Pierce Lacy

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Sir Pierce Lacy

Sir Pierce Thomas Lacy, 1st Baronet (16 February 1872–25 December 1956) was an English stockbroker.

Lacy was born in Edgbaston, Birmingham, the son of John Pierce Lacy of Wexford[1] in Ireland, and grandson of James de Lacy of Garryrichard. These Lacys descend from the O'Laitheasa family of County Wexford, a name which is rendered Lacy in English.[2][3]

Lacy was educated at St George's College, Weybridge. He practised as a stockbroker in Birmingham, becoming a partner in Cutler & Lacy and chairman of the Birmingham Stock Exchange. He founded and chaired the British Trusts Association in 1917 and the British Shareholders Trust in 1921.

He was created a Baronet in the 1921 Birthday Honours for his contributions to finance[4] and appointed High Sheriff of Suffolk for 1927/28.[5] He lived at that time at Ampton Hall, Bury St Edmunds.

In 1898, Lacy married Ethel Maud, daughter of James Finucane Draper, of St Helier, Jersey. They had one son, Maurice John Pierce Lacy (2 April 1900–22 April 1965), who succeeded as 2nd Baronet, and five daughters.

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