Saturday, December 31, 2011

Surname Saturday - Stacy

STACY


There is a record for the marriage of Simon Stacy and Elizabeth Clark  in Chester’s “London Marriages”  that reads: "Simon Stacy of Bocking, Essex County, Clothier, and Elizabeth Clerke of Theydon Garnon, said county, spinster, daughter of Stephen Clerke of same, Yeoman, married at Theydon Mount, Essex County, November 6, 1620."   Simon Stacy arrived in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1637 with his family.  He left no will, and there is no death record.  His wife left a will in 1669 naming many items for her children, which showed she was living well as a widow, even after her husband’s death.  
  
The Stacy Genealogy:

Generation 1:  Simon Stacy, son of Thomas Stacy, born about 1602, Bocking, Essex, England, and died in Ipswich, Massachusetts; married 6 November 1620 at Theydon Mount, Essex, England to Elizabeth Clark, daughter of Stephen Clark and Elizabeth Reynolds.    Seven children:
1. Susannah, born about 1629, married Joseph French
2. Thomas (see below)
3. Simon, born about 1637, married Sarah Wallis
4. Ann,  born about 1641, married
5. Mary, born about 1645, married Samuel Mears
6. Sarah, married William Buswell
7. Elizabeth, married William Adams

Generation 2: Thomas Stacy, born about 1630 in Bocking, England, and died 23 July 1690 in Salem, Massachusetts; married 4 October 1653 in Salisbury, Massachusetts to Susannah Worcester, daughter of the Reverend William Worcester and Sarah Brown.  She was born about 1630 in England, died in 1688.  He was about 16 years old when he arrived in the New World.  He removed to Salem, where he was a miller. Five children:

1. Thomas, born 6 July 1654, married Hannah Hicks
2. William, (see below)
3. Rebecca, born 7 Dec 1657, married James Burleigh
4. John, born 16 March 1666, married Mary Clarke
5. Susanna, born 16 January 1667, married John Marston

Generation 3:  William Stacy, born 21 April 1656, died 5 March 1706 in Kittery, Maine; married on 25 May 1685 in Kittery to Mehitable Weymouth, daughter of Edward Weymouth and Esther Hodson.  She was born in 1669, and died 13 January 1753 in Berwick, Maine.  William inherited the mill from his father.  He was a witness in the trial of Bridget Bishop for witchcraft in 1692.  Seven children:

1. Mary (see below)
2. Hester, born 22 November 1693, probably died young
3. William, born 12 January 1696
4. Samuel, born 19 April 1698, married Mary Pray
5. Elizabeth, born 10 August 1701, probably died young
6. Benjamin, born 17 November 1704, married Lydia Libby
7. Mehitable, born 4 April 1706, married Joseph Emery

Generation 4:  Mary Stacy, born 6 April 1690 in South Berwick, Maine, and died 12 January 1753; married on 22 June 1709 to John Thompson, son of John Thompson and Sarah Emery.  He was born about 1684 in Kittery, and died in 1753.  Three children

Generation 5. Mary Thompson married Richard Nason
Generation 6. Mercy Nason married William Wilkinson
Generation 7. Aaron Wilkinson married Mercy F. Wilson
Generation 8.  Robert Wilson Wilkinson married Phebe Cross Munroe
Generation 9. Albert Munroe Wilkinson married Isabella Lyons Bill
Generation 10. Donald Munroe Wilkinson married Bertha Louise Roberts (my grandparents)

There is a sketch of the Stacys in Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire by Charles T. Libby and Walter G. Davis.  There are also sketches of Simon, Thomas and William in the Genealogical Dictionary of New England, Volume IV, pages 159 – 160. The name is spelled STACY, STACIE, STACE, or even STASY in records.   There is a book Simon Stacy and his Descendants by Virginia McCann, Ukiah, California, 1978.  

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Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo

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