Shakespeare's Warwickshire contemporaries

Shakespeare's Warwickshire contemporaries

by Charlotte Carmichael Stopes
     
 

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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ISBN-13:
2940019495184
Publisher:
Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare head press
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NOOK Book
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(42) CHAPTER III Sir Thomas Lucy The Second: 1551-1605. Some confusion has arisen, even in high quarters, owing to the fact that three succeeding Sir Thomas Lucys were contemporary with Shakespeare. Of the second considerably less is known than of the first and third. Dugdale does not give the date of his birth, nor have 1 been able to find it in any other printed notice. Malone mentions the Inquisition Post-mortem of Sir Thomas Lucy the Elder, taken at Warwick, 26th September, 1601, and speaks of its contents in the "Prolegomena." But at the Record Office only a fragment of the Inquisition remains, enough to identify the person and the place, but insufficient for literary criticism. The age of the heir has disappeared. But the Inquisition Post-mortem of Dame Joyce Lucy, who died on the 10th of February, 1595-6, was taken after the death of her husband (43 Eliz., 160 Wigorn., Part I.). This gives full details of her property, and states that at the time of his mother's death, her only son and heir Thomas was forty-four years old and more, which throws back the date of his birth to 1551. As there is no entry of his birth in the Charlecote Register, it probably took place in Worcestershire. His parents must have been still very young, his father being nineteen and his mother seventeen. Perhaps Sir William Lucy saw his infant grandson before he died that year. This second Thomas was probably educated at home, like his father. There is no notice of his having travelled, though he seems to have been studious and literary. As Dugdale says of one of his ancestors, there is nothing noticeable about him except his marriages. He first married Dorothy, the heiress of Nicholas Arnold,Esq., of Kingsholm, Highnam, and Upleaden Manor, county Gloucester. She is always stated to have...

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