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Roger 'Helle' de Lacy, Lord Pontefract, Baron of Halton

Also Known As: "Roger 'Helle' de Lacy /Baron Halton/", "Roger /de Lacy/", "Roger FitzJohn (son of John)", "7th Baron of Halta"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire West and Chester, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of John FitzRichard de Lacy, Lord of Halton, Constable of Chester and Alice de Lacy
Husband of Maud "Matilda" de Lacy
Father of Alice "Maud" de Lacy; Helen de Lacy; John de Lacy, 2nd Earl of Lincoln, Magna Carta Surety and Roger de Lacy, II
Brother of Henry Lacy; Robert de Lacy, [Knight] and Johanna de Brus
Half brother of Alice de Lacy, Heiress of Kippax and Helen De Merclesden

Occupation: EARL OF LINCOLN, CONSTABLE OF CHESTER, JUSTICIAR, MAGNA CARTA SURETY, Constable of Cheshire, Constable of Chester, Lord of Pontefract and Halto
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Roger de Lacy, Lord Pontefract, Baron of Halton

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Roger de Lacy (1172-1212) was commander at Château-Gaillard. Roger de Lacy served John of England the younger brother of Richard I of England and defended the Château against Philip II of France. Amongst his other titles, he was the 7th Baron of Halton. Roger de Lacy is buried in Stanlow Abbey.


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Roger de Lacy (1170–1211) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Roger de Lacy

  • Born 1170
  • Died 1211

Title 6th Baron of Pontefract Tenure after 1194 – 1211

Other titles 7th Lord of Bowland, Lord of Blackburnshire, 7th Baron of Halton

  • Predecessor Albreda de Lisours
  • Successor John de Lacy, 2nd Earl of Lincoln
  • Spouse(s) Maud de Clere

Parents

  • John FitzRichard
  • Alice Filia[2] Roger fitz Richard

Roger de Lacy (1170–1211), 6th Baron of Pontefract, 7th Lord of Bowland, Lord of Blackburnshire, 7th Baron of Halton and Constable of Chester (formerly Roger le Constable) was a notable English soldier, crusader and baron in the late 12th and early 13th centuries.

Family and Provenance

Roger de Lacy was also known as Roger FitzJohn (son of John, constable of Chester)[3] and during the time that he was hoping to inherit his grandmother's de Lisours lands as Roger de Lisours. He was the son of John FitzRichard (son of Richard), Baron of Halton, Lord of Bowland, Lord of Flamborough and Constable of Chester. Roger became Baron of Pontefract on the death of his paternal grandmother Albreda de Lisours (-aft.1194) who had inherited the Barony in her own right as 1st-cousin and heir to Robert de Lacy (-1193), 4th Baron of Pontefract. In agreements with his grandmother Roger adopted the name of de Lacy, received the right to inherit the Barony of Pontefract and its lands, and the lands of Bowland, and Blackburnshire. He gave up all claims to his grandmother's de Lisours lands. He also gave his younger brother Robert le Constable the Flamborough lands that he had inherited from his father. He married Maud (or Matilda) de Clere (not of the de Clare family).

Service to Kings Henry, Richard and John

Robert de Lacy failed to support King Henry I during his power struggle with his brother and the King confiscated Pontefract Castle from the family during the 12th century.[4] Roger paid King Richard I 3,000 marks for the Honour of Pontefract, but the King retained possession of the castle. He joined King Richard for the Third Crusade.

Accession of King John

At the accession of King John of England, Roger was a person of great eminence, for we find him shortly after the coronation of that prince, deputed with the Sheriff of Northumberland, and other great men, to conduct William, King of Scotland, to Lincoln, where the English king had fixed to give him an interview; and the next year he was one of the barons present at Lincoln, when Davis, of Scotland, did homage and fealty to King John. His successor, King John gave de Lacy Pontefract Castle in 1199, the year he ascended the throne.

Military service

Siege of Acre

Roger was the Constable of Chester, and joined Richard the Lionheart for the Third Crusade. Roger assisted at the Siege of Acre, in 1192 and clearly earned the favour and the trust of King Richard as a soldier and loyal subject as judged by his subsequent service.

Château Gaillard

King Richard reconquered Normandy from King Phillip II of France in 1198, where de Lacy was likely in his retinue. In 1204, de Lacy was the commander of the great English fortress in Normandy, Château Gaillard, when it was retaken by Phillip, marking the loss of mainland English possessions in Normandy. Under de Lacy's command the defence of the castle was lengthy, and it fell only after an eight-month siege on 8 March 1204. After the siege, de Lacy returned to England to begin work reinforcing Pontefract Castle.

Siege of Rothelan

In the time of this Roger, Ranulph, Earl of Chester, having entered Wales at the head of some forces, was compelled, by superior numbers, to shut himself up in the castle of Rothelan (Rhuddlan Castle), where, being closely besieged by the Welsh, he sent for aid to the Constable of Chester. Hugh Lupus, the 1st Earl of Chester, in his charter of foundation of the Abbey of St. Werberg, at Chester, had given a privilege to the frequenters of Chester fair, "That they should not be apprehended for theft, or any other offense during the time of the fair, unless the crime was committed therein."[5] This privilege made the fair, of course, the resort of thieves and vagabonds from all parts of the kingdom.

Accordingly, the Constable, Roger de Lacy, forthwith marched to his relief, at the head of a concourse of people, then collected at the fair of Chester, consisting of minstrels, and loose characters of all description, forming altogether so numerous a body, that the besiegers, at their approach, mistaking them for soldiers, immediately raised the siege. For this timely service, the Earl of Chester conferred upon De Lacy and his heirs, the patronage of all the minstrels in those parts, which patronage the Constable transferred to his steward; and was enjoyed for many years afterwards.[5]

High Sheriff

He was appointed High Sheriff of Cumberland for the years 1204 to 1209.[6]

Death and succession

Roger died in 1211, and was succeeded by his son, John de Lacy, 2nd Earl of Lincoln.

Ancestry

Ancestors of Roger de Lacy (1170–1211)

References

  1. Lewis, S (1987), The Art of Matthew Paris in Chronica Majora, California Studies in the History of Art (series vol. 21), Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, p. 448, ISBN 0-520-04981-0 Accessed via Google Books.
  2. Filia = daughter of
  3. Some references show Roger de Lacy as Roger FitzEustace but this is not correct as he was not the son of Eustace, his father was, and FitzEustace did not become a surname.
  4. "Pontefract Castle Index". www.pontefractus.co.uk. Retrieved 22 July 2008.
  5. Burke, John, A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland (1831) Pg 301
  6. "The History of the Worthies of England , volume 1 by Fuller". Retrieved 2011-07-21.
  7. Fitz = son of
  8. The Herald's descent of Eustace FitzJohn, that says he is the son of John FitzRichard and grandson of Eustace de Burgh, is fictitious. Ranulf, a rich citizen and moneyer of Caen, 1035, is believed to be his ancestor. Waleram FitzRanulf came over with the Conqueror, but was dead before 1086, the date of Domesday Book, in which occur the names of his son John FitzWaleram and John "nepos (nephew of, but could also mean a more distant relation) Walerami." John "nepos Walerami" had a manor in Saxlingham in Norfolk, which came to Eustace FitzJohn, his son, and was inherited by the Vescis.
  9. Roger was the "nepos" of Hugh Bigod, the son of Roger Bigod & Adeliza de Tosney, and the "nepos" of Thomas de Candelent. "Nepos" could mean nephew or a more distant relation. His wife Alice of Essex had also been married previously to Robert of Essex, who was the son of Hugh Bigod's sister Gunnor Bigod, and this could be where the reference to Roger being the "nepos" of Hugh Bigod comes from, a nephew through marriage.

Roger de Lacy was formerly Roger Fitz-Eustace, Constable of Cheshire. He was the great-grandson of an aunt of Robert de Lacy. On Robert de Lacy's death in 1194 Pontefract Castle passed to Roger Fitz-Eustace on the condition that he adopted the de Lacy name.


Roger de Lacy (1170-1211)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

On Robert de Lacy's death in 1194 the castle was inherited by his aunt's great-grandson Roger Fitz-Eustace, Constable of Cheshire, on the condition that he adopted the de Lacy name.[citation needed]

He was the constable of Chester. Under the banner of Richard the Lionheart, Roger assisted at the siege of Acon, in 1192 and shared in the subsequent triumphs of that chivalrous monarch. At the accession of John, he was a person of great eminence, for we find him shortly after the coronation of that prince, deputed with the Sheriff of Northumberland, and other great men, to conduct William, King of Scotland, to Lincoln, where the English king had fixed to give him an interview; and the next year he was one of the barons present at Lincoln, when Davis, of Scotland, did homage and fealty to King John. In the time of this Roger, Ranulph, Earl of Chester, having entered Wales at the head of some forces, was compelled, by superior numbers, to shut himself up in the castle of Rothelan, where, being closely besieged by the Welsh, he sent for aid to the constable of Chester. Hugh Lupus, the 1st Earl of Chester, in his charter of foundation of the abbey of St. Werberg, at Chester, had given a privilege to the frequenters of Chester fair, "That they should not be apprehended for theft, or any other offense during the time of the fair, unless the crime was committed therein."[citation needed] This privilege made the fair, of course, the resort of thieves and vagabonds from all parts of the kingdom. Accordingly, the constable, Roger de Lacy, forthwith marched to his relief, at the head of a concourse of people, then collected at the fair of Chester, consisting of minstrels, and loose characters of all description, forming altogether so numerous a body, that the besiegers, at their approach, mistaking them for soldiers, immediately raised the siege. For this timely service, the Earl of Chester conferred upon De Lacy and his heirs, the patronage of all the minstrels in those parts, which patronage the constable transferred to his steward; and was enjoyed for many years afterwards. Roger died in 1211. Roger was succeeded by his son, John.


Roger DE LACY Constable of Chester, Lord of Pontefract and Halto (John 'de Lacy' Constable of Chester, Ancestor Lacy of Pontefract 1) was born circa 1176 in Halton Castle, Runcorn, Cheshire, England, died 1 Oct 1211 of Pontefract, West Riding, Yorkshire, England at age 35, and was buried in Stanlaw Abbey, Chestershire, England. Roger married Maud 'Matilda' DE CLARE daughter of Richard DE CLARE 3rd Earl of Hertford and Amicia FITZ ROBERT Countess of Gloucester, circa 1200. Maud was born circa 1181 in Clare, Risbridge, Suffolk, England and died about 1213 about age 32.

http://washington.ancestryregister.com/FITZ_RICHARD200006.htm#c2079

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Sir Roger de Lacy, Sheriff of Lancashire, Baron Halton, Constable of Chester & Baron of Pontefract1,2,3,4

M, #5727, b. circa 1165, d. 1 October 1211

Father John de Lacy, Constable of Chester5 b. c 1145, d. 11 Oct 1190

Mother Alice FitzRoger5 b. c 1150, d. b 1211

    Sir Roger de Lacy, Sheriff of Lancashire, Baron Halton, Constable of Chester & Baron of Pontefract married Maud de Clere; They had 2 sons (Sir John, Constable of Chester, Earl of Lincoln; & Roger) & 2 daughters ((unnamed), wife of Alan FitzRoland, Lord of Galloway; & (unnamed), wife of Geoffrey FitzRobert, Deal of Whalley). VCH Lancashire, 1.299–304 · J. C. Holt, The northerners: a study in the reign of King John, new edn (1992) · S. Painter, The reign of King John (1949) · K. Norgate, John Lackland (1902) · W. Farrer and others, eds., Early Yorkshire charters, 12 vols. (1914–65), vol. 3 · Chronica magistri Rogeri de Hovedene, ed. W. Stubbs, 4 vols., Rolls Series, 51 (1868–71) · Rogeri de Wendover liber qui dicitur flores historiarum, ed. H. G. Hewlett, 3 vols., Rolls Series, [84] (1886–9) · Pipe rolls · Paris, Chron. · Chancery records (RC) · Kirkstead cartulary, BL, Cotton MS Vespasian E.xviii · Whalley cartulary, BL, Egerton MS 3126 · Kirkstall coucher, TNA: PRO, duchy of Lancaster MS Misc. BKs 7 · Pontefract Priory cartulary, W. Yorks. AS, M. E. Wentworth papers.6,2,3 Sir Roger de Lacy, Sheriff of Lancashire, Baron Halton, Constable of Chester & Baron of Pontefract was born circa 1165 at of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England.3 He died on 1 October 1211 at of Halton, Cheshire, England; Buried in Stanlaw Abbey.3

Family

Maud de Clere d. a 1238

Children (Miss) de Lacy+3,4 d. b 1209

(Miss) de Laci+

Roger de Lacy

Sir John de Lacy, Magna Carta Surety, 7th Earl of Lincoln+2,3 b. c 1192, d. 22 Jul 1240

Citations

1) [S1366] Unknown author, Some Early English Pedigrees, by Vernon M. Norr, p. 82; Magna Charta by Wurts, p. 59.

2) [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 514-515.

3) [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 463-464.

4) [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. IV, p. 443-445.

5) [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 462.

6) [S11639] Unknown author, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p191.htm#i5727


Constable of Chester. 1192 at siege of Acre with King Richard.

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Roger de Lacy, Lord Pontefract, Baron of Halton's Timeline

1170
1170
England
1172
1172
Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, England, United Kingdom
1172
1192
1192
Age 20
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
1194
1194
Age 22
Lincoln, Lincoln, England
1212
1212
Age 40
Pontefract, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
1212
Age 40
Ellesmere Port, Cheshire West and Chester, England, United Kingdom
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of Flamborough,Yorkshire,England