LANCASTER, Lancelot (d.1570), of Sockbridge, Westmld.

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

1st s. of William Lancaster of Sockbridge by Elizabeth, da. of Sir Hugh Lowther of Lowther. m. (1) Anne, da. of Nicholas Harrington of Sleddale and Eubarhall, 1s. 2 da. (2) Winifred, 5s. 2da.; (3) Margaret, da. of Thomas Rokeby of Morton, 3s. 2da.

Offices Held

Steward to Lord Dacre 1534, 1535; dep. (to Sir Thomas Wharton) warden of the west march 1537-40; commander, Carlisle garrison Nov. 1542; escheator, Cumb. and Westmld. 1546-7; commr. i.p.m. 1552, 1560, 1564.


Descended from the medieval barons of Kendal, Lancaster belonged to one of the oldest families in Westmorland, where he had extensive estates. His one appearance in Parliament left no mark upon the vestigial journal of the House. He died 1 Aug. 1570 and was succeeded by his eldest son Edward, then aged 33.

Vis. Westmld. 1615, p. 43; Nicolson and Burn, Westmld. and Cumb. i. 400, 402; Wards 7/13/13; CPR, 1550-3, p. 423; 1558-60, pp. 141, 270; 1563-6, pp. 35, 36; 1569-72, p. 37; LP Hen. VIII, iv(2), p. 1936; viii. 126, 412; xii(2), pp. 106, 294; xv. 193; xvii. 616, 646.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N. M. Fuidge