The Testa de Nevill includes a list of landholdings, dated 1219, which includes "Eva de Trascey" holding land "in Esgarestona…in hundredo de Launburn" in Berkshire and "Bovy" in Devonshire. The parentage of Eva, and her relationship to the main Tracy family shown above, has not been traced. She could have been the widow of Oliver de Tracy. The king ordered the sheriff of Berkshire to "take into the king’s hands" the lands of "Fulk fitz Warin and Eva de Tracy and her sister on account of the son and heir of Thomas de London, who they detain from the king", dated to [1218/19], which suggests that Eva was closely related to Fulk FitzWarin [III], maybe his sister. Her first marriage is confirmed by an order to the sheriff of Devon to take "the daughter and heiress of Thomas of London [if] found in his bailiwick" and "if she has been abducted out of the bailiwick" to confiscate the lands of "Eva de Tracy her mother", dated to [1218/19]. "Eva de Tracy" paid a fine for "having a weekly market…at her manor of Bovey", dated 23 Oct 1219. "Eva de Tracy" made a fine for marrying "Hawise her daughter…without licence", dated [Jun] 1222. The Pipe Roll 1223 records “Eva de Tracy...quia maritavit Hawisam filiam suam sine licencia R. que fuit de donatione sue” owing in “Nova Oblata” in Devon. The following document indicates that Hawise was Eva’s daughter by her first marriage: “Paganus de Cadurcis filius et hæres dominæ Hawisiæ de Londonia” donated land to Whiteland, Carmarthenshire, for the souls of “dominorum Thomæ de Londonia, Patricii de Cadurcis, Will. et Mauricii de Londonia, Warini de Bassingburne, dominæ Evæ de Tracy, Aleys et Gundre defunctorum”, by charter dated May 1270, witnessed by “dominis Patricio et Hernico militibus, fratribus nostris”. 2
10 Jan 1219
Order to the sheriff of Berkshire that, immediately after having viewed these letters, he is to take into the king’s hand all land in his bailiwick of Fulk fitz Warin and Eva de Tracy and her sister on account of the son and heir of Thomas of London , who they detain from the king and who ought to be in the custody of the king.
26 Jan 1219
Order to the sheriff of Devon that if the daughter and heiress of Thomas of London is found in his bailiwick, he is to take her and keep her safely until the king orders otherwise. If she has been abducted outside his bailiwick, he is to take into the king’s hand without delay all land in his bailiwick of Eva de Tracy , her mother.
23 Oct 1219, Westminster
Eva de Tracy gives the king a palfrey for having a weekly market on Thursdays at her manor of Bovey , unless the market etc. Order to the sheriff of Devon to cause her to have that market, as aforesaid, and take security for the palfrey to the king’s use for this market. Witness H. de Burgh .
Calendar of the Fine Rolls, 3 Hen. III, 89a, 120, 430
23 Jun 1222
Eva de Tracy has made fine with the king by 200 marks, which is to be rendered at the terms given to her, for the trespass she made towards the king in that she married Hawise, her daughter, whose marriage pertained to the king, without licence. Order to receive pledges from Eva for rendering the 100 marks to the king at the terms given to her, and he is, with haste, under his seal, to cause the barons of the Exchequer to know the names of the pledges and for how much each of them will be pledge. The king has also given command to the sheriff of Devon to receive pledges from Eva for the other 100 marks.
Calendar of the Fine Rolls, 6 Hen. III, 206