Alice "Maud" de Lacy

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Alice "Maud" de Lacy

Birthplace: England
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Roger de Lacy, Lord Pontefract, Baron of Halton and Maud "Matilda" de Clere
Wife of Geoffrey de Whalley
Mother of Geoffrey Towneley, Whalley; Richard Towneley; Michael de la Legh and Roger de Whalley
Sister of Helen de Lacy; John de Lacy, 2nd Earl of Lincoln, Magna Carta Surety and Roger de Lacy, II

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About Alice "Maud" de Lacy

Alice de Lacy

  • Parents: Roger de Lacy, Maud de Lacy (born de Clere)
  • Husband: Geoffrey de Whalley
  • Children: Geoffrey de Whalley, Richard de Towneley, Roger de Whalley

From The history of the De Towneley Family of Towneley Hall in Lancashire.

Sources: History of Whalley, History of Burnley, Visitations, Pedigree, British Archives, and Manuscripts of Christopher Towneley.

Generation 1.

Galfridus of Whalley.

By the 13th century, the Honor of Clitheroe had been divided up into five manors. About this time, Galfridus married Alice de Lacy, daughter of the Norman Lord Roger de Lacy of Clitheroe and Pontefract, the Constable of Chester Lord de Lacy gave part of the vill of Burnley, in the Manor of Ightenhill of the Honour of Clitheroe, to Dean Galfridus, namely "two oxgangs of land in Tunleia (the field belonging to the town) with their appurtenances and permission to build his home there when he pleased and the right to pasture cattle on Burnley Commons." (V.C.H., VI, p. 457) The word "oxgang" and the right of common pasture shows there were villeins living in a hamlet which formed part of the vill of Burnley, so Galfridus had the right to demand services from tenants. Like the colonists in Pennsylvania and New England, these tenants scraped a living from vegetables in their gardens, crops grown in a town field, and cattle kept on common land. When they built their wood huts at the end of their lots in a group with the land they leased fanning out around them, the huts created a hamlet. Close by in the vill of Burnley were several other hamlets, named Westgate, Coal Clough, Fulledge, Burnley Wood and Healey.


Traditionally said to have been named "Maud" (Traditions of Lancashire ..., By John Roby, p. 57)

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Alice "Maud" de Lacy's Timeline

Age 39
Age 39
Lancashire, England
January 8, 1215
Age 39
Burnley, Lancashire County, England
Age 39