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Sir Stephen de Segrave, Constable of the Tower

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Seagrave, Leicestershire, England
Death: November 09, 1241 (66-74)
Leicester Abbey, Leicestershire, England
Place of Burial: Leicester Abbey, Leicestershire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Lord Gilbert de Segrave and Julian de Seagrave
Husband of Rohesia Seagrave le Despencer and Ida de Hastings
Father of Sir Gilbert de Segrave; Stephen de Segrave; Eleonor de Segrave and John de Segrave
Brother of Cecelia Mallore

Occupation: Constable of the Tower
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About Sir Stephen de Seagrave, Knight and Justiciar

Stephen, 2nd Baron Segrave, married Rohese le Despencer, daughter of Thomas le Despencer, circa 1204.

Stephen was Constable of the Tower of London in 1203/4.

Stephen married Ida de Hastings, daughter of William de Hastings and Margery Bigod, circa 1206.

Stephen obtained a grant of the lands of Stephen de Gant, lying in the counties of Lincoln and Leicester, with the manor of Kintone in Warwickshire, in 1215/16. He was made governor of Saubey Castle in 1219/20. He was constituted sheriff of the counties Essex and Hertford, and afterwards of Leicestershire, in 1220/21. He was High Sheriff of Lancashire in 1223.

Stephen was governor of the castle at Hertford in 1223/24. He was one of the justices itinerant in the counties Nottingham and Derby in 1225/26.

Stephen bought from the daughters and heirs of Stephen de Beauchamp the manor of Cotes in 1228/29, in Derbyshire, England. He purchased from Ranulph, Earl of Chester and Lincoln, all the lands which that nobleman possessed at Mount Sorrell, without the castle, before 1232 at Leicestershire.

Stephen succeeded to the office of Justiciary of England, succeeded Hubert de Burgh, and quickly fell out of favor in 1231/32.

He died in 1241 "with much honor."

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Stephen de Segrave (or Stephen Sedgrave or Stephen Segrave) (c.1171-9 November1241) was a medieval Chief Justiciar of England.

Life

In 1232, he succeeded Hubert de Burgh as chief justiciar of England. He officiated at the trial of de Burgh, in November 1232, which has been called the "first state trial" in England.

As an active coadjutor of Peter des Roches, bishop of Winchester, Segrave incurred some share of the opprobrium which was lavished on the Poitevin royal favourites of Henry III of England. In 1234, he was deprived of his office as Justiciar. Soon, however, he was again occupying an influential position at Henry's court, and he retained this until his death.

He became a knight and was made constable of the Tower of London in 1203. He obtained lands and held various positions under Henry III. He was given the manor where Caludon Castle was built, at Wyken near Coventry in 1232 or earlier, by Ranulph de Blondeville, 4th Earl of Chester. Ranulph also granted him Bretby in 1209.

In 1236, he became castellan of Beeston Castle and Chester Castle, jointly with Hugh de Spencer and Henry de Aldithley.

Family

He was the son of a certain Gilbert de Segrave of Segrave in Leicestershire. He married Rohese le Despenser, daughter of Thomas le Despenser; and then Ida Hastings, daughter of William de Hastings and Margery Bigod of Norfolk. Wikipedia


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Stephen Segrave, an extremely powerful person in England during the first half of the reign of Henry III. In particular, his role in Leicestershire was prominent, as this is where the original Segrave properties were and this is where he tried hardest to acquire more.

Wikipedia:

He was born the son of a certain Gilbert de Segrave of Segrave in Leicestershire, who had been High Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire in 1193.

Stephen became a knight and was made constable of the Tower of London in 1220. He obtained lands and held various positions under Henry III. From 1221 to 1223 he served as High Sheriff of Hertfordshire and Essex, from 1222 to 1224 as High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, from 1228 to 1234 as High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire and from 1229 to 1234 as High Sheriff of Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.[1] In 1236, he became castellan of Beeston Castle and Chester Castle, jointly with Hugh de Spencer and Henry de Aldithley.[2]

He was given the manor where Caludon Castle was built, at Wyken near Coventry in 1232[3] or earlier,[4] by Ranulph de Blondeville, 4th Earl of Chester. Ranulph also granted him Bretby in 1209.[5]

In 1232, he succeeded Hubert de Burgh as chief justiciar of England.[6] He officiated at the trial of de Burgh, in November 1232, which has been called the "first state trial" in England.[7] As an active coadjutor of Peter des Roches, bishop of Winchester, Segrave incurred some share of the opprobrium which was lavished on the Poitevin royal favourites of Henry III of England. In 1234, he was deprived of his office as Justiciar.[6] Soon, however, he was again occupying an influential position at Henry's court, and he retained this until his death.

He died on 9 November 1241, and was buried in Leicester Abbey.

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1171
1171
Seagrave, Leicestershire, England
1185
1185
Age 14
Seagrave, Leicestershire, England
1204
1204
Age 33
Seagrave, Leicestershire, England
1206
1206
Age 35
Segrave, Leicestershire, England
1207
1207
Age 36
Segrave, Leicestershire, England
1241
November 9, 1241
Age 70
Leicester Abbey, Leicestershire, England
1918
May 21, 1918
Age 70
May 21, 1918
Age 70
May 21, 1918
Age 70