Richard DE LA HAYE of Brattleby
- Born: Brattleby, Lincolnshire, England
- Married: 1146
- Died: 24 Apr 1169
Compiler's 24/26 x great-grandfather
His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated May 1111 under which his maternal grandfather “Picotus filius Colwani Linc. cum uxore et quodam nepote…Ricardi et quadam nepte…Cecilia” donated revenue from "villa…Suttona et Luttona" to Spalding Monastery. Henry I King of England confirmed the possessions of Holy Trinity, Lessay, including the donations by "Robertus de Haia Ricardus et Eudonis nepos" [which appears to be garbled] with the advice of "Muriele uxoris sue et filiorum suorum Ricardi…Radulfi", by charter dated 1126. A charter dated to  of Geoffroy Duke of Normandy, Comte d’Anjou, records the notification to the archbishop of Rouen of an enquiry into the possessions of Bayeux church, including a donation made "coram Ricardo de Haia et Roberto de Novo Burgo et Roberto de Curceio". "…Ricardus de Haya…" witnessed the charter dated to [end 1150/early Sep 1151] under which "H. dux Normannorum" granted privileges to the citizens of Rouen. "Ricardus de Humez constabularius, Richardus de Haia…" witnessed the charter dated under which Henri Duke of Normandy notified a judgment relating to the house of the late "Conani thesaurarii" by charter dated to [1152/54]. Henry II King of England confirmed "Ric de Haia" in the possession of his father’s lands, including "constabularia sua de Lincolscii, custodia castelli mei Linc", by charter dated to [1155/58]. “Rich. de Haia et Mat. uxor eius” donated “villam Cambringeham” in England to Blanchelande abbey by undated charter. Henry II King of England confirmed the property of the abbey of Blanchelande, including donations by "…Ricardus de Haya et Matildis uxor eius, predicte ecclesie fundatores, et Radulfus de Haya Ricardi nepos, et Willelmus de Vernone et Ricardus eius filius…" by charter dated 1157. “Ricardus de Haia” donated “molendino de Welletune” in England to Blanchelande abbey by undated charter, witnessed by "T. Ragin. de Maisnillo nepote meo…" The Red Book of the Exchequer refers to "Ricardus de Haya xvi m, de novo iv m" in Lincolnshire in [1167/68].
Robert of Torigny records the death in 1169 of "Richardus de Haia", adding that he left "filias tres". The Red Book of the Exchequer refers to "Ricardus de Haya xx l" in Lincolnshire in [1171/72], which suggests that Richard’s date of death as reported by Robert of Torigny may be incorrect. The obituary of Lincoln Cathedral records the death “VIII Kal Apr” of “Ricardus de Heia”. Henry II King of England confirmed the possessions of the abbey of Lessai, including donations by "Turstini Haldup et Eudonis filii eius" confirmed by "Roberti de Haia et Murielis uxoris sue et Richardi et Radulfi filiorum eorum", by charter dated [1185/Jan 1188]. 1
Richard married Mathilde DE VERNON, daughter of William DE VERNON Lord of Shipbrook and Lucy DE TANCARVILLE, in 1146. (Mathilde DE VERNON was born in Shipbrook, Northwich, Cheshire, England and died on an unknown date.)