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Roger 'Helle' de Lacy, Lord Pontefract, Baron of Halton

Also Known As: "Roger 'Helle' de Lacy /Baron Halton/", "Roger /de Lacy/", "Roger FitzJohn (son of John)"
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Birthplace: Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Pontefract, Wakefield, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Stanslaw Abbey, Cheshire
Immediate Family:

Son of John FitzRichard de Lacy, Lord of Halton, Constable of Chester and Alice de Lacy
Husband of Maud "Matilda" de Lacy
Father of Daughter Of Roger de Lacy; Helen de Lacy; John de Lacy, 2nd Earl of Lincoln; Roger de Lacy, II and NN de Lacy
Brother of Henry Lacy; Robert de Lacy, [Knight] and Johanna de Brus
Half brother of Alice de Lacy, Heiress of Kippax and Helen De Merclesden

Occupation: EARL OF LINCOLN, CONSTABLE OF CHESTER, JUSTICIAR, MAGNA CARTA SURETY, Constable of Cheshire, Constable of Chester, Lord of Pontefract and Halto
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About Roger de Lacy, Lord Pontefract, Baron of Halton

Roger de Lacy (1171, Lincoln, – 1212, Pontefract) was commander at Château-Gaillard. Roger de Lacy served John of England the younger brother of Richard I of England and defended the Château against Philip II of France. Amongst his other titles, he was the 7th Baron of Halton. Roger de Lacy is buried in Stanlow Abbey.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_de_Lacy_(1170-1211)

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Roger de Lacy was formerly Roger Fitz-Eustace, Constable of Cheshire. He was the great-grandson of an aunt of Robert de Lacy. On Robert de Lacy's death in 1194 Pontefract Castle passed to Roger Fitz-Eustace on the condition that he adopted the de Lacy name. -------------------- Roger de Lacy (1170-1211)

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On Robert de Lacy's death in 1194 the castle was inherited by his aunt's great-grandson Roger Fitz-Eustace, Constable of Cheshire, on the condition that he adopted the de Lacy name.[citation needed]

He was the constable of Chester. Under the banner of Richard the Lionheart, Roger assisted at the siege of Acon, in 1192 and shared in the subsequent triumphs of that chivalrous monarch. At the accession of John, he was a person of great eminence, for we find him shortly after the coronation of that prince, deputed with the Sheriff of Northumberland, and other great men, to conduct William, King of Scotland, to Lincoln, where the English king had fixed to give him an interview; and the next year he was one of the barons present at Lincoln, when Davis, of Scotland, did homage and fealty to King John. In the time of this Roger, Ranulph, Earl of Chester, having entered Wales at the head of some forces, was compelled, by superior numbers, to shut himself up in the castle of Rothelan, where, being closely besieged by the Welsh, he sent for aid to the constable of Chester. Hugh Lupus, the 1st Earl of Chester, in his charter of foundation of the abbey of St. Werberg, at Chester, had given a privilege to the frequenters of Chester fair, "That they should not be apprehended for theft, or any other offense during the time of the fair, unless the crime was committed therein."[citation needed] This privilege made the fair, of course, the resort of thieves and vagabonds from all parts of the kingdom. Accordingly, the constable, Roger de Lacy, forthwith marched to his relief, at the head of a concourse of people, then collected at the fair of Chester, consisting of minstrels, and loose characters of all description, forming altogether so numerous a body, that the besiegers, at their approach, mistaking them for soldiers, immediately raised the siege. For this timely service, the Earl of Chester conferred upon De Lacy and his heirs, the patronage of all the minstrels in those parts, which patronage the constable transferred to his steward; and was enjoyed for many years afterwards. Roger died in 1211. Roger was succeeded by his son, John. -------------------- Roger DE LACY Constable of Chester, Lord of Pontefract and Halto (John 'de Lacy' Constable of Chester, Ancestor Lacy of Pontefract 1) was born circa 1176 in Halton Castle, Runcorn, Cheshire, England, died 1 Oct 1211 of Pontefract, West Riding, Yorkshire, England at age 35, and was buried in Stanlaw Abbey, Chestershire, England. Roger married Maud 'Matilda' DE CLARE daughter of Richard DE CLARE 3rd Earl of Hertford and Amicia FITZ ROBERT Countess of Gloucester, circa 1200. Maud was born circa 1181 in Clare, Risbridge, Suffolk, England and died about 1213 about age 32.

http://washington.ancestryregister.com/FITZ_RICHARD200006.htm#c2079

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Sir Roger de Lacy, Sheriff of Lancashire, Baron Halton, Constable of Chester & Baron of Pontefract1,2,3,4

M, #5727, b. circa 1165, d. 1 October 1211

Father John de Lacy, Constable of Chester5 b. c 1145, d. 11 Oct 1190

Mother Alice FitzRoger5 b. c 1150, d. b 1211

    Sir Roger de Lacy, Sheriff of Lancashire, Baron Halton, Constable of Chester & Baron of Pontefract married Maud de Clere; They had 2 sons (Sir John, Constable of Chester, Earl of Lincoln; & Roger) & 2 daughters ((unnamed), wife of Alan FitzRoland, Lord of Galloway; & (unnamed), wife of Geoffrey FitzRobert, Deal of Whalley). VCH Lancashire, 1.299–304 · J. C. Holt, The northerners: a study in the reign of King John, new edn (1992) · S. Painter, The reign of King John (1949) · K. Norgate, John Lackland (1902) · W. Farrer and others, eds., Early Yorkshire charters, 12 vols. (1914–65), vol. 3 · Chronica magistri Rogeri de Hovedene, ed. W. Stubbs, 4 vols., Rolls Series, 51 (1868–71) · Rogeri de Wendover liber qui dicitur flores historiarum, ed. H. G. Hewlett, 3 vols., Rolls Series, [84] (1886–9) · Pipe rolls · Paris, Chron. · Chancery records (RC) · Kirkstead cartulary, BL, Cotton MS Vespasian E.xviii · Whalley cartulary, BL, Egerton MS 3126 · Kirkstall coucher, TNA: PRO, duchy of Lancaster MS Misc. BKs 7 · Pontefract Priory cartulary, W. Yorks. AS, M. E. Wentworth papers.6,2,3 Sir Roger de Lacy, Sheriff of Lancashire, Baron Halton, Constable of Chester & Baron of Pontefract was born circa 1165 at of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.3 He died on 1 October 1211 at of Halton, Cheshire, England; Buried in Stanlaw Abbey.3

Family

Maud de Clere d. a 1238

Children (Miss) de Lacy+3,4 d. b 1209

(Miss) de Laci+

Roger de Lacy

Sir John de Lacy, Magna Carta Surety, 7th Earl of Lincoln+2,3 b. c 1192, d. 22 Jul 1240

Citations

1) [S1366] Unknown author, Some Early English Pedigrees, by Vernon M. Norr, p. 82; Magna Charta by Wurts, p. 59.

2) [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 514-515.

3) [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 463-464.

4) [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 443-445.

5) [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 462.

6) [S11639] Unknown author, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p191.htm#i5727

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Roger de Lacy, Lord Pontefract, Baron of Halton's Timeline

1170
1170
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
1170
England
1172
1172
Age 2
1192
1192
Age 22
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
1194
1194
Age 24
Lincoln, Lincoln, England
1211
October 1, 1211
Age 41
Pontefract, Wakefield, United Kingdom
1211
Age 41
Stanslaw Abbey, Cheshire
1936
May 2, 1936
Age 41
June 20, 1936
Age 41
June 20, 1936
Age 41