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Lacy, Albreda deRef 149-746
Or Aubrey. Daughter of
Robert de Lacy.

She married Robert de Lizours from Sprotborough.

Child: Albreda

Lacy, DavidRef 149-6
Of Longfield in Langfield.

He married Susan [17??-1???].

Child: Henry

Lacy, DavidRef 149-270
Son of
Henry Lacy.

Baptised in Todmorden [15th December 1808].

He was a cousin of John Fielden.

He was a cotton spinner of Stoodley in Langfield.

On 5th December 1833, he married (1) Martha Robertshaw [18??-1843].

Martha was the daughter of Abraham Robertshaw


  1. Fielden Robertshaw
  2. Henry [1838-1858]
  3. Mary Elizabeth [b 1841]

Martha died Q3 1843.

On 16th February 1844, he married (2) Phoebe Fairbourne [1809-1892] at Todmorden Wesleyan Chapel.

Phoebe came from Todmorden


  1. Walter David [1845-1848] who died aged 3 years and 8  months
  2. Mary
  3. Phoebe

They lived at

and owned Middle Stoodley, Knowlwood Mill, and property at Shade

David died at Stoodley [31st October 1866].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £16,000.

The will was proved by son Fielden Robertshaw and John Fielden

Members of the family were buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden: David [7th November 1866]; Phoebe [18th April 1892]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Malcolm Corbett, Derrick Habergham & Ollie Robertshaw

Lacy, David HenryRef 149-1679
Born in Halifax.

He was independent with income derive from Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company shares [1881].

In 1866, he married Ellen Rigby [1842-1???] born in Salford, Lancashire, in Manchester.


  1. William Henry [b 1869]
  2. Ellen [b 1872]
  3. Bertha [b 1873]
  4. Annie [b 1875]
  5. Thomas [b 1877]

The family lived at Layton with Warbeck, Lancashire

Lacy, DorothyRef 149-609
Of Cromwellbottom.

She married John Waterhouse

Lacy, DorothyRef 149-610
Alias Savile. She was the second wife of
Jonas Waterhouse

Lacy, EdwardRef 149-754
Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1744]

Lacy, Edward deRef 149-731
Second son of
William de Lacy.

He became a priest

Lacy, Fielden RobertshawRef 149-9
Son of
David Lacy.

Gentleman of Stoodley Hall [1864]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Ollie Robertshaw

Lacy, Gerard deRef 149-739
Or Gerald. Of
Brearley Hall.

Son of Gilbert de Lacy.

He married Joan.

Joan was the daughter of Richard Symmes of Barnsley

Child: Hugh

Lacy, GilbertRef 149-1174
Son of
Hugh Lacy of Brearley Hall.

On 12th April 1562, he married Marie Murgatroyd.

Marie was the daughter of John Murgatroyd


  1. Thomas
  2. Hugh
  3. John
  4. son
  5. Mary who married her cousin, James Murgatroyd
  6. daughter
  7. daughter
  8. daughter

In his will [1606], he bequeathed 200 marks to Mary, his daughter

Lacy, GilbertRef 149-283
Son of
Henry Lacy.

Born in Langfield.

He was an accountant [1851] / a cotton spinner employing about 200 hands [1861].

On 8th September 1825, he married Anna Ingham [1805-1865] at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Jane [1826-1911]
  2. Elizabeth [1828-1910]
  3. Henry
  4. Sarah [b 1832]
  5. Susanna [1835-1904]
  6. William Ingham [b 1837]
  7. James Fielden [1840-1859]

He and his family lived at Mytholmroyd before moving to Lacy House, Hebden Bridge.

Gilbert died 15th October 1864.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £12,000.

The will was proved by son Henry, nephew Fielden Robertshaw Lacy of Stoodley Hall, John Barritt of Hanging Ditch, Todmorden (cotton manufacturer), and Joshua Fielden of Stansfield Hall

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Lacy, Gilbert deRef 149-1299
Illegitimate son of
Robert de Laci

This & associated entries use material contributed by William Farrar

Lacy, Gilbert deRef 149-737
Aka Lord of
Brearley Hall.

Youngest son of John de Lacy

He held land in Southowram, Northowram and Hipperholme

Around 1424, he married Johanna Soothill.

Johanna was the daughter of Sir Gerard Soothill

The Manor of Midgley passed into the Lacy family.


  1. Gerard
  2. Joan who married Henry Murgatroyd
  3. Edward
  4. Christopher
  5. Agnes
  6. Arthur

He died before 6th October 1492

This & associated entries use material contributed by William Farrar

Lacy, HenryRef 149-1678
Of Stoodley.

Son of David Lacy.

Born in Langfield [27th February 1759]; baptised at St Mary's Church, Todmorden [25th March 1759].

On 26th May 1806, he married Betty Fielden [1776-1836] at Halifax Parish Church.

Betty was the daughter of Joshua Fielden


  1. Gilbert
  2. David
  3. Thomas [1810-1853]
  4. Mary [b 1811]
  5. Henry [1814-1814]
  6. John
  7. Betty

Betty died 18th September 1836 (aged 60).

Henry died 8th January 1842 (aged 83).

They both died in Stoodley Hall and was buried at St Mary's Church, Todmorden.

Probate records show that Henry left an estate valued at £9,000

This & associated entries use material contributed by Malcolm Corbett & Derrick Habergham

Lacy, HenryRef 149-2
He was a druggist [1861].

In [Q2] 1856, he married Sarah Oates [1830-1905] in Halifax.

Sarah was born in Spofforth


  1. Harry [b 1860]

Henry died 28th February 1861 (aged 33)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3646].

Sarah married Charles Baildon

Lacy, HenryRef 149-267
Son of
Gilbert Lacy.

Born in Langfield.

He was a cotton spinner [1864] / a master cotton spinner employing 211 hands [1871] / a cotton broker & patent agent [1881].

He owned much property in and around Langfield.

He was described as a gentleman of Stoodley in Langfield.

Throughout the 1860s-1880s, he was very active, showing ponies, dogs & poultry at shows throughout the North of England.

In [Q1] 1866, he married Ann Walker Fairbourn [1838-1893] in Todmorden.

Ann was born in Todmorden


  1. Edith Anna [b 1867]
  2. Phoebe Mildred [b 1868]
  3. Gilbert [1871-1937]
  4. David Norman [1873-1952]
  5. George Hugh [1874-1954]
  6. Mary Winifred [b 1876]

They lived at

In 1895, he and his daughter Mary Winifred went to New York.

He died there [1895].

Mary Winifred was still living in New York in 1900, and working as a Clerk

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Lacy, Henry deRef 149-742
Son of
Robert de Lacy.

He succeeded his brother, Ilbert, to become Lord of Blackburnshire.

He married Aubrey de Vesci.

Child: Robert

He was one of the founders of Kirkstall Abbey. He was present at the coronation of Richard I

Lacy, Henry deRef 149-11
Earl of Lincoln.

Held extensive lands in Lancashire and in Yorkshire.

At his death an Inquisition Post Mortem was held. This became known as The Great de Lacy Inquisition.

It was unusual in that Henry held no lands in fee in chief of the King, but he held all his lands and tenements in the country of Lancaster immediately of the King by the service of 14 Knights' Fees and ½ part of Knights Fee and by the rent of 105s 8d payable yearly, etc. It is dated 16 February 4 Edward II.

An example of the great detail of this Inquisition is as follows:

In Brunneley [Burnley] there are 354 Acres 1 Rood and ½ of Land demised to several Tenants at Will who pay for the same YearlyCxviijs. jd. ob:
There are 12 Cottagers holding 10 Oxgangs of Land in Bondage paying yearlyIs
And for Works neglected iijs iiijd.
There are there certain Cottagers holding 12 Cottages and paying Yearly for the samexijs
There is a Windmill Yearly worth above ReprisesCs
A Fulling Mill Yearly worthvs
There are certain Free Tenants who hold divers Tenements paying a Rent certain every year at the Feast of St Gyles [viz.]
Oliver de Stainsfeld for 50 Acres of Landjd
Adam Son of Clark for one Oxgang of Landvijs
John de Wheteacker for 8 Acres of Landiiijs
Thomas de Ryelands for 20 Acres of Landiiijs
Adam de Holdene for 6 Acres and 1 Rood of Landiijs vd. ob:
Dowen de Heley for 13 Acres of Landiijs
And de Towneley of Brounshaghs and Towneley by the Homage and Service Per Year ofxviijs iijd
And to do one Suit at Cliderhou Court holden from 3 weeks to 3 weeks.
Sumxvjl viijs iijd

This & associated entries use material contributed by Joanne Backhouse

Lacy, Henry deRef 149-721
Of Bridtwisel, Lancashire, and Cromwellbottom.

Elder son of John Lacy.

He married Joan.

He died before 1362

Lacy, HughRef 149-741
Son of
Gerard de Lacy.

Born at Brearley Hall.

He was lord of the Manor of Midgley.

He married Agnes Savile.

Agnes was the daughter of Nicholas Savile


  1. Margaret who married William Farrar
  2. John
  3. Gilbert
  4. Alice [15??-1600] who married John Holdsworth
  5. daughter
  6. daughter

He died before 31st July 1573.

He was buried at Halifax Parish Church

Lacy, HughRef 149-1224
Of Brearley.

Son of Gilbert Lacy

Lacy, Hugh deRef 149-719

Lacy, Ilbert deRef 149-744
Son of
Robert de Lacy.

He married Alice.

Alice was the daughter of Gilbert de Gaunt

They had no children.

He was a supporter of King Stephen in the Civil War between Stephen and Matilda. He fought at the Battle of the Standard at Northallerton [1138]

Lacy, Ilbert deRef 149-L6
He and his brother, Walter, came from Lassi, south of Bayeux, France.

See: Escelf / Manor Of Clifton / Manor Of Cromwellbottom / Manor of Hartshead / Manor of Heptonstall / Roger de Lacy / Stainulf / Wyke

Lacy, JaneRef 149-554
Of Midgley / Brearley.

Daughter of Thomas Lacy.

She married Henry Murgatroyd.

The couple were buried at St Mary's Church, Luddenden.

Heywood records

Mr Henry Murgatroyd's wife bur. at Luddenden 20th May 1699 above 80 years of age

This & associated entries use material contributed by Jeffrey Knowles

Lacy, Janet deRef 149-728
Or Jenet. Daughter of
John de Lacy.

She married Nicholas Savile

Lacy, JohnRef 149-733
Of Cromwellbottom.

Son of Thomas de Lacy.

He married Unknown.

Child: Richard

He died after 15th February 1530

Lacy, JohnRef 149-735
Of Leventhorpe.

Son of Richard Lacy.

He married Helena.

Around 1585, he sold a number of corn/fulling mills to John Lacy of Brearley

Lacy, JohnRef 149-4
Cromwellbottom. Bailiff of Halifax.

He married a daughter of Sir Richard Tempest.

Around 1530, he gave money to build the south porch to Halifax Parish Church. He also founded Lacey's Chapel, Southowram.

On March 22nd 1536, his son – Thomas/John – led a group of Tempest's supporters who attacked Robert Holdesworth, the Vicar of Halifax

Lacy, JohnRef 149-375
Lord of the
Manor of Midgley. In 1586, he sold his lands and Lordship of the Manor to Henry Farrar of Ewood.

He married Unknown.


  1. Mary who married Henry Farrer

It was said that his father had wrongfully enclosed moorland on Midgley Moor. The Greenwood Stone was erected to mark the boundary

Lacy, JohnRef 149-572
Brearley Hall.

He married Unknown.


  1. Isabel who married William Savile of Copley

See John Lacy

Lacy, JohnRef 149-1184
Of Brearley.

Son of Hugh Lacy.

He married Ann Woodgrove [15??-1599/1600].

Ann was the daughter of Thomas Woodgrove of Woolley

There is a memorial to him in Halifax Parish Church on the margin of a grave cover. The epitaph on the memorial is recorded in the book Monumental & Other Inscriptions

Lacy, JohnRef 149-759
Son of
Richard Lacy.

In 1579, he married (1) Alice Birkhead [1561-1585] from Halifax.

In 1587, he married (2) Ellen Lister [1566-1603] from Thornton-in-Craven

Lacy, JohnRef 149-1225
Of Brearley.

Son of Gilbert Lacy

Lacy, JohnRef 149-253
Son of
Henry Lacy.

One of the mill-owning Lacy family of Hebden Bridge.

Born in Langfield.

He was a cotton spinner employing 51 males & 13 females [1851] / a cotton spinner [1871].

On 25th January 1837, he married Jane Boyce [1809-1866] at Halifax Parish Church.

Jane was born in Rochdale, the daughter of Thomas Boys


  1. Betty Fielden [1839-1914]
  2. Hannah [1840-1895] who married Frederick John  Ramsbottom Sutcliffe of Low Moor
  3. Thomas [1845-1877] who was a student of chemistry [1871]
  4. Mary Jane [1848-1849]

They lived at

John died at Underbank Hall [28th March 1883].

Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £2,158 16/11d.

The will was proved by daughter Hannah and Thomas Firth of Woodlands, Blackburn (cotton spinner) 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Lacy, John deRef 149-720
Aka John de Lasci.

Son of Hugh de Lacy.

He married Alicia de Pennington.

Alicia was the daughter of Alan de Pennington

Child: John

He died before 1292

Lacy, John deRef 149-597
Aka Sir John de Lacy of Cromwellbottom.

Son of John de Lacy.

In 1293, he married Margaret de Eland. Part of Margaret's dowry was the Manor of Southowram.


  1. Henry
  2. Thomas
  3. Margaret who married Thomas de Thornhill

Lacy, John deRef 149-724
Of Cromwellbottom.

Son of Thomas de Lacy

Lacy, John deRef 149-726
Of Cromwellbottom.

Son of Richard de Lacy.

In 1390, he married Emmota [1372-14??].


  1. Alice [b 1391] who married [7th January 1408], Sir  Robert Tempest
  2. Isabel [b 1393] who married [1411] John Peck
  3. John
  4. Janet

He died after April 1442

Lacy, John deRef 149-727
Lord of Cromwellbotham.

Son of John de Lacy.

He married Alice de Eland or Florence Molyneux.


  1. William
  2. Richard
  3. Joan [b 1422] who married Henry Savile from  Copley
  4. Gilbert
  5. Agnes [b 1430] who married [15th January 1458]  Perceval Amyas from Sandal Magna
  6. daughter who married Henry Murgatroyd

Lacy, John HughRef 149-1284
Farrar family of Ewood

Lacy, NicholasRef 149-760
Of Cromwellbottom.

In 1572, he married Alice Hardy [1551-1584].


  1. Lucy [bapt 1573]
  2. Alice [bapt 1576]
  3. Bridget [bapt 1580]

Lacy, PhoebeRef 149-10
Daughter of
David Lacy.

In 1869, she married (1) William Henry Sandbach.

William Henry died in 1882.

In 1893, she married (2) Abraham Marshall.

She lived at

  • Stoodley Hall [1882]
  • Langfield, Lindsay Road, Poole [1932]

Abraham died in 1921.

Phoebe died in Poole [19th March 1932] Probate records show that she left effects valued at £6,719 1/7d.

Probate was granted to daughter Annie Butterworth Sandbach-Marshall

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Lacy, RichardRef 149-734
Of Cromwellbottom.

Son of John Lacy.

He married Unknown.

Child: John

Lacy, RichardRef 149-758
Of Cromwellbottom.

In 1560, he married Alice Towneley from Barnside.


  1. John
  2. Anne [bapt 1564]
  3. Ellen [bapt 1567]

Lacy, Richard deRef 149-736
Second son of
John de Lacy.

He married Unknown.


  1. John

Lacy, Richard deRef 149-725
Of Cromwellbottom.

Son of Thomas de Lacy.

He married Unknown.

Child: John

Lacy, Robert deRef 149-229
Son of
Ilbert de Lacy.

He succeeded his father in holding the Honour of Pontefract.

In 1102, for disloyalty in supporting Robert Curthose, his lands were forfeit and he was banished from England by Henry I (Beauclerc). He was pardoned and returned to England where he assisted in establishing the Priory to St Oswald at Nostell, and others at Pontefract and at Monk Bretton.

He married (1) Matilda.


  1. Ilbert
  2. Henry
  3. Albreda
  4. unknown

He died before 1129.

After his death, his wife married (2) Robert de Lizours from Sprotborough, Doncaster. They had a daughter, Albreda de Lizours

Lacy, ThomasRef 149-292
Brother of the
Lacy family of Hebden Bridge.

He lived at Underbank Hall, Charlestown.

He married Hannah.


  1. David Henry
  2. Gilbert

Lacy, ThomasRef 149-1175
Of Brearley.

He married Unknown.

Child: Jane

Lacy, ThomasRef 149-1223
Of Luddenden.

Son of Gilbert Lacy

Lacy, Thomas deRef 149-7
Earl of Lancaster who kidnapped and beheaded Piers Gaveston.

See Cromwell Bottom, Elland Feud and John, Earl of Warren, 8th Earl of Surrey

Lacy, Thomas deRef 149-722
Aka Thomas de Lascy. Of Cromwellbottom. Younger son of
John Lacy.

He married Margaret de Tong [b 1303] from Tong, Kent.


  1. John
  2. Richard

Lacy, Thomas deRef 149-730
Of Cromwellbottom.

Son of William de Lacy.

He married Unknown.


  1. Cecily who married Thomas Savile
  2. John

He was involved in a dispute with Thomas Stapleton. On 2nd October, 1487: Thomas, Archbishop of York, judged

In the dispute between Thomas Stapylton, esquire, and Thomas Lacy of Cromwelbothom, esquire, concerning the ownership of the manor of Whernby and lands etc. in Lynley Wodhose Scamanden and Staneland. Thomas Lacy has no right in the premises and shall execute a deed of release to Stapilton and shall cause his brother Edward Lacy, priest, to do the like

Lacy, Walter deRef 149-8

Question: Is he the same person as Walter de Laci [10??-1???]?


He and his brother, Ilbert, came from Lassi, south of Bayeux, France.

He fought with William the Conqueror and received land in Herefordshire for his services. He founded the Lacy family of Herefordshire.

He died at Hereford and was buried at Gloucester Cathedral.

His great-granddaughter, Elizabeth de Burgh, married Robert the Bruce

Lacy, William deRef 149-729
Eldest son of
John de Lacy.

He married Unknown.


  1. Thomas
  2. Edward

He died before 6th May 1474


The Lacy family of Brearley HallRef 149-132
They lived at Brearley Hall, Luddendenfoot.

Members of the family included: Gerard Lacy, Gilbert Lacy, Gilbert Lacy Hugh Lacy.

They owned other property including: Lacey Hey Farm, Midgley.

They were lords of the Manor of Midgley

The Lacy family of TodmordenRef 149-844
19th century family – including brothers John and his brothers, Thomas, Gilbert and David – who owned several mills and other property in the Upper Calder Valley.

See: Callis Mill, Charlestown / David Lacy / Henry Lacy / Lacy House, Charlestown / Stoodley Hall / Travis Holme Mill, Walsden / Underbank Hall, Charlestown /


Lacy surnameRef 149-1
Another form of the surname is Lacey

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout and De Lacy

There are 57 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Lacy, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

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