Richard de Luci
|Richard de Luci|
|Chief Justiciar of England|
1154 – c. September 1178/Easter 1179
|Preceded by||Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester|
|Succeeded by||Ranulf de Glanvill|
|Sheriff of Essex|
|Died||14 July 1179
Lesnes Abbey, Kent
|Children||Godfrey de Luci, Maud de Luci|
His wife Rohese, who is named in several documents, was a sister of Faramus of Boulogne. When Henry II came to the throne in 1154, he was made Chief Justiciar of England jointly with Robert de Beaumont, Earl of Leicester. When de Beaumont died in 1168, Richard de Luci continued to hold the office in his own right.
His mother was Aveline, the niece and heiress of William Goth. In February 1130/31, Henry I in the charter for Séez Cathedral refers to Richard de Luci and his mother Aveline.
An early reference to the de Luci family refers to the render by Henry I of the Lordship of Dice, Norfolk to Richard de Luci, Governor of Falaise, Normandy, after defending it with great valour and heroic conduct when besieged by Geoffrey, Earl of Anjou.
In 1153–4 de Luci was granted Chipping Ongar, Essex by William, son of King Stephen and his wife, Maud of Boulogne, where he built Ongar Castle. He later became the Sheriff of both Essex and Hertfordshire in 1156.
One of the members of his household was Roger fitzReinfrid, the brother of Walter de Coutances. Roger became a royal judge and later donated land to Lesnes Abbey, which had been founded by de Luci.
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- Powicke Handbook of British Chronology p. 69
- Knowles The Monastic Order in England p. 589
- Keats-Rohan Domesday Descendants p. 942
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde Handbook of British Chronology 2nd. ed. London:Royal Historical Society 1961
- Keats-Rohan, K. S. B. (1999). Domesday Descendants: A Prosopography of Persons Occurring in English Documents, 1066–1166: Pipe Rolls to Cartae Baronum. Ipswich, UK: Boydell Press. ISBN 0-85115-863-3.
- The Lucy & Lucey Family net
- Richard de Luci/de Lucy in 1911encyclopedia
- Knowles, Dom David The Monastic Order in England: From the Times of St. Dunstan to the Fourth Lateran Council Second Edition Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1976 reprint ISBN 0-521-05479-6
Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester
jointly with Robert de Beaumont, Earl of Leicester
1154 – c. 1179
Ranulf de Glanville