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Richard de Lucy

Also Known As: "Loyal de Lucy", "Richard de Lucie", "Lord Gouviz and Baron Cretot", "High Sheriff of Essex", "Governor of Falaise", "de Lucie; High Sheriff of Essex; Governor of Falaise"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Luce, Normandy, France
Death: July 14, 1179 (86-94)
Erith, Priory Lesnes Abbey, Kent, England
Place of Burial: Kent, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Adrian de Lucy and Aveline de Lucy
Husband of Rohaise of Boulogne
Father of Godfrey de Luci, Bishop of Winchester; Aveline de Montfichet; William de Lucy; Alice de Lucy; Maud (Matilda) de Lucy and 1 other
Brother of Emma Maunsell; Lucy de Lucy; Walter de Lucy, 5th Abbott of Battle; Robert de Lucy and Reginald de Lucy

Occupation: Justiciar of King Henry II., Justiciar of England, Sheriff of Essex, Chief Justiciar of England, Cheif Justice of England of chipping ongar, Justiciar of England/Knight, Sheriff of the County of Essex, then he was made Chief Justiciar of England, Knight
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About Richard de Lucy "The Loyal" , Justiciar of England

http://www.1066.co.nz/library/battle_abbey_roll2/subchap127.htm

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_de_Luci

More About RICHARD DE LUCY:

Fact 1: February 1130/31, Henry I in charter for Séez Catherdral mentions Richard de Lucy and his mother Aveline, the neice and heiress of William Goth.

Fact 2: 1 October 1138, Recorded as Constable of Falaise, Normandy - which he held stoutly against an 18 day seige by Geoffrey, Earl of Anjou, resulting in the Lordship of Dice, Norfolk from Henry I.

Fact 3: 1140, Recalled to England and replaced by Robert Marmion as Castellan of Falaise

Fact 4: had at least 2 sons (Godfrey & Geoffrey - a Herbert who died without issue is also mentioned) & 4 daughters. His brother Walter de Lucy was Abbot of Battle Abbey and his second son Godfrey de Lucy, became Bishop of Winchester.

Fact 5: 1153, Constable of the Tower of London

Fact 6: Bet. 1153 - 1154, He built his castle at Ongar, Essex, the land recorded in Doomsday as originally given to Count Eustace de Boulogne. Granted Chipping Ongar, Essex by William, son of King Stephen and his wife, Maud of Boulogne. He later became the Sheriff of both Essex and Hertfordshire in 1156.

Fact 7: 1166, Excommunicated by Becket: 1166 & 1169.

Fact 8: Richard's English inheritance included Diss & Stowe in E.Anglia, Newington in Kent & Chipping Ongar, Essex

Fact 9: Richard de Lucy also recorded as Lord of Gouviz & Baron of Cretot

Fact 10: 11 June 1178, Richard de Lucy laid his foundation stone at Lesnes Abbey

Fact 11: 1162, appointed Lord Justiciary of England, the highest post of honour that could be held by a subject and in 1173 constituted Lieutenant of England.

Notes for ROESIA OR ROHAISE OR ROYSIA OF BOULOGNE:

Queen Maud, wife of King Stephen of England, was the heiress of the Boulogne family and therefore was closely related to Sir Richard Lucy's wife (providing the gift of Chipping Ongar).

More About RICHARD DE LUCY and ROESIA or ROYSIA:

Marriage: Abt. 1109, possibly at Thorney Green, Suffolk, England

Children of RICHARD DE LUCY and ROESIA or ROYSIA are:

i. AVELINE3 DE LUCY, b. Abt. 1114, Lucé, Near Maine, Normandy, France.

ii. DIONISIA DE LUCY, b. Abt. 1118, Lucé, Near Maine, Normandy, France; m. ARNOLD MOUNTENAY, France.

iii. GEOFFREY DE LUCY, b. Abt. 1118, Ongar, Essex, England; d. Bet. 1170 - 1173.

iv. WALTER DE LUCY, b. Abt. 1123, Lucé, Near Maine, Normandy, France.

v. GODFREY DE LUCY, b. Abt. 1124, Lucé, Near Maine, Normandy, France; d. 11 September 1204, Buried: Outside Winchester lady-chapel which he commissioned..

8. vi. SIR. WILLIAM DE LUCY, b. Abt. 1126, Diss, Norfolk, England.

vii. ALICE DE LUCY, b. Abt. 1129, Lucé, Near Maine, Normandy, France; d. England.

viii. MATILDA DE LUCY, b. Abt. 1136, Diss, Norfolk, England; d. Abt. 1200.
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Sir Richard de LUCY Kt. Justiciar of England (1098-1179) [Pedigree]

Son of Adrian LUCY and Avelina

      REF AR7. Justiciar of King Henry II.
   b. ABT 1098
   r. Chipping Ongar, Essex, Eng.
   r. Diss, Norfolk, Eng.
   d. 14 Jul 1179
   d. 1179

Married Rohese (1090-)

Children:

Aveline de LUCY m. Gilbert de MONTFITCHET (-1186)

Maud de LUCY m. Walter FitzRobert Lord of Dunmow Castle (1130-1198)

Alice LUCY (1129-) m. Odonell d' UMFRAVILLE Lord Prudhoe, Otterbourne, Harbottle, & Riddesdale (1125-1182)

References:

1. "Ancestral roots of certain American colonists who came

        to America before 1700",
        Frederick Lewis Weis, 1992, seventh edition.
        The earlier editions were called: "Ancestral roots of
        sixty colonists who came to New England 1623-1650"

2. Genealogical Server, www.genserv.com",

        Cliff Manis.

3. "The Complete Peerage",

        Cokayne.

4. "Ancestors of American Presidents",

    "Magna Charta Sureties, 1215",
        F. L. Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr., William R. Beall, 1999, 5th Ed..    Gary Boyd Roberts.

5. "Ancestry of the Presidents of the Church".

5.


Richard de Lucy (b. 1089, d. 14 Jul 1179)

Richard de Lucy (son of Adrian de Lucy and Aveline Goth) was born 1089 in Luce Normandy413, and died 14 Jul 1179. He married Rohaise on 1109 in Thorney Green Suffolk England.

More About Richard de Lucy:

Ancestral File Number: 9HQ3-HL.

Burial: Priory of Lesnes Kent England.

Christening: Thorney Green Suffolk England.

Record Change: 01 Jan 2003

More About Richard de Lucy and Rohaise:

Marriage: 1109, Thorney Green Suffolk England.

Children of Richard de Lucy and Rohaise are:

Aveline de Lucy, b. 1110.

Maud de Lucy, b. 1112.

+Geoffrey de Lucy, b. Abt. 1120, Luce, Normandy, France.

alice de Lucy, b. 1129, France.

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/a/l/William-Balcam-VICTORIA/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-1918.html

Richard de Luci (1089 - 14. July 1179) (also Richard de Lucy) was first noted as Sheriff of the County of Essex.

His wife Rohese, who is named in several documents, might have been a sister of Faramus of Boulogne. When Henry II came to the throne in 1154, he was made Chief Justiciar of England jointly with Robert de Beaumont, Earl of Leicester. When de Beaumont died in 1168, Richard continued to hold the office in his own right.[1]

He resigned his office between September 1178 and Easter of 1179,[1] and retired to Lesnes Abbey in Kent, where he died and was buried three months later 14 July 1179.

His brother Walter de Lucy was abbot of Battle Abbey.[2] His second son was Godfrey de Lucy (d. 1204), Bishop of Winchester.

His mother was Aveline, the niece and heiress of William Goth. In February 1130/31, Henry I in the charter for Séez Cathedral refers to Richard de Luci and his mother Aveline.

An early reference to the de Luci family refers to the render by Henry I of the Lordship of Dice, Norfolk to Richard de Lucie, Governor of Falais, Normandy, after defending it with great valour and heroic conduct when besieged by Geoffrey, Earl of Anjou. Later in 1153-4 he was granted Chipping Ongar, Essex by William, son of King Stephen and his wife, Maud of Boulogne where be built Ongar castle. He later became the Sheriff of both Essex and Hertfordshire in 1156.


His wife Rohese, who is named in several documents, was a sister of Faramus of Boulogne. When Henry II came to the throne in 1154, he was made Chief Justiciar of England jointly with Robert de Beaumont, Earl of Leicester. When de Beaumont died in 1168, Richard de Luci continued to hold the office in his own right.[1]

He resigned his office between September 1178 and Easter of 1179, [1] and retired to Lesnes Abbey in Kent, where Richard de Luci died and was buried three months later on 14 July 1179.

His brother Walter de Luci was abbot of Battle Abbey. [2] His second son was Godfrey de Luci (d. 1204), Bishop of Winchester.

His mother was Aveline, the niece and heiress of William Goth. In February 1130/31, Henry I in the charter for Séez Cathedral refers to Richard de Luci and his mother Aveline.

An early reference to the de Luci family refers to the render by Henry I of the Lordship of Dice, Norfolk to Richard de Luci, Governor of Falaise, Normandy, after defending it with great valour and heroic conduct when besieged by Geoffrey, Earl of Anjou.

Later in 1153-4 he was granted Chipping Ongar, Essex by William, son of King Stephen and his wife, Maud of Boulogne where be built Ongar Castle. He later became the Sheriff of both Essex and Hertfordshire in 1156.

One of the members of his household was Roger fitzReinfrid, the brother of Walter de Coutances. Roger became a royal judge and later donated land to Lesnes Abbey, which had been founded by de Luci.[3]


Richard de Lucy is recorded as Lord Gouviz and Baron Cretot and militarily responsible for the Baliwick of Passeis, near Domfrort, of which Lucé forms a part, in 1172.

From www.newsgroups.derkeiler.com


He was a Knight of the Realm and served as Chief Justiciar of England. Both his birth country and town of birth are disputed. Some say he was born in Normandy, France and others mention a variety of towns in England, but his heritage is definitely French altho he did hold high office in England. As one of King Henry the II's chief counselors, he was involved with the "Becket Affair", after being ex-communicated twice by Archbishop Thomas Becket, once in 1166, and again in 1169 over his support for Becket's adversary the king. Becket engaged in controversy with King Henry II (once his close friend) over the rights and privileges of the Church, and was assassinated by followers of the King in Canterbury Cathedral. The King would regret this tragic event to his dying day.

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Richard de Lucy "The Loyal" , Justiciar of England's Timeline

1089
1089
Luce, Normandy, France
1118
1118
Age 29
Luce, Normandy, France
1121
1121
Age 32
Luce, Normandie, France
1126
1126
Age 37
Essex, England
1129
1129
Age 40
Lucy, Maine, Normandy, France
1179
July 14, 1179
Age 90
Erith, Priory Lesnes Abbey, Kent, England
1179
Age 90
Kent, England
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Norfolk, England
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