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Nicholas de Segrave, 1st Baron Segrave

Also Known As: "Nicholas de Seagrave"
Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Seagrave, Leicestershire, England
Death: November 12, 1295 (56-64)
Chaucombe, Northamptonshire, , England
Place of Burial: Chacombe Priory, Chacombe, Northamptonshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Gilbert de Segrave and Amabilia de Chaucombe
Husband of Matilda "Maud" de Segrave
Father of John de Segrave, 2nd Baron Segrave; Nicholas de Segrave, 1st Baron Segrave of Barton and Stowe and Eleanor La Zouche, Baroness of Ashby
Brother of Alice de Segrave and Margaret de Vere
Half brother of John de Somery; Roger de Somery, III; Cecilia de Aylesbury and Katherine Seymour

Occupation: Baron, Barony of Segrave
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Nicholas de Segrave, 1st Baron Segrave

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Nicholas de Segrave, 1st Baron Segrave From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Nicholas de Segrave (or Seagrave), 1st Baron Segrave (c. 1238 - 1295) was an English baronial leader. Nicholas was grandson of Stephen de Segrave.[2]

Segrave was one of the most prominent baronial leaders during the reign of King Henry III. In 1295 he was summoned to Parliament as Baron Segrave (some sources claim that he was summoned already in 1283). He died by 12 November of the same year and was succeeded in the barony by his son John.

Marriage and issue

By his wife Matilda (Maud) de Lucy, daughter of Sir Thomas de Lucy of Copeland and Isabel de Bolteby, daughter of Adam Nicholas de Bolteby. Nicholas and Matilda had;

  • John Segrave, 2nd Baron Segrave, married Catherine de Plessy and had descendants
  • Simon Segrave
  • Gilbert Segrave, Bishop of London
  • Eleanor, married to Alan la Zouche, 1st Baron la Zouche of Ashby and had descendants.
  • Nicholas Seagrave, was a soldier and administrator, and lord of Stowe in Northamptonshire. From 1308 to 1316 he was Lord Marshal of England. He died in 1321.[3]
  • Henry Segrave
  • Geoffrey Segrave

Peerage of England Preceded by New Creation Baron Segrave 1295 Succeeded by John de Segrave


  1. ^ Some Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. Joseph Foster. 1902. (p.115)
  2. ^ Stourton, A.J. (1876) 5 papers relating to ... Mowbray and Segrave Oxford University pg 17 (via Google)
  3. ^ J. S. Hamilton, Nicholas Seagrave, Oxford Online Dictionary of National Biography, 2004

Further reading

  • Helen M. Jewell, Nicholas of Seagrave, first Lord Seagrave, Oxford Online Dictionary of National Biography, 2004
  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.


Died between July 1295 and 12 November 1295


IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0 Continental Europe


Nicholas Baron De Segrave Pedigree Male


Birth:  About 1238   Seagrave, Leicester, England  
Death:  Before 12 NOV 1295   
Burial:     Chacombe Priory, Chacombe, Northampton, England   



 Father:  Gilbert De Segrave  Family 
 Mother:  Amabilde De Chaucombe   

Nicholas, 1st Lord Segrave, married Maud Lucy before 1256.

Nicholas attended King Henry III into France but soon espoused the cause of the Barons in 1258/59. He was among those who appeared openly in arms against the King, and he fortified Northampton, for which his own lands were seized by the crown, in 1262/63.

He was Knighted on 1 August 1263.

Nicholas fled, on the fall of Northampton to the royalists, to London, where the citizens having raised a huge army, they made him a general, marching alongside Gilbert de Clare and Henry de Hastings.

On 24 December 1264 he was summoned to the Earl of Leicester's Parliament by writ directed "Nicholao de Segrave." Nicholas was wounded in the Battle of Evesham, Worcestershire, where Simon de Montfort was defeated (and beheaded). Nicholas was taken prisoner.

He was admitted to the benefit of the Dictum of Kenilworth and obtained a full pardon, with restoration of his lands, which had been seized, after 1265

Nicholas attended Prince Edward (soon to be King Edward I) to the Holy Land in 1270.

He attended King Edward I in a campaign against the Welsh, and he was subsequently employed in Scotland and Ireland, in 1275/76.

Nicholas died between July 1295 and 12 November 1295 in England.

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Seagrave, Leicestershire, England
Age 21
Seagrave, Leicestershire, England
Age 25
Barton Seagrave, Northamptonshire, England
Age 31
Seagrave Castle, Seagrave, Leicestershire, England
November 12, 1295
Age 60
Chaucombe, Northamptonshire, , England
September 23, 1992
Age 60
September 23, 1992
Age 60
October 1, 1992
Age 60