Richard fitz Eustace

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Richard fitz Eustace

Lord of Halton
Constable of Chester Castle
Arms of Richard FitzEustace.svg
Arms of Richard FitzEustace:
Quarterly, or and gules[1]
Diedc. 1163
Children
  • by Jane
    • Roger
  • by Albreda
    • John
    • Robert
    • Mary
    • Aubrey
Parent(s)Eustace fitz John
Agnes de Halton

Richard fitz Eustace was a prominent 12th-century noble. He was a son of Eustace fitz John and Agnes de Halton. He inherited the titles of his mother, becoming Baron of Halton, and the position of Constable of Chester.[2] Richard died c.1163.

Richard had in the reign of King Henry II of England one knight's fee in Smathe, Yorkshire. His second wife Albreda de Lissours, would inherit after Richard's death the barony of Pontefract from her mother Albreda de Lacy, the daughter of Robert de Lacy, Baron of Pontefract.[2] Albreda married William FitzWilliams, after the death of Richard and had issue.

Marriage and issue[edit]

He married firstly Jane, daughter of Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk and Alice de Toni, they had issue:

He married secondly Albreda, daughter of Robert de Lissours and Albreda de Lacy.[2]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Beamont, p. 13.
  2. ^ a b c Burke, p. 548.

References[edit]

  • Beamont, William (1873), A history of the castle of Halton and the priory or abbey of Norton, with an account of the barons of Halton, the priors and abbots of Norton
  • Burke, John (1837). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry; Or, Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland Etc. 1. Henry Colburn.