John Lacy, lord of Cromwellbotham

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John Il de Lacy

Birthplace: Brombleton, Yorkshire, England
Death: April 05, 1474 (78-79)
Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John de Lacy, of Cromwelbotham and Emmota N.N.
Husband of Florence Lacy and NN. Lacy
Father of Richard de Lacey, of Cromwellbotham; N.N. Rishworth; Agnes Amyas; William Lacy; Gilbert Lacy and 1 other
Brother of Isabel Peck; Alice Tempest and Joan Saville

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About John Lacy, lord of Cromwellbotham

John left a son and heir, John, who married Florence, said to be a Molyneux.

John de Lacy
Birth: abt 1395[1]
Death: bef 7 Jun 1474[1],[7]
Son of John Lacy of Cromwellbotham, co. York. & Emmota[1]
Sibling: Janet Lacy, wife of Nicholas identified as daughter of John Lacy,
Esq. of Cromwellbotham'[6]
Occ: lord of Cromwellbotham
of Cromwellbotham, co. York

received certain rights for life of Joan Thornhill, widow in Fixby,16 Jan 1443/44

'John Lacy of Cromwelbothum', will dated 5 April 1474, proved 7 June 1474 [Halifax Wills I:18-19[7]]

Spouse: [alleged] Florence Molyneux[1]

Glover in his pedigree states that he married a Molineux of Lan- cashire; and "Watson (Halifax, p. 307) says that one John Lacy married Florence daughter of Robert Molineux; that he married twice is clear from his will ; and the preceding note shows that either he or his father had a wife called Emmota.

His will was dated April 5, 1474; proved June 7, 1474. To be buried in Halifax parish church; legacies for the benefit of the churches of Rothwell, Methley (where he had a close of land) and Elland; legacies to every one of the issue of his sons and daughters; mention of his wives both dead. From the terms of his legacies it would appear that he had daughters who married respectively:

  1. Nicholas Savile,
  2. Perceval Amyas, and
  3. John Rishworth; and possibly
  4. Brian Thornhill of Fixby was another son-in-law.

Executors, his sons Richard and Gilbert, Perceval Amyas and John Rishworth {Reg. Test., iv, 4; Halifax Wills, i, No. 35).

Of his daughters Joan is given in Glover's Visitation (ed. Foster, p. 329) as the wife of Nicholas Savile of the Bank in Southowram, a younger son of Henry Savile of Copley ; and a marriage settlement on Agnes, who married Perceval Amyas, is dated Jan. 15, 1457-8, when lands in Marr and elsewhere were settled by his father, John Amyas (Lord Allendale's Deeds, Marr, No. i).

In addition to his daughters he had sons :

  • (i) "William [IX ), the father of Thomas Lacy (X) and of Edward, a priest, mentioned in the Quarmby arbitration (see below). Glover's pedigree gives "William's wife as a Scargill; and Watson {Halifax, p. 308) says that she was Joan daughter of Sir William Scargill of Thorpe Stapleton. William died before Oct. 15, 1444, the date of a commis- sion to the abbot of Kirkstall to veil Joan widow of William Lacy, esq., par. Hahfax (Test. Ebor., iii, 329).
  • (2) Richard, an executor of his father. Sept. 5, 1474, he released to his nephew Thomas all right in certain messuages in South- owram {Yorks. Deeds, i. No. 357). [?] Witnessed a Bottomley deed in 1494 [Ibid., i, No. 70). He had a son John who re- ceived 4CS. in his grandfather's will. This Richard may have been the ancestor of a branch settled at Melton Mowbray ,1 whose pedigree was recorded in the Visitation of Leicestershire in 1619 (Harleian Society, ii, 75, 186).
  • (3) Gilbert, a quo Lacy of Brearley.^ He married an heiress of the family of Sothill, through whom he became possessed of Brearley in the parish of Halifax. There is a pedigree of his descendants in Glover's Visitation, which is susceptible of con- siderable additions in the light of wills, inquisitions, and deeds ; and the family of Lacy of Midgley was a younger line of this branch. Some useful details may be found in a paper in Hali- fax Ant. Soc. Transactions, 1922, p. 128. The matrimonial alli- ances of the Brearley branch with such families as Symmes, Savile of New Hall, Woodrove of WooUey, and Bosvile of Gunthwaite are worthy of attention. It has been shown above that the reputed manor of Old or Over Cromwellbottom was held by Gilbert Lacy and Joan his wife in 1481, and continued in the possession of his descendants.

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John Lacy, lord of Cromwellbotham's Timeline

Brombleton, Yorkshire, England
Cromwellbotham, Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)
Cromwellbotham, Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)
Riding, Northumberland, England (United Kingdom)
Cromwellbotham, Yorkshire, England (United Kingdom)
April 5, 1474
Age 79
Yorkshire, England
June 28, 1952
Age 79
February 5, 1953
Age 79
Bank, Yorks, England