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Roger La Zouche, 20th Great grandfather

June 5, 2015 6 Comments

Roger La Zouche

Roger La Zouche

Roger la Zusche, for his fidelity to King John, had a grant from that monarch of the manors of Petersfield and Maple Durham, co. Southampton, part of the lands of Geoffrey de Mandeville, one of the rebellious barons then in arms. In the next reign he was Sheriff of Devonshire, and had further grants from the crown. Roger la Zouche, Sheriff of Devonshire, between 1228 and 1231,was a younger son of Alan la Zouche and Alice de Belmeis. He was born circa 1182 in Ashby, Leicestershire, England. He was the heir of his brother William in 1199. He married Margaret (?) before 1203. He was a witness to Henry III’s confirmation of the Magna Charta. He died before 14 May 1238. The Roger la Zouche family manor, built in the 12th century, was converted into Ashby de la Zouche Castle in 1447 by Lord William Hastings.

Roger la Zouche [elder brother William dsp 1199], of Ashby-de-la-Zouche, Leics; served in Poitou, possibly under Geoffrey (died 1205), an illegitimate son of King John who held the homour of Perche and led an expedition of mercenaries to France in 1205, and again in 1214, though under some other leader; served in Ireland 1210; took an oath to uphold the baronial enforcement of Magna Carta 1215 but witnessed a charter issued by John 1216, hence had presumably switched support to the King by then; benefited from substantial land grants in Cambs, Devon, Hants and Norfolk at John’s and Henry III’s hands; Sheriff of Devon 1228-31; a witness to Henry III’s confirmation of Magna Carta Jan 1236/7; married Margaret (died in or after 1220 or even as late as 1232 or after) and died by 14 May 1238. [Burke’s Peerage]

Roger la Zusche who, for his fidelity to King John, had a grant from that monarch of the manors of Petersfield and Maple Durham, co. Southampton, part of the lands of Geffrey de Mandeville, one of the rebellious barons then in arms. In the next reign he was sheriff of Devonshire and had further grants from the crown. By Margaret, his wife, he had issue, Alan, his successor, and William, who left an only dau., Joice, who m. Robert Mortimer, of Richard’s Castle, and had issue, Hugh Mortimer, summoned to parliament as Lord Mortimer, of Richard’s Castle; and William Mortimer, who assumed the surname of Zouche, and was summoned to parliament as Lord Zouche, of Mortimer. He was s. by his elder son, Sir Alan la Zouche. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke’s Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 598, Zouche, Baron Zouche, of Ashby, co. Leicester]—————–Ancestral Roots, p. 43, younger son (of Alan Ceoche of La Coche), heir to brother William 1199, sheriff of Devonshire 1228-31, a witness to Henry III’s confirmation of the Magna Carta, d. shortly before 14 May 1238. Browning, p. 308, lists him as son of Roger, son of Alain IV, Viscount de Rohan, Count of Brittany and Mabilla, dau. of Raoul II, Lord of Fourgeres.————————————————————————– ———–ROGER LA ZOUCHE, brother and heir, paid £100 to have William’s lands in 1199. Those in England were seized, before 1204, while he was in Brittany, because of the war in Normandy, and he proffered 100m. to regain possession of them in that year. He served in Poitou, 1204-05 and 1214; was in Ireland, 1210; and swore to support the Barons who were enforcing Magna Carta in 1215. However, he soon joined the King, for he witnessed a royal charter, 11 June 1216, and was rewarded, both at the end of John’s reign and during the opening years of Henry III, with numerous grants of land. He had licence to go on pilgrimage to Santiago, 6 August 1220; was given money as a royal messenger, October 1224; was going to Brittany, with the King’s leave, May 1228; Sheriff of Devon, 10 November 1228-April 1231. In May 1229 he, with Philip Daubeney and Godfrey de Crawcombe, was allowed 100m. to cover the costs of a mission across the seas for the King. He served in Brittany, 1230; was ordered to find one knight at the King’s cost to aid the Duke of Brittany, 1234; and was among those who witnessed Henry III’s confirmation of Magna Carta at Westminster, 28 January 1236/7. He married Margaret, who was living in 1220 and presumably 1232. He died shortly before 14 May 1238. [Complete Peerage XII/2:931-2, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

Roger Devonshire La Zouche (1175 – 1238)
is my 20th great grandfather
Sir Knight Alan II Knight Baron of Ashby Constable of the Tower of London de la Zouche (1205 – 1270)
son of Roger Devonshire La Zouche
Eudo LaZouche (1245 – 1279)
son of Sir Knight Alan II Knight Baron of Ashby Constable of the Tower of London de la Zouche
Elizabeth La Zouche (1274 – 1297)
daughter of Eudo LaZouche
Nicholas Poyntz (1303 – 1376)
son of Elizabeth La Zouche
Nicholas Poyntz (1355 – 1372)
son of Nicholas Poyntz
Pontius Poyntz (1372 – 1393)
son of Nicholas Poyntz
John Poyntz (1412 – 1447)
son of Pontius Poyntz
William Poyntz (1455 – 1494)
son of John Poyntz
Thomas Poyntz (1480 – 1562)
son of William Poyntz
Lady Susanna Elizabeth Poyntz (1528 – 1613)
daughter of Thomas Poyntz
Elizabeth Saltonstall (1557 – 1621)
daughter of Lady Susanna Elizabeth Poyntz
Henry Wyche (1604 – 1678)
son of Elizabeth Saltonstall
Henry Wyche (1648 – 1714)
son of Henry Wyche
George Wyche (1685 – 1757)
son of Henry Wyche
Peter Wyche (1712 – 1757)
son of George Wyche
Drury Wyche (1741 – 1784)
son of Peter Wyche
Mary Polly Wyche (1774 – 1852)
daughter of Drury Wyche
John Samuel Taylor (1798 – 1873)
son of Mary Polly Wyche
William Ellison Taylor (1839 – 1918)
son of John Samuel Taylor
George Harvey Taylor (1884 – 1941)
son of William Ellison Taylor
Ruby Lee Taylor (1922 – 2008)
daughter of George Harvey Taylor
Pamela Morse
I am the daughter of Ruby Lee Taylor

Baron Zouche is a title that has been created three times in thePeerage of England.  The de la Zouche family descended from Alan de la Zouche, sometimes called Alan de Porhoët and Alan la Coche (c. 1093-1150), a Breton who settled in England during the reign of Henry II. He was the son of Vicomte Geoffrey I de Porhoët and Hawisa of Brittany. He married Adeline (Alice) de Belmeis, daughter of Phillip de Belmeis and Maud la Meschine and died at North Molton in North Devon. He obtained Ashby in Leicestershire(called after him Ashby-de-la-Zouch) by his marriage. His son was Roger la Zouche (c. 1175 – bef. 14 May 1238). Roger La Zouche became the father of Alan la Zouche (1205–1270) and Eudo La Zouche.   Alan was justice of Chester and justice ofIreland under Henry III of England. He was loyal to the king during the struggle with the barons, fought at the Battle of Lewesand helped to arrange the peace of Kenilworth. As the result of a quarrel over some lands with John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey, he was seriously injured in Westminster Hall by the earl and his retainers, and died on 10 August 1270.Eudo La Zouche married Millicent de Cantilupe.  Alan’s grandson, Alan la Zouche, was summoned to Parliament on 6 February 1299 as Baron la Zouche of Ashby. He was governor of Rockingham Castle and steward of Rockingham Forest. However, this barony fell into abeyance on his death in 1314. Another grandson of Alan de la Zouche was William la Zouche, Lord of Haryngworth, who wassummoned to Parliament as Baron Zouche, of Haryngworth, on 16 August 1308. His great-great-great-grandson, the fifth Baron, married Alice Seymour, 6th Baroness St Maur, and assumed this peerage in her right. Their son succeeded to both titles; his stepmother, Elizabeth St. John, was an aunt of the future Henry VII, a connection which proved useful to later members of the family. The seventh Baron was attainted in 1485 for loyalty to Richard III but was eventually restored to his title and a portion of his lands. On the death in 1625 of the eleventh and twelfth Baron, the peerages fell into abeyance between the latter’s daughters Hon. Elizabeth and Hon. Mary. However, in 1815 the Barony of Zouche was called out of abeyance in favour of Sir Cecil Bishopp, 8th Baronet, of Parham Park (see Bishopp baronets of Parham), who became the twelfth Baron Zouche. Through his mother he was a descendant of the aforementioned Hon. Elizabeth. The Barony of St Maur, however, remains in abeyance to this day. His two sons had died before him and on his death in 1828 he was succeeded in the Baronetcy by a cousin, while the Barony of Zouche once again fell into abeyance, this time between his two daughters Hon. Harriet Anne Curzon and Katherine Annabella, Lady Brooke-Pechell. His eldest son Lieutenant-Colonel Cecil Bisshopp had died in 1813 at age 30 at Ontario, Canada, from wounds received in action against the Americans in the War of 1812. The abeyance was terminated the following year in favour of Hon. Harriet Anne, who became the thirteenth Baroness. Known as Baroness de la Zouch, she was the wife of Hon. Robert Curzon, younger son of Assheton Curzon, 1st Viscount Curzon. Her son was the fourteenth Baron. On his death the title passed to his son, the fifteenth Baron, and then to the latter’s sister, the sixteenth Baroness. She never married and was succeeded by her second cousin, the seventeenth Baroness, the granddaughter of a younger son of the thirteenth Baroness. She was succeeded by her grandson, the eighteenth and (As of 2013) present Baron, who had already succeeded his father as 12th Baronet in 1944.Another grandchild of the original Alan de la Zouche, Joyce la Zouche, married Robert Mortimer of Richard’s Castle; one of their younger sons, William la Zouche, took the name of la Zouche and bought Ashby-de-la-Zouch from Alan in 1304, the latter to hold it until his death (1314). On 26 December 1323, he was created, by writ, Baron Zouche of Mortimer. This peerage became abeyant in 1406.Barons la Zouche of Ashby (1299)[edit]Alan la Zouche, 1st Baron la Zouche of Ashby (1267–1314) (abeyant 1314)Barons Zouche of Haryngworth (1308)[edit]Barons Zouche of Haryngworth:[1]William la Zouche, 1st Baron Zouche (18 or 21 December 1276– 11 or 12 March 1351)William la Zouche, 2nd Baron Zouche (c.25 December 1321 – 23 April 1382)William la Zouche, 3rd Baron Zouche (c. 1355 – 4 May 1396)William la Zouche, 4th Baron Zouche (c. 1373 – 3 November 1415)William la Zouche, 5th Baron Zouche (c. 1402 – 25 December 1462)William la Zouche, 6th Baron Zouche, 7th Baron St Maur (c. 1432 – 15 January 1468/9)John la Zouche, 7th Baron Zouche, 8th Baron St Maur (1459 – c. March 1525/6) (His attainder of 1485 was reversed in 1495)John la Zouche, 8th Baron Zouche, 9th Baron St Maur (c. 1486 – 10 August 1550)Richard la Zouche, 9th Baron Zouche, 10th Baron St Maur (c. 1510 – 22 July 1552)George la Zouche, 10th Baron Zouche, 11th Baron St Maur (c. 1526 – 19 June 1569)Edward la Zouche, 11th Baron Zouche, 12th Baron St Maur (6 June 1556 – 18 August 1625) (abeyant 1625)Cecil Bisshopp, 12th Baron Zouche (29 December 1752 – 11 November 1828) (abeyance terminated 1815; abeyant 1828)Harriet Anne Curzon (née Bisshopp), 13th Baroness Zouche (7 September 1787 – 15 May 1870) (abeyance terminated 1829)Robert Curzon, 14th Baron Zouche (16 March 1810 – 2 August 1873) son of 13th BaronessRobert Nathaniel Cecil George Curzon, 15th Baron Zouche (12 July 1851 – 31 July 1914) son of 14th BaronDarea Curzon, 16th Baroness Zouche (1860–1917) sister of 15th BaronMary Cecil Frankland, 17th Baroness Zouche (1875–1965) second cousin of 16th BaronessJames Assheton Frankland, 18th Baron Zouche and 12th Baronet (b. 1943) grandson of 17th BaronessThe heir apparent is the present holder’s son Hon. William Thomas Assheton Frankland (b. 1983).Barons Zouche of Mortimer (1323)[edit]William la Zouche, 1st Baron Zouche of Mortimer (d. 1337)Alan la Zouche, 2nd Baron Zouche of Mortimer (1317–1346)Hugh la Zouche, 3rd Baron Zouche of Mortimer (1338–1368)Robert la Zouche, 4th Baron Zouche of Mortimer (d. 1399)Joyce Burnell, 5th Baroness Zouche of Mortimer (d. 1406) (abeyant 1406)See also[edit]House of RohanBaron St MaurBishop baronets, of ParhamFrankland baronets, of ThirkelbyNotes[edit]Jump up^ Cokayne, George Edward (1910–1959). The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. London: The St. Catherine Press.[page needed]References[edit]Leigh Rayment’s Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]Burke’s Dormant and Extinct Peerages, London, 1883

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