Stephen LONGESPEE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 was born about 1216 in of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 7 in by 1274/5 in of Sutton, Northampton, England, United Kingdom. Stephen married 8, 9 Emeline de RIDELISFORD in BET 8 FEB 1243 AND 14 DEC 1244.
STEPHEN LONGESPEE, Knt., of King's Sutton, Northamptonsbire, Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, Stokes, Oxfordsbire, and Wanborough, Wiltshire, Seneschal of Gascony, Justiciar of Ireland, Constable of Bourg-sur-Mer (in Gironde), Corfe, and Sherborne Castles, and, in right of his wife, of Corrofin, Co. Mayo and Kilkea and Tirsteldermot, Co. Connaught, 2nd son. He witnessed a charter for Baldwin III, Count of Guisnes, in 1240. In 1241 he acknowledged he owed Richard Basset a debt of 20 marks. He married between 8 Feb. 1242/3 and 16 Dec. 1244 EMELINE DE RIDELISFORD, widow of Hugh de Lacy, Earl of Ulster (died 1242), and daughter of Walter de Ridelisford, of Bray, Admekin (or Headford), Coro~n, and Trisdedermot (or Castledermot), Ireland, by his wife, Annor. They had two daughters, Ela and Eme]ine (wife of Maurice Fitz Maurice, Knt.). In 1243/6 he witnessed a charter of his cousin, Richard, Earl of Cornwall, to Shaftesbury Abbey. In 1247 he was pardoned a debt of £33 and a half mark by Licoria wife of David of Oxford the Jew. He took the cross in 1250. In 1255 he went to Gascony with Edward the king's son. In 1258 he was granted wardship of the land and heirs of his late brother-in-law, Walter Fitz Robert, by Edward the king's son for 3,000 marks. At some undetermined date, he was a benefactor of St. Giles Priory at Flamstead, Hertfordsbire. SIR STEPHEN LONGESPEE died testate shortly before 25 June 1260, and was buried at Lacock Priory. His widow, Emeline, died between 18 May 1275 and 19 July 1276.