Richard de Lathom
- Born: Lathom, Lancashire, England
- Died: Shortly before 1221, Lathom, Lancashire, England 863,920
~The Courcher Book, Or Chartulary, of Whalley Abbey, Vol. II, p. 551, Richard de Lathom, son of Robert and the daughter of Orm Fitz Ailward, lived during the time of King John, and was the father of Sir Robert de Lathom. 824
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 863
Richard Fitz Robert de Lathom, son and heir of Robert Fitz Henry, was a witness to the foundation charter of Lytom Priory (1189-99), and had succeeded his father in 1201, when he gave ten marks and two palfreys to the king, as Lord of West Derby, for his relief. He was one of the knights who held the great Inquisition for Lancashire in 1212, and died in or shortly before 1221, leaving issue Richard and Robert. His widow, Alice, is mentioned in the Testa de Neville, as having land worth xxs., and as having been disposed of in marriage by the king.
~Parentalia, Genealogical Memoirs, p. 66
• Background Information. 920
Richard son of Robert succeeded. Early in 1201 he had livery of his father's lands, paying for relief of Lathom five marks and a palfrey at Pentecost and the same at Michaelmas [Rot. de Oblatis (Rec. Com.), 116]. The survey of 1212 shows that of the three plough-lands which he held de antiquitate in thegnage by a service of 20s., one ploughland, granted to Gospatrick as stated, was then held by Roger son of Gospatrick, his undertenants being Richard and John (1 oxgang for 12d.) and William de Stainford (3 oxgangs for 3s.); one plough-land had been given to Burscough, and half a plough-land was held by Richard de Elsintree for 4s. It would thus appear that only half a plough-land was left in Richard's own hands; probably the demesne of Lathom [Lancs. Inq. and Extents, 16].
Richard de Lathom confirmed his father's gifts to the canons of Burscough [Burscough Reg. fol. 1b]. His wife's name was Alice; she survived him, and seems to have married Simon de Grubehead, who received Childwall, Roby, and Anglezark as her dower [Lancs. Inq. and Extents, i, 131]. Richard died about 1220 and was succeeded by his eldest son Richard, who had livery of his lands by writ dated 27 January, 1221; he paid 100s. for his relief [Fine R. Excerpts (Rec. Com.), i, 60]. In 1229 a composition was made between him and Benedict, prior of Burscough, as to the corn mills of Lathom and Knowsley, which he held from the canons by a rent of 2s. and also as to Cross Hall [Burscough Reg, fol. 6]. He was a benefactor of Cockersand Abbey [Cockersand Chartul. (Chet. Soc.), ii, 595]. He died in the summer of 1232, having no issue by his wife Roesia, whose dower was claimed in the following autumn [Cur. Reg. R. 111, m. 16]. He was succeeded by his brother Robert.
~VCH A History of the County of Lancaster, Vol. III, 247-258