407. MISTRESS ANNE LACY, A WIDOW IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE.
In this number of good gentlewomen being in tronble and danger for God's word, is not to be omitted the memory of one Mistress Anne Lacy, widow in Nottinghamshire, who was in great danger in Queen Mary's time, insomuch that the process was forth against her, and she ready to have been apprehended, being so nearly pursued, that she was driven to hide her Bible and other books in a dunghill. Master Lacy her brother was then justice of peace; but to whom (as I have heard) she was but smally beholden. Nevertheless, where kindred faileth, yet God's grace never faileth such as stick to him; for in this mean time, as the process came out against her, Queen Mary died, and so she escaped.