The ancestors of Mary Lanier Albritton b. 1759 (wife of Richard) have a very long andinteresting history.One of her ancestors Nicholas Lanier b. 1513-1545 d. 1579-1632 was born in Rouen, France, moved to England and was a flute player in the court of Henry II. I think his wife, Lucreece, was a poet. I just discovered this information on familytreemaker.com under "Descendants of Nicholas Lanier".