LACON, Roland (c.1537-1608), of Willey and Kinlet, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. c.1537, 1st s. of Richard Lacon of Willey by Agnes, da. of (Sir) John Blount of Kinlet, and sis. of Sir George Blount; bro. of William. m. Eleanor, da. of William Rigges of Stragglethorpe, Lincs., 2s. 3 or 4da. suc. fa. 1543.1

Offices Held

Bailiff, Much Wenlock 1560-1, 1564-5; j.p. Salop from c.1573-c.84, from 1591, sheriff 1570-1, commr. recusancy 1585.2


Willey was within the borough of Much Wenlock, for which Lacon was returned soon after attaining his majority. The only reference to him in the journals of the House is leave of absence granted 10 Mar. 1559 ‘for his business at the assizes’. In 1581 his uncle Sir