Lasseys live in Lancashire, Yorkshire, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Togo and other parts of the world. The names Lassey, Lacy, Lacey, Laci, Lascy, DeLacey, DeLacy and similar names derive ultimately, I believe, from the ancient De Laci family of Normandy, France. I can trace my immediate family to the area around Whalley Abbey that has many associations with the De Laci family.
A history of Ilbert De Laci and his descendants can be found in Chapter the Second, Lords of the Honor of Clitheroe in the book Whalley Parish and the Honor of Clitheroe by Whitaker. The De Lacis were members of one of the powerful families that crossed the English Channel with William the Conqueror in 1066 and were given large tracts of land in East Lancashire and West Yorkshire. Drop me a line if you're interested in the Lassey family or visit Worldwide Lassey Genealogy on Yahoo or the Lassey Genealogy Group on Facebook.
My Own Family History includes the following family names:-
Bouchard - English Canadian 1847
Evatt - Lower Darwen, 1905
Lassey - Church Kirk, Whalley, Lancs. 1800
Lewis - New York, 1878
Morris - Missouri, 1910
Wallbank - Aighton Bailey, Stonyhurst. 1880
Wardle - Church Kirk, Whalley, Lancs. 1800
Whalley - Blackburn, Lancs. 1890 and Sarnia, Canada
Other Lassey families in Yorkshire are descendants of:
- born around 1830 with descendants in Halifax, Mt Tabor and Ovenden in Yorkshire and has living relatives in Australia and New Zealand * Now Available *
- born in Leeds in 1808 and emigrated to the US sometime between Oct 1832 and April 1835.* Now Available *
Worldwide Lassey Genealogy
- read messages left by other Lasseys and visit other Lassey links.
Lassey Genealogy Group on Facebook
I maintain a number of web pages. Please email me with any inaccuracies, changes, additions or comments.
- aboutlancs.com - the Lancashire Link List - an assortment of links to sites relevant to Lancashire. Add your own web site to the list or one that you've found – Lancashire sites only, please.
- Bank Hall, Bretherton - brick with tower, in West Lancashire, by the A59 and River Douglas - in need of protection.
- Blackburn, Cotton and the Industrial Revolution - the weaving and spinning of cotton was one of the driving forces of the Industrial Revolution. Kay, Hargreaves, Crompton, Arkwright and others developed machinery to automate cotton processing.
- Blackburn Mills - a growing list and description of the many mills and supporting industries that once existed in Blackburn. Perhaps you, or your folks, worked at one of them. Drop me a line if you have an interesting story to tell or want to add to the list.
- Clegg Hall - stone built,
about 2 miles NE of Rochdale and within the parish of Whalley. Pictures
- Domesday Book - Blacheburne Hundred and more - Blackburn was one of the six Hundreds in between the Ribble and the Mersey.
- Gresgarth Hall - a defended tower house in Caton, 3 miles east of Lancaster. Founded about 1330.
- Henry Holt Brick Collection - simple building blocks but a wealth of history and a story of dedication to a straight forward ideal.
- Heskin Hall a brochure from Heskin hall states "one of the best examples of Tudor architecture left in Northern England. Antiques, memorabilia, objet d'art and collectables await visitors inside the most picturesque of settings. Panelled rooms, a great staircase, priest holes, baronial fireplaces and studded oak doors compliment the items on show and sale inside this ivy covered piece of British Heritage." There is also a restaurant.
- Radcliffe - 15th century ruin.
- Roman Ribchester - the Roman Fort in Ribchester was home to a contingent of Sarmatian Cavalry. There is a museum in Ribchester well worth the visit. This page has information about Cartimandua, Queen of the Brigantes.
- Lancashire Bookstore - Uk Version - a plethora of books and maps about Lancashire. Use the list to locate a book and get it from your local library or buy it - sometimes at 40% discount - in association with amazon.uk.co.
- Lancashire Bookstore - US Version- in association with amazon.com.
- Lancashire Castles, Manors and Halls - a guide to most of them in Lancashire including several Castles, many manors and lots of Halls.
- Lassey Genealogy Wordwide on Yahoo
- Lassey Genealogy Group on Facebook.
- Visitors book - see what others have written - closed for additions.
- Whalley Abbey - the Earl of Lincoln 'translated' his Cistercian foundation from Stanlaw in Cheshire to the Rectory of Whalley in 1178.
aboutlancs.com - Lancashire Link List
Lancashire Books and DVDs
Lancashire Bookstore - UK
Lancashire Bookstore - US
Created: 30 July 1997
Last Updated: 7 September 2013
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