The Pacey Families of Lincolnshire
The Pacey Surname
The English surname Pacey is of locative origin, belonging to that category of surnames derived from the place where the original bearer once lived or held land. In this instance, the surname Pacey can be traced to Pacy-
A Brief Insight
My Pacey ancestors are mainly from Lincolnshire, My 5* great grandfather was a man by the name of Thomas Pacey. It is my belief that Thomas was born at Horncastle in Lincolnshire in 1757, I have a baptism record for one Thomas Pacey, born to Robert and Mary Pacey at Horncastle on the 14th January 1757. Thomas married twice, his first wife, Elizabeth Beeson died in 1784, a few months after their marriage. Thomas married Ann Sharp at Ancaster, Lincolnshire on the 24th March 1788. Ann was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Sharp of Ancaster. They had at least five children, the eldest of which, John, was my 4* great grandfather. John married Mary Atkinson at Harston, Leicestershire, on the 25th November 1816. Mary was the daughter of Edward and Ann Atkinson of Harston. They were to spend most of their lives at Little Bytham, and latterly at Edenham. John and Ann had at least seven children. The fifth child, George was my 3* great grandfather, born at Little Bytham in 1830. George married Elizabeth Wilson at Dunsby on the 18th December 1851, they made their home at Edenham for a couple of years before moving to Hemswell. It was at Hemswell where my 2* great grandfather was born. Robert Bonner was the third child of George and Elizabeth, and was born in 1857. They were to have at least nine children. Robert Bonner married Matilda Burton, a widowed woman who was his housekeeper in 1881. One of their children, Arthur was my great grandfather. Arthur married Alice Gertrude Moody at Gainsborough in 1902, they were to have at least eight children, the first of which, Albert was my grandfather. Albert married my grandmother, Ruth Moody, from Wainfleet in 1925. They spent most of their lives living in Skegness, Grandfather working for the local council, latterly on the seafront waterway. Albert died in June 1962, Ruth died in December 1972.