Alan la Zouche, lord of Ashby la Zouche (c.1120 - 1190) MP

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Death: Died in North Melton, Devonshire, England
Occupation: Lord of Ashby
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About Alan la Zouche, lord of Ashby la Zouche

He was Lord of North Molton (suo juris), and Lord of Ashby la Zouche and Tong (jure uxoris). His nickname is also spelled Ceoche and La Coche.

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There is A LOT of bad information about him out there, much of it due to the Porhoet family's excessive love for and over-use of the name "Alain".

He was the third son of Geoffroy, vicomte de Porhoet, co-witnessed a charter in 1149 (which means he must have been of age by then), and seems to have spent some time roving around before settling down in England circa 1172. (This was not uncommon for younger and/or landless sons in the 12th century, cf. William the Marshal.)

No record of his birth or baptism exists, but he may have been born at the Porhoet holding of Josselin, in Brittany. His death is recorded in England in 1190.

Alan was the first person in his family to use the cognomen "la Zouche", and it remained exclusive to his descendants.

He had three known legitimate sons (William, Roger, and Philip) by his wife Alice/Adelicia/Adelize de Belmeis. William may have been the oldest, but died young and heirless, leaving Roger as the main heir. Little is known about Philip, and he may also have died young, or possibly entered the Church.

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http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Soc/soc.genealogy.medieval/2008-11/msg00500.html

http://www.martinrealm.org/genealogy/zouche.htm

http://www.armidalesoftware.com/issue/full/Thaler_545_main.html#N10

Alan La ZOUCHE

Born: ABT 1157, Harringworth, Northampton, England

Died: 1190

Father: Geoffrey La ZOUCHE

Mother: Hawise De FERGANT

Married: Alice De BELMEIS ABT 1181, Losselin, Morbihan, France

Children:

1. William La ZOUCHE of Belmeis

2. Roger La ZOUCHE

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Alan La ZOUCHE

Born: ABT 1157, Harringworth, Northampton, England

Died: 1190

Father: Geoffrey La ZOUCHE

Mother: Hawise De FERGANT

Married: Alice De BELMEIS ABT 1181, Losselin, Morbihan, France

Children:

1. William La ZOUCHE of Belmeis

2. Roger La ZOUCHE

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The de la Zouche family descended from Alan de la Zouche, sometimes called Alan de Porhoët and Alan la Coche (c. 1136–1190), a Breton who settled in England during the reign of Henry II. He was the son of Vicomte Geoffrey I de Porhoët and Hawisa of Brittany. He married Adeline (Alice) de Belmeis, daughter of Phillip de Belmeis and Maud la Meschine and died at North Melton in Devon. He obtained Ashby in Leicestershire (called after him Ashby-de-la-Zouch) by his marriage.

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Alan was also called Alan Ceoche.

Alan la Zouche lived before 1172 in England.

Alan la Zouche was of North Molton in 1185 in Devonshire, England.

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p378.htm#i6932 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm ) -------------------- http://gen.culpepper.com/ss/p43937.htm

http://www.geneajourney.com/zouche.html

http://www.gurganus.org/ourfamily/pedigree.cfm?pid=2817

http://gen.culpepper.com/ss/p43937.htm

That the Zouches branched from the Earls of Brittany is admitted by all genealogists, but they do not coincide in the exact line of descent. William la Zusche to the monks of Swavesey, in Cambridgeshire, the grants made by his ancestors to the abbey St. Segius and Bacchus, in Anjou (to which the priory of Swavesey was a cell), calls Roger la Zusche, his father, and Alan la Zusche, his grandfather. This William died in the first year of the reign of King John, and was succeeded by his brother, Roger. Ref: Burke, pp. 598-599.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashby_de_la_Zouch_Castle

The site originated as a Norman fortified manor house in the 12th century founded by Alain de Parrhoet, la Zouch, out of Breton, France. During the next three centuries it was extended by his descendants, but when the Zouch succession line ended in the 14th Century, the castle changed ownership many times. In 1461, the castle reverted to the Crown after the then owner James Butler, the 5th Earl of Ormonde, was executed after the Battle of Towton.

-------------------- Interpolated out of necessity because there was a 25-year gap between the death of Alan la Zouche and the birth of Roger. --------------------


Alan La Zouche Viscount de RohanConstance Princess of Bretagne

Geoffrey I Vicompte de PorhoetHawise Fergan

Alan La Zouche Lord of Ashbury

f a m i l y Children with: Alice (Adelicia, Adeleza) de Belmeis

Children: Roger La Zouche Alan La Zouche Lord of Ashbury Born: Abt 1157, Harringworth, Northamptonshire, England Married Abt 1181, Josselin, Morbihan, France, to Alice (Adelicia, Adeleza) de Belmeis Died: Abt 1190 Zouche From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Zouche, or Zouch, the name of an English family descended from Alan de la Zouche (~1136-1190), a Breton who is sometimes called Alan de Porhoët and Alan la Coche. He was the son of Vicomte Geoffrey I de Porhoët and Hawisa of Brittany. He married Adeline (Alice) de Belmeis, daughter of Phillip de Belmeis and Maud la Meschine and died at North Melton in Devon.

Having settled in England during the reign of Henry II of England, Alan obtained by his marriage Ashby in Leicestershire (called after him Ashby-de-la-Zouch) and other lands. His son was Roger la Zouche (~1175- bef 14 May 1238) was the father of Alan la Zouche (1205-1270) who was justice of Chester and justice of Ireland under Henry III of England; he was loyal to the king during the struggle with the barons, fought at the Battle of Lewes and helped to arrange the peace of Kenilworth.

As the result of a quarrel over some lands with John, Earl Warenne, he was seriously injured in Westminster Hall by the earl and his retainers, and died on August 10, 1270. Alan's elder son Roger (1242- bef. 15 October 1285) had a son Alan la Zouche, 1st Baron la Zouche of Ashby, who was summoned to parliament as a baron about 1298. He was governor of Rockingham Castle and steward of Rockingham Forest. He died without sons, and this barony fell into abeyance between his daughters and has never been revived.

The elder Alan's younger son, Eades or Ivo, had a son William (c. 1276-1352), who was summoned to parliament as a baron in 1308, and this barony, which is still in existence, is known as that of Zouche of Haryngworth.

John la Zouche, 7th Baron Zouche (c. 1460-1526), was attainted in 1485 as a supporter of Richard III of England, but was restored to his honours in 1495.

His descendant, Edward, the 11th baron (c. 1556-1625), was one of the peers who tried Mary, Queen of Scots, and was sent by Elizabeth I of England as ambassador to Scotland and to Denmark.

He was president of Wales from 1602 to 1615 and lord warden of the Cinque Ports from 1615 to 1624. He was a member of the council of the Virginia Company and of the New England council.

He had many literary friends, among them being Ben Jonson and Sir Henry Wotton. Zouche left no sons, and the barony remained in abeyance among the descendants of his two daughters until 1815, when the abeyance was terminated in favour of Sir Cecil Bisshopp, Bart. (1753-1828), who became the 12th baron. He died without sons, a second abeyance being terminated in 1829 in favour of his daughter Harriet Anne (1787-1870), wife of the Hon. Robert Curzon (1771-1863). In 1873 her grandson, Robert Nathaniel Curzon (b. 1851), became the 15th baron.

Two antiquaries, Henry Zouch (c. 1725-1795) and his brother Thomas Zouch (1737—1815), claimed descent from the family of Zouche. Both were voluminous writers, Thomas's works including a Life of Izaak Walton (1823) and Memoirs of Sir Philip Sidney (1808).

[ NAME INDEX ] Generated by GreatFamily 2.2 update 2 -------------------- Third son of Geoffroy, vicomte de Porhoët, and Hawise. Obtained the holding of Ashby de la Zouche through marriage, and took his cognomen from the property.

NOT the first Baron de la Zouche - that was a later Alan.

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Alan la Zouche, lord of Ashby la Zouche's Timeline

1120
1120
1157
1157
Age 37
Josselin, Morbihan, France
1170
1170
Age 50
Of, Harringworth, Northamptonshire, England
1177
1177
Age 57
Harringworth, Northamptonshire, England
1181
1181
Age 61
Of,Josselin,Morbihan,France
1182
1182
Age 62
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England
1190
1190
Age 70
North Melton, Devonshire, England
1934
November 26, 1934
Age 70
November 26, 1934
Age 70
November 26, 1934
Age 70