Hi Just to say that there is a lot of partial & sometimes inaccurate information out there.
I have taken a lot of care with researching my Dancy/Dancey Irish family, & know that where I've got to is substantiated. My gx2 grandfather was Pockridge Dancy born 1810-1812 (according to the 1821 censuis & his Police service records) in Drumbo townland, Annagelliff parish Co Cavan. (The 1821 census transcripts have the family under the name of Darcey, but the photocopies of the original entries do show Dancy) I knew Pockridge's father was Richard Dancy & mother was Mary Foster, I wasn't aware Richard Dancy was from Dublin - can anyone shed more light on this (sources etc)? (Pockridge moved to Dublin some time after 1861) & his son Richard lived in Dublin from about 1874/5) I have more information on extended family.
About the origin of the name Pockridge/Pockrage etc. It is believed that it is a surmname originating from the POCKRICH family - a Dancy is believed to have married a Pockrich in the mid 1600's in Ireland & thus predates the Miss Pockeridge marriage in Armagh 1787.
There is also another "stray" Pockridge in Canada b between 1799-1787 who lived in Vaughn twp in the 1851 census - so far no one seems to be researching this family.