Lacey Family Papers, 1790-1903
Ms 3
Ms 3

Summary Information

Fairfield Museum and History Center
Lacey family
Lacey Family Papers, 1790-1903
Ms 3
Date [inclusive]
1.0 linear ft.
General Physical Description note
(3 boxes, 480 items, 10 oversize items)
This collection contains papers relating to the Lacey family of Fairfield, CT including financial records and account books.

Preferred Citation note

Item, Collection Title, Collection number (Box #, Folder #). Fairfield Museum and History Center, Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Lacey fulling mill, established around 1800, was destroyed by the approach of the Merritt Parkway in the 1930's. It was located at the corner of Congress Street and Easton Turnpike, Fairfield, CT.

Daniel Lacy was the son of John Lacy and Mary Hubbell, born about 1743 at Fairfield and died 17 December 1828 at Stratfield. He married Tabitha Hubbell, daughter of Jabez and Sarah Hubbell. She was baptized 17 March 1751 at Stratfield and died 9 August 1814 at Stratfield. They had 5 children, John, Daniel, Sarah, Michael and Squire.

Daniel and Tabitha Lacy's first son was John (Sept. 1776-25 June 1856) at Stratfield. He married Eunice Wilson (c.1784-17 February 1840), daughter of Robert Wilson II. They had Urban Lacy (1805-20 March 1877) who married Mary Ann Sherwood (c.1816-c.1879), daughter of Ephraim Sherwood and Robert (5 May 1810-23 November 1832). Urban and Mary Ann had Eugenia. Eugenia G. (1844-c.1909) married Joseph Hallock and moved to New York City.

Daniel Lacy, born c. 1778, moved to Lockport, NY and married Mary. The had one son, Henry E.

Sarah Lacy (June 1786-4 April 1857) married Ephraim Seeley Sherwood and was his second wife.

Michael Lacy (c.1784-12 November 1835) married Betsey Wilson (1785-14 December 1823), daughter of Robert and Eunice Morehouse Wilson. They had Daniel F. Lacy and Levi L. Wilson (1812-1 April 1845). Michael's second wife was Racilla Wilson (1799-21 July 1879). They had Michael B. Lacy (1 February 1832-17 August 1903). He married Ann Elizabeth Wilson (13 October 1840-11 January 1906). They had Charles C. Wilson.

Daniel and Tabitha's last child was Squire (1789-27 December 1819). He married Julia.

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Scope and Contents note

In one full box and two half-size boxes are included mill ledgers and account books, bills, correspondence, deeds, estate and probate papers, military and legal papers, maps, newspaper clippings, and promissory notes. There are ten oversize ledgers. Most folders are arranged alphabetically, ledgers by date.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Fairfield Museum and History Center

370 Beach Rd.
Fairfield, CT

Conditions Governing Access note

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Conditions Governing Use note

Use of the material requires compliance with the Fairfield Museum and History Center regulations.

Custodial History note

These items were donated by Charles C. Lacey and Edward Cullen.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Martha Rockwell in November 1980.

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • Lacey, Michael B.


  • Account books--Connecticut--Fairfield.
  • Mills and mill-work--Connecticut--Fairfield.
  • Promissory notes--Connecticut--Fairfield County.
  • Real property--Connecticut--Fairfield County--Maps.
  • Real property--Connecticut--Fairfield County.
  • Receipts (financial records)
  • Textile finishing--Connecticut--Fairfield.
  • Textile industry--Connecticut--Fairfield.

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Collection Inventory

 Box I-Folder A Academic memorabilia (1 genealogy note)   20.0 items

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 Box I-Folder B Bills and bills receipted 1814-1877   21.0 items

Eli Adams 

Atkinson and Billings 

Wm. S. Atkinson 

James Baldwin 

Silliman Bibbins 

Bishop and Cullinan 

E. Blakeman 

Israel W. Blakeman 

Benjamin Brothwell 

Moses Buckley 

George Burr 

Isaac M. Conklin 

Carlos Curtis 

Hubbell Curtis 

Henry Gilbert 

Sloop Guilford 

Benjamin Hall 

Levi Hall 

Lorenzo Hall 

Daniel Hopkins 

James Hopkins 

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 Box I-Folder C Bills and bills receipted 1815-1835   20.0 items

Charles Hubbell 

George Hubbell 

Mary Hubbell 

Nehemiah Jennings 

David Lacey 

Mary Lacey 

Ezra Morehouse 

Wm. B. Nash 

North School (Wm. L. Hall) 

Z. Sanford 

Rosewll Seeley 

Ephraim L. Sherwood 

Hubbell Thompson 

Smith Thompson 

S. G. Sterling 

C. Tomlinson 

Harry Warner 

Daniel Wheeler 

N. C. Wheeler 

Nathaniel Wilson 

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 Box I-Folder D Bills and bills receipted 1813-1819   28.0 items

Thomas C. Wordin 

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 Box I-Folder E Bills and bills receipted 1820-1824   26.0 items

Thomas C. Wordin 

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 Box I-Folder F Bills and bills receipted, Michael Lacey's estate 1826, 1836, n.d.   22.0 items

Eli Adams   3.0 items

Joseph Brothwell 

Roswell Brothwell 

Carlo Curtis 

E. Fanton   2.0 items

Joshua Gibbs 

Bradley Gould 

Benjamin Hall 

Abel Hubbell 

Nathan Jennings 

James Jones 

L. L. Lacey 

Peter C. Pixlee 

Elijah Seeley 

Alva Sherwood 

Joseph Silliman 

Smith Thompson   2.0 items

Isaac Whitehead 

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 Box I-Folder G Bills and bills receipted; town and toll tax (Easton and Fairfield) 1834-1903   102.0 items

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 Box I-Folder H Correspondence   2.0 items

From B. Merchant to Urban Lacey 1825 

From Henry Lacey to Robert Lacey 1831 

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 Box I-Folder I Deeds 1800-1886   23.0 items

From Ashbel Steel to John Lacey 1800 

From Ezra Seeley to John Lacey 1803 

From Daniel Glover to John Lacey 1807 

From Daniel Lacey to Squier Lacey 1811 

From John Lacey, et. al to Samuel O. Seeley 1821 

From Samuel O. Seeley to John Lacey 1821 

From Nathanial Ruggles to John Lacey 1823 

From Robert Wilson to John Lacey 1825 

From Daniel Lacey to John Lacey 1828 

From Ephraim Sherwood to John Lacey 1830 

From John Staples to Levi Lacey 1836 

From Levi and Urban Lacey to John Staples 1836 

From Levi Lacey to Mary Ann Lacey 1837 

From Levi L. Lacey to John Lacey 1838 

From Daniel Lacey to Urban and Mary Lacey 1839 

From Daniel Lacey to Levi Lacey 1842 

From Daniel Lacey to Levi Lacey 1842 

From Levi Lacey to Urban Lacey 1845 

From Benjamin Wheeler to John Lacey 1850 

From Benjamin Wheeler to Urban Lacey 1850 

From Theodore and Mary Sherwood to Mary Ann Lacey 1868 

From Eugenia Lacey to Mary Ann Lacey 1886 

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 Box I-Folder J Estate and probate papers 1826-1868   24.0 items

Betsey Lacey 

Daniel Lacey   3.0 items

Michael Lacey   15.0 items

Ephraim Sherwood 

Unidentified   4.0 items

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 Box I-Folder K Legal and military papers 1807-1842   5.0 items

subpoena, Hubbell vs. Fairchild 1807 

Urban Lacey's military certificate 1835 

Roger M. Sherman's opinion 1842 

writ, Edward Hill vs. Daniel Lacey 1842 

legal opinion 

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 Box I-Folder L Maps 1829, n.d.   9.0 items

Daniel Lacey's estate   7.0 items

Squire Lacey's lot 

unknown lot 

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 Box I-Folder M Newspaper clippings   51.0 items

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 Box I-Folder N Miscellaneous items 

promissory notes 1809, 1836, n.d.   19.0 items

loose items   18.0 items

note book 

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 Box II Account books 1790-1806   8.0 folders

 Folder A 1790-1806   2.0 items

 Folder B small size 1804-1855 and n.d.   12.0 items

 Folder C 1802-1806   2.0 items

 Folder D 1805-1812   2.0 items

 Folder E 1807-1889   3.0 items

 Folder F 1810-1813   3.0 items

 Folder G 1813-1814   1.0 item

 Folder H copy book of Urban Lacey 1810 

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 Box III Account books   7.0 folders

 Folder A 1814-1815   2.0 items

 Folder B 1815-1819   4.0 items

 Folder C 1819-1825   4.0 items

 Folder D account and scrapbook 1808 

 Folder E account book papers (loose); miscellaneous accounts   26.0 items

 Folder F book and miscellaneous accounts   26.0 items

 Folder G loose papers from Oversize Item II   17.0 items

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Oversize Item I 

Account books 1806-1824   10.0 items

Account books 1806-1807 

Account books 1816-1824 

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Oversize Item II 

Account book 1814-1909 

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