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Lucy OKEOVER's other family: with Alan de WALDESHEF (1245?- )
Lucy OKEOVER's father: Hugh de ACOVERE ( - )

Family of William de LA LAUNDE and Lucy de OKEOVER

Husband: William de LA LAUNDE ( - )
Wife: Lucy de OKEOVER ( -bef1287)

Husband: William de LA LAUNDE

Name: William de LA LAUNDE
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -

Wife: Lucy de OKEOVER

Name: Lucy de OKEOVER
Sex: Female
Father: Hugh de ACOVERE ( - )
Mother: -
Death bef 1287

Note on Wife: Lucy de OKEOVER



In 1281, Richard and Joan were involved in a dispute with Letitia, the widow of Alexander le Mercer of Ashbourne, over her dower lands in Alsop (11)(12)(13).

Its not clear whether there was any family relaionship between Richard or Joan and Letitia, but its certainly possible as Joan's mother Lucy and her stepfather

Alan de Waldschef were named as vouching warranty for half of the disputed claim (11)(14)(15).


15 "The Rolls of the 1281 Derbyshire Eyre" published by the Derbyshire Record Society. Entry A10 from the Lincolshire Eyre of 1281, reads:

Quindene of Trinity. Alan de Waldschef and Lucy, warrantors of Richard de Morley and Joan, defaulted. Sheriff had done nothing nor sent the writ. Ordered to summon them for quindene of Michaelmas and be present to hear judgement on himself. John de la Plaunche and Elena did not come. Same day given to all parties.

Essoins for Richard de Morley and Joan's attorneys against Letitia and for John de la Plaunche and Elena. Alan de Waldeschelf and Lucy, John and Elena, warrantors, to be exacted. To quindene of Michaelmas. It did not lie because no summons was attested.

Essoins for attorneys of Letitia against Alan and Lucy.

Octave of St John the Baptist. Essoins for Richard de Morley and Joan against Letitia in a plea of dower.



Lucy was probably born in Okeover around the 1230s (1), the daughter of Hugh de Acovere (2)(3)(4).


She married William de la Launde (2)(3)(4) of Newton, near Pickering in Yorkshire, probably in the early 1250s. They settled at Caldelowe in Derbyshire, on the lands granted her by her father, and had a daughter Joan, followed by a son William around 1261, then another son John and another daughter Matilda (5).


Her husband died in or shortly before 1270 (2). Following his death, the king granted Lucy's marriage to Thierry le Alemaunt (7), but Lucy bought it (and the right to her heirs' marriages) back from him the following year (8).

She eventually remarried to Alan de Waldeskaf, sometime before 1278 (9). She and Alan vouched for her daughter Joan, and Richard de Morley her husband, in a dispute over land in Alsop, Derbyshire in 1281 (10)(11)(12). Nothing later is known of her.


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