LACY, Robert (by 1527-53 or later), of Lincoln's Inn, London.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Mar. 1553

Family and Education

b. by 1527, s. of Henry Lacy of Stamford, Lincs. by da. of one Powdige. educ. L. Inn, adm. 28 Jan. 1549. ?m. at least 1s.1

Offices Held

Clerk of the peace, Stamford 1548.2


The fact that Robert Lacy was already clerk of the peace at Stamford when he entered Lincoln’s Inn doubtless reflects his father’s ability to promote his early advancement. His election to the Parliament of 1553 Lacy also owed to his father, for when Edward Fiennes, 9th Lord Clinton, the lord admiral and lord lieutenant of Lincolnshire, sought one of the Stamford seats for his nominee, Henry Lacy exhorted Cecil in a letter of 27 Jan. to persuade Clinton not to ‘molest’ the corporation’s choice of Robert Lacy—‘who indeed cloth service to my said lord admiral at his town of Bourne [Lincolnshire, where the elder Lacy was under steward in 1547]’—as the partner of Cecil’s father-in-law Sir Anthony Cooke; in this Cecil was evidently successful, Cooke and Lacy being elected on 31 Jan.3

Robert Lacy appears to have died young. He makes no further appearance in municipal life and is not included in the family pedigree. He was almost certainly dead by May 1564, when his father made a will which included provision for the education of Bennet, son of Robert Lacy.4

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: M. K. Dale


  • 1. Date of birth estimated from first reference. Lincs. Peds. (Harl. Soc. li), 576; PCC 2 Morrison.
  • 2. Stamford hall bk. 1461-1657, f. 144.
  • 3. Coll. State Pprs. ed. Haynes, 201-2; HMC Hatfield, i. 106; Stamford hall bk. 1461-1657, f. 156.
  • 4. PCC 2 Morrison.