Breaking News! I Have Proven the True Identity of King Charles II’s Groom Named “Richard Lane”!

In the first article on the career of Richard Lane’s son, we led up to King Charles II’s invasion of England to restore his throne, and how his new Groom, Richard Lane (the younger), likely joined him in Scotland around the time of his coronation there in January 1651.  Of course, the throne the young king really had his eye on was that of England.  And the Scottish army now under his command was his means to that end…

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Passing of the Torch: The Service of Richard Lane the Younger to the King

My research into Richard Lane’s son has been far more successful than I dared hope.  What was to have been one article has become four, revealing a fascinating story of survival, drama and ultimate vindication of his exiled father, Sir Richard Lane. Continue reading “Passing of the Torch: The Service of Richard Lane the Younger to the King”

Meet Richard Lane’s Ancestor – and Part of the Reason for his Family’s “Good Name”

Welcome to the latest twist in a story more likely to sprout new heads than a hydra!  My research has often led me through accounts of Richard Lane which are sprinkled with comments that he came from a family of little wealth, but a good name.  Little wealth I understand, but what was meant by a good name?  Until now, I’ve spent most of my genealogy efforts directed toward his descendants, and little into his parentage. I should have known I would find something surprising when I did!  Although the Lane family is itself an old and distinguished family in its own right, the truly impressive link didn’t come about through his father, but through Richard Lane’s mother, Elizabeth (Vincent) Lane…

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