Roger de Lacy 7th Baron of Halton 1 2 3
- Born: 1170, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
- Marriage (1): Maud de Clere
- Died: 1212, Pontefract, West Riding, Yorkshire, England at age 42
- Buried: Stanlaw Abbey, Chester, England
Another name for Roger was Roger de Lacie.
From Wikipedia - Roger de Lacy (1170-1211) [stub as of 5/31/09] :
On Robert de Lacy's death in 1194 the castle was inherited by his aunt's great-grandson Roger Fitz-Eustace, Constable of Cheshire, on the condition that he adopted the de Lacy name.[citation needed ]
He was the constable of Chester. Under the banner of Richard the Lionheart, Roger assisted at the siege of Acon, in 1192 and shared in the subsequent triumphs of that chivalrous monarch. At the accession of John, he was a person of great eminence, for we find him shortly after the coronation of that prince, deputed with the Sheriff of Northumberland, and other great men, to conduct William, King of Scotland, to Lincoln, where the English king had fixed to give him an interview; and the next year he was one of the barons present at Lincoln, when Davis, of Scotland, did homage and fealty to King John. In the time of this Roger, Ranulph, Earl of Chester, having entered Wales at the head of some forces, was compelled, by superior numbers, to shut himself up in the castle of Rothelan, where, being closely besieged by the Welsh, he sent for aid to the constable of Chester. Hugh Lupus, the 1st Earl of Chester, in his charter of foundation of the abbey of St. Werberg, at Chester, had given a privilege to the frequenters of Chester fair, "That they should not be apprehended for theft, or any other offense during the time of the fair, unless the crime was committed therein."[citation needed ] This privilege made the fair, of course, the resort of thieves and vagabonds from all parts of the kingdom. Accordingly, the constable, Roger de Lacy, forthwith marched to his relief, at the head of a concourse of people, then collected at the fair of Chester, consisting of minstrels, and loose characters of all description, forming altogether so numerous a body, that the besiegers, at their approach, mistaking them for soldiers, immediately raised the siege. For this timely service, the Earl of Chester conferred upon De Lacy and his heirs, the patronage of all the minstrels in those parts, which patronage the constable transferred to his steward; and was enjoyed for many years afterwards. Roger died in 1211. Roger was succeeded by his son, John.
From Wikipedia - de Lacy :
Baron Roger de Lacy
Roger de Lacy (1171, Lincoln, - 1212, Pontefract) was commander at Château-Gaillard . Roger de Lacy served John of England the younger brother of Richard I of England and defended the Château against Philip II of France . Amongst his other titles, he was the 7th Baron of Halton . Roger de Lacy is buried in Stanlow Abbey .
http://www.smokykin.com/ged/f002/f48/a0024867.htm has b. 1171
aka Stanlow Abbey
Noted events in his life were:
• Lord of Halton and Pontefract.
• Hereditary Constable of Chester.
• Siege of Açon, 1192. Assisted at the siege under Richard the Lion-Hearted.
Roger married Maud de Clere.