Nicholas Lanier

about 1542–31 January 1610 (Age 68)
Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy, France

The Life of Nicholas

When Nicholas Lanier was born about 1542, in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy, France, his father, John Jerome Lanier, was 43 and his mother, Jane Joan Bennett, was 22. He married Lucretia Baptista Bassano on 13 February 1571, in London All Hallows by The Tower, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Greenwich, London, England, United Kingdom in 1571 and Blackheath, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1580. In 1561, at the age of 19, his occupation is listed as flutist for queen elizabeth i of england. in London, England. He died on 31 January 1610, in Rochester, Kent, England, at the age of 68, and was buried in Greenwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

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Nicholas Lanier
Lucretia Baptista Bassano
Marriage: 13 February 1571
Alphonso Lanier
Jerome Lanier
Innocent Lanier
Frances Lanier
Mary Lanier
Nicholas Lanier
Katherin Lanier
Ellen Lanier
Andrea Lanier
Clement Lanier
Andrea Lanier

Spouse and Children

13 February 1571
London All Hallows by The Tower, London, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Age 7

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.
1558 · Act of Uniformity

Age 16

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.
1569 · State Lottery

Age 27

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

Name Meaning

1 French, Dutch, and English: occupational name for someone involved in the wool trade, from an agent derivative of Old French la(i)ne ‘wool’.2 French and Dutch: occupational name, with the definite article, for a pack driver, from French âne ‘ass’, ‘donkey’ (Latin asinus).3 French and Dutch: nickname for a falconer, from Old French lanier, lenier, a kind of falcon.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Nicholas Lanier 'The Elder' bio

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nicholas Lanier the Elder was a French musician who played the flute and the cornet. He was born in Rouen, France, and died in England. He served as a court musi …

Sources (3)

  • Nicholas Lanier, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Nicholas Lanier, "Find A Grave Index"
  • London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812

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