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1. Our family documentation begins with J.W. Treacy who was either a Captain or Colonel in the Army and he married Elizabeth Blockey in County Clare, Ireland.


John Treacy m. Elizabeth Blockey 08 Sep 1825 Saint James, Westminster, London, England


John Treacy & Elizabeth

Mary Jane Treacy b. 27 Oct 1830 bapt. 29 Dec 1830 Saint James, Westminster, London


In 1860-1 there was the company of ‘Joseph Treacy Blockey, and Thomas Remnant’, wine merchants, at 104 Ebury street, Pimlico, Middlesex. 


John Blockey & Eliza

Joseph Treacy Blockey b. 05 Sep 1833 bapt. 29 Oct 1833 Saint James, Westminster, London


1841 Census - Gloucester Terrace, St Leonard Shoreditch, Middlesex

Elizabeth Treacey b. abt 1801 Middlesex England, Middlesex England

Jane Treacey b. abt 1831 Middlesex England, Middlesex England

Eliza Treacey b. abt 1832 Middlesex England, Middlesex England

Joseph Treacey b. abt 1837 Middlesex England, Middlesex England

Catharine Treacey b. abt 1838 Middlesex England, Middlesex England


1871 Census - Lower Norwood, St Mary Lambeth, Lambeth, London

Elizabeth Treacy, Head, 70, widow, b. London Middlesex, Annuitant

Elizabeth Treacy, Granddaughter, 8, b. Burma

Hugh Treacy, Grandson, 5, b. Rangoon Burma

George Treacy, Grandson, 4, b. Rangoon Burma

Mary Treacy, Granddaughter, 3, b. Rangoon Burma

Flora Treacy, Granddaughter, 2, b. Lower Norwood Surrey


1.1. John Treacy (b. 1826 Ireland) married Flora Johnstone, 18, (daughter of William Dunbar Johnstone). 26th July 1861 at Christ’s Church, Rangoon, West Bengal, India. He was a district commissioner. John Treacy died on the 9th July, 1872 of chronic dysentery on the S.S. Killarney. At the time of George Tracy’s admission to Christ’s Hospital in 1874, both his mother and father were dead


John Treacy, 35, Bachelor, Pegu Commissioner, Rangoon, (s. of John Treacy) married Flora Johnstone, 18, spinster, (d. of William Dunbar Johnstone) Wit: John Craig, W. Treacy & Carolina Miller 26 July 1861 Rangoon


25 Feb 1869 The Friend of India (Calcutta India)

Deaths. January 17. At Park-avenue, Lower Norwood, Flora, wife of John Treacy, Esq, of Akyah, British Burmah.


1873 London Wills

John Treacy - Effects under £200

5 February. Administration of the effects of John Treacy late of Sandoway British Burmah in the East Indies Deputy Commissioner a Widower who died 9 July 1872 at Port Said in Egypt was granted at the Principal Registry under the usual Limitations to Elizabeth Treacy of 8 Park-avenue Lower Norwood in the County of Surrey Widow the Grandmother and Guardian of Elizabeth Treacy Spinster and Hugh Treacy Minors and of George Treacy and Mary Treacy and Flora Treacy Spinsters Infants the Children and only Next of Kin.

Death Notice: 13 August 1872 London Daily News


1.1.1 Elizabeth Treacy b. 21 August 1862 India Office Ecclesiastical Returns-Bengal Presidency, Misc, India  May have married ??? Carter.


1.1.2 John Treacy b. 22 Oct 1863 bapt. 18 Nov 1863 Chr. Rangoon Bengal India, father Assit Commissioner Pegu


1.1.3 Hugh (born 19 Nov 1864 Rangoon Bengal India died 1946 Thurrock Essex) or Burma, appointed to NSW Police 7th January 1892. Was in the mounted police in Sydney in 1893


1911 English Census - 19 Rosedale Road, Little Thurrock, Grays, Essex

Hugh Treacy, 47, Head, b. Sandoway Burmah, stevedore P&O SS Co.

Beatrice Treacy, 26, wife, married 5 years 3 child, b. Chipping Ongar Essex

Flora Treacy, 4, b. Telbury Essex

Hugh Thomas Treacy, 3, Telbury Essex

John Treacy, 2, Grays Essex


1760-1913 Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records

Hugh Treacy b. 1865 Burma


1.1.4 George Treacy born in 1866 in Mandalay, Burma (b. 20 May 1866 Moulmein, West Bengal, India d. 1929). He attended "Christ’s Hospital School" Newgate St., City of London from 1874 to 1882. In the 1881 British Census, at age 14, he is listed as attending there. His second wife was Annie Kate Jopp (daughter of Alfred & Annie Jopp of Aberdeen). In the 1901 census, he was listed as living in Islington London, working as a furniture salesman.


1881 Census - "Christs Hosptl Schl" Christ Church Newgate Street, London, Middlesex

George Treacey 14 M Bombay, India


1911 English Census - 63 Kings Road, Willesden Green Middlesex

George Treacy, 44, b. Rangoon Burma, Salesman Retail Furniture Shop

Annie Kate Treacy, 31,  married 6 years, 3 child 2 alive, b. Peckham London

Eric Treacy, 3, b. Willesden Green Middlesex

Mary Treacy, 10/12, b. Willesden Green Middlesex Eric Treacy  (b. 2nd June 1907, 63 Kings Road, Willesden, London d. 13th  May 1978) MBE, Bishop of Wakefield and renowned English railway photographer. Also known as the Railway Bishop. He married his wife Mary (May) Leyland Shone (1902-1985) on 16 June 1932, daughter of James Arthur Shone. They had no children. (see listing below). George, twin brother to Eric but who died a few days after birth. Mary Treacy (b. c. 1910) wed to Dirk van der Kaay in Maracaibo, Venezuela 1938 Judith Ann Treacy van der Kaay Erik K. Van Der Kaay, (b. 12/16/1943, d. 10/02/1990), US Army, SSG, Res: Tarpon Springs, FL, Plot: 301 0 628, bur. 10/05/1990


1.1.5 Mary Treacy b. August 8, 1867 in Akyab, West Bengal, India. Mother thinks possibly tuberculosis was the culprit.


1.1.6 Florence. We do have a photograph of “Aunt Flo” who has a diminutive and slender person standing by a piano. 


1881 Census - Royal Asylum of St Anne's Society, Streatham Hill, Survey

Flora Treacy, 12, F, Scholar, b. Norwood Surrey


1.2 Jane [b. 1831] (who married Alfred Lane, a stock broker)


1.3 Eliza [b. 1832] (who married an Admiral Mullock (my nephew has a painting done on glass of Admiral Mullock)


John Treacy & Elizabeth

Eliza Mulock Treacy b. 27 Apr 1832 Saint John The Baptist, Shoreditch, London


1.4 Joseph Stevens Treacy [1837-April 1904] (father of Alfred) m. Susan Sophia Styles 1891 Lambeth, London, England


John Treacy & Elizabeth

Joseph Stevens Treacy b. 18 Apr 1837 bapt. 25 Jul 1837 Saint John The Baptist, Shoreditch, London, England


Joseph Stevens Treacy married Susan Sophia Styles 1891 Lambeth London England


1901 Census - Hackington, Kent, England

Joseph Stevens Treacy, b. 1838 Islington, London, boarder

Susan Sophia Treacy, b. 1847 South Lambeth, London, boarder


1.4.1 Alfred Stevens, artist, has painting in the Tate


1.5 Katherine Stuckey Treacy [b. 1838] who married Henry Barrow, Commander HM Bengal Marines

Katherine Stuckey Treacy (d. of John Treacy, 22 years) m. Henry Barrow (s. of Henry Barrow, 37 years) 03 Dec 1860 Rangoon, Bengal, India 








Mary Treacy wed to Dirk van der Kaay in Maracaibo, Venezuela 1938


Judith Ann Treacy            Renee Treacy Klein       Leah Treacy Klein

3 generations  02-03-2002


January 26, 1893 ..145 Tufnea Park (?)


“My dear Bess,

                How have you been getting on all this long time:  all solutions  hope? I don’t know whose turn it is to write, but I thought it a very favorable opportunity for me to as we are so very slack, that it is hard to find a means of passing the time away and yet appear to be doing something.  They say no news is good news, so I presume you are jogging along comfortably.  I hope you will write as soon as you receive this as Flo and I are both anxious to know how you are going on.  You will be pleased to hear that Flo has left Miss Sandlands and is now living with me at Tufnea Park.  We have taken apartments with some people named Jaffray.  There are 3 sisters and a brother.  The sisters keep a school for children and the brother is at Marplis.  They are very decent people so there it is quite a home for Flo.  She is at present learning the typewriter in hopes of getting something to do in that time.  I wish you could see our rooms, we have made them look so nice.  Of course it has meant the outlay of money but I think is worth it to have a decent place to call your own.


Hughie as I think I told you is in the mounted police at Sydney and writes to say he was never more comfortable and happy in his life.  Some few months ago he had a nasty fall from his horse or rather his horse fell on him and bruised his leg very badly, but he has quite recovered from that.  We do not hear very much from him but we don’t worry as he always comes down on his feet, as the saying goes.


Did you send your photo as promised, because it has never reached me.  Will you please send one in your next letter : if you wish it.  I will promise not to send it round for general inspection only do send me as I am longing to know what you are like after so many years absence.


I don’t think I have any news to give you.  Every body seems to be jogging along just the same way.  Your friend Harry Donnly (?) is going to be married shortly.  Alfred Barrow is a full blown actor and is now touring the provinces.    Eva talks of going to New York some time this year to be married.  Her fiancée has just departed after a month’s holiday and wants her to follow later on. Don’t know as to whether it will come off or not.


Well good bye Bess.  Write as soon as you can and don’t forget to let me have a photo.


With love, your affectionate brother,


Geo Treacy


Flora sends her love to you.




Eric Treacy (b. 2nd June 1907 Willesden, London d. 13th  May 1978) MBE, Bishop of Wakefield and renowned English railway photographer. He had two passions in his life: his church and photographing railway locomotives.


He was born on 2 June 1907 at 63 Kings Road, Willesden, London, the surviving twin son of George Treacy (1866–1929), a furniture salesman, and his second wife, Annie Kate, daughter of Alfred Jopp of Aberdeen and his wife, Annie. A younger sister was born three years later. His father had been born in Burma, where his grandfather, an Irishman, had been a district commissioner.


He attended a small private school in Willesden Green, and Haberdashers’ Aske’s School, Hampstead, from 1918 to 1925. He left school with below average matriculation results, but was excellent at sport, especially rugby and cricket, and had been heavyweight boxing champion for two successive years. Six feet tall, weighing over 14 stones, he had a burly physique, with blue eyes and fair hair.


In 1932 he was made a Deacon and in 1933 a priest in the Church of England at Liverpool parish church. From 1936 to 1940, he was vicar of Edge Hill, Liverpool, and his excellent relations with his railwaymen parishioners gave him a great start with his hobby. He was an Army Padre during the Second World War with a Lancashire regiment, for which he was awarded an MBE. On demobilisation he became Rector of Keighley and in 1949 was appointed Archdeacon of Halifax. In 1961 he became Suffragen (or deputy) Bishop of Pontefract. In 1968, when the Bishopric of Wakefield became vacant, the Prime Minister and Archbishops were bluntly told by the people of Wakefield that they would accept none but Eric Treacy, and he was enthroned on 17th March 1968. He played a large part in the life of Wakefield, not least by his visits to Wakefield Prison; the inmates there regarded the fortnightly arrival of "Bishop Eric" and his wife as a high spot. He once preached, using as a pulpit, the tender of Stephenson's Locomotion, which for many years graced Darlington Bank Top station.  He remained in the post in until he retired on the 31st of October 1976. He was considered to be progressive in some ways but basically conservative in other ways. He accepted the ordination of women.


He took up railway photography after being inspired by a visit to Liverpool Lime Street. His photographic work appeared in various magazines during the 1930s. He published his first book of images in 1946. Throughout the years he was gradually making his reputation as one of the world’s greatest railway photographers, his eye for composition meant that you could often distinguish a Treacy from any other photographer’s work. He died from a heart attack on Appleby Station on the Settle-Carlisle Railway waiting for BR 92220  Evening Star on 13th May 1978, doing what he enjoyed most: photographing trains. Visitors to Appleby Station will find a plaque commemorating his memory. Ericy (along with writer Alan Bennett and others) was a fierce opponent of those who wished to close down his beloved Carlisle-Settle railway line, and it was perhaps fitting that it was there that he died. He is buried at St Kentigern's Church Crosthwaite, Keswick.


He has the rare, probably unique distinction of having two locomotives named after him, a steam locomotive No.45428 Eric Treacy (currently on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway) and an electric locomotive No.86240 Bishop Eric Treacy.


The Treacy Collection of 12,000 photographs forms part of the National Railway Museum's archive of over 1.4 million images.


The following are albums of his photographic work:


Eric Treacy. (1976) Roaming the Northern Rails

Eric Treacy (1977) Roaming the East Coast Main Line Ian Allan.

Eric Treacy (1969) Lure of Steam Ian Allan

Eric Treacy (1981, reprint?) Glory of Steam Ian Allan

G. Freeman Allen, (1982) Great Railway Photographs by Eric Treacy Peerage Books, London

P.B.Whitehouse & G.Freeman Allen (1982) Eric Treacy: Railway Photographer

P.Whitehouse & J.Powell (1985) Treacy's Routes North

P.Whitehouse & J.Powell (1990) Treacy's British Rail

Eric Treacy (1991 reprint) Portrait of Steam

Eric Treacy (1994) The Best of Eric Treacy Atlantic Transport Publishers

David Jenkinson & Patrick Whitehouse (1988) Eric Treacy's LMS Oxford Publishing Company





Matthew, H.C.G. & Harrison, Brian Howard (2004) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. p. 243-5

John Peart Binns (1980) Eric Treacy. Littlehampton Book Services Ltd [Note: Not read]


Eric Treacy 1936.jpg

1936 Portrait by Edward Chambré-Hardman




eric treacy sig.jpg





ex-LMS black five number 45428 has been named Eric Treacy in preservation


11 November 1856 London Gazette

We the undersigned do hereby give notice, that we have this day mutually dissolved the Partnership heretofore sunsisting between us carried on at No. 104, Ebury-street, Pimlico, Middlesex, under the name, style and firm of John Blockey and Son, as Wine and Spirit Merchants. - Dated this 10th day of November, 1856.

28 July 1857 London Gazette

Notice is hereby given that the Partnership heretofore existing between John Blockey and Joseph Treacy Blockey, carrying on the business of Wine and Spirit Merchants, at No. 104, Ebury-street, Pimlico, Middlesex, under the name and style of John Blockey and Son, has been this day dissolved by mutual consent. – Dated this 18th day of July, 1857.

John Blockey

Josh T. Blockey

23 April 1861 London Gazette

Joseph Treacy Blockey, late of No.20, Ebury-street, Pimlico, Middlesex, carrying on business in copartnership with Thomas Remnant at No.104, Ebury-street aforesaid, Wine Merchants.- In the Queen’s Prison.

6 September 1861 London Gazette

Thomas Remnat (sued with one Joseph J. Blockey, sued as John Blockey and William Remnant) formerly of No. 10, Belmont, Lee, Kent, then of No.104, Ebury-street, Pimlico, and next and late of No.20, Pembroke-place, Vauxhall-bridge-road, both in Surrey, Wine Merchant, carrying on business in copartnership with one Joseph Tracey Blockey, under the style or firm of Blockey and Remnat, at No.104, Ebury-street, Pimlico, part of the time letting a portion of said premises, and since the 1st June 1861, merging said business for one Walter McMullen.


Possible relations in the Royal Navy:


Joshua Treacy/Treacey/Tracey (1776 Ireland - 1845 Moresby Cumberland) [see also sons Christopher Treacy & William Treacy] [perhaps related to William Treacy of Co. Clare who also sevred on HMS Glatton] In his will there is a reference to a brother John.


William Treacy, 19, born Clare Ireland, enlisted 29 Jul 1802 HMS Glatton, holds 11? tickets, AB to 23 Sept 1802 then Masters Mate [Sub-Lieutenant] [perhaps related to Joshua Treacy who was a lieutenant on HMS Glatton]

William Treacy, late Lieutenant belonging to His Majesty's Sloop of War Minstrel

7 November 1806 Lieutenant

Will 04 January 1812, PROB 11/1529, Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury



Last update: 21 June 2018