Roger FitzJohn DE LACY, Constable of Chester
Matilda (Maud) DE CLARE
Robert "the elder" DE QUINCY
(Abt 1188-1217)
Hawise DE KEVELIOC, Countess of Lincoln
(Abt 1178-1243)
John DE LACY, 1st Earl of Lincoln
(Abt 1192-1240)
Margaret DE QUINCY, Countess of Lincoln
(Bef 1208-1266)
Edmund DE LACY, 2nd Earl of Lincoln


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Alasia DI SALUZZO, Countess of Lincoln

  • Henry DE LACY, 3rd Earl of Lincoln+
  • John DE LACY
  • Margaret DE LACY

Edmund DE LACY, 2nd Earl of Lincoln

  • Born: 1230
  • Married: Early May 1247, Woodstock, Kent, England
  • Died: 2 Jun 1258
  • Buried: Stanlow Abbey, Cheshire, England

  Research Notes:

A manuscript history of the Lacy family names “Edmundum de Lacy comitem, constabularium Cestriæ”, born in 1230, as son of “Johannes de Lacy primus comes Lincolniæ” and his second wife, but adding that he predeceased his mother and therefore did not succeed as Earl of Lincoln.

He succeeded his father in 1240 as Earl of Lincoln, although he does not appear to have been formally invested with the earldom. “Edmundus de Lascy constabularius Cestriæ” donated property to Roche Abbey, for the souls of “patris mei Johannis de Lascy et Margaretæ matris meæ, et Alesiæ uxoris meæ”, by undated charter.

The Annals of Tewkesbury record the death in 1257 of “Eadmundus de Lacy frater Matilidis comitissæ Gloucestriæ” and his burial “apud ---”. 1


Grant to [Amadeus, count of Savoy and marquess of Italy] that the king will marry one of the daughters of the count's daughter, who he shall send to England, either to John de Warenna, who will be earl of Warenne, or to Edmund de Lacy, who will be earl of Lincoln, who are boys in the ward of the king.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 3, p. 469


10 Feb 1249

Because the king has heard by an inquisition that he ordered to be taken by the sheriff of Staffordshire that J. earl of Lincoln, constable of Chester, was seised as of fee on the day he died of 8s. of rent with appurtenances in the manor of Leek and of 31s. 5d. of rent with appurtenances in the manor of Culveton’, both of which are in the king’s hand by reason of the custody of the land and heir of the aforesaid earl. Order to the sheriff of Staffordshire to cause Edmund de Lacy, son and heir of the aforesaid earl, to whom the king has rendered all lands of his inheritance then in the king’s hand, to have full seisin of the aforesaid rent.

26 May 1249

Order to the barons of the Exchequer to place in respite the demand for £100 which they make by summons of the Exchequer from Edmund de Lacy, who is underage and in the king’s custody, for a debt of John de Lacy, formerly earl of Lincoln, Edmund’s father, until Edmund lawfully comes of age.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 33 Hen. III, 119, 233


23 Jun 1253

The king has granted to Edmund de Lacy for as long as it pleases the king this custody of the hundred of Staincliffe rendering therefor at the Exchequer 40 m. per annum, namely one moiety at Michaelmas and the other moiety at Easter.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 37 Hen. III, 1018

24 Jun 1253, Southwick

Appointment, during pleasure, of Edmund de Lacy to keep the hundred of Steinclif, co. York, rendering 40 marks a year at the Exchequer.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 201


1 Sep 1254, Bordeaux

Ratification of a marriage to be contracted between George son of William de Cantilupo and Margaret daughter of Edmund de Lacy, as their parents, in whose power they are, have arranged...

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 326


11 Dec 1255, Reading

Appointment of Edmund de Lacy to keep the manor of Melleburn for seven years from Michaelmas last, rendering 50l. a year at the Exchequer and answering at the end of the term for the stock or the price thereof; with mandate to the tenants to be intendant to him.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 453


23 Dec 1256, Merton

Whereas a covenant has been agreed upon between Edmund de Lacy and William Lungespe for a marriage between Henry the firstborn son and heir of Edmund and Margaret the firstborn daughter and heir of William, so that if Henry die before contracting the said marriage, then John the younger son of Edmund shall be married to her....

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, p. 534


9 Feb 1257, Westminster

Edmund de Lacy has made fine with the king by ten marks of gold for having the king’s grant and confirmation of the marriage contracted between Henry first-born son and an heir of the same Edmund and Margaret first-born daughter and heiress of William Longespée, whereof he has paid five marks of gold in the Wardrobe on Sunday next after the Purification of the Blessed Mary to Artald de Sancto Romano and he will pay the other five marks in the same Wardrobe in the quindene of St. John the Baptist.

Calendar of Fine Rolls, 41 Hen. III, 416


29 May 1258, Clarendon

Grant to Edmund de Lacy that the will which he has made shall stand and that his executors shall have free administration thereof; and the king and his heirs will go to the heirs of the said Edmund for any debts which may be due at the Exchequer at his death.

19 Jun 1258, Oxford

Appointment of Peter de Percy to enquire by the oath of good men of the counties of York and Lancaster how much land Edmund de Lacy held of the king in chief in those counties, and how much of others, by what service, how much the lands are worth yearly, who is his heir, and his age.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Hen. III, vol. 4, pp. 631, 663

  Marriage Information:

Edmund married Alasia DI SALUZZO, daughter of Manfredo III, Marchese DI SALUZZO, and Béatrice DE SAVOIE, in early May 1247 in Woodstock, Kent, England. (Alasia DI SALUZZO was born about 1236 and died before 12 Jul 1311.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Edmund.

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