There is no documentation that gives the names of Nicholas Lanier's
parents. A John Lanier arrived in London about the same time that
Nicholas did but there is no proof that he was his father. He was
related but how is not, at present, known.
Anthony Bassano and his brothers came to London from Venice. There is
plenty of documentation to prove that. They arrived around 1530. They
were born in Bassano dal Grappa and moved to Venice about 1500 where
their father worked for the Doge.