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Early Plymouth/Duxbury, Mass Settlers
Followed the Mayflower to Plymouth Colony
1623 on the Anne
Stephen Tracy came to the Plymouth Colony in 1623 on the Anne. He
was a member of the Leiden Separatist congregation and eventually returned
to England. His child, Sarah, stayed in America, however, and married George
Partridge in 1638. Her brother and sisters appear to have stayed in America,
also. She was born in 1621-2 (est) in Leyden/Leiden, Holland, so
she was very young, possibly only 16-17, when she married George Partridge.
His wife, Tryphosa Lee, has been reported in some genealogies as the sister
of Bridget Lee, wife of Samuel Fuller, both passengers on the Mayflower.
I have not seen documentation of that relationship to this point.
Extracts for the George Partridge, Ralph Partridge, Seabury, and Tracy families in published histories of Duxbury, Massachusetts.
The Adventurous Tryphosa (Lee) Tracy, Article in American Genealogist, by Robert S.Wakefield (TAG, Vol 51, No. 2, Pg 71, April, 1975.) - Gives sources for stay of both Stephen and Tryphosa in Leiden, Holland, their travels and immigration, as well as Stephen Tracy's parents family's parish register entries in England.
Bibliographic notes from the Great Migration Begins are
I have seen one web page that puts them together as sisters. I know of no evidence that proves that. Does anyone have any documentation on this issue, or references to NEGHR, TAG, etc??
Parents of Tryphosa Lee ??
I have seen web pages that show Tryphosa Lee's parents as Joos Lee and Anne Hungerford. I have not found a published source for this information. If anyone knows the source for the link to these parents, would appreciate hearing about it.
Wife of Francis Griswold ??
I have seen several places where the wife of Francis Griswold, of Connecicticut, was a Mary Tracy. I have not discovered where this identity is coming from. Further, some genealogies report her to be the daughter of Thomas Tracy and some the daughter of Stephen Tracy. Most genealogies of Thomas Tracy that I have consulted do not give him a daughter named Mary. There is no doubt that Stephen had a daughter named Mary (named in his 1654 will, but by first name only. See TGMB), and that she, probably, was about the right age to be Francis' wife. But, what evidence is there to substantiate that link? Notable Kin 1, p 183, shows the wife of Francis Griswold to be unknown.
Stephen Tracy on 1635 Passenger List of "The Anne"
See the 1635 Passenger list of "The Anne". A Stephen Tracy is listed. Perhaps this was a return voyage of our Stephen? Many of our immigrant ancestors seemed to have travelled freely back and forth between England and the New World. Or, perhaps it is a different Stephen Tracy?
Sarah Tracy married George Partridge. See the rest of their story, including their history in Plymouth Rock, descendants' migrations to Connecticut, and Tracy links, in the George Partridge Section of this page.
Rebecca Tracy married William Merrick. There is nice material on this immigrant, his parents, and brother Thomas at the Raven Page.
Leiden, Holland Source Documents on the Web - including Stephen/Tryphosa's marriage record
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