Below are a number of articles, papers and notes compiled by the KB Historians.
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The connection between the Lanes and the Lucys was made formal on 28th April 1788 when the Rev. John (Jack) Hammond Lucy of Charlecote married Maria Lane. Maria Lane was the sister of John and Thomas Lane who six years later were to unexpectedly inherit the greatest part of the fortune of Elizabeth Newton of Kings Bromley: this included the manor and 2000 acres in Kings Bromley Parish and two sugar plantations, Newtons and Seawells, in Barbados.
This photograph of the Kings Bromley Homeguard was taken sometime during the War.
Kings Bromley is an ancient settlement. Before the Norman conquest it was owned by Earl Leofric of Mercia who was famously married to Lady Godiva. It passed to Leofric’s grandson in law, Harold, who lost his crown to William the Conqueror at the Battle of Hastings.