Gilbert de de Lacy, of Trim and Ludlow (1206 - 1230) MP

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Birthplace: Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire, England or Dublin, Ireland
Death: Died in Trim, Meath, Ireland
Occupation: BARON OF LACY (4TH)
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About Gilbert de de Lacy, of Trim and Ludlow

Gilbert de Lacy1

b. after 1200, d. 1230

Gilbert de Lacy|b. a 1200\nd. 1230|p389.htm#i8002|Walter II de Lacy, Lord Palatine of Meath|b. c 1172\nd. 1241|p392.htm#i7997|Margery de Braose|b. a 1175\nd. 19 Nov 1200|p381.htm#i7996|Hugo I. de Lacy|b. c 1148\nd. 25 Jul 1186|p377.htm#i7998|Roesia de Monemue|b. c 1150|p63.htm#i7999|William "the Ogre of Abergavenny", 4th Lord of Bramber, 5th Baron Braose|b. c 1153\nd. 9 Aug 1211|p384.htm#i6759|Maud de St. Valéry|b. c 1155\nd. 1210|p384.htm#i6760|

Father Walter II de Lacy, Lord Palatine of Meath b. circa 1172, d. 1241

Mother Margery de Braose b. after 1175, d. 19 November 1200

    Gilbert de Lacy was of Weobley and Ewyas Lacy at Herefordshire, England.2 He was born after 1200 at Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire, England. He was the son of Walter II de Lacy, Lord Palatine of Meath and Margery de Braose. Gilbert de Lacy married Isabel le Bigod, daughter of Hugh le Bigod the Surety, 3rd Earl of Norfolk and Suffolk and Maud, Countess of Norfolk, circa 1225 at Trim, County Meath, Ireland; Her 1st. Gilbert de Lacy died in 1230. D.v.p.


Isabel le Bigod b. circa 1222, d. 1239


   * Margerie de Lacie+ b. c 1229?3,2
   * Maud de Lacy+ b. b 1230, d. 11 Apr 13044


  1. [S206] With additions and corrections by Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. and assisted by David Faris Frederick Lewis Weis, Weis: AR 7th ed., 177A-8.
  2. [S1446] Douglas Richardson, "Bohun-Verdun information," e-mail to Robert Brian Stewart P. E., Thursday, March 4, 2004 6:48 PM.
  3. [S603] C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms Sir Bernard Burke, B:xP, pg. 548.
  4. [S1345] Anselme de Sainte-Marie (augustin déchaussé), Pere Anselme's Histoire, 3rd Ed., VI:697.

Hugh's great great grandfather, Walter de Lacy, had attended William the Conqueror in the invasion of England almost 120 years before. Walter's grandson, also Hugh, invaded Wales in the early years of Henry I's reign. The de Lacy's, therefore, are a prime example of a family for whom the art of war is the only legitmate pursuit of profit for anyone with noble ambitions. This was the knub of the chivalric code that emerged in the French heartland between the Somme and the Meuse from 900 onwards. It was not enough to live well. Any successful merchant or money lender might do that. One had to live nobly and one thing on which all the chroniclers are agreed is that the noble caste of knights knew how to fight.

Hugh de Lacy, however, incurred the King's wrath for in 1181 he married the King of Connacht's daughter, without Henry II's consent, and was stripped of the governorship of Dublin. Four years later, he was murdered by one, Malvo Miadaca, "a mean person", in revenge for the severity with which he treated the workman who had built his castle in Meath.

Hugh was succeeded by two sons, the eldest Walter, and Hugh. Hugh was constituted Constable of Ireland and obtained the Earldom of Ulster from King John for betraying John de Courcy, the ancestor of the present Baron Kingsale. But Hugh himself fell foul of that insacible King and was banished from the country. Walter obtained a grant of Meath and its Manors from King John.

Walter married Margaret, daughter of William de Braose, Lord of "the Kingdom of Limerick" in the reign of Henry II, 1307--1327. William had also inherited great tracts of land from his grandmother, the daughter of the Earl of Hereford. In 1209, King John sought hostages from his nobility, England having been placed under Papal interdict and the King fearing that Pope Innocent III might release the Barons of their oaths of loyality to the Crown. When John's commissioners arrived, Lady Maud peremptorily told them that she would not entrust any of her sons to a King who had murdered his own nephew, Prince Arthur of Britanny. Wereupon, the Braoses fled to Ireland. Another story has it that John punished de Braose for his cruelty in killing 3,000 Welsh. Matthew of Westminister relates another story:

The noblelady Maud, wife of William de Braose, with William, their son and heir, were miserably famished at Windsor, by the command of King John; and William, her husband, escaping from Scorham, put himself into the habit of a beggar, and privately getting beyond sea, died soon after at Paris.

Maud and William are said to have starved to death by the King at Windsor. Walter's brother, Gilbert de Lacy, succeded him in the great Irish seitgnory.


Sir Walter de Lacy [g], Lord of Meath and Weobley, b abt 1172, of Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire, England, d 1241. He md Margaret/Margery de Braose abt Nov 1195, daughter of William de Braose, Lord of Bramber, Briouze, Brecon, Over-Gwent, and Maud de St. Valery.

Children of Walter de Lacy and Margaret de Braose were:

Gilbert de Lacy b abt 1196.

Petronilla de Lacy b abt 1198, Meath, Ireland, d aft 25 Nov 1288. She md Sir Ralph VI de Toeni, Lord of Flamstead, Nov 1234, son of Sir Roger IV de Toeni, Lord of Flamstead, Knight, and Constance de Beaumont.

Egidia de Lacy b abt 1208, prob Meath, Ireland. She md Sir Richard de Burgh, Lord of Connacht, Lord Lieut. of Ireland, "the Great", 21 Apr 1225, Antrim, Ireland, son of Sir William de Burgh, Lord of Connacht, and Daughter O'Brien.

Gilbert de Lacy b abt 1196, of Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire, England, d 1230. He md Isabel Bigod abt 1225, prob Norfolk, England, daughter of Sir Hugh Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, Magna Charta Surety, and Maud Marshal.

Children of Gilbert de Lacy and Isabel Bigod were:

Maud de Lacy b abt 1228, Herefordshire, England, d 11 Apr 1304, Meath, Ireland. She md Sir Geoffrey de Geneville, Lord Geneville, Justiciar of Ireland, abt 1244, Meath, Ireland, son of Simon de Joinville, Seneschal of Champagne, and Beatrix of Burgundy.

Margaret de Lacy b abt 1230, Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire, England, d 1256. She md Sir John de Verdun, Lord of Westmeath, bef 14 May 1244, son of Theobald le Boteler and Rohese de Verdun.

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Gilbert de de Lacy, of Trim and Ludlow's Timeline

November 1, 1206
Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire, England or Dublin, Ireland
Age 18
Norfolk, England
Age 21
Age 22
Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire, England
August 12, 1230
Age 23
Trim, Meath, Ireland
Age 23
Dublin, Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland
Age 23
Llanthony Priory, Wales
Age 23
Shere, Surrey, , England
Age 23
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
April 19, 1935
Age 23