~1175, Roger la Zuche born in England, younger s/o 19989864. Alan la Zoche & 19989865. Alice de Belmeis.
~1195, Margaret born in England, d/o 39979036. Henry Biset & 39979037. Aubrey Fitz Eustace.
4/6/1199, John succeeded Richard I as King of England.
6/1199, Roger heir to his brother William de Belmeys, paying £100 for his lands.
9/1201, Roger made the final installment payment on the lands of his brother William.
10/1203, Roger la Zuche, lord of Tong, essoigned his Salop assize because he said he had gone beyound seas before the general summons.
8/15/1204, The King’s Bailiff in Sussex had orders to give to William Brriwere all Roger La Zouche’s lands in the Honour of Petworth.
1204, For a fine of £100, Roger was returned his lands. Roger had pledges for the fine.
4/25/1205, Roger’s debt to the king excused when he committed to serve the king in Poitou for a year with another knight.
5/1/1205, The King lent Roger la Zouche 50 marks, payable by William fitz Warin.
1205, John le Strange invaded the lands of Roger la Zouche.
1210, Roger accompanied King John on his Irish expedition.
6/6/1210, King John launched successful attacks in Ireland [which he split Ireland into shires ruled by the crown from Dublin]. King John launched 700 ships in the attack.
6/28/1210 at Dublin, Ireland, Roger lent 40s by the king’s treasurer.
Bef. 4/4/1211, Margaret’s father, Henry of Kidderminster, Worcestershire and Rockbourne, Hampshire died.
1211, Roger la Tusche holds Tong in capite of the king and is bound to the service of finding 2 men for service in Wales.
1212, Roger held the manor of Thonk by service of half a fee of William de Braose.
2/1214, King John landed at La Rochelle, France in an expedition into Poitou. Roger with the king.
5/26/1214, Roger had letters of scutage with respect to his personal service.
5/5/1215, The revolting Barons formally renounced their allegiance to King John and invited the King of France to invade England. [The barons in revolt together held more castles and knights fees than John did as King. Intervention by the King of France prevented by the Pope.]
6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.
10/14/1215, Roger granted the manors of Peterfield and Mapledurham, Hants, forfeited by Geoffrey de Mandeville.
[––Roger & Margaret––]
~1216, Roger married Margaret.
4/25/1216, Roger given the manor of Fairford of the honour of Gloucester.
5/12/1216, Prince Louis [future VIII] of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England.
6/11/1216, Roger in the retinue of King John at Corf.
10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.
1216, King Henry [through his guardian] immediately committed the custody of Costessey to Roger la Zouch, sealed with the seal of William Marshall, earl of Pembroke. [The seal of the king not yet created.] (S) Ess. Tow’s Topo. Hist. of Norfolk, V2, 1805, Cossey.
3/15/1217, Roger, retaining Mapledurham and Peterfield, ordered to give dower to Milisent, widow of the earl of Everux, then wife of William de Cantilupe the younger.
5/20/1217, English forces, with the aid of previous rebel barons, defeated the French forces at Lincoln.
5/1217, Roger awarded additional lands of the king’s enemies.
9/12/1217, For 10,000 marks and land exchanges, Louis forfeited his claim to the English crown by the treaty at Kingston-on-Thames. A principal provision of the treaty was amnesty for English rebels.
7/22/1218, Roger given lands in Costesey [Norfolk or Suffolk], which had belonged to the Vicomte of Roain [likely a relative.]
5/1/1219, Roger granted a market and fair at Black Torrington, Devon.
8/22/1219, Roger granted a market and fair at Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire.
8/6/1220, The king reserved to Margaret both her maritagium and dower, as Roger was going on a pilgrimage to Santiago, Spain.
11/1221, Roger was involved in a long suit over presentation at Tong; previously held by his brother William. Roger claimed to be heir of his uncle as successor of his son was Philip was Ranulph, then to Alice, Ranulph’s sister because Ranulph died without issue, then to Alice’s son William, his brother, then to him the litigant.
1224, Roger gave land in Ludwark to the Priory of Maiden Bradley; a favorite of Margaret’s father.
5/15/1227, Grant to St. Mary and the leprous women of Bradele … of Margaret Biset, all th service and rent … land in Wicheford, … of Roger la Suche, a half-virgrate in Tudeuurth … (S) CChRs.
1/4/1228, Roger’s grant of Black Torrington made a hereditary grant.
1228-31, Roger, Sheriff of Devonshire.
11/1229, Margery Bagot sued Roger la Zouche under writ of novel disseizin for her tenement of Blymhill. [Formerly of Ranulph de Belmeis.]
4/20/1230 at Portsmouth, Roger given letters of protection for as long as he served the king in foreign parts.
4/26/1230, Roger la Suche was pardoned the 5m. which he owed for having a market at his manor of Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire.
4/30/1230, from Portsmouth, King Henry invaded Brittany in hopes of recovering Normandy. They established their camp at Nantes, and captured a small castle.
3/31/1232, In cujus etc. fieri fecit rex, duraturas tota vita Margarete Biset, sororis ejusdem domus: Grant to the leper ladies of land held by Damiscelle Margaret biset with other land in [Maiden] Bradley, some of which adjoins the chiminum ferratum to Mere, and land extending to Sewood Cross. (Wilts) (Somers.) (S) UKNA, (S) CPRs.
1232, Roger la Zouche, newly lord of the Richmond manor, claimed the patronage from Bon Repos. (S) Hist. of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely, V9, 1989, Fen Drayton.
5/4/1235, Grant, for life, at the petition of the said Isabel [the King’s sister], to Margaret Biset, of 5 marks a year of the farm of the king's manor of Braumpton. (S) CPRs.
1236, Roger’s honor of Tange constituted a knight’s fee, rated at 2 marks, assessed for aid in the marriage of the king’s sister.
9/1237, De cervo dato.—Mandatum est Johanni de Monem' quod in Nova Foresta regis faciat habere latori presentium ad opus Margarete Biset unum cervum et unum damum, de dono regis. (S) CCRs. [Margaret to have the gift of a stag and a deer from the king.]
Bef. 5/14/1238, Roger of Black Torrington and King’s Nympton died.
[Undated], Maud late the wife of Everard de Buriton to Margaret Biset : Grant of the land … in Burton : ( Wilts. ) (S) UKNA.
1242, Margaret died: Obiit autem eodem anno in partibus illis Margareta Biset, … (S) Matthaei Parisiensis, Wendover, 1877, P200.
(S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V2, Eyton, 1855. (S) Hist. of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely, V10, 2002, Fulbourn.
Children of Roger and Margaret:
i. Alan la Zouche (243376344), born ~1217 in England.
ii. William la Zouche (4997466), born ~1220 in England.
iii. Eudo la Zuche, born ? in England.
12/25/1262, Where as the whole march of Wales is disturbed … the king is sending Alan la Zuche, justice of the forest on this side of Trent, to the said march for the preservation of peace and the defense of those parts, he commands [Thomas de Orreby] to deliver the castles of Edward, the king’s son … to Eudo la Zuche, brother of the said Alan … (S) CPRs.
iv. Loretta la Zouche (47279567), born ~1225 in England.