Clement Lanier (b. Abt. 1590, d. November 6, 1661)
Lanier Family Crest
Clement Lanier was born Abt. 1590 in Kent,East Greenwich Co.,England, and died November 6, 1661 in Kent,East Greenwich Co.,England. He married Hannah Rebecca Collett on March 1627/28 in ST. Margaret,Lee in Kent,England, daughter of John Collett and Suzanne Ferrar.
Notes for Clement Lanier: Clement Lanier was born c1590/92 in England, and named as a court musician in 1604. He is listed at "Gentleman of the King's Chamber" to both James I and Charles I. He is known as a musician and master of the recorder (musical instrument similar to a clarinet).
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 06Nov1661 in East Greenwich, England. The will was proved 03Dec1661 and registered 20May1662
Family Crest: See photo
The arms is of the Crusading origin. The cross of squares is called an "honorable ordinary" and is one of the symbols of nobility. The cross is also a Crusading emblem, each square denoting a year spent upon the Crusades by the ancestor. The bordure is another honorable ordinary and an additional mark of nobility. The falcon is a heraldic pun, called a "cantling" and is a play upon the name. The lion, the symbol of bravery is taken from the family residence. It is the Lion of Gascony. In the arms, blue is the color of truth, silver of loyalty, and gold of strength and purity
More About Clement Lanier: Burial: Unknown, Kent,East Greenwich Co.,England. Fact 1 (2): Source Call No. 1260582 Family Search.
More About Clement Lanier and Hannah Rebecca Collett: Marriage: March 1627/28, ST. Margaret,Lee in Kent,England.
Children of Clement Lanier and Hannah Rebecca Collett are:
+John Lanier, Sr., b. Abt. 1631, Lewisham, England41, d. 1719, Charles City, Prince George Co.,Va41.