Sir Walter de Lacy, Lord Meath

Male 1172 - 1241  (~ 69 years)


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  • Name Walter de Lacy 
    Title Sir 
    Suffix Lord Meath 
    Alt Birth 0___ 1150  [1
    Born ~ 1172  Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 0___ 1241  Trim Castle, Meath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I48105  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2018 

    Family Margaret de Braose, Lady of Trim,   b. 1177, (Bramber, Sussex, England) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1255, Corfe Castle, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1200  Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Children 
     1. Petronilla Lacy,   b. ~1195, County Meath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 9 Mar 1290  (Age ~ 94 years)
     2. Gilbert de Lacy,   b. ~1200, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 25 Dec 1230  (Age ~ 30 years)
     3. Egidia de Lacy,   b. ~ 1205, (Ireland) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0___ 1239  (Age ~ 34 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F17729  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - ~ 1172 - Herefordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Nov 1200 - Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0___ 1241 - Trim Castle, Meath, Ireland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Walter de Lacy (c. 1172Ė1241) was Lord of Meath in Ireland. He was also a substantial land owner in Weobley, Herefordshire, in Ludlow, Shropshire, in Ewyas Lacy in the Welsh Marches, and several lands in Normandy.[1]

      He was the eldest son of Hugh de Lacy, a leading Cambro-Norman baron in the Norman invasion of Ireland.

      Life

      With his father he built Trim Castle (Irish: 'Caislethe‚an Bhaile Atha Troim) in Trim, County Meath.

      During the revolt of Prince John Lackland, Lord of Ireland, against his brother, King Richard the Lionheart, in 1193-94, Walter joined with John de Courcy to support Richard. Walter apprehended some knights loyal to John along with Peter Pipard, John's justiciar in Ireland.[2] Walter did homage to Richard for his lands in Ireland in 1194, receiving his lordship of Meath.[2] After mounting the throne of England in 1199, John wrote to his justiciar in Ireland to complain that de Courcy and de Lacy had destroyed John's land of Ireland.[2] Walter had made John his enemy.[2]

      In 1203, John granted custody of the city of Limerick to Walter's father-in-law, William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber.[3] As de Braose was an absentee, Walter served as de Braose's deputy in Limerick.[3]

      In 1206-07, Walter became involved in a conflict with Meiler Fitzhenry, Justiciar of Ireland, and Walter's feudal tenants for lands in Meath; Meiler had seized Limerick.[3] King John summoned Walter to appear before him in England in April, 1207.[4] After Walter's brother Hugh de Lacy, 1st Earl of Ulster, had taken Meiler FitzHenry prisoner, John in March, 1208 acquiesced in giving Walter a new charter for his lands in Meath.[4] Upon his return to Ireland later in 1208, Walter may have acted as Justiciar of Ireland in lieu of the deposed Meiler fitz Henry.[5] By this time, John had begun his infamous persecution of Walter's father-in-law, de Braose, who fled to Ireland.[5]

      On 20 June 1210, King John landed in Crook, now in Co. Waterford, with his feudal levy and a force of Flemish mercenaries; John marched north through Leinster.[5] When John reached Dublin on 27 or 28 June, Walter attempted to throw himself on John's mercy, sending five of his tenants to Dublin to place his lands in Meath back in the king's hand, and disclaiming any attempt to shelter his brother Hugh from John's wrath.[6] John attacked eastern Meath, and was joined by 400 of Walter's deserting followers.[6] John would hold Walter's lands in Meath for five years.[7]

      In 1211 Walter erected the castle on Turbet Island in the abortive Anglo-Norman attempt to gain control of West Ulster.

      Attempting to secure support in Ireland against the brewing revolt that would lead to Magna Carta, John began negotiations to restore Walter to his lands in Meath in the summer of 1215.[7]

      Walter was Sheriff of Herefordshire from 1218 to 1222. In 1230 he joined with Geoffrey de Marisco and Richard M‚or de Burgh to subdue Aedh mac Ruaidri ” Conchobair, King of Connacht.

      He was a benefactor to the abbeys of Lanthony and Craswall (Herefordshire) and also founded the abbey of Beaubec in Ireland.

      On his death his estate was divided between his granddaughters Margery and Maud.

      Ancestry

      [show]Ancestors of Walter de Lacy, Lord of Meath

      Family, Marriage and Issue

      He married Margaret de Braose, the daughter of William de Braose, 4th Lord of Bramber and Maud de St. Valery and had issue.

      Petronilla (or Pernal) de Lacy (c.1201 Ė after 25 November 1288), married Sir Ralph VI de Toeni, Lord of Flamstead, son of Sir Roger IV de Toeni, Lord of Flamstead & Constance de Beaumont.

      Egidia de Lacy (also called Gille) who married Richard Mor de Burgh Lord of Connaught and Strathearn. Together they had many notable descendants, including Elizabeth de Burgh, Catherine Parr,[9] Margaret de Clare, the Earls of Ormond, King Edward IV of England, King Richard III of England, and many other British monarchs.

      Gilbert de Lacy of Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire was taken hostage for his father in August 1215. He predeceased his father before 25 December 1230. Gilbert married Isabel Bigod, daughter of Sir Hugh Bigod, 3rd Earl of Norfolk (Magna Charta Surety) & Maud Marshal. They had 1 son and 2
      daughters:

      Walter de Lacy, who married Rohese le Botiller but had no issue. Walter died between 1238 and 1241.

      Margery (Margaret) de Lacy, who married Sir John de Verdun, Lord of Westmeath, the son of Theobald le Botiller, 2nd Chief Butler of Ireland and Rohese de Verdun.

      Maud de Lacy, who married Lord Geoffrey de Geneville, Justiciar of Ireland, the son of Simon de Joinville, Seneschal of Champagne, and Beatrix of Burgundy.[10] Together Geoffrey and Maud had at least three children:[a]

      Geoffrey de Geneville (died 1283)

      Sir Piers de Geneville, of Trim and Ludlow (1256- shortly before June 1292), who in his turn married in 1283 Jeanne of Lusignan by whom he had three daughters, including Joan de Geneville, 2nd Baroness Geneville.

      Joan de Geneville, married Gerald FitzMaurice FitzGerald (died 1287).

      end of biography [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S4571] " William (de Braose) BRUCE", profile, http://gw.geneanet.org/belfast8?n=bruce&oc=1&p=william+de+braose&type=fiche, retr.

    2. [S10713] "Walter de Lacy, Lord of Meath" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by D.

    3. [S12281] "Alice Beauchamp formerly Toeni", Biography, Pedigree & Registry, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Toeni-51, revisited or r.

    4. [S10715] "Margaret de Braose, Lady of Trim" biography, which was abstracted, downloaded and published Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 b.