A Time line for Thomas Stacey of Colchester, Essex, England and his family
*(Including some early historic Stacy events.)
1619 * Robert Stacey, A member of the Jamestown, Virginia Company represents Martin's Brandon Plantation
at the First Virginia Assembly at Jamestown, Virginia in July. A link to Thomas Stacey of
Colchester has not been made.
1623 * A Thomas Stacey is recorded in the Census of 1623 as a member of the Jamestown Company of Virginia.
A link to Thomas Stacey of Colchester has not been made at this time.
1640 Thomas Stacey of Colchester, Essex, England is born on or about this year.
1672-74 Thomas Stacey is a member of the party brought to America in 1672 to Gloucester, VA in Middlesex County.
1675 A projected date that Thomas Stacey was married to a woman named Elizabeth, who was listed as a native
and lived in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.
1676 Thomas Stacey was appointed to a militia for Middlesex County to fight Indians.
1677 Thomas Stacey's and Elizabeth's first son, John Stacey, was born in Virginia about this time. It
is estimated that John was perhaps two years older than his brother, Thomas. John Stacy's birth
may not have been recorded at Christ Church Parish because Thomas Stacey was involved in the
Middlesex County, VA militia during Nathaniel Bacon's short lived rebellion against the governor of
Virginia and the local Indian population. He may have been away with the Militia when John was born.
1679 Thomas Stacey's and Elizabeth's second son is born at Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County,
VA on February 18, named Thomas.
1684 Thomas Stacey's and Elizabeth's third son is born at Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County,
VA on January 11, named Charles.
1686 Elizabeth Stacey, wife of Thomas Stacey died on April 30 at Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County,
Va. In the Same year, Thomas Standley, husband of Rebeckah, died. Rebeckah was with child. Rebecca
Standley's daughter by Thomas and Rebecca, was bapt. 18 Apr. 1686.
1687 Thomas Stacey married Rebeccah Standley on February 27. Rebeccah was the previous wife of
Thomas Standley, of Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, VA.
1691 Thomas Stacey is found in Maryland serving on the Council at St. Mary's with E.B.Jowles,
Henry Trippe, Neal Blakiston, John Thomas, Rich: Gassaway, Nicholas Greenberry, Edward Jones, John
Edmondson, Jno Coode, Geo: Robotham, Kenelm Cheseldyn, David Browne, Rob: King, John Courts,Ninion Beale,
John Brooke in November of that year.
1691 Thomas Stacey is found in Maryland serving on the Council at St. Mary's with
Neal Blakiston, sper., Wm Hopkins, Hen Jowles, John Edmondson, Thomas Tench, Thomas Thurston,
John Brooke, John Thomas, Wm Sharp, John Addison, Henery Hawkins, Robt Mason, James Keech, Wm Harris,
Thos Cooke, John Courts, Ninian Beall, Henry Trippe, Henry Michell, Charles James, Wm Blanckenstein
in October of that year.
1692 Thomas Stacey is found in St. Mary's City, Maryland Serving on the Council with Kenelm Cheseldyn,
Speaker, Ed Wynne, Robert Crook,Robert Mason, James Smallwood,Henry Michell, Phill: Hoskin, John Brooke,
Wm Dent, Jno Hammond, Henry Hawkings, Tho. Small. Edward Pindar, Will: Harris, Henry Trippe, Henry Ridgley,
Tho. Tasker, Edw: Boothby, Hugh Sherwood, John Campbell, Jno Dorsey, Philip Clarke, Francis Watkins,
Jo. Watson, Hans Hanson, James Sanders, T. Wroth, Roger Welford, Jno Bozman, Lazarus Maddox, Thomas Theakston,
1694 Thomas Stacey, serving on Council, would have been aware the Provencial Capital was slated to move
in 1695. This may have prompted Thomas' move to Chowan County, NC where on September 1,1694 he
purchased 100 acres of land on the Albemarle Sound. He moved his
family there at that time.
He moved his family there at that time.
1697 Thomas Stacey died on April 19, 1697 leaving behind wife, Rebeckah, and four sons, Thomas,
Charles, John and Francis. Thomas and Charles lived out their lives in Chowan and died there. Francis does not appear anywhere except his father's will. Charles is shown to be in Calvert County,
Maryland in 1709, but reappears in Chowan County, NC by the 1717 Census and Tax List.. John
lived in Chowan County as a youth but moved to St. Mary's, Maryland by 1711. (See Time Line for John Stacey).