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Henry DeLacy

Also Known As: "Henry Lassells"
Birthplace: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: circa May 01, 1564 (81-90)
England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Lacy and Margaret Lacy
Husband of Katherine Podycke
Father of Jane Johnson; Frances Beville; John de Lacie; Hugh de Lacie and William Lacy

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About Henry Lacy, Esq., of Stamford

LACY, Henry (by 1491-1564/65), of Stamford, Lincs.

b. by 1491, 1st s. of Thomas Lacy of Grantchester, Cambs. and Stamford by Margaret, da. of Giles St. Loo (Loe) of London. m. by 1527, da. of one Powdige, 3s. inc. Robert 2da. suc. fa. 1506.3

Member of the second Twelve, Stamford 1512, of the first Twelve 1513-d., alderman 1521-2, 1531-2, 1539-40; dep. steward (to Sir John Hussey Thomas Maynard, John Harington I, Sir John Russell, Baron Russell, Edward Griffin, Edward, 9th Lord Clinton, and Sir William Cecil), manor of Stamford by 1513-22, 1523-32, 1533-7, 1538-9, 1540-d.; under steward, Bourne, Lincs. in 1547; commr. subsidy, Stamford 1523, Lincs. (Kesteven) 1524, sewers, Lincs. 1547; j.p. Lincs. (Kesteven) 1554-58/59.4

Henry Lacy redeemed the mis-spent youth which provoked his father’s testamentary threat to disinherit him by rendering long service to the borough of Stamford and by his work for local corporate and private landowners, including William Cecil. As deputy steward for Stamford to Sir John Hussey, by then Lord Hussey, and a former alderman who had entertained the King in his house in 1532, Lacy was a natural choice for Membership of the Parliament of 1536 in succession to John Hardgrave, who despite the royal request for the re-election of the previous Members did not sit again: his fellow Maurice Johnson may already have been his son-in-law. Hussey’s execution in 1537 for his failure to suppress the Lincolnshire rebellion was followed by one of Lacy’s periodic intermissions as deputy steward, and he was not re-elected in 1539, but when holding the office again under John Harington I and John Russell, Baron Russell, he sat in the next two Parliaments. He was not to sit again, but with Cecil’s help he procured his son Robert’s election to the second Edwardian Parliament. He was appointed to the Lincolnshire bench under Mary and his eventual removal in the following reign need not, in view of his age, imply any rejection of the Elizabethan settlement although he was probably the justice whose lack of sympathy with a Protestant sister, ‘one mistress Anne Lacy, widow in Nottinghamshire’, was noted by Foxe; he had several namesakes, including a Calais alderman active in the 1520s and 1530s, but none of them seems to have been a Marian justice. By his will of 1 May 1564 (proved on 30 Jan. 1565) Lacy left lands in Stamford and elsewhere in Lincolnshire to his son Thomas on condition that he provided for the education at Cambridge of Bennet, son of Robert Lacy, and made lesser provision for another son and for his two daughters.5

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: A. D.K. Hawkyard


  • 1. Stamford hall bk. 1461-1657, f. 125.
  • 2. Ibid. f. 135.
  • 3. Date of birth estimated from first reference. Lincs. Peds. (Harl. Soc. li), 576; PCC 3 Adeane, 2 Morrison.
  • 4. Stamford hall bk. 1461-1657, ff. 92, 94 seq.; R. Butcher, Stamford (1646), 41-42; W. Harrod, Stamford (1785), 210; LP Hen. VIII, iii, iv; CPR, 1547-8, pp. 78, 105; 1553-4, p. 21; Lincoln Rec. Soc. liv. 12.
  • 5. PCC 3 Adeane, 17 Tashe, 2 Morrison; F. Peck, Stamford, 12; LP Hen. VIII, iii-vii, ix, xii, xiii, xv, xvi; Hatfield bills 1/26; CSP Dom. 1547-80, pp. 63, 96; E179/137/431; 1526 Lincs. Subsidy, 91, 94; Coll. State Pprs. ed. Haynes, 201-2; Foxe, Acts and Mons. viii. 556

From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1509-1558/member/la...

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  • JOHNSON, ROBERT (1540–1625), archdeacon of Leicester, born at Stamford in 1540, was third and younger son of Maurice Johnson, of All Saints parish, and Jane, his wife, 'daughter of Henry Lacey of Stamford, a family which claimed descent from the De Laceys, earls of Lincoln'. Maurice Johnson was a Roman catholic, and in 1523 represented the borough in parliament along with David Cecil, the grandfather of Lord Burghley. He died in 1551, leaving six children. ....
  • From: http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Johnson,_Robert_(1540-1625)_(DNB00)
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1. Henry de Lacy, Knt., Earl of Lincoln, died 1311.

2. John de Lacy, Knt., of Lacyes (in Grantchester), Cambridgeshire,

illegitimate son. He was a member of the household of his half-sister,
Alice de Lacy, Countess of Lincoln, in 1336. SIR JOHN DE LACY was
living in 1348. Cal. Patent Rolls, 1345-1348 (1903): 472.
Dictionary of National Biog. 11 (1909): 375 [biog. of Henry de Lacy,
Earl of Lincoln: "Henry de Lacy endowed a kinsman, possibly a bastard
son, with lands at Grantchester (Leland, Itin. iv. 1)."]. Sayles,
Select Cases in the Court of King's Bench 5 (Selden Soc. 76) (1958):
90-91. VCH Cambridge 5 (1973): 203-204 (Sir John de Lacy's seal,
e.g., on St. John's Mun. 24/129, bore a lion rampant, a coat of the
Lacy earls). PRO Document, SC 8/64/3163 (John de Lacy styled
"brother" in petition dated c. 1335 of Alice de Lacy, Countess of

3. John de Lacy, of Grantchester, Cambridgeshire, occurs 1349-1387.

VCH Cambridge 5 (1973): 203-204.

4. Thomas Lacy, of Grantchester, Cambridgeshire, occurs 1395-1437. VCH

Cambridge 5 (1973): 203-204.

5. Richard Lacy, of Grantchester, Cambridgeshire, died c. 1471. VCH

Cambridge 5 (1973): 203-204.

6. Thomas Lacy, of Grantchester, Cambridgeshire. He married Mary

Folvylle, widow of William Cotton (died 1460/1), and daughter and
co-heiress of John Folvylle, Esq., of Sileby, Rotherby, Queniborough,
etc., Leicestershire, by Jane, daughter of Robert Wessenham (died
1400), of Conington, Huntingdonshire. They had one son, Thomas, Esq.
Thomas Lacy died 1479. His widow, Mary, married (3rd) Thomas Billinge,
Chief Justice of the King's Bench. She died 14 March 1499/1500.
Trans. Bristol & Glouc. Arch. Soc. 14 (1889-90): 102, 104-105 (charts).
VCH Cambridge 5 (1973): 203-204.

7. Thomas Lacy, Esquire, of Grantchester, Cambridgeshire and Stamford,

Lincolnshire, Alderman of Stamford, 1505-6, adult by 1491. He married
before 1489 Margaret (or Margery) St. Lo, daughter of Giles St. Lo.
They had three sons, Henry, Thomas, and Edward, and one daughter,
Eleanor (wife of William Neville). The Parliament of 1489 granted the
petition of Thomas Lacy and Margaret his wife for the reversal of the
1461 attainder of her father, Giles St. Lo. Thomas Lacy, Esq., left a
will proved 1506 (P.C.C., 3 Adeane), naming his wife, Margery; his
three sons, Henry, Thomas, and Edward; his cousin, Thomas Burgoyne, and
his nephew and godson, George Cotton. Francis Peck, The Antiquarian
Annals of Stanford (1727). A.R. Maddison, Lincolnshire Pedigrees 2
(H.S.P. 51) (1903): 576-577 (Lacy pedigree). Wedgwood, Hist. of
Parliament 1 (1936): 523 (biog. of Thomas Lacy). VCH Cambridge 5
(1973): 203-204.

'8. Henry Lacy, Gentleman, of Stamford, Lincolnshire, Member of the

second Twelve, Stamford, 1512, and of the first Twelve, Stamford, 1513
to death, Steward of the Court of Stamford, Alderman of Stamford,
1521-2, 1531-2, and 1539-40, Burgess for Stamford, 1536, 1542, 1545,
Steward of Sir Richard Cotton, son and heir, born before 1491. He
married Katherine, daughter of John Podycke (or Poodiche, Powdige), of
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. In the period, 1518-1529, he sued Nicholas
Sandeford, gentleman, and Margery, his wife, in Chancery regarding the
detention of deeds relating to messuages and land in Grantchester,
Coton, Barton, Haslingfield, Newnham Croft, and Trumpington,
Cambridgeshire. He obtained a 52 year lease in 1532 of lands, tofts,
etc in Careby, Holywell and Aunby held by the prioress and convent of
Stamford. In 1547 he and his brother, Edward Lacy, sold the manor of
Grantchester, Cambridgeshire to Thomas Neville. Henry Lacy, Gent.,
left a will dated 1 May 1564, proved 30 Jan. 1564/5 (P.C.C., 2
Morrison), naming his sons, Thomas and William Lacy; his daughters,
Frances Bevill, Jane Affrocke, and Joan Lacy; also Bennett and Henry,
sons of Robert Lacy, presumably his grandsons. Francis Peck, The
Antiquarian Annals of Stanford (1727). A.R. Maddison, Lincolnshire
Pedigrees 2 (H.S.P. 51) (1903): 576-577 (Lacy pedigree). VCH Cambridge
5 (1973): 203-204. S.T. Bindoff, The House of Commons, 1509-1558, 2
(1982): 488 (biog. of Henry Lacy).

9. Frances Lacy, named in her father's will, m. John Beville, of

Sawtry, Huntingdonshire. Henry Ellis, ed., Visitation of the County of
Huntingdon (Camden Soc. 43) (1849): 8-9 (Beville pedigree: "Johannes
Bevill, 2 filius, de Sawtrey, duxit Franciscam, filia' Henr' Lacy
de Stamford."). A.R. Maddison, Lincolnshire Pedigrees 2 (H.S.P. 51)
(1903): 576-577 (Lacy pedigree).  ....

The first eight items below are taken from the A2A Catalogue. The

remaining items are pulled from National Archives Catalogue. Most of
the items concern Henry Lacy, Gentleman, of Stamford, Lincolnshire (Gen
No. 8 above).

Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • C 1/1022/1-8

'Henry LACY, Katherine his wife', Henry JOHNSON and Anne his wife, v.

Laurence DANYELL, gentleman.: Messuage and land in Wisbech and
Leverington, Cambridgeshire, formerly of John ''''''Podycke, deceased, father
of the said Katherine'''''' and Anne.


From: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/GEN-MEDIEVAL/2005-10/...

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Henry Lacy, Esq., of Stamford's Timeline

Stamford, Lincolnshire, England (United Kingdom)
Stamford, Rutland, England (United Kingdom)
Stamford, Lincolnshire, England (United Kingdom)
May 1, 1564
Age 86
England (United Kingdom)
September 24, 1994
Age 86
May 27, 1995
Age 86
Deeping/St James,Lncln,ENG