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Christiana Fitz Alan


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Christiana Fitz Alan (daughter of William fitz Alan and Christiana of Gloucester).

    Christiana married Hugh Pantulf Abt 1170. Hugh (son of Ivo Pantulf) was born , of Wem, Shropshire, England; died Bef Dec 1224. [Group Sheet]

    1. Emma Pantulf was born , of Wem, Shropshire, England.
    2. William Pantolf was born , of Wem, Shropshire, England; died Jan 1233.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William fitz Alan was born , of Oswestry, Shropshire, England (son of Alan fitz Flaald and Aveline de Hesdin); died 1160; was buried , Shrewsbury Abbey, Shropshire, England.


    Founder of Haughmond Priory.

    William married Christiana of Gloucester. [Group Sheet]

  2. 3.  Christiana of Gloucester


    Called by Eyton (citation details below) "neice of Robert the Consul."

    1. 1. Christiana Fitz Alan

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Alan fitz Flaald (son of Flaald of Dol); died Aft 1114.


    Sheriff of Shropshire from 1101 onwards. Founded Sporle Priory in Norfolk.

    "[A] favoured supporter of Henry I, who was descended from the hereditary stewards of Dol in Brittany." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    Alan married Aveline de Hesdin. [Group Sheet]

  2. 5.  Aveline de Hesdin (daughter of Ernulf de Hesdin and Emmeline).
    1. 2. William fitz Alan was born , of Oswestry, Shropshire, England; died 1160; was buried , Shrewsbury Abbey, Shropshire, England.
    2. Walter fitz Alan was born Abt 1110; died 1177; was buried , Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Flaald of Dol was born , of Dol-de-Bretagne, Brittany, France.


    Also called Flaald FitzAlan; Fledaldus. Dapifer of Dol. "Occurs at Monmouth 1101 or 1102 'frater' (et 'filius') Alani Dapiferi." (J. Horace Round, citation details below.)

    1. 4. Alan fitz Flaald died Aft 1114.

  2. 10.  Ernulf de Hesdin was born , of Keevil, Wiltshire, England; died Abt 1091.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Hesdin, Picardy, France
    • Alternate death: 1097, Antioch, Anatolia


    Also Ernulf, Seigneur de Hesding; Arnulf.

    From the size and extent of his landholdings listed in Domesday he must have been a favorite of the Conqueror, but despite many unsourced claims little is actually known of his life. Modern interest in him appears to have developed after the 1850s, when Shropshire historian Robert William Eyton proved that he was the father of the Avelina who married Alan fitz Flaad, making Ernulf an ancestor both of the Stewart dynasty and of the FitzAlan earls of Arundel.

    He was accused of supporting de Mowbray's rebellion in 1095. According to the Hyde chronicle, which claims this accusation was unjust, his representative in the ensuing trial-by-combat defeated the king's champion, but Ernulf was so disgusted by the accusation that he renounced his lands in England and left forever, enlisting in the First Crusade where (it is claimed) he died at Antioch.

    He is the subject of a quite meticulous Wikipedia article which provides a painstaking account of what is known and what is only hypothesized about him.

    Ernulf married Emmeline. [Group Sheet]

  3. 11.  Emmeline
    1. Maud de Hesdin died Aft 1133.
    2. 5. Aveline de Hesdin