3802370. Richard de Lacer & 3802371. Juliana Asshewy
The Mendicant Houses of Medieval London
By 1297, Juliana born in England, d/o 7604742. Sir Stephen de Asshewy & 7604743. Margaret de Apuldrefield.
1311, Richard bought his London citizenship for £1-6-8.
1329, Richard, Sheriff of London.
1/28/1333, Acknowledgement of the king’s indebtedness to Richard le Lacer, citizen and mercer of London, in 200£ sterling … (S) CPRs.
1334, Sir Thomas Latymer conveyed the estate of Blackbrook to Richard and Juliana his wife. (S) Archaeologia Cantiana, 1880, P148.
1334-57, Richard an Alderman of Farrington Ward.
5/1335, Richard attended the York parliament representing London.
11/14/1334, “the said Mayor caused the Aldermen to be convened there, and the more powerful and better citizens of the same city; to which meeting came … and Richard Lacer, Aldermen, and an immense number of citizens …” [To collect 1200 marks for sending soldiers to Scotland.]
10/19/1338, “Creditor: Richard Lacer, citizen and merchant of London. Amount: £24. Before whom: Henry Darcy, Mayor of London.” (S) UKNA.
12/20/1340 at the Tower of London, Confirmation of a grant … to Richard Lacer, citizen of London, and Juliana his wife, … (S) Calendar of Close Rolls.
7/6/1341, Pardon to John Braye of Coventre, merchant, … for non-appearance before the justices … to answer a plea of Richard Lacer of London, ‘mercer,’ … (S) CPRs.
10/3/1341, Richard and Juliana Lacer owned land in West Greenwich. (S) Calendar of Close Rolls.
12/16/1343, “Indenture between Margaret, late the wife of Stephen de Asshewy, knight, of the one part, and Richard Lacer, citizen of London, and Juliana his wife, of the other part, witnessing the conditions on which the said Margaret has granted to the said Richard and Juliana, during her own life, the third part of three messuages, four shops, and a garden &c. in London, in the parishes of St. Lawrence, Jewry, and St. Mary, Aldermanbury, which she had recovered from them by writ of dower in the Guildhall, London, after the death of the said Stephen.” (S) UKNA.
11/28/1345, … Richard Lacer, mayor of the city of London and escheator there. (S) CPRs.
1348-50, “… people mentioned: William Bruyn, knight; Richard Lacer, citizen of London …” (S) UKNA.
1355-6, “Release by Nicholas, the prior, and the convent of Holy Trinity, London, to Richard Lacer, citizen and goldsmith of London, of 34s. yearly rent issuing from Richard’s tenement in the parish of St. Mary Aldermanbury.” (S) UKNA.
1/23/1345, “Creditor: Richard de Willoughby, knight … Before whom: Richard Lacer, Mayor of London; …” (S) UKNA.
10/29/1345, Writ to Richard Lacer, Mayor, appointing him on a Commission of gaol delivery for Newgate.
11/28/1345, Richard, mayor of the city of London and escheator there. (S) Calendar of Patent rolls.
3/22/1346, “… Amount: £13. Before whom: Richard Lacer, Mayor of London …” (S) UKNA.
10/15/1346, The impoverished priory and order of St. Mary of Bethlehem, later to become Bethlehem Hospital (‘Bedlam’), was taken under the patronage and protection of Richard Lacer, mayor of London, and the citizens of London. The act brought to an end a century of “disaster, poverty, and failure.”
1348-1350, during the winters, the Black Death peaked in London.
Richard married 2nd Isabella ?.
10/1350 at Plegeden, Charter of Richard Lacer, citizen of London, grants to John his son, … all his manor of Plegeden, … which he has by gift and enfeoffment of Sir Robert de Morlee, knight. (S) CPRs, 2/24/1390.
1357, Richard served his last year as alderman of London.
1361, Isabella died. [A brass plate to Isabella, wife of Richard Lacer, Mayor of London, was found during renovations of the Bromley Church in Kent.]
Bef. 10/18/1365, Richard, of Bromley, Kent, alderman and Lord Mayor of London died owning tenements in 6 London parishes. “Robert de Marny, knight, and Alice his wife, daughter and one of the heirs of Richard Lacer the father, and sister and one of the heirs of Richard Lacer the son”. (S) UKNA.
(S) A Genealogical and Heraldic History …, 1835, Burke, P205. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P413. (S) The Mendicant Houses of Medieval London, Rohrkasten, 2004, P125.
Child of Richard and Juliana: [5 children]
i. Alice Lacer (1901185), born ~1325 in London, England.