BOSTOCK, Lancelot (bef.1533-c.88), of Flints. and London.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. bef. 1533, s. of Robert Bostock of Churton, Cheshire by Dorothy, da. of Sir George Calverley of the Lea, Cheshire; half-bro. of William Almer. m. c.1565, Jane, da. of Richard (or Roger) Roydon, 1s.

Offices Held

Gent.-at-arms 1560; gent. pens. 1564-88; sheriff, Flints. 1574-5; constable, Flint castle 1572, Holt castle 1585.1


A courtier, Bostock remained in touch with the gentry of Cheshire and North Wales, where his relatives included Sir George Calverly, William Almer and George and Hugh Beeston. His court appointment brought him various perquisites, such as, in 1572, a grant of fines and penalties for contravention of the statute of 21 Hen. VIII against pluralities, and some land in Ireland with a share in distributing lands in Munster in 1587. His return for Tamworth was, presumably, also due to a friend at court, probably the Earl of Leicester. In Parliament, he is recorded as sitting on a legal committee, 7 Mar. 1576. He last received payment as a gentleman pensioner in 1587. The date of his death has not been ascertained.2

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: W.J.J.


  • 1. Rylands, Eng. ms 311 ; J. C. Wedgwood, Staffs. Parl. Hist. (Wm. Salt Arch. Soc.), i. 374; Vis. Cheshire (Harl. Soc. xviii); Wards 9/138, f. 455; E407/1/3-18; CPR, 1569-72, p. 466.
  • 2. St. Ch. 5/D1/13, D29/22; Cal. Carew Pprs. ii. 447, 450; CJ, i. 111; D’Ewes, 253; E407/1/18.