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Descendants of NIcholas Lanier (1540-1611/12)

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  • Katarine Elaine Lanier (1961 - 1962)
    kathy is my sister. she was so pretty. she was a quiet baby. i miss her a kot.
  • Frederick Lewis Lanier (1780 - 1845)
  • Innocent Lanier (1573 - 1625)
  • John Lanier (c.1565 - c.1616)
    JOHN LANIER, first son of Nicholas Lanier, was born by 1565. He was a flutist. On October 17, 1585 at the Holy Minories, London, England he married Frances Galliardello. She was baptized November 4, 15...
  • Thomas Lanier (1720 - 1801)
    Notes for Thomas Lanier: DAR A 069109 for NC. from research of Wendy Pitre Roostan at - Lunenburg Co. formed 1746 from Brunswick Co. His land was in that part. - Elected 5 May 1746 - One of the f...

Nicholas "The Elder" Lanier was born Abt. 1540 in Rouen, France and died Jan. 28, 1611/12 in Rochester, E. Greenwich, England. Rochester is a town and former city in Kent, England.

Scope of Project

To build a single, validated and documented shared family tree for the Lanier family, from earliest origins to near modern times.


The Lanier were Protestants and left France to escape abuse and exploitation. They were Huguenots to London, and the records of the Huguenot Society of London have them well-recorded. Having been naturalized Englishmen for three generations, they are Huguenots to London, rather than Huguenots to America. LANIER descendants are eligible for Huguenot Society membership.

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