NameEustace FitzJohn Lord Alnwick & Malton
Birthabt 1110, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England
Death1157, Cheshire, England
FatherJohn “One Eye” de Burgo (~1090-1138)
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."
Birthabt 1112, Halton, Cheshire, England
Death1166, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England
ChildrenRichard (~1128-1163)
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