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Sir Richard De Lucy
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Birth: 1089, France
Death: Jul. 14, 1179
Greater London, England

Richard De Lucy was born in LucÚ, near Domfront, Normandy, France Abt. 1089 to Adrian De Lucy and Aveline De Goth. He married Rohese de Clare about 1128 in Thorney Green, Suffolk, England. Known children of Richard De Lucy and Rohese de Clare are: 1. Aveline De Lucy, b. Abt. 1114, in Luce, Near Maine, Normandy, France. She maried Odinel II Umfreville of Northumberland, England; 2. Dionisia De Lucy, b. Abt. 1118, Luce, Near Maine, Normandy, France, She married Arnold Mountenay, France; 3. Geoffrey De Lucy, b. Abt. 1118, Ongar, Essex, England; d. Bef. 1179, he became Bishop of Winchester; and 4. Hebert De Lucy, b. 1122, Luce, Near Maine, Normandy, France. He died without issue. In 1153-4 Richard De Lucy was granted Chipping Ongar, Essex by William, son of King Stephen and his wife, Maud of Boulogne, where be built Ongar castle. Ongar Castle was visited by King Henry II in 1157. On 1 October 1138, he is recorded as Constable of Falaise, Normandy which he held stoutly against an 18 day seige by Geoffrey, Earl of Anjou, resulting in the Lordship of Dice, Norfolk from Henry I. In 1153, He was assigned Constable of the Tower of London. He later became the Sheriff of both Essex and Hertfordshire in 1156 and in 1162. He was appointed Lord Justiciary of England, the highest post of honour that could be held by a subject and in 1173 he was constituted Lieutenant of England. Richard de Luci, himself founded Lesnes Abbey. On 11 June 1178, he laid his foundation stone to build the Abbey. He resigned his office between September 1178 and Easter of 1179, at that time he retired and entered the religious life in Lesnes Abbey. Richard de Luci died on 14 Jul 1179 and was buried three months later at his Abbey. (bio by Audrey DeCamp Hoffman)

Epitaph: "Richard the Lucy's light is snatched to shade;
To Justice,Peace&State his court was paid.
Christ with Thy saints & Thee his rest be made.
July's twice seventh on the world did shine,
The yr eleven hundred seventy nine."

Source:The Parish of Erith in Ancient&Modern Times ByWmFrancisShaw Publ Mitchell&Hughes,1885;,+Governor+of+Falaise,+Normandy&source=bl&ots=bXEetnCpIV&sig=G6HB7WPntHInuVN8jFk0lz6dAMw&hl=en&sa=X&ei=n8SoUvHACoSAqQHl-oH4Bw&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&
(credit for Epitaph to Jo Taylor)

Family links: 
  Rohese de Boulogne (1104 - 1176)
  Alice de Lucy (1129 - 1197)*
  Maud de Lucy Fitzrobert (1136 - 1233)*
*Calculated relationship
Lesnes Abbey
London Borough of Bexley
Greater London, England
Maintained by: Jo Taylor
Originally Created by: Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
Record added: Apr 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89091339
Sir Richard De Lucy
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Sir Richard De Lucy
Added by: Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
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Honoring the memory of my 28th Great Grandfather. You are not forgotten.
- Dawn
 Added: May. 16, 2014
Rest in Peace,Your 26th great grand daughterin Texas
- Sharon
 Added: Feb. 12, 2014
forget you not 26th great grandfather
- Lynne Hutton
 Added: Jan. 12, 2014
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