Name: Roger De Lacy
Occupation: Justicar of England
Change Date: 3 JAN 2005
He took his maternal great grandfather?s surname.
Was heir both to the de Laci and Fitz-Eustace estates. However Albreda de Lizours made her grandson quit all claims to the de Lizour estates.
Roger de Lizours then assumed the name of Roger de Laci and founded the second de Laci family.
Again their seat was at the fortress and palace of Pontefract.
At the time of Richard II Roger de Laci was accompanied by William de Bellomonte (Beaumont) in the third Crusade of the time.
m. Maud De Clare ABT 1191.
The Seventh Baron of Halton. The Constable of Chester, Justicar of England, and Baron of Pontefract. He was born in Lincolnshire. He married Maude de Clare. In 1192 he fought alongside King Richard at the siege of Acre. The Lord of Pontefract Castle from 1193 to 1211. Roger was castellan of Chateau Galliard, Richard I's famed castle in Normandy, when Phillip II of France laid siege to it in 1203-1204. Phillip said that he would take the castle even if its walls were made of steel. Richard retorted that he would hold it even if its walls were made of butter. Roger de Lacey lost the contest, but put up an heroic struggle. He died in 1211.
Father: John Fitzeustace
Mother: Alice de Mandeville
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