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243376346. Sir Stephen Longespee &
243376347. Emmeline Ridelisford
By 1219, Stephen born in England, s/o 19989838. Earl William
Longespee & 19989839. Countess Ela of Salisbury. [Grandson of King Henry
3/7/1226, Stephen’s father died; his eldest brother William
Emmeline born in England, heir & d/o §Walter de Ridelisford
& Alianore de Viteri.
Emeline 1st married Hugh de Lacy, Earl of Ulster.
1238, Liberate to Stephen Lungespee 25 marks for Easter
term. (S) Calendar of the Liberate Rolls, 1916, P321.
12/24/1239, Walter fitz Robert has made fine by 300 m. for
having seisin of the lands formerly of Robert fitz Walter, his father … Pledges
for this fine William Longespée [brother of Stephen] for 60 m. Hugh Wake for 40
m. Thomas de Furnival for 40 m. Gerard de Furnival for 40 m. Hamo Peche for 40
m. Baldwin de Vere for 40 m. Stephen Longespée for 40 m. (S) FRsHIII.
1240, Liberate to Stephen Lungespee 25 marks in
advance for Michaelmas term next, and 25 marks for Easter term. (S) Calendar of
the Liberate Rolls, 1916, P471.
1241, Stephen received a royal gift to stock his park at Great
Gaddesden, co. Herts.
9/5/1241, The king has granted to Stephen Longespée that he may
render to the king … the £100 that he owes the sheriffs, which £100 the sheriff
may retain from the farm of the city of London for the £100 owed to him by
Stephen. (S) FRsHIII.
1/5/1242, Nicholas de Boleville and John of Jersey have made
fine with the king by 600 m. … pledges … Stephen de Longespée for 50 m.; … (S)
1242, Earl Hugh died.
5/20/1242, Stephen with King Henry III with his brother Richard
arrived at Royen, France with a small contingent; but with 30 tons of gold.
They were soon joined by French nobles with Hugh as their leader against the
forces of the Count of Poitou and King Louis IX.
7/1242, The 2 armies met at the battles of Taillebourgh and
Saintes, with the superior sized French force winning.
9/27/1242, King Henry returned to England arriving at
12/26/1242, Grant to Stephen Lungespe of the marriage of
Emelina late the wife of Hugh de Lacy, and if she will not admit him as her
husband, and make a fine to marry whom she chooses,of the said fine. (S) CPRs.
2/8/1243, The K. to the justiciary of Ireland. By law and
custom of Ireland the K. may distrain widows by their lands to take husbands of
the K.’s choice … if [Emeline] who was the wife of Hugh de Lacy will not take
for her husband Stephen Longespee, … the justiciary shall distrain her to do so
… (S) Cal. of Doc.s Relating to Ireland, 1875, P387.
4/25/1243, The justiciary of Ireland to cause Emelina, who was
the wife of Hugh de Lacy, to have out of his lands in Ulster 40 librates, until
he shall otherwise provide for her. (S) FMG.
1243, Stephen married Emeline; acquiring the territory of
O’Murthy [given by King John to her father], and the castles of Kikea and
10/1/1243, Order to John Adger to cause the son and heir of
William de Luveres, whom the archbishop of York handed over to him to keep, to
be delivered to Stephen Longespée, to whom the king has given the marriage of
the same heir for two palfreys. (S) FRsHIII.
5/16/1244, Restored to Emeline Countess of Ulster … all [her]
inheritance from Walter de Rydeleford her father whose heir she is and … dower
out of the lands … in Ireland of Hugh late Earl of Ulster her husband. (S) FMG.
6/12/1244, The king has granted to Stephen Longespée that he is
to render … of the £30 and a palfrey priced 5 m. which he owed to David, Jew of
London. (S) FRsHIII.
6/19/1244, Protection for Matthew de la Mare, gone with Stephen
Lungespee on the king’s service in Ireland. (S) CPRs.
12/16/1244, An enquiry ordered into what lands Walter de
Rideleford, grandfather of Christiana daughter and one of the heirs of Robert
de Mariscia, was seised in fee at his death, and what lands fell to the share
of Christiana and what to that of the Countess of Ulster, aunt of Christiana
and wife of Stephen Longespee, and to grant seisin of Christiana´s share to Fulk
de Newcastle … [to whom] the king has granted … Christiana´s lands with her
marriage. (S) FMG.
1245, Stephen Lungespe witnessed his brother William’s grant to
Burcester priory. (S) History of the Deanery of Bicester, Blomfield, 1882, P18.
2/25/1246, The king has pardoned to Stephen Longespée £35 of
£65 which he owed him. (S) FRsHIII.
4/22/1246, Protection with clause volumus for Stephen Lungespe,
going to Ireland. (S) CPRs.
6/16/1248, Stephen Lungespee and Emelina his wife and her heirs
were granted a yearly fair at their manor of Tristeldermod in Ireland. (S) FMG.
1249, Stephen de Lungespee recovered from
Richard de Burgo the manor of Melok, by warranty of a third part of five
cantreds of land as dower of his wife Emelina, and Richard gave him in exchange
the manor of Tristelaurent. (S) Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 1904,
9/27/1250, Letter of the King to permit executors of William
Longespe to have free administration because Stephen Longespe and Henry de Mare
had given security. (S) Annals and Antiquities of Lacock Abbey, Bowles, 1835, P372.
4/22/1252, Grant to Stephen Lungespe … weekly market .. manor
of Suttun Regis, and of a yearly fair … manor of Wamberge … also … free warren
in all the demesne lands of his manors … (S) CChRs.
11/22/1252, Grant to Stephen Lungespee, and Emelina his wife,
of free warren … demesne lands which they now hold in Ireland [not in the king’s
forest] … (S) CChRs.
2/5/1253, Protection with clause for Stephen Lungespe, going to
Ireland. (S) CPRs.
7/10/1253 at Portsmouth, Grant to Stephen Lungespe, king’s
kinsman, that unless the king wishes ro retain in his hands the four cantreds
of land in Connaught which Fethelm Ochonochor holds at pleasure, the said
Stephen shal be next to obtain it from him. (S) CPRs.
8/6/1253, Stephen with King Henry as he left for Gascony from
Portsmouth with 300 ships.
10/4/1253 at Benauge, France, Mandate to S. de Monte Forti,
earl of Leicester … R. earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, … and Stephen
Lungespe shall reconduct him safely to whatever spot he requires … (S) CPRs.
12/28/1253, Henry’s army in camp at Bazas, France [southeast of
2/7/1254, at Bazas, France, Royal charter to Robert son of John
… Witnesses … Stephen Lungespee ... (S) CPRs.
3/19/1254, King Henry’s army in camp at Meilhan, France [south
of Bordeaux, near the Spanish border].
6/8/1254 at Meilhan, Appointment during pleasure of Stephen
Lungespe to the keeping of the castle of Bourg … (S) CPRs.
8/12/1254, King Henry’s retinue in camp at Bordeaux, France.
11/20/1254, King Henry’s retinue in camp at Orleans, France.
1/1255, King Henry returned his army to England.
7/7/1255, Protection with clause for Stephen Longespe, gone to
Edward the king’s son in Gascony by orders of the king. (S) CPRs. [7 months
prior, 15-year-old Lord Edward had married 13-year-old Eleanor of Castile in Las
1255, Stephen, Seneschal of Gascony.
9/14/1256, Whereas the king has granted to his kinsman A. king
of Castile, … empowers P. Bishop of Hereford, Stephen Lungespeye, seneschal of
Gascony, and Robert Walerand to [make restitution] … (S) CPRs.
4/8/1257, Mandate to Stephen Lungespe, seneschal of Gascony, to
inquire … (S) CPRs.
6/8/1257, Bond to Constatine Beger in 120 pounds of Bordeaux
for two years hire of his house in Bordeaux where the king caused his engines
to be stored when he last was in Gascony in time of war there … Stephen
Lungespe, seneschal of Gascony, … (S) CPRs.
1258, Robert Fitz Walter’s wardship granted to his uncle Sir
Stephen Longespee. [Robert’s mother is Stephen’s sister.]
6/1258, King Henry signed the Provisions of Oxford. These
limitations by parliament granted money to Henry in exchange for administrative
reform. Stephen 1 of 4 counsellors appointed by the Oxford Statutes to ensure
Prince Edward’s observance.
6/23/1258, Edward the king’s first born son, granted to Stephen
Lungespee the wardship of the land and heirs of Walter son of Robert … for 3000
marks … with the marriage of the heirs. (S) CPRs, 2/23/1259.
7/11/1258, The castle of Shureurn has been committed to Stephen
Lungespeye. (S) CPRs.
10/21/1258, Stephen, Lord Justice of Ireland. (S) CPRs.
8/17/1259, Mandate to Stephen Lungespee, justiciary of Ireland,
to permit Alexander, steward of Scotland, by his serjeants to buy victuals and
other necessaries in Ireland to take them to Scotland. (S) CPRs.
1260, Stephen commanded the English forces in the battle of
Down, Ireland defeating the forces of Brian O’Neill.
Bef. 6/25/1260, Stephen of King’s Sutton, Northamptonshire died
in Ireland; buried at Lacock [where his widowed mother was an abbess, and his
sister Lora a nun.]
2/11/1261, Mandate to Emeline, countess of Ulster, sometime
wife of Stephen Lungespeye, and the other executors of his will, to deliver the
said castles … (S) CPRs.
9/2/1264, Protection until All Saints for Emeline late the wife
of Stephen Lungespe … executors of the will of said Stephen, … to acquit his
debts … (S) CPRs.
1270, Emmeline erected a chapel at Wanborough dedicated to St.
Katherine, endowed for 2 chaplains. (S) Reports by Great Britain Royal
Commission on Historical Manuscripts, 1874, P463.
Bef. 12/28/1276, Emeline died: IPM of Richard de la Rokele. …
Emeline de Lascy, formerly Countess of Ulster [deceased] (S) Wiltshire IsPM,
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P176. (S) Sussex Archaeological
·Walter de Ridelsford, Baron of Bray, born 1204,
s/o Walter de Riddlesford.
·4/1/1234, Walter, father of Emelina,
participate in the battle of Curragh in Ireland, the defeat and end of the
‘Irish War’ of Richard Marshall, earl of Pembroke and lord of Leinster. (S) 13th
Century England, V8, 2001, P17. ·Emelina, Countess of Ulster had her own personal
seal, a female effigy with a canopy. (S) Catalogue of Additions to the
Manuscripts, British Museum, 1801, P180.
·Emeline, Countess of Ulster, in her charter to
the Canons of Ashby, Northamptonshire, recorded: 1st husband –
Hugues de Lasci; 2nd husband – Estienne de longe espee; her name;
her father – Sir Gaultier de Ridelisford; he mother – Alianore de Viteri; her
daughters – Ela and Emeline. (S) History of the Viceroys of Ireland, Gilbert,
Children of Stephen and Emmeline: i. Ela Longespee (121688173), born ~1245 in England. ii. Emeline Longespee, born ? in England.
Emeline married Maurice Fitz Maurice, baron of Offaly.