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William Tracy 17 November 1621
Posted by: Roy Huddleston (ID *****2420) Date: June 30, 2004 at 08:17:13
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ff.38vo-4040ro. 11 May 1620. Evidence given by William Wye of Limehouse, sailor, aged 25, son William plaintiff. Statement similiar to others. ff.67vo-70ro. 17 June 1620. Similiar evidence given by John Johnson of Limehouse, Nauta. ff.67vo-70ro. 18 June 1620. Evidence of John Cuff, London Merchant, aged 40. ff.71vo-72ro. 18 June 1620. Evidence of Richard Wiseman, London Merchant, aged 31. ff.72ro-73vo. No date. Further examination of Thomas Hopkins ff.73vo-75ro. 22 June 1620. Similiar evidence of William Bens of Somers Island, aged 35. f.75ro. 22 June 1620. Similiar statement from William Ewens of Limehouse, Nauta, aged 40. ff.75ro-75ro. 22 June 1620. Like evidence given by John Huddleston, sailor, aged 33. Survey Report No. GL.5 References Crick and Alman Guide, pp.64-65. Vol.V No.65 Depositions in the Court of Common Pleas, 17 November 1621. the depositions are made by John Mennys, gent., of Sandwich, Kent; John Huddleston, gent., of Ratcliff, Middlesex, master of the Bona Nova; William Jackson of Ratcliffe, gunner of the Bona Nova; John Ward of Ratcliffe, mariner; and George Hooper of Ratcliffe; mariner. The depositions state the deponents were in Virginia during the period January-June, and that they had learned of the death of Mr. William Tracy of Berkeley, Shirley Hundred, Virginia, apparently during or earlier than January. One deposition refers to a Captain Powell, who had married William Tracy's daughter.

New River Notes WILLIAM TRACY of Berkeley Hundred, Va. was a Council Member in 1620 Born in England. Killed, March 22, 1622. in Indian Massacre.

Procat Records concerning Wye: C 146/487 Grant by John Tommys and Thomas Strech, of Teukysbury, to Giles Wye, John Bette, Francis Bette, William Larans, William Stone, John Swayn, Thomas Frampton, Robert Wyzt and John Merten, of lands, &c., in Tewkesbury and Sowthewyk (which the grantors had by the grant of Alexander Beynham,knight, and others named) for the life of Anne Monyngton, late the wife of William Wye, with remainder to Richard Wye, and Eleanor his wife, and the heirs of their bodies. Tewkesbury, 4 April, 24 Henry VII. C 146/979 Grant by Alexander Beynham, knight, William Grevell, sergeant-at-law, William Tracy, Robert Wye and Richard Wye, to Nicholas Dobyns, of all their lands and tenements in the town of Tewkesbury which they formerly held with William Wye, the elder, and William Wye, the younger, deceased, &c. 2 April, 24 Henry VII C 146/1150 Attornment of Nicholas Dobyns, of Tuewksbury, to John Thomys and Thomas Streche, purchasers of lands &c., in Tewkesbury and Southwyck, which the said Nicholas held for his life by the grant of Alexander Beynam, William Grevell, William Tracy, Robert Wye and Richard Wye, who had sold the reversion to the said John Thomys and Thomas Streche: [Glouc. 3 April, 24 Henry VI C 146/3239 Release by John Brigges, son and heir of Thomas Brigges, late serjeant-at-law, to Robert Poyntz, knight, John Norewoode, esquire, William Wye, William Carsy and John Grenehill, of all his right in the manor of Wike and the advowson of the church, or free chapel, there, and in all lands &c. 19th January, 8 Henry VII

This also lets us understand the significanse of our Captain John Huddleston learning of the death of William Tracy because page 266 'Records of the Virginia Company' CIV. William Tracy. A Letter To John Smyth April 15, 1620 Smyth of Nibley Papers, Smyth, 16 Document in New York Public Library. Autographed Letter, Signed List of Records No. 16 Sr I was glad of yor letter & ye good nues of virginia, but sori ye ship is not retorned god send her a hapi Coming & all ouer bisnes hapili to go on to gods gods glori & ouer good there is a gust Caues ye I canot met at gloster, as yo loue me Condem me not so do I inret my cousin barli what so ever yo to agre on I will Consent vnto be Caues I am assured yo will do nothing vnfitting yo selves Yf I may know her to met my cousin barkli ye first nite I will not fayle & it may be goe a long wth him to london Yf not wth yo Yf not wth yo yf go from ouer parts. but at london ther shall we haue tim suffisient to determen all I am binding my men I haue at lest 20 promised me ye most part I am suer of. there is no dout of more then wee men at this to Cari. ti all of yousefull trads so ye we may leaue those ye ar of lest imployment tel ye nest going do as ye plese wth Sr William Throkmortun I will do nothing but as yo aduise me Yf I proue not ferm & faythful let me not be held orthi ye name of a Cristian this hoping this may geve yo satisfactione I rest Yors in all asurance 15 Aprill 1620 [Addressed: ] To my worthi frind Mr. John Smith this nibli [Indorsed: ] Mr Tr[acys let]ter 1620 On page 271 Sir William Throckmorton indentures his part of Berkeley Plantation to William Tracy and on page 289 we find the ship William Tracy was referring to was the 'Garland' because as we know William Wye was the Captain of the 'Garland'. On page 291 Sir William Throckmorton and William Tracy are concerned about a silkworm business. The real surprise is finding mention of a Sir John Brook who could of been the wife of Lucy Huddleston mentioned in 'Records of the Virginia Company' right above a letter about William Tracy on page 367 indorsed by Mr. Russell July 5, 1620 Agree wth some litle varyacon wth Mr Russell: the Acumist & chimist Sr John Brooke. 2. April 1621. told mee, that of his c[orrec]t knoledg, this wine was made of sassaphras, & licoras boyled in water: he had of ye drynk. [Indorsed:] Mr Russells project touchinge artificiall wyne in Virginia. July. 1620 On page 368 we find William Tracy gets his commission as Captain of the 'Supply' so you finding about William Tracy's death Captain John Huddleston was acknowledging the death of a fellow Captain in the Virginia Company. But page 379 is geneaologically significant because we find that Captain William Tracy becomes governor of Virginia through a commission and is allowed to build a town called Berkeley. On page 396 we learn of his death and of his wife Mary Tracy and how their son Thomas Tracy goes back to England but daughter Joyce Tracy died in England and her husband Captain Nathaniel Powell was slained.

21 July 1626-King Privy Council Action: An order was directed to the Governor of Virginia to assess the value of the Estate of Captain Nathaniel Powell, decd., and to send value of it in tobacco to England, a petition having been made by Thomas Powell, brother and admistrator of said Powell, decd, stating that in consideration of the poverty of said Powell's brothers and sisters, that proceeds of the said Captain's Estate should be paid unto them. The Virginia Company had certified that one William Powell, no way kin to the decedent, had taken out Letters Of Administration of the said Captain's Estate and had seized the goods of Captain John Huddleston in Virginia. We can safely say that whatever happened to Captain John Huddleston happened between 19 February 1626 and 21 July 1626 [From the court document of Captain John Huddleston being alive in 19 February 1626 and the Letters of Administration in 21 July 1626] POWELBROOKE was the land of Capt Nathaniel POWELL, who was killed (along with his wife Joyce, daughter of William TRACY) in the 1622 Indian massacre. When William BARKER and his associates acquired the property, they changed the name to Merchants Hope for Barker's ship.

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