Richard Fitz Richard de Latham (1188 - 1250) MP

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Birthplace: Londonderry, England
Death: Died in Lancastershire, England
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About Richard Fitz Richard de Latham

Sir Richard was never married, and it was rumored that he much preferred male companionship. He was known to have entertained many male companions at his manor house. It is agreed by most historians that Sir Richard was killed in a fire that was deliberately set by his serfs who were tired of his continued abuse of his powers to order that their handsomest sons entertain him and his male companions. Richard was not buried in the Chapelry Of Lathom's graveyard but rather was buried in an unmarked grave to keep his former serfs from doing further harm to his already burnt body.1

From Miscellanea Palatina, 1850:

Richard Fitz-Richard, son and heir, had written to the sheriff of Lancashire, 27 January, 1221, 5 Hen. iij, stating that he had fined in C^-, as son of Richard Fitz-Robert, for relief of iij carucates of land in Ladhun', which he ought to hold hereditarily in capite from the king, and had done homage and fealty, and directing giving of seisin.'

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Richard de Latham's Timeline

December 23, 1188
Londonderry, England
Age 31
Age 33
Age 35
Age 37
Age 39
June, 1240
Age 51
December 12, 1250
Age 61
Lancastershire, England
December 14, 1250
Age 61
Chapelry of Lathom, Lancastershire, England