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Baron Walter de Lacy & Margaret de Braose

 19989748. Baron Walter de Lacy & 19989749. Margaret de Braose

~1170, Walter born in Wales, England, s/o 39979496. Hugh de Lacy & 39979497. Rohese de Monmouth.

1172 at Wexford, King Henry II granted Hugh de Lacey (Walter’s father) the kingdom of Meath [about 800,000 acres], for 50 knights’ fees, and left him as justiciar of Ireland and constable in Dublin.

1177, Margaret born in England, d/o 189118344. William de Braose & 189118345. Maud de Saint Valery.

7/25/1186, Walter’s father died, Walter a minor.

6/1189, King Henry restored lands forfeited by his father to Walter.

7/6/1189, Richard I succeeded Henry II as King of England.

1194, Walter and John de Courcy, lord of Ulster, ravaged the lands of King Richard in Ireland.

1197, Walter made a peace treaty with King Richard. [John de Courcy did not.]

[––Walter & Margaret––]

~1198, Walter married 2nd Margaret.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

1201, Walter and his younger brother Hugh captured John de Courcy who ruled the eastern coast of Ireland in Ulster. [They were forced by his vassals to release him.] (S) The Reign of King John, Painter, 1979, P46.

4/29/1204, Mandate that the justiciary [of Ireland] cause to be delivered to the Archdeacon of Stafford the hostages of William de Burgh, with the messengers of Walter de Lacy, to be taken to the K.

1204, After John de Courcy refused to attend King John, Walter and Hugh again defeated and captured him.

1206, Walter de Lacy in conflict with the justiciary of Ireland touching the city of Limerick.

4/9/1208, Mandate to Robert de Veerpont [Vipont] to put Hugh de Lascy, the hostage of Walter de Lascy, out of irons, but to detain him in safe custody. (S) Excerpta Historica, 1831, P400.

4/24/1208, King John reconfirmed the lordship of Meath to Walter de Lacy by the service of 50 knights, Fingal in the valley of Dublin by service of 7 knights, in hereditary right for ever.

1208, William de Braose (189118344, father of Margaret) fled to Ireland under a letter of feudal propriety written by William the Marshall [denying knowledge that he knew of a conflict between the King and William when he let him leave.] (S) War and Chivalry, Strickland, 1996, P239. [King John had lost the Norman lands of many of the lords and barons.]

3/13/1208, William de Brewes became a “hostage” of King John, but was placed in the custody of his brother-in-law Walter de Lacy.

1209, “Walter de Lasey, to all to whom this present writing shall come, greeting. …” The Picards or Pychards of Stradewy, 1878, P15.

1210, Walter joined the rebellion of William de Braose.

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.

1210, King John captured Walter at Carrickfergus. Walter and his brother Hugh forced into exile in France.

6/2/1213, King John recalled Walter de Lacy from exile in France. [Hugh refused to return.]

7/29/1213, Walter de Lascy to have full seizin of all his lands, except Ludlow [restored later.] (S) Magni Rotuli Scaccaroii Normanniae, V2, 1844, P-IXXII.

2/1214, King John landed at La Rochelle, France in an expedition into Poitou. Walter accompanied King John when he unsuccessfully invaded France trying to recover his lands.

3/16/1215, Walter de Lacy restored his lands in Ireland, except Ludlow castle.

4/12/1215, Walter restored to Ludlow castle.

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.

7/1215, Walter’s lands in England and the march of Wales returned by King John.

10/9/1215, Walter given the lands of Warin de Muntchenesy.

1216, Walter named sheriff of Hereford, replacing Walter de Clifford.

1216, King John granted Margaret de Lascy 3 ploughlands, to be cleared and cultivated in the royal forest of Aconeburi. (S) Collections Towards the History … Hereford, 1912, P34.

10/18/1216 at Newark, Walter with King John when he died, named an executor of King John’s will. King John had authorized Margaret to found a religious house in Hereford in memory of her parents and brother.

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.

1/20/1217, The K. restores to Walter de Lacy the castle of Drogheda and the cantred of Armaill’, … the same way as he held it when he was disseised by King John. [When the king was to reach maturity, a jury was to decide whether the castle belonged to Walter or to the king.]

2/1217, The Magna Carta extended to Ireland.

5/20/1217, English forces, with the aid of previous rebel barons, defeated the French forces at Lincoln.

1217, Walter de Lascy received in ward his niece, Roseia, d/o Hugh de Lascy, his brother. (S) The Register of the Priory of St. Bees, 1915, P-X.

5/26/1218, The king dispatched Peter fitz Herbert … to call upon Walter de Lacy, Hugh de Mortimer, and Henry de Monmouth, … permitting Reginald de Braosa do have possession of the lands of his father. (S) Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica, 1840, P71.

7/21/1219, Order to … the Exchequer that since the king has granted Walter de Lacy respite, …, from rendering his account for the county of Herefordshire, …. Witness H. de Burgh, justiciar. (S) FRsHIII.

1220, Walter de Lacy, with the English of Meath, crossed the Shannon near Ballyleague and built a castle on the Connaught side of the river.

6/15/1221, Order to place in respite, …, the demand for scutage … from Walter de Lacy for 51 knights’ fees … (S) FRsHIII.

6/24/1223, Writ of the King to the archbishop of Dublin offering to commit for 5 years to Walter de Lacy and others the land which Hugh de Lacy demands [Walter did not take the offer of his brother’s lands.]

1224, Walter de Lascy opposed Hubert de Burgh over the surrender of some castles. (S) Transactions of the Royal History Society, 1907, P 216.

6/1224, Mandate to the justiciar of Ireland to cause Hugh, son of King of Connaught, to have Orun Conmacin and Caled, which William de Lacy, the king’s enemy, held in Ireland. (S) O’Conors of Connaught, O’Donovan, 1891, P91.

5/13/1225, The K. to William Marshall … justiciary of Ireland. Walter de Lacy makes the K. a fine of 300 marks to have siesin of the land of his knights and free tenants in Ireland, taken … because they went against the K. in Hugh de Lacy’s war.

8/1226, The King of Connaught was summoned to King Henry at Dublin under the safe conduct of William de Lacy.

5/11/1227, The king has given respite to Walter de Lacy, …, from the 200m.  that are exacted from him by summons of the Exchequer for the pledge for Thomas of Erdington. (S) FRsHIII.

3/9/1228, Richard de Burgo, justiciar of Ireland, is ordered to take into the King’s hand the castle of Trum, and lands of Walter de Lascy in Ireland, unless the said Walter keep the terms made with the king for payment … (S) Ann. Rpt. Dep. Keeper, Vs23-27, P70.

Bef. 12/25/1230, Walter’s son and heir Gilbert died.

11/1231, King Henry III sent Walter gifts of venison and wood.

11/1231­-8/1233, Walter serving King Henry III in Ireland; entrusted with 3 important castles in Ulster. [The problems in Ireland were associated with Walter’s brother Hugh.]

4/1233, Margaret traveled to the papal court to request that the Hospitallers be removed from control of Aconbury.

12/1233, King Henry III sent Walter back to Ireland.

6/1234, Margaret claimed inability to settle the dispute with the Hospitallers because her husband was away in Ireland. [The judges considered this contempt and gave Aconbury to the Hospitallers.]

8/1/1234, Walter de Lascy, being at Trim in Ireland, certifies that he has seisin and conceded to William de Lucy, for his homage and service, the Stewardship of all of Walter’s lands in England. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V5, P270.

Aft. 4/1236, Margaret accused of moving some of the nuns out of the convent.

7/1237, The Pope Gregory IX settled the case between Margaret and the Hospitallers; effectively in Margaret’s favor.

5/15/1238, Notification to … justiciary of Ireland, that Walter de Lascy came before the king at Westminster, in his court, and acknowledged that Walter, son of Gilbert de Lascy, firstborn son of the said Walter, is his heir of all of his inheritiance of lands in England and Ireland … (S) CPRs.

12/19/1240, Walter distained for £100 owed the Jews of Oxford.

2/24/1241, Walter, Lord of Meath in Ireland, of Weobley, Herefordshire, died in Meath.


3/4/1241, Margaret granted the manor of Staunton Lacy.

11/6/1241, Grant to Margaret who was the wife of Walter de Lacy, of all fruits and rents accruing from Walter’s lands in Ireland from the time of his death.

11/27/1241, Margaret assigned part of her dower in Ludlow, Ireland.

5/4/1242, Mandate to … and William de Cantilupo to assign out of the lands in the king’s hands with the heirs of Walter de Lacy, to Margery late his wife, reasonable dower, … (S) CPRs.

9/19/1242, The K. … it is his pleasure that Margert de Lacy shall have the third part of the good and chattled of Walter de Lacy, her late husband … the king retains 2 parts of them as payment of Walter’s debts to the K.

5/1/1243, Mandate to the justiciary of Ireland to casue to be inquired whether dower was assigned to Margaret de Lacy ‘ad ostium eclesiae’ when she married Walter de Lacy, or whether she was endowed of a third part of his land.

Bef. 2/19/1244, Margaret died in Ireland.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P849. (S) Hospitaller women in the Middle Ages, Luttrel, 2006. (S) King John, the Braoses, and the Celtic Fringe, Holden. (S) Picards of Pychards, 1878, P14. (S) Cal. of Doc.’s Relating to Ireland, GBPRO, 1875.

Children of Walter and Margaret:

i. Gilbert de Lacy  (9994874), born ~1200 in Ireland.

ii. Egidia de Lacy (243380825), born ~1210 in Ireland.

iii. Pernel de Lacy  (9994936), born ~1213 in Ireland.

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