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Hugues de Lacy

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Laci, Normandy, France
Death: Died in Herefordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Husband of Emma de Lacy
Father of Nigell de Lacy, Constable of Chester

Managed by: Spencer L Egbert
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About Hugues de Lacy

Please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Lacy.

There is no evidence that he was a son of Niel de Saint-Sauveur.

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Charles Cawley's Medieval Lands Database (as of March 2015):

LACY

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISHNOBILITYMEDIEVAL3L-O.htm

Loyd indicates that this family originated in Lassy in the present-day French département of Calvados, arrondissement Vire, canton Condé-sur-Noireau[1].


1. --- [de Lacy], son of --- (-before 1069). The Chronique de Normandie, based on le Roman de Rou, names "le sire de Lacy" among those who took part in the conquest of England in 1066[2]. Ellis suggests that the father of Walter de Lacy and Ilbert de Lacy was named Hugh "for each gave this name to a son"[3]. m EMMA, daughter of ---. "Emma mater Hilberti de Lacei" donated property "in monte…Mainart" to Saint-Amand on becoming a nun, by undated charter[4]. Ellis dates this charter to before 1069[5]. [Three] children:

a) [WALTER de Lacy (-27 Mar 1085). Ellis suggests that Walter de Lacy was the brother of Ilbert de Lacy, highlighting that Walter held a "knight’s fee in Lassy and Campeaux" in Normandy from Odo Bishop of Bayeux and that "this fief was afterwards held in parage by the heirs of Walter and Ilbert". He shows the supposed brothers in his genealogical table as born from different mothers[6]. Presumably he bases this on Emma naming only her son Ilbert in the charter which is quoted above. However, there could be many explanations for the omission of Walter from the document and, assuming that the two were brothers, it seems probable that Emma was also the mother of Walter, who gave this name to his second daughter. A manuscript which lists donations to Gloucester St Peter includes a record of the donation in 1080 by "Walterus de Lacy" of “terras de le Dene", confirmed by "rege Willielmo seniore", before "oblato Domino et sancto Petro, Waltero filio suo tunc parvulo"[7].] - see below.

b) [HELWISE . The Historia sancti Petri Gloucestriæ records that "Helewysa relicta Willelmi de Ebroys" donated "terram…Hyda, quam Walterus de Lacy dedit ei in matrimonium" with the consent of "rege Henrico seniore…tempore Willelmi abbatis" [abbot from 1113 to 1131][8]. It is possible that Helwise was the sister of Walter de Lacy. A close relationship is indicated by his donation to her of property on her marriage. It appears unlikely that Helwise was Walter’s daughter: firstly, it is likely that such a relationship would have been specified in the source, and secondly Walter’s children were young when he died so any of his daughters may not have been old enough for marriage at the time. m (before 27 Mar 1085) WILLIAM de Ebroys, son of --- (-before 1131).]

c) ILBERT de Lacy (-[1093], bur [Pontefract Priory]). "Emma mater Hilberti de Lacei" donated property "in monte…Mainart" to Saint-Amand on becoming a nun, by undated charter[9]. The Chronique de Normandie, based on le Roman de Rou, names "le sire de Lacy" (twice) among those who took part in the conquest of England in 1066[10]. A manuscript history of the Lacy family records that “Ilberto de Lacy” accompanied William “the Conqueror” to England and was awarded “dominio et honore de Pontefracto”, adding that he was buried “ad dextrum cornu altaris sancti Benedicti” (which appears from the context to refer to Pontefract Priory)[11]. Domesday Book records “Ilbert de Lacy” holding Tingewick in Rowley Hundred in Buckinghamshire; several properties in Nottinghamshire; numerous properties in Yorkshire; land in Dunholme, Scothern, Stow and Willingham by Stow in Lincolnshire[12]. “Hilbertus de Laceio…cum Hadrude uxore mea” donated property to the Holy Trinity of the Mount, Rouen, for the souls of “…filiique mei Hugonis” who is buried there, by charter dated to [1088/94][13]. A charter of King Henry II records donations to York St Mary, including the donation of land “in Meretona et in Gerford” by “Ilbertus de Laci”[14]. The Liber Vitæ of Durham names "Ilbertus de Laceio, Hathewis sua uxor, Rodbertus et Hugo filii eorum"[15]. m HAWISE, daughter of ---. “Robertus de Laceio” founded Pontefract Priory, for the soul of “Hylberti patris mei et Hawisiæ matris meæ”, by undated charter[16]. “Hilbertus de Laceio…cum Hadrude uxore mea” donated property to the Holy Trinity of the Mount, Rouen, for the souls of “…filiique mei Hugonis” who is buried there, by charter dated to [1088/94][17]. It is not known whether “Hadrude” was a mistranscription for Hawise, or whether Ilbert had two wives with these names. A manuscript history of the Lacy family records that “Ilberto de Lacy…uxor eius” was buried “ad sinistrum cornu altaris [sancti Benedicti]” (which appears from the context to refer to Pontefract Priory)[18]. The Liber Vitæ of Durham names "Ilbertus de Laceio, Hathewis sua uxor, Rodbertus et Hugo filii eorum"[19]. Ilbert & his wife had three children:

i) ROBERT de Lacy (-after 23 Nov 1102, bur Pontefract Priory). A manuscript history of the Lacy family names “Robertum Lacy” as son of “Ilberto de Lacy” and his wife “Hauisia”, adding that he founded “monasterium apud Pontefractum”, died during the reign of King William II, and was buried at Pontefract[20].

- see below.

ii) HUGH (-bur Holy Trinity of the Mount, Rouen). “Rodbertus de Laceio” confirmed the donation by “pater meus Hilbertus” to Selby Abbey, for the soul of “fratris mei Hugonis”, by undated charter[21]. “Hilbertus de Laceio…cum Hadrude uxore mea” donated property to the Holy Trinity of the Mount, Rouen, for the souls of “…filiique mei Hugonis” who is buried there, by charter dated to [1088/94][22]. The Liber Vitæ of Durham names "Ilbertus de Laceio, Hathewis sua uxor, Rodbertus et Hugo filii eorum"[23].

iii) [MATILDA . “Henricum de Laceio” founded Kirkstall Abbey, for the souls of “Ilberti avi mei et Hawis uxoris suæ…et Matildis amitæ”, by undated charter[24].]

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Hugues de Lacy's Timeline

1020
1020
Laci, Normandy, France
1040
1040
Age 20
Ambillou, Centre, France
1085
March 27, 1085
Age 65
Herefordshire, England
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