NameEustace FitzJohn Lord Alnwick & Malton
Birthabt 1110, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England
Death1157, Cheshire, England
FatherJohn “One Eye” de Burgo (~1090-1138)
MotherMagdalen
Misc. Notes
Eustache Fitz John, heir to his uncle Serle, was Lord of Knaresborough Castle and, through his marriages with hieresses, one of the wealthiest men in England. He was a powerful leader of the northern feudal barons and a favorite of King Henry I. {See "Magna Charta," John S. Wurts (Phila.: Brookfield Pub.Co., 1945), pp.71-2 for this line.}

W E Wightman, "The Lacy Family in England and Normandy, 1066-1194",
genealogical chart following p 260.
(pp. 175, 177-178): ". . . all that can be said of his father John
'Monoculus' is that he was not an important member of the baronage. A
measure of his respectability -- or rather acceptability in the eyes of
the rest of his contemporaries -- is to be found in the marrige of his
sons, Payn, a younger son, married the Lacy heiress. Eustace fitz John,
Payn's eldest brother, married Beatrice, the Vesci heiress, and thus
inherited through her the honours of Alnwick and Malton. . . .the sons of
John 'Monoculus' were of sufficient standing to be acceptable husbands
for the daughters of major barons."
Spouses
Birthabt 1112, Halton, Cheshire, England
Death1166, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England
ChildrenRichard (~1128-1163)
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