, Home Keeping, Roman Catholic, Head of Family, Widow, Co Donegal

 

Charles Tassy, 24, M, 33 High Street, Holywood Urban, Down, Flesher, Uniterian, Head of Family, Not Married, Co Down

 

Isabella Teacy, 51, F, 3 Gortgarvan, Magheraveely, Fermanagh, House Keeper, I C, Head of Family, Widow, Fermanagh

Thomas Teacy, 30, M, Gortgarvan, Magheraveely, Fermanagh, Agricultral Labourer, I C, Son, Not Married, Fermanagh

 

Patrick Tassy, 65, M, 21 Drumenny Conyngham, Munterevlin, Tyrone, Farmer, R Catholic Religion, Head of Family, Widow, Co Tyrone

Patrick Tassy, 28, M, Drumenny Conyngham, Munterevlin, Tyrone, Farmers Son, R Catholic Religion, Son, Not Married, Co Tyrone

 

Mary Tassy, 70, F, 4.1 Drumenny Conyngham, Munterevlin, Tyrone, Housekeeper, Roman Catholic, Head of Family, Widow, Co Tyrone

Jane Tassy, 30, F, Drumenny Conyngham, Munterevlin, Tyrone, General Housekeeper, Roman Catholic, Daughter, Not Married, Co Tyrone

 

John Tassey, 57, M, 18 Farsnagh, Munterevlin, Tyrone, Spirit Grocer, Roman Catholic, Head of Family, Not Married, Co Tyrone

 

Mary A Tassey, 50, F, 33 Kinrush, Munterevlin, Tyrone, Grocer, Catholic Church, Head of Family, Not Married, Co Tyrone

Lizzie Corr, 13, Female, Niece, Catholic Church, Co Tyrone

 

John W Teasey, 48, M, 6 Main St., Caledon, Tyrone, Farmer, Presbyterian, Son, Not Married, Co Tyrone

Kare [Kate?] Teasey, 72, F, Main St., Caledon, Tyrone, Presbyterian, Mother, Widow, Co Armagh

 

Matilda Teasey, 55, F, 28 Main St., Caledon, Tyrone, Boarding House, Methodist, Head of Family, Widow, Co Armagh

Sarah J Teasey, 31, F, Main St., Caledon, Tyrone, Methodist, Daughter, Not Married, Co Armagh

 

Margaret Teasey, 60, F, 3 Castlelane, Caledon, Tyrone, Domestice, Presbyterian, Wife, Widow, Co Tyrone

Jane Teasey, 28, F, Castlelane, Caledon, Tyrone, Laundress, Presbyterian, Daughter, Not Married, Co Tyrone

Robert Teasey, 26, M, Castlelane, Caledon, Tyrone, General Labourer, Presbyterian, Son, Not Married, Co Tyrone

 

John Teasey, 30, M, 10 Tullugreen, Carrigtwohill, Cork, Coachman, Presbyterian, Servant, Single, Co Tyrone

 

Hana Tacey [Lacey?], 23, F, 19 Castlewellan Oldtown, Upper Iveagh (Lower Half), Down, Milliner, Roman Catholic, Milliner, Not Married, Wexford

 

 

 

1911 Census

 

Marshall, Trecy [Teacy] Agincourt Avenue, Cromac, Antrim, 20, M, Armagh, Student, Presbyterian [with Aunt Mary Isalbel M’Lean]

 

William Tacey, 65, M, Leeson, Falls (Belfast), Antrim, Presbyterian, Brother in Law, Married, 4, 1, 1, Co Tyrone

Margaret Tacey [nee Brown], 58, F, Leeson, Falls (Belfast), Antrim, Presbyterian, Sister, Married, 4, 1, 1, Co Tyrone

John Tacey, 21, M, Leeson, Falls (Belfast), Antrim, Flesher, Presbyterian, Step Brother, Single, City Belfast

 

John Tacy, 55, M, Castle Street, Lisburn, Antrim, Flax Dresser, Church of Ireland, Head of Family, Married, 33, 5, 5, Co Antrim

Sarah Tacy, 58, F, Castle Street, Lisburn, Antrim, Church of Ireland, Wife, Married, 33, 5, 5, Co Down

Ellen Tacy, 23, F, Castle Street, Lisburn, Antrim, Mill Worker Spinner Linen Thread, Church of Ireland, Daughter, Single, Co Antrim

Sarah Tacy, 20, F, Castle Street, Lisburn, Antrim, Mill Worker Spinner Linen Thread, Church of Ireland, Daughter, Single, Co Antrim

 

Saraha E Tacy, 38, F, Seymour, Lisburn, Antrim, Mill Worker, Church of Ireland, Wife, Married, Co Down

William Tacy, 28, M, Seymour, Lisburn, Antrim, Labourer, Church of Ireland, Head of Family, Married, 2, 2, Co Antrim

 

William Teasey, 42, M, Marlborough Gardens, Windsor Ward, Antrim, Coachman, Presbyterian, Head of Family, Married, 8, Co Tyrone

Margaret Amelia Teasey, 7, F, Marlborough Gardens, Windsor Ward, Antrim, Scholar, Presbyterian, Daughter, Belfast

Elizabeth Teasey, 34, F, Marlborough Gardens, Windsor Ward, Antrim, Presbyterian, Wife, Married, 9, 2, 2, Co Down

William Robert Teasey, 4, M, Marlborough Gardens, Windsor Ward, Antrim, Scholar, Presbyterian, Son, Belfast

 

 

Henry Tassey, 7, M, Cornakinnegar, Cornakinnegar, Armagh, Pupil, Roman Catholic, Single, Co Tyrone

Mary Tassy, 6, F, Cornakinnegar, Cornakinnegar, Armagh, Pupil, Roman Catholic, Co Tyrone

 

Mary Tassy, Cornakinnegar Girls Industrial School, Cornakinnegar, Armagh, 6, F, Co Tyrone, Pupil, Roman Catholic

 

John Teacy, 42, M, Drumgreenagh, Crossmore, Armagh, Farmer, Presbyterian, Head of Family, Single, Co Armagh,

James Teacy, 40, M, Drumgreenagh, Crossmore, Armagh, Farmer, Presbyterian, Brother, Single, Co Armagh,

Kate Teacy, 26, F, Drumgreenagh, Crossmore, Armagh, Presbyterian, Sister, Single, Co Armagh,

 

 

Robert J J Teasey, 38, M, Bonds Hill, Londonderry No. 5 Urban, Londonderry, Methodists Minister, Methodist, Visitor, Married, 8, 3, 2, Co Tyrone

 

William Henry Teacy, 31, M, Bonds Place, Londonderry No. 5 Urban, Londonderry, Washman in Laundry, Church of Ireland, Head of Family, Married, Co Fermanagh,

Maria Teacy, 30, F, Bonds Place, Londonderry No. 5 Urban, Londonderry, Church of Ireland, Wife, Married, , 10, 5, Londonderry City, 4

Alice Teacy, 9, F, Bonds Place, Londonderry No. 5 Urban, Londonderry, Scholar, Church of Ireland, Daughter, Single, Londonderry City,

William James Teacy, 7, M, Bonds Place, Londonderry No. 5 Urban, Londonderry, Scholar, Church of Ireland, Son, Single, Londonderry City,

Thomas Teacy, 3, M, Bonds Place, Londonderry No. 5 Urban, Londonderry, Church of Ireland, Son, Londonderry City,

Isabella Teacy, 5, F, Bonds Place, Londonderry No. 5 Urban, Londonderry, Scholar, Church of Ireland, Daughter, Single, Londonderry City,

 

Annie Tassey, 42, F, Ballybriest, Lissan Upper, Londonderry, General Servant Domestic, Roman Catholic, Servant, Widow, 9, 2, 2, Co Tyrone

 

 

Sarah Teasey, 42, F, Bundoran, part of Drumacrin, Finner, Magheracar, Bundoran, Donegal, Lady Companion, Presbyterian, Boarder, Single, Tyrone

 

 

Kate Teasey, 80, F, Seacliffe Road, Bangor, Down, Presbyterian, Head of Family, Widow, 57, 8, 3, Tyrone

John Teasey, 56, M, Seacliffe Road, Bangor, Down, Cattle Dealer, Presbyterian, Son, Single, Tyrone

Sara Teasey, 45, F, Seacliffe Road, Bangor, Down, Presbyterian, Daughter, Single, Tyrone

 

 

Ellen Tacy [Lacy?], 54, F, Drumcooly, Edenderry Rural, King's Co., Roman Catholic, Visitor, Single, Kings Co

 

 

Margaret Teasey, 70, F, Caledon Town, Caledon, Tyrone, Presbyterian, Head of Family, Widow, 5, 4, Co Tyrone Caledon

Jenny Teasey, 33, F, Caledon Town, Caledon, Tyrone, Presbyterian, Daughter, Single, Co Tyrone

John Teasey, 31, M, Caledon Town, Caledon, Tyrone, Coachman Domestic Servant, Presbyterian, Son, Single, Co Tyrone

Robert Teasey, 30, M, Caledon Town, Caledon, Tyrone, Farm Labourer, Presbyterian, Son, Single, Co Tyrone

 

Matilda Teasey, 68, F, Main Street, Caledon, Tyrone, Boarding House Keeper, Methodist, Head of Family, Widow, 4, 4, Co Tyrone

 

Kate Tassey, 8, F, Annaghmore, Munterevlin, Tyrone, Servant Domestic, Roman Catholic, Servant, Single, Co Tyrone

 

Patrick Tassey, 35, M, Drumenny (Conyngham), Munterevlin, Tyrone, Farmer, Roman Catholic, Head of Family, Married, 6, Co Tyrone

Annie Tassey, 25, F, Drumenny (Conyngham), Munterevlin, Tyrone, R C, Wife, Married, 6, 3, 3, Co Tyrone

Leenah Tassey, 5, F, Drumenny (Conyngham), Munterevlin, Tyrone, R C, Daughter, Single, Co Tyrone

Patrick Tassey, 2, M, Drumenny (Conyngham), Munterevlin, Tyrone, R C, Son, Single, Co Tyrone

Mary Lizzie Tassey, 0, F, Drumenny (Conyngham), Munterevlin, Tyrone, R C, Daughter, Single, Co Tyrone

 

John Tassey, 68, M, Farsnagh, Munterevlin, Tyrone, Spirit Grocer, R Catholic, Head of Family, Single, Co Tyrone

 

R J J Teasey, Church Street (West Side), Omagh Urban, Tyrone, Head of Family, [name on form]

Ellen E ? Teasey, 41, F, Church Street (West Side), Omagh Urban, Tyrone, Methodist, Wife, Married, 8, 3, 2, Co Cork

William B Teasey, 2, M, Church Street (West Side), Omagh Urban, Tyrone, Methodist, Son, Single, Co Armagh

Dorothy ? Teasey, 1, F, Church Street (West Side), Omagh Urban, Tyrone, Methodist, Daughter, Single, Co Armagh

 

 

 

Last update: 30 May 2018