John FitzRichard de Lacy 6th Baron of Halton 1 2
- Born: Abt 1150, Halton, West Riding, Yorkshire, England
- Marriage (1): Alice de Mandeville about 1164 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England
- Died: 11 Oct 1198, Tyre, Lebanon about age 48
- Buried: Stanlow Abbey, Cheshire, England
Other names for John were John de Lacie and John de Lacy.
Inherited the baronies of Halton and Pontefract, with the constableship of Chester, and assumed the surname de Lacie, through his mother, whose first husband was Henry, feudal Baron de Lacie.
From Wikipedia - List of Barons of Halton :
6 John FitzRichard
The son of Richard FitzEustace. He was a Governor in Ireland for Henry II . Being a patron of science, he maintained an astronomer at Halton Castle. He founded a Cistercian monastery at Stanlow . In 1190 he granted the second known charter for a ferry at Runcorn Gap. He served with Richard I in the Third Crusade and died at the siege of Tyre .
Wikipedia (Barons of Halton) has "died at the siege of Tyre [in 1190]."
Magna Charta Barons has d. in the Holy Land, 1179.
From Wikipedia - Stanlow Abbey :
Stanlow Abbey (or Stanlaw Abbey) was a Cistercian abbey situated on Stanlow Point on the banks of the River Mersey in the Wirral Peninsula , Cheshire , England (grid reference SJ427773 ).
The abbey was founded in 1178 by John FitzRichard , the sixth Baron of Halton . Roger de Lacy , John de Lacy and Edmund de Lacy , respectively the 7th, 8th and 9th Barons of Halton, were buried at Stanlow. The abbey was in an exposed situation near the Mersey estuary and it suffered from a series of disasters. In 1279 it was flooded by water from the Mersey and in 1287 during a fierce storm, its tower collapsed and part of the abbey was destroyed by fire. The monks appealed to the pope for the monastery to be moved to a better site and, with the pope's consent and the agreement of Edward I and Henry de Lacy , the 10th Baron, they moved to Whalley Abbey near Clitheroe , Lancashire . This move took place in 1296. However a small cell of monks remained on the site until the Reformation , the site becoming a grange of Whalley Abbey. The remains of the abbey lie between the Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal . The standing remains include two sandstone walls and a re-used doorway, and the buried features include part of a drain leading to the River Gowy . These remains are recognised as a scheduled monument .
Noted events in his life were:
• Baron of Halton and Pontefract castles, 1171-1190.
• Hereditary Constable of Chester.
• Founded: Stanlow Abbey, 1178, Wirral Peninsula, Cheshire, England.
• Governor: in Ireland. for Henry II.
John married Alice de Mandeville, daughter of Geoffrey de Mandeville and Rohese de Vere Countess of Essex, about 1164 in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England. (Alice de Mandeville was born about 1146 in Rycote, Great Haseley, Oxford, England.)