Lucy la Zouche
Lucy la Zouche (1279-1326)
Lucy la Zouche is named in a couple of sources as one of the daughters of Eudo la Zouche. And, there are a lot of family trees which include Lucy. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography confirms that 'Eudo Zouche' (1208-1279), her father, had three daughters and two sons. In 1904, Mayflower Publishing Co. of New York published 'The Greene Family and its branches from AD861 to AD1904' and this quotes 'Halstead's Genealogy' which is a work published by the 2nd Earl of Peterborough in 1685. This confirms the marriage of a 'Lucie la Zouche' to ‘Thomas de Greene’ in 1312. However, both these books were designed to impress their readers and cannot be regarded as completely authoritative. But then, it is very difficult to find reliable written sources from the 13th and 14th Century. Thomas de Grene was lord or squire of Boughton in Northamptonshire. Their son Henry Green (1313-1369) was a lawyer and became Chief Justice of the Kings Bench in 1361. It is possible to follow two lines back from Lucy’s grandfather, Roger la Zouche 1182-1238, through the de Porhoet and de Belmais families to the royal houses of England, France, Germany and Italy and the noble houses of Anjou, Brittany, and Normandy. There is another well-documented line back to the Kings of Ireland, Welsh nobility and the Marshals of England from Lucy's mother Millicent de Cantilupe (1250-1299). And now, Lucy and her siblings can trace their ancestry back through their mother’s line to William the Conqueror and his wife, Matilda of Flanders, and through her to the Counts of Flanders.Read more about all this on the 'My History' page of this website.
Lucy la Zouche - Author
Pen name for the Author of the eclectic series of books featured in this website. The first, 'My History' , is the story of the real Lucy and her extraordinary family. The second, 'The NHS, the Uniform & the Blackberry' is a true story of bullying in today's NHS. The third, 'NMC Survival Guide' is an invaluable guide to nurses and midwives facing a referral to the NMC, their professional standards body. And now, you can read her new book 'Den of Spies',her first work of faction - a mix of fact and fiction - about Robert de Dene founding father of the Denne family.