Family flag,info,TREACY3,Tracy crest Ireland
tracey crest Tracey Family
An Irish Family History
The Viscounts of Rathcoole and baronets of Limerick.
The Shield is: Or, an escallop in the chief point sable between two bendlets gules. 
Translation: Or (yellow) symbolizes the Sun and denotes  Splendor, Majesty and Magnanimity. 
The Crest is: On a chapeau gules, turned up ermine, an escallop sable between two wings or. 
The Motto is: "Memoria pii  aeterna",'The memory of the pious is eternal'. 
Roll of arms (Powell's Roll) c. 1345-1351...shields with names written above each...s’ Jon tracy...[bottom left hand corner]
The Tracy family name is not recorded in the Great Domesday Book of 1086AD. In Devon there are recorded the placenames Bradford Tracy (Witheridge), Bovey Tracey, Newton Tracey, Nymet Tracey (Bow) and Wynkele Tracy (Winkleigh).  There are also early references to Tracies in Newington Kent.
English Tracys Genealogy
Based on the Address to Tracy Family Reunion 1899
1720 The Baronettage of England (page 200) Baronettage of England.pdf
1725 The Peerage of Ireland by Aaron Crossly
Page 1 Page 2
1756 The Irish compendium (page 304) Irish compendium.pdf
Britton, John (1840) Graphic illustrations, with historical and descriptive accounts, of Toddington, Gloustershire. The seat of Lord Sudeley. London.
8 Papers relating to the claims to the Viscount [of Tracy] - includes many of the English wills papers.pdf
Thomas Rudge (1802) The History of the County of Gloucester History of the County of Gloucester.pdf
Tracy of Stanway - Burke, John (1841) A genealogical and heraldic history of the extinct and dormant of England.
The Tracy Deed circa 1199 Henry to Oliver
CHAPTER XI. Those Unidentified. The Conqueror and His Companions. by J.R.
 Planché, Somerset Herald. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1874.
TRACIE, "Sire de," l. 13,605.
The Norman family of Tracy does not appear to have been of much importance in
England before the reign of Stephen, who bestowed upon Henry de Tracy the honour
of Ben stable (Barnstaple) in Devonshire; but the first of the name we hear of is
 Turgis, or Turgisins de Tracy; who with William de la Ferté was defeated and driven
 out of Maine by Fulk le Rechin, Count of Anjou, in 1073, and who was therefore in
 all probability the Sire de Tracy in the army at Hastings. Tracy is in the
 neighbourhood of Vire; arrondissement of Caen, and the ruins of a magnificent
 castle of the middle ages were and may still be seen there. In 1082 a charter was
 subscribed at Tracy by a William de Traci and his nephew Gilbert (Gallia Christina,
 xi. Instrum. p. 107), one or the other being most likely the son of Turgis, and the
 father of Henry of Barnstaple.
The name of Tracy is principally known to the readers of English history from the
 unenviable notoriety of a William de Tracy, one of those involved in the murderer of
 Thomas à Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, A.D. 1170; but his connection with the
 main line is obscure, as in his charter granting to the Canons of Torre, in the county
 of Devon, all his lands at North Chillingford, he writes himself William de Traci,
 son of Gervase de Courtenay, whose name I do not find in the pedigree of that house.
Over the years, members of this family came to Ireland. In later years it is difficult to 
distinguish them from the native Irish families. Also there was a tendency among the 
native Irish families to identify themselves with this family. The most infamous of these 
would be those connected with the claim to the Tracy Peerage (Viscount of Rathcoole 
Dublin & Baronet of the county of Limerick):
Sir John Tracy.jpg
Sir John Tracy of Stanway, signature and seal 1677.
Thomas Cgharles Tracy 6 Rathcoole
Thomas Charles Tracy 6th Viscount of Rathcoole (d. 1756)
This is thought to be a portrait painted by Thomas Gainsborough. Supplied by Melanie Oelgeschläger M.A.
Engravings by Johannes Kip included in Atkyns, Sir R. (1712) The Ancient and Present State of Gloucestershire.
Toddington, The Seat of the Lord Tracy
Hales Abbey the Seat of the Lord TRacy
Stanway the Seat of John Tracey Esq