Posted By:Steve Light
Subject:Re: Lytes Cary today
Post Date:June 21, 1999 at 22:42:11
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Dear Barbara,
The best book on the Lytes of Lytescary is an 1895(approx) article (100pp) in the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Series, a bound periodical. Lytes Cary was sold off about 1745(approx).
Re: Percy. In the 1895 article is a chart based on all those arms at the Lyte Scary chapel. Someone ought to index that article.
Also the Lady Sidney Lyte had many in laws through the Sidneys of Pennhurst. Lady Sydney was born Constance Huntley, dsaughter of George Huntley of Gloucestershire. She married 1)Capt Baskerville, 2)John Sidney and 3) Thomas Lyte of Lytescary. Lytes stepson John Sidney also was Burgess of Norfolk Virginia, which helps explain the American conection. Her father and brother, George Huntley, one was a member of the Virginia Co of London and partner of Sir Walter Raleigh's son Carew. George entertained Queen Elizabeth I in Gloucestershire. In other words Constance was an in law of almost everyone in the court. The Huntleys are so well connected it's hard to belive George was a common and poor game warden. (The chief of Scotlands most powerful clan was also named George Huntley!!!) George and Henry VIII were good hunting buddies.
My book wont help you much. Steve Light