~1218, Maud born in Essex, England, coheiress & d/o §§William de Hobridge of Howbridge in Witham, Essex & §§Agnes Picot, d/o §§Robert Picot of Quy, Waterbeach and Huntingfields in Boxworth, Cant.
~1220, William de la Zusche born in Leicestershire, England, 2nd s/o 9994932. Roger la Zouche & 9994933. Margaret Biset.
Bef. 5/14/1238, William’s father died; his older brother Alan la Zuche (243376344) the heir.
[––Maud & John––]
Maud 1st married John de Trailly (d.1251). (S) Hist. of Bedford, V3, 1912, Yelden.
1242, William’s mother died.
1242, King’s Nympton held by William la Zouche of Essex.
4/7/1242, Protection with clause volumus for William la Zuche, so long as he be beyond seas with the king. (S) CPRs. [William’s brother Alan also listed.]
5/20/1242, King Henry III arrived at Royen, France with a small contingent; but with 30 tons of gold. They were soon joined by French nobles against the forces of the Count of Poitou and King Louis IX.
7/21/1242, They met the Count of Poitou and King Louis IX at Taillebourg, but King Henry retreated.
7/22/1242 at Saintes, the 2 armies met with the superior sized French force winning. [Ironically, many of the French nights opposing King Henry had been rescued by Richard I from prison in the crusades.]
9/27/1242, King Henry returned to England, leaving a retinue under several earls.
5/16/1251, Appointment, during pleasure, of William la Zuche to keep the isle of Lunday with the castle. (S) CPRs.
1251, Maud’s 1st husband died.
[––William & Maud––]
~1253, William married widow Matilda. [See 2/3/1272.]
5/3/1254, Protection with clause volumus for the following who are going with the queen to the king in Gascony ; … William la Zuche … (S) CPRs. [Prince Edward would marry Leonore at Las Huelgas in Burgos, which the queen attended.]
5/1/1256, Protection, with clause for 1 year from Whitsunday [June], for the following, who have gone in the service of Edward the king's son to Ireland. (S) CPRs.
7/9/1261, William la Zuche, appointed keeper of Surrey and Sussex with the castle of Gildeford; and mandate to John de Wauton to deliver these. (S) CPRs. [William was ill, and the appointed was soon after revoked.]
1/18/1262, Grant to William la Zuche of the marriage of the heirs of Isabel late the wife of Reynold de Mohun for 200 marks. (S) CPRs.
1262-68, Peter de Savoy to Henry III: for the reward of William and Ivo la Zouche, …, Robert de Neville and Warin de Bassingbourne for their service. (S) UKNA.
4/12/1263, Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, lead a rebellion of young barons.
10/26/1263, Mandate to Alan la Zuche, justice of the forest on this side Trent, to let William la Zuche have in the forests of Dykerle and Pembere, 16 oaks, 8 in each forest, to rebuild his houses of Farnle lately burned
11/3/1263, William la Zouched with Lord Edward, the king’s son, as the Justice of Chester. (S) CPRs.
12/20/1264, Mandate to William la Zuche to deliver William de Ferrariis and the rest … to the king. (S) CPRs.
11/24/1265, Pardon, at the instance of William la Zuche, … (S) CPRs.
5/15/1266, The Battle of Chesterfield. Rebels met together, with horses and arms, in the vill of Cestrefeld. Royalists surprised and attacked them. [The last major battle of the 2nd Barons War.]
10/7/1266, Power to Philip Marmiun, William la Zuche and William de Sancto Omero, to treat of peace with those who stand against the king and will come in … (S) CPRs.
7/28/1267, William de Huntingfeld, William la Zouche of the county of Essex and Eudo la Zouche of the county of Leicester, … remission of the king’s indignation … and pardon … that he will be of good behaviour and will stand to the award of Kenilworth. (S) CPRs.
5/12/1268, Grant to William la Zoche of £146 17s 7.5d … counties of Essex and Hertford, in which sum the king is bound to him for arrears for his keeping of the Isle of Ely … (S) CPRs.
11/24/1270, The king is bound to William la Zuche in £146 17s 7½d for arrears of his expenses about the keeping of the Isle of Ely in the time in which he had the keeping of the same by the king and Edward his son./ (S) CPRs.
By 1271, Maud died before William.
2/3/1271, William of King’s Nympton died.
1272, Writ to sheriff of Essex: to enquire into the lands, heir etc of William la Zuch and Matilda his wife. (S) UKNA.
2/3/1272, Writ of certiorari for William la Zuch. Essex: Hobrugg', which the said William held by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Maud. Hobrug' manor was not held of his own inheritance, but he held it by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Maud, sometime his wife. Sir John de Trailly is the next heir of the said Maud. (S) CIsPM.
(S) A Genealogical History of Dormant …, Burke, P385. (S) Feudal Cambridgshire, Farrer, 1920, P126.
Family notes: (S) The ‘Lands of the Normans’ in England (1204-1244).
· Roger de la Zouche granted King's Nympton to William de la Zouche.
· William de la Zouche holds King's Nympton of Alan de la Zouche (older brother of William) in demesne, doing no service, and Alan holds of the king in chief.
i. John de Trailly, born ~1235 in England.
1273, John died, his heir his son Walter.
Child of William and Matilda:
i. Joyce la Zouche (2498733), born ~1255 in England.
10/25/1287, Order to deliver to Joyce, late the wife of the said Robert de Mortuo Mari, the manor of Norton by Daventre … William la Zuche, father of the said Joyce, … (S) CFRs.