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RACEY Family

Racey Family Tree.
© 2001 Gayle Mann.


I have been researching The Racey family for some 15 odd years, and I have had much help along the way. The list of those who helped me is very long, so I will not attempt to list them for fear of missing someone; but I do wish to acknowledge their help - they will know who they are. If anyone has any additions or corrections, please let me know. Disclaimer - not all facts have been verified.

The family originates from Bath, Somerset, England and area. As the descendants are many, I will deal mainly with my husband's direct line to this family. Please feel free to inquire about further information on the families where complete details are not given.


Samuel RACEY b. ca 1725 d. 4 May 1781 married 16 May 1755 at Walcott, Somerset, England to Hannah LEWIS buried 4 Oct 1796 at Batheaston, Somerset, England. Their children were mostly baptized and married in Bath, Somerset, England.

1) James RACEY b. 15 Jul 1755 died 17 Jul 1809 (see below)
2) Samuel RACEY bap. 6 Jul 1764 d. 1809 m. 10 Jul 1783 to Sarah NOYES. They had one son, Samuel bap. 23 Apr 1787 bur. 27 Apr 1787
3) Hannah RACEY bap. 22 Feb 1767 d. 6 Dec 1768
4) Maria Lewis RACEY bap. 14 Jul 1771 m. 2 Sep 1787 to Thomas DAVIS
5) Ann Coles RACEY bap. 16 Dec 1773 d. 23 Jan 1791


James RACEY b. 15 Jul 1755 died 17 July 1809 married 9 Apr 1778 Colerne, Wiltshire, England to Jane SUMPSION b. 25 Mar 1753 bur. 14 Feb 1798 at Batheaston, Somerset England. They had 10 children:

1) Charles RACEY bap. 30 Nov 1779 Batheaston, Somerset, England died 2 Sep 1826 Staten Island, New York U.S.A. married to Elizabeth HISCOX died 18 Dec 1848 Staten Island, New York U.S.A.. There were 5 known children and they were in the area of Staten Island, New York U.S.A.
2) James RACEY and Anne HULL (see below)
3) John RACEY bap. 30 Jun 1783 Batheaston, Somerset, England died 19 May 1856 on a visit back to Bath, Somerset, England married 29 Nov 1807 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada to Sarah ROBINSON born 13 Mar 1786 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada died 26 Oct. 1861 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. There were 6 children who were all born in Quebec City I believe.
4) Susan or Susannah RACEY bap. 5 Jun 1785 Batheaston, Somerset, England died 14 Jul 1867 and is buried in Bath, Somerset, England -- unmarried. 5) Elizabeth RACEY bap. 3 Jan 1788 Batheaston, Somerset, England died 25 Jan 1860 married John DAVIDSON. Very little is known about their 3 children.
6) Benjamin RACEY bap. 22 Mar 1791 Bath, Somerset, England died 23 Jun 1832 at Matane, Quebec, Canada of Cholera married 30 Nov 1816 Quebec City, Quebec, Canada to Anne FRASER born ca 1798 Mantane City, Quebec, Canada died 21 Apr 1894 Dundas, Ontario, Canada. Benjamin was a brewer and I have some information about 1 of their 2 known children.
7) Thomas RACEY bap. 20 Jan 1792 Bath, Somerset, England died 21 Mar 1881 in Milton, Ontario, Canada I believe married 24 Dec 1835 Grimsby, Ontario to Helen Priscilla NELLES of UEL descent born 1803 Grimsby, Ontario, Canada died 29 Feb 1888 Milton, Ontario, Canada. Thomas was Registrar for Wentworth and Halton and they had 6 children.
8) Anne Vizier RACEY also known as Anne Sumpsion Racey bap. 1 Jan 1794 Bath, Somerset, England death date unknown married 2 Nov 1826 to William Munson JARVIS b. 12 Aug 1793 d. 25 Jun 1867. He was Sheriff of the Gore District, and although there were 4 children, I only know of the descendants of one.
9) Henry RACEY was the twin of Anne Vizier bap. 1 Jan 1794 Bath, Somerset, England and died young.
10) Jane RACEY bap. 27 Nov 1795 Bath, Somerset, England. All that is known about her is that she married Charles C. ALEXANDER 17 Jan 1818 at Niagara, Ontario, Canada and they had 3 daughters (names unknown).


James RACEY born 15 Jul 1781 Batheaston, Somerset, England died 25 Feb 1851 Mount Pleasant, Ontario, Canada married 7 Oct 1810 New York, New York U.S.A. to Anne HULL born 9 Aug 1790 New Jersey U.S.A. died 2 May 1880 Tuscarora, Ontario, Canada. Anne Hull is a Mayflower descendant, and James Racey was a Magistrate, Associate Judge and J.P. They had 13 children.

1) Eliza Phelps RACEY born 1 Feb 1811 died 31 Oct 1893 (see below)
2) James Sumpsion RACEY b. 8 Apr 1813 Hudson, New York U.S.A. died 7 Apr 1894 in Hamilton, Ontario, Quebec, Canada married 11 May 1831 Mount Pleasant, Ontario, Canada to Miles O'REILLY born 18 Oct 1806 Stamford, Ontario died 11 Aug. 1890 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Miles was a Judge and QC in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and there were 4 children.
3) Susan RACEY born 8 Jan 1815 Hudson, New York U.S.A. died 24 Sep 1890 Tuscarora, Ontario, Canada - unmarried
4) Anne RACEY born 15 Oct 1816 Mount Pleasant, Ontario died 19 Aug 1872 Clinton, Ontario, Canada - unmarried
5) Charlotte RACEY born 11 Dec 1818 Mount Pleasant, Ontario, Canada died 16 Jun 1893 married 20 Aug 1857 Mount Pleasant, Ontario, Canada to Rev. Adam Elliott born ca 1803 died Jun 1878 probably at Tuscarora, Ontario, Canada. Charlotte was Rev. Elliott's second marriage. All children of his first marriage died as youngsters, and there was no issue of the second marriage.
6) Thomas RACEY born 21 Jan 1820 Grand River, Ontario, Canada died 13 Apr 1892 or 1902 married 20 Aug 1857 Mount Pleasant, Ontario, Canada to Sarah WALTERS. Thomas was a farmer, gardner, nurseryman in the Brantford area. There were 6 children.
7) twin son born and died 27 Oct 1821
8) twin daughter born and died 27 Oct 1821
9) Henry RACEY born 30 Aug 1822 Grand River, Ontario, Canada died 23 Apr 1869 Brantford, Ontario, Canada married 19 Jul 1849 Mount Pleasant to Mary Dickson RICHARDSON born 8 Nov 1829 died 31 May 1871 in Brantford, I think. Henry was publisher and auctioneer and there were 8 children.
10) Mary RACEY born 3 Jun 1824 Jun 1824 Mount Pleasant, Ontario, Canada died 26 Jan 1895 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada married 22 Feb 1844 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to Andrew Todd KERBY born 17 Feb 1797 Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin U.S.A. died 14 May 1868 Goderich, Ontario Canada. Mary was Andrew Todd Kerby's third wife and they had 7 children. Their 6th child was Edwin Donald KERBY who married Jean Earl OSBORNE. (see Brant Tree on this site)
11) Fanny Adelaide Hull RACEY b. 20 Jun 1826 Mount Pleasant, Ontario, Canada died 29 May 1919 Brampton, Ontario, Canada married 27 Aug 1846 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to William Forbes MURRAY. They had 4 children.
12) James Benjamin RACEY born 21 Apr 1828 Mount Pleasant, Ontario, Canada died 8 May 1874 married 25 Mar 1858 Morpeth, Ontario, Canada to Elizabeth BROWN born ca 1837. He in 1853 had a store in Newport, Ontario. They had 6 or 7 children and I believe he died in Clinton, Ontario, although another report says Tuscarora.
13) Robert Miles RACEY born 17 May 1833 died Jul 1909 first married 8 Nov 1862 Tuscarora, Ontario, Canada to Maggie ELLIOTT died 27 Nov 1862 and possibly had one son. He second married 7 Sep 1872 Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada to Emily Dorothea DARTNELL and I believe there were 6 children. He was said to have been a merchant of Clinton, Ontario, Canada.


Eliza Phelps RACEY born 1 Feb 1811 Spring Lake, New Jersey U.S.A. died 31 Oct 1893 Brantford, Ontario, Canada married 28 Jul 1832 Salt Springs, Ontario Canada to Rev. Hamilton BIGGAR born 8 Jan 1806 Queenston, Ontario, Canada died 20 Feb 1883 Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Rev. Hamilton Biggar was a Methodist minister and they had 10 children:
1) Anna BIGGAR born 22 Apr 1833 Malahide died 1 Apr 1892 Appleton, Wisconsin U.S.A. married 1856 to Dr. James STIMSON. They had 5 children.
2) Julia Eliza BIGGAR born 29 Mar 1835 (see below)
3) Charles Racey BIGGAR born 7 Jan 1837 died 24 Sep 1891 married 14 Jul 1874 Brantford to Grace MCKAY born 23 Dec 1853 died 6 Aug 1891. They resided in Brantford and had 3 children.
4) Hamilton Fisk BIGGAR born 15 Mar 1839 Oakville, Ontario, Canada married 25 Feb 1870 to Sue Miles BROOKS. He was a doctor in Cleveland, Ohio U.S.A. and they had 5 children.
5) Charlotte Sumpsion BIGGAR born 8 Jan 1843 Brantford, Ontario, Canada died 15 Apr 1854 - unmarried.
6) Fannie Camilla BIGGAR born 8 May 1845 Grand River, Ontario, Canada died 30 Apr 1890 Perth, Ontario, Canada married 30 Oct 1889 Brantford, Ontario to Rev. William N. BESSEY ca 1859 Lanark Village, Ontario, Canada - no issue.
7) Thomas Henry BIGGAR born 31 Mar 1847 Cobourg, Ontario, Canada died 17 Aug 1847.
8) George Goldstone BIGGAR b. 10 Jul 1849 Smithville, Ontario, Canada died 12 Feb 1900 Geneva, Ohio U.S.A. married 23 May 1876 to Edith Mary PUGH born Bath, Somerset, England - no known issue.
9) Georgiana Selina BIGGAR born 10 Jul 1849 Smithville, Ontario, Canada (twin of George Goldstone) died 13 Jul 1930 Simcoe, Ontario, Canada married 30 Sep 1873 Brantford, Ontario, Canada to Thomas Ransom Hardy NELLES b. 6 Jan 1839 died 2 May 1918 Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. Thomas was an insurance agent and they resided in Simcoe and had 5 children.
10) Miles Racey BIGGAR born 15 Jan 1852 St. George, Dumfries, Ontario, Canada died 30 Apr 1901 married 23 Dec 1874 Brantford, Ontario, Canada to Sylvia Pauline CARPENTER born ca 1842 Saltfleet, Ontario, Canada. There was only 1 son. In 1900 Miles Racey was reported living in Minneapolis, Minnesota U.S.A.


Julia Eliza BIGGAR born 29 Mar 1835 Mount Pleasant, Ontario, Canada died 9 Jul 1917 Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada married 19 Jul 1854 Brantford, Ontario to William Henry DITCH born 24 May 1831 Ticehurst, Sussex, England died 14 Apr 1900 Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada. They homesteaded in the Minnedosa area and had 4 children.
1) Fanny Elizabeth DITCH born 10 Aug 1859 Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada died 21 May 1932 Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. She first married 23 Jun 1881 to Robert McNEIL and had one daughter who died young. She second married 31 Dec 1903 Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada to Henry James HARDING born 5 Nov 1868 New Malden, London, England died 26 Apr 1960 Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada, and they had two adopted children.
2) John Henry DITCH born 16 Jun 1862 Ridgetown, Ontario, Canada died 6 Sep 1877 Windsor, Ontario just before the family left for Manitoba.
3) William Hamilton DITCH born 16 Jun 1862 Rigetown, Ontario, Canada (twin of John Henry) died 18 Jun 1922 Minnedosa, Manitoba, Canada married 19 Jul 1882 to Annie Brock McNEIL (sister of the above Robert) born 4 May 1864 Glasgow, Scotland died 30 Jul 1935 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was a farmer and they had 8 children.
4) Sarah Ann DITCH born 26 Sep 1869 (see below)


Sarah Ann DITCH born 26 Sep 1869 Woodhouse Twp, Norfolk County, Ontario died 25 Mar 1956 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada married 19 Sep 1894 R.M. Odanah, Manitoba, Canada to Walter MANN born 19 Sep 1866 Dartford, Kent, England died 25 Apr 1950 Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. They farmed in the Minnedosa area and had 4 children.
1) Edward Henry MANN born 20 Sep 1896 R.M. Odanah, Manitoba, Canada died 20 Feb 1980 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada married 28 Jun 1930 Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada to Marion Stark SCOTT born 31 Dec 1908 Scotstoun, Renfrew, Scotland died 16 May 1976 Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. - My husband, Russell Scott Mann, is one of their 5 children.
2) Alfred Percy MANN born 29 May 1898 R.M. Odanah died 4 Jan 1920 Minnedosa, Manitoba. He survived service in WW1 only to die as a result of an operation shortly after his return.
3) Ann Marjorie MANN born 20 Nov 1899 R.M. Odanah died 20 Jul 1997 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. She was a school teacher and unmarried.
4) Edith Mary MANN, still living, married with descendants.


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