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  • Name SEGRAVE, Stephen de 
    Prefix Sir 
    Birth Abt 1176  Segrave, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Burial Nov 1241  Leicester Abbey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 9 Nov 1241  Barton, Lancaster, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 24 Jan 1934 
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    Father SEGRAVE, Lord Gilbert de ,   b. Abt 1144, Segrave, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationSegrave, Leicestershire, Englandd. 1202, Pons, Poitou, France Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 58 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1174  of Seagrave, Lancaster, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F25107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 SPENCER, Rohesia de ,   b. Abt 1178, Segrave, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationSegrave, Leicestershire, Englandd. 1241, Seagrave, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1199  Leicestershire, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 3 sons and 1 daughter 
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    Family 2 HASTINGS, Ida de ,   b. Abt 1224, Ashill, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this locationAshill, Norfolk, Englandd. 2 Mar 1288, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 64 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1238  Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F25106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
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    • BIOGRAPHY: Justiciar Constable of the Tower Sheriff of Buckingham Bedford worcester Leicester & Northampton

      From Wikipedia:
      Stephen de Segrave (or Stephen Sedgrave or Stephen Segrave) (c. 1171 – 9 November 1241) was a medieval Chief Justiciar of England.

      He was born the son of a certain Gilbert de Segrave of Segrave in Leicestershire, who had been High Sheriff of Warwickshire and Leicestershire in 1193.

      Stephen became a knight and was made constable of the Tower of London in 1220. He obtained lands and held various positions under Henry III. From 1221 to 1223 he served as High Sheriff of Hertfordshire and Essex, from 1222 to 1224 as High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, from 1228 to 1234 as High Sheriff of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire and from 1229 to 1234 as High Sheriff of Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.[1] In 1236, he became castellan of Beeston Castle and Chester Castle, jointly with Hugh de Spencer and Henry de Aldithley.[2]

      He was given the manor where Caludon Castle was built, at Wyken near Coventry in 1232[3] or earlier,[4] by Ranulph de Blondeville, 4th Earl of Chester. Ranulph also granted him Bretby in 1209.[5]

      In 1232, he succeeded Hubert de Burgh as chief justiciar of England.[6] He officiated at the trial of de Burgh, in November 1232, which has been called the "first state trial" in England.[7]

      As an active coadjutor of Peter des Roches, bishop of Winchester, Segrave incurred some share of the opprobrium which was lavished on the Poitevin royal favourites of Henry III of England. In 1234, he was deprived of his office as Justiciar.[6] Soon, however, he was again occupying an influential position at Henry's court, and he retained this until his death.

      However, uncertain about his personal safety, he became a canon at Leicester Abbey, where he died on 9 November 1241, and was buried.

      He married twice; firstly to Rohese le Despencer, daughter of Thomas Despenser, who bore him a son, Sir Gilbert de Segrave in 1202, and secondly to Ida de Hastings, daughter of William de Hastings and Margery Bigod of Norfolk.[8][9] Gilbert died at Pons in the Prerogative County of Poitiers (Comte apanage de Poitiers (de Poitou)), in the province of Saintonge, in a region controlled by the Kingdom of France, on 8 October 1254, following his capture during a campaign in Gascony.

      His grandson, Nicholas, was 1st Baron, Segrave which is now Mowbray.[10]

      [Source: Wikipedia, "Stephen de Segrave", downloaded 24 March 2017, dvmansur; see link in Sources.]


      m.1. Rohese le Despencer
      2. Ida Hastings (m.2. Hugh Pecche, d. before 2 Mar. 1289, bur. Church of the Grey Friars, London)

      Stephen was the constable of the Tower in 1203 and stayed faithful to King John in his battles with the barons. By 1216 Stephen was made a judge. Also in 1216 he obtained a grant of the lands of Stephen de Gant in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and the manor of Kintone, Warwickshire.(4)

      In 1220 he was Governor of Sauvey Castle in Leicestershire and in 1221 was Sheriff of Essex and Hertford and later of Leicestershire. In 1224 he was the Governor of Hertford Castle and by 1226 was one of the Itinerant Justices in Nottingham and Derby.(4)

      Stephen bough the manor of Cotes, Derbyshire from the daughters of Stephen de Beauchamp in 1229. He later bought all the lands of Ranulph, Earl of Chester and Lincoln at Mount Sorell, Leicestershire, without the castle, also two carucates and a half in Segrave which his family had held at a rent of 14/ per year.(4)

      In 1232 Stephen obtained a grant to the custody of the castle and county of Nothampton as well as Bedford, Buckingham, Warwick and Leicester for the term of his life, taking the entire profit of those lands for his support in the king's service, excepting the ancient farms which had been paid to the exchequer.(4) On 29 July 1232 he was appointed Chief Justiciar of the Common Pleas, succeeding Hubert de Burgh, and was one of the King's Regents and accompanied King Henry III to France as an advisor.(3) At this same time he was Governor of Dover, Canterbury, Rochester, and Constable of the Tower.(4)

      After this time we find Stephen opposed by the bishops and barons and his manor at Segrave and another in Huntingdonshire were burned down by the people. The king also deserted him and cited Stephen along with the Bishop of Winchester and others to answer charges regarding the wasting of public funds.(4) On 14 June 1234 King Henry III ordered Stephen of Sedgrave to surrender the manors of Meleburne, Kirketone, Stauntone, Tingdene, Leland and New Castle that his son Gilbert held.(1) Some of those accussed fled to sanctuary and Stephen sought asylum in Leicester Abbey where he declared that he was a priest and resolved to shave the crown of his head and become a canon there. He decided against that idea and appeared at court under the archbishop's protection where the king called him a wicked traitor and said that it was under his advice that he had displaced Hubert de Burgh as Justiciary and put him into prison. Over the next year Stephen had made his peace and paid a fine of 1,000 marks to the king and by 1237 he was the mediary between the king and some of his hostile barons.(4)

      Afterwards, Stephen was made Justice of Chester, and the king's Chief Councilor. Dugdale states: "being now, advanced in years, deported himself by experience of former times, with much more temper and moderation than heretofore." Matthew Paris speaks of Stephen de Segrave, so distinguished in the reign of Henry III: "This Stephen, though come of no high parentage, was in his youth, of a clerk made a knight; and in his latter days, through his prudence and valor, so exalted, that he had the reputation of one of the chief men of the realm, managing the greatest affairs as he pleased. In doing whereof, he more minded his own profit than the common good; yet for some good deeds, and making a discreet testament, he died with much honor."(2)

      At this point it is uncertain which one of Stephen's wives was the mother of his children, although the Wyken article on the Segraves states that Rohese was their mother, however, another source states that Ida was their mother. I have been unable to find any primary sources to back up either statement.

      • I. John-
      • II. Stephen-
      • III. GILBERT- m. AMABIL de CHAUCOMBE (m.2. Roger de Somery), d. before 8 Oct. 1254 Pons, Poitou

      (1) Royal and Other Historical Letters Illustrative of the Reign of Henry III- W.W. Shirley, London, 1862- Vol. I, 372, p. 444
      (2) Matthaei Parisiensis, Monachi Sancti Albani, Chronica Majora- H.R. Luard, Ed., London, 1874- Vol. IV, 1231, p. 174
      (3) The Segrave Family 1066-1935- Charles W. Segrave, 1936
      (4) The Segraves- on the Wyken, Coventry home page at: