Person:William de Tracy (1)

William de Tracy
b.est 1097
d.abt 1136
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Name William de Tracy
Alt Name William De Tracy
Gender Male
Birth[4] est 1097
Death[1][3] abt 1136
  1. William II de Tracy, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

    William I de Tracy (d.circa 1136) was an illegitimate son of King Henry I. The king granted to this son of his the feudal barony of Bradninch, Devon, which had escheated to the crown from William Capra, listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as holding that barony. He left one daughter and sole-heiress Grace de Tracy who married John de Sudeley, son of Harold de Mantes.

  2.   William de Tracy, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. Henry of England, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.

    William de Tracy, child 22
    It is suggested that his marriage and child (Grace de Tracy) are (possibly relatively recent) inventions. If so, there is probably no reason to believe that he was born as early as the 1090's.

  4. based on birth years of his half-siblings, and the suggestion that he may have been born in the 1090s. According to Cawley, Chronique de Normandie (ca. 1350) calls him Henry's seventh illegitimate son, which suggests he may have been born several years later than this.