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Eudes la Zouche

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  • Name Eudes la Zouche 
    Birth of Harringworth, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1232  of Ashby de la Zouche, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Death Between 25 Apr 1279 and 25 Jun 1279  [2
    Alternate death Between 28 Apr 1279 and 25 Jun 1279  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Alternate death 1289  [9
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Person ID I8725  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of JMF, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LD, Ancestor of LMW, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK, Ancestor of UKL
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 

    Father Roger la Zouche,   b. Abt 1175, of Black Torrington, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 14 May 1238 (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Margaret Biset,   b. of Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 15 Aug 1232 
    Family ID F1615  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Milicent de Cantelowe   d. Bef 7 Jan 1299 
    Marriage Bef 24 Mar 1269  [10
    +1. Eleanor la Zouche
    +2. Eve la Zouche   d. 5 Dec 1314
    +3. William la Zouche,   b. 18 Dec 1276, Harringworth, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Mar 1352 (Age 75 years)
    Family ID F5595  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 11 Feb 2017 

  • Notes 
    • In this 2010 post to SGM, Douglas Richardson notes that most historical reference works before 1900 placed this Eudes la Zouche a generation later, as a younger son of Alan la Zouche and his wife Ellen de Quincy. Richardson further notes that some descendants of this Eudes la Zouche included Quincy arms among their quarterings, presumably because they believed themselves to be descended from Ellen. But Complete Peerage volume 12 (2) (1959) places Eudes as a younger brother, not a son, of Alan la Zouche, like him a son of Sir Roger la Zouche and his wife Margaret. Citing a 1262 Patent Rolls entry that refers to "Eudo la Zouche, brother of the said Alan," and noting that the record shows Eudes to have been continually active from 1251 to 1279, Richardson goes on to argue that Complete Peerage was in fact correct.

      Note also that the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ("Zouche [de la Zouche] family, magnates") agrees with this placement of Eudes la Zouche.

      "As a younger son Eudo sought advancement through royal service, which he had already entered before 1254 when he escorted Queen Eleanor to join Henry III in Gascony. He associated with the Lord Edward in the late 1250s when he acted as witness to the prince's charters. Furthermore, during disturbances in the Welsh marches in 1262 he was entrusted with the defence of Edward's castles in Cheshire. Eudo's continuing support for the royal cause in the barons' war is suggested by his summons in arms to the king at Windsor in 1263. Royal service notwithstanding it was Eudo's marriage in 1268 to Millicent (d. 1299), widow of John de Montalt and sister and coheir of Sir George de Cantilupe (1251–1273), which established the family's landed fortune." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

      Regarding the date of his marriage to Millicent de Cantelow, Patricia Junkin says here that he "was married to Millicent Cantilupo by 1262 when he is given livery of her lands, including Baseford."

      In a post to SGM on 22 Feb 2017, Douglas Richardson notes that "Eudes la Zouche and his brother, Henry la Zouche, served as manucaptors (or sureties) for their niece, Joyce, daughter and heiress of William la Zouche, in 1272-3. Reference: LTR Memoranda Rolls, E368no46, image 2128 (available at For evidence that Henry la Zouche was the brother of William la Zouche, see Jenkinson & Formoy, Select Cases in the Exchequer of Pleas (Selden Soc. 48) (1932): 80–81."

      This couple were ancestors of President Rutherford B. Hayes.

  • Sources 
    1. [S640] Douglas Richardson, 6 Dec 2010, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    2. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition, by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

    3. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing., year only.

    4. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant ed. Vicary Gibbs, H. A. Doubleday, Duncan Warrand, Howard de Walden, Geoffrey H. White and R. S. Lea. 2nd edition. 14 volumes (1-13, but volume 12 spanned two books), London, The St. Catherine Press, 1910-1959. Volume 14, "Addenda & Corrigenda," ed. Peter W. Hammond, Gloucestershire, Sutton Publishing, 1998.

    5. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    6. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008., year only.

    7. [S831] F. N. Craig, "Lady Millicent's Cat and the Bullers Inheritance." The American Genealogist 70:96, 1996., year only.

    8. [S1016] Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2001.

    9. [S789] The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry by Vernon James Watney. Oxford, 1928.

    10. [S1334] Douglas Richardson, 6 Feb 2017, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.