Tewksbury Almshouse Intake Records , Massachusetts


Tewksbury Almshouse Intake Records [1854-1884]

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Thomas Tracy, 33, Ire, Lowell Dec 60, Land NY in 1850 April ship Beege Pa, a Gunan with Coc Paman & too others. Same time Lowell. Shash Haun Dec '58. and came back July '59. Empire State Lans NY direct to Lowell. wife d. no child 3 cousins in Lowell? Laborer hue with sore hands.

Dis Jan 7th 61



Thomas Tracy, 35, b. I. Co Tyrone, Land 9 years ago NY per ship "Byahpoe" (Eagar Poe?) - then to Bos then Lowell 9 yrs - there till now - has no work - no money - no Ch. widower. no brothers or chil or sis - to NY or out.

Dis Jan 7th 61



Ann Tracy, 40, b. Ire Co. Fermanagh, single, came here ak Saua St of N.B. 22 years ago 2 yrs there then to Bos in Bos and neighbor hood. Bro Pat Tracy in Broomfield Stat bras one Wese, Sis Cecilia md in ct S never in A.H. before. ought to go one.

Dis Mch 6/63



James Tracy, 5, b. Ird from Canet Almshome

Thomas Tracy, 7, b. Ird from Canet Almshome

fa Pat enlisted and deserted Mo Bridget off 6 weeks

Dis Sep 16 1863



James Tracey, 40, b. Irl. Co. Tyrone

Bridget Tracey, 36, b. Irl Co. Westmeath

Rosa Tracey, 13, b. Sc Edinboro

Mary Tracey 2 b. Sc Leutichgoro

Collier N.N. Celd in Phil Penn April 1864 per "Tonawanda" went tp Potterville - 3 mos after went to Johnstown Cambria Co 3 mos there then back to Potter' where he staid till last July then came to N.Y. & Lowell via NJ Norwich RR which ld N.Y. about Feb 4th of 5th 1866 per "Isaac Webb".

Sent to N.Y. Apr 13 1866 B.S.C.



Ann Tracy, 47 b. Ire Ld St. John 1841 per Susan M Bruce here before No.19150. Trans from Bost? May 14/67 B.S.C. light in head.

Dis May 4 1867



Ann Tracy, 47, fr Boston July 20 1869. 47 b Pre- Land. Boston 1839? Pa never here, never md, no friends, Insane, here before



William Tracey, 45, fr Boston March 22 1870

45 b. Ire Land Boston 15 yrs ago. dont know ships. Bos 10 yrs. Camb 5 yrs. 4 taxes Camb. Teamster. wife dead. 3 sons Thos, James & Michael in Cambridge. No inst before. Enl at Camb Co F 28th Regt living there at time on Dublin St 4 yrs & for 5 yrs previous on Spacke St. Sis Hannah in Camb. Ven & drink.

Dis Apr 13 1870



Ann Tracey, 28, fr Lowell Oct 16 1871

Margt Tracey, 4, b. Lowell

Mary Tracy, 3 b. Lowell

John Tracey, 1.5, b. Lowell

Ann Tracey, 7/12 b. Lowell

nee Collins, 28, b. Ire Co Leitrim, Land NY 1863 or 4 June 25 per "City of Boston" by maiden name. Direct to Lowell, there since, md James Tracey June 16 1866 b. Ire. Land NY n.n. no taxes. no prop, was in 11th Ma Regt served 1 yr. he deserted her 2 mos ago. No Prat before. Fa John Collins lives with his son John Collins John Cb Ave Lowell. Intemp. Drinks beer only. never intoxicated. No m No 13

Dis Feb 17 Dis Apr 9 1872


James Tracy, 24, single, first, operative, lives Lowell, b. 1842 Ireland (s. of Michael & Margt) married Ann Coggins, single, 25, single, first, lives Lowell, b. 1841 Ireland (d. of John & Mary) 16 Jun 1866 Lowell, Penobscot, Massachusetts



James Tracey, 36, fr Boston May 12 1871, 34, b Ire Dublin. Land Bos Oct 1863 or 4, cant tell the name of Str. Land Constitution wharf Bn Bos since. Sing. Fish peddler & sailor. First nat Bos 4 yrs ago. Been in City Hosp 7 weeks no other inst. No B No n Rheum & Heart disease. Drinks a little. Permit says Trask.

Also June 2 1871


James Tracey, 34 fr Boston June 16 1871 For in 36664 absconded June 2 34 b Irl Dublin. Land Bos Oct 1863 or 4, cant tell the name of Str. at Constitution wharf. Bos since. Sing. Fish peddler & sailor. Nat first nat in Bos 4 yrs ago. In City Hosp 7 weeks no other inst. No B No n. Rheum & Heart disease. Drinks a little.

Also June 20 1871



Thomas Tracey, 44, fr Boston Jan 5 1871

44, b. Ire Co. Limerick. Sing. Laborer. Land Bos June 17 1851 per ship Ann direct to Gloucester there 5 yrs. New Bedford 1 yr. Taunton 1 yr. Bridgewater 4 mos then Gloucester - then Ire 10 yrs, Land 2nd time in Bos June 19 1869 per "Aleppo". since in Manchester Gloucester & Bos Nat Bos US Court Oct 1858. Pd 2 or 3 taxes in G. says owned house lot in G 2 yrs. Fa John & Mo land Bos per Alepepeo" June 19 1869. Now in Gloucester. Numbness in legs. No other Inst,

Dis Mch 30 1871



Ann Tracy, 40. fr Oxford June 13 1872

40 b Ire Co, Dublin. Land Boston about 1857 ship "Franklin Pierce" direct to Webster till 1862 then in various places off & on in Oxford past 6 years md Henry Cozzens in Dudley & lived with him nearly one yr when he left her & went off with another woman 6 or 7 yrs ago. Pa [parents?] never in country. Husb n.n. no prop no service. No inst before. No rels frds or house. Phethises.

Died June 15 1873.



John Tracey, age 44, from Fall River Nov 1 1873, condition Same Shoulder, discharged Nov 13 1873, removed New York

44 b. Devons Lin Eng. Land New York lattes part of June 1869 per SS "Colorodo" Direct to Fall River via NSS Co Sine, In Fall River since except few months in Lowell - NN No taxes - No prop - Single. Spinner Pa William & Mary never in A d Ire. No rels or fds. No Home Intemp, No other inst. Same Shoulder & Bad cold.



John Tracy, age 46, from Lowell Dec 31 1878, removed Warren RI

46, b. Ire Co Tip Land New York June 1869 per "SS Colorado" Direct to Prov RI & there Gengraville & other factory places in RI except 2 or 3 mos Fall River & past 9 mo in Lowell N.N. No Est Never paid a tax. Mule skinner Md in Eng to Mary Cavanagh & he sent for her in March 1870 she now in Waren RI not heard from her past 4 mos not seen her for 9 mos. Has 2 daus (grown up) in Eng. Pa William & Ellen both d' Ire. Never in A. No rels but wf in A. Drinks at times to excess RAN No other inst. Asthmas.


Colorado Liverpool & Queens to New York 29 Jun 1869

John Tracy, 28, labourer, b. England


William H. Tracy died 16 Jun 1898 Clinton Adams Massachusetts, age 26 years 4 months 9 days, single, mill operative, b. 1872 Cheshire (s. of John Tracy b. Ireland & Mary Cavanah b. Ireland), died of Phthisis, buried Clinton



William Tracy, 25, b. Maine

Dis Jan 26? 1874?



William Tracey, age 23, from Boston July 21 1874, condition lame back

23 b. June 8 1851 in East Boston and lived there till about 1860 and then his parents removed to Ire taking family with them. Fa James died died shortly after arriving in Sligo Ire & mo Margaret with sons Andrew and William returned to America. Land New York fall of 1869 per ship Thornton, Capt Wells. Direct to Boston & 3 mo lived Ho Anderson St. Enl Feb 7 & went west Feb 11 1870 mo died same year. Wm remained west till about a year ago, as a private of 7th US infantry, wounded July 1870 & disch Nov 30 1870 for disability. Returned to Boston about 1 year ago, since been peddling. Has pension of $18.00 a month per mo. Sprained his ankle recently by boot heel catching in the stair casing at Dooleys Hotel and also injured his back. Fa James Tracey thinks Nat. owned 3 houses in Boston, one E. Boston 4th Section and 2 in the city. Sold all his prop when he returned to Ire. Thinks fa paid taxes cant tell where or for whom he worked. Dont remember much about fa Teins. No other Inst. 



James Tracey, age 31

25 May 1875 Boston removed from New York

31 b Ire Co. Waterford land New York Sept 1867 per SS City of Baltimore. Direct to Jersey & went to work on farm there 2 yrs - Paterson N,J. 18 mos then to Boston short time Hyde Park few mos then Newark N.J. 3.25 yrs then New York & Penn till Nov last then came to Providence via NY & Prov SS Co thence to Boston via BosRR & then to work on RR near White Mountane NH till March 2, then Nalthann till May 20 then Boston till sent there - single - Currier & laborer N.N. No Esk No Lades - Pa Dennis & Ellen both d Ire - Bro Dennis Tracy Cor 20th St & 4th Ave Brooklyn NY Syph in Nov last in Boston - Has veneral warts - Intemp - No other Inst.


1875 Census - 1013 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, Kings, New York

Dennis Tracy                 Male    45        b. Ireland, hatter

Kate Tracy         Wife    Female 49        b. Ireland

Julia Tracy         Daughter         Female 19        b. Kings Co, dress maker

Jno Tracy           Son      Male    29        b. Kings Co, hatter

Dennis Tracy     Son      Male    19        b. Kings Co, hatter

Thos Kenny       Boarder           Male    18        b. Kings Co, Sega maker


Julia A. O'Connor died 15 Jan 1938, 101 Floyd St. Brooklyn Kings New York, Age: 82, Widowed, Housewife, b. 1856 US, (d. of Dennis Tracy b. Ireland & Catherine Rohan b. Ireland), buried 18 Jan 1938 Calvary Brooklyn, New York, Spouse Lorenzo


Dennis F. Tracy died 8 Oct 1911, 113 Ellery St Brooklyn Kings New York, Age 47, Married, Hatter, b. 1864 U.S., (s. of Dennis Tracy b. Ireland & Catharine Roughan b. Ireland) buried 10 Oct 1911 Holy Cross


26 Jan 1900 The Brooklyn Daily Eagle

John T. Tracy

John T. Tracy, a well known hatter in the Eastern District, died at his home, 208 Stockton street, yesterday. He was born in this borough in 1861 and resided here all his life. He was a member of a number of Catholic fraternal societies. He is survived by a brother and sister. The funeral service will be held at the late home, on Stockton street, Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock.



William Tracy, 23, from Boston July 16 1875, condition well

For inmate 43977 from Boston July 21 1874 to Oct 14 1874

23, b. East Boston Fa James Tracy b Ire N.N. owned 2 houses 4th Section East Boston once the family lived in one of these located near Bennington St thinks pd taxes. Ret to Ire 1860 & d there 1864 mo Margaret d Boston fall of 1870 - No rels or fds no home. For inmate #43977 after left here went to Boston there a few weeks then Elmwood near Providence RI till June 16 then Boston there since. Single, shoemaker - says no other Inst. Has been tramping some since left Elmwood & worked 1/2 days. Haymes well



Catherine Tracy, age 46, from Wakefield Dec 18 1876, removed New York

45 b Ire Co Cork land Quebec Ca about 1849 per ship "Dido" In Canada 2 yrs Rochester NY 2? yrs Buffalo NY 3 yrs & in various parts of New York State & Penn since. Md to Thomas Tracy in Buffalo NY 1851. He a RR laborer a 6 yrs - Dau Cathe wf of Thomas Galligan & the last she knew they were in Keene NH. She has lived in N York City chiefly past 10 yrs & left there about Nov 1st went by Rail to Keene N.H. & there 2 weeks then to Waltham there 1 week Woburn & Wakefield till sent here. Tramping some no rels in Mass whose whereabouts are know. No other inst. Very anxious to return to NY where she claims to be well known & has plenty of friends.



Ella Tracy, age 6, well

from Laurence May 9 1876

6 b. unknown Fa Thos & Mo Ellen both in H of C at Laurence for Dk. Have L Laurence but a few mos. Have lived in N York and Manchester NH. No other places. Has bros & sisters in Manchester NH. Not able to give much reliable information


1880 Census - 9 Turner Street, Lawrence, Essex, Massachusetts

Thomas Tracy              Self         Male       43           Ireland, works in Cotton Mill

Ellen Tracy   Wife       Female    37           Ireland

Margaret A Tracy        Daughter                Female    9             Massachusetts, United States

Mary E Tracy              Daughter                Female    7             Massachusetts, United States

Elizabeth Tracy           Daughter                Female    3             Massachusetts, United States

John Tracy    Son         Male       0 7/12 Oct              Massachusetts, United States


1876 Tewksbury Almshouse Intake Record - Massachusetts

Margaret Tracey, age 53, from Holyoke Sepy 25 1876, condition well, removed New York

53 b Ire Co Lowd [Drogheda? Louth]. Land New York Aug or Sept 1875 per SS "City of Montreal". Gd children George 10 John 9 & Edward McLoughlin 7. Direct to Holyoake to date?. Mary wf of Patrick McLoughlin in Holyoke & she has lived with them till sent here. Husb Nicholas Tracy d Ire 30 yrs ago. Has son John & dau Maggie in Ire. Came here to get sent to Ire. Sore head says fell down stairs. Druies OK. Sent to N York.



Patrick Tracy, age 43, from Boston Jun 17 1877, absconded

43 b. Ire Cos Ros? [Roscommon?] Land Aug 1863 New York per ship Alexander Marshall direct to Boston & thence to Brookline there 6 mos Boston 2 mos Brookline 5 years Roxbury & Brookline since 7 yrs steadily in Brookline till 18 mos ago Boston since. Widower Mary A nee Brown d Brookline May 1874. Daus Jane & Annie with Sister of Charity. Nat Boston 1870 or 71. No service or Est. Pd 6 or 7 taxes in Brookline & worked for James Driscoll a contractor & lived on Pearl St. Never aided & no other inst. Thinks taxes 1865 to 1874 sure paid more than 3 taxes. Laborer. Fa Michael Tracy in A 3 yrs & d Brookline Nov 1868. Mo Bridget d Ire. Sister Ann Tracy out west. past 18 mos was been working on Tremont St Boston highlands on a ledge. Idle since middle of Dec most of time. Drinks some times says none or other inst. Well. Brookline notified Jan 25 1877 ackd Feb 8.


Patrick Tracy, 22, first, lives Brookline, laborer, b. 1841 Ireland (s. of Michael Tracy & Bridget) married Mary Ann Brown, 20, first, lives Roxbury, b. 1843 Ireland (d. of William Brown & Mary) 24 Nov 1863 Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts


Mary Ann Tracy nee Brown died 4 Jun 1874 Pearl St. Brookline, Massachusetts, age 40, b. 1834 Ireland (d. of Patrick b. Ireland & Jane b. Ireland)


Michael Tracy died 31 Oct 1867 Pearl Place Brookline, Massachusetts, age 55, b. 1812 Ireland (s. of John b. Ireland & Catherine b. Ireland), Married


Patrick Tracy, labourer b. Ireland, & Mary Brown, b. Boston

Mary Tracy b. 7 Jun 1871 Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts

Patrick Tracy b. 18 Nov 1873 of Pearl St Brookline, Massachusetts


Anna Agnes Cleary died 30 May 1936, 1132 Clay Ave Bronx New York, Age 68, Married, Housewife, b. 23 Oct 1867 Mass (d. of Patrick Tracy b. Ireland & Mary Ann Brown b. Ireland) buried 2 Jun 1936 Gate of Heaven, spouse Francis A Cleary


Jane Treacy, 28, b. 1868 Brookline, Mass. (d. of Patrick Treacy & Mary Ann Brown) married John Patrick Cleary, 27, b. 1869 England (s. of Patrick Cleary & Ellen Moran) 25 Jan 1896 Manhattan, New York


Sarah Cleary died 14 Aug 1942 Manhattan New York, age 74, b. 1868, (d. of Patrick Tracey & Mary Brown) spouse: John


Mary A. Byrnes died 7 Mar 1937 107-08-34th Ave. New York City, Queens, New York, lives Corona, N. Y., Age 65, Married, Housewife, b. 1872 U. S. (d. of Patrick Tracy b. Ireland & Mary A. Brown b. Ireland) buried 10 Mar 1937 Holy Cross, Spouse: James Byrnes


Note: There is another Patrick Tracy of Tipperary & Mary Brown of Chicago, living in Chicago, Cook, Illinois at this time.


Patrick Tracy (1834–) & Mary Ann Brown (1834–1874) Marriage: 24 Nov 1863 Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

Children (7)

John Tracy (1864-)

James Tracy (Jun? 1866 – 28 Feb 1867 Pearl Place)

Anna Agnes Tracy Cleary (1867–1936)

Sarah Jane Treacy Cleary (1867–1942)

Michael Tracy (1870–)

Mary Tracy (1871–1937)

Patrick Tracy (1873–)





Hannah Tracy, age 29

John Tracy, 10, b. Boston, well

Mary E Tracy, 8, b. Boston, well

Patrick Tracy, 6, b. Boston, well

Delia Tracy, 8/12, b. Boston, whooping cough

from Boston Sept 10 1878

29 b Ire Co Galway Land New York [Boston crossed out] May or June 1864 per SS BLANK of Anchor line under maiden name of Connelly, Direct to Boston & there since. Married in Boston to Patrick Tracy. Husb flect? not Nr Jro Est. No service. In Boston over 20 yrs. Paid no taxes. Seaman & fisherman - now out at sea. Pa Patrick & Margaret Connolley in Ire bros Cornelius & Joh Connelly at sea. No other rels No other Inst TRAH All well but youngest who has whooping cough. Broke her wrist last winter. Family came here in a filthy condition. Has been aided by the city as paupers.


Patrick Tracy, 28, of Boston, mariner, second marriage, b. 1840 Ireland (s. of John & Mary) married Hannah Connelly, 25, of Boston, first, b. 1843 Ireland (d. of Patrick & Margaret) 13 Jun 1868 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts


John T. Tracy, died 18 Jan 1913 29 Chatham Sq. Bronx New York, Age 43, Single, Machinist, b. 22 Feb 1869 United States (s. of Patrick Tracy b. Ireland & Hannah Connolly b. Ireland), buried 20 Jan 1913 Calvary


Honora Connelly Tracy died 11 Nov 1918, 81 Warrenton St Boston Suffolk Massachusetts, Age 66, widow, housework, b. 1852 Ireland (d. of Patrick Connelly & Margaret) Spouse: Patrick Tracy



William Tracy, age 28, from Boston  Aug 2, injury to spine

28 b. East Boston Pa Andrew & Margaret. Fa b. Ire lived in E. Boston 17 or 18 yrs D when Wm was quite young. Mo Margaret D many yrs ago. Does not know whether Fa pd taxes or not. Thinks at one time he owned prop. black-smith & rigger, Wm never pd a tax, single, was in regular army two yrs & eight mos, discharged Nov 1870. No rels or fds. Since leaving here has been in Boston a different parts of the state. See order on above.



Mary Tracy, age 46, from Boston Jan 7 1882, Debilitity

47 b. Ire Ld NY 1875, direct to Phil there till 1880, Boston since. Husb John off not seen him for some years. Son John in Charlestown



Michael J Tracy, age 30, from Boston Feby 11 1882, Syph, discharged Feby 11 1882 sent to B.W.W.

3o b. NY to Boston 1876 Md Wf Mary E in Boston 1879. She and child rend at rear 131 Brighton St. She born in Boston



11 Feb 1883 Lowell Ma - Stephen Tracy 19 years

17 b Wales Eng Ld NY 1874 with bro Michael in Lowell past 2 yrs from Clinton PA d New Jersey they to Ar in 1870. Whereabouts of bro unknown. No other rels.



Wm Tracey, age 32, from Boston Nov 20 1883, condition bronchitis

32, b. Ire, single, shoe maker. Ld Boston 30 yrs ago with Pa Andrew & Margt. They both died 2 yrs after coming to the country. live? in Mass all the time. no taxes. No rels. N.N.



Wiiliam Tracey, age 32, from Boston Dec 31 1883, condition Conturion side

32 b. Ire Ld Boston 30 yrs ago with Pa Andrew & margt. They d shortly after landing, single, calls Boston his home, no tax. Were before 2 mos ago no rels N.M.



Edward Tracey, age 27, from Salem Sept 12 1883

Was not seen.



Last update: 20 June 2018