Thomas Lane, of Bentley Hall

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Thomas Lane, of Bentley Hall

Birthplace: Bentley Hyde, Staffordshire, England
Death: Died in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, West Midlands, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger Lane and Jane Lane
Husband of Alice (Anne) Lane
Father of Col. John Lane; Richard Lane; Walter Lane; Mary Nicholas; Jane Fisher and 6 others
Brother of Alice Wightwick
Half brother of Drury Lane; Anne Lane; Johanna Lane; Charles Lane; Mary Lane and 1 other

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About Thomas Lane, of Bentley Hall

from Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Lane, Jane, Lady Fisher (d. 1689)

Lane, Jane, Lady Fisher (d. 1689), royalist heroine, was the third daughter of Thomas Lane (1585–1660) and Anne Bagot (b. 1589, d. in or after 1651), who married at Blithfield, Staffordshire, on 10 February 1610.

Her father, ‘a person of excellent reputation’, resided at Bentley Hall, near Wolverhampton, and had ‘a fair estate’ (Clarendon, Hist. rebellion, 5.199) worth £700 a year, while her mother was the sister of Sir Hervey Bagot (1591–1660) [see under Bagot family (per. c.1490–1705)], a wealthy baronet and MP for Staffordshire in the Long Parliament. Both families were royalists during the civil war.

Thomas Lane served as a commissioner of array in 1642–3, while Jane's eldest brother, John, fought in the king's army as the colonel of a cavalry regiment and in 1643–4 was successively governor of Charles I's garrisons in Stafford and Rushall Hall. In May 1644 Bentley Hall was extensively looted by parliamentary forces.


  1.  John Sutton, ‘Lane, Jane, Lady Fisher (d. 1689)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 18 July 2013]
  2. [S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995), reference: Lane, Jane. Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
  3. [S3666] Jennifer Maughan, "re: Lane Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 13 March 2009. Hereinafter cited as "re: Lane Family."


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Thomas Lane, of Bentley Hall's Timeline

May 17, 1585
Bentley Hyde, Staffordshire, England
Age 17
Bentley Hyde, Staffordshire, England
Age 17
Bentley, Stafforshire, England
Age 22
Blithfield, Staffordshire, England
April 8, 1609
Age 23
Staffordshire, England
Age 24
East Staffordshire District, Staffordshire, England
May 1611
Age 25
Age 33
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Age 40