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Robert Tracy (MP)

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Robert Tracy (1706? – 28 September 1767) of Stanway House, nr. Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire was an English Member of Parliament.[1]

Stanway House, Gloucestershire - seat of the Tracy family
Stanway House, Gloucestershire - seat of the Tracy family

He was born the eldest son of John Tracy of Stanway and educated at New College, Oxford (1724). He succeeded his father in 1735.

He entered Parliament in 1734 as the member for Tewkesbury, sitting until 1741. He was afterwards elected in 1748 to represent Worcester until 1754.

In 1734 he became a trustee and common councilman for the newly formed colony of Georgia on the east coast of America. He was active in persuading Robert Walpole to release more funds for the colony.

He died in 1767. He had married in 1735 Anna Maria, the daughter of Sir Roger Hudson, a director of South Sea Company. They had no children. The Stanway estate passed to his niece Henrietta Keck, daughter of his brother Anthony Tracy (who had changed his surname to Keck). Henrietta changed her surname to Tracy and later married to Edward Devereux, 12th Viscount Hereford.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "TRACY, Robert (?1706-67), of Stanway, nr. Tewkesbury, Glos". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Parishes: Stanway". British History Online. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Viscount Gage
George Reade
Member of Parliament for Tewkesbury
1734–1741
With: Viscount Gage
Succeeded by
Viscount Gage
John Martin
Preceded by
Thomas Vernon
Thomas Geers Winford
Member of Parliament for Worcester
1748–1754
With: Thomas Vernon
Succeeded by
Thomas Vernon
Henry Crabb-Boulton
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