Richard de Lathom

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Richard fitz Richard

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: England, United Kingdom
Death: December 1250 (62)
Lancastershire, England
Place of Burial: Chapelry of Lathom, Lancastershire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Richard de Lathom and Alice Nelson
Husband of Joan Latham
Father of <private> Latham
Brother of Sir Robert de Lathom, Lord of Lathom

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About Richard de Lathom

Sir Richard was never married, and it was rumored that he much preferred male companionship. He was known to have entertained many male companions at his manor house. It is agreed by most historians that Sir Richard was killed in a fire that was deliberately set by his serfs who were tired of his continued abuse of his powers to order that their handsomest sons entertain him and his male companions. Richard was not buried in the Chapelry Of Lathom's graveyard but rather was buried in an unmarked grave to keep his former serfs from doing further harm to his already burnt body.1

From Miscellanea Palatina, 1850:

Richard Fitz-Richard, son and heir, had written to the sheriff of Lancashire, 27 January, 1221, 5 Hen. iij, stating that he had fined in C^-, as son of Richard Fitz-Robert, for relief of iij carucates of land in Ladhun', which he ought to hold hereditarily in capite from the king, and had done homage and fealty, and directing giving of seisin.'

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Richard de Lathom's Timeline

December 1188
England, United Kingdom
December 14, 1250
Age 62
Chapelry of Lathom, Lancastershire, England
December 1250
Age 62
Lancastershire, England