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Friday, May 29, 2020

Baron Henry de Tracy & Lady Hawise ?

1513079472. Baron Henry de Tracy & 1513079473. Lady Hawise ?

~1105, Henry born in England, s/o §§William de Tracy.

~1110, Hawise born in England.

Aft. 1110, Henry’s father died.

~1128, Henry married Hawise.

1138, King Stephen appointed Henry de Tracy as a regional commander at Castle Cary in the southwest. [Castle Cary captured from Ralph Lovel (319398656) by King Stephen (189110430).] (S) High-Ranking Widows, Ricketts, 2010, P191.

1139, Henry de Tracy put down the insurrection of William de Mohun, earl of Dorset [see (1947025536)], capturing 104 of William’s knights in calvary engagement. (S) War and Chivalry, Strickland, 1996, P195. [King Stephen bestowed part of the honor of Barnstaple on Henry de Tracy, who was succeeded by his son Oliver.]

1143 & 1147, Henry known to be in southwest England. (S) High-Ranking Widows, Ricketts, 2010, P191.

1146, ‘Henricus de Traci … cum filio meo Olivero’ donated property to Barnstaple Priory. (S) FMG.

1146, Henry de Tracy confirmed a grant to St. Martin by §§Juhel of Totnes [Henry a grandson of Jehuel]; who at the time shared the fief with Philip de Braose [son-in-law of Juhel.] (S) Report & Transactions of Devonshire, 1902, P728.

1153, Henry de Traci, lord of Barnstaple, Devonshire, an adherent of King Stephen, marched to Kary and besieged William de Mohun at his castle. Henry’s siege was broken by forces of Robert, earl of Gloucester. (S) History and Antiquities of Somersetshire, V1, Phelps, P379.

1164-65, Henry died.

Family notes:

1110, §§William de Tracy witnessed a charter with Rohesia, his wife, and 3 children Turgis, Henry, and Gieve. [This family is not ancestral to William de Tracy, one of the murderers of Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury.] William became a monk the same year at Mont Saint-Michel.

Child of Henry and Hawise:

i. Oliver de Tracy (756539736), born ~1130 in Devonshire, England.


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