Alan la Zouche, 1st Baron Ashby (c.1267 - 1314) MP

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Nicknames: "Lord Zouche of Ashby"
Birthplace: North Molton, Devon, England
Death: Died in Ashby, Leicestershire, England
Occupation: 1st baron of Ashby, 1st Baron Zouche, Lord Zouche of Ashby, Governor of Rockingham Castle, Steward of Rockingham Forest, Constable of Rockingham Castle and the Keeper of the forests between the bridges of Oxford and Stamford, 1st Baron la Zouche of Ashby
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About Alan la Zouche, 1st Baron Ashby

about - Alan la Zouche Lord of Ashby - The Peerage.Com

'''Alan la Zouche, Lord of Ashby''' was born in 1267.1 

He is the son of Roger de la Zouche, Lord of Ashby and Ela FitzMaurice.1

He married Eleanor de Segrave, daughter of Nicholas de Segrave and Matilda de Lacy.1

He died in 1314.1
    Alan la Zouche, Lord of Ashby gained the title of Lord of Ashby.

Child of Alan la Zouche, Lord of Ashby and Eleanor de Segrave

1.Maude la Zouche+1 b. 1289, d. 31 May 1349

Citations 1.[S1292] Steve Addison, "re: Dickinson Family," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 11 and 16 March 2005. Hereinafter cited as "re: Dickinson Family."

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about - Alan la Zouche, 1st Baron la Zouche of Ashby - Wikipedia

Alan la Zouche, 1st Baron la Zouche of Ashby (October 9, 1267 – March 25, 1314) [1]was born at North Molton, Devonshire, the only son of Roger La Zouche and his wife, Ela Longespee, daughter of Stephen Longespee and Emmeline de Ridelsford.

He received seisin of his father's lands after doing homage on October 13, 1289. Alan was governor of Rockingham Castle and steward of Rockingham Forest, England. Alan La Zouche died without any sons shortly before at the age of 46, and his barony fell into abeyance among his daughters.

Military service

Alan was in Gascony with King Edward I of England in October 1288, when he was one of the hostages given by the king to Alfonso of Aragon for the fulfillment of certain agreements. He was in Scotland in the King's service in June of 1291. In April 1294 he had a writ of protection from the King when he travelled overseas with the King's daughter, Eleanor of Bar. He served in Gascony in 1295 and 1296, and was present at the action around Bordeaux on March 28, 1296, when his standard bearer was captured by the French. In 1297 he was summoned for service in Flanders, and attended Councils in Rochester and London in that year.

[edit] War against the Scots

He was summoned for service against the Scots in 1297-1313. He fought in the Vanguard at the Battle of Falkirk on July 22, 1298. King Edward's army at that battle consisted of 12,000 infantry, including 10,000 Welsh, and 2,000 cavalry. William Wallace, the Scottish leader accepted battle in a withdrawn defensive position. Wallace had few cavalry and few archers; but his solid "schiltrons" (circles) of spearmen were almost invincible. The armoured cavalry of the English vanguard were hurled back with severe losses. Edward brought up his Welsh archers in the intervals between the horsemen of the second line, concentrating their arrows on specific points in the Scottish schiltrons. It was into these gaps that the English knights forced their way, and once the Scottish order was broken the spearmen were quickly massacred. Alan was at the siege of Caerlaverock in July 1300. His part was described in Nicholas' Siege of Carlaverock:

   Aleyn de la Souche tresor Signiioit ke fust brians
   Sa rouge baniere a besans
   Car bienscai ki a dependu Tresor plus ke en burce pendu

He was summoned to Edward II's coronation on January 18, 1307/08. In December of that year he had a protection to go on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. He was the Constable of Rockingham Castle and the Keeper of the forests between the bridges of Oxford and Stamford.

[edit] Marriage and issue

He married Eleanor Segrave, daughter of Sir Nicholas Segrave, 1st Baron Segrave. They had the following daughters:

   * Elena
   * Maud, married Robert de Holland, 1st Baron Holand
   * Elizabeth

-------------------- JUST A NOTE : all the accending Tree information was gathered from the Smith-Goodale-Caldwell family tree on Ancestry.com I have attempted to copy accurately, however I may have made mistakes in transfering, so I would suggest going th that site and checking for yourself. I am only copyint the info here, and have done none of the research. Any errors in research belong to the owners of the S-G-C tree.

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  1. ote: Baron Zouche of Ashby1299-1314, Govenor of Rockingham Castle and Steward of Rockingham Forest.
  2. Event: Parliament 26 JAN 1297
  3. Note: as a Baron
  4. Occupation: Governor of Rockingham Castle 1312 Northampton, England

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Alan la Zouche, 1st Baron la Zouche of Ashby's Timeline

1267
October 9, 1267
North Molton, Devon, England
1267
North Molton, Devonshire, England
1287
1287
Age 19
Ashby, Leicestershire, England
1288
1288
Age 20
Rockingham Castle, Northamptonshire, England
1289
1289
Age 21
Ashby, Leicestershire, England
1295
1295
Age 27
Upholland, Lancashire, England
1311
1311
Age 43
Harringworth, Northamptonshire, , England
1314
April 25, 1314
Age 46
Ashby, Leicestershire, England
1314
Age 46
At Church
1314
Age 46
At Church