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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

G22: 2500160

2500160. Lord Thomas Alcher

Thomas, Lord of Losenham.

1241, Thomas founded a priory dedicated to the Virgin Mary for friars Carmelites, who had come the previous year from Palestine.

Thomas died; buried in the choir of the church.

(S) A Gen. and Heraldic …, Burke, 1835, P27.

Family notes:
• Losenham, … situated within the township of Newenden, within the hundred of Selbrittenden. The seat of a branch of the family of Aucher, deriving their origin from Ealcher, or Aucher, the first earl of Kent, who had also the title of Duke, from being intrusted with the military power of the county. His descendant Walter Fitz Auger, flourished at the time of the conquest, and was a benefactor to the monks of St. Saviour's, Bermondsey. His descendant Thomas Fitz Aucher was possessed of the manor of Losenham, with other lands in Essex, in the reign of king John. (S) The township and parish of Newenden, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: V7, 1798, pp. 163-172.

Child of Thomas and ?:

i. Nicholas Aucher (1250080), born ~1340 in England.

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