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Roger la Zouche

Male Abt 1292 - 1349  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name Roger la Zouche 
    Born Abt 1292  of Lubbesthorpe, Blaby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1349  [1
    Alternate death Aft 25 Jun 1353  [2
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I3594  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2017 

    Father Roger la Zouche,   b. of Lubbesthorpe, Blaby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Apr 1302 and Sep 1302 
    Mother Julian 
    Family ID F4431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Felicia 
    Children 
    +1. Joan la Zouche,   b. of Lubbesthorpe, Blaby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1376
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F1009  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sheriff of Worcestershire, Warwickshire, and Leicestershire, 6 Oct 1329 to 24 Oct 1330. Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire, March 1334 to June 1340.

      John Watson, 5 Jul 2017, soc.genealogy.medieval (citation details below):

      In August 1322, Roger la Zouche and Ralph his brother performed military service in Scotland, together with their cousin Eon son of William la Zouche of Harringworth (CPR, 1321-1324, 188). In May 1324, Roger and Ralph were among those accused of entering Hugh le Despenser's manors in Leicestershire (CPR, 1321-1324, 387). Sir Roger la Zouche and Ralph his brother, together with their brother-in-law Sir Robert de Helewell and their cousin Eon la Zouche were among those charged with the death of Roger Beler of Kirby Bellars who was murdered at Brooksby, Leicestershire on 19 January 1326 (CPR, 1324-1327, 284). Eon la Zouche fled to France where he died in Paris in April 1326. There are no further mentions of Ralph la Zouche in the records and it is possible he also died with his cousin in France.

      Roger la Zouche's lands in Lubbesthorpe were taken into the king's hands and he at some point was imprisoned at Leicester. On 19 February 1327, he was pardoned for Beler's murder and for breaking out of prison at Leicester (CPR, 1327-1330, 20). After a year and a day his lands in Lubbesthorpe which had been in the king's hands were returned to the feudal overlord William la Zouche who enfeoffed Roger again. From 6 October 1329 to 24 October 1330, Roger was sheriff of Worcester, Warwick and Leicester (CFR, 1327-1337, 151, 193). In February 1331, he was appointed to survey the lands of Roger de Mortimer, Earl of March (CFR, 1327-1337, 236). From March 1334, to June 1340, Roger was sheriff of Warwick and Leicester (CFR, 1327-1337, 391; 1337-1347, 182).

      In March 1337, Roger la Zouche and his brother, the future Archbishop, had licence to alienate in mortmain £10 of rent annually for certain chaplains to celebrate divine service daily in the chapel of Lubbesthorpe and in the church of Clipsham for the souls of the said William and Roger and their ancestors (CPR, 1334-1338, 406). Twelve years later, at the height of the Black Death in England, they still had not obtained all the rents, so in August 1349 they had licence to assign 100 shillings of rent from land in North Witham and Gunby, Lincolnshire, held by their nephew, Robert son of Robert de Helewell (CPR, 1348-1350, 358) and in December 1349 for 60 shillings of rent from property in Lubbesthorpe (CPR, 1348-1350, 432).

      Sir Roger la Zouche, knight, "fratri meo", was one of the executors of Archbishop William's will dated 28 June 1349. The Archbishop died on 19 July 1352 (Test. Ebor, i, 55). Roger was still living on 25 June 1353, when he acknowledged a debt of £1,000 to John de Thoresby, Archbishop of York (CCR, 1349-1354, 602). He probably died shortly afterwards.

  • Sources 
    1. [S822] John P. Ravilious, 27 Apr 2004, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    2. [S1494] John Watson, 5 Jul 2017, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.