Richard de Luci

Richard de Luci

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office = Chief Justiciar of England
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term_end =c. September 1178/Easter 1179
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predecessor = Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester
successor = Ranulf de Glanville
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office2 = Sheriff of Essex
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death_date =July 14, 1179
death_place =Lesnes Abbey, Kent
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Richard de Luci (1089 - 14. July 1179) (also Richard de Lucy) was first noted as Sheriff of the County of Essex.


His wife Rohese, who is named in several documents, might have been a sister of Faramus of Boulogne. When Henry II came to the throne in 1154, he was made Chief Justiciar of England jointly with Robert de Beaumont, Earl of Leicester. When de Beaumont died in 1168, Richard continued to hold the office in his own right.Powicke "Handbook of British Chronology" p. 69]

He resigned his office between September 1178 and Easter of 1179, and retired to Lesnes Abbey in Kent, where he died and was buried three months later 14 July 1179.

His brother Walter de Lucy was abbot of Battle Abbey.Knowles "The Monastic Order in England" p. 589] His second son was Godfrey de Lucy (d. 1204), Bishop of Winchester.

His mother was Aveline, the niece and heiress of William Goth. In February 1130/31, Henry I in the charter for Séez Cathedral refers to Richard de Luci and his mother Aveline.

An early reference to the de Luci family refers to the render by Henry I of the Lordship of Dice, Norfolk to Richard de Lucie, Governor of Falais, Normandy, after defending it with great valour and heroic conduct when besieged by Geoffrey, Earl of Anjou. Later in 1153-4 he was granted Chipping Ongar, Essex by William, son of King Stephen and his wife, Maud of Boulogne where be built Ongar castle. He later became the Sheriff of both Essex and Hertfordshire in 1156.

ee also

* Godfrey de Luci
* Walter de Luci



* "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography"
* Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde "Handbook of British Chronology" 2nd. ed. London:Royal Historical Society 1961

External links

* [ The Lucy & Lucey Family net]
* [ De Lucy in 1911encyclopedia]
* Knowles, Dom David "The Monastic Order in England: From the Times of St. Dunstan to the Fourth Lateran Council" Second Edition Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1976 reprint ISBN 0-521-05479-6

NAME=Richard de Luci
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Sheriff of Essex, Chief Justiciar of England
DATE OF DEATH=July 14, 1179
PLACE OF DEATH=Lesnes Abbey, Kent

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