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

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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
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Son of John FitzRichard de Lacy, Constable of Chester, Baron of Halton; <private> FitzEustace; Alice de Mandeville and <private> de Mandeville
Husband of Maud de Lacy and <private> de Clere
Father of Daughter Of Roger de Lacy; John de Lacy, Earl of Lincoln, Surety of Magna Carta; Roger de Lacy, II; Unknown and <private> de Lacy
Brother of Helen de Lacy; Henry Lacy; Robert de Lacy, [Knight] and Johanna de Brus
Half brother of Alice de Lacy, Heiress of Kippax

Occupation: EARL OF LINCOLN, CONSTABLE OF CHESTER, JUSTICIAR, MAGNA CARTA SURETY, Constable of Cheshire
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About Roger 'Helle' 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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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.

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

1170
1170
England
1171
1171
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
1192
1192
Age 21
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
1194
1194
Age 23
Lincoln, Lincoln, England
1211
1211
Age 40
Pontefract, Wakefield, United Kingdom
1211
Age 40
Stanslaw Abbey, Cheshire
1936
May 2, 1936
Age 40
June 20, 1936
Age 40
June 20, 1936
Age 40