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Gilbert de de Lacy, of Trim and Ludlow

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire, England or Dublin, Ireland
Death: Died in Trim, Meath, Ireland
Place of Burial: Llanthony Priory, Wales
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter de Lacy, Lord of Meath and Margaret de Braose, Lady of Trim
Husband of Isabel Fitzgeoffrey
Father of Margaret de Lacy, Lady of Dulek; Maud de Lacy, Baroness Geneville; Eileen Fitzjohn; Matilda de Segrave and Walter de Lacy
Brother of Petronilla - Pernel de Lacy; Katherine de Lacy; Egidia de Lacy, Lady of Connacht and Petronilla (Pernel) de Toeni

Occupation: BARON OF LACY (4TH)
Managed by: Noah Gregory Tutak
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About Gilbert de de Lacy, of Trim and Ludlow

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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.

Family

Isabel le Bigod b. circa 1222, d. 1239

Children

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

Citations

  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.

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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.

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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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1. GILBERT de Lacy of Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire (-[12 Aug/25 Dec] 1230, bur Lanton, Wales). The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire records that "Gilbertus de Lacy" had a son "Hugonem" who had "filium Walterum", who in turn had "filium Gilbertum de Lacy"[888]. A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names “Gilbertus de Lacy” as son of “Walterus de Lacy” and his wife[889]. An undated charter of Henry III King of England confirmed a donation by ”Walterus de Lacy” to the Hospital of Ludlow, Shropshire, for the souls of “Margeriæ uxoris meæ…Gilberti de Lacy filii mei”[890]. The Annals of Tewkesbury record the death in 1230 of “Gilebertus de Lacy filius et hæres Walteri de Lacy” and his burial “apud Lantone in Wallia”[891]. The Annals of Worcester record the death in 1230 of “Gilbertus de Lacy”[892]. m as her first husband, ISABEL, daughter of [HUGH Bigod Earl of Norfolk & his wife Maud Marshal of Pembroke] ([after 1207]-). The sources which report the parentage of the wife of Gilbert de Lacy are conflicting. A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey records that “Gilbertus de Lacy” married “Isabellæ Mareschal”[893], presumably confusing her with Isabel daughter of William Marshal Earl of Pembroke who married firstly Gilbert de Clare Earl of Gloucester and Hereford and secondly Richard Earl of Cornwall. The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire names "Isabella soror Johannis" as daughter of ”Rogerus sive Radulphus Bigod, secundus filius Hugonis le Bigod com. Norfolke et Suffolke…” and his wife “Bertam de Fornivale”, adding that she married firstly "Gilberto de Lacy" and secondly "Johanni Fitz-Geffrey"[894]. This must also be incorrect, as any children of Ralph Bigod could not have been born before the late 1220s at the earliest, which is inconsistent with the timing of Isabel´s first marriage. If Isabel was a member of the Bigod family, she must have been the daughter of Hugh and Maud Marshal of Pembroke. This is the solution adopted by the Complete Peerage[895], although the primary source on which this is based has not yet been identified. She married secondly Sir John FitzGeoffrey. Gilbert & his wife had three children:

a) WALTER de Lacy (-[15 May 1238/1241]). The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire names "Walterus de Lacy" as the son "Gilberto de Lacy" and his wife, adding that he died young[896]. His paternal grandfather recognised Walter as his heir 15 May 1238[897].

b) MARGERY de Lacy (-before 1256). The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire names "Margeria et Matilda" as the daughters and co-heiresses of "Gilberto de Lacy" and his wife, adding that Margery married "Johanni de Verdon" (and lists three generations of their descendants)[898]. A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names “Margeria, uxor Johannis de Verdon” as daughter and heiress of “Gilbertus de Lacy”, son of “Walterus de Lacy”, and also lists their descendants[899]. A charter dated 14 May 1244 restored to "John de Verdun and Margaret his wife, granddaughter and one of the heirs of Walter de Lascy, and to Peter de Geneve and Matilda his wife, granddaughter and another of Walter´s heirs, all the lands in Meath whereof Walter was seised at his death"[900]. m (before 14 May 1244) as his first wife, JOHN de Verdun, son of THEOBALD Butler [Le Botiller] & his second wife Rohese de Verdun of Alton, Staffordshire ([1226]-before 17 Oct 1274).

c) MATILDA de Lacy (-11 Apr 1304). The Chronicle of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire names "Margeria et Matilda" as the daughters and co-heiresses of "Gilberto de Lacy" and his wife, adding that Matilda married "Gaufrido de Genyvile" (and naming her son and grandchildren)[901]. A manuscript which narrates the descents of the founders of Lanthony Abbey names “Matildis” as second daughter and heiress of “Gilbertus de Lacy”, son of “Walterus de Lacy”, adding that she married “Galfridi de Geneville”, and also lists their descendants[902]. A charter dated 19 Feb 1244 relates to the inheritance of "W. de Lacy in…comitatu [Hereford]" by "Matillidi uxori Petri de Geneva, neptem et unicam heredem predicti Waltheri" and "sorori ipsius Matillidis"[903]. A charter dated 14 May 1244 restored to "John de Verdun and Margaret his wife, granddaughter and one of the heirs of Walter de Lascy, and to Peter de Geneve and Matilda his wife, granddaughter and another of Walter´s heirs, all the lands in Meath whereof Walter was seised at his death"[904]. Her first marriage is confirmed by Matthew of Paris who names "Matildam elegantem filiam Walteri de Lasey in Hybernia" as wife of "Petrus de Geneure natione Provincialis…" when recording her husband's death in 1249[905]. Henry III King of England granted "Geoffroy de Joinville et Mahaut de Lacy sa femme" rights in the land of Meath held by "Gautier de Lacy, grand-père de Mahaut" by charter dated 8 Aug 1252[906]. “Gaufridus de Genvyle dominus de Vaucolour miles et Matildis de Lacy filia Gileberti Lacy uxor eius” donated property to Dore Abbey by undated charter, witnessed by “Johanne de Vaucolour milite…”[907]. m firstly (before 19 Feb 1244) PIERRE de Genève, son of HUMBERT Comte de Genève & his wife --- (-1249). m secondly (1252 before 8 Aug) GEOFFROY de Joinville Seigneur de Vaucouleurs, son of SIMON Seigneur de Joinville & his second wife Beatrix d'Auxonne [Bourgogne-Comté] (-Trim 21 Oct 1314).

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

1206
November 1, 1206
Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire, England or Dublin, Ireland
1225
1225
Age 18
Norfolk, England
1228
1228
Age 21
1229
1229
Age 22
Ewyas Lacy, Herefordshire, England
1230
August 12, 1230
Age 23
Trim, Meath, Ireland
1230
Age 23
Dublin, Dublin City, Dublin, Ireland
1230
Age 23
Llanthony Priory, Wales
1232
1232
Age 23
Shere, Surrey, , England
1234
1234
Age 23
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
1935
April 19, 1935
Age 23