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Roger de Lacy, 2nd Baron Lacy

Birthplace: Ewias Lacy,Herefordshire,England
Death: 1106 (39-49)
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter de Lacy, 1st Baron Lacy and Emmeline de Lacy
Husband of NN wife of Roger De Lacy
Father of Gilbert de Lacy, 3rd Baron Lacy
Brother of Hugh de Lacy; Ermeline de Lacy; Walter de Lacy, Abbot of Gloucester; Agnes de Lacy; Emma de Lacy and 1 other

Occupation: Ludlow Castle (builder), Almeley Castle, Eardisley Castle, Weobley exiled in 1095
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About Roger de Lacy, 2nd Baron Lacy

Roger de Lacy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Retrieved 15 March 2015

Roger de Lacy,[1](died after 1106) was an Anglo-Norman nobleman, a Marcher Lord on the Welsh border. Roger was a castle builder, particularly at Ludlow Castle.

Lands and titles

From Walter de Lacy (died 1085) he inherited Castle Frome, Herefordshire.[2] The Domesday Survey (1086) shows Roger holding also Ocle Pychard,[3] Almeley Castle,[4] and Eardisley Castle.[5] He had an insecure lordship at Ewias Lacy now known as Longtown Castle on the modern day Welsh border.,[6] in Longtown, Herefordshire; Stanton Lacy was probably also his after Walter. His main stronghold was Weobley.[7] He held directly from the King.[8]

Rebel Baron[

He took part in the rebellion of 1088 against William Rufus, with the other local lords Osbern fitzRichard of Richard's Castle, Ralf of Mortemer, and Bernard of Neufmarche.[9] He was later implicated in the conspiracy of 1095 against William, and was exiled.[10]

Legacy of family conflict

Weobley passed to his brother Hugh de Lacy who died before 1115 when the de Lacy lands passed to Pain fitzJohn. Roger's son Gilbert de Lacy spent much effort recovering the Longtown and Ludlow holdings.[11]


  1. Roger of Lacy, Lassy. Alternative spellings: Roger de Laci, Roger de Lacie, Roger de Lascy.
  2. CRSBI: St Michael and All Angels, Castle Frome, Herefordshire
  3. Fleming 2003, p. 166.
  4. Untitled Document
  5. Untitled Document
  6. [1], PDF, p.11.
  7. History of Weobley
  8. brucehassan :: Eardisley Castle
  9. Frank Barlow, William Rufus (1983) p.82.
  10. Barlow, p.347, 358.
  11. My Lines - Person Page 327


  • Fleming, Robin (18 December 2003). Domesday Book and the Law: Society and Legal Custom in Early Medieval England. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-52846-7.
  • Remfry, P.M., Longtown Castle, 1048 to 1241 (ISBN 1-899376-29-1)
  • Remfry, P.M., The Castles of Ewias Lacy, 1048 to 1403 (ISBN 1-899376-37-2)


Son of Walter de Lacy and wife Emmeline

ROGER de Lacy (-after [1107/22]). Domesday Book records that “Roger de Lacy” held Enborne, Kintbury Hundred, and Childrey in Wantage Hundred, in Berkshire; land in Kiddington, Mongewell and Salford in Oxfordshire; several properties in Gloucestershire, numerous properties in Herefordshire; several properties in Shropshire[33]. Henry I King of England granted property of "Walterus de Lacy et Rogerus et Hugo filii eius" to St Guthlac’s, Hereford by charter dated to [1107/22][34]. Lord of the manor of Stanton Lacy, Shropshire.


  • [33] Domesday Translation, Berkshire, XLV, p. 155, Oxfordshire, LIX, pp. 443-4, Gloucestershire, XXXIX, pp. 462-3, Herefordshire, X, pp. 507-10, Shropshire, VII, pp. 714-5.
  • [34] Johnson, C. & Cronne, H. A. (ed.) (1956) Regesta Regem Anglo-Normannorum (Oxford), Vol. II, Appendix, CLVIII, p. 347.
  • Balfour, David. “The Origins of the Longchamp Family.” Medieval Prosopography, vol. 18, 1997, pp. 73–92. JSTOR, Accessed 16 Aug. 2020.


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Ewias Lacy,Herefordshire,England
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