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A list of men, retired to pension (as opposed to dead or dishonourably discharged), who elected to remain at the Cape, from 1818 to 1826, whose names are listed in WO 23/147 at The National Archives, Kew.

Patrick Tracey, 25 Dragoons, 40 years, St. Mary, Wexford, 17/3/1819

This is a selection of information on the page. Also included may be: date of admission, physical description, length and type of service, rate of pension, (rarely) date of death and, sometimes, further notes. These are only men who stayed in SA, others remained in, for instance, Sierra Leone, Canada, India and Corfu. Nothing was very standard at this time: English County names generally end in `s.` ie   ..shire, except for Oxon (Oxfordshire) and Salop (Shropshire). You may have to try some odd spellings: look at where Lewis Oliver was born.

 

British Army Pensioners in South Africa 19th Century

Name

Pension Awarded

Unit/Regiment

Residence

Source

Volume

Page

Index No.

Died

Death Place

Patrick Tracey

17 Mar 1819

25th Dragoons

Cape

WO120

35

37

151

Peter Tracy

6 Jun 1848

91st Foot

Auckland, Cape

WO120

70

113

6220

1851

British War Office - Chelsea Hospital 1787-1854

Peter Tracey born Ballyboy, Offaly. Served in 75th Foot Regiment; 91st Foot Regiment Discharged aged 39, 1827-1848

Peter Tracey, b. 1808 Frankford, Kings (Offaly)

 

Kaffir Wars 1834 - 1853

John Tracey, Gunner or Driver 3rd Company 7th Bn. R.A. Kaffir Wars 1834 - 1853 Served at Boemplaats

M Tracey, Assistant Storekeeper The Commissariat Kaffir Wars 1834 - 1853 

George C. Tracy, Private Cape Mounted Rifles Kaffir Wars 1834 - 1853 

Peter Treacy, Private 2nd Foot (The Queen's Royal) 3rd Kaffir War 1850 - 1853 

 

'A visit to Cape Town in 1838' by Henry Tracey, edited by Anna M. Cunningham, was published in Johannesburg, 1980. Henry Tracey Assistant Surgeon on H.M.S. 'Melville'.

A119 TRACEY, Henry -1840 (Assistant Surgeon on H.M.S. 'Melville').

Diary, 1838 Mar-Dec. 43p. Hg.

Describes a stay in Cape Town when the 'Melville' went to St. Helena and Tracey remained behind to look after the Admiral's family, the dockyard officers and men left behind from the 'Melville'. He comments on the social customs of Cape Town and the Malay Khalifah ceremony. Included are sketches of Farmer Peck's Inn, Muizenberg, called 'The Gentle Shepherd', Newlands House, Wynberg Church, Cape Flats and a water-colour of Simon's Town Martello Tower and Battery.

 

1840 (323) Children's Friend Society - Cape of Good Hope

Cape Town? Klip Valley, Koeburg

Eliza Isaacs...am now bound to Mr. Mark Tracey; I take care of the children...

 

SURNAME LIST - ESME BULL: AIDED IMMIGRATION FROM BRITAIN TO SOUTH AFRICA 1857-1867

SORT #, SURNAME, PAGE #

2284, TREACY, 576

2615,   TRACY, 651, Annexure 1 - List of Irish Immigrants on the Barossa, 1823

            Denis Tracy, 17, Shoemakers boy

2796,   TRERY, 662, Children's Friend Society. List of Names

Trery, William John (GH 23/15)

2280, TRACE, 576,

2281, TRACEY, 576

2282, TRACY, 576

3642, TRACEY, 704, British Settlers 1848-1851

4528,   TRACEY, 758, Emigrants to New Zealand and Australia

`           Frances Tracey (29), Farm servant, Sir George Grey

 

British Civil Service Evidence Of Age

Ernest Musson Tracey, born 1872 Clarendon, Cape Of Good Hope Cape Province South Africa

 

1881 Photograph

Captain T Tilney, Civil Commissioner and Resident  Magistrate, Swellendam and his staff. From left to right: L  Tilney, Attorney, RE Ferris, Clerk and Mr. Wilson, Law  Agent. Middle row from left to right: Dr. J Shand, District  Surgeon, Captain T Tilney, Civil Commissioner and Resident  Magistrate, G Blackhall, Assistant Resident Magistrate and  Dr. Gray, Secretary, Divisional Council. Back row from left  to right: Chief Constable H Herbst, Constable Thom,  Constable Tracey [see Andrew Tracey below], Constable Smith and Gaoler B Harris.

National Archives of South Africa (NASA)

 

April 5 1886 - Arrival
Tartar Southampton Travers. From England and Cape Ports
Passengers...
Mrs Tracy and 2 children...

 

16 August 1893 Thames Star, New Zealand

The Rand Mines. Result of Diamond Drill Boring-0011 Struck at depth of 2400 feet.

...Messrs Tracey and Beatty started boring operations in October last. The diamond drill used was a Bullock's "Dauntless," giving a one and seven-sixteenth inch core. The machine itself is small, and was not guaranteed beyond a depth of 1600 ft...In the course of an interview with Mr Beatty on June 13, we learn (says the Standard and Diggers' News) that he, Mr Tracey, and Mr English hold 230 claims, not 156 as originally stated, and that these 230 claims have been amalgamated with other 177 belonging to the Salmon Prospecting Syndicate, and lying between the Simmer and Jack and the claims . of Messrs' Beatty, Tracey, and English who thus own a handsome block of 407 claims. This united block has been sent Home for flotation, and the capital will be £100,000; the nominal capital, will be in proportion...

 

1899-1902 Boer War

A

Tracey

Stoker

QSA (0). Ref: 285.195.
Source: QSA medal rolls

HMS Magicienne

A

Tracey

4678

Private

QSA (1). Deserted 17 Dec 02. Retired 18 Dec 12.
Source: QSA medal rolls

18th (Victoria Mary, Prince of Wales's Own) Hussar

A

Tracey

2nd Battalion
Source: Medal rolls

Cheshire Regiment

A

Treacey

1st Battalion
Source: Medal rolls

Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadia

A

Treacy

1st Battalion
Source: Medal rolls

Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadia

A H C

Hanbury-Tracy

Major

Entered 1892; Brevet Major, March 1900. Staff service: Employed in Brit. E Africa Protectorate, 1897; Special Service, South Africa, 1899; DAAG, South Africa, 1899. War service: Uganda, 1897-98 (Despatches; 3rd class brilliant star of Zanzibar; medal with clasp; Brevet of Major); Boer War, 1899-1900.

Royal Horse Guards

Arthur Herbert

Tracey

385

Trooper

Source: Nominal roll in WO127

Western Light Horse

Charles Joseph

Tracey

37

Private

Source: OZ-Boer database

Victoria, 1st Victorian Contingent

Cornelius Denis

Tracey

527

Corporal

Source: OZ-Boer database. Sergeant 19.5.00. Sergeant C. Tracey, Vic Imperial Bushmen, the troopship Orient arrived at Albany on Saturday, 30th December 1900, having left Capetown on 13th December.

Victoria, 3rd Bushman's Contingent

E

Tracey

Received the Mediterranean Medal
5th Battalion
Source: Medal roll WO100 368

Royal Munster Fusiliers

E

Treacey

1st Battalion
Source: Medal rolls

Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadia

E

Treacy

1st Battalion
Source: Medal rolls

Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadia

Eric Thomas

Hanbury-Tracy

Captain

Born 4 Jul 71, only son of Hon Frederick Hanbury-Tracy, son of 2nd Baron Sudeley. Mother Helena Caroline, daughter of Sir Thomas Winnington 4th Baronet. Educated Eton 1885-88. Commissioned 2nd Lieut 25 May 92 in the Coldstream Guards. Retired 10 Jun 11 to reserve of Officers. Recalled to colours 7 Aug 1914 as Captain, Coldstream Guards. Served as Regimental Adjutant throughout the war. He did not serve abroad. OBE LG 3 Jun 19. OBE (1st, Mil), QSA (3) CC OFS Belf (Capt E T H Hanbury-Tracy Coldstm Gds), KSA (2) (Cpt E T H Hanbury-Tracy Cld Gds). JM-Medals Feb 07 £650.

Coldstream Guards

F

Tracey

Bearer

Served 09 Dec 99 to 22 Dec 1899 .
Source: Nominal roll in WO127

Natal Volunteer Ambulance Corps

F

Tracey

2nd Battalion
Source: Medal rolls

Cheshire Regiment

F

Tracey

5th Battalion
Source: Medal rolls

Royal Munster Fusiliers

G [George]

Tracey

Source: WO100/146

No 4 Mountain Battery, RGA

George

Tracey

280

Trooper

Source: Nominal roll in WO127

Protectorate Regiment

George Samuel

De Tracy

1584

Corporal

Source: OZ-Boer database

Victoria, 5th Mounted Rifles Contingent

H C

Tracey

Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls

South African Constabulary

Harry Wingfield

Tracey

22465

Trooper

Source: QSA Medal Rolls

69th Company, 7th Btn, IY

Herbert W

Tracey

9712

Private

Source: QSA Medal Rolls

45th Company, 13th Btn, IY

Hon Algernon H C

Hanbury-Tracy

Captain & Brevet Major

QSA (3). Staff. Address on Roll as 'Brooks Club, St. James' Street'.
Source: QSA medal rolls

Royal Horse Guards

J

Tracey

1155

Private

Source: DCM recipients

Northumberland Fusiliers

J

Tracey

128

Private

QSA (5). From 7th Hussars No. 3622.
Source: QSA medal rolls

14th (The King's) Hussars

J

Tracey

3403

Private

QSA (3). With Remount Depot.
Source: QSA medal rolls

6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons

J

Tracey

178

Driver

QSA (2)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Elandslaagte

21st Battery, RFA

J

Tracey

426

Private

6th Battalion
Source: QSA roll

Lancashire Fusiliers

J

Tracey

Source: QSA and KSA rolls

DEOVR

J

Tracey

Received the Mediterranean Medal
5th Battalion
Source: Medal roll WO100 368

Royal Munster Fusiliers

J

Tracey

Received the Mediterranean Medal
5th Battalion
Source: Medal roll WO100 368

Royal Munster Fusiliers

J

Tracey

2nd Battalion
Source: Medal rolls

Royal Munster Fusiliers

J

Tracy

Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls

Frontier Light Horse

J

Treacy

1st Battalion
Source: Medal rolls

Royal Munster Fusiliers

J G

Tracey

4333

Private

QSA (3). Invalided 03 Aug 02.
Source: QSA medal rolls

3rd (The King's Own) Hussars

M

Tracey

5635

Private

2nd Btn. Wounded at Talana. 20 Oct 1899.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 192 line 15

Royal Dublin Fusiliers

M

Tracey

4th Battalion
Source: Medal rolls

Cheshire Regiment

Marcus Noel Percy

Tracy

10297

Private

Source: QSA Medal Rolls

56th Company, 15th Btn, IY

Michael

Tracey

5635

Private

QSA (2)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Talana from the Talana book

Royal Dublin Fusiliers

Michael John

Treacy

31526

Trooper

Source: QSA Medal Rolls

92nd Company, 23rd Btn, IY

P

Tracey

4962

Private

QSA (2)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Talana from the Talana book

Royal Dublin Fusiliers

P

Tracey

3rd Battalion
Source: Medal rolls

Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadia

P

Treacey

1st Battalion
Source: Medal rolls

Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadia

P

Treacy

1st Battalion
Source: Medal rolls

Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadia

P

Treacy

3rd Battalion
Source: Medal rolls

Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadia

Philip John

Tracy

10296

Private

Source: QSA Medal Rolls

Q.S.A. 1914-15 Star Trio and Special Constabulary Long Service Medal to Sgt. Phillip J. Tracey

Queens South Africa Medal 1899-1902, 4 clasps

Cape Colony

Orange Free State

Transvaal

South Africa 1901

1914-15 Star

British War Medal

Victory Medal

Special Constabulary Long Service GVR 2nd Issue

Five: Sergeant P.J. Tracey, 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers (1st Sportsman's) late Imperial Yeomanry

Queen's South Africa (10296 Pte. P.J. Tracey, 56th Coy. 15th Imp. Yeo.) 1914-15 Star (709 Sjt. P.J. Tracey R.Fus.) British War and Victory Medals (SPTS-709 Sjt. P.J. Tracy R. Fus.) Special Constabulary Long Service (Phillip Tracey)

note minor variation in surname, court mounted for wear, good very fine

Phillip John Tracey was born in Bracknell, Berkshire in 1877. A Master Butcher by occupation, he attested for the Imperial Yeomanry at Buckingham on 10 February 1900, aged 22 years, 8 months. He served in the 56th (Buckinghamshire) Company 15th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa, 13 March 1900 - 23 April 1901. He was discharged at his own request on 23 May 1901.

He re-enlisted on 14 October 1914. With 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers (1st Sportsman's) he served in France/Flanders, 16 November - 1 February 1917. Sergeant Tracey was discharged due to sickness on 26 November 1917 and awarded the Silver War Badge (not included). With copied Boer War service papers, roll extracts and medal index card.

56th Company, 15th Btn, IY

R

Tracey

Special Contingent
Source: QSA and KSA rolls

Cape Police

R

Tracy

Source: QSA and KSA rolls

Standerton Mounted Police

R L

Tracy

22504

Trooper

Source: QSA Medal Rolls

69th Company, 7th Btn, IY

Rhoderick

Tracey

42379

Trooper

Source: Nominal roll in WO127

Kimberley Horse

Roderick

Tracey

1529

Attested: Aug 1902. Source: CMP 57

Cape Police

Roland Tracy

Matheson

1048

Trooper

1st Battalion
Source: Nominal roll in WO127

Imperial Light Horse

Samuel Mathew

Tracey

1659

Private

3rd RPR
Source: Nominal roll in WO127

Railway Pioneer Regiment

Samuel Matthew

Tracey

1659

Source: Attestation papers. See image on this site.

Railway Pioneer Regiment

Stephen Neame

Tracy

34188

Private

Source: QSA Medal Rolls

112th Company, 11th Btn, IY

T

Tracey

Special Contingent
Source: QSA and KSA rolls

Cape Police

T

Tracy

326

Trooper

Source: Nominal roll in WO127

Kimberley Horse

T

Tracy

Received the Mediterranean Medal
5th Battalion
Source: Medal roll WO100 368

Royal Munster Fusiliers

Thomas

Tracey

20673

Sergeant

Source: QSA Medal Rolls

28th Company, 4th Btn, IY

Thomas

Tracy

280

Trooper

QSA (3)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Defence of Kimberley

Kimberley Light Horse

Thomas

Tracy

42406

Trooper

Source: Nominal roll in WO127

Kimberley Horse

Thomas

Treacy

59

Attested: Nov 1901. Source: CMP 57

Cape Police

Thomas Paul

Tracy

51

Private

Source: OZ-Boer database. Private, No.2 Troop Melbourne.

Victoria, 6th Battalion Australian Commonwealth Ho

Thomas Paul

Treacy

248

Private

Source: OZ-Boer database

Victoria, 2nd Mounted Rifles Contingent

W

Tracey

3820

Private

1st Btn. Died of disease at Pietermaritzburg. 12 Nov 1899.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 113 line 17

Gloucestershire Regiment

W

Tracey

5280

Private

2nd Btn. Missing - released at Spion Kop. 24 Jan 1900.
Source: Natal Field Force Casualty Roll, page 78 line 47

Lancashire Fusiliers

W

Tracey

4846

Lance Corporal

QSA (2).
Source: QSA medal rolls

1st (Royal) Dragoons

W

Tracey

4027

Private

QSA (4).
Source: QSA medal rolls

20th Hussars

W

Tracey

6634

Private

2nd Battalion
Source: QSA roll

(Princess Victoria's) Royal Irish Fusiliers

W

Tracey

5280

Private

2nd Battalion
Source: QSA roll

Lancashire Fusiliers

W

Tracey

2nd Battalion
Source: Medal rolls

Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadia

W

Treacey

1st Battalion
Source: Medal rolls

Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadia

W

Treacy

1st Battalion
Source: Medal rolls

Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadia

W A

Tracey

Private

CGHGSM (1) Basutoland
Source: Roll of the CGHGSM

Prince Alfred's Volunteer Guard

William

Tracey

RD 60

Trooper

QSA (3)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Elandslaagte

South African Constabulary

William

Tracey

Headquarter Depot
Source: QSA and KSA medal rolls

South African Constabulary

William Walter

Tracy

1906

Corporal

Source: OZ-Boer database

Queensland, 3rd Battalion Australian Commonwealth

 

A.W. Tracey. (2 Bn. R.C.R.) South Africa War 1900. Operations in the Orange Free State. Actions at Vet River (3 and 6 May) and Zand River (10 May). Operations in the Transval in May and June 1900, including actions near Johannesburg (29 May) and Diamond Hill (11 and 12 June). Operations in the Transvaal, east of Petoria  July to 29 November 1900, including action at Reit Vlei (16 July). Queens medal with four clasps. [Veterinary Officer]

Defence Forces List, Canada

 

G.C. Tracy (Lt. W. I. R.) S. Africian War, 1901. - Served in St. Helena. Queen's Medal.

W.M. Tracy (Maj. ret. pay) Burmese Expedition 1886-8 Medal with two clasps. S. Africian war 1899-1901. Operations in Cape Coloney, 30 Nov 00 to Apr 01. Queen's medal with clasp.

Major J. B. Tracey, 2nd Battalion Scots Guards…December 30, 1895…Mafeking…to Transvaal…

http://www.angloboerwar.com/

 

Kimberley Horse

Roderick Tracey, 42379, 345, Kimberley Horse, RC, 18 years, nationality Col, served in DS Special for 12 months, 5'9", 140 lb, 34" chest, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair, May 15th 1902 Kimberley, signed: R Tracey, address: Elodes? buildings Kimberley. Next of kin: G. Tracey, mother. Single.

Thomas Tracey, 42406, 370, Kimberley Horse, RC, 18 years, nationality Col, served in KTG for 6 months, 5'4", 110 lb, 31" chest, fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair, May 21st 1902 Kimberley, signed: R Tracey, address: Else? buildings Kimberley. Next of kin: Mrs J. Tracy, mother. Single. Address after discharge: Else's Building Kby. signed.

http://www.angloboerwar.com/unit-information/south-african-units-attestation/107-kimberley-horse/2072-kimberley-horse-surname-t

 

Railway Pioneer Regiment

Samuel Matthew Tracey [Tracy], 1659, 3rd Railway Pioneer Regiment, Ch of E, 34 years, British, Electrician, 8th April 1901 Capetown. Next of kin: Robt Tracy, brother, 3 Gardoque, Bilbao, Spain. Will deposited with B. Hudleton?, 5 Haddan Terrace, Mowbraw? W. Capetown. Discharge 30th December 1901, Pte, character very good, served 7 months, address: G Palford & Son, 474 Romford Road, East Ham, Essex England.

http://www.angloboerwar.com/south-african-units-attestation/106-railway-pioneer-regiment/2031-railway-pioneer-regiment-surname-t

John Tracey, usually lives England, about 32 years, European Ireland, single, Private 9th ?.R.R., died second February 1900 Station Hospital [Cape Town], burial Fort Suocke?, died of labor pneumonia, lasted 11 days (LDS)

St. James' Church, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire: ...and William Tracey 1st Gloucestershire who died of dysentery in S. Africa while serving their country in the Boer war 1900.

http://www.angelfire.com/mp/memorials/samem01.htm

Richard Tracey, Private 9593, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment: 6 October 1885-7 November 1914

Richard was born in Broad Campden, the sixth son of William Henry and Ann Tracey and was baptised at St. James’s Church on 8 November 1885. His elder brother William died of dysentery during the Boer War and his brother Harry was killed in action in 1915.

http://chippingcampdenhistory.org.uk/page/richard_tracey?path=0p25p50p51p

TRACEY, William

Private 4523, 1st Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died of dysentery at P M Burg 12 November 1899. Commemorated in St James' Church, Chipping Campden.

http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Gloucestershire/BristolGlosRegtBoerWar.html

Boer War Grave, Vryburg NW South Africa

Cape Special Police - Tpr Tracey 5/04/1901

nzwargraves.org.nz/sites/default/files/story_files/War%20Graves.pdf

 

Newstead Newstead and District Historical Society: newsletter May 2004: [see Australia]

Con Treacy was a stockbroker based in Newstead and promoter of the mine in 1900. The outbreak of the Boer War at that time saw Con enlist to serve and newspaper articles reveal how patriotic the people were and how popular a figure Con was. He returned the next year safely although his horse had been killed. However he then returned to South Africa as he had arranged to get a position with the diamond mines in the Kimberley.

 

16th February 1900 South Wales Daily News

Serious Ill......Cape Town...Private D. Tracey; 3rd Battalion Durham Light Infantry...

 

9th July 1900 South Wales Daily News

News From Cape Town...Captain Tracey having refused to comply with the demand, the Boers made an attempt to capture the heights commanding the town...

 

19th October 1900 Evening Express [Wales]

Newport...Soldiers Run Amuck. George Tracey and John Fitzgerald, gunners in the Mountain Battery (both natives of Limerick) ran amuck on Thursday night, and were now arraigned for being drunk and disorderly in High-street, kicking a woman, malting a row in a fried fish shop at 95 Shaftesbury-street...The sergeant who was sent to speak as to their character said Tracey had only recently returned from the front, having been invalided home. Daring the six weeks he had, been home with the battery there had been one charge against him...

                                                                             

8th February 1902 Evening Express [Wales]

New Welsh Service Company. Forty Men Attested at Cardiff. [for South Africa]...3rd Glamorgan V.R...W. Tracey, Swansea...

 

6th February 1904  The Cardiff Times

Honours To Volunteers. 3rd Glamorgan Services...The Mayor expressed his high appreciation of the 3rd Glamorgan its long record in a consolidated battalion and the smartness and efficiency of its members, and then presented the medals. The recipients belonging to the 3rd Service Company were...private...W. J. Tracey...

 

18th November 1905 Evening Express [Wales]

Volunteers' Medical Test Sergeant Tracey's Dismissal Declared illegal The Army Council has issued its decision in the case of Sergeant Tracey, and declared his dismissal illega1. Acting on instructions contained in the Army Council's report, the officer commanding the South-eastern District issued orders to the omce.r commanding the lst8u6sexRoya.IGarri6.on Artillery Volunteers to cancel the dismiss!, which has been done in the regimental orders, dated XoYcmber 18, published to-day (Saturday). Tracey has been supplied by the Army Council with a, copy of the full report, which recognised good service in the force at home and in South Africa. The report &hows that the Army Council had itself no very clear idea. of the correct inter pretation to be put en the War Office circular' relating to the foreign service medical test, and admits that the document is capable of having various construct..ioN<-i placed upoTi it, and might be construed a.s an cTder for medioa,! inspection. The -report states that Mr. Arnold-ForBter's declaration in the House of Commons on August 7, that no statute authority existed for compelling Volunteers to submit to medica1 examination. wae merely explanatory of the constructdon to be placed on the War Office circular. The report draws the attention of the oommanding officer of the 1st Sussex Artillery to the fact that regimenta1 orders have no power to alter statute Iaw.

 

Thomas Tracey [Thomas Treacey], b. abt 1869 St Peters Dublin, 18, 1887 3409 Royal Regiment of Artillery (Rg A S R)

13th August 1914: 5'8.5", 160lb, 38.5"-41.5" chest, blue eyes, brown hair, RC,

Royal Dublin Fus, joined 3 Oct 1889 Naas,

2 October 1889: 18 years, 5'5.75", 116.5lbs, 33" chest. fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, RC, wasl on right shoulder,

Served East Indies 1891-7, Home 1897-9, So Africa 1899-1900, Home 1900-1902

Father Pat Treacy, Mother Mary Treacy, Older brother Pat Treacy, younger brother Christopher Treacy, sisters Liza? Treacy, Kitty? Treacy

Chelsea No. 44476/C, re-enlisted 13/8/14-30/7/16

Death Certificate, Finsbury Circus Station, R.G.R. Feb? 10 1940, St  Kevins? Hospital, ??? ???  Dublin. Sister Jns Tracey, 6 Clutrat Place, l Clanbrassil? St Dublin

 

Letter and envelope addressed to NCO on duty at Royal Army Medical Corps Herbert Hospital, requesting information about the medical condition of No 8542 Tracy, Royal Horse Artillery, 1900; he was reputedly wounded at the Battle of Modder River, Boer War (1899-1902) 1899.

http://www.nam.ac.uk

 

This is a transcription of a Shipping List from South Africa Magazine, September 26th, 1903.

DEPARTURES. Per the R.M.S. Dunottar Castle, leaving Southampton today (Saturday):--

CAPE TOWN… Mr. T. F. Tracy

 

TRACEY, Charles, sought by Mrs. J. BARNES, Cape Town South Africa in 1914. He was late chief steward of the S.S. South Africa which trades between there and Melbourne. She is the widow of the late Sub Inspector Barnes. Not found. 6 pages, List 14.

http://helendoxfordharris.com.au/archives/category/vicindexes

 

Australian Archive

Patrick Tracey

Service Number - S11537 

Place of Birth - Westmeath Ireland

Age - 34 years

Occupation – French Polisher

Apprentice – 5 years to P.J. Oates, Westmeath

Place of Enlistment - Adelaide SA, 7th April 1917 [Discharged 24 July 1917 – Not likely to become an efficient soldier]

Military service – 5 years South Africa

Next of Kin - (Sister) Kathaleen Campion, South Africa

http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/Imagine.asp?B=8393302

 

 

 

 Birth, Marriage and Death Records

 

 

Adam Denis Tracy aged 40 of Vaaihoch Bloemfontein bapt. 24 Dec 1897 St Andrew and St Margaret, Bloemfontein and Bloemfontein Cathedral, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa Sp. Alice Feaws & Sister Ella Csleatiat?

Sarah Magdalena Tracy of full age, wife of Adam Denis, of Vaaihoch Bloemfontein bapt 24 Dec 1897 St Andrew and St Margaret, Bloemfontein and Bloemfontein Cathedral, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa Sp. Alice Feaws & Sister Ella C.S.cle & ct.it.

Adam Denis Tracy, aged 10, of Vaaihoch Bloemfontein bapt. 21 Aug 1898 St Andrew and St Michael, Bloemfontein Cathedral, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa Sp. Johanne Lehur & Rachel Leheur

 

Albert Robert Treacy, 32, Artfitter?, of Andinane? m. Norah? Sybil Akers, 27,  of Blainfonttis? 27th August 1917 St. Jude Anglican George, Oudtshoorn, Wit: T Widdowson & Alex Thom

 

Andrew Tracey
Date of Birth:   1834
Place of Birth:  Ireland
Name of Spouse:   Catherine Smith
Date of Death:   23 Aug 1877 age 43
Place of Death:  Swellendam, Cape  

http://www.southafricansettlers.info/?page_id=12840

Andrew Tracey (Constable) & Catherine Mary Ann

Edward Andrew Robert Tracey b. 21st March 1876 of Swellendam bapt. 16 Apr 1876 Cape of Good Hope, South Africa Sp. Robert Charles Ferris, Gert Reid, Flarence Finley

Cornelia Kathleen Ann Tracey b. 23rd April 1877 of Swellendam bapt. 03 Jun 1877 Cape of Good Hope, South Africa Sp. William Procter Beck, Hannah Margaret Taylor, Susan Henrietta Taylor

 

Antoinetta Jansen (formerly Tracey), 77, b. 1823, mixed race, widow, of 19 Wick St, d. 17 Jul 1900 Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa

 

Armina Regina Sophie Treese, 24, m. Carl Friedrich Heinrich Hohls, 31, 23 Oct 1913 New Hanover, Natal, South Africa Wit: Hermann Hohls & Sophia Treese

 

Arthur Hollingsworth Tracey, coachman, m. Norah Johnson 18 Jun 1895 Durban, Natal, South Africa Wit: Marie Celestin & Meta Maggett

 

Carolina Tresie, 18?, Membership, 21 Jun 1866 Dutch Reformed Church Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

Carolina Tresie, 28, b. 1849, of Kaapstad m. Philippus Bredekamp, 31, b. 1846, widowed, of Kaapstad 02 Apr 1877 Dutch Reformed Church  Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa [signed]

 

Denis Harvey Tracy (hospital Nurse) & Meta

Gabriel b. 2 Aug 1905 Engaryana bapt. 03 Dec 1905 Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Sp The Parent, Wm Ugidi

 

Desmond John Treacy, 22, b. 1930 Durban Natal South Africa, press operator m. Maureen Bessie Bouch, 20, b. 1932 Mount Edgecombe Natal South Africa, clerk, fathers concent 06 Sep 1952 St Catherines Church Mount Edgecombe, Inanda, Natal, South Africa Wit: WG Bouch & KH Lang

 

Elizabeth Tracey about 30 lives Constantia bapt. 2 Oct 1859 Cape of Good Hope, South Africa Sp. John Roda & Nancy Francis? [also Manuel Martines baptism]

Elizabeth Tracey & Manuel Martines (labourer)

Peter Johannes Martines b. 1st Mar 1859 of Sonstantia bapt. 17 Oct 1859 Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Sp. John Rodn, Manuel Martines, Sinah Vanderose

 

Francis Tracey (s. of John Tracey) m. Rebecca Wilson (d. of John Wilson)  28 May 1860  Ballyclog, Tyr, Ire  (see Donaghenry)

Francis Tracey (b. 1833 Cookston, County Tyrone, Ireland d. 06 Jun 1916 Victoria Valley, Nthland NZ) m. Rebecca Wilson (b. ABT 1838 Ballyclough, Ireland d. 21 Dec 1911 Victoria Valley Mangonui, Nthland NZ)

Lucinda Tracey b. 1862 Ireland, United Kingdom

William `Bill` Tracey b.  ABT 1865 South Africa

Robert James `Bob` Tracey b.  ABT 1866 South Africa

Francis Tracey b.  ABT 1868 South Africa

George Tracey b.  ABT 1870 Dunedin Sth Island NZ

Anna Tracey b. abt 1872 Dunedin NZ

David Wilson `Dave` Tracey b.  ABT 1873 Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

Albert `Allie` Edward Richard Tracey b.  1875 Dunedin Sth Island NZ

Herbert Tracey b.  ABT 1877 Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

Thomas Tracey b.  ABT 1878 Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

Julia Elizabeth Tracey b.  1878 Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

http://www.tribalpages.com/family-tree/vsherry/194/4769/Francis-Tracey-Family

 

1907 Government Gazette South Africa

Tracey, John and frank. Supposed to have left County Tyrone Ireland, some years ago for Cape Colony.

 

George Arnold Tracey, 25, truck operator, of 60 Third Dr Highlands Nat m. Doreen Agnes Knox, 24, shorthand typist, of 20 Daenottas? St Sydrealaen? 30 April 1938 St. Luke Church Orchards, Johanesburg, Transvaal. Wit: A Nettleton & J.E. Anderson

 

George Prescott Treacy, 39, b. 1881, clerk, of 73 The Mansions Durban m. Elsie Maud Reid, 23, b. 1897, of Shamfordhill Road Durbane, on the  27 Mar 1920 Durban, Natal, South Africa Wit: Mary Smith & Arthur J Smith [see Antrim Ireland]

Elsie Maude Treacey (born Reid), 40, b. 1897 Natal, widow, lives 440 Stamford Hill Road Durban, m. Harold Herston Lang, 50, b. 1887 Cape Province, clerk, lives 20 Livington Rd Durban,  01 May 1937 Durban, Natal, South Africa. Wit: R Gilbert & D Brown

 

Hannah Tracey (nee Rierdon)
First Name:    Hannah
Date of Birth:   1808
Place of Birth:   Cork, Ireland
Parents – Father:   Dennis Rierdon
Parents – Mother:   Margaret
Name of Spouse:   widow, not given
Date of Death:   7 Aug 1869 age 61
Place of Death:  Cape Town, Cape  

http://www.southafricansettlers.info/?page_id=10344

 

Herman Clarence Tracey & Alice

Gwendoline b. 11 March 1905 corner of Elff & Frederick St, bapt. 7 May 1905 St Mary, Johannesburg and Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. Sp. Ellen Gardener

 

Hugh Travers Tracey, 32, b. 1903 [Willand Devonshire] England, Broadcasting manager, lives Osbourne Hotel Musgrave Rd Durban m. Ursula Campbell, 24, b. 1911 Ceylon, lives 60 Queen Victoria St 14 Mar 1935 ST Pauls Anglican Church, Durban, Natal, South Africa. with marriage contract. Wit: GG Campbell & Laing?

 

James Tracey, 29, b. 1915 Leeds England, Clerk, European, lives 72 Elmward La Leeds England m. Phyllis Thora James, 28, b. 1916 S Africa Natal P.M. Amf?, Packing clerk, European, lives 14 Olympic Court Durban, 04 Dec 1944 Catholic priest, Eairkan,  Durban, Natal, South Africa. Special Licence. Wit: F Mannis & J Goudot

 

Kathleen Evelyn Tracey, 21, b. 1909 England, E race, lives 65 Bohavic Gardens Road Durban m. Lloyd Woodville Price, 39, b. 1891 England, garage manager, E race, lives New Rand Hotel Durban, 05 Aug 1930 Durban, Natal, South Africa. Wit: ??? & Jogn Rosen

Kathleen Evelyn Price (born Tracey), 38, b. 1909 Kent England, Divorcee, typist, European, lives 131 Esplarode Durban, m. Johannes Cornelius Van Der Walt, 26, b. 1921 Transvaal, Engineer, European, lives 106 Marine Chambers Durban. 08 Nov 1947 Gld Fort Chapel, Durban, Natal, South Africa. Special licence. Wit: ME Wheeler & Frank Beauf

 

Mark Tracey

 

Extracts from South African Commercial Advertiser transcribed from CO53/4 at the National Archives, Kew, London

Wednesday 16 August 1837

Christenings - In St.George’s Church Cape Town on Monday the 14th August 1837 by the Rev George Hough MA. Senior Colonial Chaplain:

A son of Mr. Mark Tracey, baptised Mark Silverius.

 

Extracts from South African Commercial Advertiser transcribed from CO53/5 at the National Archives, Kew, London

Saturday 31 October 1840

Christenings - In the Roman Catholic Church:

Oct 28: A daughter of Mr. Mark Tracy, baptised Mary Ellen.

 

Extracts from South African Commercial Advertiser transcribed from CO53/6 at the National Archives, Kew, London

Saturday 28 January 1843

Christenings - In the Roman Catholic Church, 19th January:

A son of Mr. M. Tracy, baptised Thomas Dennis.

 

Extracts from South African Commercial Advertiser transcribed from CO53/7 at the National Archives, Kew, London

Saturday 10 August 1844

Deaths - Aug 3: Michael Launder, son of Mr. Mark Tracey, aged 1 month and 14 days.

 

Extracts from South African Commercial Advertiser transcribed from CO53/7 at the National Archives, Kew, London

Saturday 7 March 1846

Christenings - In the Roman Catholic Church:

Feb 16: A son of Mr. Mark Tracey, baptised Edward.

 

Margaret Edith Tracey, 20, b. 1917 England, E race, lives 129 Marriott Road Durban, mothers consent Alice Frances Baker present conseatury, father deceased m. John Hobb Gardner, 27, b. 1910 Scotland, E race, clerk, lives 24 McKenzie. 13 Nov 1937 St Pauls Anglican Durban, Natal, South Africa. Wit: Alvin F Baker & Kenneth Broudly

Margaret Edith Gardner (born Tracey), 24, b. 1917 England, European, hairdresser, lives 76 Northway Durban, final order filled. Cecil Herbert Wheeler, 29, b. 1912 Natal, European, Engineer, lives 76 Northway Durban. 30 Oct 1941 Durban, Natal, South Africa. Wit: KE Price & D Gowng

Margaret Edith Wheeler formerly Gardner  (born Tracy), 33, b. 1919 Davnley Kent England, Divorcee, Manageress, lives 23 Glearcain 56 Pine St Durbane, m. David John Van Rooyen, 30, b. 1922 Pietemanty Bay Natal South Africa, Agent, European, lives 41 Delrenae Mansions Durban. 29 Nov 1952 Methodist, Durban, Natal, South Africa. Wit: Cefewood & SU Hall

 

Mary Tracy (b. abt 1875 South Africa d. South Africa) m. Walter Reuben Flooks  abt 1895 South Africa 

 

Mary Treasie, 20, Membership, 15 Dec 1875 Dutch Reformed Church Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Oudshoone? 24 July 1889.

Mary Treasie & ???

Christina Maria Francina Treasie [text crossed out] b. 20 Dec 1878 bapt. 19 Feb 1879 Dutch Reformed Church  Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa [mark]

Mary Treasie

Christina Maria Francina Treasie b. 20 Dec 1878 bapt. 19 Feb 1879 Dutch Reformed Church Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

Mary Treasie, 23, single, of Kaapstad m. Alfred Peterson, 26, b. 1853, single, of Kaapstad, 08 Sep 1879 Dutch Reformed Church  Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa [mark]

 

Maureen Yvonne Tracey, 18, b. 27th Oct 1935 Natal S Africa, Ledger Clerk, european, lives 40 Mason Rd PM Berg, Parent's Fathers consent m. Andrew Smith, 26, b. 3rd Sept 1927 Natal S Africa, Briddager, european, lives 547 Punice Alfred St PM Berg, 13 Feb 1954 Catholic Priest, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa. Wit: CL Mawdsley & MJ McKean.

 

30 June 1863 (FJ) Married

May 12 at St. Augustine's Catholic Church, Port Elizabeth, Algoa Bay, Cape of Good Hope, by the Most Rev. Thomas Murphy, D.D., Maurice Charles Tracy, Army Medical Staff, youngest son of Declan Tracy, Esq, Piltown, County Waterford, to Mary, eldest daughter of Charles Honsley[?], Esq, surgeon, Port Elizabeth.

 

Michael J. Tracy (b. Highland, Victoria Falls, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe son of James Tracy and Ann Carton) m. Hannah Dee  27 Aug 1906   Manhattan, New York, New York

 

Patrick Edward Tracey (b. 1846 d. 1917 Melbourne Australia) & Charlotte Elizabeth Rosen (b. 1858 Cape Town South Africa to Henry Rosen, d. 11th July 1909 Fitzroy North Victoria Australia) [British Army see Fermoy Cork]

John (Jack) Henry Tracey b. 1888 Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

World War I wasn’t the first time that Jack Tracey had sought adventure. In 1901, the 13-year-old Jack stowed away to South Africa to offer his services in the Boer War. His father, discovering that his son had stowed away, raced across the country to cut off the ship at Fremantle. But the ship did not dock in the west and the barely-teenaged Jack arrived in South Africa, only to be turned away by the Australian military because of his youth. Jack kicked around the gold-laden southern Africa as part of a circus troupe during the five years before his return to Australia.

 

 

Patrick Thomas Tracey

I am researching my Mother’s family (Tracey’s) in South Africa.  Unfortunately family record keeping and knowledge of when and how they arrived in South Africa in not at all good.  I am aware that they came from Ireland (possible Galway), but I think Ireland is all I am certain about.  

What I know is my Grandfather (Thomas Tracey) was Born in Kimberley in 1902 (with his brothers and sister). They were all born between 1885 and 1902. My Gr Grandfather, Patrick Thomas Tracey died in the Anglo-Boer war in 1902 and was born in 1858.  It’s possible that he was born in Ireland and went with his parents and siblings to South Africa, but equally possible that he was born after the family arrived.  The story goes that some of the family disembarked in South Africa and some continued on to Australia.  

Just an FYI, 2 siblings of my Grandfather (that I know of) left South Africa and moved to New Zealand in about 1917 timeframe: James Martin Tracey (A professional boxer who called himself James St Martin Tracey) & Michael Tracey. Their siblings were: May, Roderick, Patrick, and Thomas

Kind regards

Steven 05 December 2014

 

Ellis Island [see New Zealand]

James St. Martin Tracey, NY USA, 1922, 24 years, Hotel ??? [Propriet crossed out], English, lived New York, in transit to Auckland New Zealand, b. Kimberley S. Africa

 

May 10, 1922 (FJ) Boxing In America

Jim Tracy, the Australian heavyweight...Tracy's objective is to battle his way to a bout with Jack Dempsey for the world’s title.

 

 

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May 03, 1922 The Daily Ardmoreite

 

 

 

traceysfolly_top.jpg

 

The beautiful home built by Percival Tracey high on a hill above eastern Joburg.

 

Percival White Tracey (1845 Dartmouth, Devonshire - 1909 South Africa) m. Marcella Devenish

Muriel Tracey (1884-Unknown)

Beryl Antoinette Tracey

Katie Tracey

Marcella Millicent Tracey

Osborne Tracey

Harold Adair Tracey (1896-Unknown)

 

Percival White Tracey, 38, Director,  m. Marcella Devenish, 21, on the 2 June 1883 St Cyprian Kimberley, Wit: J English & L.S. Devenish (LDS)

Perceval White Tracey of Kimberly, tiffer? & Marcella Susan Tracey

Muriel Adair Tracey b. 26 March 1884 bapt. 18 May 1884 Cape of Good Hope, South Africa Sp. Amelia Adair, Maria Tracey & Francis C.F. Price (LDS)

Muriel Adair Tracey, 23, of 117 Wolinaraus? St m. Arnold Statham Milne, 30, of Roodefont?  14 Sep 1907 St. Augustine Doornfontein Jo'burg, Transvaal Wit:  P W Tracey & N.B. Milne

Francis Osborn Tracey b. 13 April 1885 of Kimberly, father Director Central Diamond Company, bapt. 09 May 1885 Cape of Good Hope South Africa. Sp. Frederick Alexander English, William George Devenish, Katherine English (LDS)

Percival White Tracey of Johannesburg gentleman & Marcella Susan Tracey

Agnes Katherine Tracey b. 28 Dec 1889 bapt. 12 Feb 1890 Transvaal, South Africa Sp. Katharine English, Katharine De Villiers & Frederick Alexander English (LDS)

Marcella Mullicient Tracy b. 18 Jan 1894 of Mainuby? bapt. 18 Feb 1894 St Augustine, Doornfontien, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa Sp. Mw Butte, Wm Shothu, E Baurate (Percevie) (LDS)

Harold Adair Tracy b. 5 May 1896 bapt. 23 Aug 1896 St Augustine, Doornfontien, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa Sp. Ja? English Wm English & W.G. Beatty (LDS)

 

1891 Census - Tunbridge Kent England

Percival W Tracey       Head   M         45        Devonshire, England

Marcella S Tracey       Wife    F          29        Cape Colony

Muriel A Tracey          Daughter         F          7          Cape Colony

Osborn J Tracey          Son      M         5          Cape Colony

Beryl A Tracey            Daughter         F          4          England

Agnes K Tracey          Daughter         F          1          Tramraal Johannesbury

Phillipa Rimes             Servant            F          36        Devonshire, England

Nellie Wormington     Servant            F          20        Natal Durban

 

1901 Census: Brighton St Peter With West Blatchington St Peter, Sussex

Marcella M Tracey, Age: 7, Boarder, Birthplace: S Africa Johannesburg Transvaal

 

Percival White Tracey [see Antrim Ireland]

 

...Percival White Tracey , 'than whom', wrote The Critic 19 april 1895, 'no man has done more for our public institutions. P.W. Tracey who came from Kimberley to Johannesburg...

The Heart of a City: A History of the Johannesburg Public Library. Reginald Frank Kennedy.

 

In 1902 Percival Tracey and Thomas Cullinan discovered a rich diamond pipe at Elandsfontein in the Transval, and founded the Premier Diamond Company to exploit it. This was the mine that in 1905 produced the largest diamond ever found, the Cullinan, which weighed 3.024 carats (1 carrat equals 200 milligrams)...

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History. ed Joel Mokyr

 

 

Percival Tracey always got home in his 1904 car, but usually with him sitting behind the wheel, the car inspanned behind a team of oxen.

"The car often broke down and Tracey, sitting behind the wheel, would complete the journey inspanned to a team of oxen. His family called the enterprise ‘Tracey's Folly,'" records Nigel Helme in Thomas Major Cullinan: A Biography.

His home, a 40-room, three-storey house in Mountain View, was completed in 1907, and Tracey moved in with his family. It was the only house on the rocky ridge, its sparkling white Cape Dutch gables, tall brick chimneys and long wraparound veranda visible from miles around.

The 103-year-old mansion still stands proud on the eastern ridge, visible from Louis Botha Avenue.

Tracey was a mining magnate and his mansion compared admirably with other Randlords' splendid homes - Northwards, Dolobran and Arcadia, among others in Parktown.

He lived in the house for only two years before he died, yet he must have enjoyed those short years.

The large, double-volume entrance hall is panelled with Burmese teak and contains two 300-year-old carved oak columns, a minstrel gallery, an inglenook (a fireplace nook) and a grand wooden staircase. Halfway up the staircase is a striking window.

"The Tracey family arms and motto Honores Ambire - Surround with Honour - are preserved on a cathedral glass [textured glass] window," says Alkis Doucakis in In the Footsteps of Gandhi.

Almost every room boasts a fireplace, most with decorative Victorian tiles and elaborate wooden mantelpieces. Floors, doors and window frames are rich Oregon pine. Door handles and light switches are in unique brass styles, now irreplaceable.

The exterior brickwork is superb, with craftsmanship that is no longer available in this country. Jointing is evident - where plaster between bricks protrudes - and was done to prevent moisture accumulating in the spaces between bricks. Exterior piping is made of caste iron with brass bolts - it will never rust, and will be there forever.

The Tracey family occupied the house until 1917, where after the Park Town School took over the building for 40 years, using it as a boarding house and school.

http://joburg.org.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4711:traceys-folly-restored&catid=122&Itemid=203

 

Tracey Almshouses, 35-43, East Street, Bovey Tracey, Devon, England

In the apex of the gable is a granite plaque with the inscription: "1910. These alms houses were built in loving memory of Mrs A M Tracey died Sept. 13th 1902 and of her son P W Tracey. Give thanks unto the Lord!"

http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle_print.aspx?uid=1165721&showMap=1&showText=1

 

The diocese had still to rely on grants from the S.P.G. But prominent and wealthy laymen, men like P. W. Tracey, Sir George Farrar, and R. R. Hollins, came forward to give the diocese generous sums of money as well as their organising and ...

Peter Bingham Hinchliff (1963) The Anglican Church in South Africa.

 

FIGURE 2 Tracing of part of a Quagga made from a rubbing taken in 1882 by my father, P. W. Tracey, on a farm about nine miles north of Kimberley...

Africana Notes and News: Africana Aantekeninge en Nuus, Volumes 9-10. 1951

 

15 Aug 1891 The Colonies and India (London)

...For Madeira...Mrs P. W. Tracey and infant Miss Tracey Master Tracey FOR ALGOA BAY.- FOR CAPE TOWN. Miss B. Tracey Miss K. Tracey & maid Miss Cecil...

April 20, 1895 The Colonies and India (London)

...P.W. Tracey Mrs Tracey Miss Tracey ; : Miss Tracey Mis9 Tracey...

 

 

Richard Tracey, 87, b. 1829 England, died 6 Oct 1916 Woodstock Cape Province South Africa. Lived 23 Addison Road Woodstock Cape

Emma Tracey (born Mones), 84, b. 1833 England, d. 14 Jan 1917 Woodstock Cape Province South Africa. Lived 23 Addison Road Woodstock

 

Richard Tracey (Farm servant/Cow Keeper) & Emma

Herbert Francis Tracey b. 21 Aug 1870 of Paten, bapt. 22 Sep 1870 Cape of Good Hope, South Africa Sp. John Ward, Richard Tracy, Emma Tracy

Ernest Masson Tracey b. 19 Aug 1872 of Protea, bapt. 29 Sep 1872 Cape of Good Hope, South Africa Sp. Alfred Masson, Francis Masson, Charlotte Masson

 

Robert Henry Tracey landed in South Africa in the mid 1890s and started to dig for diamonds in Bakersville near Lichtenburg in 1926.

George Arnold Tracey, his son, had become an apprentice diamond polisher at the age of 16 and in 1943 an allocation was granted to him by the central selling organisation, De Beers.

In 1966 George was joined by his sons, Robert George and Evan James, who together with their father continued with the allocation until 1981. Following this, each brother went his separate way, with Evan deciding to continue with the cutting and polishing process.

Evan has been joined by his son Matthew Tracey who, like Evan, began his apprenticeship in the Tracey's diamond polishing factory. In keeping with their long tradition and reputation, the third and fourth generations of the Tracey family continue to strive for excellence by utilizing only the finest quality stones.

Evan's wife, Vicki, works closely with the jewellery manufacturers, designing and creating the beautiful pieces available at Tracey's.

http://traceysdiamonds.co.za/about_us.php

 

Rosina Magdelena Tracey (born  Krieger), 70, b, 1864 Cape Province, mixed race, married, of 39 Kingsley Road Salt River, d. 08 Aug 1934 Cape Town-Carnarvon, Cape Province, South Africa

 

Ruby Beatrice Treacy m. Ernest Hubert Stephens Sydney New South Wales (s. of Charles Stephens & Marion Stevens) (d. 08 Jun 1951 Maseru Oranfe Free State South Africa, age 75, b. 1876 Australia)

19 Mar 1954 The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW)

Stephens, Ruby Beatrice (Treacy).—March 16, 1954, at Maseru, Basutoland, South Africa, widow of Ernest H. Stephens, O.B.E.

 

Samuel Tracy

Extracts from South African Commercial Advertiser transcribed from CO53/9 at the National Archives, Kew, London

Saturday 23 February 1850

Christenings - In the Cathedral Church, City of cape Town on Sunday 17th February by the Rev W/A/ Newman:

A son of Mr. Samuel Tracy, baptised Charles Campden.

 

Sara Tracey, 20, Membership, 18 Dec 1872 Dutch Reformed Church Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa.

Sarah Tresie & ???

Henrietta Carolina Tresie b. 28 Aug 1876 bapt. 12 Mar 1877 of Green Point, Dutch Reformed Church, Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa [signed] Sp. Carolina Tresie

Sarah Tresie m. Willem De Lelie 22 Oct 1877 Dutch Reformed Church Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

 

Sarah Tromb (Tracy) of Bloemfontein

Margaret Olive bapt. 24 Dec 1895 St Andrew and St Margaret, Bloemfontein and Bloemfontein Cathedral, Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa. Sp. David Davids, Sister Ella CSM & AA, Bertha Olive Hobbs

 

Susana Catherine Tracey, 23, of Keishama Hoch m. John Pretorius, 26, Farmer, of Keishama Hoch, on the 27 June 1893 St. Matthew  King Williams Town, Cape Town and Grahamstown Wit: George Little and Mima Pretorius

Marriages at the English (Anglican) Church, Keiskama Hoek, 1881 – 1942. Cory Library MS 19 154

No 110. 27 June 1893

John PRETORIUS, 26 years, bachelor, farmer, of Keiskama Hoek - Susana Catherine TRACEY, spinster, of Keiskama Hoek

 

Thomas Tracey, 27, b. 1901 South Africa, labourer m. Elizabeth Norah Pelgrim, 20, b. 1908 South Africa, fathers consent, 4 Jul 1928 Harding, Natal, South Africa Wit: Geo Smith & Gertrude Cox

 

Thomas Frederick Tracy (Manager) & Rosa

Margaret Eileen Tracy b. 24 Nov 1904 of 18 Prince Sheep Gardens Cape Town bapt. 29 Jan 1905 Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Sp. Clara Susanah Tracy, Ada Rowland, Frank Rowland

 

William Hubert (or Hubert William) Tracy (1881-1961) of Naas, Co. Kildare (see Cantrell Tracy of Naas Kildare Ireland)

Enlisted in 1900 (newspaper reference)

Herbert W Tracey, 9712, Imperial Yeomanry (Boer War)

20 Aug 1902 London Times: The Norham Castle left for England Aug 11 with the following on passage home...Captains...H W Tracy...

He married Florence Isobel Davis, daughter of William Davis and Ellen Auret.
Children of William Hubert Tracy and Florence Isobel Davis are:

Richard Hubert William Tracy, b. 01 Jun 1908, Durban, d. 10 May 1969, Durban.

Hubert William Tracy (Manager) & Florence Isabel

Richard Hubert William b. 1st June 1908 of Alexandra Junction, bapt. 16 Jul 1908 Natal South Africa. Sp. Kenneth Moscrop, Edward Henry Pitt, Anne Elizabeth Davis

Richard Hubert William Tracey, 25, b. 1908 Natal, E race, Engineer (Pte Feiuc), lives Syela Wuginto District Natal m. Albertha Cornelia Moll, 18, b. 1915 Transvaal, lives Allen Street Newcastle, fathers consent. 11 Jul 1933 Durban, Natal, South Africa. Special Licence. Wit: M Lounrens & K Tracey.

Beryl Dorothy Tracy, 21, b. 2.11.1933 Umzinto Natal, nursing sister, european, lives Nurses Home Addington Durban, m. Eric Neville Appleford, 22, b. 2.5.1933 Capetown Cape Province, Property salesman, european, lives 4 Whittington court Marridt road Durban  27 Aug 1955 St Pauls Church, Durban, Natal, South Africa. Wit: RHW Tracy & WJ Appleford

Kathleen Mabel Tracy, b. 26 Mar 1910, Natal, d. 28 Jan 1994, Newport IW.

Hurbert Tracy (Overseer) & Florence

Kathleen Mabel b. 26 March 1910 of Alexandra Junction bapt. 21 Jul 1910 Natal South Africa. Sp. Hubert Tracy, Florence Tracy & Kathleen Davis

Kathleen Mabel Tracy, 29, b. 1910 Natal, typist, lives 25 Kings Mansions Durban m. Dudley Neville Rouse, 26, b. 1913 Natal, clerk, lives 488 Umbils road Durban. 29 Jun 1939 Methodist Durban, Natal, South Africa. Wit: AG Rouse & HW Tracy

Garret Tracy, b. 20 Dec 1913, Durban, d. 26 Apr 1988, Hluhluwe.

Habert William Tracey (overseer) & Honnce Mabel

Garrett Rhodes b. 20 Dec 1912 of Ifafa Nil Dispander? bapt. 26 Oct 1913 Natal South Africa. Sp. Joshua Tracey, John Davis, Julia Davis [correction of spelling to Tracy]

Garret Rhodes Tracy, 31, b. 1913 Unginlo Natal, European, sugar farmer, lives Hafa Beach S Coast Natal, m. Shirley Stella Blackbeard, 22, b. 1922 Durban Natal, European, typist, lives Sea View Natal, 25 Mar 1944 Methodis Church of SA, Bellair, Durban, Natal, South Africa Wit: LV Blackbeard & HW Tracy

+Margaret Florence Tracy, b. 25 Feb 1920, Durban SA, d. 27 Oct 1996, Newport IW.

Herbert William Tracy (field manager) & Florence Isabel

Margaret Florence Tracy b. 25 Feb 1920 of Ifafa, bapt. 16 May 1920 Natal, South Africa Sp. Ellen Davis, Olive Gardner, Patrick Devinish

Margaret Florence Tracey, 32, b. 1920 Natal, Doctors Receptionist, European, lives 1 Portland Crescent Durban North, m. Norman Walter Ward, 46, b. 1906 United Kingdom, widower, Architech, European, lives 84 St Andrews Drive Durban North, 30 Oct 1952 St Pauls Church, Durban, Natal, South Africa. Wit: HW Tracy & HS Bringer

 

William Tracey, mason, Aliwal North

??? Tracey b. 25 Nov 1877 Aliwal North, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

 

William Tracey

Mercia Tracey, 10 months, mixed race, b. Cape Provence, lived 85 De Wet Street Elses River District Bellvielle, d. 10 Aug 1950 City Hospital Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa

 

 

 Census

 

 

1891 Census:  St Michael, Aldershot, Surrey 

Robert Charles Tracey, Age: 21, Birthplace: Capetown, Record Type: Institution 

 

1891 Census: St Mary Cardiff, Glamorganshire 

Edward Tracey, Age: 34, Head of Household, Birthplace: Cape Town 

 

1901 Census: Brighton St Peter With West Blatchington St Peter, Sussex

Marcella M Tracey, Age: 7, Boarder, Birthplace: S Africa Johannesburg Transvaal

 

1911 Census: Living in Dublin

William, Treacy, Thomas St., 41, M, Pembroke East Dublin (b. Wicklow)

Kate, Treacy, Thomas St., 38, F, Pembroke East Dublin (b. Wicklow)

Kaitleen, Treacy, Thomas St., 10, F, Pembroke East Dublin (b. Dover)

William, Treacy, Thomas St., 9, M, Pembroke East Dublin (b. Wicklow)

Magrett, Treacy, Thomas St., 5, F, Pembroke East Dublin  (b. Pretoria SA)

Patrick, Treacy, Thomas St., 2, M, Pembroke East Dublin (b. Devenport)

Elizabeth, Treacy, Thomas St., 2, F, Pembroke East Dublin (b. Devenport)

 

1911 Census: Acton, Brentford, Middlesex

Margaret Eileen Tracy, Age: 6, Birthplace: Cape Town South Africa

 

 

 

Brendan Joseph Treacy, B.A. (Mod.), L.L.B., Queen's Counsel; Att.-Gen. of Rhod; Came to Rhod. 1947; b. 11th Mar. 1924, Dublin, Ireland. educ Trinity Coll. Dublin: m. 1960 Patricia Salonika: 1 s. Rec.: Golf; Add.: P.B. 7714, Causway, Sby., Rhod [1971]

Director of Public Prosecutions Q.C., J.P. ended his career as Attorney General, Republic of Rhodesia, 1975-1980, replaced by the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Mr. Mugabe.

Who's who of Rhodesia, Mauritius, Central and East Africa, 1971

Who's who of Southern Africa by International Publications Service. Published by Argus Printing & Publishing Co., 1976

 

 

Hugh Tracey (1903–1977) was an important twentieth century ethnomusicologist. He and his wife collected and archived music from Southern and Central Africa. He began making field recordings of music in the early 20's, through the 70's. Hugh Tracey began studying African music in 1921, when he arrived from Devonshire, England in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) to farm tobacco with his older brother Leonard who had been allotted land as a serviceman wounded in the First World War.

The Kalimba, which literally translates to “little music”, was designed so that it could be learned and appreciated internationally. Hugh created the Kalimba so that its melodies and harmonies would be more suited for the western tradition of music. Made from an African hardwood, with notes made out of European spring steel, the Kalimba is known for its tranquil and enchanting sounds.

Today, Kalimbas continue to be handcrafted in a family run workshop in Grahmstown, South Africa. They come in several different models: the treble and celeste treble (17 notes, 2+ octaves), the alto and TM alto (15 notes, 2 octaves), 11 note pentatonic kalimba, the African-tuned karimba, and an 8-note beginner's kalimba.

Tracey founded The International Library of African Music (ILAM) in 1954, and become its director. ILAM publishes the African Music Society Journal. Hugh's son Andrew Tracey (see also IMDB) also became a well known ethnomusicologist specializing in African music. Another son, Paul, also became a musician and ethnomusicologist.

Tracey, Hugh. (1961). The evolution of African music and its function in the present day. Johannesburg: Institute for the Study of Man in Africa.

Tracey, Hugh. (1969). The Mbira class of African Instruments in Rhodesia. (1932). African Music Society Journal, 4:3, 78-95.

Tracey, Hugh. (1948,1970). Chopi Musicians. London: Oxford University Press. SBN 19 724182 4. Describes the Timbila of Mozambique.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Tracey

http://www.ru.ac.za/ilam/history/hughtraceysportrait/

 

Hugh Tracey Documentary -1960 – BBC Part 1  Part 2

The Field Recordings of Hugh Tracey http://www.afropop.org/radio/radio_program/ID/789/

Hugh Tracey's African Legacy http://www.rootsworld.com/rw/feature/tracey.html

Hugh Tracey – African Dances Of The Witwatersrand Gold Mines, Part 2. (1952)

Music From The Hugh Tracey Archives http://www.muzikifan.com/tracey.html

Youtube

 

 

Andrew Tracey, born 5 May 1936, Durban, South Africa, is a South African ethnomusicologist, promoter of African music, composer, folk singer, band leader, and actor. His father, Hugh Tracey (1903–1977), pioneered the study of traditional African music in the 1920s - 1970s, created the International Library of African Music (ILAM) in 1954, and started the company African Musical Instruments (AMI) which manufactured the first commercial kalimbas in the 1950s. Andrew Tracey continued and complemented the work of his father Hugh Tracey in a variety of ways. With brother Paul Tracey, he co-wrote and performed in the world musical revue Wait a Minim which traveled around the world for seven years. With his father and brother Paul, Andrew wrote the first instructional materials for the Hugh Tracey kalimbas which were being sent around the world in the 1960s. Upon his father's death in 1977, Andrew took over his father's role as director of ILAM, which he filled until his retirement in 2005, and his wife Heather Tracey took over the role of director of AMI until 1999.

The 1973 Mgodo wa Mbanguzi and Mgodo wa Mkandeni, two complete performances of traditional music for 'timbila' xylophone orchestra and dance in two Chopi villages in southern Mozambique. Produced by Gei Zantzinger and Andrew Tracey.

Tracey, Andrew. (1970). How to play the mbira (dza vadzimu). Roodepoort, Transvaal, South Africa: International Library of African Music.

http://www.grocotts.co.za/content/fifty-year-anniversary-jokers-guitars-22-01-2012

http://kalimbamagic.com/newsletters/newsletter3.08/interview_andrew_tracey.shtml

 

THEIR FAMILY

 

Tracey, Basil Martin (19 October 1899 Willand, Devon - 9 November 1991) OBE 1969; MRCS 1923; FRCS 1925; MB London 1920, BS 1926; LRCP 1923.

Basil Tracey was born on 19 October 1899 at Willand, Devon, where his father, Henry Eugene Tracey, was a general practitioner, four of whose eleven children were qualified medical practitioners. His mother was Emily Alice, née Martin. He was educated at Monkton Combe School and St Bartholomew's Hospital.

Owing to poor eyesight he was unable to serve in the first world war and after graduation entered general practice in 1931. In 1947 he decided that the National Health Service would not allow him to give individual attention to patients and so entered a purely private practice, but was also a medical officer to various industrial concerns and to Norwich prison, for which service he was awarded an OBE in 1969.

He had many interests: singing in the Norwich Philharmonic Choir and acting as a guide to Norwich Cathedral. He sailed regularly on the Norfolk broads, especially in Norfolk Punts, and in one of these he established a record for the fastest single-hulled boat in the country in 1964. He was a great character with an infectious enthusiasm for life and people.

He married Katherine Reavell Scott (Kitty) on 15 September 1931 and they had four children - two sons, William, who died in infancy, and Peter, and two daughters, Jillian and Marion. After Kitty's death he married Rachel, who survived him along with his children and eight grandchildren when he died on 9 November 1991, aged 92.

http://livesonline.rcseng.ac.uk/biogs/E008389b.htm

 

Lieutenant Geoffrey Eugene Tracey of the 9th Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of Dr. Henry Eugene Tracey MD and his wife Emily Alice Tracey (née Martin). Born in Willand 25 October 1895 at Beaufoy House, Willand. Educated at Blundells School. Killed in Action between 25 and 27 September 1915 aged 20.

13 Oct 1915 Birmingham Daily Post

TRACEY, Lieut. G. E., 9th Battalion Devonshire Regiment. [Lieutenant Tracey was the eldest son of the late Henry Eugene Tracey, M.8., and Mrs. Tracey, of The Gables, Willand, Devon, and only 19 years age

 

Dr Tracey and The Gables

As the Sword of Damocles hangs over one of Willand’s best known and most historic landmarks – The Gables – it might be useful to consider the early history of that house and the family who lived there.  Dr Henry Eugene Tracey came to Willand with his wife, Alice, in January 1894 and he soon became one of the best known, most popular and colourful characters in mid-Devon. First, he established his doctor’s practice at Beaufoy House and “enjoyed the reputation of administering both medicine and rumbustious good fun to all his patients; squire and parson, farmer and clerk, farm labourer and village shopkeeper alike”. He was a familiar sight going on his daily rounds by horse and trap, (driven by his coachman, James Gunner, always dressed in a green uniform). That was, at least, until the coming of the motorcar. Dr Tracey is perhaps most famously remembered as being the first man in the area to own a motorcar, after he purchased a 10-12 horse power Peugeot in 1907 (financed by his wife); he kept a diary of his motoring adventures which was later published as Father’s First Car, by his son, Hugh Tracey, in 1966; a short film version was made by Westcountry Television and filmed on location in Willand.

By the time he had bought the car, Dr Tracey had moved into The Gables which he had built in 1895/96 at a cost of over £2235 (again financed from his wife’s estate). Many villagers marvelled at the size of the construction and one is reputed to have asked Dr Tracey why he required such an extensive property, to which he replied, “To fill with little Traceys”.  The Traceys’ moved into The Gables on 26 August 1896; by then he already had four children and over the next few years added several more to make a total of eleven ‘little Traceys’. Dr Tracey’s cherished his new home and worked on developing the grounds. Surrounding fields were purchased to create a model estate ‘within a “ring fence” protected by belts of fir trees, and embracing a park-like view and a lawn facing south, summer and winter tennis courts, trout ponds, vine and peach houses, a large walled garden, orchards of the choicest fruit trees, with fruit storehouse, stables and motor garage.’

Dr Tracey was a religious man who believed in the simple message of the Gospel and as a firm advocate of temperance, he was a teetotaller for the last 25 years of his life. There were times when he provoked controversy, particularly when he involved himself in local politics, where he could upset his opponents with his outspoken, if honest, opinions; he was even physically attacked once in the streets of Tiverton during the volatile General Election of 1910. Dr Tracey also had many hobbies and talents, which he pursued with great energy. He was a gifted wood carver and a keen sportsman, who was regularly invited to play for the village teams. He played tennis and hockey, was vice-captain of Bradfield Cricket Club and a formidable goalkeeper who captained Willand Association Football Club. He was a keen course angler, who fished for trout on the Culm, and also a good shot; The Gables was adorned with many of the birds that had fallen victim to his guns.  Dr Tracey was not only a loving father but was also involved with local youth organisations, including serving as president of Tiverton YMCA. 

Tragically, Dr Tracey died at the age of 44 in 1911, having suffered from a kidney problem for several years.  His funeral, at Willand Parish Church, was unlike any seen in the village before or since. Almost 500 people attended from across the district, representing every facet of society throughout the district, regardless of age, class, politics or religious belief.  Clearly, Dr Tracey gave the people of Willand a great deal. Not only his skills as a doctor or genial personality on the sports field, but his practical deeds as a member of the Parish Council, manager of Willand School and churchwarden of St Mary’s Church. His legacy is still evident in Willand, from wooden carvings on view in the church to the woods that he planted (now managed by the Woodland Trust). However, the most recognisable monument to Dr Tracey’s achievements remains The Gables. By preserving The Gables we would be paying tribute not only to Dr Tracey but to his contemporaries and our predecessors in this parish in an era when public service was paramount. The early 1900s was the formative period for Willand as it transformed from a rural backwater to the modern village we know today. We need buildings like The Gables as a visual reminder of the society from which our own community has evolved, to help us understand who we are now by remembering our not so distant past. James Morrison, 01884 250057 (jamorrison@supanet.com)

Willand No. 93 March & April 2011

 

Dr Henry Eugene Tracey arrived in Willand in January 1894 to set up a doctor's practice serving the parish and surrounding area. He soon became one of the most popular and energetic characters ever to have lived in Willand. Having first lived with his wife, Emily Alice and young family at Beaufoy House in the old village, Dr Tracey built The Gables in 1895/96. It served as both a doctor's surgery and family home and cost over £2,235, which was financed by his wife, whose family was much wealthier than his own. When one local asked the doctor why he was building such a large house he replied, "To fill with little Tracey's." He certainly fulfilled that promise as he and Emily eventually had 11 children. The surrounding fields were bought up one by one and Dr Tracey developed The Gables grounds up as a model estate that was "within a 'ring fence' protected by belts of fir trees, and embracing a park-like view and a lawn facing south, summer and winter tennis courts, trout ponds, vine and peach houses, a large walled garden, orchards of the choicest fruit trees, with fruit storehouse, stables and motor garage." The estate covered all the land on which Tamars Drive and the Meadow Park estate was built, and the woods now run by the Woodland Trust marked the edge of his grounds.

Dr Tracey was committed to serving the local community and among the many roles he carried out were member of Willand Parish Council, manager of Willand School, churchwarden of St Mary's Church, president of Tiverton YMCA, vice-captain of Bradfield Cricket Club and captain of Willand Association Football Club. He was a very religious man, who believed in

the simple message of the Gospel and he felt equally at home in Church or Chapel. A firm advocate of temperance, he was a teetotaller for the last 25 years of his life. As well as his more official duties, he threw himself wholeheartedly into his family as a devoted father and also his many hobbies which included fruit growing (he won many prizes at local shows), woodcarving (examples can be seen in St Mary's Vestry), angling, shooting, tennis, hockey, cricket and football (as goalkeeper). One of his sons later wrote that he was a "gay, volatile, quicksilver physician and family doctor," who "enjoyed the reputation of administering both medicine and rumbustious good fun to all his patients, squire and parson, farmer and clerk, farm labourer and village shopkeeper alike." Indeed, as a keen sportsman he was regularly invited to play for the village teams, "not so much for his skill as for his unending flow of quips and comment."Dr Tracey is probably most famously remembered as being the first man in the district to own a motorcar. In 1907 (again financed by his wife) he purchased a 10-12 horse power Peugeot. He kept a diary of his adventures with his motorcar, which was abridged and published by his son Hugh Tracey in 1966 as Father's First Car, and made into a short TV program of the same name in 1969.

Dr Tracey died at the age of 44 in 1911, having suffered from a kidney problem for several years. There were unprecedented scenes in Willand when almost 500 people from across the district attended his funeral at St Mary's. The coffin was wheeled on a hand bier from The Gables to the Church and passed crowds of mourners, who joined in the long procession

behind. His wife and daughter Marjorie Tracey lived on at The Gables until 1950, when Marjorie moved to Pitfield in the Old Village. Subsequently, The Gables was sold to Devon County Council for £5,000 and from 1951/52 it became a children's home. The home was successively under the supervision of Mr and Mrs Trotman, Mr and Mrs Willatt, Mr and Mrs

Southwood and from 1976 Paul and Pauline Hurring. During that time, The Gables was often opened for community events such as the Church Strawberry Tea or Christmas Coffee Mornings, and many locals who grew up in Willand from the 1970s-90s will remember the adventure playground in The Gables grounds. However, due to increasingly high running costs, in 2002 Devon County Council made the decision to transfer management of The Gables to Social Services. After unsuccessful attempts to vary the function of the home it ceased to care for children by 2003, and having remained more or less empty since then, The Gables is now subject to sale and the house's uncertain future may yet include demolition and redevelopment.

Willand No. 77 July & August 2008

 

Dr. Henry Eugene Tracey (1866-1911) married Emily Alice Martin (1864-1954) 29 Apr 1890 Holy Trinity Church Richmond, Surrey, England

Children:        

Marjorie Alice TRACEY (1891-1963)

Evelyn Florence TRACEY (1892-1940)

Lillan Eleanor TRACEY (1894-1978)

Geoffrey Eugene TRACEY (1895-1915)

Leonard Tolcher TRACEY (1897-1971)

Christopher Birdwood TRACEY (1898-1984)

Basil Martin TRACEY (1899-1991)

Vera Louise TRACEY (1901-1981)

Hugh Travers TRACEY (1903-1977)

Decima Mary TRACEY (1904-1991)

John Brodrick TRACEY (1906-1995)

http://www.axtell-surname.org.uk/fam9044.html

 

TRACEY, HENRY EUGENE FLOS. Adm. pens. at Sr JOHN'S, July 1, 1853. S. of Henry Dionysius, schoolmaster (and Elizabeth). B. Feb. 2, 1832, at Ipswich. Matric. Michs. 1853; B.A. 1857; M.A. 1860. Ord deacon (Exeter) June 7, 1857; priest 1858; C. of Plympton Devon 1857. British Chaplin at Vienna. Married Nov 1861 Florance Mary Tocher. Died Aug 8 1866 at St Leonards-onp-sea. (G. Mag. 1866 925)

Alumni Cantabrigienses

 

Henry Eugene Bflos Tracy married Florence Mary Smythe 1861 Devon

Henry Eugene Flos Tracey & Florence Mary Tolcher 1834-1907 

Children:

Florence Elizabeth Tracey 1862-1940

Ethel Tracey 1864-1884

Henry Eugene Tracey 1866-1911

 

Henry Dionysius Vincent Tracey* married Elizabeth (Betty) Hill 13 Mar 1831 Ipswich, St Margaret, Suffolk, England

Henry Eugene Flos [Rev] Tracey, b. 2 Feb 1832, Ipswich, Sfk, England. d. 8 May 1866, St Leonards, Sussex, England.

Henry Disnyrub Tracey & Elizabeth

Henry Eugene Alec Tracey b. 02 Feb 1832 bapt. 01 Apr 1832 St Mary Tower, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

 

Henry Tracey (traveller, Hawker & Pedlar) & Ann

Henry Dionysius Tracey bapt. 10 October 1813 St Stephen, Norwich, Norfolk, England

Charlotte Ann Tracey bapt. 14/5/1815 St Stephen, Norwich, Norfolk, England

Mary Ann Tracey bapt. 9/6/1816 St Stephen, Norwich, Norfolk, England

 

* Denis Vincent would be usual for an Irish name but it would be expected that families from Norfolk would be English.

 

 

'CG' (Christopher G.) Tracey

C. G. Tracey (known to all nowadays as CG) who was born in Gutu on the 31st December of 1923 and died on 20th July, 2009. He was educated at Ruzawi an Anglican private school in Marondera and then at Blundells, a well-known English public school founded in about 1570.

All his life CG has been a farmer initially at Handley Cross near Chakari and subsequently at Mount Lothian opposite Ewanrigg National Park in the Arcturus District.

As a practical farmer, CG was very successful, and his farming activities became very diverse embracing animal husbandry involving pigs, cattle (Jersey, Charalois, Limousins), and sheep where he was involved in developing Wiltipers, a new breed. He also grew crops of various kinds including maize, especially hybrid seed maize, cotton (300 acres) and soya beans. He also produced flower seed (zinnias, calendulas, petunias and marigolds) for export to international seed houses in America as well as vegetable seed including tomato and lettuce.

CG was very enterprising in his farming work and there are a number of examples of this. Soya beans were widely grown in the USA and Brazil in maize areas but in this country the low yields made the crop unpopular with farmers. CG approached research complexes in the USA and imported varieties from there as well as from Colombia, Brazil and West Africa which he grew on Handley Cross and this provided the impetus for our government plant breeders to develop new varieties and, today, soya beans are the most important oil-seed crop in this country.

With the advent of sanctions following UDI in 1965 and the resulting currency restrictions canned tomato products could no longer be imported. CG carried out research in England and South Africa, had tomato cutters, pulpers and screening units made in Rhodesia, and after some experimentation began to produce very popular canned tomato juice with a twelve-month shelf-life from his own tomato crop.

It was not surprising that a successful farmer like CG was drawn into service in organised agriculture in this country. He was Chairman of the Pig Breeders Association and represented that Association on the Council of the RNFU and served that Council as one of its two Vice Presidents. He served as President of the Commercial Cotton Growers Association and as a board member of the Pig Industry Board and the Agricultural Marketing Authority. Way back in 1975, CG became Chairman of Tobacco Sales Limited, a public company listed on the Stock Exchange, which operated the tobacco sales auction floor, and became a conglomerate involved in many activities.

CG was extremely keen on horses and participated successfully in jumping and horse-riding arena events at the Salisbury and Bulawayo Shows. His love of horses led to playing polo and he and his brother Martin were members of the Chakari Polo team. CG started a commercial Stud and he describes an amusing tale of how during sanctions he purchased at Tattersalls’ brood-mare sales at Newmarket a filly bred at the Royal Stud at Sandringham and sold to him by Queen Elizabeth.

He was a keen competitor at agricultural shows and won prizes for cattle, pigs and sheep regularly at the Salisbury and Bulawayo shows and even competed with success at the Rand Easter Show. In 1996 he and his wife were presented with a silver rose bowl for exhibiting their livestock at the Salisbury/Harare Show for 50 consecutive years.

CG was a director of many companies not only agricultural but also commercial and industrial and he was chairman of the Zimbabwe Banking Corporation for a number of years and of the Zimbabwe promotion Council which made such a major contribution towards putting Rhodesia and then Zimbabwe on the map.

His story ends with a chapter on compulsory land acquisition and land invasions throughout Zimbabwe and, finally a very sad chapter on the loss of his own farm and his continuing fight for it through the courts.

CG lived an interesting and exciting life and he has told his story well. The book of 327 pages was beautifully printed in Mauritius and is a credit to CG, to his publishers Weaver Press of Harare, and to the many people who helped and advised him.

I have no hesitation in recommending that all our members purchase the book. It is available at bookshops or if necessary direct from Weaver Press.

There are still others in Zimbabwe who have made major contributions to what used to be a wonderful country and who have a tale to tell about their lives. Hopefully, the publication of this book will encourage them to put pen to paper as CG has done. CG captures the importance of this in his prologue with the words ‘the recollections of many of my generation will be lost forever unless they are recorded now’.

http://www.weaverpresszimbabwe.com/latest-reviews/52-all-for-nothing-my-life-remembered/187-review-of-all-for-nothing-my-life-remembered.html

 

Former leading racehorse owner and breeder 'CG' Tracey died last Wednesday. He was 86. Born in 1923, CG spent much of his adult life in Zimbabwe. He was the chairperson of Tobacco Sales Limited. He became a farmer at the age of 16, and gradually became one of Zimbabwe’s most affluent and influential people. He took a great interest in the training and uplift of farm workers and ran a very successful commercial farm until his farm, Mount Lothian, was seized by Judge Paddington Garwe for his own personal use in 2003. Despite the loss of his much loved estate, CG spent the rest of his life in Zimbabwe.

Married to Wendy in August 1946, CG had three daughters, Elizabeth, Diana and Caroline.

CG had shares in the wonderful broodmares Doff The Derby and Burghclere. Doff The Derby is one of just a handful of mares who produced two English classic winners (Imagine and Generous), whilst Burghclere became dam of Gp1 winner and Epsom Oaks runner up Wind In Her Hair (Alzao). The latter went on to produce the mighty Japanese champion Deep Impact (Sunday Silence).

In South Africa, CG was best known as the joint owner of Ecurie (Liloy). A superb race filly, Ecurie’s was the champion 2 y.o. filly in South Africa in 1984. As a three-year-old she maintained her high-class form; she scored in the Garden Province Stakes, and was placed in both the Mainstay (behind Model Man) and Cape Guineas (behind Sea Warrior).

Over the years, CG enjoyed plenty of success in the racing and breeding industry, and he stood a number of high-class stallions. Amongst them were the high-class Princilon, the superbly bred Fair Wind as well as Prairie Prince.

He maintained his deep interest in horse racing right up to his death and saw his last horse (Sea Chest) win at Turffontein two years ago.

Shortly before his death, CG published his autobiography, "All For Nothing?". It gave him great pleasure to be able to publish a book that tells the story of a long and challenging life in a country in transition.

Sarah Whitelaw

C G Tracey died the other day and his book "All For Nothing?" was on sale at the CFU Congress. It is an excellent read for anyone who is interested in this country and wants to see what has gone on over the past century – no man played a bigger role in building the country and served its best interests more than 'CG', as he was known. The title was suggested by his wife before she died and all he did was to add the question mark to emphasise that it is not yet all over.

http://www.blundells.org/obclub/obclub/obituaries/tracey_cg.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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