Name: Clement LANIER
Birth: BET 1590 AND 1592 in Greenwich, Kent, England
Death: 6 NOV 1661 in East Greenwich, England
Burial: East Greenwich, Kent Co, England
Information provided by:
Mildred Inez Holmes Lanier
Wayne D. Lanier at: http://www.mindspring.com/~wdlanier/
Louise Ingersoll: from the book "Lanier" "Gentleman of the King's Chamber" to both James I and Charles I.
Initially on the sackbut, but is known as a musician and master of the recorder (musical instrument similar to a clarinet). It is from Clement Lanier and Hannah, his wife, that the Laniers of Virginia and the Barbados descend. After the dethroning, and decapitation, of King Charles I, many of Nicholas the Younger's paintings were dispersed. Clement and his brother, Jerome, were able to purchase some of these back for the family. However, the family lost most of their wealth during the civil war while Oliver Cromwell was in power as Lord Protector. When Charles, Prince of Wales (later Charles II) came to the throne, the Lanier family regained much of their stature and fortune. Clement
Lanier either died or was buried November 6, 1661 in East Greenwich, England. The will was proved December 3, 1661and registered May 20, 1662.
It is from this family that the Laniers of Virginia and the Barbados, West Indies descend. In his will of February, 1658/1659, Clement leaves to his oldest daughter, Hannah, his house, and forty pounds; money was left outright to Nicholas, Lionel, William and Frances; and to Elizabeth and Susanna when they became of age or marry. Lucretia and Charles were dead. But to John and Robert, who had already left
home, he left money, "when they shall come to demand the same of my Executrix."
John went to Virginia, and Robert to Barbados, West Indies.
Musician on the recorder, a type of flute. Gentleman of the King's Chamber to James I and Charles I. He purchased some of the painting in the art collection of Charles I. When Charles I was executed , the Laniers suffered financial setbacks and hardships while they supported the Prince of Wales (later Charles II) and his struggles to gain right to the throne. His children are registered in a very old book of Greenwich and Lewisham before 1637, after 1637, others were recorded in the Parish of St. Alphege, three are missing, john, Elizabeth and Charles.
Will; 2 Feb 1658, London, England, proved 3 Dec 1661
The will mentions: to Hannah Lanier ,eldest dau ex. sons Nicholas, John and Robert . dau Elizabeth , dau Susanna, son Lyonnell, son William , dau Frances, Wit: Lan Symonds, Ann Dixon, William Pitt. He names Susanna and Elizabeth as not being of age in 1658, which would make them born after 1638, but the baptism of Susana is given as 10 June 1633. (could have been two Susana)
CLEMENT LANIER died in November 1661. He married in March of 1627-28 at St. Margarets, Lee, England to Hannah Collett. Hannah's death was recorded in St. Alphege as "Mrs. Lanier buried December 22, 1653". Clement was a musician on the recorder, a type of flute, and was also a Gentleman of the King's Chamber. Clement and Hannah had 11 children. Some registered in a very old book of Greenwich and Lewisham, after 1637, others were recorded in the Parish of St. Alphege, and three are missing, John, Elizabeth and Charles. The will of Clement names Susanna and Elizabeth as not being of age in 1658, which would make them born after 1638, but the baptism of Susanna is given as June 10, 1633. Charles' death was January 14, 1651. From the baptismal dates of the other children, it seems that John was born about October, 1631. It is from Clement that the Laniers of Virginia and Barbados descend. Clement's will was dated February 1658-59, proved 3 Dec 1661 PCC, and registered 20 May 1662. He was buried on 6 November 1661 in East Greenwich. He mentioned in his will: sons, money to Nicholas, Lionel, and William, to John and Robert, money "when they shall come to demand the same of my Executrix", daughters, money to Elizabeth and Susanna, when they marry or come of age, and his oldest daughter, Hannah, his house and L40.
References: "Lanier - A genealogy of the family who came to Virginia and their French ancestors in London" by Louise Ingersoll.
Children of Clement Lanier and Hannah Collett
1. Hannah Lanier, m Thomas Swetnam
2. Nicholas Lanier
3. Lionel Lanier
4. William Lanier
5. Frances Lanier
6. Lucretia Lanier, d bef 1658-59
7. Robert Lanier, bapt 22 May 1642 m Rebecca
8. JOHN LANIER, b ca Oct 1631 Lewisham, England d aft 1683 Charles City Co, VA
9. Charles Lanier, d 14 Jan 1650-51
10. Elizabeth Lanier, b aft 1638
11. Susanna Lanier, b aft 1638
Father: Nicholas "The Elder" LANIER b: 1544 in Rouen, France
Mother: Lucretia "Lucreece" BASSANO b: 24 SEP 1556 in France or Italy
Hannah Rebecca COLLETT b: ABT 1605 in Kent Co, England
in St. Margaret's, Lee Co, England
- Hannah LANIER b: 13 FEB 1628/29 in Greenwich, Kent Co, England
- John LANIER b: OCT 1631 in Lewisham, England
- Susannah LANIER b: 10 JUN 1633
- Nicholas "The Younger" LANIER b: 26 MAR 1635
- Susannah LANIER II b: ABT 1637
- Lucretia LANIER b: 17 JAN 1637/38
- Charles LANIER b: ABT 1640
- Lionel LANIER b: 1642
- Robert LANIER b: 22 APR 1642 in St. Alphege, East Greenwich, Co Kent, England
- William LANIER b: 14 OCT 1647
- Frances LANIER b: 3 APR 1648
- Elizabeth LANIER b: ABT 1649