LUCY, Richard (c.1619-77), of Charlecote Park, Warws.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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1661 - 21 Dec. 1677

Family and Education

b. c.1669, 3rd s. of Sir Thomas Lucy of Charlecote, and bro. of Sir Fulk Lucy. educ. Queen’s, Oxf. matric. 17 Sept. 1634, aged 14; travelled abroad 1637-40; G. Inn 1652. m. Elizabeth, da. and h. of John Urrey of Thorley, I.o.W., 4s. (3 d.v.p.) 2da. suc. bro. 1658.1

Offices Held

Sheriff, Warws. 1646-7; commr. for assessment, Warws. 1648-52, Hants 1649-52, Warws. and Hants 1657, Jan. 1660-d., I.o.W. 1663-4, Westminster 1677-d., militia, Warws. and Coventry 1648, Warws. Mar. 1660; j.p. Warws. by 1649-d., Hants 1649-July 1660; commr. for scandalous ministers, Warws. 1654, oyer and terminer, Western circuit 1655, Midland circuit July 1660; capt. of militia ft. Warws. Apr. 1660, dep. lt. c. Aug. 1660-d.; recorder, Stratford-on-Avon 1672-d.; commr. for recusants, Hants 1675.2

Commr. for army 1653-9, Feb.-May 1660, excise arrears 1653-4; judge of probate 1654-9; member, high court of justice.3


Lucy’s ancestors had held Charlecote since the 12th century and first sat for Warwickshire in 1312. His eldest brother was a royali