- Born: Abt 1304, Samlesbury, Lancashire, England
- Marriage: Sir Gilbert de Southworth Knight, Lord of Southworth, Croft and Samlesbury on 8 Jul 1325 827
Noted events in her life were:
• Background Information. 715
The Visitation of Lancashire by William Flower, 1567, show John Devyas, of Yorkshire married to the daughter and one of the heires of Wir William Samlesbury of Samlesbury, Lancashire, Knight. They are shown as having a son named Nicholas Devyas who has a daughter, the sole heir who marries Gilbert Sowthworthe of Southworthe. (Southworth)
~Visitation of Lancashire by William Flower, 1567, p. 26
• Background Information. 924
Gospatric de Samlesbury held the manor of Samlesbury at the latter end of the reign of Henry II, and his grandson, Sir William de Samlesbury, left three daughters and coheiresses, who conveyed the Estate to their husbands. Margery married Roger de Haunton, and appears to have had no issue. Cecily married Sir John d'Ewyas, before 43 Henry III, and had half of the Manor of Samlesbury; while the other moiety passed with Elizabeth, the youngest daughter, to Sir Robert de Holand of Hale.
Nicholas, the son or grandson of Sir John d'Ewyas and Cecil de Samlesbury, died without male issue, leaving a daughter married to Sir Gilbert de Southworth, and her portion of the Manor went to the Southworth's and continued in this family until 1677, when John Southworth, Esq. sold it and the old Hall to Thomas Braddyll Esq. for little more than £2,000.
~Notitia Cestriensis: Or Historical Notices of the Diocese of Chester, pp. 292-293
• Background Information. 827
The D'ewias or Deuyas (d'Ewyas) family became possessed of lands in Yorkshire, mostly within the Lacy fee, by the marriage of Nicholas Deuyas, kt., to Alice daughter of Jordan Foliot. John Deuyas, the issue of this marriage, increased the family estate by his marriage to Cecily de Samlesbury. He was one of the knights of the shire returned for the county to the Parliaments of 1295 and 1298, having received knighthood before 1284. [Parl. Writs, i, 587; Cal. Close, 1279-88, p. 286] He died before the end of 1309, [Cal. Inq. Hen. VII, i, 158.] leaving numerous issue besides Nicholas his successor, [ Roger, Towneley MS. HH, no. 1771] who appears to have held aloof from the rebellion of Thomas of Lancaster. Nicholas Deuyas was summoned in 1324 to attend the Great Council at Westminster. [Parl. Writs, ii, 776] Early in 1326 he settled his estates here and in Riseholme, co. Lincoln, upon his daughter and heir Alice and her issue by Gilbert son and heir of Gilbert de Southworth, to whom he had then recently given her in marriage. [Final Conc. (Rec. Soc. Lancs. and Ches.), ii, 66] About All Saints' Day 1335 he leased the manor-house, 169 acres of land, 11 acres of meadow with the mills to his son-in-law for a term of eight years for £11 9s. yearly, [Towneley MS. HH, no. 1775] and died before 15 May following, when dower was assigned to Joan his widow in half the manor, including the chief messuage which William Deuyas had lately held, and in Mellor. [Towneley MS. HH, no. 1741]
'Townships: Samlesbury', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 6, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1911), pp. 303-313
Alicia married Sir Gilbert de Southworth Knight, Lord of Southworth, Croft and Samlesbury, son of Gilbert de Southworth and Cecily de Salisbury, on 8 Jul 1325.827 (Sir Gilbert de Southworth Knight, Lord of Southworth, Croft and Samlesbury was born in 1306 in Lancastershire, England and died in 1372 in Samlesbury Hall, Lancastershire, England.)
Gilbert and Alice were married before 8 July 1325, the date of the writ commanding an inquest, which preceded the royal licence for the above settlement, [Inq. a.q.d. file 182, no. 1 (19 Edw. II)].
'Townships: Samlesbury', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 6, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1911), pp. 303-313 827