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Baron Alan la Zouche & Lady Eleanor de Seagrave

 60844086. Baron Alan la Zouche & 60844087. Lady Eleanor de Seagrave

10/9/1267, Alan born in England, heir & s/o 121688172. Roger la Zouche & 121688173. Ela Longespee.

~1270, Eleanor born in England, d/o 121688174. Nicholas de Seagrave & 121688175. Maud de Lucy.

8/10/1270, Alan’s grandfather with the same name died.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.

Bef. 7/19/1276, Alan’s mother died.

Bef. 10/15/1285, Alan’s father died.

[––Alan & Eleanor––]

By 1286, Alan married Eleanor; her maritagium included the manor of Great Dalby, Leicestershire.

1288, Alan in Gascony with the King as a hostage for Alfonso of Aragon for the fulfillment of agreements.

6/20/1289, Alan son and heir of Roger la Zusche alias la Zuch, la Souche (Zouche): Devon (proof of age). (S) UKNA.

1/4/1290, Writ of plenius certiorari, on the complaint of Alan la Zuche, son and heir of Roger la Zuche, deceased, who held of the king in chief, which Alan, on the day of St. Denis, 16 Edw. I., in the parts of Gascony, came to seek his inheritance as of full age … Yelvertoft, Northampton, held of Sir Roger la Zuche … (S) CIsPM.

7/13/1290, Alan la Zusche, staying in England, nominating … [in Ireland] for 2 years. (S) CPRs.

7/8/1291 at Dublin, Ireland. Pleas … before William fitz Roger, … assize … Emelina de Longespeye, Christiana de Marisco, and Alan la Zouche, heirs of Walter de Ridelesford. Alan and Emelina say that they cannot answer without Christiana their coparcener. (S) Cal. of Doc.’s Relating to Ireland, 1881, P43. [The inheritance was through the Longespee family.]

2/6/1292, Alan la Zusche, staying in England on the king’s service, nominating … in Ireland for 3 years. (S) CPRs.

6/16/1293, Pleas at Dublin, Ireland. … assize of Mort d’Ancestor … To Emelina Lungespeye, Christiana de mariscis, and Alan la Zouche, heirs of Walter de Ridelesford, vouched to warranty by John de Cogan, … had been discharged of the warranty and challenge. (S) (S) Cal. of Doc.’s Relating to Ireland, 1881, P43.

4/15/1294, Protection for Alan de la Zuche, going beyond seas by the king’s command with Eleanor the king’s daughter, countess of Bar [to Bar, expecting her 1st child who was born within 2 months]. (S) CPRs.

1294, Alan served in Gascony when King Edward began a 9-year war to protect lands from Philip IV of France.

10/9/1294, English forces left Portsmouth for France, arriving and going up the Gironde estuary seizing the towns of Castillon, then Macau, then Bourg and Balye.

11/1294, The English began an unsuccessful 10-day siege of Bordeaux. They then went upstream and captured Rions, Podensac and Villeneuve, then back to Bordeaux. [Captured 1/1295]

8/20/1296, 6 writs on the succession of Elena la Zousche [Alan’s grandmother] in Scotland, Alan la Zuche is her next heir, and age 24 years of age and more. … (S) Calendar of Documents Relating to Ireland, 1884, P215.

9/16/1296, Order to deliver to Alan la Zousche the lands of all his tenants that have been taken into the king's hands by reason of their rebellion … (S) CCRs.

1/26/1297, Alan la Zouche summoned to attend the king at Salisbury. (S) Complete Peerage.

8/22/1297, Robert fitz Roger, Alan la Zouche, John de Segrave, Henry Tyeys and John Lovel, serving in the household of Bigod, appeared with him at the Exchecquer in opposition to the tax of an eighth to support the invasion of Flanders, which they claimed had not been properly granted. (S) Edward I, Prestwich, 1988, P433.

8/23/1297, Alan in the service of King Edward as he left England with 500 ships to attack France and assert his rights. Because of the refusal of many barons, Edward only had a small contingent of knights. The army sailed for Flanders to seek additional support.

2/6/1298, Alano La Zousche 1st summoned to parliament by writ. (S) Some Feudal Lords and Their Seals, Walden, 1904, P106.

7/22/1298, Alan fought in the vanguard at the battle of Falkirk. [Alano la Zousche in comitiva Rogeri le Bygod; arms ‘Gules, bezante’.] (S) Scotland in 1298, Gough, 1888, P342.

7/22/1298, King Edward defeated Sir William Wallace (Braveheart) at the battle of Falkirk, Scotland. The Scots defensive position was strong, but based on spearmen with support of some cavalry and archers. Edward’s armored knights were repulsed by the amassed spear points. King Edward brought up his Welsh longbowmen. They cut gaps into the Scottish ranks through which the mounted English knights could charge. The Scots were routed, but Wallace escaped.

9/26/1298, Alan summoned to Carlisle with horses and arms. (S) Complete Peerage.

2/22/1299, Letters for Alan la Zousche, going to the court of Rome, nominating … for 1 year. (S) CPRs.

3/28/1300, “Royal letters patent: inspeximus and confirmation of Magna Carta … Witnesses: … Alan la Zusche, …” (S) UKNA.

3/12/1300, Alan la Zusche, staying in England, nominating … 1 year in Ireland. (S) CPRs.

7/9/1300, Siege of Caerlaverock castle in Scotland began. Alan at the siege.

1300–01, John de Segrave and Sir Geoffrey his brother. John has granted to Geoffrey all the lands and rents which he has in Wisebeche; to him and his issue, rent a rose a year. Witnesses: Sir Nicholas de Segrave, Henry de Segrave, and Simon de Segrave, Sir Alan la Souche, William le Ferers, Hugh le Plesi, Thomas son of Robert le Nevile. (S) UKNA.

2/12/1301, Alanus la Zousche, d’n’s de Assheby, joined in the Baron’s Letter to the Pope. (S) Complete Peerage. [Alan’s seal has his shield strung from a lion’s neck, and surrounded with 6 lions, from the arms of Longespee, Azure, six lions or. (S) The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1842, P355.

10/24/1302, Alan la Zusche, staying in England, nominating … 1 year in Ireland. (S) CPRs.

1303, Alan served in Scotland. (S) See 6/20/1309.

3/25/1304, Alan la Zusche, staying in England, nominating … in Ireland for 2 years. (S) CPRs.

1304, William la Zouche, born Mortmer, of Richard’s Castle, granted reversion of properties of his kinsman Alan la Zouche [Alan was his maternal great-uncle. He received in reversion the manors of Ashby-de-la-Zouche, Swaresey, and Fulhoum, Shropshire; and Treve, Sussex. (S) Colonial Chesapeake, V2, Cavanagh, 2017, P2180.

6/19/1305, Assignment of dower to Margaret, late the wife of Edmund de Mortuo Mari … a moiety of a fee in Flitte, co. Bedford held of Alan la Zusche … (S) CCRs.

1306, Alan la Zouche with Philip, Aymer and William la Zouche served in Scotland. (S) English Aristocracy at War, Simpkin, 2008, P116.

7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.

11/10/1307, Licence for the alienation in mortmain to the prior and canosn of Charleye by Alan de la Zouche, of a messauge in Shepesheved and the advowson of the church of Maynefeld. (S) CPRs.

1308, Alan summoned to the coronation of King Edward II.

2/24/1308 at Westminster, Edward crowned King Edward II of England.

11/4/1308, Protection until Midsummer for Alan la Zusche making a pilgrimage to Santiago [Sanctum Jacobum – in Spain, legendary burial place of the apostle James]. (S) CPRs.

6/20/1309, Order to acquit Alan la Zousche of one and a half knights' fees, as it appears to the king that he had his service with the late king in his army of Scotland in the 31st year [1303] of his reign. (S) CCRs.

11/7/1310, IPM of John Lovel of Tychmersch. … the manor of Elecombe held of Alan la Zouche as a parcel of the earldom of Winchester. (S) Wiltshire Inquisitions, V37, 1908, P378.

5/18/1311, Commission of oyer and terminer to … Alan la Zusche, on complaint by John de Cherleton and Hawisia his wife, … (S) CPRs.

1311-12, Alan governor of Rockingham castle and steward of Rockingham forest.

12/26/1312, Commission to Alan la Zusche and William Trussel touching the alleged defamation of John de Somery by William de Bereford and others. (S) CPRs.

5/3/1313, Alan going overseas with Amyer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke. (S) CPRs. [This was part of a large contingent going with the King and Queen.]

5/23/1313, King Edward and Queen Isabella left from Dover for a trip to France.

7/15/1313, King Edward and Queen Isabella arrived back in England at Dover.

11/26/1313, Alan last summoned to parliament. (S) Complete Peerage.

1314, Alan, Lord Zouche, knt. of Ashby de la Zouche, died; buried at Brackley, Northamptonshire.

4/24/1314, IPM of Alan la Zousche alias la Zuche, la Souche. Wilts: Stupellavyntone. A moiety of a messuage … Ellen and Maud his daughters are his next heirs, and Maud the younger is aged 24. Devon: Northmolton. The manor … King’s Nymet. The manor … Blaketoriton. The manor … Northampton: [4.75 knights fees] Hals. A capital messuage, … a wind-mill, … Elna the wife of Sir Nicholas de Sancto Mauro, and Maud the wife of Sir Robert de Holand, both aged 26 and more. Sussex: Treve. The manor with the advowson of the chapel … Heirs, Ellen aged 26, and Maud aged 24, as above, and a younger daughter, Elizabeth, aged 20, who has taken the garb of the nuns at Brewode. Oxford: … [2 knights fees] Shipton. The manor … Hertford: Great Gatisdene. The manor, with the advowson of the church … a water-mill … Cambridge: [3 knights fees] Swaviseye and Fulbourne. The manors, with the advowson of the priory of Swaviseye … Huntingdon: [1.5 knights fees] … Leicester [2 knights fees] Asscheby la Zouch. The manor … [many other properties and knights’ fees in these and other counties.] (S) CIsPM.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P176. . (S) Colonial Chesapeake, V2, Cavanagh, 2017, P2180.

Children of Alan and Eleanor: [3 daughters]

i. Ellen la Zouche, born 1288 in England.

Ellen married Nicholas de St. Mauro.

5/25/1314, Nicholas de Sancto Mauro, who married Ellen, one of the daughters and heiresses of Alan la Zousch, … (S) CCRs.

7/29/1314, Nicholas summoned to parliament as Lord Saint Maur.

9/28/1314, Order to deliver to Robert de Holand and Matilda his wife, youngest daughter and co-heiress of Alan la Zusche, tenant in chief, … with the assent of Nicholas de Sancto Mauro and Ellen his wife, eldest daughter and co-heiress of the said Alan … (S) CCRs.

Nicholas died.

By 6/30/1322, Ellen married 2nd Alan de Cherleton. (S) CCRs.

4/16/1325, Order to cause the manor of Gatesden, co. Hertford, to be extended, and divided into 2 equal parts … to cause a moiety thereof to be delivered to Alan de Cherleton and Ellen his wife, 1 of the daughters and heiresses of Alan la Zousch … a moiety to Robert de Holand and Matilda his wife, the other daughter and co-heiress of Alan la Zousch … (S) CCRs.

ii. Maud la Zouche (30422043), born 1290 in England.

iii. Elizabeth la Zouche, born 1294 in England.

Elizabeth became a nun at Brewwood, Staffordshire.

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