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Alan . la Zouche, I, Sir Knight

Also Known As: "Governor of Northampton", "Sir Knight"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ashby-de-la-Zouche, Leichestershire, England
Death: Died in Winchester, Hampshire, England
Place of Burial: Of North Molton, Devon, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger la Zouche, Sheriff of Devon and Margaret Annora la Zouche (Bisset)
Husband of Unknown Mistress . NOT Helen de Quincy and Helen Ela de Quincy, of Winchester
Father of Eudo la Zouche; Helene la Zouche, Rohan-Porhoet; Roger la Zouche, Lord of Ashby; Oliver la Zouche, of Southoe & Eynesbury; Margaret La Zouche and 3 others
Brother of Loretta (Lora) la Zouche; Alice la Zouche and Eudo la Zouche
Half brother of William la Zouche and William De Ashby

Occupation: Lord Zouche of Ashby, Constable of Tower of London, knight and baron of Ashby; Knight, Constable of the Tower of London, Sir Knight, Lord of Ashby, Baron of Ashby/Sheriff of Northamptonshire/Constable of the Tower of London, Sheriff/Constable, Jurist
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About Sir Alan la Zouche, I

Alan La ZOUCHE (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1203, Ashby, Leicestershire, England

Died: 10 Aug 1270

Notes: in the 26th year of Henry III, had a military summons to attend the King into France, and in ten years afterwards had the whole county of Chester, and all North Wales placed under his government. In the 45th year of the same reign he obtained a charter for a weekly market at Ashby-La -Zouche, in Leicestershire, and for two fairs in the year at Swavesey. ABT the same time he was constituted warden of all the King's forests south of Trent, as also Sheriff of Northamptonshire. In the 46th year of Henry III, he was made Justice Itinerant for the cos. of Southampton, Buckingham, and Northampton; and upon the arbitration made by Louis, King of France, between Henry III and the barons, he was one of the sureties on the behalf of the King. In three years afterwards he was constituted Constable of the Tower of London, and Governor of the castle at Northampton. He was violently assaulted in Westminster Hall, in 1268, by John, Earl of Warren and Surrey, upon occasion of a dispute between them regarding some landed property, and with his son, Roger, who happened to be with him, severely wounded.

Alan was justice of Chester and justice of Ireland under Henry III of England. He was loyal to the king during the struggle with the barons, fought at the Battle of Lewes and helped to arrange the peace of Kenilworth. As the result of a quarrel over some lands with John de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey, he was seriously injured in Westminster Hall by the earl and his retainers, and died on August 10, 1270.

-------------------- in the 26th year of King Henry III., had a military summons to attend the king into France, and in ten years afterwards had the whole county of Chester, and all North Wales placed under his government. In the 45th year of the same reign he obtained a charter for a weekly market at Ashby-la -Zouche, in Leicestershire, and for two fairs in the year at Swavesey. About the same time he was constituted warden of all the king's forests south of Trent, as also Sheriff of Northamptonshire. In the 46th year of King Henry III., he was made Justice Itinerant for the cos. of Southampton, Buckingham, and Northampton; and upon the arbitration made by Louis, King of France, between Henry III. and the barons, he was one of the sureties on the behalf of the king. In three years afterwards he was constituted Constable of the Tower of London, and Governor of the castle at Northampton. He was violently assaulted in Westminster Hall, in 1268, by John, Earl of Warren and Surrey, upon occasion of a dispute between them regarding some landed property, and with his son, Roger, who happened to be with him, severely wounded. -------------------- Northamptonshire Sheriff & Constable of the Tower of London. Also, of North Molton, Devonshire, England. -------------------- http://gen.culpepper.com/ss/p37471.htm

In the 26th year of King Henry III., Baron La Zouche had a military summons to attend the king into France, and in ten years afterwards had the whole county of Chester, and all North Wales placed under his government. In the 45th year of the same reign he obtained a charter for a weekly market at Ashby-la -Zouche, in Leicestershire, and for two fairs in the year at Swavesey. About the same time he was constituted warden of all the king's forests south of Trent, as also Sheriff of Northamptonshire. In the 46th year of King Henry III., he was made Justice Itinerant for the counties. of Southampton, Buckingham, and Northampton; and upon the arbitration made by Louis, King of France, between Henry III. and the barons, he was one of the sureties on the behalf of the king.

In three years afterwards he was constituted Constable of the Tower of London, and Governor of the castle at Northampton. He was violently assaulted in Westminster Hall, in 1268, by John, Earl of Warren and Surrey, upon occasion of a dispute between them regarding some landed property, and with his son, Roger, who happened to be with him, severely wounded.

The site originated as a Norman fortified manor house in the 12th century founded by Alain de Parrhoet, la Zouch, out of Breton, France. During the next three centuries it was extended by his descendants, but when the Zouch succession line ended in the 14th Century, the castle changed ownership many times. In 1461, the castle reverted to the Crown after the then owner James Butler, the 5th Earl of Ormonde, was executed after the Battle of Towton.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashby_de_la_Zouch_Castle

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Sir Alan la Zouche, I's Timeline

1203
1203
Ashby-de-la-Zouche, Leichestershire, England
1203
North Molton, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom
1242
1242
Age 39
Winchester, Hampshire, England
1242
Age 39
Lubbesthorpe Manor, Leicestershire, England
1242
Age 39
Winchester, Hampshire, UK
1244
1244
Age 41
Leicestershire, England
1250
1250
Age 47
Of,Ashby,Leicestershire,England
1251
1251
Age 48
Clavering,,Essex,England
1252
1252
Age 49
Of, Ashby, Leicestershire, England
1253
1253
Age 50
Ashby, Leicestershire, England