Eustace de Vesci, Surety of the Magna Carta (c.1169 - c.1216) MP

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Nicknames: "warine", "William"
Birthplace: Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England
Death: Died in Shot through the head by an arrow while besieging Barnard Castle, Durham, England
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About Eustace de Vesci, Surety of the Magna Carta

Eustace de Vescy (Vesci)

Born: 1169-1171

Died: August 1216

Father: William de Vescy

Wife: Burga de Stuteville

Spouse: Margaret of Scotland

Issue: William de Vescy

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EUSTACE de Vescy, son of WILLIAM de Vescy & his wife Burga de Stuteville ([1169/71]-killed Barnard´s Castle Aug 1216). A manuscript concerning the founders of Watton priory names “Eustachium de Vescy” as son of “Willielmum”, son of “Eustachius filius Johannis”, and his wife. An undated charter relating to Alnwick Abbey, Northumberland names ”Eustachium de Vescy, Matildam et Ceceliam” as the children of “Willielmus de Vescy senior” and his wife “sororem domini Roberti de Stutevill, domini de Cnarsburg, nomine Burgam”. The Red Book of the Exchequer, listing scutage payments in [1190/91], records "Eustachius de Vescy" paying "xii l iii s iv d" in Yorkshire. The Red Book of the Exchequer records "Eustachius de Vescy" holding "baroniam de Alnewike" with 12 knights´ fees in Northumberland in [1210/12]. The Testa de Nevill includes a writ of King John dated 1212 which records "Eustachius de Vesci" holding "baroniam de Alnewye…et molendinum de Warnet" in Northumberland which had been granted by King Henry I to "Eustachio filio Johannis antecessori ipsius Eustachii". Suspected of treason against John King of England, he fled to Scotland in 1212, was outlawed in England and his property seized. The Annals of Worcester record that “Eustachius de Vesci” fled to Scotland in 1212. After being invited back to England after King John submitted to the Pope, Eustace was restored. He was, however, among the leaders of the barons who required the king to sign Magna Carta. He was marching from the north with Alexander II King of Scotland to do homage to Louis de France at Dover when he was killed during the siege of Barnard Castle.

m (Roxburgh 1193) MARGARET, illegitimate daughter of WILLIAM “the Lion” King of Scotland & his mistress --- de Hythus (-after 13 Nov 1218). The Chronicle of Melrose records the marriage in 1193 of "William king of the Scots…his daughter Margaret" and "Eustace de Vesci" at "Rokesburch". A manuscript concerning the founders of Watton priory records that “Eustachium de Vescy” married “Margeria filia Will regis Scotiæ”, and his wife. "Margarita de Vescy filia regis Scottis" donated revenue to Kelso monastery by charter dated to [1207] witnessed by "…Dno Eustachio de Vescy dno meo…". "Willelmus de Vesci" confirmed the donation of property "in territorio de Lillecliue" made to Melrose abbey by "Margerie matris mee" by undated charter. Henry III King of England granted custody of "Willelmum filium et heredum Eustachii de Vescy" to "Margarete que fuit uxor Eustachii de Vescy" dated 4 Apr 1218. Probably living 1226.

Eustace & his wife had two children: William de Vescy and William de Vescy.

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Eustace de Vesci (1169–1216) was an English lord of Alnwick Castle, and a Magna Carta surety.

His parents were William de Vescy and Burga de Stuteville, daughter of Robert III de Stuteville. He paid his relief on coming of age in 2 Richard I (1191–92). He was with the king Richard I of England in Palestine in 1195. On 13 August 1199 he appeared as one of the guarantors of the treaty between the new king John of England and Renaud I, Count of Dammartin, and in the same year, probably later, he was sent to William the Lion of Scotland to promise him satisfaction of his rights in England, and witnessed his homage on 22 November 1200.

He witnessed charters frequently in the early years of John's reign, in 1209 was one of the guardians of the bishopric of Durham, and on 10 April of the same year he was sent to meet William The Lion on his visit to England. He was serving the king in Ireland from June to August 1210. Accused of conspiring against John in 1212, he fled to Scotland. A tale of John's attempted seduction of his wife, and the trick played on him, first appears in Walter of Hemingburgh and bears a close resemblance to a classical model.

His lands were seized, but after John's submission to the pope he was forced to invite Vescy back (27 May 1213), though orders were sent on the same day to Philip de Ulecot to cripple him by destroying his castle of Alnwick. On 18 July 1213 he was one of the recipients of John's pledge to abide by the decision of the pope concerning the things about which he had been excommunicated. On 5 November 1214 Pope Innocent III warned him not to trouble the king.

He was a leader in the First Barons' War, in 1215 marching south against king John of with Robert fitz Walter He was prominent among the barons who wrung the Magna Carta from John, and was one of the twenty-five appointed to see it carried out. He was excommunicated by name with others of the barons in 1216. He supported in the confused situation ensuing Louis, the French dauphin, who was claiming the English throne. He was killed at a siege of Barnard Castle; while he accompanied Alexander II of Scotland on his way to do homage to Louis of France, on the way they laid siege to Barnard Castle, belonging to Hugh de Balliol, and, approaching too near, Vescy was shot through the head by an arrow.

His lands were confiscated and given to Simon de Champ Rémy, Philip de Ulecot, and William de Harcourt.

He married Margaret, illegitimate daughter of William the Lion and half-sister of Alexander II of Scotland by a daughter of Adam de Hythus.. They left a son William (died 1253), who was father of John de Vescy and of William de Vescy. The latter was one of the Competitors for the Crown of Scotland in 1291.

Eustace has no known descendants past the fourth generation. -------------------- Early lifeHis parents were William de Vescy and Burga de Stuteville, daughter of Robert III de Stuteville. He paid his relief on coming of age in 2 Richard I (1191–92). He was with the king Richard I of England in Palestine in 1195. On 13 August 1199 he appeared as one of the guarantors of the treaty between the new king John of England and Renaud I, Count of Dammartin, and in the same year, probably later, he was sent to William the Lion of Scotland to promise him satisfaction of his rights in England, and witnessed his homage on 22 November 1200.

He witnessed charters frequently in the early years of John's reign, in 1209 was one of the guardians of the bishopric of Durham, and on 10 April of the same year he was sent to meet William The Lion on his visit to England. He was serving the king in Ireland from June to August 1210. Accused of conspiring against John in 1212, he fled to Scotland. A tale of John's attempted seduction of his wife, and the trick played on him, first appears in Walter of Hemingburgh and bears a close resemblance to a classical model.

His lands were seized, but after John's submission to the pope he was forced to invite Vescy back (27 May 1213), though orders were sent on the same day to Philip de Ulecot to cripple him by destroying his castle of Alnwick. On 18 July 1213 he was one of the recipients of John's pledge to abide by the decision of the pope concerning the things about which he had been excommunicated. On 5 November 1214 Pope Innocent III warned him not to trouble the king.

The Barons' RevoltHe was a leader in the First Barons' War, in 1215 marching south against king John of with Robert fitz Walter[2] He was prominent among the barons who wrung the Magna Carta from John, and was one of the twenty-five appointed to see it carried out. He was excommunicated by name with others of the barons in 1216. He supported in the confused situation ensuing Louis, the French dauphin, who was claiming the English throne.[3] He was killed at a siege of Barnard Castle; while he accompanied Alexander II of Scotland on his way to do homage to Louis of France, on the way they laid siege to Barnard Castle, belonging to Hugh de Balliol, and, approaching too near, Vescy was shot through the head by an arrow.

His lands were confiscated and given to Simon de Champ Rémy, Philip de Ulecot, and William de Harcourt.

FamilyHe married Margaret, illegitimate daughter of William the Lion and half-sister of Alexander II of Scotland[4] by a daughter of Adam de Hythus.[5] They left a son William (died 1253), who was father of John de Vescy and of William de Vescy. The latter was one of the Competitors for the Crown of Scotland in 1291.[6][7]

Eustace has no known descendants past the fourth generation.[8]

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Eustace de Vesci, Surety of the Magna Carta's Timeline

1169
1169
Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England
1193
1193
Age 24
England or Scotland
1200
1200
Age 31
Castle Knaresborough, West Riding, Yorkshire, England
1205
May 16, 1205
Age 36
Alnwick, Northumberland, , England
1216
1216
Age 47
Shot through the head by an arrow while besieging Barnard Castle, Durham, England
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