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Sir Knight Alan La Zouche

July 12, 2014

Sir Alan II La Zouche was born about 1203 in Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire, England and died on 10 Aug 1270 in England. He was the son of Roger La Zouche.
Sir Alan married Helen de Quincy before 1242 in Winchester, Hampshire, England. Helen was born about 1222 in Winchester, Hampshire, England. She was the daughter of Roger de Quincy and Henen of Galloway. She died before 20 Aug 1296 in England.
Sir Alan was appointed, by Henry III, Constable of the Tower of London.
1. Margery La Zouche was born about 1251 in Clavering, Essex, England. Margery married Robert Fitzroger Clavering about 1265. Robert was born about 1247 in Clavering, Essex, England. He was the son of Roger Fitzjohn De Bailol Clavering. He died on 29 Apr 1310.
2. Eon (Eudes) le Zouche was born about 1244 in Ashby, Leicestershire, England and died before 25 Jun 1279.

Both of  Sir Alan’s children, Margery and Eudo, are my ancestors.  This is the paternal line:

Sir Knight Alan II Knight Baron of Ashby Constable of the Tower of London de la Zouche (1205 – 1270)
is your 23rd great grandfather
Margery La Zouche (1247 – 1329)
daughter of Sir Knight Alan II Knight Baron of Ashby Constable of the Tower of London de la Zouche
daughter of Margery La Zouche
RALPH DE NEVILLE (1291 – 1367)
Sir John ‘3rd Baron de Raby’ Neville, Admiral of the Kings Fleet (1341 – 1388)
Thomas De Neville (1362 – 1406)
son of Sir John ‘3rd Baron de Raby’ Neville, Admiral of the Kings Fleet
Maude de Neville (1392 – 1421)
daughter of Thomas De Neville
John Talbot (1413 – 1460)
son of Maude de Neville
Isabel Talbot (1444 – 1531)
daughter of John Talbot
Sir Richard Ashton (1460 – 1549)
son of Isabel Talbot
Sir Christopher Ashton (1493 – 1519)
son of Sir Richard Ashton
Lady Elizabeth Ashton (1524 – 1588)
daughter of Sir Christopher Ashton
Capt Roger Dudley (1535 – 1585)
son of Lady Elizabeth Ashton
Gov Thomas Dudley (1576 – 1653)
son of Capt Roger Dudley
Anne Dudley (1612 – 1672)
daughter of Gov Thomas Dudley
John Bradstreet (1652 – 1718)
son of Anne Dudley
Mercy Bradstreet (1689 – 1725)
daughter of John Bradstreet
Caleb Hazen (1720 – 1777)
son of Mercy Bradstreet
Mercy Hazen (1747 – 1819)
daughter of Caleb Hazen
Martha Mead (1784 – 1860)
daughter of Mercy Hazen
Abner Morse (1808 – 1838)
son of Martha Mead
Daniel Rowland Morse (1838 – 1910)
son of Abner Morse
Jason A Morse (1862 – 1932)
son of Daniel Rowland Morse
Ernest Abner Morse (1890 – 1965)
son of Jason A Morse
Richard Arden Morse (1920 – 2004)
son of Ernest Abner Morse
Pamela Morse
I am the daughter of Richard Arden Morse

Alan la Zouche (born about 1203) was summoned to accompany King Henry III to France in the 26th year of Henry’s reign. (Henry III was king from 1216 to 1272.) Within the next ten years, the whole county of Chester and all of North Wales were placed under Alan’s government. In the 45th year of Henry’s reign, Alan In the 45th year of the same reign he obtained a charter for a weekly market at Ashby-La-Zouche, in Leicestershire, and for two fairs in the year at Swavesey. At about the same time, Alan was made warden of the forests south of Trent and sheriff of Northamptonshire. In the 46th year of Henry’s reign, Alan was made Justice Iternerant for the counties of Southamptom, Buckingham, and Northampton. In the next three years, he was made Constable of the Tower of London, and Governor of the castle at Northampton. In 1268, he was violently attacked in Westminster Hall by John, Earl of Warren and Surrey, who had a dispute with Alan about some land. Alan’s son Roger was with him at the time, and Alan was severely wounded.

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You know we have a place called ashby de la zouche in the UK? I wonder if it is connected

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July 13, 2014

That is the one. I have them on both sides, the LaZouches..they were very political and fancy..and I love the sound of the name.



July 13, 2014

I love your family tree and the history that it cover. WOW.

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

July 14, 2014

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