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Monday, August 24, 2020

Baron Alan la Zouche & Lady Ellen de Quincy

 243376344. Baron Alan la Zouche & 243376345. Lady Ellen de Quincy

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

~1217, Alan born in England, heir & s/o 9994932. Roger la Zouche & 9994933. Margaret Biset.

~1220, Helen born in Scotland, 19989506. Roger de Quincy & 19989507. Helen of Galloway.

Bef. 5/14/1238, Alan’s father died.

11/3/1238, The king has granted to Alan la Zouche that, of the debts which Roger la Zouche, his father, … for Ralph of Stopham, one of the heirs of Brian de Lisle , who was in his custody , of which he was accustomed to render 45 m. … (S) FRsHIII.

[––Alan & Ellen––]

By 1240, Allan married Ellen.       

12/7/1240, A fine levied between Alan la Zuche and Nicholas Abbot of Buildwas … 2 carucates in Rocleg, plea of warranty of charter. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V2, Eyton, 1855.

1241, William de Percy complained that Alan la Zuche chased in his free warren. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Farrer, 1925, P35.

5/20/1242, 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.

6/15/1242, Alan summoned with horses and arms to serve in Gascony.

7/1242, The 2 armies met at the battles of Taillebourgh and Saintes, with the superior sized French force winning.

7/20/1242, The king has given respite to Alan la Zouche from 20 m., which he was bound to render to him at Michaelmas. (S) FRsHIII.

1242, Alan’s mother died.

3/16/1243, at Bordeaux, France, Alan la Zusche witnessed a royal grant to John Talebot. (S) CPRs. [Alan appears in 7 documents at Bordeaux in 1243.]

4/1243, At Bordeaux, France, King Henry arranged a 5-year truce with the French king.

11/1243, Alan at La Reole, France.

6/26/1244, Alan la Zuche granted a market and fair at Swavesey, Cambridgeshire. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

9/12/1248, Writ to the sheriff of Northamptonshire involving Alan la Zuche as a tenant. (S) Selden Society, 1970, P62.

1249, Confirmation by Richard the second, bishop of Chichester, to the monks of Troat, … a tithe of the fee of Alan la Zuche at Northburn, … (S) Somerset Record Society, V8, 1894, P85.

1/26/1250, The king has pardoned to Alan la Zouche the 20 m. … because he took fowl on the king’s river-bank of the Kennet without licence. (S) FRsHIII.

7/2/1250, Alan appointed Justice of the city of St. Werburga, justice of Chester, and to the keeping of 4 cantreds in North Wales, rendering 1000 marks a year. (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Ireland, V1, 1875, P458, (S) CPRs.

10/24/1250, Order to Alan la Zouche, justice of Chester, to cause the king’s wood of Pukegrave and Riffleyum outside Rhuddlan to be assarted. (S) FRsHIII.

1/12/1251, Order to Alan la Zouche, justice of Chester … (S) FRsHIII.

9/24/1252, King Henry renewed Alan’s appointments of 1250 for an additional year. (S) CPRs. [Extended again the next year.]

3/12/1253, Order to Alan la Zuche justice of Chester to cause all the fish from all the king’s fish-ponds and fishing rights of the sea to be sold, excepting smaller fish which is called ‘frit’ … (S) FRsHIII.

6/28/1253, Mandate to the abbot of St. Werburg’s to deliver the treasure of Ireland, lately landed at Chester and received in his house, to Alan la Zuche, justice of Chester, to carry to the king at Portesmuth. (S) CPRs.

1/31/1254, Appointment of Alan la Zusche, justice of Chester, John Lestrange, … to hear the contentions which have arisen between David son of Griffin and Llewelin son of Griffin his brother, and to hear anything which Owen son of Griffin wishes to propose towards Llewelin his brother. (S) CPRs.

5/10/1255, Appointment of Henry de la Mare, … justices to hear and determine contentions bewtween Owen son of Griffin and Llewelyn his brother touching lands which Owen claims of the inheritiance of his father, and contentions between the said Owen and Alan la Zuche, justice of Chester, touching inquires done to Owen by the justice. (S) CPRs.

9/1255, Sir Gilbert Talbot succeeded Alan la Zuche as justice of Chester. (S) Parentalia, Ormerod, 1851, P23.

5/1/1256, Protection with clause … for the following who have gone in the service of Edward the king’s son to Ireland : Alan la Zuche … (S) CPRs.[The king had given Edward lands in England, Ireland, Wales and Cheshire.]

6/27/1256, In service of Lord Edward, Alan the Justiciar of Ireland. (S) CPRs.

1/7/1257, The king notifies to Alan la Zuche, Justiciary, and to the Escheator of Ireland, that the gives the royal confirmation of Brother William de Porta Regia, … (S) Historical Account of the Doicese of Down and Connor, V5, O’Laverty, 1895, P253.

9/2/1257, … commands Alan la Zuche, justiciary of Ireland, … (S) CPRs.

6/1258, King Henry signed the Provisions of Oxford. These limitations by parliament [led by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester] granted money to Henry in exchange for administrative reform. A “Council of 15” was formed to enforce the reforms.

10/21/1258, Alan replaced as Justiciar of Ireland.

1261, Alan, sheriff of Nottingham, Justice of the forests south of Trent.

7/9/1261, Alan, adherent of the King, appointed sheriff of Northamptonshire. [Holding the office until 1264.]

1261-2, “Roll of extracts from the forest eyre rolls of Alan la Zouche and his fellow justices for pleas in Staffordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire, concerning offences committed.” (S) UKNA.

3/1262, King Henry repudiated the Provisions of Oxford.

12/25/1262, The king is sending Alan la Zuche, justice of the forest on this side trent, to the said march and commands the [residing] justice to deliver the castles of Edward, the king's son, to wit, Chester, Beston, and Shotwik, to Eudo la Zuche, brother of the said Alan, without delay to keep in the name of the said Alan until his arrival. (S) CPRs.

4/1263, Alan la Zuche, justice of the king’s forest this side of Trent, £50 for Easter term year 47 of £100 p.a. which the king granted him for custody of that forest. (S) CLRs VI, 2361.

4/12/1263, Simon de Montfort returned to England to lead a rebellion of young barons.

7/3/1263, Order to allow to the king’s beloved and faithful Alan la Zouche, sheriff of Northamptonshire, … (S) FRsHIII.

10/18/1263, Grant to Richard, king of the Romans, of the wardship of the lands late of Roger de Mowbray … saving to Dulcia late the wife of the said Roger her dower … Witnesses :- W. de Valence, the king’s brother; R. le Bigod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England; Humphrey de Bohom, earl of Hereford and Essex; Robert de Bruys; Roger de Mortuo Mari; Alan la Zouche; Robert Agulon, and others. (S) CPRs.

1263, Alan appointed the king’s seneschal.

12/12/1263, Alan one of the barons that agreed to submit points of arbitration about the Provision of Oxford to King Louis of France.

12/24/1263, Alan la Zuche appointed sheriff of Devon, Somerset and Dorset. (S) CPRs.

1/23/1264 at Amiens, France, King Louis, in arbitration as agreed to by King Henry and Simon de Montfort, declared the Provisons of Oxford invalid.

4/25/1264, Ellen’s father died [her mother already deceased; her step-mother, Eleanor de Ferrers, receiving dower.]

5/14/1264, Henry, Richard, and lord Edward, and Henry of Almain were captured by Gilbert de Clare at the battle of Lewes, “at the Mill of the Hide”. An estimated 2700 died.

1264, Alan la Zusche, high sheriff of Northamptonshire. (S) History – Northamptonshire, Whellan, 1874, P92.

11/1264, Alan holding Chester for Lord Edward for most of the year, it was taken and given to the Earl of Leicester. (S) History of Wales, Lloyd, 1911, P254.

1264-65, Simon de Montfort effectively ruled England.

8/4/1265, Lord Edward defeated Simon de Montfort at the battle of Evesham; effectively ending the barons’ war.

10/31/1266, Alan 1 of 12 commissioners responsible for the Dictum of Kenilworth; which allowed those who had opposed the King their lives for a loss of liberties of 3 to 5 years. (S) CPRs.

6/23/1267, Alan appointed Constable of the Tower and Warden of London.

1267, Alan succeeded to Ellen’s share of the “de Quincy” estates.

12/28/1267, A London Jew granted Alan la Zuche a yearly fee of £124 and a debt of £100 owed by David son of William de Asseby. (S) Honors and Knights’ Fees, Farrer, P335.

4/1268, Alan removed from the office of Constable of the Tower.

5/15/1268, Mandate to the justices … to levy [£446 7s 7d] … deliver it to the use of Alan la Zuche … to him of arrears for his keeping of the Tower of London. (S) CPRs.

4/6/1269, Letters patent … Edward, the king’s eldest son, William de Valence, Philip Basset, Alan la Zusche [500 marks], Robert Aguilon, Matthew de Columbers, John de Curtenay and Ralph de Gorges have undertaken for Eleanor, queen of England, to pay Lady Isabel de Forz, countess of Aumale, £1000 of half the marriage of Avelina her daughter, heir to William de Forz, … (S) CChRs, 5/7/1269.

6/19/1270, Engaged in a lawsuit with John de Warren, Earl of Surrey; Alan and his son Roger attacked and wounded by the Earl before the Justices of Westminister Hall in London. [John, earl of Surrey, fined 10,000 marks.]

8/4/1270, John de Warren, Earl of Surrey made peace with the crown and agreed to pay a compensation to the Zouche family.

8/10/1270, Alan died of the inflicted wounds.


12/28/1270, Ellen late the wife of Alan la Zouche; going beyond seas, nominates her attorney, Roger la Zuche. (S) CPRs.

1/10/1271, Simple protection without clause for Ellen late the wife of Alan la Zuche, going to Scotland for her business. (S) CPRs.

1271, Sisters Elizabeth, Margaret and Ellen de Quincy involved in the election of the prior of Hospital of St. James, Northamptonshire.

10/14/1271, Writ to the sheriff of leicester to enquire what knights’ fees Roger de Leyburn and Eleanor his wife hold as dower of the said Eleanor, of the inheritance of Roger de Quency late her husband, in order that Margaret de Ferariis, countess of Derby, Ellen, late the wife of Alan la Zouche, and Elizabeth, wife of Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan, the co-heirs may know the pourparty which ought to fall to them. (S) Henry III, GBPRO – Probate Records, 1904, P257.

12/3/1274, Order … partition to be made of the lands of Eleanor de Vallibus, late countess of Winchester, held in dower of the inheritance of Roger de Quency, sometime earl of Winchester, formerly her husband, into equal portions in the preasence of Margaret de Ferariis, countess of Derby, eldest daughter, … Ellen la Zusche, daughter, … Alexander Comyn, earl of Bouhan, and of Elizabeth, his wife, daughter, … (S) CCRs.

1276,  Ellen had view of frankpledge in Ashby. (S) History of Northampton, V4, 1937.

1277, Ellen, wife of Alan la Zouche, obtained as her share of the Winchester inheritance at Burton Overy. (S) Victoria History of the County of Leicester, V5, Page, 1964.

1277, Earl Alexander Comyn suspended his suit against Ellen, his wife’s sister.

1279, Margaret Countess of Derby and Ellen la Zouche claimed to have free warren in Eynesbury. (S) Hist. of Huntingdon, V2, 1932, Eynesbury. [Ellen’s son Oliver claimed the same in 1285.]

1282-90, Helen (Elaine) de la Suche (Zouche), wife of Alan de la Suche (Zouche) mentioned in a petition of Sarah de Warwick.

Bef. 8/20/1296, Ellen died.

Family notes:

8/20/1296, 6 writs on the succession of Elena la Zousche in Scotland, Alan la Zuche, son of Sir Roger de la Suche, is her next heir, and age 24 years of age and more. … (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Ireland, 1884, P215.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P175. (S) Dictionary of National Biography, V63.

Children of Alan and Ellen:

i. Alan la Zuche, born ~1239 in England.

12/25/1262, Whereas the whole march of Wales is disturbed by L. son of Griffin and his accomplices …  the king is sending Alan la Zuche, justice of the forest on this side Trent, to the said march for the preservation of the peace and the defence of those parts, he commands the justice to deliver the castles of Edward, the king's son, to wit, Chester, Beston and Shotwik to Eudo la Zuche, brother of the said Alan, without delay to keep in the name of the said Alan until his arrival. (S) CPRs.

ii. Roger la Zouche (121688172), born 1241 in England.

iii. Eudes la Zouche (2500242), born ~1245 in England.

iv. Margery la Zouche (121691299), born ~1247 in England.

v. Oliver la Zouche (60841026), born ~1250 in England.

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