Justiciar Hugh De Lacy IRELAND
(-Abt 1186)


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1. Rose De CLARE
2. Rohesia De CLARE

Justiciar Hugh De Lacy IRELAND

  • Died: Abt Jul 1186, , , Ireland

   Another name for Hugh was IRELAND Justiciar.

   Ancestral File Number: 922N-ZD.

   General Notes:

Justiciar of IRELAND.

The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch I, p54:
[1074] "Already Norman families, who were to make so much of the history of the comingcenturies, were rooted in the land. Montfort and Mortimer; Percy, Beauchamp, and Mowbray; Ferrers and Lacy; Beaumont, Mandeville, and Grantmesnil; Clare, Bigod, and Bohun; and many others of equal or nearly equal name. All these were as yet ofno higher than baronial rank, but if we could trust the chroniclers, we should be able to make out in addition a considerable list of earldoms which William had established by this date or soon afterwards, in many parts of England, and in these were other great names..."
Ch XIV p299: [1172] "...Meath was granted as a fief to Hugh of Lacy on the service of fifty knights. He was also made governor of Dublin and Justiciar of Ireland, but this title is the only evidence that he was to be regarded as the representative of the king..."
p330: "...Some regulation of Irish affairs was necessary. Richard `Strongbow,' Earl of Pembroke and Lord of Leinster, who had been mad justiciar after the rebellion, had died early in1176, and his successor in office, William Fitz Adelin, had not proved the right man in the place...Hugh of Lacy, Henry's first justiciar, was reappointed to that office, but there was as yet no thought of sending John, who was then eleven years old, to occupy his future kingdom."
Chap XVI, p343: "...In the summer of the next year, 1186, news came, in the words of a contemporary, `that a certain Irishman had cut off the head of Hugh of Lacy,' Henry is said to have rejoiced atthe news, for, though he had never found it possible to get along for any length of time without the help of Hugh of Lacy in Ireland, he had always looked upon his measures and success with suspicion. Now he ordered John to go over at once andseize into his hand Hugh's land and castles..."
Ch XIX, p393: [1199] "...On the part of a considerable number of the barons- the names that are recorded are those of old historic families, Beaumont, Ferrers, Mowbray, De Lacy, the Earls ofClare and Chester- there was found to be opposition to taking the oath of fealty on the ground of injustice committed by the administration..."
Ch XX, p417: "The year 1210 is marked by an expedition of John with an army to Ireland. Not only were William de Braose and his wife to be punished, but the Lacies had been for some time altogether too independent, and the conduct of William Marshal was not satisfactory...
"John landed in Ireland about June 20, and traversed withhis army all that part of the country which was occupied by Anglo-Norman settlers without finding any serious opposition. William Marshal entertained his host for two days with all loyalty. The Lacies and William de Braose's family fled before him from one place to another and finally escaped out of the island to Scotland. Carrickfergus, in which Hugh de Lacy had thought to stand a siege, resisted for a few days and then surrendered..."

A History of the Plantagenets, Vol I, The Conquering Family, Thomas B Costain, 1949, Doubleday & Co, p251:
"As [King John] drew near the appointed place [at Runnymede], the sound of cheering reached their ears, mingled with the neighing of horses and the loud, clear blast of trumpets.Coming into sight of the shore opposite the island, they saw it was filled with armed horsemen, the sun shining on helmets and breastplates and on lances held erect to display the proudest pennons in England: the colors of Bigod, of Bohun, ofPercy, of Lacey, and Mowbray, and De Vere. The reined in suddenly, his face red with mortification. Here for the first time he saw with his own eyes the tangible evedince of the unanimity of the barons in opposition to him. They had refused tofollow him on his continental forays. It had taken hatred of him to bring them out thus in full force!"

Ancestral File Ver 4.10 922N-ZD.

   Marriage Information:

Hugh married Rose De CLARE, daughter of Earl Gilbert De Clare HERTFORD and Adeliza De CLERMONT. (Rose De CLARE was born about 1115 in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales.)

   Marriage Information:

Hugh also married Rohesia De CLARE, daughter of Earl Gilbert De Clare HERTFORD and Adeliza De CLERMONT. (Rohesia De CLARE was born about 1090 in Clare, Suffolk, England and died in 1149 in , , England.)

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