Lucy was the daughter of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford. In 1747 she married Field Marshal Sir George Howard. The Wentworth family were wealthy, with their main homes in Yorkshire. Thomas was a vocal supporter of the ‘Petition of Rights’ which had been initiated by Sir Edward Coke of Manor house (adjacent to St Giles’ church). In 1764 Sir George bought Stoke Place house, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges. Lucy was Sir George’s first wife. She died on 27 April, 1771.
Motto: Mors jauna vitae – Death is the gate of life
Heraldry: Sinister background black. Quarters – 1st, gules on a bend between six cross crosslets fitchy argent the Augmentation of Flodden (Howard), 2nd, Gules three lions passant guardent in pale or a label of three points argent (Brotherton), 3rd, Chequy or and azure (Warren), 4th, Gules a lion rampant argent (Mowbray), impaling, Sable a chevron between three leopards’ faces (Wentworth)