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Justiciar John Fitz Geoffrey & Isabel le Bigod & Sir Gilbert de Lacy

 9954822. Justiciar John Fitz Geoffrey & 9954823. Isabel le Bigod & 9994874. Sir Gilbert de Lacy 

~1200, Gilbert born in Meath, Ireland, heir & s/o 19989748. Walter de Lacy & 19989749. Margaret de Braose. (S) Notes and Queries, 1883, P417.

~1208, John born in England, s/o 189118338. Geoffrey Fitz Piers & 19909644. Aveline de Clare.

~1210, Isabel born in Suffolk, England, d/o 19909646. Sir Hugh Bigod & 47279561. Matilda Marshall.

8/1215, Gilbert was a hostage for his father.

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

5/17/1218, … gives the king 20s for summoning Gilbert de Lacy, knight, to be before the justices … (S) FRsHIII.

11/23/1219, Gilbert de Lacy gives the king 100s for having a weekly market on Wednesdays at his manor of Britford and for having an annual 3-day fair there on the eve, feast and morrow of St. Peter in Chains. (S) FRsHIII.

2/1225, Isabel’s father died.

5/12/1226, Charter of Gilbert, son of Walter de Lascy. Pledges himself to the K. … restore … castles of Carrickfergus, Antrim, and Rath, … (S) Cal. of Doc’s Relating to Ireland, V1, P208.

[–––Gilbert & Isabel–––]

~1225, Gilbert married Isabel.

1228, King Henry and his court arrived on the border with Wales at Montgomery castle to negotiate.

9/3/1228, Command is given to Gilbert de Lacy, … to come to the king at Montgomery with horses and arms, … (S) Lords of the Central Marches, Holden, 2008, P96. [King Henry sent a summons to more than 100 others that went into battle against the Welsh, the 1st documented general call to military service of the king.]

1229-30, Gilbert died before his father; buried at Llanthony, Wales. [Likely in King Henry’s invasion of Brittany.]


10/14/1213, John’s father died.

1224, John’s mother died.

1229, Maud FitzGeoffrey (94559169) received manors in Essex and property in Hampshire by settlement with her half-brother John.

[–––John & Isabel–––]

1230-31, John married Isabel.

11/2/1233, Pardon to John son of Geoffrey of 20 marks out of the £40 … for the farm of the town of Eilesbiry … (S) CPRs.

11/8/1233, The fine of Hugh d’Aubigny for having his lands. Pledges of the said Hugh … John fitz Geoffrey for 100 m … Warin de Munchesney for 100m.  … Bertram de Criel for 20m.  … William Mauduit for 40m.  … William Bardolf for 50m.  … John de Vaux for 20m.  Payn de Chaworth for 40m.  … Ralph de Bray for 20m.  William de Percy for 200m.  … (S) FRsHIII.

4/12/1234, Restitution to John son of Geoffrey and Isabel his wife, of the castle and honor of Ewyas Lascy, which were assigned to her dower of the lands late of Gilbert de Lascy, sometime her husband … (S) CPRs..

5/30/1234, Appointment during pleasure of John son of Geoffrey to the custody of the county of York. (S) CPRs.

7/12/1235, Bond of the king … Hospital of Jerusalem of England … attorned the following … John son of Geoffrey and his heirs to pay to them £60 … of the farm of the town of Eylesbiry … (S) CPRs. [Revoked on the same date, reinstituted 9 Sept.]

5/1/1236, John son of Geoffrey to deliver the castles of Scardeburgh and Pikering to Brian fitz Alan, appointed to the custody of the county of York. (S) CPRs.

1237, John sent to the Council of Lyons to protest the papal tribute.

4/1/1237, Payn de Chaworth has made fine with the king by 200m.  for having custody of the land and heir of Margaret de la Ferté , … He has found Simon de Montfort as pledge for 25 m., H. de Bohun, earl of Essex and Hereford, for 25 m., …, John fitz Geoffrey for 25 m., …. (S) FRsHIII.

9/17/1237, Notification … John son of Geoffrey, Emery de Sancto Amando, … at Nottingham … received … (S) CPRs.

9/25/1237 at York, By treaty, Alexander II of Scotland asserted to King Henry of England that he was owed Northumberland as dowry of Joanna. King Henry acknowledge a grant of Tynedale in Northumberland, as well as the Earldom of Chester. … witness … John, son of Geoffrey … (S) POMS.

9/20/1238, Grant … church of Burton, … By John son of Geoffrey. (S) CPRs.

5/30/1239, John granted a fair at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.

11/16/1240, Grant to John son of Geoffrey, because the king is certified that Savary de Boun, who married his sister, is non compos mentis, that if through the madness … any misfortune … the heirs of the said Savary shall not be disinheritied … (S) CPRs.

8/7/1241, John son of Geoffrey and Henry de Aldithelegh to conduct David son of Llewelin in coming to the king at Shrewsbury. (S) CPRs.

7/25/1241, the King gave to John Fitz Geoffrey the marriage of Robert, s/o John de Veteri Ponte for a fine of 200 marks.

10/21/1241, Appoint to Jon son of Geoffrey as justice of the forest for all counties … on this side of Trent. (S) CPRs.

4/7/1242, Protection with clause volumus for the following so long as they are on the king’s service beyond seas … John son of Geoffrey …  (S) CPRs.

5/1/1242, Acknowledgement of the payment by John son of Geoffrey with the other keepers of the king’s treasure deposited at Bristol, … of £1638 … (S) CPRs.

5/20/1242, Hugh X de Lusignan and 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.

5/30/1242 at Pons., France, Power to H. de Bohun, earl of Hereford, John son of Geoffrey, … to receive and make amends for attacks by or upon the men of the king of France during the last truce. (S) CPRs.

6/19/1242 at Saintes, France, Mandate to … and W. de Cantilupo that, if John son of Geoffrey can cultivate and enclose with a dyke 60 acres in the heath of Sloudon within the New Forest, … permit this to be done. (S) CPRs. [Another grant at Pons on 7/25.]

7/1242, The English and French armies met at the battles of Taillebourgh and Saintes, with the superior sized French force winning. In the same month, King Henry returned to England.

8/8/1242 at Blaye, France, Charter to Giles de Cancellis, knight of R. count of Poitou and Cornwall, the king’s brother, … whole land of Kanewedon, late of Eudo the king’s brother, … co. Essex … Witnesses:- R. count of Poitou and Cornwall; S. de Monteforti, earl of Leicester; John son of Geoffrey; Hugh de Vivona; Nicholas de Molis; … (S) CPRs.

9/1/1242 at Bordeaux, France, Grant to John son of Geoffrey of the marriage of the sons and heirs of John de Veteri Ponte, for a fine of 200 marks … (S) CPRs. [John married his daughter Isabel to Robert de Veteri Ponte. John witnessed multiple charters in Bordeaux during this time.]

11/9/1242 at Reole, France, Licence … for Raymund Buke, burgess of Frunzak, to lade tow ships with wines of ‘rek’ … to take them where he will … By John son of Geoffrey. (S) CPRs. [Nov & Dec John also authorized activities at La Suave Majeure, France.]

11/14/1242 at La Reole, France, John granted the manor of Whaddon, Buckingham by the King. (S) CPRs.

12/1242–9/1243 in Bordeaux, France, John witnessed charters, authorized activities, given assignments by the king, …. (S) CPRs.

1/6/1243 in Bordeaux, King’s charter to Matthew Besylles, … Witnesses:—William Lungespee, John son of Geoffrey, H. de Vivona, John de Grey, John de Plesseto, R. de Muscegros, Paulinus Peyvre, Nicholas de Bolevill, William de Cheny … (S) CPRs.

4/1243, King Henry arranged a 5-year truce with France. All of Poitou and some towns in Gascony were ceded to France.

Aft. 9/1243,  John returned to England.

1/27/1244 at Windsor, John appointed to received the rents of Guy de Russilun, whom the king sent on embassage. (S) CPRs.

8/12/1244, R. count of Poitou and Cornwall; S. de Monteforti, earl of Leicester; William de Cantilupo, John son of Geoffrey, and John Maunsel have mainperned for the king to the count of Flanders. (S) CPRs.

By 1245, John appointed Justicar and Treasurer of Ireland with a yearly grant of £500, in time of peace, at the Exchequer of Dublin. (S) CPRs. [The king later added £100 for expenses.]

11/3/1245, Mandate to John son of Geoffrey, the justiciary, and the treasurer of Ireland to pay the freight of two ships … (S) CPRs.

4/20/1246, Mandate to the treasurer and chamberlains of the Exchequer, Dublin, to deliver to Richard de la Rokele (15209476, John’s nephew), when he arrive in Ireland with J. son of Geoffrey, the justiciary, 20 marks to buy a horse, of the king's gift. (S) CPRs.

1246, John given multiple mandates by the king, assigned to hold and deliver castles and lands, including those of the deceased earl of Pembroke, … (S) CPRs.

6/25/1247, Acknowlegment of the delivery … by John son of Geoffrey, justiciary of Ireland, of £661 8s 10d of the treasure of Ireland … (S) CPRs.

1247-1248, John continues to serve as justiciar in Ireland. (S) CPRs.

11/7/1249, John son of Geoffrey, justiciary of Ireland. (S) CPRs.

1/21/1251, Theobald Butler, ward of John granted him 3000 marks. [And would marry his daughter Joan.]

4/18/1253, John son of Geoffrey, justiciary of Ireland, bound to the king of 500 marks for the wardship of the land and heirs of Theobald le Butiller and the marriage of the heirs, the profit from the wardship of the lands late of Gerald de Prendregest and the marriage of the heirs who issued from daughter of John de Cogan, wardship of the lands late of Robert fitz Richard and the marriage of the heirs. (S) CPRs.

1253, John granted by charter in inheritance the cantred of Isles of Thomon in Ireland by the King. (S) CPRs, 9/7/1254.

8/6/1253, King Henry sailed for Gascony from Portsmouth with 300 ships. John traveled to France with the king and queen.

2/14/1254, Charter granting to Edward, the king’s firstborn son and heir, the whole land of Ireland, … John son of Geoffrey, justiciary of Ireland, has been commanded to give him seisin of the whole land of Ireland, … (S) CPRs.

3/16/1254, to J. son of Geoffrey, justiciary of Ireland, touching the whole land of Ireland, except the cities of Dublin and Lymerik … Richard de la Rokele is the said Edward's attorney to take seisin. (S) CPRs.

12/9/1254 in Paris, France, The king has selected John son of Geoffrey, justicary of Ireland, and Master Peter Frankyn to proceed in the business touching the king of the one part, and the count of Toulouse of the other part, touching damages on both sides, and will ratify whatever they do. (S) CPRs.

1/1255, King Henry and Queen Eleanor’s retinue returned to England.

3/26/1255, John son of Geoffrey, justicary of Ireland, and steward of Edward the king’s son. (S) CPRs.

7/22/1257, There came to the Guildhall of London the Earl Marshal, Sir Simon de Montfort, John Fitz-Geoffrey, and others, bringing with them a Charter, to which were appended the seals of many Barons, as also the seal of his lordship the King and of his son Edward; who thereby gave their assent, and made oath, that they would hold and observe whatever the aforesaid Barons should provide for the advantage and amendment of the realm; the persons so sent putting the Mayor and Aldermen, and others of the City, to the question whether they would assent to the provision so made by them. (S) Chron’s of the Mayors and Sheriffs of London, 1863.

8/25/1257 at Abergele in Camp., Admission to the king’s peace of David son of Griffin, … and Oweyn his brother … shall keep the lands … which Llewelin son of Griffin, their brother now holds, … By K. Edward his son, William de Valencia, John son of Geoffrey, Philip Basset, Robert Walerand, Peter de Monte Forti and Roger de Monte Alto, steward of Chester. (S) CPRs.

1/10/1258, Grant for life to John son of Geoffrey the he shall have every year 120 tuns of wine of reck or of vintage wines, as he pleases, … (S) CPRs.

4/1258, Men of Amyer, bishop-elect of Winchester, and half-brother of King Henry, attacked and killed servants of John FitzGeoffrey. (S) Chronicles of the Age of Chivalry, 2000, P88. [The King offered John no redress.]

7/6/1258, John a member of the king’s council meeting at Winchester, where the Provisions of Oxford were drawn up, and a council of 15 was elected to help govern. (S) CPRs.

11/14/1258, 300 marks are charged against the Bishop [elect] of Winchester for trespassing on John’s property.

11/23/1258, John, custodian of Bristol castle, died.


Isabel died, buried at Grey Friar's, Worcester.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P849.

Family notes:

·         Isabel is listed in older genealogies as d/o Ralph Bigod, s/o Hugh, a chronological impossibility.

Children of Gilbert and Isabel:

i. Walter de lacy, born ? in England. [Heir]

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.

Bef. 1240, Walter died before his grandfather.

ii. Margery de Lacy (9994761), born ~1227 in Suffolk, England.

iii. Maud de Lacy (4997437), born ~1229 in England.

Children of John and Isabel:

i.. Maud Fitz John (11819499), born ~1231 in England.

ii. Isabel Fitz John (4997411), born ~1235 in England.

iii. John Fitz John, born ~1236 in Ireland.

John married Margery Basset, d/o 23638994. Regent Philip Basset & 23638995. Hawise de Louvain.

7/22/1259, John succeeded his father.                        

12/14/1264, John summoned as a baron to parliament.

1276, John died without issue; succeeded by his brother Richard.

iv. Aveline Fitz John (121690413), born ~1238 in England.

iv. Richard Fitz Geoffrey , born ~1240 in Ireland.

1276, Richard succeeded his brother John.

6/23/1295, Richard summoned to parliament as a baron.

1297, Richard died in Gascony.

9/26/1297, IPM of Richard son of John. Essex: Fanbregg. The manor … Maud de Bellocampo (11819499), countess of Warwick, eldest sister of the said Richard, Robert de Clifford, son of Isabel de Clifford daughter of Isabel de Veteri Ponte, and Idonea, daughter of the same Isabel de Veteri Ponte (4997411) the second sister, Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster (60845206), son of Avelina (121690413) the third sister, and Joan late the wife of Theobald le Botiler the fourth sister of the said Richard son of John, are his next heirs. (S) CIsPM.

4/16/1298, … William de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick (11819498), who has taken to wife Maud, eldest sister and heir of Richard son of John … Idonia de Leyburn [d/o Isabel (4997411)], niece and heir of Richard … Robert de Clifford (1249352) [gs/o Isabel], kinsman and heir of Richard … Richard de Burgo, earl of Ulster, kinsman and heir [through Joan], … Joan la Butiller, sister and heir of Richard … (S) CFRs.

v. Joan Fitz John, born ~1245 in Ireland.

7/7/1249, Theobald is listed as age 6 in his father’s inquest. (S) Lancashire Inquests, Extents, and Feudal Aids, Farrer, 1903, P174.

1/21/1251, Theobald ward of John Fitz Geoffrey, granted him 3000 marks.

Joan married Theobald (b.1243), s/o Theobald le Botiler (d.1248) & Margery de Burgh. [Theobald (d.1248) s/o 94559106. Theobald le Botiller & 94559107. Roesia de Verdun.]

9/1285, Theobald died in Ireland, buried in Arklow abbey, co. Wicklow. (S) Lancashire Inquests, Extents, and Feudal Aids, Farrer, 1903, P268.

2/20/1286, Theobald’s lands were delivered into custody of his widow Joan. She received a dower of £23, 19 shillings, 10 pence. (S) Record Series, Yorkshire Arch. Soc., 1898, P46.

1297, Joan a coheir to her brother Richard.

(S) The Complete Peerage, VII, Cokayne, et. al., 2000.


·          Theobald le Butlier, born ? in Ireland. 1289, Theobald gave 100 mares to have seisin of his lands in Ireland.

·          Edmund le Butler, born ~1270 in Ireland.

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