de Lacy
(-Bef 1069)
Emma
Walter de Lacy
(-1085)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Emmeline

Walter de Lacy

  • Marriage (1): Emmeline
  • Died: 27 Mar 1085 1

  General Notes:

WALTER de Lacy, son of --- de Lacy & [his wife Emma ---] (-27 Mar 1085). Ellis suggests that Walter de Lacy was the brother of Ilbert de Lacy, highlighting that Walter held a "knight´s fee in Lassy and Campeaux" in Normandy from Odo Bishop of Bayeux and that "this fief was afterwards held in parage by the heirs of Walter and Ilbert". He shows the supposed brothers in his genealogical table as born from different mothers. Presumably he bases this on Emma naming only her son Ilbert in the charter which is quoted above. However, there could be many explanations for the omission of Walter from the document and, assuming that the two were brothers, it seems probable that Emma was also the mother of Walter, who gave this name to his second daughter. The Historia sancti Petri Gloucestriĉ records that "Walterus de Lacy" donated "terras de Ledene" in 1080, with the consent of "rege Willelmo seniore", when "Waltero filio suo tunc parvulo" entered the monastery, "tempore Serlonis abbatis" [abbot from 1072 to 1104]. The Historia sancti Petri Gloucestriĉ records the death "VI Kal Apr" 1085 of "Walterus fundator Sancti Petri Hereford", his burial "Gloucestriĉ in capitulo", and the donation of "villam quinque hidarum Duntesborne tempore Serlonis abbatis" [abbot from 1072 to 1104] made by "uxor eius Ermelina".

m [as her first husband,] EMMELINE, daughter of --- (-after 27 Mar 1085). The Historia sancti Petri Gloucestriĉ records the death "VI Kal Apr" 1085 of "Walterus fundator Sancti Petri Hereford", his burial "Gloucestriĉ in capitulo", and the donation of "villam quinque hidarum Duntesborne tempore Serlonis abbatis" [abbot from 1072 to 1104] made by "uxor eius Ermelina". Domesday Book records "Roger de Lacy" holding Siddington in Gloucestershire, adding that "his mother holds it as her dower land". A charter of Stephen King of England dated 1138 confirmed donations to Gloucester St Peter including the donation by "Emelinĉ uxoris Walterii de Laceio" of "Duntesburna". [There are indications that Emmeline may have married secondly Arnoul de Hesdin . Both families made numerous donations to Gloucester St Peter, although it has not yet proved possible to link any of the names of land donated to both families, but most significantly the Historia sancti Petri Gloucestriĉ, in a list of holdings, records (in order) donations made by "Walterus de Lacy dedit Leden, Ernulfus de Hesding dedit Lyncoholt, Hermelina de Lacy dedit pro anima viri sui Duntesbourne…". The interposition of Arnoul´s name between Walter de Lacy and his wife Emmeline is best explained if he was Emmeline´s second husband. From a chronological point of view, the two marriages would fit. It should be emphasised that this suggestion is speculative. If it is correct, she could have been Emmeline, daughter of [Dreux de Baladon & his wife ---].]

Walter & his wife had [eight] children: Roger, Walter, Hugh, two children, a daughter, [Emmeline] and [Emma]. 1


Walter married Emmeline. (Emmeline died after 27 Mar 1085 1.)


Sources


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

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