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Gilbert de Lacy

Male - Aft 1163


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  • Name Gilbert de Lacy 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1163  The Near East Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I162  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of Barbara Hagan, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of Thomas Butler, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Roger de Lacy,   d. 1106 
    Family ID F2736  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Hugh de Lacy,   b. of Meath, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1185
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F2501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

      "[S]on of the Roger de Lacy disinherited and banished in 1096. He had succeeded his father on the family's Norman estates of Lassy and Campeaux by 1133. He returned to England and was with King Stephen at Easter 1136, but was disappointed of any hope of recovering those of his father's extensive lands in the Welsh borders [...]

      "In the civil war Lacy sided with the empress: in 1138 his kinsman Geoffrey Talbot fortified Weobley (one of Lacy's chief castles) unsuccessfully against Stephen; the two then led an army which attacked Bath. [...H]e profited from the anarchy which prevailed in the southern marches and in the end recovered most of his father's lands. [...]

      "In 1158 or 1159 Lacy resigned his lands to his eldest son, Robert (who was himself succeeded by his brother Hugh de Lacy in 1162), and joined the templars. At Whitsuntide 1160 he was in France with the templars who guaranteed the peace treaty between Henry II and Louis VII. Later in 1160 or 1161 he had reached Jerusalem and he became preceptor of his order in the county of Tripoli, where in 1163 he was among the leaders of a crusader army resisting Nur-ad-Din."

  • Sources 
    1. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).