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Clement Lanier

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: East Greenwich, London, Kent, England
Death: November 6, 1661 (67-75)
St. Alphege Parish, East Greenwich, Kent, England
Place of Burial: Greenwich, Kent, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas "The Elder" Lanier, Sr. and Lucretia / Lucreece Lanier
Husband of Hannah Rebecca Lanier
Father of Hannah Swetman; John Lanier, "the Emigrant"; Susanna Lanier, I; Nicholas Lanier; Robert Lanier, Sr. and 7 others
Brother of Alphonso Lanier; Innocent Lanier; Mary Lanier; Ellen Ferrabosco; Andrea Lanier, Sr. and 3 others
Half brother of John Lanier and Anne Lanier

Occupation: Gentleman of the King's Chamber, English King's Musician 1604, Court musician
Managed by: William Chandler Lanier Jr.
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About Clement Lanier

from wikipedia

Clement Lanier was an English musician and recorder player.

He was the son of Nicholas Lanier, the Elder and Lucretia Bassano, and hence uncle of Nicholas Lanier, the artist-musician. Clement Lanier was born circa 1590/92 in England, and either died or was buried 06 Nov 1661 in East Greenwich, England. The will was proved 03 Dec 1661 and registered 20 May 1662.

  • Clement Lanier was Gentleman of the King's Chamber to James I and Charles I, a title often afforded to musicians and actors of the day [citation needed],
  • Musician in Ordinary on recorders 1625, and King's musician of wind instruments 1633-42.

Clement Lanier and Hannah Collett married in March of 1628 at St. Margaret's, Lee.

When Charles I was executed, the Laniers suffered financial setbacks and hardships while they supported the Prince of Wales (later Charles II) and his struggles to regain the throne. Clement' s cousin Nicholas Lanier (son of John and Frances) had assembled a great art collection for their sovereign Charles I. During the The Protectorate, the collection was dispersed at auction. Clement and his brother Jerome Lanier were able to purchase some of the paintings. After the English Restoration, the Laniers were able to regain some of their fortunes.

  • He was Musician for the flute 1660-62.

Clement and Hannah are the progenitors of both the American line of Laniers and the Barbados line.

Clement had 12 children:

1. Hannah Lanier (b. circa 1629; bapt. 13 Feb 1629/30, Greenwich; m. Thomas Swetnam 1655; credited with raising siblings after death of their mother.)

2. John Lanier (bapt. Oct 1631; d. circa 1683 in Prince George Co., VA, m. bef 1656 Lucreece in England, 2 children)

3. Susanna Lanier (bapt. 16 Jun 1633; died young)

4. Nicholas Lanier (bapt. 26 Mar 1635 Greenwich; d. 1665)

5. Susanna Lanier II (b. aft 1637; underage in 1658)

6. Lucretia Lanier (b. 17 Jan 1638; d. bef 1658)

7. Charles Lanier (b. circa 1640; d. 14 Feb 1651)

8. Robert Lanier (bapt. 22 May 1642 St. Alphege, East Greenwich; d. Barbados or Virginia; m. Rebecca, 2 known children)

9. Lionel Lanier (bapt. 17 Feb 1643/44; d. 1665; bur. St. Benet and St. Peter's Church at Paul's Wharf)

10. Frances Lanier (b. 03 Apr 1646)

11. William Lanier (b. 14 Oct 1647)

12. Elizabeth Lanier (b. circa 1649)


Clement was a musician on the recorder, a type of flute, and a Gentleman of the King's Chamber. It is from Clement and Hannah Lanier that the Laniers of Virginia and Barbados descend.


•Occupation: Musician on the recorder. •Note: "Gentleman of the King's Chamber" to both James I and Charles I. Initially on the sackbut, but is known as a musician and master of the recorder (musical instrument similar to a clarinet).

•Note: After the dethroning, and decapitation, of King Charles I, many of Nicholas the Younger's paintings were dispersed. Clement and his brother, Jerome, were able to purchase some of these back for the family. However, the family lost most of their wealth during the civil war while Oliver Cromwell was in power as Lord Protector. When Charles, Prince of Wales (later Charles II) came to the throne, the Lanier family regained much of their stature and fortune. Clement Lanier either died or was buried November 6, 1661 in East Greenwich, England. The will was proved December 3, 1661and registered May 20, 1662.

Clement and Nicholas Lanier the Younger collected prints and marked them with a star. Think some of them still exist today.

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Clement Lanier's Timeline

East Greenwich, London, Kent, England
February 13, 1629
Age 39
London, England
October 1631
Age 41
Lewisham, Kent, England
Age 41
East Greenwich, London, England
June 16, 1633
Age 43
Lewisham Dist, East Greenwich, Kent, England
March 26, 1635
Age 45
Lewisham Dist, East Greenwich, Kent, England
January 17, 1638
Age 48
Kent, England

Name Lucrecia Laneire
Gender Female
Christening Date 17 Jan 1638
Father's Name Clement Laneire

Indexing Project (Batch) Number C00632-1

May 22, 1642
Age 52
St Alphage, East Greenwich, Kent County, England
February 17, 1643
Age 53
Kent, England