See also:part of
See also:Stephen's reign as
See also:sheriff and justiciar of the
See also:county of
See also:Essex . He became, on the accession of
See also:Henry II., chief justiciar conjointly with Robert de
See also:earl of
See also:Leicester; and after the
See also:death of the latter (1168) held the
See also:office without a colleague for twelve years . The chief servant and intimate of the
See also:king he was among the first of the royal party to incur excommunication in the
See also:Becket controversy . In 1173 he played an important part in suppressing the
See also:rebellion of the
See also:English barons, and commanded the royalists at the
See also:battle of Fornham . He resigned the justiciarship in 1179, though pressed by the king to continue in office, and retired to Lesues Abbey in Kent, which he had founded and where he died .
See also:Lucy's son, Godfrey de Lucy (d . 1204), was
See also:bishop of Winchester from 1189 to his death in
See also:September 1204; he took a prominent part in public affairs during the reigns of Henry II.,
See also:Richard I. and
See also:John . See J . H .
See also:Round, Geoffrey de Mandeville (1892) ;
See also:Sir J . H .
See also:Ramsay, Angevin
See also:Empire (1903) ; and W .
See also:History, vol. i . LUCY, SIR
See also:THOMAS (1532-1600), the English
See also:squire who is traditionally associated with the youth of
See also:Shakespeare, was
See also:born on the 24th of
See also:April 1532, the son of William Lucy, and was descended, according to
See also:Dugdale, from Thurstane de Cherlecote, whose son Walter received the
See also:village of Charlecote from Henry de Montfort about 1190 . Walter is said to have married into the Anglo-Norman
See also:family of Lucy, and his son adopted the
See also:mother's surname . Three of Sir Thomas Lucy's ancestors had been sheriffs of Warwickshire and Leicester-
See also:shire, and on his
See also:father's death in 1552 he inherited
See also:Sherborne and Hampton Lucy in addition to Charlecote, which was rebuilt for him by John of
See also:Padua, known as John Thorpe, about 1558 . By his
See also:marriage with Joyce
See also:Acton he inherited Sutton
See also:Park in
See also:Worcestershire, and became in 1586 high sheriff of the county . He was knighted in 1565 . He is said to have been under the tutorship of John
See also:Foxe, who is supposed to have imbued his
See also:pupil with the Puritan principles which he displayed as knight of the shire for
See also:Warwick in the parliament of 1571 and as sheriff of the county, but as Mrs
See also:Carmichael Stopes points out Foxe only
See also:Oxford in 1545, and in 1547 went up to
See also:London, so that the connexion must have been
See also:short . He often appeared at Stratford-on-
See also:Avon as
See also:justice of the peace and as
See also:commissioner of musters for the county . As justice of the peace he showed
See also:great zeal against the Catholics, and took his
See also:share in the arrest of
See also:Arden in 1583 . In 1585 he introduced into parliament a
See also:bill for the better preservation of
See also:game and
See also:grain, and his reputation as a preserver of game gives some
See also:colour to the Shakespearian tradition connected with his name .
See also:Nicholas Rowe, writing in 1710, told a
See also:story that Lucy prosecuted Shakespeare for
See also:deer-sealing from Charlecote Park in 1585, and that Shakespeare aggravated the offence by writing a ballad on his prosecutor . The trouble arising from this incident is said to have driven Shakespeare from Stratford to London .
See also:tale was corroborated by Archdeacon
See also:Davies of Sapperton,
See also:Gloucester-shire, who died in 1708 . The story is not necessarily falsified by the fact that there was no deer park at Charlecote at the
See also:time, since there was a
See also:warren, and the
See also:term warren legally covers a preserve for other animals than
See also:hares or rabbits, roe-deer among others . Shakespeare is generally supposed to have caricatured the
See also:local magnate of Stratford in his portrait of Justice Shallow, who made his first appearance in the second part of Henry IV., and a second in the Merry Wives of Windsor . Robert Shallow is a justice of the peace in the county of Gloucester and his ancestors have the dozen
See also:white luces in their coats, the arms of the Lucys being three luces, while in Dug-dale's Warwickshire (ed . 1656) there is
See also:drawn a coat-of-arms in which these are repeated in each of the four quarters, making twelve in all . There are many considerations which make it unlikely that Shallow represents Lucy, the chief being the note-worthy difference in their circumstances . Lucy died at Charlecote on the 7th of
See also:July 1600 . His
See also:grandson, Sir Thomas Lucy (1585-164o), was a friend of
See also:Herbert of Cherbury, and was eulogized by John Davies of
See also:Hereford in 161o . The Charlecote estates eventually passed to the Rev . John Hammond through his marriage with Alice Lucy, and in 1789 he adopted the name of Lucy . For a detailed account of Sir Thomas Lucy, with his son and
See also:grand-son of the same name, see Mrs C . Carmichael Stopes, Shakespeare's Warwickshire Contemporaries (2nd ed., 1907) .
Cf. also anarticle by Mrs Stopes in the Fortnightly Review (Feb . 1903), entitled " Sir Thomas Lucy not the
See also:Original of Justice Shallow," and J . O . Halliwell-Phillipps, Observations on the Charlecote Traditions (
See also:Brighton, 1887) .
Dear Richard de Lucy, I have been doing my family tree for a while now. We know that my family was born in hamptom lucy, and worked in the big houses but can not find which one. Hope you can help with the servents list as i can not find anything to help me more. My family name is West, I know that a Robert West B-1825 worked as a labourer in hamton Lucy. Robert had quite a large family and they all did the same thing. I do hope you can highlight something from the records of servents for me. Thank you very much if you can.
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