It may be presumed that the Traceys of Wexford are descended from the Uí Bairrche.







The Traceys of Wexford can trace their history back to the beginning of historical records, as Wexford formed part of the territory of the Uí Bairrche. It would appear from the records of the mid-1800’s that there was four main settlements of families: North Wexford (close to Arklow, Co. Wicklow); Central Wexford (Enniscorthy and Ferns); South East Wexford (Wexford Town and Rosslare); and South West Wexford (New Ross). Named after the Traceys, there are the townlands of Ballytracey (Baile Uí Threasaigh, Ballegresaigh, Tracey’s Town) just north of Boolavogue, four miles south east of Ferns, and in the south Tracystown [Traceystown] East (Baile Uí Threasaigh Thior) and Tracystown West (Baile Uí Threasaigh Thiar), located 3 miles south-east and 2 miles west of Taghmon respectively. In the Grand Panel of the county of Wexford of 1608, there is a reference to Illanstrassock (Tracey’s bog/marsh islands) in the Barony of Gwery [Gorey]. The best match may indicate that it is the Island townlands of the civil parish of Rossminoge, west of Gorey Town. South Wexford may also have been the home of a Norman Tracey family, as there are State historical records dating from 1280 to 1307, but there does not seem to be any references after this date.


William (Bill) Treacy (1925-2014)

of Clongeen Co. Wexford and

life President of London GAA since 1997 and member of the Hall of Fame.

Mícheál Ó Treasaigh (1924-1973) of Enniscorthy Co. Wexford member of Sinn Féin, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann and many other organisations. He was a member of Enniscorthy Urban District Council for fourteen years, of which body he was twice elected chairman (July 1967 & July 1969). He was a founding director of Enniscorthy Credit Union in 1964. He was engaged in many campaigns including the National Waters Restoration League in 1970 to remove feudal rights to river fishing.

joe treacy

Joe M Treacy

of Enniscorthy

Rehab Group Chairman 2003 to 2006

Managing Director of First National Building Society to 1993. He started working there in 1954, when it was known as the Working Man's Benefit Society.

Captain of Elm Park Golf Club, Dublin, 1985

Mary Purcell (nee Tracey)

whose father came from Enniscorthy.

Held Irish records for 800m, 1500m and 3000m between 1972 and 1976. She won BLE titles for 800m 1973; 1500m 1972-6, 1978 & 1980; cross-country 1973 and 1980; marathon 1982. British WAAA titles for 800m 1972 & 1973, silver 1984; 3000m 1975 & 1976. Dublin City Marathon 1983 Olympic athlete 1972 & 1976.

Texaco Sportstar Award for Athletics 1973.

Athletic Ireland Hall of Fame 2018.


 Traceys of North Wexford (PLUs Gorey and Shillelagh)


See also Arklow/Avoca, Co. Wicklow.


The following newpaper reference may refer to Kilgorman, Co. Wexford:


6 November 1770 Freemans Journal

To the Committee for conducting the Free-Press

Dearest Brethren,

As the Freedom and Liberty of the Press, is no small Part of the Happiness of the Subject, and that through the Channel of your Paper, Facts can be related without Distinction of Persons; I take the Liberty of requesting you to insert in your next Paper the following Case, which you may rely on being a Fact, having seen it on Record in the Court of Exchequer.

Not 100 Miles from the upper End of Great Britain-street, lives a young Reverend Parson, from Size, and surprizing abilitiees well qualified for a Mitre, and from his Marraige to the Niece of a Right Reverend, not without Hopes of one. This Gentleman's Father, A Resident, near Arklow, in the County of Wicklow, where he had a small Estate and some Leasehold Interests, in or about the Year 1745, set about 70 Acres, Part of his Leaseholds, to one Garret Tracy, at a Rent of about 11s. an Acre, which Lease and Premises this Tenant has since held, and more frequently for that Time paid the Rent before than after it was due, as appears by the Receipts. This young Parson on the Death of his Father, as only Child, became seized of his whole Possessions, and in the Year 1769 applied to said Tracy, to surrender his old Lease, so made by his Father, and take a new one from him, at a rent of about 18s. an Acre, which said Tracy agreed to, and this young Parson having declared the greatest Regard for his and his Father's good old Tenant, who not only paid him before Hand, but was ready on all Occasions to join him in Security, told this poor simple honest Man that to save him Expence, he would draw the Leases; accordingly printed Leases were filled up and executed by said Parties, but the old ones, through the Design of his Reverence not cancelled or surrendered. His Reverence then alledging, as is likely was the case, that he was in Want of Money, applied to his Tenant to advance him a Year's Rent, and he not having it in his Power to comply with his Request, his Reverence, in Hillary Term last, caused a Bill of Discovery to be filed against this old Tenant, on the aforesaid Transactions, and is proceeding thereon, to dispossess him of his Farm.

Quere, was it upon such Principles, the Acts against the Growth of Popery were founded?

As I am not acquainted with any of the Parties, if his Reverence will Please to quiet his honest Tenant, in the Possession of his Farm, and be for the future more careful of his Conduct, it is all that intended by,


Your Well-wisher,

John Telltruth


The Tithes records list:

James & L Treacy of Kilpatrick (27a/0r/0p 1833 (ref 31/17)) and Michael Treacy of Cloneranny (9a/3r/0p, 1833 (ref 31/17)), all of Kilgorman.

Rich Treacy, Mangan, Kilnahue, North Co. Wexford, 2 lots 6a/0r/0p & 5a/0r/0p, 1834, (ref. 31/17)


10 March 1841 Wexford Independent

Registry of Freeholds...252 Michael Treacy, Clonranny, do [farmer], do [freeholder], do [houses and land], Clonranny Kilgonnan, do [Gorey]. [£] 10


Issued at Dublin 12th Feb 1845. Seaman Ticket. No.260,480

Michael Tracey, born Cloneraney Wexford in 1815.

Fish[erman], 5'7.5", brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion.

First went to sea as Fishm in the year 1835. When unemployed resides at Arklow.


In the valuation of 1845, Bridget Tracey had a house, office and cow house in Kilpatrick, Laurence Tracey had a house & 2 offices at Kilpatrick Kilgorman [exempt],  Wm  Tracey a house, barn, car house & stable, dairy stable at Kilmichael Kilgorman and Michl Tracey had a house, barn & stable, Cow & Cai house at Cloneranny Kilgorman (exempt)


In the valuation of 1852, William Treacy had a house & office, Bridget Treacy had a house, Rose Treacy had a house & office in Kilpatrick. William Treacy had a house, barn, car house and dairy in Kilmichael. Michael Treacy had a house, barn and cow house in Cloneranny.


In the Griffiths Valuation of 1853 the following were recorded:

John Treacy and lessor Michael Treacy of Cloneranny; William Tracey of Kilmichael; William Tracey, Bridget Tracey and Rose Tracey of Kilpatrick; all of the Civil Parish of Kilgorman.

The record for Martha Tray is also included, as it may be a spelling error, but she may be related to the Trays of Arklow.

Cloneranny townland of the Parish of Kilgorman (Ord. S. 3 & 7)  342 acres

Map (# of 10)


Immediate Lessor



Valuation (land/buildings)


John Treacy

Hamilton K.G. Morgan

House, offices and land

21a 1r 30p



John Donnelly

Michael Treacy





Margaret Kavanagh

Michael Treacy




Kilmichael townland of the Parish of  Kilgorman (Ord. S. 3 & 7)  342 acres

Map (# of 10)


Immediate Lessor



Valuation (land/buildings)


William Tracey

James Doran

House, offices and land

41a 2r 17p



Isabella Boland

William Tracey




Kilpatrick townland of the Parish of Kilgorman (Ord. S. 3 & 7)  248 acres

Map (# of 8)


Immediate Lessor



Valuation (land/buildings)


Wm Tracey and others

Joseph Salkela

Land (common)

87a 0r 25p



William Tracey

Joseph Salkela

House, offices and land

53a 1r 14p



Bridget Tracey

Joseph Salkela

House and land

20a 2r 15p



Rose Tracey

Joseph Salkela

House, offices and land

19a 2r 22p


Coolnagloose townland of the Parish of Kilcavan (Ord. S. 3?)  203 acres

Map (# of 9)


Immediate Lessor



Valuation (land/buildings)


Martha Tray

Hugh Boland





1856 Gorey

Peter Tracey, 21 Years, 5'5", Blue Eyes, Fair Hair, Fair Complexion, Lives Gorey, Rc, Dealer,  21-Jan-1856, Stealing Tea, Prison Wexford


In 1860, at the Wexford Crown Court, there are the following references in the Brien Murder trial...went to first mass at Castletown chapel...Rody Tracy's house...James Tracy was looking out of the window and say a woman lying on the ground; saw prisoner stooping over her...

18 July 1860 Wexford Independent

Wexford Summer Assizes...Redmond Brien...attempt to murder Margaret Brien, the wife of his brother, John Brien, at Clone [Clones Kilgorman] in this county...went to mass at Castletown...that was about ten yards from a man named Tracy's house...ran for a sprong to Tracy's house but James Tracy took it from me [John Brien]; it was Tracey's sprong...Tracey is now in Wexford...Tracey took the sprong from witness, and said he would allow no murder...he ran down to Rosy Tracy's house...James Tracy examined...


20 January 1864 Wexford Independent

Gorey - from our own correspondent...The attemped murder by shooting near Arklow. I am informed that a Mr Beaky of Dublin, purchased the lands occupied by respectable farmers named Murphy, Tracy and Gregory, who held that land for a considerable period, and greatly improved it - and, in fact, built out offices, &c., and paid their rent up to the day. Mr Murphy, I am told, built the coast guard station at Kilmicheal, but all were disposed of their holdings. The man that was fired at was a brother to Mr Beaky that purchased the land. The shot was fired from the lower story, and several grains penetrated the boards of the loft, and were found under the bed. There was a notice posted upon the door, stating that if he did not repair what he had done, to prepare for eternity; and also "That Tipperary Pat had come." There was a coffin drawn out on the notice posted. [Griffith’s Valuation has a John Gregory of Kilmichael]


In March 1865, a woman named Charlotte Tracy about 35 or 40 years of age, took suddenly ill yesterday evening in one of the carriages of the Dublin and wicklow Railway, at Harcourt street Terminus. She was a servant in Lower Gardiner street, and was proceeding to her friends at Gorey, county Wexford. [There is a Charotte Treasy born in Wexford in 1845]


In December 1870, in The Nation, the following were contributors to the Ambulance Committee in aid of the French Army, from Tomnahely, Inch, Gorey and neighbourhood, Wexford...William Tracy...Mrs Mary A Tracy, Clones Upper[?]...Garret Tracy, Kilgorman[?]...


Garret Tracey died 2 Jan 1871 Ashwood [Kilgorman Wexford], widower, age 64, b. 1807, labourer, Mary Tracey her mark present at death Ashwood [Coolgrenney Gorey PLU Wexford] see Avoca Wicklow.


1889 Merchant Navy: James Trasey, b. 1830 Kilpatrick Co Wexford, served Dec 1889 on Geraldine, last ship Water Witch of Arklow, hand, discharged 1st Dec 1889 Arklow


6 March 1890

Garret Treacy of Scarnach [Inch Gorey, beside Ashwood] Co. Wexford, pleaded guilty, Deft ont Feb 9 at Carlow did leave a cart his property on the public St so as to obstruct the passage thereof, paid fine of 5/- with costs 1/-


Admistration of the estate of James Treacy late of Kilpatrick Castletown Gorey County Wexford farmer who died 10 December 1901 granted at Dublin to Catherine Reilly widow Effects £47


1910 RIC Service [see William Treacy of Bellmount Kilkenny]

James Treacy, 54486, b. 1869 Kilkenny


54486 James Treacy, 21 years 5 months, 5'9.75", b. Kilkenny, Prot, married 5.2.98 wife [Elizabeth Scollard see Abbeydorney RC] from Kerry, recommended by DI Maxwell, farmer, allocated 15 Aug 90, served Kerry 1? May? 91 - Limerick 12.3.98 - Queens Co 1.10.02 - Wexford 12.5.10, 4 Punishments, Pensioned 1.4.21 69448D, pension £164.13.4, Contd Carlow


May 2, 1910 (FJ) RIC

...Constable Jas. Treacy, Queen's Co., to Wexford...

Constable Treacy (Clonaslee, Queen's County). HC Deb 07 July 1910 vol 18 c1768 1768

§ Mr. DELANY asked the Chief Secretary whether his attention has been called to the case of Constable [James] Treacy, lately stationed at Clonaslee, Queen's County, against whom it was alleged that on a certain Sunday in October last, when acting as barrack orderly between nine and ten o'clock at night, he stopped two men outside the barracks, and, after procuring drink for them from an adjacent public-house, incited them to smash the bicycle belonging to the sergeant of a neighbouring station and throw it into the river; that on another occasion this constable supplied horns to two young men, prompting them at the same time to sound a local Protestant, lately married, with the object of annoying the sergeant; and that he advised certain persons to feign drunkenness before the sergeant, get arrested, and then go before a doctor and a magistrate and charge the sergeant with unlawful arrest; whether he is aware that evidence of a most reliable character is forthcoming in support of those charges; and will he grant a public sworn inquiry in order that the allegations against this constable may be thoroughly investigated?

§ Mr. REDMOND BARRY My attention has already been drawn to the matters referred to in the question, which were investigated by two experienced police officers some months ago. The Inspector-General then came to the conclusion that the case of Constable Treacy would be sufficiently met by his transfer to another county, as already ordered on other grounds. I see no reason for any further inquiry.

Royal Irish Constabulary (Constable Treacy).HC Deb 13 July 1910 vol 19 cc573-4W 573W

§ Mr. DELANY asked the Chief Secretary whether he can say upon what date Constable Treacy left Clonaslee, and where he is at present stationed; and whether he is engaged in ordinary police duties?

§ Mr. BIRRELL Constable Treacy left Clonaslee on 14th May and is at present stationed at Coolgreaney [Coolgreany Co. Wexford]. He performs ordinary police duties.

Royal Irish Constabulary (Constable Treacy).HC Deb 14 July 1910 vol 19 cc591-2 591

§ Mr. REDDY (for Mr. Delany) asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he will order a magisterial investigation into the charges preferred against Constable Treacy, lately stationed at Clonaslee, Queen's County, seeing that the evidence of eight independent witnesses is forthcoming charging this constable with incitement to crime and outrage on three distinct occasions?

§ Mr. BIRRELL As the hon. Member has already been informed, this matter has been investigated by two experienced police officers. The constable has been transferred to another county, and I see no reason for any further inquiry.

§ Mr. REDDY (for Mr. Delany) asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether, at the inquiry held on 19th April at Clonaslee, Queen's County, by District-Inspectors O'Connor, Kanturk, and Wallace, Cappawhite, into the charges of incitement to crime and outrage preferred against Constable Treacy, the evidence was taken on oath; and whether he will lay a copy of the report of those two police officers and the minutes of evidence upon the Table of the House?

§ Mr. BIRRELL Evidence was not taken on oath at the inquiry referred to. I do not propose to lay upon the Table of the House a copy of the report of the officers who conducted the inquiry.



1901 Census

1911 Census




James Treacy, 68, M, 4 Kilpatrick, Kilgorman, Wexford, Farmer, Roman Catholic, Head of Family, Not Married, Co Wexford [died 1901]

Andrew Reilly, 30, Male, Nephew, Roman Catholic, Not Married, Co Wexford











Daniel Tracy, 36, M, 3.2 Portraine Demesne, Donabate, Dublin, Carpenter, Catholic, Boarder, Not Married, Co Wexford



John Treacy, 53, M, 6 Ballygahan Lower, Ovoca, Wicklow, Pensioner Sergeant R.I.C, Roman Catholic, Head of Family, Married, Queen's County

Mary Treacy, 53, F, Ballygahan Lower, Ovoca, Wicklow, Roman Catholic, Wife, Married, Co Wexford

Anne Mary Treacy, 17, F, Ballygahan Lower, Ovoca, Wicklow, Roman Catholic, Daughter, Not Married, Co Tipperary

Peter Treacy, 15, M, Ballygahan Lower, Ovoca, Wicklow, Scholar, Roman Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Wexford

John Treacy, 13, M, Ballygahan Lower, Ovoca, Wicklow, Scholar, Roman Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Wexford





James Treacy, 41, M, 1 Knockbaun, Coolgreany, Wexford (CoI, Constable RIC, b. Kilkenny)

Elizabeth Treacy, 33, F, Knockbaun, Coolgreany, Wexford (CoI, married 13 years, 6 children, b. Kerry)

Gertrude B Treacy, 11, F, Knockbaun, Coolgreany, Wexford (CoI, b. Limerick)

William S H Treacy, 8, M, Knockbaun, Coolgreany, Wexford (CoI, b. Limerick)

Lionel A Treacy, 6, M, Knockbaun, Coolgreany, Wexford (CoI, b. Laois)

Linda O Treacy, 5, F, Knockbaun, Coolgreany, Wexford (CoI, b. Laois)

[Note: also son Nicholas James Treacy, 10 years – who emigrated to Australia]










John Treacy, 63, M, 9 Ballygahan, Lower, Avoca, Wicklow (head, Ex Sergeant R.I.C. and farmer, b. Queens)

Mary Treacy, 62, F, Ballygahan, Lower, Avoca, Wicklow (married 32 years, 5 child, 3 alive, b. Wexford)

Anne Mary Treacy, 25, F, Ballygahan, Lower, Avoca, Wicklow (daughter, single, b. Tipperary)

John Thomas Treacy, 22, M, Ballygahan, Lower, Avoca, Wicklow (son, farmers son, single, b. Wexford)


31 Godolphin Road, Shepherds Bush W London

Peter Treacy, 25, Boarder, b. Gorey County Wexford Ireland, Single, Bankers Clerk



British Postal Service Appointments

Jas P Tracey, 1913, Carlow

Jas P Tracey, 1914, Learner, Gorey


Oct 24 1923 (FJ) Ulster

From Wexford to Tyrone. - Miss I. [L?] Treacy (Wexford), Derrchrin, N.S. Coagh [Tyrone] has been appointed assistant teacher in Stewartstown N.S. No.2, in sucession to Miss Annie Kelly resigned on marriage.


12 Mar 1928 Proposed Garage at Coolgreaney

...Patrick S. Treacy for vacant plot of ground on the lower side of the ball alley at Coolgreaney on which to build a garage...[refused]

13th May 1935 Plot Of Ground At Coolgreaney

Mr. Patrick S. Treacy, Coolgreaney, applied for vacant piece of ground on the lower side of the Ball-alley, Coolgreaney, for building purposes.

Mr. Treanor, Assistant Surveyor for the district, reported that the Council should not give approval to Mr.Treacy's application as in his (Mr.Treanor f s) opinion the plot in question did not belong to the Council.

No order.




Nov 11, 1948 (II) Marriage

Mr. T. [Thomas] Tracey, Wexford and Miss Maura [Mary] Keane, Griffith Avenue, Dublin after their marriage at the Church of St. Vincent de Paul, Marino.



St. Fintan's Cemetery, Doon South, Doon, Limerick

In Loving Memory Of Mrs Nora Murphy Late of Kilpatrick Wells Co. Wexford Died 16th July 1951 R.I.P. Erected By Her Nephew James Treacy






Anne Tracy & Miles Darcy of Kilpatrick - Arklow parish

Margt Darcy bapt 18 January 1818 Sp. Miles Mainsfold & Dorethy Quin


Jas Tracy married Bridget Leonard 28 April 1818 Wit: Owen Hegarty & Elisa Murray. Arklow Parish

Jas Tracy/Treacy & Bridget Leonard of Kilpatrick - Arklow parish
Mary Tracy bapt 4 July 1818 Sp. Jrh Long & Margt Leonard
Sarah Tracy bapt 16 May 1820 Sp. Pat Leaonard & Mary Long
Jas Tracy bapt 10 July 1822 Sp. Batw & Marg Reilly
Jno Tracy bapt 7 Feb 1824 Sp. Andw Leonard & Mary Keogh
Bridget Tracy bapt 10 May 1829 Sp. Pat & Mary Tracy
Jas Tracy b. 27/25 Nov 1831 Sp Thos Hughes & Cath Murray
Margt Tracy b. 25/26 April 1838 Sp Edwd Tracy & Margt Brien 
Elizabeth Treacy b. 30/28 July 1840 Sp Michael Leonard & Mary Dunne

Jas Donnelly & Judith Doyle of Clonainey [Cloneranny? Kilgorman Wexford] - Arklow parish

Dorothy Donnelly Jan 1824 Sp. Laur Donnelly & Cathr Tracey
Michl Bulger & Honoria Moore of Clonraney - Arklow parish
Peter Bulger 12 July 1827 Sp. Pat Moore & Mary Anne Tracy
Jno Byrne & Mary Long of Clones
Jno Byrne b. 5/5 April 1834 Sp Michl Mainfold & Mary Tracy


Jno Synnott & Eliza Murphy of Monagarra [Monararrow Kilgorman]
Eliza Synnott bapt 3 May 1820 Arklow Parish Sp. Wm Tracy & Anne Brennan
Jas Murtha & Elinor Hays of Clones [Kilgorman Wexford] - Arklow parish
Margt Murtha bapt 10 Mar 1823 Sp. Wm Tracy & Charlotte Caufield
Michl Doyle & Margt Long of Kilpatrick [Kilgorman WExford]
Sarah Doyle 12 Jan 1824 Sp. Wm & Mary Tracy

George Hempinstat & Anne Brien of Clonrainey

Jas b. 22/24 Feb 1831 Sp. Wm Tracy & Eliza Cavanagh

Peter Loughlin & Margaret Brien of Coolgoria [Coolgreany Inch Wexford]
Catherine Loughlin b. 2/1 Feb 1845 Sp William Tracy & Sarah Walsh
Laurence Tracy & Rose Kinsela of Kilpatrick - Arklow parish
Michl Tracy bapt 22 May 1827 Sp. Pat Leonard & Bridget Tracy
Jas Tracy bapt 7 sep 1828 Sp. Pat Tracy & Bridget Kinsela [joined merchant navy?] 
Mary Tracy b. 20/16 April 1832 Sp. Jno Sullivan & Mary Long?
Cath Tracy b. 27/26 Oct 1834 Sp Jno Dunne & Mary Tracy
James Treacy of Kilpatrick died 10 December 1901, bachelor, 74 years, famer, bronchitis 10 days no medical attendant, informant Andrew Reilly nephew of Kilpatrick present at death [see 1901 Census]
Catharine Tracey, full age, spinster, lives Kilpatrick Inch Co. Wexford (d. of Laurence Tracey, dead, farmer) married Michael Reilly, full age, bachelor, fisherman, lives Clone Inch Co. Wexford, (s. of Andrew Reilly, dead, farmer) 19 September 1869 RC Chapel Arklow Wit: Michael Reilly & Winifred Tracey [Arklow Rathdrum PLU] signed their marks 
Catherine Tracy of Kilpatrick (d. of Laurentius & Rosanna of Kilpatrick) married Michael Reilly of Clone (s. of Andreas & Maria of Clone) Wit: Michael Reilly of Castletown & Winifreda Tracy of Kilpatrick) 19 Sep 1869
Catharina Treacy & Michael Reilly of Clones [Kilgorman]
Andreas Reilly b. 7/8 Jul 1870 Sp. Edwardus Treacy & Winifreda Treacy. Arklow Parish [see 1901 Census]


Thos Kerfoot & Bridget Sullivan of Clonrainey
Anne Kerfoot b. 4/4 August 1830 Sp Jno Sullivan & Judith Tracey.
Wm Hunt & Cath Kinsela of Kilmurry [Kilmakilloge Wexford]
Joanna Hunt b. 27/26 May 1832 Sp. Barthw Reilly & Judith Tracy


Jas Byrne & Mary Long of Clones
Jas b. 20/20 Mar 1837 Sp Jas Byrne & Sarah Tracy


Wm/William  Tracy/Treacy & Eliza/Elizabeth Cavanagh/Kavanagh - Arklow parish [see cemetery below]
Michl Tracy 24 Dec 1828 Sp. Michl Suinones? & Mary Tracy of Clonraney
Jno Tracy b. 5/3 Sep 1830 Sp. Patk Tracy & Amelia? Hughes of Clonaney
Cath b. 10/8 Feb 1833 Sp. Jas Hughes & sarah Cavanagh of Clonraney
Eliza Tracy b. 4/1 April 1835 Sp Michl Cavanagh & Eliza Kerfoot of Clonraney
Mary Tracy b. 6/5 Sep 1837 Sp. jas Hughes & Cath Tracy of Kilmichael
William Treacy b. 25/24 Oct 1839 Sp John Beakey & Mary Kinsela of Clonerany [see cemetery below]
Catherine Tracy b. 18/18 Jan 1843 Sp Edward Tracy & Margaret Blake of Kilmichael
Winifred b. 31/31 May 1845 Sp Patrick Benkey & Anne Tackaberry of Kilmichael
Lydia Tracy b. 2/2/ Oct 1847 Sp James Hughes & Mary Anne Tracy of Kilmichael
Edward Tracy b. 23/23 Jan 1852 Sp Edward & Anne Tracy of Kilmichael
Elizabeth Tracy of Kilmichael (d. of Gulielmus & Elizabeth of Kilpatrick) married Gulielmus Muray of Scarnagh [Scarnagh Inch Wexford] (s. of Josephi & Maria of Scarnagh) Wit: Hugo Ward of Ballylarkin & Maria Kavanagh of Aughlamauloneen 11 Aug 1863. Arklow Parish
Elizabeth Tracy/Treacy & Gulielimus/William Murray of Scarnagh
Maria Murray b. 11/12 Jul 1864 Sp. Joseph Murray & Maria Tracy. Arklow Parish
Josephus Murray b. 6/7 Aug 1866 Sp. Christopher Murray & Winifreda Tracy. Arklow Parish
Eliza Maria Murray b. 25/26 Mar 1868 Sp. Michael Tracy & Alicia Tracy. Arklow parish.
Gulielmus Murray b. 2 July 1871 Sp. Edward Tracy & Maria Ward
Winifreda Murray b. 15 June 1873 Sp. Hugo & Maria Murray
Elleonora Maria Murray b. 15 Nov 1875 Sp. Johannes Ward & Anna dowdall (Note added: Matruinonium contrarit die 5th Oct 1910 cum Joanne Byrne in Ecclica Arklow)
William Murray b. 25 Aug 1878 Sp. Michael & Alicia Kinsella

Winifreda Tracy of Kilpatrick [Kilgorman Wexford], (d. of Gulielmius & Elizabeth of Kilpatrick) married Johannes Brennan of Tinnahinch [Tinnahinch Castlemacadam Wicklow] (s. of Patritius & Eliza of Ardinay) Wit: Johannes Brennan of Brittas & Alicia Tracy of Kilpatrick 20 Jan 1874 Arklow Parish

Winifred Tracey, full [age], spinster, farmers daughter, lives Kilpatrick , (d. of William Tracey, deceased, farmer) married John Brennan, full [age], bachelor, farmer, lives Tinnahinch, (s. of Patrick Brennan, living, farmer) 20 January 1874 RC Chapel Arklow Wit: John Brennan & Eliza Tracey [Arklow Rathdrum PLU]
26 Jan 1874 Freeman's Journal 
BRENNAN and TREACY-Jan. 20, at St. Mary's Catholic Charch, Arklow, by the Ven. Archdeacon Redmond, P.P., John Brennan, Avoca, Co. Wicklow, to Winafred, third daughter of William Treacy, Kilpartrick, Co. Wexford.

Winefreda Tracey & Joanne Brennan of Tennnahinch Avoca

Elizabeth Mary Brennan b. 12/14 Apr 1875 Sp Edwardo Tracey & Elizabeth Brennan. Avoca Parish

Patritius Joseph Brennan b. 11/17 Oct 1876 Sp Petro Brennan & Alicia Tracey. Avoca Parish

Gullelmus Michael Brennan b. 14 Jul 1878 Sp Jacobo Brennan & Maria Tracy. Avoca Parish (Note: Junetu in Mato cum Maria Byrne 14 Feb 1914 Testies John Joseph Brennan & Brigoda Byrne)

Alicia Maria Brennan b. 4/5 Jun 1880 Sp Gulielmus Clarke & Margarita? Clarke. Avoca Parish

Winefred Tracey & John Brennan

Elizabeth Mary Brennan  b. 12 Apr 1875 Newbridge, Wick, Ire 

William Michael Brennan  b. 20 Feb 1879 Wicklow, Ireland 

Alice Mary Brennan b. 04 Jun 1880 Newbridge, Wicklow, Ireland 

Alice Tracy of Kilpatrick (d, of Guillelmi & Elizabeth of Kilpatrick) married Michael Kinsella of Kilmichael (s. of Martini & Maria of Kilmichael) Wit: Dioyinius Kavanagh of Monagarrow & Elizabeth Brennan of Ardinary [Ardanairy Ennereilly Wiclow] 26 Jul 1877. Arklow Parish
Alice Treacy, full [age], spinster, farmer's daughter, lives Kilpatrick, (d. of William Treacy, dead, farmer) married Michael Kinsella, full [age], bachelor, farmer, lives Kilmichael, (s. of Martin Kinsella, dead, farmer) 20 July 1877 RC Chapel Arklow Wit: Denis Kavanagh & Elizabeth Brennan Ardinary [Arklow Rathdrum PLU]
Alicia Tracy & Michahilis Kinsella of Kilmichael 
Martinis Kinsella b. 6 Jun 1880 Sp. Jonghus Murray & Julia O Hanghressey?

Alice Tracey & Michael Kinsela

Patrick Kinsela b. 06 Jun 1880 Kilmichael, Wexford

Martin Kinsela b. 06 Jun 1880 Kilmichael, Wexford


Judith Tracy married Michl Kenny 5 Sep 1833 Wit Pat Tracy & Sarah Hughes. Arklow parish

Judith Tracy & Michl Kenny of Kilmichael

Jas Kenny b. 7/20 July 1834 Sp. Michl & Cecilia Hughes


Sara Tracy married John Shelton 20 Jan 1845 Wit: Edward Tracy & Sara Doyle. Arklow Parish

Sarah Tracy & John Shelton

William Shelton b. 8/8 Aug 1846 Sp John & Bridget Tracy of Kilpatrick [Kilgorman Wexford]

James Shelton b. 10/9 Nov 1849 Sp Richard Byrne & Honor Darcy of Arklow [Arklow Wicklow]

John Shelton b. 3/7 Dec 1855 Sp Joseph Stinger & Julia Farrell

Mattheius Shelton b b. 2 Nov 1859 Sp. (Johanne Doyle) & Elleonara Clarey of Arklow


Mary Tracy married Thomas Loughlin 17 Sep 1842 Wit: Patrick Doyle & Catherine Tracy. Arklow Parish

Mary Tracey & Thos Loghlin

Sara Ann Loghlin b. Feb 19 1847 of Tomnahealy [Kilcavan] Sp. Patk Kenny & Cathe Doyle. Gorey Parish.


Maurice Leonard & Sarah Sheridan of Kilpatrick
Patrick Leonard b. 12/10 Nov 1848 Sp John & Bridget Tracy
Martin Hasey & Bridget Fidler of Gorey
Michael Hasey b. 22 Sep 1852 Sp. John Mullet & Catherin Darcy. Gorey Parish
John Maginnis & Sarah Cathbert of Clonrany
James Maginnis b. 2/4 Nov 1855 Sp Michael Tracy & Sarah Farrell


Bridget Tracy, of Kildermot [Kilcavan OR Kiltennell] married Richard Spencer, of Kildermot, 30 Sep 1856. Wit: Richard Spencer & Elizabeth Murray. Gorey Parish


Margaret Tracy & Jas/James Mernagh/Merna

Martin Merna b. 20 Sep 1857 of Glenphilipeen  [Kilcommon Ballinacor Wicklow] Sp. John Headen & Eliza Kenny. Killaveny Parish

Jane Theresa Mernagh b. 5 Feb 1860 of Tinahely [Tomnahealy Kilcavan Wexford] Sp. Andrea Loughlin & Bridget Loughlin. Killaveny Parish

John Merna b. 19 May 1863 of Tenahely Sp. John Borphy & Jane Byrne. Killaveny Parish

Mary Anne Merna b. 23 Sep 1866 of Tinahely Sp. Thomas Sinnottt & Mary Bearney. Killaveny Parish


Michael Tracy of Arklow (Clonraney crossed out) (s. of Jacobi & Elizabeth of Clonranny [Cloneranny Kilgorman]) married Maria Hanagan alias Beakey of Nockinree [Knockanree Arklow] (d. of Edwardi & Elleonora of Nockinree) Wit: Michael Tracy of Arklow & Anna Troy of Arklow (prius conjunctus do [Both]) 1 Feb 1863


Pat Tracy of Gorey? married Bridget Cavanagh of Do [Gorey] 18 Nov 1863 Wit: Christopher Briane? & Eliza Kelly. Ballybrack Parish Dublin [faint]


Elizabeth Tracy & Gulilemoe Murray of Scarrah/Scarnah/Scarnagh [Scarnagh Inch Wexford] [see above]
Maria Murray b. 11 Jul 1864 Sp. Josepho Murray & Maria Tracy
Josephus Murray b. 6 Aug 1866 Sp. Christopherae Murray & Winifreda Tracy 
Eliza Maria Murray b. 25 Mar 1868 Sp. Michael Tracy & Alicia Tracy


Jacobus Casey (s. of Guillelmi Casey & Sarah Tracey of Gorey) of 39 Mercer St m. Ellen Carroll on 10 January 1864 St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.


Michael Tracy, fullage, bachelor, sailor, lives Arklow, (s. of Patrick Tracy, fisherman) married Sarah Byrne, full age, spinster, farmer's daughter, lives Clones (d. of Patrick Byrne, farmer) 8 January 1865 RC Chapel Castletown Wit: James O'Brien & Eliza Byrne [Coolgraney Gorey PLU] [see Arklow]

Michael Tracy of Arklow (s. of Patricii & Sarah of Arklow) married Sarah Byrnes of Clones (d. of Patricii & Julia of Clones) Wit: Jacobus Brien of Cooladangan & Eliza Byrne of Clone 8 Jan 1865

Michaell Tracy (s. of Patrick Tracy) m. Sarah Byrne (d. of Patrick Byrne) 8 Jan 1865 Coolgraney, Wexford, Ireland.

Michael Tracey & Sarah Byrne of Arklow

Patricius Tracey b. 18 Dec 1865 Sp. Joanne Byrne & Catharina Murphy

Dyonisius Tracy b. 22 Mar 1867 Sp. Jacobus Tracy & Eliza Kearon

Jacobus Tracy b. 25 Oct 1869 Sp. Dyonicius Kavanagh & Maria Tracy. Arklow Parish


Eliza Tracy & Patricius Doyle of Ballylarkin [Inch Wexford]
Maria Johanna Doyle b. 12 Oct 1868 Sp. Patricius & Eliza Hall (Note added: Matrimipunie? contrancit? Cum Carlos Murray die 9 Novemberis 1910 in ??? ??? ???)


Mary Tracey, servant

James b. 13 Jan 1869 Workhouse Gorey. R. Newsome Chief Resident Officer Workhouse Gorey.

Mary Tracey & Patt Walsh
James Walsh? Illg b. 15 Jan 1869 Workhouse Sp. Mary Connor. Gorey Parish


Catherine Tracey, x, full, sp., kilpatrick, inch, co wex.(d. of Laurence Tracey (dead), farmer;) m. Peechael Reilly x, full, bach., fisherman, clone, inch, co wexford, Andrew Reilly (dead), farmer; by fredk. Donovan sept. 19, 1869, Wit: Peechael Reilly & Winifred Tracey. Arklow Parish

Catherine Tracey (b. circa 1848) m. Michael Reilly (b. circa 1847) circa 1869 (LDS)

Andrew Reilly b. 7th July 1870 Coolgreany [see 1901 Census]


Maria Tracy, lives Ashwood [Kilgorman Wexford], (d. of Giraldus & Francisca of Ashwood) married Dyonisius Kavanagh, lives Monagarra [Monagarrow Kilgorman Wexford], (s. of Dyonisius & Maria of Monagarra) 15 Dec 1871 Wit: Thomas Kavanagh of Askintinny [Arklow Wicklow] & Eliza Tracy of Scarnagh [Inch Wexford]. Arklow Parish [see Avoca Wicklow]

Mary Tracey, 24, spinster, servant, lives Arklow, (d. of Geisull? [Garret] Tracey, dead, labourer) married Denis Kavanagh, 26, bachelor, labourer, lives Monegawn, (s. of Denis Kavanagh, alive, farmer) 15 December 1871 RC Chapel Arklow Wit: Thos Kavanagh & Eliza Tracy, their marks [Arklow Rathdrum PLU] signed their marks

Maria Tracy & Dyonisius Kavanagh of Monagarra/Mongarrow

Alicia Kavanagh b. 27 Jan 1872 Sp. Thomas Kavanagh & Eliza Tracy

Maria Kavanagh b. 2 July 1874 Sp. Johannes Kavanagh & Elleonora Byrne 

Francisca Kavanagh b. 10 April 1877 Sp. Jacobus Byrne & Joanna Kavanagh

Elisabeth Kavanagh b. 16 April 1879 Sp. Edwardus Purcell & Elisabeth Kavanagh

John Treacy, of Coolgraney [Coolgreany Inch (Gorey)], married Mary Donally, of Parkbaun [Kilcavan] 04 Jul 1878. Wit: James OKeefe & Kate Donally. Gorey Parish [retired to Avoca Wicklow] [see cemetery below] [see RIC]
John Treacy, 30, bachelor, Constabulary, lives Coolgreney, (s. of Dead) married Mary Donally, 25, spinster, BLANK, lives Parkbawn, (d. of Peter Donally, farmer) 04 July 1878 RC Chapel St. Michael Gorey Wit: James Keefe & Kate Donally [Gorey Gorey PLU] [signed Mary Treacy]
John Treacy of Pike St Killenaule, Subconstable RIC, & Mary Donnolly
Thomas Peter Treacy b. 22 June 1880 of Pike St Killenaule. John Treacy father Pike St Killenaule [Cashel]
John Treacy of Killenaule, Constable RIC, & Mary Donnelly
Ann Mary Treacy b. 1 Nov? 1883 of Killenaule. John Trecey father Killenaule [Cashel]
John Tracey of Hinley Park Callan, Acting sergeant RIC, & Mary Donnelly 
Peter Tracy b. 22 August 1885 Parkbawn. Kate Donnelly Park Baun present at birth. [Gorey Gorey][Parkbaun Kilcavan]
John Tracy of Hollyfort Tipperary, police sergeant & Mary Donnelly [Kate crossed out]
John Tracy b. 22 July 1887 of Parkbaun. Kate Donnelly Parkbaun present at birth.
1866 RIC Service
John Treacy, 31648, b. 1847 Queens
31648 Jno Treacy, 19 years, 5'7.75", b. Queens, Roman Catholic, married 4/7/78 wife from Wexford 31648D/35758, recommended by B.W. Delany JP, laborer, allocated 7 May 1866, served Wexf 27 Oct 66 - Tip SR 20/10/78, P Acts Sergt 1.12.8? - P Sergt 1.1.86, Rewards & Punishments, Pensioned 1-6-96 31648D/15961, Cosmected? in Kilkenny

Royal Navy Register of Seamen’s Services

Peter Treacy, born 22/8/1885 Gorey, Wexford. Record M21290, Private Secretary, 5'8", chest 35", l brn hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion, 19 June 1916 to 14 July 1919 demob, 3rd to 2nd Wtr

Laurentis Treacey of Arklow (s. of Jacobi? & Brigid of Kilpatrick) married Judith Kinsgmill alias Mulligan of Arklow (d. of Edwardi & Anna? of Croghan) Wit: Carlos Loughlin of Arklow & Julia Howard of Arklow 21 Nov 1879. Arklow Parish

Laurence Treacey, full [age], widower, fisherman, lives Arklow, (s. of James Treacey, dead, farmer) married Judith Kingsmill nee Mulligan, widow, housekeeper, lives Arklow, (d. of Edward Mulligan, dead, farmer) 21 November 1879 RC Chapel Arklow Wit: James Loughlin & Julia Howard, signed their mark [Arklow Rathdrum PLU] signed their marks

Mary Treacy, minor, spinster, servant, lives Ahare [Kilgorman OR Kilcavan Wexford], (d. of Edward Treacy, living, fisherman) married Patrick Murphy, full [age], bachelor, labourer, lives Kilbegnet [Kilgorman], (s. of Patrick Murphy, dead, farmer) 21 February 1889 RC Chapel Arklow Wit: James Redmond & Rose Dempenstall [Arklow Rathdrum PLU] signed his mark [see Arklow Wicklow]

Mary Tracey & Patrick Murphy, labourer, of Tara Hill

Patrick Murphy born 26 June 1900 of Tara Hill

Mary Murphy born 29 July 1903 of Tara Hill

Edward Murphy born 14 June 1908 of Tara Hill

Thomas Tracey of Gorey, slater & Margaret Hanley
Thomas Tracey b. 14 January 1894 of Gorey Union Infirmary. Mary Connell Gorey Workhouse present at birth.

Robert Tracey of Courtown, labourer, & Mary Byrne [his mark]

Anne Tracy born 12 February 1901 of Courtown


Michael Treacy, full age, bachelor, labourer, of Arklow, (s. of Michael Treacy, sailor) married Mary Byrne, full age, spinster, of Ballinakill [Wexford], (d. of John Byrne, farmer) Wit: Edward Byrne & Katie Keane on the 30 June 1910 RC church of St. Mary Star of the Sea Riverchapel [Courtown] [see 1911 Census Arklow]

Edward Tracey of Tara Hill, died 2 April 1914 Gorey Infirmary, widower, 75 years, labourer, tabular disease of heart, informant James Evans occupier Gorey Infirmary
Daniel Treacy, full age, bachelor, farmer, of Ballylarkin Inch Co Wexford [born Roosk Taghadoe Kildare – see Rathvilly Wicklow] (s. of Michael Treacy, farmer) married Ellen M Hall, full age, spinster, of Ballylarkin Inch Co Wexford (d. of Henry Hall, farmer)  [see 1901 & 1911 census Ballylarkin] Wit: Michael Treacy & Mollie Russell on the 27 November 1918 RC Church of Johnstown [Arklow Rathdrum] [Saint David's RC Church Johnstown Upper, Inch, Co. Wicklow] [see cemetery below]
Daniel Tracey of Ballylarkin Scarnagh Inch, died 12 December 1943, married, 61 years, farmer, cardiac failure chronic endocarditis indefinate, informant Ellen Treacy widow of deceased of Ballylarkin Inch Co. Wexford
Ellen Treacy of Ballylarkin, died 17 February 1956, widow, 71 years, farmer, mycarditis 2 months valculor disease of heart 30 years, informant Eliz A Latham niece of deceased Clone Aughrim Co Wicklow

Patrick S. Treacy, full age, bachelor, shop keeper, of Coolgreaney Co. Wexford, (s. of Patrick Treacy, teacher) married Brigid O'Kelly, full age, spinster, teacher, of Ballythomas [Wexford] Tinahely [Wicklow], (d. of John Kelly, business) Wit: Michael A Treacy & Mary E Cuddihy on the 27 April 1932 RC Church of Kilarenly [killavaney Tinahely Wicklow] [Patrick Sydney Treacy born 1900 Fermanagh & Michael Angustine Treacy born 1909 Fermanagh] [see Innishmacsaint Fermanagh] [see cemetary below]


Patrick Sydney Tracey of Coolgreany, died 30 October 1954 , married, 54 years, draper, cerebral haemorrhage 24 hours, hypertension 2 years, informant Brigid Tracey widow of deceased Coolgreany

Oct 31, 1954 (SI) & Nov 1, 1954 (II) Deaths

Treacy (Coolgreaney) October 30 1954 at his residence Coolgreaney, Inch, Co. Wexford, Patrick S. Treacy, formerly of 3rd Batt, Nth Wexford Brigade I.R.A.; deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife relatives and friends. RIP. Remains leaving house this (Sunday) evening to-morrow (Monday) at 3 o'c to Ballyfad Cemetery.


Bridgid Tracey of Coolgreany, died 8 March 1959, widow, 70 years, retired N teacher, coronary thrombosis (suddenly) hypertension 2.5 years, informant Gertude Fennessy sister of deceased of Church St Gort Co. Galway

Mar 10, 1959 (II) Deaths

Treacy (Co. Wexford) March 8 1959, at her residence, Coolgreany, Inch, Co. Wexford, Bridget Treacy, ex-N.T.; very deeply regretted by her sisters and relatives. RIP. Funeral today (Tuesday) from Johnstown Church to Ballyfad Cemetery at 2 o'c.

State Births:

Tracey, James, Gorey, Wexford. 1869 2 917 (b. 13 January 1869, son of Mary Tracey)

Treacey, Peter, Gorey, 3rd Quarter 1885 2 753 (see 1911 Census London & Royal Navy)

Tracy, John, Gorey, 3rd Quarter 1887 2 745 (moved to Kilkenny?)

Tracy, Thomas, Gorey, 1st Quarter 1894 2 753 



St Patrick’s Church Cemetery, Courtown Road, Castletown, Kilgorman, Co. Wexford


Gloria in Excelsis Deo.

Erected by Elizabeth Tracey of Kilpatrick in memory of her beloved husband William Tracey who died 28th February 1872 aged 75 years.

Also her son Michael who died 9th September 1874 aged 40 year.

Also her son Edward who died 1st August 1877 aged 25 years and her daughter Mary who died 26th December 1884 aged 47 years.

Also the above named Elizabeth Tracey who died 28th July 1886 aged 79 years.

Requiescant in pace.



Erected by Ellen Treacy Ballylarkin in loving memory of her husband Daniel Treacy died 12th Dec 1942 Aged 61 Years

Her Brother William Hall Died 21st April 1953 Aged 82 Years

The Above Ellen Tracy Died 17th Feb 1956 Aged 71 Yrs

Henry Hall Died 19th May 1958 Aged 77 Yrs

Mary Jane Russell Died 20th April 1965 Aged 58 Yrs



Erected by John Treacy Ovoca in loving memory of his son William who died in Dublin 19th Nov 1907 Aged 25 Years

Also The Above John Treacy Died 18th March 1914 Aged 66

His Wife Mary Treacy Died 15th Jan 1925 Aged 75 Years

Also His Daughter Anne (Annie) Mary Treacy Died 24th Dec 1939

[Tablet on grave] In loving memory of John Treacy, Perrymount (Late Avoca) Died 28th Sept 1974 Aged 87 Years



Gloria in Excelsis Deo.

Erected by Michael Tracey Clonraney [& Arklow?] in memory of his father Michael Tracey who dpd this life Feb 23rd 1845 aged 46 years.

[Memorial: Erected by Michael Treacy of Clonraney in memory of his beloved son Michael Treacy who depd this life 10th Dec 1845 aged 46 years also his daughter Catherine who depd this life Febr 23rd 1846 aged 16 years.]



Erected by Michael Treacy of Arklow in memory of his beloved son James Treacy who died April 29th 1857 aged 8 years.

Also his beloved wife Eliza died Decembr. 25th 1858 aged 37 years.

Also his daughter Eliza died July 6th 1858 aged 8.



Erected by Patrick Tracey [of Arklow] in loving memory of his dear wife Mary died 7th Dec. 1939 aged 82 years and his daughter Elizabeth Esther died 22nd Jan. 1899 aged 15 years.

Elizabeth Esther Mary died 24th Feb. 1914 aged 14 years.

Also her beloved husband Patrick Tracey died 6th Dec. 1943 aged 88 years.



Erected by Wiliam Treacy of Kilmichael in memory of his beloved son William who died Febr 18th 1854 aged 14 years



Ballyfad New Cemetary

Patrick Treacy 1900- 1954.

Bridget Treacy nee Kelly 1889- 1959.

Ar Dheis da go raibh siad.



Anglican Church At Inch, Co. Wexford


In loving remembrance of Gerald T. Tracey Park House died 5th April 2000. Abide with me.

[Park House, Clogga, Arklow, Co. Wicklow]




Plaque over the confessional in Castletown church:

In memory of deceased friends of William & Eliza Treacey Kilpatrick RIP [circa 1885]




 Traceys of Central Wexford (PLU Enniscorthy)





The earliest record is that of Roderick O’Trassy who is listed as a Bishop of Ferns, and who is reported to have died in 1145 AD. His position would indicate that the Traceys and the Uí Bairrche held some power in that area at that time. Close by, there is the townland of Ballytracey (Baile Uí Threasaigh, Tracey’s Town, 1654 Ballitrassie/Ballitrassy) at Boolavogue, four miles south east of Ferns, which may have been his homeland. To the north, overlooking Ballytracey is Carrigroe Hill, which was used in ancient times for the celebration of Lughnasa (Halloween). It has an unusual cleft rock formation called the giants bed. After the Norman invasion, Ballytracey may have become the property of the church, similar to nearby Ballyregan, as part of a resolution of a dispute in 1226-7 between John de St. John, Bishop of Ferns and the Prendergasts of Enniscorthy.




The image on the left is taken from the shine of St. Máedoc of Ferns, and the two figures are dressed in the fashion of the early aristocracy and clergy of Ireland. The chap on the left reminds me of the pose that my father used to make.



De Episcopis Fernensibus


(Extract from Ware 1665)



Detail from a list of the Bishops of Ferns at St Aidan's Cathedral, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.



In the 1605 Patent Rolls of James I, there is a Flarie Mc Effee of Ballenebieressagh (Ballinapierce)


Sir Richard Masterson was Seneschal of Ferns and Wexford Castles, holding the manors of Ferns, Clohamon and Cloghleskin. He died in 1627, and his heir was claimed to be Edward, the son of Robert Masterson of Ardtroman [Artramont]. His wardship was granted to Lord Esmond, who brought an action for intrusion in May 1634. He stated that Nic Clinton of Ferns, Murtagh McDonnell Dowill, Thos Tracy, Redmond Archdeacon alias Candy, Dermott McHugh Groney, Laurence Masterson, Anthony Cavanagh, Donnagh ne Killy, Wm Talbot, Thos Clare and Edmond St. Michell, among others, had caused loss of profits to the amount of £1000.

Before he died, Laurence Masterson of Rosmenock [Rossminoge], the family seat of that branch of the family, had proved his right to the lands. In 1635, Thos Masterson, returned from England on the death of his brother Laurence Masterson and filed a suit to regain the manor of Cloghleskine [Clogh Liskinfere]. Thomas Thracie/Thracy/Tracy/Tracie is named as being the agent and stewart of Laurence Masterson, by reason that he was best acquinted with the tenants and customes of the lands. There was a wrangle over a valuation of £2420 and the mortgage of the lands.

In 1636, in a second suit, Thos Masterson successfully regained the lands lost by the complaint of Lord Esmond, namely Ballyconnore als Barronscourt, Ballinemonie [Ballinamona Toome?], Ballyduffe [Ballyduff Kilcomb?], Cranbarry and the Rectory of Liskine [Liskinfere Civil Parish]. Also Thomas Tracy and Edmond St. Michael also regained their lands in FFernes [Ferns].


Implicated in the 1641 rebellion was Thomas Trassy of Cloghaman, gent (Clohamon [Kilrush]  on the Slaney, six miles north west of Ferns). In 1642, Nic Tracie also of Cloghamon was named as a landowner who was in active rebellion. “The list is a veritable 'Who's Who' of Catholic Wexford in the mid seventeenth-century…” (Whelan 1990)


Six miles south of Ferns is Enniscorthy, which became the main economic centre of the area from medieval times onwards, due to it’s position on the Slaney river. It is also the main centre of the Traceys according to later records. The earliest distinct reference is to Patrick Tracey of Kilcarberry Hill, (St. Johns townland), south of Enniscorthy Town, which is located on the west side of the Slaney and it’s tributary the Boro river.




Patrick Tracey (1711-1789)


Painting by John Trumbull in 1784-6 of Captain Patrick Tracey, born 1711 in Kilcarberry Hill, Enniscorthy, died 1789 Newburyport Massachusetts North America. His nephews Captain Nicholas Tracy and Captain James Tracy also followed him to America. The Tracy families of Newburyport were major players in the American revolution. Captain Nathaniel Tracy (1751-1796), one of the sons of Patrick Tracey, was the chief financier of the American Revolution.


The following webpage contains a history of the family:


Traceys of Enniscorthy and Newburyport


The following are articles on the family:


Lee, Thomas Amory (1921) The Tracy Family of Newburyport. Essex Institute Historical Collections 57 (January 1921) L 58.


Echo 28 August 1937 (Enniscorthy)


Sunday Post 1st August 1937 (Boston)




Nathaniel Tracy (1751-1796)


It would appear that Patrick Tracy had a brother Robert Tracy. In 1768 there is a record of the will of Robert Tracy, of Killcarberry, which is not available from the Irish National Archives. According to Thomas Amory Lee, William Tracy Eustis (1822-1906) procured a copy of this will, and he states the following:


“Robert Tracy of Killcarberry, Wexford, Ireland, farmer, died between December, 1767, and Feb. 22, 1768, when his will was probated. He therein leaves one shilling each to sons Matthew, John, James, and to daughters Katherine Devereux, otherwise Tracy, wife of Thomas Devereux, and Mary Tracy, otherwise Nevil, wife of John Nevil; to youngest son, Martin Tracy, one-fourth part of thirty-two acres in Killcarberry, corn housed; under the management of Henry Tracy of the Ring of St. John in said county, and Matthew Tracy of Rotholm, barony of Forth, in said county, farmers, they to be executors. Apparently his wife died before 1767. Her name is unknown.”


In 1838, in a chancery advertisement of John Flood and Sons [or others], Plaintiffs, and William Sutton and Sons [or others], Defendants, there is the following reference:


“that part and parcel of the Lands of St. John's as formerly in the possession of Henry Tracy, deceased, but now in the actual possession of the said Patrick Sutton and his under tenants, containing about 15 Irish acres, situated in the manor of St. John's and county of Wexford.”


For the tithe records that are available, there are no Suttons named in the locality but they are there in the Griffiths Valuation at King's Island, Clonmore and Guttle St. Enniscorthy. Of interest, in the 1798 rising, there are references to the Suttons of Enniscorthy; Patrick Sutton, a former merchant of Enniscorthy who was a rebal general in 1798, his son Matthew, Father John Sutton of Enniscorthy and “James Sutton of Clonmore, Enniscorthy, murdered 14 June on Vinegar- hill ( leaving) a widow one child and father and mother.


Returning to the will, since his son Nicholas is not mentioned in the will, it may be that he had left for America before the will was drawn up. By the same reasoning, if the James referenced in the will is Captain James Tracy, then he would have left for America after the death of his father. In the Freemans Journal of February 1777, it states that Captain James Tracy, is an Irishman, had served in our navy, and is a nephew to old Tracy [Patrick], the principal merchant of Newbury Port, and cousin to the owners of the present prize [Nathaniel and John Tracy].  Of interest, Patrick Tracy and his son John were vestrymen of St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Newberryport, while Captain James Tracy was described as a Roman Catholic. In the will of Captain Nicholas Tracy of Newburyport who died in 1787, there is a reference to his brothers Matthew Tracy and John Tracy and his sister Catherine Devereux, all of the Kingdom of Ireland, which may mean that they were alive at that time. The following Memorial of the Dead is listed for Old Ballymore SE Wexford: “Here lies the body of Catherine Devereux alias Tracy of Colkeren [Coolkeeran Killinick]…her husband Thomas De(vereux) who depd this life May 12th 1803 aged 78”


The Tracys of Newburyport were trading and travelling to Europe and presumably had contact with Wexford. In the Free Mason records of Newburyport, it states that Matthew Tracy was a visitor from 1781 to 1791. It was Nathaniel Tracy who forwarded letters from Wexford to Commodore John Barry [father of the American Navy], regarding his relatives living there (SE Wexford):


“Letters from Ireland - the first definite word from his family since the outbreak of war [1775] were awaiting Barry when he reached New London, on July 20. Their exact contents we cannot be sure of, but, apparently, they contained word of the death of his parents, and the destitute situation of his two sisters, Margaret Howlin and Eleanor Hayes, and their little families.

"They are really very moving to me," the Captain wrote to Nathaniel Tracy, at Boston, who had forwarded the letters. He asked Tracy to arrange for payment of twenty guineas annually to the unfortunates, and suggested the money be cleared through London bankers.”

Ref: Clark, William Bell (1938) Gallant John Barry 1745-1803. The Story Of A Naval Hero Of Two Wars. The Macmillan Company, NY.


There is also a record of a letter from Barry in 1783, regarding the money that he owed to the Tracys (Griffin).


One of the Tracys of Newburyport, Captain Thomas Tracy who left Ireland around 1766, did travel to Ireland in 1783 and visited his parents, but it is not completely certain that he was from Wexford.


The following is the family tree drawn up from the information available:


1. Unknown Tracy

1.1. Robert Tracy, farmer of County Wexford (died about December 1767)

1.1.1 Katherine Tracy of Wexford married Thomas Devereux (born about 1725, died Ballymore, Wexford May 12th 1803 aged 78)

1.1.2 Captain Nicholas Tracy (born about 1726 Co. Wexford, died on 23rd May 1787 Newburyport, MA)

1.1.3 Matthew Tracy of Wexford (may have died after 1787). May have been a visitor to Newburyport 1781-1791.

1.1.4 John Tracy of Wexford (may have died after 1787)

1.1.5 James Tracy of Wexford, perhaps Captain James Tracy

1.1.6 Mary Tracy of Wexford married John Nevil

1.1.7 Martin Tracy, youngest son, of Killcarberry Wexford

1.2. Captain Patrick Tracey (born about 1711 at Kilcarberry Hill, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, died 28th February 1789 Newburyport, MA)


Henry Tracy, farmer, of the Ring of St. John, Enniscorthy


Matthew Tracy, farmer, of Rotholm [Ratholm], barony of Forth


In 1800, James Treacy was tried for his part in the murder of English and Tremble in 1798 and was transported to Australia for 7 years. In 1808, he tried to to cross the mountains but was caught and was sentenced to one hundred lashes for absenting himself from his master.  He was granted a certificate of freedom in 1810.


"In the first week of the Rebellion, my father, John English, John Tremble and myself came out of... Park, where we had been concealed. At the crossroads of Knockmarshall [St. Johns Enniscorthy], met the prisoner and a party of rebels, the prisoner armed with a pike, and seeing the party, went to hide. I was ordered down to the party by one Devereux [of the Leap], who was a captain. We were then ordered away and the prisoner. James Treacey cried out "Lash the Orange dogs away, everyone of them shall not live”.  I had a sore leg and was ordered by Devereux to be guarded until I got well and then was sent to be with the rest...”


There is a British War Office/Chelsea Hospital record for a Patrick Treacy (b. about 1778) of St. Mary Parish Wexford, who enlisted in 1801, at ‘Inniscorthy’. It is possible that this may be St. Mary’s Wexford Town.  He served 7 years as a foot soldier and 11½ years as a dragoon. According to the record he served over 15 years in the East Indies, but there is another reference to an extra eight years approximately in the 15th India. He is also listed as serving with the 25th Dragoons in Canada from 1801 to 1806. He was discharged with a fractured left leg. He is described as five feet two inches in height, brown hair, grey eyes, dark complexion and a locksmith by trade. His physical description is also included in the record. He retired to the Cape, South Africa on a pension granted in March 1819.  The records of 1830, state that he was on a full pension of 1s per day.


It may be presumed that Traceys lived in this area before the written records that are available. There is land in Kilcarbry/Ballinapierce called Treacy’s Land. There may also be indications of an earlier history. There is a family by the name of Hassey living in Davidstown Parish. Hassey is a very rare name in Ireland and may be dervived from the pronunciation of the Gaelic name of Uí Threasaigh. There is also a townland in the parish called Clohass (Clogh hassie - …Cacestowne als Clohassye…Cloughcasse...), which may be named after the family. In the Davidstown parish records, the Hassys lived on the Island [perhaps King’s Island Clonmore] and later Clohass. In addition, there is another townland named Ballinavary (Baile-na-mBarrach), which may indicate an Uí Bairrche connection.


There are interesting reports describing the unusual burial habits of the Traceys of the area:


Ancient Mode of Interment

To the Editor of the Independent

Sir - As to the manners and customs of our ancestors are sinking into oblivion, may I tresspass on your columns for the following account of a singular, and picturesque custom of burying their dead, observed by some families, of a respectable class of peasantry in this immediate neighbourhood, which custom here was confined solely, for at least a century back, to some families named Tracy, with their connections, Doyles, &c., and a family named Daly, in no way connected with the Tracy family. The grave being dug deep, stones were placed within the grave at each end, about 2½ feet in height, the grave was then neatly lined with soil or grass scrolls of about 2½ feet in width, and of sufficient length to extend from the surface to, and on the bottom of the grave, fastened to the bank with skewers of wood, next a bed of dry grass and moss was laid in the grave, raised at the head like a pillow - the corpse wrapped closely in a sheet, was carried on a broad plank to the grave, where being deposited on the bed of grass, the plank was laid over it, being supported at each end by the stones before mentioned, which kept it about 1½ feet above the corpse; next, the upper part of the scrolls were unfastened from the side and carefully laid over the plank, the end scrolls in like manner. The grave was then filled up with earth, and covered with a scroll in the ordinary way. The last so buried thus was John Doyle, of craan, about the year 1818, in St. John's church yard, adjoining this town, the burying place of those families. The grave was prepared and the funeral conducted by the Tracys. Since then the younger branches of the family, having the conducting of funerals, have fallen into the habits of their neighbours. Caoineing, or keening, was not customary at those funerals. Having been at funerals in remote districts of the south and west of Ireland, where the corpse was attended to the grave by caoiners (keeners), I never knew or heard then, of any family voluntarily burying their dead without coffins. Now, as we are a mixed race in this county, - the descendants of old Irish, Danes, Welsh, Anglo-Normans, &c., you, or any of your numerous readers, giving information, of the origin of the above custom will much oblige.

Your humble servant,


Enniscorthy, Feb 17, 1848.

Wexford Independent of 19 February 1848


Church records for the area begin at the start on the nineteenth century. Just north of Kilcarbry is Enniscorthy town and entries for Traceys in the Catholic Church records start from 1801 onwards. A mile to the west of Kilcarbry, and also on the Boro river is Ballinapierce (Ballineperesagh, Ballina pierce) townland in the parish of Davidstown. Entries for Traceys in the Catholic Church records start from 1806 onwards.


There is another British War Office/Chelsea Hospital record for a Michael Tracey (b. circa 1825), born in the parish of Enniscorthy, Wexford and joined the 13th Regiment in Dublin on the 24 of January 1844 at the age of 19. His service record states that he served 20 years 111 day, during which period he served 11 years 10 months abroad, 10 years 8 months in The East indies and 1 year 2 months in China.

He was discharged being unfit for further duty on the 30th June 1864. He had four good conduct badges, no medals and one court martial. He served as a private in the 13th Light Infantry from 24th March? 1844 to 30th May 1844, and in the 87th from 1st June 1844 to his discharge. He was 5'8", fresh complexion, grey eyes and dark brown hair. His intended residence is given as Liverpool.


In the Tithe records of 1827-1833, there appears to four Tracey familys located in and around Enniscorthy town and also in the in the Catholic Parish of Monagear. The families in Ballinapierce are the only ones that remained in the area.


In 1833, Martin Tracy married Margaret Neil. She was probably also from Ballinapierce or nearby St. Johns. In December 1801, Thomas Neale of Ballinapierce was murdered, his house burned down, and his children Michael and Catherine were also injured. Michael Neile is named in the Tithe records for Ballinapierce. In consequence of the crimes, a Proclamation was issued by the Lord Lieutenant and Council, offering a reward for information of £200 for each person prosecuted, or a pardon if they were involved and informed on their fellows. Thomas Neale is buried in Clonmore Cemetery. Margaret Neil was probably the grand-daughter of Thomas Neale.


In the 1840 British Regimental Registers for Canada, there is a Thomas Tracy. 5'7.25", 18 years, sallow complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, b. Enniscatley [Enniscorthy] Wexford, Labourer, enlisted Enniscorthy 13th Jany 1840.


There is a reference that an Arthur Tracy (s. of John & Julia Tracy, both dead), Roman Catholic, stone mason and bricklayer, aged 27 years of Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland & Julia Tracy (d. of Patrick & Julia Tierney, both dead) Roman Catholic, domestic servant, aged 26 years of Dublin, Ireland, arrived in New South Wales, Australia on the ‘Alfred’ on the 29 Jan 1842. Their child, Jane Tracy was born on board 28 January 1842. Also on board ship and who may be relatives, were the children of Patrick and Mary Tracy of Dublin, Ann Tracey aged 19 and John Tracy, bricklayer, aged 23 who was married to Anne Lachlan of Wicklow. They were bounty immigrants, whose passage was paid by the colonial government, in order to have suitable skilled labour and tradespeople. There are church records from St. Nicholas Parish, Dublin for Arthur’s marriage in 1839 and the baptism of a son William in 1840.


In 1853, the Griffith Valuation records show Martin and James Tracy occupying lands and houses in Ballinapierce and Martin has a larger holding of land in nearby Dunanore. From an examination of the land maps, their holdings appear to be on the north bank of the Boro between Ballinapierce Bridge and Victoria Bridge (Soldiers Hole). These are the plots maked 11 and 12 in the middle pink map. According to the land records, Martin gave up his holding in Dunanore around the 1860s. However, there was a Mary Treacy living there in 1878. His holding in Ballinapierce passed to Matthew Tracey around the 1880’s after which it passed out of the family. It appears that James gave up his holding in Ballinapierce for a while around the 1870’s, which seems to be reflected in the church records. In the 1880’s the land was in possession of his representatives, which may be presumed to be his daughters. The lands in Ballinapierce, were first let by the De Burghs and then sub-let by the the Beattys. Perhaps a co-incidence, in 1885 and 1886, the agent for the letting of Ballinapierce House (occupied by Philip Beatty) and approximately 100 acres in Ballinapierce, was Richard H. Tracy of Naas, Kildare (see Kildare). He worked for the De Burgh family in Naas, who also owned the land in Ballinapierce.





In 1855 James Treacy was summoned for a joint loan held with the Enniscorthy Loan Society. In 1856, both Mairtin Treacy and James Treacy of Ballinapierce were in court for the non-payment of Poor Rates.


At the start of 1860 Mathew Tracey had moved into Enniscorthy town and was apprenticed to Thomas Doyle as a baker, whom he summoned in court for assault and for lack of training. There was also a counter suit which he also lost. Perhaps due to his difficulties with his apprenticeship, he moved to Taghmon and in 1862 he was married to his first wife Catherine Stafford of Bannow and started to have children in Enniscorthy. In July 1872, he made a contribution to the Galway Vindication Fund. In 1873 he was fined for having a dodgy scales in his shop. In April 1880 in a letter to the Irish Times, Matthew Tracy is listed as one of the electors of Enniscorthy, who objected to the treatment of Parnell when he visited the town. In 1881 he married his second wife Margaret Farrell and started his second family. In Bassett’s Directory of 1885, there is a reference to Mathew Treacy, Baker & Flour Dealer, Market Street, Enniscorthy. There is also a reference to James Treacy, land-owner in Kiltealy to the west of Enniscorthy.


In October 1877, at the funeral of Sir James Power, Bart. of Edermine, Enniscorthy, county Wexford, one of chief mourners was J.E. Tracy, solicitor, of Cork. He appears to be the only chief mourner from outside of Wexford and his relationship to the Power family has not been determined.


In 1888, Matthew Treacy, Cathedral street, Enniscorthy was advertising for a female confectioner. In 1889, Matthew Treacy had an interest in a house or houses in Court Street. In 1892 and 1895, he was summoned for joint debts owed to the Enniscorthy Loan Society.  In 1894, there are two classified advertisements in the Irish Times for a Mrs Tracy of Kildrea [Kiltrea?] House and Chapel Street, Enniscorthy, looking for positions for a cook and a yardman and wife.


In the 1901 and 1911 census records for Enniscorthy town, there only a reference to Matthew Treacy’s family. In 1911, the family lived in various addresses in the town. Also there appears to be a discrepancy in the age of John Treacy.


In 1901, Martin Treacy with others, were fined for using a fishing net at the mill-race at Tomduff.


In February 1904, Michael J Treacy was part of the organising committee of the Wicklow Commercial Dance Club Ball which his sister Annie Treacy also attended.


In 1910, Henry Treacy of Bree, was convicted of being drunk on the public street of Clonroche on 25th December 1909


In July 1911, Joseph Tracey of Killegney, was convicted of being drunk at Clonroche. [see 1911 census]


In 1913, John Treacy was part of the White-Boys Drama Class and in May 1914, he was one of the cast of a production in the Athenaeum, staged by the Gaelic League.


In April 1913, Martin Tracey was back in Enniscorthy, when he was fined 3s. for being drunk in charge of a bicycle at Ferns. In June 1914, he married Mary Anne Dempsey in

St Alban's Catholic Church, Liscard, Cheshire, England. She was probably from Garraun, near Castleboro, Wexford


Listed in the Wexford County Council 5th August 1914 the 30th July, 1914 Motor Car Acts...for not having paid their duty...MJ [Michael Joseph?] Treacy, not served...


In 1916, the assistant to the principal of the Davidstown national school was Kathleen Dempsey, who later married J. Treacy [unknown address], and both went to Canada in 1919.


Henry Tracey, full age, bachelor, Canadian Engineer, living Epsom Surrey, (s. of Charles Tracey, doctor) married Catherine Dempsey, full age, spinster, living Davidstown Co. Wexford (d. of Patrick Demsey, steward) 17 April 1918 Pro-Cathedral Marlboro St Wit: John O'Dempsey & Frances Rita Doyle [Note: she signed her name O'Dempsey]


Davidstown NS -  The Schools’ Collection

1937-8 Local Marriage Customs  - Mrs Treacy went to Canada 1918 told me of the custom of the locality when I went with her to the wake of Mrs Murphy Moneyhore about 1915


19 July 1916 Irish Independant

Enniscorthy Technical School Committee have appointed Mr T.J. Treacy, Wicklow, Principal...


22 Sepember 1917 Matthew Treacey

Administration of the estate of Matthew Treacy late of the Duffry Street Enniscorthy County Wexford Baker who died 16 November 1912 granted at Waterford to Margaret Treacey the widow. Effects £56.



1935 Matthew D. Tracey/Treacy, 2 Cathedral Street Eniscorthy,

1936 Maurice Tracey/Treacy, 2 Cathedral Street Eniscorthy, father Insurance Agent, earns £180, one of seven children


1940 Margaret Mary Tracey, 2 Cathedral Street, Enniscorthy, father Confectioner and tobacconist, earns £240, one of six children


May 10 1940 (IP) Buy your Hudson Cycle here

...John J. Treacy, 2 Cathedral St., Enniscorthy...



Family records Enniscorthy Town and surrounding areas


The Tithes records of 1827 to 1833 list:


John Treacy, Garryduff, Kilcormick, East of Enniscorthy Co. Wexford, 13a/2r/25p, 1825 (ref 31/25)


James Hassey, 4 Guttle St, St. Mary’s Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, 0a/2r/1p, 1833 (ref 31/12)

Robert Treacy, 11 Guttle St, St. Mary’s Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, 0a/0r/1½p, 1833 (ref 31/12)

Patrick Heasy?, 38 Guttle St, St. Mary’s Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, 0a/0r/2p, 1833 (ref 31/12)

[Guttle St = John’s Street]

James Treacey, Ballinapierce (9 of 13) , St. Johns, South of Enniscorthy,Wexford, 3a/1r/0p, 1833 (ref: 31/40) } 223 acres in total

Mich Treacey, Ballinapierce (7 of 13), St. Johns, South of Enniscorthy, Wexford, 4a/2r/0p, 1833 (ref: 31/40) } Observations: de Burgh

[Note: The records are hand written and can be difficult to decipher. There are multiple records for Francy/Franey, greater than the number for Griffiths, which could be interpreted as Trassey.]


In the valuations 1843 to 1849 Patrick Tracey, a shoemaker, had a house & small yard at 4 Slaney St Enniscorthy, backing onto Market Street. In 1849 his name is crossed out along with the original name of Fanny Williams. The new name is John Pounder? who had a house, house return, bake house Craing, Clilen.


In the valuation of 1851, Martin Treacy had a building on his land in Dunnanore.

In the Griffiths Valuation of 1853 the following were recorded:

James and Martin Tracy of Ballynapierce St. Johns, South of Enniscorthy. Martin Tracey is also recorded in the neighbouring townland of Dunanore, Clonmore. These areas are located on the west bank of the Slaney and it’s tributary the Boro. It would appear that Martin now held the lands in Ballnapierce previously held by Michael in the Tithe Records.

Ballynapierce townland of the Parish of St. John’s (Ord. S. 25) 385 acres

Map (# of 16)


Immediate Lessor



Valuation (land/buildings)


Martin Tracy

Lady Anne DeBurgh

House, offices & land

7a 3r 4p



James Tracy

Lady Anne DeBurgh

House, offices & land

5a 0r 35p


Dunanore townland of the Parish of Clonmore (Ord. S. 25 & 26) 326 acres

Map (# of 14)


Immediate Lessor



Valuation (land/buildings)


Martin Tracy

Harry Alcock (in fee)


22a 0r 29p



1861 Enniscorthy Census

No. 6 Templeshannon Quay – Jeremy Dempsey household

Anne Tracy


02 December 1871 Wexford Independent

Denominational Education...Catholic Electors...Ballymore...Mathew Tracey...Davidstown...Robert Hassey...


Bassett’s Directory 1885

James Treacy, Land, Kiltealy, Enniscorthy, Wexford

Mathew Treacy, Baker & Flour Dealer, Market Street, Enniscorthy, Wexford



1901 Census

1911 Census




Catherine Tracey, 32, F, 15 Oldcourt, Barronstown, Wexford, General Servant Domestic, Roman Catholic, Niece, Not Married, Co Wexford [b. New Ross]

Edward Delaney, 62, Male, Head of Family, Roman Catholic, Farmer, Not Married, Co Wexford







Matthew Treacy, 61, M, 5 Duffery Street, Enniscorthy Urban, Wexford, Baker, Roman Catholic, Head of Family, Married, Co Wexford

Margaret Treacy, 48, F, Duffery Street, Enniscorthy Urban, Wexford, Roman Catholic, Wife, Married, Co Wexford

Annie Treacy, 18, F, Duffery Street, Enniscorthy Urban, Wexford, Household Work, Roman Catholic, Daughter, Not Married, Co Wexford

Matthew Treacy, 15, M, Duffery Street, Enniscorthy Urban, Wexford, Scholar, Roman Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Wexford

Martin Treacy, 13, F, Duffery Street, Enniscorthy Urban, Wexford, Scholar, Roman Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Wexford

John Treacy, 12, M, Duffery Street, Enniscorthy Urban, Wexford, Scholar, Roman Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Wexford

Michael Treacy, Duffery Street, Enniscorthy Urban, Wexford, Roman Catholic, Son, [crossed out]



Michael Treacy, 18, M, 2 Fitzwilliam Square, Wicklow Town, Wicklow, Hardware Shop Assistant, Roman Catholic, Servant, Not Married, Wexford





Catherine Treacy [Teacy], 38, F, Galbally, Ballyhoge, Wexford, Housekeeper Cook-Domestic Servant [to Catholic Curate Priest], Catholic Church, Servant, Single, Co Wexford,




Joseph Tracy, 52, M, 1 Killegney, Clonroche, Wexford (servant single)




Margaret Treacy, 54, F, 2 Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy Urban, Wexford (shopkeeper, married 30 years, 5 children, b. Wexford, mother of head)

Annie Mary Obrien, 27, F, Head of Family, Roman Catholic,  Enniscorthy Wexford, Shopkeeper, Read and write, Widow, no children

Alice Parry, 14, F, Cousin, Roman Catholic, Wexford, Scholar, Read and write, Single


Matthew Treacy, 73, M, 10 Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy Urban, Wexford (married, Margaret Treacy crossed out)

John Treacy, 32, M, 10 Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy Urban, Wexford (married)


Ellen Treacy, 20, F, 55 Irish Street, Enniscorthy Urban, Wexford (married 2 years, 1 child died, daughter of head Michael Donegan) [died 1911]



Michael Tracy, 25, M, Quay North (Shipping return), Wicklow Urban, Wicklow (“Shamrock light ship”, carpenter in ship, single, b. Wexford)



13. Matthew Treacy, 24 years, single, b. Enniscorthy Co Wexford Ireland, Stoker 1st Class, HMS Collingwood, Devonport, Devonshire

[Also 14. James Duncan, 22, single, b. St Patricks Wexford [town] Ireland, Stoker 1st Class]


11. Martin Tresey, 23 Years, Single, b. Ennescarthy Ireland, Bar Assistant  102/104 Camden Road And 217 Great College St Camden Town Nw  (St Pancras) London





Church records (Davidstown Parish & Enniscorthy Parish) and State records (1864 to 1899):

Davidstown Parish Baptisms

1805 - Dec 24 1880

Enniscorthy Parish Baptisms

May 16 1794 - June 10 1804
Mar 1 1806 - May 23 1816
June 2 1816 - Dec 31 1835
Jan 1 1836 - Dec 30 1861
Jan 1 1836 - Nov 6 1841
Jan 2 1862 - Dec 23 1880

Davidstown Parish Marriages

June 1808 - Nov 27 1880

Enniscorthy Parish Marriages

May 3 1794 - Sept 25 1805
Sept 17 1805 - May 12 1816
July 20 1816 - Nov 28 1835
Jan 1 1836 - Nov 30 1861


Robert Tracy m. Elinor Summers 10 Ovt 1801 Enniscorthy Parish (Wit John Maguire & Judy Redmond)


James Trasy? & Mary Gordan

Morris bapt 18/5/1806 of Davidstown Parish (Spon Martin Gordan & Honor Donnolly)


Thomas Treacy & Cath Breen

Robert? Bapt 14/?/1806 of ?dith, Davidstown Parish (Spon Jno Rac & Mary Down?)


Cath Treacy married James Nowlan 26 Dec 1806 Wit: Ned Coor, Mary Furlong & Bridet Sutton. Oylgate Parish

Cat Tracy & James Nowlan

Sarah Nowlan b. 8 May 1807 Sp. Stephen Scallon & All Scallon. Oylgate Parish


Robert Trasy? & Mary Clary

John bapt 19/2/1807 Davidstown Parish (Spon Thomas Connor & Mary Martin)


John Tracey & Elizabeth Miscloe

Henry Tracy bapt 24/4/1807 Davidstown Parish (Spon James Kehoe & Anne Miscloe?)


Mary Tracy & Thomas Fortune

Thomas Fortune bapt 11/6/1807 Davidstown Parish (Spon James Brier & Mary Kehoe)

[Tho Fortune is listed in Tithe records for Ballinapierce]


Mary Tracey married James Miskela 09 Jul 1809 Wit: W. O'Bryan, Anthony Murphy & Bryan Flaherty. Enniscorthy Parish


Catherine Tracey & Martin Byrne

Mary (illegt) bapt 10/4/1810 Enniscorthy Parish (Spon Ellenor Tracey)


Catherin Tury? to Richard Cony 21/2/1812 Wit: George Dunn & John Martin


John Tracy & Julia ??? (both dead 1842)

Arthur Tracy b. 1815,  Roman Catholic, of Enniscorthy, Wexford m. Julia Tierney, b. 1816, Roman Catholic of Dublin (d. of Patrick & Julia Tierney, both dead 1842) [bounty immigrants to NSW 1842]

Arthus Tracy m. Judith Tierney on 11 March 1839 Wit: Jacobo Finegan & Eleonora Finegan [St. Nicholas Dublin]

Arthur Tracy & Julia Tierney

William Tracy b. 2 October 1840 Sp. Jno Tracy & Margt Finigan [St. Nicholas Dublin]


William Tracy married Mary Anne Parle 16 Nov 1791 Wit Mary Doyle & Mary Burke. Wexford Town

Wm Heacey & Marianne Pear

Barbara Heacey b. 20 Aug 1815 Sp. Patt martin & Eleanor Whealan. Davidstown Parish


Mich Treacy m. May Moor 29/1/1819 Davidstown Parish (Wit Jms Synnot, Molly Treacy & Edwd Brohey?)

Jas bapt 11/3/1819 Davidstown Parish (Spon Laur Moor & Anne Treacy)

[Lau Moore & Ann Moore are listed in Tithe records for Ballinapierce]

John Treacy & Esther Doyle - Vagrants
Honor Treacy 4th July 1819 Sp. Mick Doyle Killegney Parish
Michael Tracey married Mary Doyle 13 Oct 1820 Wit: William Devlin & Anty Bulger. Enniscorthy Parish

Michael Tracy &.Mary Doyle

Patt bapt 14/9/1821 Enniscorthy Parish (Spon Edward Edwards & Mary Rose)       

Michael bapt 7/4/1823 Enniscorthy Parish (Spon Richard Courtney & Anne Codd) [joined the British Army in 1844?]


Thomas Trasy? & Cath Rac

Cath? 17/9/1825 of Davidstown Parish (Spon Thos? Ceanny & Sally Grieves)


Mary Treacy m. Edward Doyle 5/10/1830 Davidstown Parish (Wit: Jas Farrell & Moses Mernagh)

Anne Treacy & Neal Doyle
James Doyle b. 14/5/1831 of Ballinapierce, Davidstown Parish Spon. Peter & Marianne Kehoe
Nancy Treacy & Ned Doyle
Mary Doyle b. 23/6/1833 of Ballinapierce, Davidstown Parish Spon. Math Dixon & Mary Leacy
Nancy Tracy & Ned Doyle
Margaret Doyle b. Jan 16 1836 Davidstown Parish Sp. Fanny Toban? & Elisa Whelan
Nancy Thracy & Edward Doyle
Edward Doyle b. 22/3/1838 of Ballinapierce, Davidstown Parish Spon. William Brenan & Bridget Keogh?

[Edw Doyle & George Dixon are listed in Tithe records for Ballinapierce]


William Tracey/Tracy/Treacy m. Margaret Cullen/Cullin 11? Feb 1831 Davidstown Parish (Wit Pat Summers, Wm Kelly & Morgan? Leary)

Robert 10/6/1832 Enniscorthy Parish (Spon Matt Nolan & Betty Dempsey)

Thomas 2/6/1835 Enniscorthy Parish (Spon Martha Hernan & Catherine Nolan) Rev J. Sinnott [Died Thomas Treacy died 27 Mar 1840, aged 5 years]

Robert 30/4/1838 Enniscorthy Parish (Spon Richard Goodall & Ellen Barry) Rev J. Roche

Thomas 17/4/1841 Enniscorthy Parish (Spon James Barry & Mary Bryan) Rev W. Murphy


James Treacy (Ballynapierce, St. Johns) married Catherine (Kitty) Ronan (Ronay or Ronyn or Ronayn or Ronak) 9 Jan 1831 Wit: James Rony?, Anne Rony? & Ellen Codd? Davidstown Parish

Eliza bapt. 12/10/1833 of Ballinapierce, Davidstown Parish (Spon Nicholas Sinnott & Peggy Byrne) [Thracy]

Alicia bapt. 16/2/1836 of Ballinapierce, Davidstown Parish (Spon James Moor & Anne Rony) [Treacy]

Mary bapt 24/2/1839 of Ballinapierce, Davidstown Parish (Spon John McKeon & Anne Dixon)

Anne bapt 25/6/1841 of Ballinapierce Davidstown Parish (Spon Michl Cogly & Esther Hamilton)

Catherine bapt 26/11/1843 of Ballinapierce, Davidstown Parish (Spon  John Kenny & Judy Foley?)

Margaret bapt 8/6/1846 of Ballinapierce, Davidstown Parish (Spon William Moons & Judy Kenny)

James Treacy (Farmer)

Catherine Treacy (aged 25 spinster servant Ballynapierce [St. Johns (Bantry)]) m. Michael Foley (aged 30 bachelor carpenter Enniscorthy son of James Foley) 29/4/1872 by Peter Barry PP Davidstown Parish (Wit: James Murphy & Ann Tracey)

Church Record: Catherine Treacy to Michael Foley 29/4/1872 Wit: James Murphy & Ann Treacy

Catherine Tracey/Tracy & Michael Foley

Margaret Foley b. 19 Nov 1878 Sp. Daniel Bolger & Mary Doyle. Enniscorthy Parish

Mary Kate Foley b. 30 Nov 1880 Sp. John O Connors & Mary K Brien. Enniscorthy Parish


James Tracy (Labourer)

Alice Tracy married Thomas O'Brien 3 May 1874 Wit: Edward Leary & Maria? Byren. Davidstown Parish

Alice Tracy, 30 yrs, spinster, servant, lives Balyhyland/Ballyhyland [Ballyhighland Rossdroit], (d. of James Tracy, labourer) married Thomas O'Brien, 35 yrs, widower, servant, lives Balyhyland/Ballyhyland, (s. of Patrick O'Brien, labourer) 03 May 1874 RC Chapel Courtnacuddy Wit: Edward Leary & Hariet Byrne, signed their marks [Clonroche Enniscorthy PLU] signed their marks [duplicate record]


James Tracy (Labourer)

Bridget Tracey married Luke Byrne 23 Jun 1878 Wit: Thomas Larkin & Bridget Dunne. Davidstown Parish

Bridget Tracey, 21, spinster, Labourer, lives Ballyeaden [Ballyeden Rossdroit], (d. of James Tracey, labourer) married Luke Byrne, 25, bachelor, labourer, lives Moneytucker [Rossdroit], (s. of James Byrne, small farmer) 23 June 1878 RC Chapel Courtnacuddy Wit: Thomas Larkin & Bridget Dunne, signed their amrks [Clonroche Enniscorthy PLU] signed their marks

Bridget Tracey & Luke Byrne

Ellen Byrne bapt 14/6/1879 Davidstown Parish

Ellen Byrne was born on 14 Jun. 1879 in Moneytucker, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford and died in Dec. 1910.

Mary Byrne was born about 1883 in Moneytucker, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford and died on 16 Dec. 1980.

Johanna Byrne was born on 20 Nov. 1884 in Moneytucker, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford and died on 3 Feb. 1964.

Annie Byrne was born on 1 Jan. 1888 in Moneytucker, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford and died on 15 Oct. 1964.

Luke Byrne was born in 1891 in Moneytucker, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford and died on 31 Jan. 1963.

Daniel Byrne was born on 28 Jan. 1893 in Moneytucker, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford and died on 6 Jun. 1979.

Bridget Byrne was born in 1895 in Moneytucker, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford and died on 11 Mar. 1973.

Margaret Byrne was born on 25 Dec. 1896 in Moneytucker, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford and died on 18 Jan. 1981.

James Byrne was born in 1899 in Moneytucker, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford and died on 18 Mar. 1975.

[Thanks to Donal O’Neill]

Bridget Tracy & Luke Byrne, labourer

James Byrne b. 2 May 1899 Moneytucker [Rossdroit]. Luke Byrne father Moneytucker signed his mark [Clonroche Enniscorthy PLU]


Johanna Treacy married Martin Murphy 26 May 1874 Wit: John Dwier & Margt Treacy. Davidstown Parish

Johanna Leary, Do [full age], Sp [spinster]. Do [labourer], lives Do [Tomalosset [Tomnalossett St. Johns (Bantry)]], (d. of John Leary, labourer) married Martin Murphy, full age, B [bachelor], labourer, lives Tomalosset, (s. of Matt Murphy, labourer) 26 May 1874 RC Chapel Davidstown Wit: John Dwyer & Margt Leary [Clonroche Enniscorthy PLU] [Treacy in RC record]

Johanna Lacey & Martin Murphy

Johanna Murphy b. 18 Mar 1875 Bloomfield Sp. Laurence Leacy & Margt Leacy. Davidstown Parish

Matthew Thomas Murphy b. 2 Apr 1877 Sp. Matthew Tracey & Mary Lacey. Enniscorthy Parish

Johanna Leacy & Martin Murphy, Labourer/malster

Johanna Murphy b. 18 March 1875 Bloomfield. Martin Murphy, father, Bloomfield [St. Johns (Bantry)] [his mark]

Mathew Murphy b. 1 April 1877 Duffrey Gate. Martin Murphy, father, Duffrey Gate [his mark]


1880 Death in the District of Clonroche, Enniscorthy

No.: 492

Date and Place of Death: 1880 Eleventh April Donanose [domicile?]

Name and Surname: James Tracy

Sex: Male

Condition: Married

Age and Birth day: 81 years

Rank, Profession or Occupation: Labourer

Certified Cause of Death and Duration of Illness: Two months ill. General debility Uncertified

Signature, Qualification and Residence of Informant: Martin Kenny? present at Death Donanose

When Registered: Thirtieth April 1880

Signature of Registrar: Stork???, Registrar







Brigid Byrne nee Tracey1

Bridget Byrne nee Tracey (b.c. 1857 d. Aug 19 1929)

It seems likely that she was born in Ferns and moved to and married in Davidstown. This implies that she was related to the Treacys in the area. After marrying, she lived in Davidstown for a while and then moved to Moneytucker and was buried in Courtnacuddy Cemetery.

For their family see [Donal O’Neill]


14th & 28th February, & 13th March, 3rd & 10th April 1876 Bridget Treacy, Defendant, late of Kilgobbin [Clonmore] and now of Ferns, William Lett of Kilgibbon, Complainant. That the defendant on the 14/1/1876 left the service of the compliant, the employer, against his will & consent, and without due notice, she being a domestic servant at the wages of £1.5.0 per quarter from 13 May 1875 for which the compliant claims the sum of £1.5.0 as compensation. Awarded as compensation 8s4d, fined 5s, costs 2/6 in default seven days imprisonment in the county gaol.


David Tracy & Sophia Spacy(?)

Mary Tracy bapt 22nd August 1832 Enniscorthy Parish (Spon John Brennan & Anty Keans)



ballinapierce bridge

Ballinapierce Bridge on the river Boro (Abhainn Bhoru)


Enniscorthy grave

1. Martin Tracy (born 1792 or 1799 and died 27th July 1877 Duffry St or Hill aged 85 years or 78 years) (Farmer of Dunanore in Clonmore & Ballynapierce in St. Johns) m. Margaret (Peggy) Neil 18 Feb 1833 Davidstown Parish (Wit Jas Fortune, John Neil & Rich Sinnot)

Mary bapt. 16/11/1833 Davidstown Parish (Spon John Neil & Mary Lacy) [Thracy]

Matthew* bapt. 7/8/1836 of Ballinapierce, Davidstown Parish (Spon Michael Murphy & Mary Phelan) [Treacy]

Martin bapt 16/8/1839 of Ballinapierce Davidstown Parish (Spon William Dinan? & Anne Byrne) (d. 1866)

Mary bapt 5/11/1843 of Ballinapierce Davidstown Parish (Spon James Moor & Margaret Brien)

Michael bapt 26/4/1847 of Ballinapierce Davidstown Parish (Spon James Brien & Mary Kinny)

Michael bapt 17/7/1850 of Ballinapierce Davidstown Parish (Spon Thomas Stafford & Marianne Connors). He went to America about 1890 and later went to Australia where he was killed in a mine accident. May have been in Rathdrum Wicklow Workhouse 1881-2.


Mary Treacy, 22, sp [spinster], lives Ballynapierce, (d. of Martin Treacy, farmer) married Peter Sords/Lords, 28, B [bachelor], cattle dealer, lives Kiltealy, (s. of Mick Sords, farmer) 14 February 1870 RC Chapel Davidstown Wit: Thomas Stafford & Marott Morsey [Clonroche Enniscorthy PLU]

Mary Tracey & Peter Sword/Swords, farmer

Mary Sword b. 2 Jan 1871 Ballynapierce Bridge of St. Johns. Reported by Peggy Tracey, present at birth, Ballynapierce, her mark

Margaret Swords b. 31 Oct 1871 Ballynapierce Enniscorthy. Reported bt Peter Swords, father, Ballynapierce, his mark

Church Records:

Mary Treacy m. Peter Loids 14/2/1870 Davidstown Parish (Wit: Thomas Stafford & Mart Morrisy)

Mary Treacy & Peter Loords/Lords

Mary Lords b. 31 Dec 1870 Ballinapierce Sp. Mark Stafford & Mary Treacy. Davidstown Parish

Margt Lords b. 1 Nov 1871 Ballinapierce Sp. John Gahon & Margt Leary. Davidstown Parish


2. Mathew Treacy*, (7/8/1836-16/11/1912 aged 75 or 70 state reg), Baker & Flour Dealer, Market Street, Enniscorthy.

2a. Matthum Tracy of Taghmon married Catherine Stafford of Sheastown [Kilcavan] 13th January 1862 Wit: Michael Reill? and Anna Howlin?. Carrick-on-Bannow Parish.

Mathew Treacy & Catherine Stafford (c.1833-19/4/1880 died Duffry St aged 47 years), No.12 Hospital Lane and Duffrey Hill, Enniscorthy.

Catharan Tracey b. 3/4 May 1863 Sp. Mary Tracey & Laurence? Lacey. Davidstown Parish

Mary (Hannah crossed out) Tracey (b. 14/6/1865) No.12 Hospital Lane Mary bapt 16/6/1865 Enniscorthy (Spon Matthew Hanlon & Coratha? Hanlon) Rev J. Breen

Catherine Tracey (b. 29/10/1867) Duffry Hill bapt. 31 Dec 1867 Sp. William Askins & Margt Lacey. Enniscorthy.

Martin Treacy (b. 25/1/1873) Duffrey Hill (d. 1873) bapt. 25 January 1873 Sp. Patrich Hayden & Nammie Hayden. Enniscorthy.


Mary Tracey, 25, spinster, servant. of Killagoley [Templeshannon] Enniscorthy (d. of Mathew Tracey, baker) married Michael Neill, 30, bachelor, weaver, lives John’s St Enniscorthy (s. of John Neill weaver) 18th September 1892 RC Chapel Enniscorthy Wit: Patrick Neill & Catherine Goff [Enniscorthy Enniscorthy PLU]

Mary Treacy & Michael Neill, weaver

Margaret Neill born 25 July 1903 of Francis Row


Catharine Tracy, of 4 Tyrone St, (d. of Matt & Cath Stafford of Wexford) married Martin OBrien, of 4 Tyrone St, (s. of Denis & Mary ONeill of Castleknock) BLANK January 1889 Wit: Martin Cullerton of 4 Tyrone St & Anne Cullerton St. Mary Pro-Cathedral Parish Dublin

Catherine Tracy, full [age], spinster, BLANK profession, lives 4 Tyrone Street, (d. of Matthew Tracy, Living, BLANK profession) married Martin OBrien, full [age], bachelor, groom, lives 4 Tyrone Street, (d. of Denis OBrien, living, labourer) 22 January 1889 RC Cathedral Wit: Martin Cullerton & Anne Cullerton, signed their marks [Dublin North PLU]

Catherine Tracey & Martin O'Brien

James William O'Brien b. 2 Oct 1891 Dennistoun-Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland


1891 Census - Lanark Dennistoun

Martin O'Brien, 28

Cathrine O'Brien, 24

Martin O'Brien, 1

William O'Brien, 25

Margaret Treacy, 26 [Mary her sister?]


2b. Matthew Tracy, full age, widower, baker, lives Duffry St (s. of Martin Tracy, farmer) married Margaret Farrell (c.1849-27 Sept 1925), Do [full age], spinster, BLANK profession, lives Enniscorthy (d. of Michael Farrell, mason) 18th January 1881 RC Chapel Enniscorthy Wit James Nolan & Anne Brennan [Enniscorthy Enniscorthy PLU]


Anne Treacy (b. 2/1/1882) Duffery St. m. 1st Daniel O’Brien 11 June 1907 and 2nd Nicholas Murphy 22 April 1913 and had children Catherine Murphy 1914 and John Murphy 1918


1st Marriage.

Annie Treacy, full age, spinster, of Enniscorthy, (d. of Matthew Treacy, baker) married Daniel O'Brien, full age, bachelor, railway servt?, of 60 Cruine [1901 Census 3 Slaney Street] (s. of Wm O'Brien, railway servt? [1901 census Hd Inspector railway]) Wit: Daniel O'Brien & Mary M Toolet on the 11 June 1907 RC Cathedral Enniscorthy


2nd Marriage

Annie O'Brien nee Treacy, full age, widow, of Cathedral Street Enniscorthy,  (d. of Matthew Treacy, baker) married Nicholas Murphy, full age, bachelor, journalist, of Georges Street Enniscorthy, (s. of John Murphy, farmer) Wit: Robert P Murphy & Alice Parry on the 22 April 1913 RC Cathedral Enniscorthy


Annie Treacy & Nicholas J Murphy, journalist

Catherine Mary Murphy born 19 January 1914 of Cathedral St

John Murphy 05 April 1918 (Tracey)


Michael Joseph Treacy (b. 30/8/1883 d. 8/4/1925 Dublin) Duffery Gate [1911 census: light house ship sailor in Wicklow] m. 1st Mary Therea Obrien in 1905 Wexford Town and 2nd Anne Byrne (Elizabeth Anne O'Byrne 1885-1982) in 1915 in North Dublin. He lived in Dublin and his children were Mrs Kathleen M Woffinden (Yorkshire), Vincent Matthew Tracy (Dublin and Manchester), Christopher Matthew Tracy (Dublin and London), Matthew Tracy (Dublin) & Stella Tracy.


1st Marriage

Michael Joseph Treacy, 22, bachelor, hardware manager, of Stonebridge Wexford (s. of Matthew Treacy, shop keeper) married Mary Therea Obrien, of full age, spinster, of 3 Slaney Street Wexford (d. of William O'Brien, Inspector DW&W Railway) Wit: Thomas Cullen & Dora Furlong on the 26 November 1905 RC Church Wexford

2 December 1905 Wicklow People

Treacy and O'Brien - November 26th at the Church of the Immaculate Conception Wexford, by the Rev. P. Doyle, Adm, Michael Treacy, eldest son of Matthew Treacy, Enniscorthy, to Mary Teresa, only daughter of Wm O'Brien, Slaney-street, Wexford.


Michael Treacy, clerk of Slaney Street Wexford & Mary Theresa O'Brien

William Matthew Treacy born 15 June 1906 of Slaney Street Wexford. Informant Dora O'Brien of Slaney Street Wexford, present at birth.

William Matthew Treacy of Slaney Street Wexford, died 21 September 1906, bachelor, 3 months, diarrhoea, informant Michael [William crossed out] Treacy father Slaney Street Wexford present at death


2nd Marriage

Michael Joseph [mathew crossed out] Treacy, full age, bachelor, commercial traveller,  of Railway Hotel Arklow, (s. of Mathew Treacy, baker) married Anne Byrne, full age, spinster, of 6 Main St Arklow, (d. of Patrick Byrne, hair-dresser) Wit: Peter J Traynor & M Brady on the 2 August 1915 RC Church St. Josephs Berkley St [Phibsborough]


Michael Tracey, farmer, of 95 Lower Mount Street & Annie O'Byrne

Vincent Matthew Tracey b. 17 May 1920 Holles Street Hospital. Informant R? Walshe occupier Holles Street Hospital


Michael Joseph Tracey died 8 April 1925 101 Lower Baggot Street, married, 44 years, bookmaker, acute Cronfous pneumonia 8 days cardiac failure 2 days certified, Ethel Chambley present at death 15 Lower Grangegorman


Matthew Treacy (b. 11/9/1885 d. 9/12/1955 Dublin, buried 11/12/1955 St. Mary’s Enniscorthy) Duffery St. m. Bridget Donovan (1886-1967) 19 Duffry Hill in 7 January 1925

Matthew Treacey, full age, bachelor, tailor, of Cathedral street Enniscorthy, (s. of Matthew Treacey, grocer) married Bridget Donovan, full age, spinster, of Duffry Hill Enniscorthy, (d. of John Donovan, bailif) Wit: John Murphy & Nellie? Mocler? on the 7 January 1925 RC Cathedral Enniscorthy

He was a sailor from 16th September 1908 to at least the 31th December 1928 (record transferred to card 1/1/1929). His dob was given as 11/9/1886 Enniscorthy and his occupation as baker. He is described as 5’10” height, 38” chest, brown hair, grey eyes, dark complexion and a scar on the right side of the back of his neck. He was passed educationally to be a Petty Officer on the 3/12/1912 and was given a cert ??? February ’13. He seemed to have served on at least 20 ships during this time. (see Record K1313 Devonport - Royal Navy Register of Seamen’s Services). He lived in Dublin.


Martin Tracey (b. 2/5/1887-1954? Chesire) Cathedral Street son of Mathew (baker) & Kate Tracy ??? at ??? Cathedral Street m. Mary A. Dempsey Chesire Birkenhead 2nd quarter 1914 8 a 1215.

Martinum Treacy (s. of Mathai Tracy) married Mariam Annam Dempsey (d. of Silvestri Dempsey) 7 Jun 1914 Wallasey, St Alban's Catholic Church, Liscard, Cheshire, England. Their children were Matthew Treacy, Sylvester Michael J Treacy, Martin J. Treacy, Margaret M. Treacy, Mary A. Treacy and Patrick J. Treacy all born in Wirral Chesire.


John Joseph Treacy*, (1/5/1889-3/6/1972), Duffery St. John Joseph Treacy (Insurance agent, Cathedral St., Enniscorthy) m. 1st Ellen Donegan 1910 (1891-1911) and 2nd Nora Delaney* 1920 (1896-10/7/1989 daughter of Maurice of 7 Askinvillar Lower Killann, Wexford).


1st Marriage

John Treacy, 20, bachelor, baker, of Enniscorthy, (s. of Matthew Treacy, baker) married Ellen Donegan, 19, spinster, of Enniscorthy, (d. of Michael Donegan, jarvey) Wit: Edward Donegan & Mary A Brien on the 22 July 1909 RC Cathedral Enniscorthy


John Treacy, baker, & Ellen Donegan

Michael Treacy born 2 September 1910 of Irish St


Ellen Tracey of Irish Street, died 20 April 1911, married, 19 years, bakers wife, Pneumonia 1 month, informant Ned Donegan of Irish Street. According to the 1911 census, her child was also dead.


2nd Marriage

John Treacy, 31, Widower, Commission agent, of Cathedral Street Enniscorthy, (s. of Matthew Treacy, baker) married Honoria Delaney, 25, spinster, confectioner, of Askinvillar Kiltealy (d. of Maurice Delaney, farmer) Wit: Jeremiah Breen & Nellie Banehan on the 16 November 1920 RC Church St Patrick Kiltealy [see The Delaneys of Kiltealy]


John Treacy and Honoria Delaney

Matthew Tracey 07 November 1921 (Delaney)

Maurice Tracey 06 October 1922 (Delaney)

Michael Tracey 08 September 1924 (Delaney)

Margaret Tracey 20 January 1927 (Delaney)

Bridget Tracy Jul – Sep 1929 (Delaney)

John J Tracey Jan - Mar 1931 (Delaney)

Joseph M Tracey Apr - Jun 1935 (Delaney)


* Buried in the graveyard behind St. Aidan's Cathedral, Enniscorthy



1877 Death in the District of Enniscorthy No.2, Enniscorthy

No.: 52

Date and Place of Death: Twenty seventh July 1877 Duffry Hill

Name and Surname: Martin Treacy

Sex: M

Condition: Widower

Age and Birth day: 78 years

Rank, Profession or Occupation: Farmer

Certified Cause of Death and Duration of Illness: Debility two months no medical attendant

Signature, Qualification and Residence of Informant: Mathew Treacy present at Death Duffry Hill

When Registered: Tenth August 1877

Signature of Registrar: Michael Lynch, Deputy Registrar


23/11/1912 Enniscorthy Guardian

Treacy – November 16, 1912, at his residence, 12 Cathedral-street, Enniscorthy, Matthew Treacy, aged 73 years; deeply regretted by his sorrowing family. R.I.P. Funeral took place on Monday morning to Cathedral Cemetery, after High Mass and Office.

Obituary. Mr Matthew Treacey. Enniscorthy.

On Saturday last after a rather prolonged illness Mr. Matthew Treacey, Cathedral-street, Enniscorthy, breathed his last. He had been ailing for some months past, so that the end did not come as a surprise. Mr. Treacey, was a quiet, unassuming, respectable old resident of the town, possessing intelligence above the average. He remembered something of the ’48 movement, and was acquainted with all that took place in the dark days of ’67. He was father of Michael Treacey, formerly of Wexford. Office and High Mass were held on Monday in the Cathedral. The celebrant was Rev. John Codd C.C. Cathedral: chanters, Rev. Patrick Cummins, C.C., and Rev. John Bultler, C.C., Cathedral. In the choir were – Rev. James Rossiter, C.C., Cathedral; Rev. Father Lawrence, and Rev. Father Columbanus of the Capuchin Order;  Rev. J. J. Rossiter, M.SS., Templeshannon: Rev. Robert Stephenson, M.SS., Templeshannon; Rev. Richard Walsh, M.SS., do.; Rev. Patk. Murphy, M.SS., do. Internment took place immediately after in the Cathedral cemetery. R.I.P.


3/10/1925 Enniscorthy Guardian

Tracy – September 27th, 1925, at 2 Cathedral-street, Enniscorthy, Mrs. Margaret Tracy, widow of the late Matthew Tracy, aged 76 years. Interred in Cathedral Cemetery on Tuesday last. R.I.P.

Mrs. Margaret Treacy, Enniscorthy.

On Sunday, 27th ult., there passed away at Cathedral-street, Enniscorthy, an old and respected member of the business community of Enniscorthy in the person of Mrs. Margaret Treacy. She had been in failing health for some months past, so that her demise was not unexpected. She was spiritually attended by Rev. R. Browne, C.C., Cathedral, who was almost a daily visitor of the invalid, and the Sisters of St. John of God were unremitting in their attention. She was the mother of Mrs. N. J. Murphy, Kilmokea, Campile,; of Mr. John Treacy, Cathedral-st., Enniscorthy, and the late Mr. M. J. Treacy, Baggott-street, Dublin. Internment took place in the Cathedral cemetery on Tuesday last. The chief mourners were: Mr. John Treacy, Cathedral-street, Enniscorthy, and Mr. M. Treacy, Liverpool (sons), Mr. N. J. Murphy, Co. Sec. Wexford Farmers’ Union (son-in-law). Office and High Mass were held on Wednesday in the Cathedral. The celebrant was Rev. J. Wadding, C.C., Cathedral; Rev. J. Codd, C.C. do., master of ceremonies. The chanters were: Rev. R. Browne, C.C., and the Rev. M. Rossiter, C.C. do. There were sixteen priests in the choir.


Vincent Matthew Tracy (1920-1993) 1938.jpg

Vincent Matthew Tracy 1938

18th April 1925 Enniscorthy Guardian

Treacy – April 8, 1925, at his residence 101 Lower Baggot-street, Dublin, Michael Joseph Treacy (late Enniscorthy). R.I.P. Interred on April 10th in Glasnevin.


Vincent Matthew Tracy (1920-1993) son of Michael Joseph Treacy



Mathew Treacy1

1919 Valetta, Malta

Matthew Treacy

24 December 1955 The Echo

Treacy - Dec 9 1955 at St Kevin's Hospital Dublin, Matthew Treacy, late Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy; deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, brother, brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws and a large Circle of friends. R.I.P. Interred in St. Mary's Cemetery on Dec 11.

Acknowlodgements. Treacy - Mrs. M. Treacy, brother and relatives of the late Matthew Treacy, No. 1c Fatima Mansion, Dublin, wish to return sincere thanks to all who sent Mass cards, wreaths, letters, telegrams and messages of sympathy in their recent sad bereeavement; to al those who called personally and attended furnerals. They trust this will be accepted by all in greatful acknowledgment.


Brigid Treacy of Duffry Hill Enniscorthy, died 1 April 1962, widow, 74 years, widow of a stoker in British Navy, Mycocardial degeneration Arteriosclerosis, informant William Donovan brother Scarawalsh Ferns

Apr 2, 1962 Irish Press

Treacy (Enniscorthy) April 1 1962, at her residence, Duffry Hill, Bridget Treacy; deeply regretted by her loving brother, sister, nephews and nieces, and a large circle of friends. RIP Remains were removed to St. Aiden's Cathedral yesterday (Sunday) evening. Internment in St. Marys Cemetery tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2.15 o'clock. [Bridget Tracy b. Jul - Sep 1906 Enniscorthy???]




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Martin Tracey


Martin Tracey (b. 1887)


1947 John J. Treacy


9 June 1972 The Echo

Treacy – June 3, 1972, at his residence Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy, John J. Beloved husband of Nora Treacy, deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, sons, daughters, grandchildren, relatives, and friends. R.I.P. Interred in Cathedral Cemetery on Monday after Requiem Mass in St. Aidan’s Cathedral.

Death of Mr. John J. Treacy

...In his early life he was employed on the clerical staff of Wickham’s Brewery, Wexford...was closely associated with the Gaelic League in the town and was a noted Irish step-dancer, winning many prizes at many Feiseanna...He is mourned by his wife, Mrs. Nora Treacy, his sons, Messrs Declan Treacy, M.P.S.I., Lawnwood Park, Stillorgan, Maurice Treacy, Duffry Hill, Enniscorthy, Michael Treacy, The Farmer’s Inn, Main St., do, a member and former Chairman of Enniscorthy Urban Council, John Treacy, Rectory Rd, do., and Joseph Treacy, manager of the Grafton St. branch of the First National Building Society; and his daughters, Mrs. Brenda Windsor, Fairview Tce., Enniscorthy, and Mrs. Peggy Lowney, South Main St., Wexford...Chief mourners...Mr. V. Murphy and Mrs. Murphy and family Campile, Mr. Syl Treacy and Mrs. Treacy, Liverpool, Mr. John Treacy and Mrs. Treacy, do., Mr. Patk. Treacy and Mrs. Treacy, do., Mrs. Gell, do., Mr. M. Kinnaird and Mrs. Kinnard and family, St Aidan’s Villas, Enniscorthy, O’Neill family, Pearse Road, Mrs. A. Fenlon and family, Bellefield, Mrs. Delaney and family, Wheelagower, Morrissey family, Springmount, Sinnot family, Caim, John Sinnott, Ballyhyland, Kearns family, New Ross, Meagan family, Dublin, Delaney family, Courtnacuddy (relatives) R.I.P..


Ellen Tracey of Irish Street, died 20 April 1911, married, 19 years, bakers wife, Pneumonia 1 month, informant Ned Donegan of Irish Street


1947 Nora Treacy

14/7/1989 Echo

Treacy 10th July 1989, at An Grianan Nursing Home, Nora, Widow of John Treacy, late of 2 Cathedral Street, Enniscorthy, deeply regretted by her sorrowing sons, daughters, nephews, nieces, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends. R.I.P. Requiem Mass to-day (Wednesday) in St. Aidan’s Cathedral at 12 noon. Interment in Cathedral grounds immediately afterwards.

28/7/1989 Echo – Acknowledgement

Treacy The family of the late Honor (Nora) Treacy wish to thank most sincerely all who sympathised with them in their recent bereavement, those who sent Mass cards, letters of sympathy, floral tributes and those who attended the funeral. We would like to pay a special thank you to Dr. Philip Bowe for his great care and attention to her over the years, to the Matron and staff of Dr. Cuddigans and “An Grianan” Nursing Homes, also to the chlergy of St. Aidan’s and St. senan’s Parishes and the priests who attended the funeral. The Holy Sacrifie of the Mass will be offered for the intentions of all.




Mary Treacy m. William Mahon 12/11/1833 Davidstown Parish (Wit Edward Keogh, James Treacy & Bridget Keogh)


James Treasy married Johanna Murphy 8 Sep 1836 Wit: John Quin & Mary Murphy. Enniscorthy Parish [see Ferns]


John Hacy/Hassy & Mary Doyle

Robert Hacy b. 8th July 1836 Sp. Bridget Day. Davidstown Parish.

William Hassy b. 20 1839 of the Island Sp. Jas Murphy & Alicia Doyle. Davidstown Parish [perhaps King’s Island Clonmore]

Thomas Hassy b. 2 July 1841 of Island Sp. Thomas Mullet & Anne Murphy. Davidstown Parish.

John Hassy b. 14th Apr 1844 of Clohas Sp. John Colfer & Catherine Hassy. Davidstown Parish.


Michael Tracey/Traney &. Biddy Whelan

Patrick bapt 10/4/1837 of Balyhuland, Davidstown Parish (Spon Andy Whelan & Bridget Kavanag)


Mary Tracey & Nicholas Lynch
Robert Lynch baptized 6/2/1839 Bree Parish (Spon Dennis Tracey & Margaret Carrol)


Richard Tracey & Anne Bracket

Richard 8/9/1841 Enniscorthy Parish (Spon Peter Kenny & Mary Summers) Rev W. Murphy


Alicia Tracy married Thomas Doyle 11 Feb 1847 Wit John Doyle & Joanna Doyle. Enniscorthy Parish.


Patrick Tracy? & Mary Dunbar

Anne Tracy b. 6 March 1850 Sp. Charles Bryan & Anne Dunbar. Enniscorthy Parish.


Wm Tracey (or Franey) & Anty Flinn (Fling?)

Anne bapt 1/10/1853 of Ballyeden, Davidstown Parish (Spon Martin Keogh & Mary Larkin)

Anstia bapt 1/5/1857 of Liase?, Davidstown Parish (Spon James Doyle & Bridget Sinnott)


Eliza Treacy m. Martin Kinny 12 Nov 1857 Wit: Philip Kenny, Patt Foley & Matr Murphy. Davidstown Parish


Robert Hassy/Hassey & Joanna Larkin

William Hassy b. 26/29 Feb 1860 of Clohass Sp. Walt Crane & Mary Doyle. Davidstown Parish.

Tom Hasy b. 16/17 Apr 1861 of Clohass Sp. Tom Mullit & Anty Doyle. Davidstown Parish.

Mary Hassy? b. 7/8 July 1863 Sp. Stephen Murphy & Kate Mullet. Davidstown Parish.

Robert Hassy b. 19 Dec 1868 Clonroche, Wexford
James Hassey b. 22 Jul 1870 Clonroche, Wexford

Mary Tracey/Treacy & Patrick Delaney [RIC] [see Toomevara Tipperary]

Margaret Mary Delany b. 30 Aug 1878 Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland Sp. Joseph Glennon & Mary Sullivan. Enniscorthy Parish

James Joseph Delaney b. 13/10/1880 of Macgeory? (Spon: David Motiarty & Marie Byrne) [Donal O’Neill] (LDS) Ferns Parish

Mary Treacy/Tracy/Tracey & Patrick Delaney/Delany

Margaret Delany b. 13 Aug 1878 Court St Enniscorthy OR 30 Aug 1878 Enniscorthy, County Wexford (LDS)

James Joseph Delany/Delaney b. 13 Oct 1880 Ballycarney Enniscorthy, County Wexford (LDS)


Thomas Treacy, 25, bachelor, labourer, lives Maynooth [Laraghbryan], (s. of James Treacy, labourer) married Mary Crowley, 19, spinster, dressmaker, lives Maynooth, (d. of Richard Crowley, miller) on the 6 July 1891 RC Chapel Maynooth Wit: John Saults & Annie Dignan [Maynooth Celbridge PLU] signed his mark

Mary Treacy nee Crowley [no father stated]

Edward Treacy born 14 September 1898 of Duffrey Gate. Mary Treacy mother of St. John's St, [Enniscorthy] signed her mark. Registered 12 Feb 1902.

Bridget Tracy born 31 July 1906 of St. John St. Ellen Rourke of Folly [Enniscorthy] present at birth


Mary Crowley may have been born in Wexford Town in 1867, the daughter of Richard Crowley, carpenter and Ellen/Ann Clarke.  There is another record for a Catherine Crowley born in 1865 in Danesfort Kilkenny, where Richard Crowley is a miller.


The original birth record for Edward born 14 September 1898, states that his father was an Edward Brophy:


Edward Brophy, of Duffrey Gate, labourer, & Mary Crowley

Edward Brophy born 14 September 1898 of Duffrey Gate. Mary Brophy mother of Duffrey Gate. [Crossed out] (Note: ...see March ??? 1902...)


I have not found a marriage record for Brophy and Crowley


This is the family in the census records:


1901 Census – Crowley and Brophy 38 St. John's Street Enniscorthy

1911 Census – Crowley 4 Esmonde Road Enniscorthy


Mary Anne Treacy, 22, spinster, house maid, of Ballinascarry (d. of Michael Treacy, gardener) married Joseph Whyte, 35.5, bachelor, labourer, of Ballinascarry (s. of John Whyte, mason) Wit: Thomas Foley & Mary Anne Foley on the 4 October 1908 RC Chapel Castletown [Granard Westmeath]

Mary Tracy & Joseph White, labourer

John White born 15 July 1909 of Wilton [Enniscorthy Wexford]

Michael White born 23 April 1911 of Behamore [Borrisokane Tipperary]

[1911 Census both born Offaly - Behamore (Hawkshaw) Cloughjordan, Tipperary]


Katherine Tracey [init], full age, spinster, housekeeper, of Galbally Macmine [Mackmine] Co. Wexford (d. of William Tracey, deceased, tailor [init]) married John Murphy, full age, widower, mason, of Kellystown [Adamstown] Enniscorthy Co Wexford (s. of John Murphy, farmer) Wit: Thomas Jordan & Anastasia Bridget Stanton on the 23 October 1912 [Sept 23rd crossed out] RC Chapel Galbally [see New Ross]


Confirmations Enniscorthy Parish

Ewd Tracy 30/8/1857

Matthew? Tracy 30/8/1857

Mary Treacy 30/8/1857

Michael Treacy 11/11/1859

Mathew? Tracy, Davidstown, 24/2/1861

Margaret Mary Tracy? 16/10/1865

Margaret Tracey 24/10/1871

Mary J. Tracy 26 Oct 1876

Cathern Tracy 25/9/1878


Deaths Enniscorthy Parish 1815-1880

Thomas Tracey died 27 March 1840 aged 5 years

Thomas Heasy of Spring vale, died 3 April 1861, aged 1 years

John Tracy of Shannon died 17/11/1871 aged 6 months

Martin Tracy of Duffry St died 27 July 1877 aged 85 years (State Reg: Martin Treacy, Enniscorthy Deaths 1877, Estimated birth year: 1799, Age: 78)

Catherine Traecy (Mrs) of Duffry Street died 19/4/1880 aged 47 years


Other Church Records

Alice Tracy? & James Flood spon to baptism of Nelly to Nick Flood & Margery Bulger 1/1/1796 Enniscorthy Parish

Ann Tracy & Robert Murphy spon to baptism of Peter to Peter Murphy & Mary Dwyer 15/4/1862 Enniscorthy Parish

Ceath Treacy & Jns Murphy spon to baptism of Miriam to Ns Neil & Mary Brennan 12/11/1827 Davidstown Parish

Christina Triacy? & John Synnott wit to Philip Menissy to Margt Magee 23/8/1864 Davidstown Parish

Edward Tracy & Peter Burne wit to marriage of John Fitzgerald & Brigid Begley 13/5/1821 Enniscorthy Parish

Margaret Tracey & Lausendi Phannan wit to marriage of William Kinsillah & Johanna Oneal 1/10/1849 Enniscorthy Parish

Martin Tracy, John Neil & Jas Fortune wit to the marriage of Richard Sinnott & Mary Roche 18/2/1833 Davidstown Parish**

Martin Treacy, Peter Leacy & John Neil wit to marriage of Thomas Doyle & Mary Neil 2/3/1840 Davidstown Parish

Mary Treacy & Edward Sheal spon to baptism of John to Charles McGuire & Margaret Cox 27/8/1814 Enniscorthy Parish

Mary Tracey & Peter Kain spon to baptism of Anne to Laurance Bryan & Mary Scully 28/7/1819 Enniscorthy Parish

Mary Tracy? & Thomas Fowler spon to baptism of William to Matthew Coady & Eliza Dauley 22/8/1861 Enniscorthy Parish

William Treacy & Anne Nowlam spon to baptism of Ellen to Richard Sinnott & Betty Cloney 6/6/1826 Enniscorthy Parish

William Treacy & Mary Byrne spon to baptism of Cath to William Cullen & Bridget Nowlam 25/3/1847 at Johns, Davidstown Parish


** Same date as his marriage and similar witnesses.


State Registered Deaths


Anne Treacy, of New St, died 19 January 1900, spinster, 40 years, servant, sarcoma 1 year, informant Margaret Connors [nee Tracey] of New St present at death

Brigid Treacy of Duffry Hill Enniscorthy, died 1 April 1962, widow, 74 years, widow of a stoker in British Navy, Mycocardial degeneration Arteriosclerosis, informant William Donovan brother Scarawalsh Ferns

Ellen Tracey of Irish Street, died 20 April 1911, married, 19 years, bakers wife, Pneumonia 1 month, informant Ned Donegan of Irish Street

Margaret Tracy of Duffrey Hill, died 10 December 1911, spinster, 75 years, house keeper, Brights disease indejinite, inforant Thomas Murphy of Duffrey Hill present at death

Margaret Treacy, of Cathedral Street, died 27 September 1925, widow, 64 years, shopkeeper, valerilar heart disease 8 months cardiac failure, informant John Treacy of Cathedral street son present at death

Martin Tracey, Enniscorthy Deaths 1866, Estimated birth year: 1840, Age: 26

Martin Treacy, Enniscorthy Deaths 1873, Estimated birth year: 1873 (Enniscorthy)

Martin Treacy, Enniscorthy Deaths 1877, Estimated birth year: 1799, Age: 78 (Enniscorthy)

Matthew Tracy of Duffry Street, died 16 November 1912, married, 70 years, baker, chronic endocarditis syncope, informant Alice Parry of Duffrey St present at death




Family records Ferns


The Tithes records of 1827 to 1833 list:

John Treacy, Garryduff, Kilcormick, south east of Ferns Co. Wexford, 13a/2r/25p, 1825 (ref 31/25)


In the valuation of 1844 Jas Tracey had a house at 30 Ferns Upper and in 1845 Bridget Tracy [Patk Dempsy crossed out] had a house at Crean Clone.


In the Griffiths Valuation of 1853 the following was recorded:

Bridget Tracey of Crane, Clone, south east of Ferns in the Catholic Parish of Monagear.

Crane townland of the Parish of Clone (Ord. S. 20)

Map (#)


Immediate Lessor



Valuation (land/buildings)


Bridget Tracey

William Murphy (holds 111a)

(owner Earl of Portsmouth?)




James Tracy of the Main Street of Ferns.

Main Street, Town of Ferns townland of the Parish of  Ferns (Ord. S. 15)  

Map (# of 40)


Immediate Lessor



Valuation (land/buildings)


James Tracy

William Delany

House and yard




The Valuation Office records for James Tracy No. 30 Main St, Ferns show that the immediate lessor changed from James Tracey to the 'Widow Tracey' in 1892 and to Michael Tracey in 1895. Then to Thomas Tracey in 1919 and then on to Rose Tracey in 1927 and then to Michael Tracey in 1930. [Thanks to Donal O’Neill]


From 1854 to 1875, there are a number of court cases for James Treacy of Ferns, for wandering animal to being drunk in public. The locations stated are Newtownbarry, Camolin, Newtownmountkennedy & Ballynakill [Dunleckny] Co. Carlow. In a later year, he is described as a dealer. Other Treacys named are Margaret Treacy & Johanah Treacy.


In May 1855, Bridget Treacy of Clone Crane Parish, was summoned that on the night of Sunday the 6th of May 1855 did sell or keep for sale a certain quantity of spirits in her dwelling house, she not being duly licenced for the sale of beer spirits etc. Compliant dismissed on the merits and without costs.


In March 1865 there is a court reference to a Henry Tracey of Ferns.


In October 1870, Michael Treacy of Ferns was summoned for being drunk.


In 1872, there was a Constable John or Patrick Treacy of Clonevin? [Donaghmore] Wexford.In March 1882, it was probable the same John Tracey of Legnaglogh [Monamolin] , who paid for a dog licence for a male black greyhound. Constables did not serve in their native county.


From 1875 to 1888, there are a number of court cases, where Capt ET [Edward Tottenham] Irvine of St. Aidans, summoned Elizabeth Tracy, Kate/Kitty Tracy & Johanna Tracy

for stealing wood.


14th & 28th February, & 13th March, 3rd & 10th April 1876 Bridget Treacy, Defendant, late of Kilgobbin [Clonmore] and now of Ferns, William Lett of Kilgibbon, Complainant. That the defendant on the 14/1/1876 left the service of the compliant, the employer, against his will & consent, and without due notice, she being a domestic servant at the wages of £1.5.0 per quarter from 13 May 1875 for which the compliant claims the sum of £1.5.0 as compensation. Awarded as compensation 8s4d, fined 5s, costs 2/6 in default seven days imprisonment in the county gaol. [see picture - moved to Enniscorthy]


1886 Death in the District of Ferns, Enniscorthy

No.: 366

Date and Place of Death: 1886 Not known Ferns

Name and Surname: James Tracey

Sex: M

Condition: Married

Age and Birth day: 70 years

Rank, Profession or Occupation: Labourer

Certified Cause of Death and Duration of Illness: Apoplexy

Signature, Qualification and Residence of Informant: Information received from John Murphy Coroner for County of Wexford

When Registered: First September 1886

Signature of Registrar: CB Smith???, Registrar



Johanna Tracy sen & Johana Tracy, of Ferns, that the deft on the 26th Decr 1888 at Ferns did make use of abusive provoking? & threatening language towards the complainent [Bridget Murphy of Ferns] calculated to cause a breach of the Peace whereby she requires her to show cause why she should not enter into surities tto be of good behaviour. Dismissed.


May 1895

Michael Tracy of Ferns, ...26th of April 1895 at Ferns had one dog in his posession without being duly licensed for same, paid 1/1. In March 1898, Thos Treacy of Ferns, paid 6/6 for three dog licences; male wheaten, female slate and female red terriers. From 1899 to 1914, Michael Tracey of Ferns paid for dog licences. In 1912, James Tracey of Tracey of Ferns paid a dog licence.



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Jim Treacy of Ferns 1907

Echo 29/7/2009




1901 Census

1911 Census




Michael Tracey, 51, M, 74 Ferns Town, Ferns, Wexford, Hackney Driver, Catholic, Head of Family, Married, Co Wexford

Annie Tracey, 53, F, Ferns Town, Ferns, Wexford, Catholic, Wife, Married, Co Wexford

Thomas Tracey, 25, M, Ferns Town, Ferns, Wexford, Machine Knife Maker, Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Wexford

Patrick Tracey, 23, M, Ferns Town, Ferns, Wexford, Labourer, Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Wexford

Johanna Tracey, 20, F, Ferns Town, Ferns, Wexford, Catholic, Daughter, Not Married, Co Wexford

Michael Tracey, 15, M, Ferns Town, Ferns, Wexford, Scholar, Catholic, Son, Not Married, Co Wexford




James Tracey, 28, M, 94 Ferns Town, Ferns, Wexford, Sickle Mechanic, Catholic, Head of Family, Married, Co Wexford

Anne Tracey, 28, F, Ferns Town, Ferns, Wexford, Catholic, Wife, Married, Co Wexford

Annie Tracey, 0, F, Ferns Town, Ferns, Wexford, Catholic, Daughter, Not Married, Co Wexford





Michael Macy [Tracy], 60, M, 23 Mainstreet, Ferns, Wexford, Co Wexford, Cardriver, Head of Family, Widower

Thomas Macy [Tracy], 35, M, Mainstreet, Ferns, Wexford, Co Wexford, Mechanic Labourer, Son, Single

Patrick Macy [Tracy], 33, M, Mainstreet, Ferns, Wexford, Co Wexford, General Labourer, Son, Married

Johanna Macy [Tracy], 30, F, Mainstreet, Ferns, Wexford, Co Wexford, Car [crossed out]

Michael Macy [Tracy], 25, M, Mainstreet, Ferns, Wexford, Co Wexford, Cardriver, Son, Single


Mary Tracey, 34, F, 25 Mainstreet, Ferns, Wexford (married 1 year, 2 children/1 alive, daughter of head Eliza Donnolly widow?)


James Tracy, 38, M, 8 Milltown Road, Ferns, Wexford

Annie Tracy, 38, F, Milltown Road, Ferns, Wexford (married 12 years, 4 children)

Annie Tracy, 11, F, Milltown Road, Ferns, Wexford

Johanna Tracy, 4, F, Milltown Road, Ferns, Wexford

Michael Tracy, 3, M, Milltown Road, Ferns, Wexford

Mary Tracy, 0, F, Milltown Road, Ferns, Wexford



In August 1905, there is a court case reference to Johanna Treacy living in Kingstown Dublin, sister of Michael Treacy.


In 1905, Julia Kearns, principal party, James Byrne?, Sureity?, Michael Treacy, all of Ferns; Estreat Recognizance, keep the peace


In 1909, Bryan Tracy [Lacey?] of Chaple lane Ferns, [defendant], Eliza Warren of Miltown [complainant] & Connor [witness], Deft negleted as reqired to quit want & deliver unto Compt on demand possession of Dwelling House a premises situated at Chapel lane, Ferns This tenancy at 2/6 per week homing? been determined by notice to quit. Decree for posession.



In a souvenir program for a grand two day bazaar held in Ferns on the 20th and 21st of May 1923, the following are stated as contributors to the stalls:

St. Aidan’s Stall

per Misses Maguire, 2/-  Mrs. R. Treacy, Ferns

per Miss L. McDonald, Mrs. Treacy, Ferns, a prize

St. Joseph’s Stall

Per Miss Dora Doyle, Bunclody, Miss Treacy, Main Street Bunclody, Sideboard cloth

St. Kevin’s Auxiliary Refreshment Stall

List of prizes, Miss Treacy, Bunclody, Irish Hand-embroided Cloth

Aeridheacht Mór

Singing Solo Females (Senior), Annie Treacy, Ferns


May 12, 1930 (II) Deaths

Tracy (Ferns) May 11 1930 at her residence, Main st. Ferns, Rose Tracy; deeply regretted. RIP. Funeral will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) to Ferns Cemetrery.


August 10, 1933 IP

Provincial Hanball...At Ferns - Foley Cup. B. Keogh and P. Dunne beat P. Flood and M. Treacy.



1936 Rosanna T. Tracey, Main Street, Ferns, father Carpenter, one of five children


18th May 1936 Feis in Enniscorthy

...Rosie Tracey...[schoolgirls photograph]

Ferns Parish Journal 2011


1939 Families of Coolbawn Housing Estate [photographs of houses]

No.1 Michael Treacey

No.33 Mr. Patrick Treacy

Ferns Parish Journal 2011


Joe Treacy, played for St. Aidan's Ferns in the Wexford Senior Hurling Championship finals of 1940 and 1941.


9 Jun 1941 Small Dwellings Acquisition Acts

Application Miss Annie Tracey: Under date 22nd May 1941, Miss Annie Tracey, Main St., Ferns, wrote that she had made application some time ago for loan under Small Dwellings Acquisition Acts but nad been informed there was no money available. She Wlderstood now that three or four selected applicants did not intend to erect houses and if any of them withdrew she wished her application to be favourably considered. She was very anxious to start as soon as pOSSible, as unless she did she would forfeit two years' rent of the house in which she was living. The site on which she proposed building was in the centre of the village of Ferns where a demolition scheme had carried out. It would be a great asset to the place to have new houses erected on the demolished site as soon as possible. The Secretary stated that Mrs. Kavanagh (formerly Keegan) who had been selected in respect of loan for house proposed to be erected on Gorey Corporation Lands, had withdrawn her application.

The following resolution was adopted on the motion of Mr. 0'Byrne, seconded by Miss O'Ryan:- "Tnat we recommend the County Council to agree, subject to the sanction of the Minister for Local Government and public health to loan of £150 in respect of house to be erected at Ferns Village being granted to Miss Annie Tracey, Ferns." The County SoliCitor submitted letter from Mrs. Kavanagh under date 1st May 1941 stating she bad been Wlable to secure a contractor to bUild for tne amount of loan, so that her application would have to be withdrawn. If things 1mproved she would ask ner application to be reconsidered

10 Nov 1941 Small Dwellings Acquisition Acts

Miss Annie Treacy: The following under date 29th October 1942 (H.20924/41 - Loch Garman) was read from Department of Local Government and Public health:-

"With reference to your letter of the 14th August, I am directed by tne Minister for Local Government and Public liealth to state that we will raise no objection to the proposal of the Wexford County Council to advance the sum of £150 to Miss Annie Treacy under the Small Dwellings AcquisItion Acts in respect ot a house in course of erection at Main Street, Ferns, Co. Wexford


12 Apr 1943 Compliants Re Cottages

St. Aidan's ferns...following tenants...James Tracey.


Apr 11, 1944 (II) Death

Tracey (Ferns) - April 10, 1944, at her residence, St. Aidens, Ferns, wexford, Annie Tracey, beloved wife of James Tracey, aged 71; deeply regretted by her sorrowing husband and family. RIP. Funeral tomorrow (Wednesday) from St. Aidens to cemetery at 1 o'c. (O.T.)


Feb 26, 1951 (II) Social and Personal

The marriage arranged between Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Tracey, Ferns, and Phyllis, only child of Mr. J. and the late Mrs. Carr, North View, Putland Road, Bray, will take place on April 3rd (D.V.)

May 18, 1951 (II) Marriages

Tracey and Carr - April 3, 1951, at the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Putland Road, Bray (with Nuptial Mass and Papal Blessing), by Rev. Peter Maguire CC, Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tracey, Ferns, Co. Wexford, to Phyllis, only child of John and the late Mrs Hannah Carr, North View, Putland Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow.


Jul 31, 1953 (II) Marriage

McDonald and Tracey - June 24 1953 at St. Mary's Church Barndarrig by the Rev J Doyle PP, with Nuptial Mass and Papal Blessing, William son of the late Daniel and Mrs McDonald, Ballahara House, Kilbride, Wicklow to Rosanna, daughter of Michael and Mrs Tracey, Ferns, Co. Wexford.


Apr 1, 1957 (II)

2 dozen white Wyanadouse and 2 dozen RI Red Cockerals, 7 weeks old. blood tested 50/- per doz. Mrs. A. Treacy, 1 Upper Ferns, Co. Wexford.

Jun 10 1959 (II)

10 lovely Pheasants, 6 weeks old fully feathered with Bantam mother. £4 the lot. Ml Tracey, No. 1 Upper Ferns, Co. Wexford.


Jan 13, 1959 (II) Death

Tracey (Co. Wexford) Jan 12, 1959 (suddenly) at his residence, Chapel Station, John beloved husband of Nano Tracey; deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, father, mother, brothers and sisters. RIP. Remains will be removed to Ferns Church today (Tuesday) arriving at 6.30 o'c approx. Funeral to Ferns Cemetery tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2 o'c.


Jan 25, 1963 (II) Deaths

Tracey (Ferns, Co. Wexford) Jan 24 1963 at his residence Upper Ferns, Michael Tracey, beloved husband of Annie Treacy; deeply regretted by his sorrowing wife, and family, RIP Remains will be removed to Ferns Church to-day (Friday) at 7 o'c. Funeral tomorrow (Saturday) after Office and High Mass at 11 o'c to Ferns Cemetery.


Apr 5, 1963 (ME) Wexford Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann

...Fleadh Ceoil...Ferns...Hon. secretary Mr. Michael Treacy, Castleview, Ferns


Mar 3 1970 (II) Death

Tracey (Ferns) March 2, 1970, at Parkton Nursing Home, Enniscorthy, Annie, relict of Michael Tracey, No.1 Upper Ferns, Co. Wexford; deeply regretted by her sorrowing sons, daughters, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, relatives and friends. RIP. Remains will arrive in Ferns Church this (Tuesday) evening at 6.30 o'c. Office and mass in Ferns Church to-morrow Wednesday at 11 o'c. Funeral immediately afterwards to Ferns Cemetery.


Church Records of Monageer


Biddy Tracy & James Bryan?

Winny? Bryan b. 27 Oct 1841 Tinnacross Sp. James Fylam? & Mary Hanna?


William Murphy & Catherine Doran

Margaret (illegitimate) b. 27 Nov 1842 Ballydamore Sp. Patt Fortune? & Bridget Tracy


Mary Tracey/Frany & Peter Clare

Margaret Clare b. 13 March 1843 Ballysimon Sp. Moses Brien & Catherine Laless?


John Tracy & Elizabeth Redmond?

Brigit Tracy b. 30th Jan 1847 of Crane Sp. Jos Donahue & Mary Murphy. Monageer Parish (see Burial)


Cathr Treacy to ??? Redmond 30th 1855 Wit: John Donohue & Brigit Lynch?



James Hussay, of Tinacross, 56 years,

Biddy Tracy, of Crane, died 22 Oct 1847, 9 months, Monageer Parish

Margaret Tracey, of Crane, died 6 Jan 1858, 21 years, Monageer Parish

Biddy Tracy, of Crane, died 28 Mar 1866, 80 years, Monageer Parish



Church records of Ferns and State records (1864 to 1899): [Update records thanks to Donal O’Neill]


James Treasy married Johanna Murphy 8 Sep 1836 Wit: John Quin & Mary Murphy. Enniscorthy Parish

1. James Tracy (labourer) of Ferns & Johanna Murphy.

1.1 Anne Tracy b. 15/2/1842 of Ferns (Spon: Moses Connors & Mary Baily) [Donal O’Neill]

Anne Tracey m. William Furlong 22 Aug 1875 [1854-1902] of Miltown? (Witnesses: Brian Drofer? & Mary Tracey) [Presume daughter] [Not listed in State Registrations]

Children of William Furlong and Anne Tracey

19/5/1876 Sarah Furlong of Miltown (Spon: Patrick Dwyer? & Bridget Tracy)

3/3/1878 Eliza Furlong of Miltown (Spon: James Kavanagh & Mary Tracy) Notation across Eliza's record 'Was married to William Byrne of Camolin on 25/7/1917 in Ferns by Canon Doyle'

[Donal O’Neill]

1880 John Furlong [Paul Gueret (guerholl) May 2012]

1.2 Thomas Tracy b. 3/7/1844 of Ferns (Spon: Dan Bayly & Margaret Martin)

1.3 Joanna Tracy b. 7/8/1847 of Ferns (Spon: John Block & Bidy Byrne)

1.4 Michael Tracy b. 30/11/1850 of Ferns (Spon: Thomas Maguire & Eliza Connors)

Michael Tracey, 22, bachelor, servant, lives Ferns (s. of James Tracy, heuxtor) married

Anne Kenny, 25, spinster, servant, lives Ferns, (d. of Thomas Kenny labourer) 14th April 1872 RC Chael Ferns by B.E. Mayler PP Wit: Miles Breslan & Catherine Bent, signed their marks [Ferns Enniscorthy PLU] signed their marks.

Michael Trac(e)y (labourer d. 1915?) of Ferns & Ann(e) Kenny.

1.4.1 James Tracey (b. 21/7/1873) Milltown Ferns. (Spon: John Bolger & Mary Tracy) [Donal O’Neill]

Michael Tracey (labourer)

James Tracey (bachelor labourer Ferns) m. Anne Mahon (spinster servant Ferns daughter of Daniel Mahon Labourer) 4th September 1898 by Laurence Jones CC Wit: Michael Mahon & Johanna Tracey (Annie d. 1944)

James Tracy, Mechanic/labourer, & Annie Mahon Annie Tracey born 23 May 1900 of Ferns

Annie Tracey, 23, spinster, servant, of St Aidens Ferns, (d. of James Tracey, labourer) married John O'Reilly, 20, bachelor, soldier, of Gorey Barracks, (s. of Myles O'Reilly, labourer) Wit: Danial Mahon & Johanna Tracey on the 4 July 1923 RC Church Ferns Elizabeth O Reilly On 25 March 1924 (Tracey) Myles Reily On 12 July 1925 (Treacy) Johanna Tracey born 13 August 1906 of Ferns Michael Tracey born 07 May 1908 of Ferns Mary Tracey born 10 September 1910 of Ferns Daniel Tracey born 17 July 1914 of Ferns

1.4.2 Thomas Tracey (b. 17/10/1875) Ferns. (Spon: Aidan Kavanagh & Kathy Tracey) Notation across Thomas's record 'Was married to Rosanna O'Brien of Annadura on 23/7/1917 in Ferns by Canon Doyle RP' [Donal O’Neill]  (Thomas d. 1921 aged 41, Rose d. 1930)

Thomas Tracey, 40, bachelor, labourer, of Ferns, (s. of Michael Tracey, deceased, labourer) married Rosanna Obrien, 35, spinster, servant, (d. of John O'Brien, labourer) Wit: John O'Brien & Annie Tracey on the 23 July 1917 RC Church Ferns

1.4.3 Patrick Tracey (b. 18/3/1878 d. 1949) of Ferns. (mother stated as Ann Brian on State Reg) Spon: Nicholas Lacy & Sarah Lacy) Notation across Patrick's record 'Married to Mary Donnelly Ferns on 3/8/1910 by Canon Doyle) [Donal O’Neill]

Patrick Tracey, 31, bachelor, labourer, of Ferns, (s. of Michael Tracey, labourer) married Mary Donnelly, 31, spinster, servant, of Ferns, (d. of John Donnelly, deceased, labourer) Wit: Michael Tracey & Bridget Donnelly on the 3 August 1910 RC Chapel Ferns

Patrick Tracey, labourer, & Mary Donnolly Elizabeth Tracey born 3 November 1910 of Ferns Michael Tracey born 3 November 1910 of Ferns Ana Eliza Tracy born 19 September 1912 of Ferns Elizabedth Tracey born 6 December 1914 of Ferns Johanna Tracey On 12 August 1918 (Donnolly) Mary Tracey On 12 August 1918 (Donnolly)

1.4.4 Johanna Tracey (b. 7/8/1880) Ferns. (Spon: Patrick Kinsella & Anty Doyle) [Donal O’Neill]

1.4.5 Mary Tracy (b. 12/8/1882) Ferns.

1.4.6 Michael Tracy (b. 20/1/1886) Ferns. (m. 1913 Annie O’Brien or Brien. Michael d. 1963, Annie d. 1970)

Michael Tracey, 27, bachelor, carpenter, of Ferns, (s. of Michael Tracey, labourer) married Anne Brien, 25, spinster, servant, of Crory, (d. of John Brien, railway jarvey?) Wit Thomas Tracey & Rose A Brien on the 14 July 1913 RC Church Ferns

Michael Treacey, carpenter, & Annie O'Brien Anne Tracey born 22 June 1914 of Ferns. Michael Tracey was born in 20 June 1916 in Ferns and died on 24 Apr. 1966. John Tracey was born 19 June 1918 in Ferns and died on 12 Jan. 1959. Thomas Tracey was born 12 June 1921 in Ferns. Rose Tracey was born 15 October 1923 in Ferns. Patrick Tracey was born 8 January 1926 in Ferns and died on 20 May 1977. Daniel Tracey Jan – Mar 1929

1.5 Mary Tracey b. 16/7/1853 of Ferns (Spon: James McDonald & Margaret Delaney) [Donal O’Neill]

1.6 Bridget Tracey b. 11/1/1857 of Ferns (Spon: William Brien & Mary Kavanagh) [Move to Enniscothy area and married Luke Byrne 23rd June 1878]

1.7 Catherine Tracey b. 21/7/1859 of Ferns (Spon: Raymond Sinnott & Maryann Sinnott) [Donal O’Neill]

Catherine Tracey of 18 Gardiner Pl (d. of James & Johanna Murphy of Ferns) married Patrick Fitzpatrick of 57 Jervis St (s. of Henry & Letitia Kenny of 57 Jervis St) 5 Oct 1879 Wit:  Henry Nordell of 12 Synott Place & Lizzie Fitzpatrick of 57 Jervis St. St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral

Catherine Tracy, minor, spinster, servant, lives 18 Gardiners Pl, (d. of James Tracy, cattle dealer) married Patrick Fitzpatrick, full [age], bachelor, cabinet maker, lives 57 Jervis St, (s. of Henry Fitzpatrick, cabinet maker)  05 October 1879 RC Cathedral Marlboro St Wit: Henry Nordell & Lizzie Fitzpatrick [Dublin North PLU] signed her mark

Catherine Tracy & Patrick Fitzpatrick

Elizabeth Anne Fitzpatrick b. 26 July 1880 of 63 Lr Mecklenburgh St Sp. Stephen Fay & Patricia Fitzpatrick. St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral

1.8 Elizabeth Tracey b. 28/7/1861 (Spon: Richard Kirwin & Margaret Leary) [Donal O’Neill]

Eliza Tracy (d. of James Tracy & Joanna Murphy of Ferns) of 61 Marlboro St m. Stephen Fay (s. of Stephen Fay & Mary Stoker of 59 Jervis St) of 61 Marlboro St on 27 November 1880 Wit: Michael McNally of 83 Maillin St & Margt Hayes of 63 Lr Mechlenbugh St. Pro-Cathedral Dublin.

Elizabeth Tracy, minor, spinster, servant, lives 61 Marlboro St, (d. of James Tracy, living, dealer) married Stephen Fay, full [age], bachelor, Upholsterer, lives 61 Marlboro St, (s. of Stephen Fay, living, farmer) 27 November 1880 RC Cathedral Dublin Wit: Michael McNally & Margaret Hayes [Dublin North PLU]

1.9 Johanna Tracey b. 4/11/1866 bapt. 7/11/1866 of Ferns (Spon: John O'Brien & Margaret Tracey) [Donal O’Neill]


Bessy Tracy & James Doyle of Glynlan

Anne Doyle? Illg b. 31 Aug 1843 of Glyn lane Sp. Biddy Doyle. Ferns Parish


Margaret Treacy, full age, spinster, servant, lives Ferns, (no father or profession stated) married Marks Kearns, full age, bachelor, servant, lves Ferns, (s. of Marks Kearns, shoemaker) 17th October 1871 RC Church Ferns Wit: Michael [John crossed out] Redmond & Bridget Connor [or Biddy Conroy]. [Ferns Enniscorthy PLU] signed their mark. [From Ballinapierce?]

Catherine Kearns b. 12/9/1872 of Ferns (Spon: James Kearns & Anne Tracy) [Donal O’Neill]

James Kearns b.5/1/1874 of Ferns (Spon: Jas Kavanagh & Mary Tracy) [Donal O’Neill]

Mick Kearns b. 18/1/1877 of Ferns (Spon: Dan Malone & Eliza Tracy) [Donal O’Neill]


Mary Tracey/Treacy & Patrick Delaney [RIC] [see Toomevara Tipperary]

Margaret Mary Delany b. 30 Aug 1878 Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland Sp. Joseph Glennon & Mary Sullivan. Enniscorthy Parish

James Joseph Delaney b. 13/10/1880 of Macgeory? (Spon: David Motiarty & Marie Byrne) [Donal O’Neill] (LDS) Ferns Parish

Mary Treacy/Tracy/Tracey & Patrick Delaney/Delany

Margaret Delany b. 13 Aug 1878 Court St Enniscorthy OR 30 Aug 1878 Enniscorthy, County Wexford (LDS)

James Joseph Delany/Delaney b. 13 Oct 1880 Ballycarney Enniscorthy, County Wexford (LDS)



Ferns Castle

Ferns Castle



State Registered Deaths

Amnie Tracey of Ferns Enniscorthy RD, died 10 April 1944, married, 70 years, labourers wife, angina with acute heart failure, Annie O’Reilly of Ferns daughter present at death

Anne Tracey of Ferns, died 30 December 1908, married, 62 years, labourers wife, gastric carcimoma two years, informant Anty Doyle? of Ferns [her mark] present at death

Elizabeth Tracy of Fernes, died 20 November 1910, spinster, 14 days, labourers daughter, delicacy from birth, informant Mary Tracey mother Ferns

James Tracey, Enniscorthy Deaths Jul - Sep 1886, Estimated birth year: 1816, Age: 70 (Ferns)

James Tracey, late Haidous? Cottage Ferns died 3 March 1949  W House Enniscorthy, widower, 75 years, old age pensioner, myocardial degeneration stue? mantis?, informant Jas O'Rourke occupier W House Enniscorthy

Johanna Treacy, of Ferns, died 30 April 1984, widow, 78 years, dealers widow, sinile decay, informant A doyle of Ferns present at death

John Treacy, of Chapel Clonroche, died 12 January 1959, married, 40 years, station master, boromane thrombosis 14 days, Informant Anna Tracey (wife) Chapel (present at death)

Mary Tracy, of Ferns, died 26 December 1918, spinster, 4 moths, labourer's daughter, bronchitis 3 days, informant Mary Tracey of Ferns present at death

Michael Tracey of 1 Upper Ferns, died 24 January 1963, married 77 years, carpenter, cardiac failure 2 weeks mycocardial degeneration 2 yrs, Michael Treacy of 1 Upper Ferns son present at death

Michael Tracey of Ferns, died 10 November 1915, widower, 62 years, labourer, probably disease of heart no medical attendant, informant Johanna Tracey of Ferns daughter present at death

Roseanna Tracey of Ferns Enniscorthy RD, died 11 May 1930, widow, 50 years, shop keeper, valvulas disease of heart 3 months heart failure a day, Annie Tracey of Ferns sister present at death

Thomas Tracey of Ferns, died 26 October 1921, married, 41 years, labourer, pulmonary tuberculosis, informant Rose Tracey of Ferns present at death




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Family records Bunclody (Newtownbarry)


In 1839, there are the following court references, James Tracey of Newtownbarry, Thomas Tracy & Mary Tracey of Newtownbarry, assault, fine 1/- costs 1/-


In 1841 there are court references to Thomas Tracy & Mary Tracey of Gurteen [Templeshanbo?] and a Denis Tracey who had a heap of manure on the street of Newtownbarry.


Also in 1841 Thomas Tracey may have been sentrenced for stolen goods.


In 1855 there are the court records for:

Mary Tracy, 50, 5'1", blue eyes, black hair, fresh complexion, N.T. Barry, RC, married, begging, 2nd offence?

Cathe Tracy, 17, 4'5.5", grey eyes, red hair, fresh complexion, same, RC, single, begging,

Patrick Tracy, 15, 4'2", blue eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion, same, RC, Spil [spell?], labourer, begging,

Thos? Tracy, 9, 3'10", blue eyes, fair hair, fresh complexion, same, RC, same, begging,

And in 1862:

Patrick Treacy, 19, 5'4.25", blue eyes, light hair, fresh complexion, N.T. Barry, RC, read, labourer, passing base coin


The following are newspaper references to the Workhouse, which may be the same family:


03 December 1856 Wexford Independent

Enniscorthy Union...inquiry place on the minutes of the 9th November as to the proper chargability of Bridget Tracy, and her three children...now inmates of the workhouse.

28 January 1857 Wexford Independent

Enniscorthy Union...Ordinary Proceedings...Mr Macutchen, brough under consideration, the motion of which he gave notice, respecting the chargability of Bridget Treacy and family, stating that the case was not fully set forth on the minutes of the 9th of October last, by which the Commissioners were guided in their decision, on consideration it was

Ordered - That the following statement be place on the minutes for information of the Commissioners with a request that the chargability of Bridget Treacy, and her three children be reconsided by the Commissioners.

"She was admitted on the 8th of November 1855?, on the Union - she having resided 26 months in the Division of Newtownbarry, and having resided the remaining portion of the three years previous to her admission out of the Union - she was discharged on the 19th May 1856 being then six months and eleven days in the Workhouse - she was again admitted on the 23rd may 1856, on the Union at large - next discharged on the 8th September 1856, being in the house 3 months and 29 days - again she was admitted the 9th of October 1856 being out of the house one month and a day, out of which she spent four on a visit to her brother-in-law out of the Union.

4 March 1857 Wexford Independent

Enniscorthy Union...Clerks Report...notice of appeal against the chargability on the Workhouse Register of Bridget Tracey and her three children to the Division of Newtownbarry...

11 March 1857 Wexford Independent

Enniscorthy Union...A notice of appeal...Newtownbarry, in the case of Bridget Tracy and family...

17 June 1857 Wexford Independent

Enniscorthy Union...Clerks Report. That he had been served with a notice of appeal against the registration of Bridget Tracey, and children, on the electoral Division of Newtownbarry, to be heard at the next Quarter Sessions of Gorey...Commissioners' Letters...emigration to Canada...No.2 A letter relative to the proposal of the Guardians to pay the cost of thirteen emigrants, except Mary Treacy, who is of too tender years to be sent out...

10 March 1858 Wexford Independent

Enniscorthy Union...Clerks Report. Had received notice of appeal against the chargability of Bridget Tracey and three children, from the Guardians of Newtownbarry Electorial Division, to the barrister at next Quarter Sessions at Enniscorthy.

17 March 1858  Wexford Independent

Enniscorthy Union...Commissioners Letters. No.1...The chargeability of Bridget Tracey and children...was made under the letter of the Commissioners dated 29th November 1856 No.27,021 also their letter of the 18th February 1857 No.2367..the Guardians for the Division of Newtownbarry were present...

09 March 1859 Wexford Independent

Enniscorthy Union...A notice of appeal to the Barrister, at next Quarter Sessions, was read from the Guardians of Newtownbarry Division against the chargability of Bridget Tracey, and family, now charged to that Division.



 Traceys of South Wexford


As stated previously, South Wexford may have been the home of a Norman Tracey family, referenced in State historical records dating from 1280 to 1307, but there does not seem to be any references after this date. It is likely that the Richard Tracy named was not a Norman, though he is referenced in conjunction with Norman knights. The records state that Richard Tracy held 2 carucats 60 acres (approx 300 acres in total) in Leffeth/Le Fech/Fyth and Polryth/Pollrith/Polrych and pays yearly £5.7s.4d. without suit. These references seem to be located near New Ross, which was the Norman legal centre, but are more similar to The Faythe (An Fhaiche) Tacumshin and Pollwitch Mayglass on the south east side of Wexford.





The ruins of the Norman castle at Tracystown West, built around 1450 AD as part of a series of defensive castles in south Wexford.

Tracystown East (Baile Uí Threasaigh Thior) and Tracystown West (Baile Uí Threasaigh Thiar, 1654 Trassistowne/Trassestowne), located 3 miles south-east and 2 miles west of Taghmon respectively, may have been either Norman or Gaelic settlements. They are located on the boundary of Bargy barony.


Morley at al state “These last townlands may be of Norman origin but references to the Norman Tracys in south Wexford are scarce and they may not have remained in the area. The occurrence of Tracytown as a townland name in an area of Norman settlement may seem to support the Norman attribution of Tracy, but even a cursory examination of Wexford place names shows this reasoning to be unsound”.


If Traceystown East is a Gaelic settlement, then Tincurra Church would have been of importance to the Traceys and the Uí Bairrche. It fulfills a number of criteria as an inauguration or óenach/meeting site. 


The placename Tincurra (Tincur = marriage portion/settlement) is mostly particular to Wexford and occurs in three locations, in areas with an Uí Bairrche connection. 




The ruins of Tincurra church on the edge of Tracystown East, which appears to be of celtic origin.



 Wexford Town & Rosslare (South East Wexford) PLU Wexford


Wexford Town


In a 1713 Quaker record, John Trucy/Trescy is stated as a tithe taker for Carrigg [Carrick] parish.


In two leases dated March 1731 and August 1743, John Tresey of Wexford Yeoman is named as a witness. The areas named are located around Wexford town.


In July 1764, James Tracy, Ale Draper [alehouse keeper], of Wexford [town] was a witness to a pre-marriage settlement between Christopher Jeffares, of Furzeytown [Tacumshin, Forth], and Mary Berry, of Ballykelly [Killiane, Forth?]. Most of the persons mentioned are located in Forth barony, including the Wheelocks (see Ballyrane).


In the Catholic Qualification Rolls, James Tracy, Malster, of Wexford, pleaded on the 2nd April 1779 at Wexford assizes.


In a deed of release dated 27 Dec 1779, there is a reference to a cabbin & backside held by Denis Tracy joining the Corporation ground near Johns Gate. This is repeated in a Landed Estates deed of the Representatives of Edward Tighe, dating prior to 1856. The only other reference to a Denis Tracy in Wexford, is as a sponsor in Enniscorthy in 1839.


In a deed of release dated 26 April 1785 referencing an earlier deed dated 14 Sep 1763, lists a Elizabeth Tracy widow [Wickham?]. ...Doctor Shalton on the south with John Wakelys house and Williams Quay on the east with the river of Wexford and fronting the fore street westward as also the two thatched cabbins wherin Elizabeth Tracy widow and Patrick Newport shoemaker then dwelt bounded on the north with Doctor Shaftons tenement on the south...


In December 1789, Nicholas Tracey, leased a malting building in Wexford town from the Reverend Joseph Miller for 400 years at a yearly rent of £13. The building was beside the St. Mary's Church and the house of Catherine Devereux, widow. Catherine Devereux may have been a relative.


4 February 1792 Dublin Evening Post

In the battle for the franchise, both James Tracey and Nicholas Tracey of Wexford Town are listed in a petition of leading catholics of Wexford.


Matthew Greene, trial 5th November 1798

...witness for the prisoner...3rd witness William Tracy [presume of Wexford Town]...strand over the bridge...


The Tithes records list

In 1831 Nicholas Treacy of Mauldinstown was listed as a Tithe Defaulters. In 1833, he was listed as having 11a/1r/4p (ref 31/116)


21 November 1838 Wexford Independent

Wexford Precursor Society...freeman and other inhabitants of the town of Wexford...Mathew Tracy...[Reform Party]


9 January 1839 Wexford Conservative

Wexford Quarter Sessions...It appeared that on Sunday the 26th September 1838, that Donohoe, in going his rounds called to Matthew Treacy's house, rapped at the door at the hour of half-past 9 o'clock of the same evening, and was immediately asmitted; went into the parlor and there found Treacy and mr. P. Whitty sitting together drinking punch, this Donohoe considered a breach of the Act of Partliment, lately made, in which no Publican can sell or allow to be consumed in his house any punch, spirits, ale or wine, beyond the prohibited hour of 8 o'clock on a Sunday evening, under a certain penalty. Treacy was summoned before the Magistrates of petty Sessions, as was Whitty, upon examination it appear that Treacy and Whitty had walked out on the evening of the same day to listen to the band playing, and upon coming home, Treacy had invited his friend Whitty to partake of a glass of punch as a treat; this being sworn to by both, the Magistrates fined him in the mitigated penalty of ten schillings, the fine was paid, but appealed to the sitting Bench and after a tedious and desultory arguement between the Solicitors engaged on both sides, an also the magistrates, the Barrister gave it as his opinion that a legislative body never contemplated, that a publican should be deprived of the rights of hospitality to his friend in his own house, but as it was a question of such vital interest to publicans and the public in general, he would not decide, but would send the case up to the law advisors of the Crown for their ultimate decision.


15 June 1839 Wexford Independent

182 Mathew Tracy, Maudlintown, shopkeeper and farmer, do [householder] do [house and premises] Maudlintown, Wexford, St Magdalen's Forth.


12 February 1840 Wexford Conservative

...Freeholders...County of Wexford...John Treacy, Muchrath, Wexford, 27 June, do [1839?]...Borough of Wexford...Mathew Treacy, Maudlintown, do [27th June] do [1839?]


4 & 7 November 1840 Wexford Independent

...repeal of the Legislative Union...town of Wexford...Mathew Tracy...

10 June 1843 Wexford Independent

Wexford Repeal Association...The town was then divided into thirty districts, and the following collectors appointed:- Nos 1 & 2, Messrs John Wall and Mathew Tracey...


12 February 1840 Wexford Independent

Registery of Freeholds...County of Wexford...John Treacy, Muchrath, Wexford, 27th June 1839...Borough of Wexford...Mathew Treacy, Maudlintown, do [Wexford], do [27th June 1839]

24 February 1841 Wexford Conservative

Registry of Freeholders...Borough of Wexford...Mathew Treacy, Maudlintown do [householder] do [Wexford] do [27th June 1839]

Borough of New Ross...Thomas Tracy, The Quay, do [householder] Wexford, 7th Jan., 1841


Wexford Independent 05 March 1842

Wexford Spring Assizes...Thomas Tracy, sheep-stealing - Not guilty


Wexford Independent 15 July 1843

Wexford Repeal Fund...Districts No. 1 & 2 collected by Messrs John Wall and Matthew Tracy...District 24...William Tracey...


17 February 1844 Wexford Independent

License to keep arms...Matthew Treacy, Rathullen [Ratholm Ballybrennan]...John Tracey, Belmont [Belmont House in Newtown Carrick]...


22 February 1845 Wexford Independent

Progress of Repeal in Wexford...the chair was taken by Mr. Matthew Tracy...Mr Tracy being requested to vacate the Chair and Mr John Hayes being called thereto, the thanks of the meeting was unanimously voted to Mr Tracy, for his dignified conduct in the chair...


19 July 1845 Wexford Independent

Repeal Wexford...Messrs. Wall and Tracy, 3s5d...


10 December 1845 Wexford Conservative/Wexford Independant

Wexford Poor Law Union...the Chairman then read the tender of Mr Matthew Tracy of Maudlinstown, to supply the house, according to the advertisement, for three months from Dec 8th at 4½d per stone, and naming as his sureties Messrs Josph Pettit and Mathew Cooney.

The Master said that it was from Mr. Tracy the potatoes were got at present but certainly not at 4½d per stone. They were excellent potatoes.

Some Guardians said that potatoes were selling in the market that day from 2½d to 3d and 3½d at the highest - therefore 4½d was very high.

The Chairman observed there was a risk in the Market as to the quality and there was also another circumstance of which the Board should not be forgetful at present; it was, that if the Master went into the market, he should take ready cash with him for the purpose of purchase, whereas, here, that it not frequired. The funds are low now, and should be attended to.

All having considered, the tender was declared accepted.


13 June 1846 Wexford Independent

Borough of Wexford. Registry of Voters. Mathew Treacy, Maudlintown in the vicinity of the town of Wexford publican householder dwelling house and land situate at Maudlintown in the vicinity of Wexford and within said borough [£]10


2 December 1846 Wexford Independent

Caution - Death from Glanders...Some time back, William Tracy, a poor man employed about the packet yard, died in the County Infirmary from the same cause, having caught the infection by skinning a horse that had died of glanders.


1846 Slater's Royal National Commercial Directory of Ireland

Matthew Tracy, Faythe, Wexford. Public House.



In the valuation of 1846 and 1847 Mathew Tracey had a house, store and yard at 7 Stone Bridge Lane Townparks St Mary. There is the following note that the lower story is divided into three tenements and the upper story is used by himself as a store. The second story let to a Geo Hays for about Cor & £ the sander is held by Rothford and Carty is worth 30/-.


In the 1846 valuation, Mathew Tracy, had (unfinished) houses, at 1, 2 & 3 William Street St Michael. In the 1852 valuation, Matthew Tracy, had house (pt of) offices yd off (remn of tenament in Parish of Maudlintown) at 23 William Street Townparks St Michael of Feagh, Landlord Jane Batt and Robert Stafford, parish boundary runs through house, No. 24, 25 & 26  Landlord Matthew Tracy, 27 & 28 garden Landlord Jane Batt.


In the 1846 valuation, Mathew Tracy, at 26 Maudlintown held under Matthew Tracy. house & potato house, 27 Maudlintown, holds from Mr Stafford has ???. 28 & 29 Maudlintown held under Matthew Tracy. House, potato house & pig house 31 Maudlintown (Note: Built by tenant who holds lands with houses for remainder of houses see No 1 in the Faithe Parish of ???. Another 1846 valuation describes Mathew Tracy, with a house & potato house at 27 Maudlintown, Spirit store, house, potato house and a pig house at 30 Maudlintown, In 1852 Mathew Tracy, landlord of 50, 51, 52, 53, Maudlintown & house (pt of) offices land (remn of tenament in pt of St Michael of Fenagh) from 1.5 to 2 acres of water on the plot, Robert Stafford landlord


1844-1847 Matthew Tracy, house & offices at 27 & 31 Mandlintown Street Maudlintown [Note: no.19 is the ruins of St Mary Magdaline] In 1845, there was the note that the houses were built by tenant who holds land with house. For remainder of house see No.1 Parish of St Michael


1846 Mt Tracey [with others] offices 22 John Lane Town Parks Wexford


In 1846 and 1847 Mathew Tracey house [crossed out] Mathew Tracey part of house & yard. Note: The remainder of this house is in the Parish of Maudlintown, is a Public house the situation middling.) 1 Townparks St Michael of Feagh. Another 1846 valuation states Matthew Tracy, publican, (unfinished) house over an ?, house, (unfinished) kitchen, 1 Town Parks [the faythe], St Michael. For remainder of house and offices see No. 40 Maudlintown Parish


3 July 1847 Wexford Independent

To the independent electors of the Borough of Wexford...[nomination of] Sir Thomas Esmonde, Bart...Mathew Tracey...


In the valuation of 1847, Benjamin Tracy? Had a house and yard at 27 Patrick street Wexford (exempt)


1848 Wexford Goal

John Tracey, for leaving poor house.


07 April 1849 Wexford Independent

Wexford Guardians for the coming year...Wexford Electoral Division...Mathew Tracy...

29 September 1849 Wexford Independent

...Guardians of the Wexford Electoral Division...Mathew Tracy...

27 July 1850 Wexford Independent

Wexford Union...Guardians...Mathew Tracey...


20 February 1850 Wexford Independent

Borough of Wexford...Electors...Mathew Tracy, Maudlintown, householder, 25 June 1846


6 November 1850 Wexford Independent

Christian Brothers Schools...Wexford...contributions...Matthew Tracey 2s.6d...


In the 1851 English Census for Leeds Borough Gaol, there is a Thomas Tracey, unmarried, 24, merchant sailor, born Wexford Wexford. Perhaps the son of James Tracey & Margaret Parle.


Wexford Independent 13 December 1851

...election of an assistant nurse in the Fever Hospital, with a salary of £8 per annum and rations...Catherine Tracy (acting at for time as an assistant nurse)...The characters and qualifications of both the candidates were unexceptionable. Mr. Miehari Furlong proposed, and Mr. LeHunte seconded that Catherine Tracy be appointed be apponted Assistant Nurse but that she forthwith have her two children removed from the Workhouse. Carried unanimously.

Wexford Independent 26 November 1851

That the salary of Catherine Tracy, nurse in the fever hospital be increased from £4 to £8 per annum, provided she relieves the workhouse of her two children

Wexford Independent 22 January 1853

...appointment of Catherine Tracy to the office of nurse in the Workhouse fever Hospital of Wexford Union at a salary of £8 per annum...approval of the above appointment...By Order of the Commissioners...

15 August 1855 Wexford Independent

Wexford Poor Law Union...Fever Hospital...Dr Crean, on the same day [7th instant], remarks - Nurse Tracey left the hospital yesterday immediately after my visit, without my permission, and did not return until after 3 o'clock. I wrote to the Committee to suspend or dismiss her, and let Mrs M'Guirke act for the present in her place...Nurse Tracey should be discharged, we do so, and discharge her from further service in the Hospital subject to the Board on Saturday next...


09 November 1853 Wexford Independent

The New Parochial Churches...Four Schillings...Mathew Tracey...


In the valuation of 1852 Margaret Tracy, house in rear, 24 Johns gate Townparks St John.


In the Griffiths Valuation of 1853 the following were recorded:

Margaret Tracy of John’s Gate Townparks St. Johns, Wexford Town; Matthew Tracy of St. Mary, William Street Townparks, St. Michaels of Feagh, Wexford Town and of Maudlintown, East of Wexford Town;

John’s Gate, Townparks townland of the Parish of St. Johns (Ord. S. 37)

Map (# of 33)


Immediate Lessor



Valuation (land/buildings)


Margaret Tracy

John Stafford




Stonebridge Lane, St. Mary, townland of the Parish of Wexford Town (Ord. S. 37) 

Map (# of )


Immediate Lessor



Valuation (land/buildings)


Daniel Murphy

Matthew Tracy




Patrick Reid

Matthew Tracy

House & Garden




Matthew Tracy




Mary Wadding

Matthew Tracy



William Street, Townparks townland of the Parish of St. Michael of Feagh (Ord. S. 37) 

Map (# of 56)


Immediate Lessor



Valuation (land/buildings)


William Connelly

Matthew Tracy





Mary Murphy

Matthew Tracy





Matthew Tracy

Jane Batt & Robt. Stafford

Ho. (pt of), offs., yd., & gar.

(Remainder of tenement in parish of Maudlintown)

0a 0r 26p



Nicholas Sinnott

Matthew Tracy

House and yard




James Rowe

Matthew Tracy

House and yard





Matthew Tracy

House and yard




Matthew Tracy

Jane Batt


0a 0r 20p



Matthew Tracy

Jane Batt


0a 0r 37p


Maudlintown townland (Town of Wexford) of the Parish of Maudlintown (Ord. S. 37)

Map (# of 54)


Immediate Lessor



Valuation (land/buildings)


Patrick Rossitor

Matthew Tracy

House and yard




James Dunne

Matthew Tracy

House and yard




John Dillon

Matthew Tracy

House and yard




Michael Niville

Matthew Tracy

House and yard




Philip Ninchan

Matthew Tracy

House and yard




William Cahill

Matthew Tracy

House and yard




John Doyle

Matthew Tracy

House and yard




Thomas Neill

Matthew Tracy

House and yard




Margaret Cousins

Matthew Tracy

House and yard





Matthew Tracy

House and yard





Matthew Tracy

House and yard





Matthew Tracy

House (in ruins)





Matthew Tracy

House and yard




Felix Murphy

Matthew Tracy

House and yard




Joseph Rossiter

Matthew Tracy

House and yard




Matthew Tracy

Robert Stafford

House (pt. of) Offs, & Ld. (Remainder of tenement in Parish of St. Michael’s of Feagh)

10a 0r 10p



On the 31st of October 1854, Mathew Tracy was a witness to the will of Robert Stafford of Main Street wexford. In the codicil of 1st of February 1860, he was not named.


14 February 1855 Wexford Independent

Subscriptions for the relief of the poor...Mr Mathew Tracey 4s...


13 July 1855

Margt Tracey, 62, 4'10", Dak eyes. grey hair, sallow complexion, lives Wexford, RC, widow, stealing a fish


15 October 1856 Wexford Independent

List of the contributors to the repairs and improvements of the Francisan Church...Mathew Tracy 5s...


18 March 1857 Wexford Independent 

Nomination of Guardians...

Killinick - *Mathew Tracey, Ballyrane, nominated by John Rossiter...

Wexford...*Mathew Tracey, Maudlintown...all nominated by Michael Finn

Those marked * are new members

18 March 1857 Wexford Independent 

Wexford Dispensary...Guardians...Mathew Tracey...


1 July 1857 to 6 April 1859 Wexford Independent

Wexford Poor Law Union...Guardians...Mathew Tracey, (Wexford)...Mathew Tracey, (Killinick)...


14 November 1857 Wexford Independent

Additional Subscribers to the Francisan Church...Mr. Mathew Tracy, Faythe, 10s...


The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rowe Steet, Wexford Town, was opened in 1858. One of the Stations of the Cross has the following dedication:


‘XII In memory of her deceased friends by Alice Tracy’


17 March 1858 Wexford Independent

The clerk next read the names of the gentlemen nominated to fill the office of Guardian during 1858-59, witheir nominators...Wexford...Mathew Tracey, Maudlintown, by M. Finn...


30 October 1858 Wexford Independent

The New Parochial Churches...Mr Mathew Tracy 10s...Subscribers on Mr William Moran's card Baltimore [North America]...Catherine Tracy, Mary Tracey...


22 December 1858 Wexford Independent

Coroner's Inquest...at the house of Mr Mathew Tracey, on view of the body of an infant female child...

5 March 1859 Wexford Independent 

The charge of child murder at kirlogue [Kerloge]...the dead body of a child at Mr. Tracey's in this town...


15 June 1861 Wexford Independent

June 8th after a lingering illness borne with Christian fortitude and entire resignation, Eliza, third sister of the late? Mr Mathew Tracey, Maudlintown, sincerely regretted. - May she rest in peace.


19 February 1862 Wexford Independent

Admission of Paupers. John Tracey, 20, Union...


Wexford Independent 21 February 1863

Wexford Petty Sessions...Margaret Tracey v. William Connolly for posession of a dwelling house in William Street - Ordered.


Wexford Independent 11 June 1864

The New Parochial Churches...The Misses Tracy, Maudlintown...£0.6.0...


5 December 1866 Wexford Independent

Adjourned Road Sessions...Forth...15. To keep in repair for five years, 1342 perches of post road from Wexford to Broadway, between the end of Paul quay and Mathew Tracey's house in the Faythe, and between Hayes's house in the Faythe and the 3rd milestone on Kilmacree, not to exceed 3s per perch. Half off county.


24 October 1866 Wexford Independent

Wexford Union...Admissions. Anne Tracey, 30, Union; Biddy Tracey, 1½, do;...


Wexford Independent 01 April 1868

We the undersigned inhabitants of the Town of Wexford...promise not to sell any spirituous liquors...Margaret Tracey...


In the 1870 Slater's Directory of Ireland, it would appear that Margaret Tracy now ran the Public House in the Faythe.


15 February 1871 Wexford Independent

Town Parks, Houses, Cows and Hay by auction.

To be sold by auction on the premises by directions of the Misses Tracey, Faythe, Wexford, on Wednesday February 22nd 1871.

The interest in the lease of eight acres of prime pasture land together with nine dwelling houses thereon. The land is of superior quality, well fenced and watered, and the tenants pay regularly. Also six superior in-calf cows, two Springer Heifers, and one yearling, and a Butt of old hay. Immediate possession will be given.

Sale at twelve o'clock. John Hinton, Auctioneer, Red House, Wexford and Enniscorthy, Wexford Feb 10 1871.

26 April 1871 Wexford Independent

Town Parks, Houses, Jaunting Car.

To be sold by auction on Friday the 5th May 1871 at the Red House Quay, Wexford.

By order of the Misses Tracey

Their valuable interest in the lease of eight acres of prime pasture land, situated in the Faythe, together with Eleven dwelling houses thereon. The lands are of the very first and primest quality for pasture, well walled and fenced, and the tenants in the houses pay regularly. This is a rare oppertunity, the premises being in the vicinity of the town. Also, an excellent new Jaunting Car.

Immediate possession will be given.

Sale at one o'clock. John Hinton, Auctioneer, Wexford and Enniscorthy. Red House, Wexford, April 22nd 1871.


28 June 1871 Wexford Independent

Wexford Quarter Sessions...Spirit License...Miss Alice Tracey, Maudlintown, Wexford, granted...


In the 1877 Local government and taxation of towns report, Mr. Nicholas MacDonnell, Wexford town surveyor, is stated as proposing “to make a sewer of Ninety perches, Irish, in length, from Tracey's to Castle-hill.” Castle Hill Street (now Kevin Barry Street) leads from the Faythe towards South Main Street. Ninety Irish perches are approximately a third of a mile. As such, I presume that [Matthew then Margaret] Tracy’s [public house] was to the south, at the junction of the Faythe and William Street.


September 8, 1906 London American Register

LOANS! LOANS! LOANS!...Wexford Offices, Georges-street, M. J. Tracy, Manager...


12 March 1907 James Tunstead

Administration of the estate of James Tunstead late of Poulpeasty County Wexford farmer who died 9 May 1906 at The Infirmary Enniscorthy said County granted at Dublin to Susan Treacy [Castlecomer  Kilkenny] married woman. Effects £372.



1901 Census

1911 Census




Thomas Tracy [Frady], 23 Barrack Street, Wexford, 50, M, Tailor, Roman Catholic, Born Co Wexford [from New Ross]






[moved from Baldwinstown]





Thomas Treacy [Freacy], 70, M, 23 Barrack Street, Wexford No. 2 Urban, Wexford, Co Wexford, Tailor, Catholic, Head of Family, Married 8 years [from New Ross]

Elizabeth Treacy [Freacy], 52, F, Barrack Street, Wexford No. 2 Urban, Wexford, Co Wexford, Catholic, Wife, Married 8 years


Patrick Treacy, 50, M, 13 High Street, Wexford Urban No 1, Wexford (tea agent, b. Baldwinstown (Bargy) Wexford)

Mary Treacy, 50, F, High Street, Wexford Urban No 1, Wexford (married 26 years, 2 children died)


James Treacey, 31, M, 14 Trinity Street, Wexford No. 2 Urban, Wexford (single, border, railway signalman, b. Kilkenny)




16 April 1913 Mary Walsh

Probate of the will of Mary Walsh late of Corramacorra Murrintown County Wexford widow who died 23 February 1913 granted at Dublin to Maria S. Tracey spinster. Effects £21.19.4



James Tracey, 35, Signalman Wexford, National Union of Railwaymen


1915 Army Application - Not approved.

James Tracy, 10080, The Army Service Corps

39 years 280 days, b. 1876, Shoeing Smith?, married, RC, 5'4.25", 40" chest, mark on inside of right thigh, fit for service at home or abroad, Annie Tracy 12 high street Wexford wife 1895? next of kin

Address: 12 High Street, Wexford

Family: Annie Morris, Spinster, married at Wexford 7/9/1889[?], lives at 12 high Street Wexford, Child: Catherine Tracy, b. 7/12/1903 at Wexford

8/12/1915 Discharged - Not being likely to become an efficient soldier.


10th March 1920 Applications were received from the following as Rate Collector for No, 4 Collection District

...Patrick Treacy, 11 High Street, Wexford... [he also applied for a similar job in 1916 and 1923]


Dec 12, 1934 (IP) Death

Tracy (Derry) December 9 1934, at his residence, Ardkill, Derry, John Tracy formerly of High St., Wexford. RIP. Funeral took place to family burial ground, Ardmore, Derry, yesterday (Tuesday). Queen of the Most Holy Rossary, pray for him. Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on his soul. [He was from Derry]



Church records (Wexford Town) and State Records:

Roman Catholic church record for Wexford Town

Baptisms start from 1671 (missing 1689-1694, 1710-1723 & 1787-1815)

Marriages (missing 1685-1724)


Donis Tracy/Tressy/Trasy & Nell Hore/Hoore

Ann Tracy b. 20th May 1699 Wexford Town Sp. William Donison & Nan Freeman

Tho Trassy b. 14th Octbris 1702 Wexford Town Sp. Martin Murphy & Margett Deyer

Will Trasy b. 18th Feb 1705 Sp. James Nealer & Sara Bryan


Katarin Tracy & Adam Whogort spon to baptism of Thom to John Louy (Long?)  & Nell? Wrigh 11/2/1700 Wexford Town


Tho Tressy & Margt Rossetor

Stephen Tressy b. 28? Nov? 1707 Wexford Town Sp. William Row & Nell Boggan


Thomas Trasy & Maigret

Margaret Sept 1723 Wexford Town (Spon John White & Mairgret Pearle)

Thomas Trasy married Catherine Connick 15th September 1728 Wit: Mon Hay & Patrick Nowland Wexford Parish

Thomas Trasy & Cat Cormick

Elizabeth Trasy 21st Nov 1732 Wexford Town (Spon Pat Roe & Elizabeth Synnot)


Thomas Trasy? & Mary Reyly spon to baptism of Chrabeth to Thomas Keaw & Ellen Murphy 5/4/1728 Wexford Town


Margaret (Peggy) Trasy & James Hews (or Hughes)

Pat 31/1/1733 Wexford Town (Spon Richard Reigh & Cat Donel)

? January 1735 Wexford Town (Spon Daniel ? & Cat Hay)


James Trassy? & Peggy Megin?

Margaret 22/5/1734 Wexford Town (Spon Francis Doyle & Mary Ramle?)


Catherine Tracy & Denis Kehoe  spon to baptism of Joseph to James Keating & Andree French 27/8/1737 Wexford Town

Catherine Tracy & Richard Cahill spon to baptism of Mary? to James Hill & Mary Freemer 8/5/1739 Wexford Town

Catherine Tracy & James French spon to baptism of Catherine to ? English & Mary Boggans 8/10/1743 Wexford Town


Anistates Tracy & Andrew Gannan

? 15/10/1738 Wexford Town (Spon James French & Christian Murphy)


Mary Tracey & Barnaby Kelly sponsors to the baptism of Barnaby English to John English & Mary Boggan 28 Oct 1738


Eleanor Tracey m Michael/Patrick Cody 14 May 1743 Wit Patrick Kelly & Anne Kelly. Wexford Town

Thomas Cody 24/2/1743 Wexford Town (Spon Patrick Quirk & Anstasia Tracey)

Catherine Cody 21/12/1747 Wexford Town (Spon Patrick Cody & Catherine Stafford)

Mary Cody 10/3/1749 Wexford Town (Spon James Hughes & Mary Hogan)

Margaret? Cody 23/10/1752 Wexford Town (Spon Barnaby Hay & Mary Meyler)

? Cody 15/3/1756 Wexford Town (Spon James Myler & Alley Nangle)


Margaret Tracy & James Hughes spon to baptism of James to Matthas Meyler & Joan Pierce 23/1/1743 Wexford Town

Margaret Tracey & Thomas Hay spon to baptism of Elizabeth to Laurence Furlong & Bridget Welsh 17/3/1757 Wexford Town

Margt Treacy & Thos Roe spon to baptism of Barbara to Rich Murphy & Joan Connor 13?/1/1778 Wexford Town

Margaret Treacy & John Divigns? spon to baptism of John to Richard Rack & Mary Murphy 17/5/1778 Wexford Town

Marg? Treacy & James Stafford spon to baptism of Eleanor to James Chivers? & Mary Connor ?/4/1778 Wexford Town

Margt Treacy & Pat Rositor? spon to baptism of Anthony to Thos Rositor? & Mary Ann Duff 5/2/1781 Wexford Town

Margaret Treacy & Nich Corish spon to baptism of Barbara to Thos Barry & Mary Sinnot 8/2/1781 Wexford Town

Marg Treacy & James Cody spon to baptism of Michael to Mark Boorly? & Catherine Cody 14/8/1782 Wexford Town

Margaret Treacy & John Barry spon to baptism of Elizabeth to John Warren & Mary Whitty 16/3/1783 Wexford Town

Margaret Treacy & William Devereaux spon to baptism of Francis to Richard Myler & Mary Boyle 21/10/1783 Wexford Town

Margt Treacy & Pat Corish spon to baptism of Nicholas to Francis Wadding & Mary Wickham 30/12/1784 Wexford Town

Marg Treacy & Philip Deveraux spon to baptism of Moy? to Laurence Rea & Mary Murphy 2/4/1786 Wexford Town

Peggy Treacy & Nicholas Treacy spon to baptism of Nicholas? to John Cullin & Betty ??? 10/7/1786 Wexford Town


(Catherine) Margaret  Tracey m (John) Jasper Revel 23 May 1744 Wit John Revel Sen & Marg. Wexford Town

Mary Revel 3/1/1744 Wexford Town (Spon Patrick Murphy & Mary Doyle)

Laurence Revel 9/8/1748 Wexford Town (Spon Stephen Connick & Eleanor Stafford)

John Revel 18/12/1750 Wexford Town (Spon Michael Murphy & Mary Hays?)

Mary Revel 20/11/1751 Wexford Town (Spon Francis Bogg & Mary Foghlan)

Eleanor Revel 26/5/1754 Wexford Town (Spon William Power & Mary Bond)

Stephen Revel 13/1/1758 Wexford Town (Spon James Friett? & ?)

Catharin Revel 28/7/1759 Wexford Town (Spon James Tracey & Mary Couzins)

Catharin Revel 30/2/1760 Wexford Town (Spon James Ennis & Joan Cullin)

Elenor Revel 7/8/1763 Wexford Town (Spon Barnaby Hay & Bridget Doyle)

Thomas Revel b. 2 Jul 1766 Sp Richard Lamport & Elizabeth Cardife Wexford Town


James Tracey & Elizabeth Wickham

Eleanor 6th Sept 1751 Wexford Town (Spon John Codd & Margaret Howlin)

James? 12th Oct 1753 Wexford Town (Spon Patrick Hay & Margaret Furlong)

Robert 20th Feb 1756 Wexford Town (Spon Richard Devoraux & Mary Clarey)

John 10/4/1759 Wexford Town (Spon Thomas Barry & Mary Sinnot)

Margt??? 19/4/1761 Wexford Town (Spon John Cleary & Barbara Coote)

Mathew 20/4/1763 Wexford Town (Spon Nicholas Deveraux & Mary Howlin)

Catharin 29/7/1765 Wexford Town (Spon Luke Corish & Elenor Stafford)


James Tracey & Mary Furlong sponsor to Alexander? Devereux of Nicholas Deveraux & Mary Kelly 24 Nov 1751 Wexford Town

James Tracey & Margaret Howlin spon to baptism of Elizabeth to William Cardiffe & Mary Kelly 8/2/1758 Wexford Town

James Tracey & Judy Furlong spon to baptism of Catherin to John Furlong & Catherin Connor 19/3/1758 Wexford Town

James Tracey & Nathanel Waddy witnesses to the marriage of William Ennis & Bridget Cormick 27/12/1758 Wexford Town

James Tracey & Laurence Butlet witnesses to the marriage of James Car & Mary Cleary 7/9/1764 Wexford Town

James Tracey & Mary Butler spon to baptism of James to Samuel Smith & Mary Couzins 26/7/1765 Wexford Town

James Tracey & Elizabeth Wickham witnesses to the marriage of Richard Frank & Mary Murphy 31/5/1766 Wexford Town

James Tracey & Clare Hagan spon to baptism of James to Patrick Staples & Catherin Fitzhenry 29/2/1772 Wexford Town

James Tracey & Mary Roc spon to baptism of Mary to Mark Sinnot & Catherin Starkey 22/1/1775 Wexford Town

James Treacy & Mary Ann Power? spon to baptism of Mary to Rich Mycod? & Mary Boyle 8/12/1778 Wexford Town

James Tracey & Clement Deveraux  witnesses to the marriage of Francis Wadding & Mary Wickham 21/7/1784 Wexford Town


Elenor Tracey & John Scallan spon to batptism of Thomas? to John Connor & Catherin Brennan 16/6?/1766 Wexford Town

Elenor Tracey & Patrick Prendergast spon to baptism of Clare to John Keating & Mary Hean? 15/3/1767 Wexford Town

Elenor Tracey & William North spon to baptism of Stephen to Patrick North & Mary Connor 22/4?/1767 Wexford Town

Elenor Tracey & John Naddy spon to baptism of Catharin to James Carr & Mary Cleary 9/3/1767 Wexford Town

Elenor Tracey & Thomas Barry spon to baptism of John to James Crossby? & Anstacie Busher? 12/8?/1768 Wexford Town

Elenor Tracey & Mouge? Prendergast spon to baptism of  James? to Michael Long & Mary Knee 19/7/1769 Wexford Town

Elenor Tracey & John Connor spon to baptism of Olas? to John Murphy & Elizabeth Connic 4/5/1770 Wexford Town

Elenor Tracey & Thomas Carty spon to baptism of ??? to Samuel Smith & Mary Couzins 20/7/1770 Wexford Town

Elenor Tracey & Richard McCarty spon to baptism of Richard to Peter English & Mary Mithi? 6/5?/1772 Wexford Town

Elenor Tracey & Walter Myler spon to baptism of John to Patrick Couzins & Elenor Connor 15/3/1773 Wexford Town

Elenor Tracey & John Couzins spon to baptism of Mary to Richard Murphy & Judy Connor 31/1/1773 Wexford Town

Elenor Tracey & Mary Scallan witnesses to the marriage of James Cullin & Ann Barry 4/9/1773 Wexford Town

Elenor Tracey & John Furlong spon to baptism of Patrick to Thomas Furlong & Agnes Bent 15/3/1776 Wexford Town

Elenor Tracey & Patrick Esmond spon to baptism of Joseph to Patrick Keneddy & Bridget Lamport 11/1/1777 Wexford Town


Eleanor Tracey & Patrick Cleary

Philip 25/3/1773 Wexford Town (Spon Daniel Kavanagh & Mary Furlong)


Ele(a)nor Tracey m James Edwards 15/6/1774 Wexford Town (Wit James Tracey & Robert Tracey)

Elizabeth 11/5/1775 Wexford Town (Spon Michael McCarty & Elizabeth Wickham)


Robert Tracey & Elenor Kelly spon to baptism of James to John North & Elenor Kelly 18/9//1775 Wexford Town


Thomas Trasy & Margret Harris

William 21/4/1775 Wexford Town (Spon Luke & Mary Conway)

Alley (Alice?) 25/3?/1776 Wexford Town (Spon Owen Redmond & Bridget Roche)


Thomas Tracey & Mary Kelly spon to baptism of Elizabeth to Richd Mollourny & Elenor Kelly 20/8/1776 Wexford Town


Mathew Tracey & Mary Rack spon to baptism of Margaret to Richard Rack & Mary Murphy 7/3/1776 Wexford Town

Mathew Treasy & Mary Cormick spon to baptism of Catherine to Thomas Keary & Mary Shandon? 20/7/1782 Wexford Town


Mary Tracy married John Pettit 23 Feb 1783 Wit: James Tracy & Richard Devereux. Wexford Town

Margaret Treacy & John Petite

Mathew? Petite 2/4/1784 Wexford Town (Spon Joseph Doyle & Mary Petite)

Mary Treacy m John Petite 23/7/1783 Wexford Town (Wit James Tracy & Richard Deveraux)

John Petite 10/8/1786 Wexford Town (Spon James? & Bridget Treacy)


Eleanor Treacy & James Lacy

Ie? Lacy 2/7/1785 Wexford Town (Spon Pat Lacy & Johanna Murphy)


William Tracy married Mary Anne Parle 16 Nov 1791 Wit Mary Doyle & Mary Burke. Wexford Town

Wm Heacey & Marianne Pear

Barbara Heacey b. 20 Aug 1815 Sp. Patt martin & Eleanor Whealan. Davidstown Parish


Nicholas Tracy (1749-1826) & Margaret Parle (1769-1855) [from memorial records]

Matthew Tracy (1775-1839) or (1795-1859)



Elizabeth/Eliza Tracy (1795-1861)

Ellen Tracy (1800-1868)

Mary Tracy (1803-1853)

Anne Tracy (1810-1873)

Margaret Tracy (1820-1870)


Nicholas Treacy & Patrick Petitte? witnesses to the marriage of Philip Kavanagh & Mary Bent 10/8/1793 Wexford Town


William Treacy & James Claney witnesses to the marriage of Thomas Roche & Bridget Cullin 22/12/1801 Wexford Town


Margaret Treacy & Ambrose Bosswell witnesses to the marriage of Patrick Coney & Mary Edwards 4/3/1802 Wexford Town


Anstace Tracy m Thomas Moran 29 Sep 1807 Wit John Kenny & Martin Roche. Wexford Town


Patrick Tracy married Bridget Culleton 18 Nov 1807 Wit John Muckligrue & Anastasia Mackiligrue. Wexford Town


Margt Treacy married John Warren 29 Mar 1812 Wit Michl Connors & Mary Connors. Wexford Town


William Tracy married Catharine Byrne 20 May 1813 Wit: John Byrne & David Courtney. Wexford Town


Mary Treacy married Willm Deveraux 30 Sep 1813 Wit Learn.? John Connor & Willm Treacy. Wexford Town

Anne Deveraux 4/9/1816 Wexford Town (Spon Peter Deveraux & Mary Meyer)

Margt Deveraux 16/8/1817? Wexford Town (Spon Willm North & Eliza Hammond)

Michael Deveraux 1820? Wexford Town (Spon Richd Noctan? Margt Hays?)

Wm Deveraux 2/2/1823 Wexford Town (Spon Patt Nevil & Mary Hammond)

Winfred Devereux b. 8 Dec 1826 Sp. Margt Harpur. Wexford Town

Anastatia Devereux b. 8 Jan 1832 Sp. Jon Hagget & Anty Murphy. Wexford Town


John A? Treacy married Margt Cullin 25 Nov 1813. Wit: Patt Doyle & Thos Parle. Wexford Town


Patt Treacy & Jo(h)anna/Jarminah? Furlong

Margt 4/7/1815 Wexford Town (Spon Henry? Murphy & Mary Deveraux)

Thos 23/3/1820 Wexford Town (Spon Thos Furlong & Mary Lacy)

..ne Tracy 12 Nov 1821 Wexford Town (Spon Frank Armstrong & Betty Furlong)

James Tracy 11th May 1825 Wexford Town (Spon Michl Cavanah & Mary Armstrong)


John Treacy & Margt Sane?

Ann 8th Mar 1816 Wexford Town (Spon Peter Walsh & Margt Williams)


Margt Treacy & Jas Cosgrove

Lucy Cosgrove 7/7/1816 Wexford Town (Spon John Lambert & Susy? Lewis?)

Francis Cosgrove 1/6/1817? Wexford Town (Spon Michl Howlin & Mary Leacy)


Eliza? Treacy & Edmond Prendergast spon to baptism of Catharin to John Prendergast & Elizabeth Howlan? 15/3?/1816 Wexford Town


Pat Treacy & Christian Sinnot spon to baptism of Catherine to Thos Furlong & Eliza Beth? 4/9/1816 Wexford Town


Math Treacy? & Catherin? Connolly spon to baptism of Catt? to Hugh Crowley? & Mary Connolly 27/8/1819 Wexford Town

Elinor Tracy & Michael Griffin
Mary Griffin b. 2 Sep 1820 Sp. Laurence Brenan & Cathe Jones. Wexford Town

James Trac(e)y m Margaret Parle 27 Nov 1822 Wit Patt Parle & Mary Parle. Wexford Town

Margt 7/11/1823 Wexford Town (Spon Anne Murphy)

Winifred 9/2/1826 Wexford Town (Spon John Carle & Mary Sinnot)

Thomas 8/11/1828 Wexford Town (Spon Pat Parle & Mary Lacy) [may have joined merchant navy – 1851 census]


Anne Tracy & Cath Lawler spon to baptism of Bess to John Wade & Bidde Murphy 5/11/1822 Wexford Town

10507 Nichs Tracy, 22 years, 6'1", b. [1825] Wex, Catholoic, recomended by Sub Inspr Coburn, No trade, appointed 24 Jan 1847, W. Meath, P.A. Con 1 Aug 60, P Con 1 April 1865, died 21 Aug 1873, leg broken 22/3/68
Nicholas Tracey, died 23 Aug 1873 Delvin Workhouse, bachelor, 42 years, policeman, Lynovitis three days [Delvin Delvin PLU]

Patt Tracy married Mary Murphy 2 Sep 1826 Wit Ellen Rossiter & Catty Wafer. Wexford Town


Bess? Tracy & Dennis Kelly spon to baptism of James to John Edwards & Mary Mackey 17/4/1829 Wexford Town

Margaret Tracy & Patt Butler spon to the baptism of James to Laurence Williams & Fanny Whitty 25/2/1834 Wexford Town

Margaret Treacy & Ellen Pettitl witnesses to the marriage of John Cosgrove & Elizabeth Kavanagh 22/4/1839 Wexford Town

Margaret Tracey & Joh Crean spon to the baptism of Patrick to Leonard Burke & Margaret Bondily? 24/12/1844 Wexford Town

Margaret Tracy? spon to baptism of Patrick to Patrick Cussan? & Mary Breen 7/5/1846 Wexford Town

Margaret Tracy & John Kirwan witnesses to marriage of Peter Roche & Mary Furlong 11/5/1848 Wexford Town


Mary Tracy & Robert Murphy (married 1834)

Robert Murphy b. 10 Nov 1834 Sp William Murphy & Mary Heayse. Wexford Town

Margaret Murphy 15/11/1836 Wexford Town (Spon Pat Cavanagh & Esther Tracy)


Peggy Tracy? & John Demsey

Peter Demsey b. 31 Jun 1836 Sp John Kenady & Mary Leary. Wexford Twon


William Tracy & Catherine Doors? spon to baptism of Elizabeth to John  Carty & Elizabeth Hemp? 12/12/1838 Wexford Town


William Tracey/Tracy/Treacy m Catherine (Kitty) Daly 5 June 1839 Wit Patrick Byrne & Ellen Fortune. Wexford Town

Patrick 27/8/1839 Wexford Town (Spon Patrick Burne & Jane? Young?)

Mary Tracey 24th Aug 1841 Wexford Town Spon Margaret Doyle

James Tracy 8/9 Aug 1843 Wexford Town Spon James Doyle & Margaret Poore

Johanna 1/8/1845 Wexford Town (Spon William Whelan & Anne Foley)

Mary Anne 19/5/1847 Wexford Town (Spon Joseph? McGuin? & Margaret Kavanagh) [married John Stafford?]


Catherine Tracey & Laurane Boggan spon to baptism of Patrick to Patrick Hughes & Mary O’Brien 5/11/1840 Wexford Town

Catherine Tracy? & William Cormick? spon to baptism of Joh William to John Gethins? & Ellen Murry 28/6/1851 Wexford Town


Anne Tracey & Richard Paor?

Francis Paor? 4/10/1843 Wexford Town (Spon Oliver Doyle & Jane Bond)


Mary Tracy & Thomas Keane spon to baptism of Ellen to Patrick Hughs & Mary Bryan 1/8/1843 Wexford Town

Mary Tracey & Thomas Codd spon to baptism of William toWilliam Sinnot & Ellen Codd 13/12/1846 Wexford Town


Mathew Tracey & Catherine Mayler

Mary 24/7/1844 Wexford Town (Spon Marg Comminford?)


Michael Tracy & Anne Brit?

Ann Tracy 26/27 June 1845 Spon Denis Lawler & Judy Sinnot


James Tracy? & Biddy Savage? spon to baptism of Richard to William Bodlin? & Catherine Murphy 1/11/1842 Wexford Town


Bess Tracy & Thomas Nevile? spon to baptism of Richard to Pat Hughes & Mary Breen 2/12/1845 Wexford Town


John Tracy & Ellen Lambert spon to baptism of Mathew to Mathew Byrn & Margaret Byrn 24/8/1844 Wexford Town


Anne Tracey married John Heenan 12 Jul 1846 Wit: Betty Roche & Sally Howlin. Wexford Town Parish

Anne Tracey & John Kinan/Keanan/Keenan/Meehan

Mary Ann Kinan? 14/8/1847 Wexford Town (Spon John Hayes & Winafred Kenny)

Esther Kinan? 22/9/1849 Wexford Town (Spon James Stamp? & Bridget Synnot)

Mary Tracy married Thomas Whelan 29 Apr 1846 Wit: Raymond Dowling & Mary Racke. Wexford Town

Mary Tracey/Tracy & Thomas Whelan

Michael Whelan 9/8/1847 Wexford Town (Spon John Baldwin & Anne Ryan?)


Margaret? Tracy & Pat Furlong

Anne Furlong Illgt b. 14/15 Feb 1851 Sp Giggy Burke. Wexford Town


Margaret Tracy m. Thomas Tobin 25 May 1853 Wit Raymond Dowling & Maria Kenny. Wexford Town

Margaret Tobin 17/3/1854 Wexford Town (Spon Francis Cosgrives)

Sarah Tobin 10/5/1856 Wexford Town (Spon Pat Brian & Eliza Peppar?)

Anne Tobin 17/12/1858 Wexford Town (Spon Anne Doyle)

Margaret Tray (Tracy?) & Michael Sullivan

Michael Sullivan 19/5/1854 Wexford Town (Spon Alan? Finlin)

Catherine Tracy m James Condon 6/ Aug 1855 Wit William Scallan & Bess Keating. Wexford Town

Patrick Treacy & Mary Treacy spon to baptism of Judith? to Nicholas Kelly & Catherine Hutchinson 19/2/1855 Wexford Town

Patrick Tracy & Mary Murphy spon to baptism of Mary to Thomas Nangle & Margaret White 4/5/1863 Wexford Town

Nicholas Tracey Sep 1862 Confirmation - Piercetown Parish
Thomas Tracy, 24, bachelor, stonecutter, lives Sallystown [Kildavin], (s. of Patrick Tracy, stonecutter) married Johnanna Bolger nee Ronan, 24, widow, farmer, lives Sallystown, (d. of Nicholas Ronan, farmer) 3 February 1867 RC Chapel Murrintown Wit: Robert Walsh & Bridget Stafford, their marks [Bridgetown Wexford PLU] [see Dunleckey/Bagenalstown Carlow]
Thomas Tracey married Joanna Bolger of Sallystown, 03 Feb 1867 Wit: Robert Walsh of Sallystown & Bridget Staffotd of Tagsumon. Piercetown Parish
Mary Tracey, 25, spinster, servant, lives Main? Street Wexford, (d. of William Tracey, deceased, sailor) married John Stafford, 22, bachelor, shoemaker, lives School Street Wexford, (s. of John Stafford, deceased, shoemaker) 25 [26] June 1868 RC Chapel Wexford Wit: James W. Condon & John Bohanan? [Wexford Wexford PLU]
Mary Tracey (d. of William Tracey) aged 25 years m. John Stafford (s. of John Stafford) aged 22 years on the 26 Jun 1868 Wexford, Wex, Ireland
Mary Tracy married John Stafford 26 June 1868 wit: James Condon & John Bohannon. Wexford Parish
Mary Tracey & John Stafford
Frances Stafford b. 5/6 Oct 1868 Sp. Patrick Tracy & Bridget Kavanagh Wexford Town (15 Oct LDS)
William Stafford b. 17/18 Jan 1870 Sp Edward Teallan & Catherin Cluffe
John Stafford b. 10 Sep 1871 Sp. William Murphy & Catherine Quirk
Christina Stafford b. 8/9 Oct 1873 Sp James Leary & Margt Coleman  Wexford
James Stafford b. 8/10 Jan 1876 Sp James Condon & Teresa Murphy Wexford 
Patrick Stafford b. 21/22 Jan 1878 Sp John Gethings & Eliza Sinnott Wexford
William Stafford b. 6 Jan 1880 Sp. James Sinnott & Anne Ryan
Thomas Tracy married Anne Madden Wit: Edward Murphy & Mary Morris 28 Nov 1874. Wexford parish. [see 1901 & 1911 Census Wexford Town] [see New Ross]

Thomas Tracey, 27, bachelor, tailor, lives Wexford, (s. of William Tracey, tailor) married Anne Madden, 31, spinster, BLANK, lives Do Do [Wexford], (d. of William Madden, labourer) 28 November 1874 RC Chapel The Assumption Wit: Edward Murphy & Mary Morris [Wexford Wexford PLU] signed his mark


Thomas Tracey, 47, widower, tailor, of Barrack Street Wexford (s. of William Tracey, deceased, tailor) married Lizzie Nolan ors Murphy, full age, widow, shop keeper, Mary Street Wexford (d. of William Murphy, deceased, labourer) Wit: Mathew Grannalb? & Annie on the 17 January 1903 RC Chapel Wexford [see 1901 & 1911 Census Wexford Town] [see New Ross]


Margaret Tracy from Wexford, died 22 January 1891 Workhouse Wexford, married, 70 years, wife of tailor, Apolency 2 days, informant John Irwin occupier Workhouse Wexford

William Tracy from Wexford, died 24 August 1892 Workhouse Wexford, widower, 84 years, tailor, softening of brain 1 year, informant John Irwin occupier Workhouse Wexford


Anne Tracy of Barrack Street Wexford, died 22 July 1898, married, 62 years, wife of Thomas Tracy a tailor, peritonitis 6 days, informant Thomas Tracy [his mark] widower of deceased Barrack street Wexford present at death

Thomas Tracey late of Barrack street Wexford, died 30 December 1924 County Hospital wexford, married, 75 years, tailor, malignant urtheral stricture acute retention & heart failure 2 days, informant John Roche inmate County Hospital Wexford

Elizabeth Treacy of Barrack street Wexford, died 21 May 1932, widow, 70 years, widow of a tailor, malignant disease of intestines, informant Mary J Murphy cousin Barrack Street Wexford present at death


John Tracey from Wexford, died 9 September 1894 Workhouse Wexford, bachelor, 75 years, bronchitis 14 days, informant Nicholas Kehoe occupier Workhouse Wexford


Michael Joseph Treacy, 22, bachelor, hardware manager, of Stonebridge Wexford (s. of Matthew Treacy, shop keeper) married Mary Therea Obrien, of full age, spinster, of 3 Slaney Street Wexford (d. of William O'Brien, Inspector DW&W Railway) Wit: Thomas Cullen & Dora Furlong on the 26 November 1905 RC Church Wexford [see Enniscorthy]

2 December 1905 Wicklow People

Treacy and O'Brien - November 26th at the Church of the Immaculate Conception Wexford, by the Rev. P. Doyle, Adm, Michael Treacy, eldest son of Matthew Treacy, Enniscorthy, to Mary Teresa, only daughter of Wm O'Brien, Slaney-street, Wexford.

Michael Treacy, clerk of Slaney Street Wexford & Mary Theresa O'Brien

William Matthew Treacy born 15 June 1906 of Slaney Street Wexford. Informant Dora O'Brien of Slaney Street Wexford, present at birth.


John Tracey, of full age, widower, blacksmith, of High Street Wexford (s. of John Tracey, deceased, labourer) [his mark] married Margaret Sheil, 29, spinster, of Newbay, (d. of William Sheil, deceeased, farmer)  Wit: William & Alice Sheil on the 05 April 1920 RC Church Wexford


Annie Tracey of Hayestown, died 23 November 1923, widower, 83 years, OAP, old age no medical attendant, informant William Kenny third cousin Hayestown present at death


Patrick Treacy of High Street Wexford, died 19 March 1926, married, 63 years, insurance agent, cardiac valcular disease, Bridget Egan of High Street Wexford present at death

Mary Treacy of High Street Wexford, died 9 August 1935, widow, 76 years, widow of commercial traveller, senility cardiac failure, Mary Kelly of High Street Wexford present at death



Memorials of the Dead

Church of St. Francis, Wexford town East Wexford

Matthew Tracy died 27th Aug 1839 [1859?] aged 64, Ellen Tracy his sister died 14th July 1868 aged 68, Margaret Tracy his sister died 15th Dec 1870 aged 50, Anne Tracy his sister died 28th Oct 1873 aged 63.

Nicholas Tracy died 14th May 1826 aged 77 years, Margaret Tracy nee Parle his wife died 12 Oct 1855 aged 86, Elizabeth their daughter died 7th June 1861 aged 66, Mary their daughter died 4th Oct 1853 aged 50.


15 June 1861 Wexford Independent

June 8th after a lingering illness borne with Christian fortitude and entire resignation, Eliza, third sister of the late? Mr Mathew Tracey, Maudlintown, sincerely regretted. - May she rest in peace.


Nicholas Tracy (1749-1826) & Margaret Parle (1769-1855)

Matthew Tracy (1775-1839) or (1795-1859)



Elizabeth/Eliza Tracy (1795-1861)

Ellen Tracy (1800-1868)

Mary Tracy (1803-1853)

Anne Tracy (1810-1873)

Margaret Tracy (1820-1870)


St. Mary Burial Ground, Wexford Town

23 Febry 1891, Mary J Tracey, died 21 Febry, Female, 19 years, RC, Spinster, lived Bride St, single, cross on grave, informant Michael Farthey

St Michaels Burial Ground, Wexford Town

22 Jany 1891, Margaret Tracey, died 20 Jany, Female, 70 years, RC, Ho Keeper, lived Cornmarket, widow, Cross on grave, informant John Doyle

348 20th July 1898. Ann/Anshe Tracey, died 18 July, Female, 60 years, R Catholic, Housekeeper, lived Barrack St, married, headstone, Informant Thomas Tracey his mark



 Rosslare and surrounding areas


In the 1630s, there is a reference to a Katherine Tracy of logharn (Longhard, Ballybrennan Parish, Forth) who may have had an inn and sold quantities of drink.


In 1768 there is the will of Robert Tracy, of Killcarberry, Enniscorthy which has Matthew Tracy of Rotholm, barony of Forth, farmer, as an executor. (see above)


In 1780 and 1783 there is the will of William Tracey or Tracy, seaman of His Majesty's Ship Romney


...I give and bequath unto my dearly beloved father John Tracey of the parish of Ratholm Wexfod...20 December 1780...

...19? August 1783 was granted to Nicholas Hagan the lawful attorney of John Tracy the natural and lawfull father of the said person? and sole executor named in the said will for the use and benifit of the said John Tracy now residing in the parish of Ballybrennan in the Kingdom of Ireland...


In 1796 there is the will of John Tracy of Rathlom, Co. Wexford.


In 1804 there is the bond of the widow Mary Tracey of Rathholm, Ballybrennan.


In December 1822 some atrocious ruffians cut the throat of a horse the property of Mathew Tracy, of Rathholm, in the Barony of Forth.


The Tithes records list

In 1831 both Matthew Tracy and Thomas Treacy of Ratholeen, Ballybrennan were listed as Tithe Defaulters. In 1839 they were listed as having 27a/1r/33p (ref 31/126) and 13a/3r/0p (ref 31/126) respectively.

John Tracey/Treacy, Muchrath, Killinick, Co. Wexford, 2 lots 6a/0r/0p & 4a/0r/0p, 1833 to 1836, (ref 31/125) (Landlord W. Annesley, Observations W. Sweney of Dublin Gent)


In July 1832 at the Wexford Summer Assizes, James Tracy and three others were convicted, for an assault upon four policemen stationed at Killinick, and was sentenced to three months imprisonment


23 February 1833 Wexford Conservative

The Rev. R.W. Elgee, treasurer of the Killinick Cholera Fund...(Ballydusker)...Thos Tracey...5s... (Killinick), John Tracey...2s6d...


In the Estate Records, there is a reference to a Mary Tracy as tenant of lands in Ballyrane, with a renewal date of 1838 (original date 1712). Other tenants named are the Wheelocks. There may be a connection to the 1764 deed naming James Tracy, Ale Draper of Wexford town and the Wheelocks.


In 1840 there is the will of Thomas Tracy, farmer, of Ratholm, Co. Wexford.


12 February 1840 Wexford Conservative

...Freeholders...County of Wexford...John Treacy, Muchrath, Wexford, 27 June, do [1839?]...Borough of Wexford...Mathew Treacy, Maudlintown, do [27th June] do [1839?]

12 February 1840 Wexford Independent

Registery of Freeholds...County of Wexford...John Treacy, Muchrath, Wexford, 27th June 1839...Borough of Wexford...Mathew Treacy, Maudlintown, do [Wexford], do [27th June 1839]


10 February 1841 Wexford Conservative

Registry of Freeholds - Barony of Forth

John Tracey, Muckrath, Wexford, 22d June, 1833

John Tracy, Muckrath, Wexford, 27th June, 1838

3 July 1841 Wexford Independent

County Election...entitled to vote...Barony of Forth...John Tracey, Muckrath...John Tracy, Muchrath...


17 February 1844 Wexford Independent

License to keep arms...Matthew Treacy, Rathullen [Ratholm Ballybrennan]...John Tracey, Belmont [Belmont House in Newtown Carrick]...


In the valuation of 1843 Mathew Tracey had a house and offices at Ratholin Ballybrennan. In the valuation of 1845, Francis Tracey had a school house in Ten Acres Tomhaggard, John Tracy had a house, cow house, barn, open shed, stable at Muchroth Killinick and  Matthew Tracey [Thos Briane? crossed out] had a house, offices, cowshed, cowhouse, barn, potato house + for offices at Ballyrane Killinick and Matthew Tracy had a house, stable, cow house, potato house, [pigary pigargy crossed out marked down], barn, at 7 Rathholm Ballybrennan


17 October 1849 Wexford Independent

Mr James Smith's Diary of proceedings as practical instructor...Rathulan [Ratholm]...Mathew Tracy, three acres green crops; three quarter acre turnips middling...Martinstown...


27 August 1853 Wexford Independent

Wexford Union Cattle Show...For best Stallion for farming purposes, there were two entries, Mathew Tracy and Archibold Milloy; the latter carried off the prize...


In the Griffiths Valuation of 1853 the following were recorded:

In close proximately there were John Tracey of Muchrath and Matthew Tracy of Ballyrane, both of Killinick; Matthew Treacy of Ratholm, Ballybrennan.

Muchrath townland of the Parish of Killinick (Ord. S. 48)  acres

Map (# of 5)


Immediate Lessor



Valuation (land/buildings)


John Tracey

Hamilton K.G. Morgan

House, offices and land

16a 0r 35p


Ballyrane townland of the Parish of Killinick (Ord. S. 47) 112 acres

Map (# of 7)


Immediate Lessor



Valuation (land/buildings)


Matthew Tracey

Robert Nash

House, offices and land

57a 3r 4p



Michael Byrne

Matthew Tracy





Margaret Kenny

Matthew Tracy




Ratholm townland of the Parish of Ballybrennan (Ord. S. 48) 97 acres

Map (# of 2)


Immediate Lessor



Valuation (land/buildings)


Matthew Treacy

Viscount Monck

House, offs & land

Part of

97a 1r 20p



Anastatia Parle

Matthew Treacy





18 March 1857 Wexford Independent 

Nomination of Guardians...

Killinick - *Mathew Tracey, Ballyrane, nominated by John Rossiter...

Wexford...*Mathew Tracey, Maudlintown...all nominated by Michael Finn

Those marked * are new members


1 July 1857 to 6 April 1859 Wexford Independent

Wexford Poor Law Union...Guardians...Mathew Tracey, (Wexford)...Mathew Tracey, (Killinick)...


11 November 1857 Wexford Independent

Road...Barony of Bargy...5. For building a gullet on the road from Wexford to Kilmoor, between Thomas Walsh's house and Mr. Tracy's schoolhouse in Tenacre [Tomhaggard?]  - not to exceed £3.


16 March 1859 Wexford Independent

Registry of Freeholds...Barony of Forth...

John Tracey, Muckrath, Wexford, 22nd June 1833

John Tracy, Muckrath, Wexford, 27th June 1838


8 June 1859 Wexford Independent