While some people would like to believe that Roger Lane was a son of Sir Ralph Lane and Maud Parr, there is absolutely no evidence for this. Despite the fact that the evidence suggests otherwise, this fiction persists in many family trees found on the Internet: Ralph Lane was from Orlingbury, Northamptonshire, and Maud Parr was from Kendal, Westmorland, while Roger Lane spent his entire life in Herefordshire. The pedigree of Maud Parr is well known, since she was a cousin of Catherine Parr, Henry VIII's last wife. There is no evidence to suggest she bore a son named Roger in Herefordshire. We simply do not know who Roger Lane's parents were. I found a baptismal record for a Roger Lane in Madley, Herefordshire, born in 1572; his parents were Walter & Aloicia. This could be our Roger Lane, although the date is a bit late, and Roger Lane seems to have been a common name at the time.
Ralph Lane (1509-1541) married Maud Parr (1507-59) in 1523. Their only three sons were Robert, Ralph and William. Roger Lane was born Hereford 1569 and was categorically not their son, as the following entry from The Dictionary of National Biography attests: “Sir Ralph Lane, Knt., of Orlingbury, and of Hogshaw, Bucks, j.u.; his will dated 26 Sept., 1540, pd. 17 Nov. following, to be bd. at Hogshaw, having had, with 3 sons, 7 daus.” Source: Stephen (Sir Leslie), Robert Blake, Christine Stephanie Nicholls; Sir Sidney Lee, ed.; The Dictionary of national biography, Oxford University Press, 1909, Volume 11, p. 518. With Sir Ralph Lane dying in 1541 and Roger Lane being born in 1569, it would have been impossible for Ralph to be Roger's father.