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John Fitz Alan

Male - Bef 1240


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Fitz Alan was born in in of Clun, Shropshire, England (son of William Fitz Alan and (Unknown) de Lacy); died before 15 Mar 1240.

    John married Isabel d'Aubigny before 1223. Isabel (daughter of William d'Aubigny and Mabel of Chester) died before 1240. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. John Fitz Alan was born about 1223 in of Clun, Shropshire, England; died before 10 Nov 1267.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Fitz Alan was born about 1154 in of Oswestry, Shropshire, England (son of William fitz Alan and Isabel de Say); died in 1210.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1155, of Oswestry, Shropshire, England

    William married (Unknown) de Lacy about 1175. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  (Unknown) de Lacy (daughter of Hugh de Lacy and Rohese de Monmouth).
    Children:
    1. 1. John Fitz Alan was born in in of Clun, Shropshire, England; died before 15 Mar 1240.


Generation: 3

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

    Notes:

    Founder of Haughmond Priory.

    William married Isabel de Say. Isabel (daughter of Elias de Say) was born about 1132 in of Clun, Shropshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Isabel de Say was born about 1132 in of Clun, Shropshire, England (daughter of Elias de Say).
    Children:
    1. 2. William Fitz Alan was born about 1154 in of Oswestry, Shropshire, England; died in 1210.

  3. 6.  Hugh de Lacy was born in in of Meath, Ireland (son of Gilbert de Lacy); died on 25 Jul 1185.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 26 Jul 1186, Durrow, Westmeath, Ireland

    Notes:

    Justiciar of Ireland. Major Anglo-Norman magnate. Participant in the Norman invasion of Ireland, subsequent to which Henry II granted him the lands of the Kingdom of Meath (Mide). The resulting Lordship of Meath was the most extensive seignorial liberty in Ireland.

    Henry's reasons for so empowering de Lacy had as much to do with checking the power of Strongbow and the Geraldines as anything else. De Lacy and Henry were not themselves the best of friends.

    "Hugh de Lacy was assassinated at Durrow on 26 July 1186. He was beheaded with an axe by Gillaganinathair Ó Miadaig of Bregmuine at the direction of In Sinnach Ua Ceithernaig, king of Tethba, perhaps to avenge the killing of the latter's son in battle against the Anglo-Normans eight years earlier. The annals of Loch Cé describe Lacy at the time of his death as 'king of Mide and Bréifne, and Airgialla', and further state that 'it was to him that the tribute of Connacht was paid' (Annals of Loch Ce?, 1.173). Roger of Howden and William of Newburgh claim that news of Lacy's death was welcomed by Henry II, while Newburgh adds that the king intended to send John back to Ireland to seize Lacy's lands and castles." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    Note that there is persistent doubt whether Hugh de Lacy was in fact the son of Gilbert de Lacy as shown here, and also about the exact shape of his descent from the de Lacys of the Norman Conquest. We are following the model put forth in W. E. Wightman's 1966 volume The Lacy Family in England and Normandy 1066–1194, published by Oxford University Press. Unsurprisingly, this is also the model followed by the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

    Hugh married Rohese de Monmouth before 1155. Rohese (daughter of Baderon de Monmouth and Rohese fitz Gilbert) was born between 1135 and 1140; died about 1180. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Rohese de Monmouth was born between 1135 and 1140 (daughter of Baderon de Monmouth and Rohese fitz Gilbert); died about 1180.

    Notes:

    Also called Roysya de Monemue.

    Children:
    1. 3. (Unknown) de Lacy
    2. Walter de Lacy was born about 1172; died before 24 Feb 1240.
    3. Hugh de Lacy was born about 1176; died before 26 Dec 1242; was buried in Convent of the Franciscan Friars, Carrickfergus, Antrim, Ireland.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Alan fitz Flaald (son of Flaald of Dol); died after 1114.

    Notes:

    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. Aveline (daughter of Ernulf de Hesdin and Emmeline) died after 1148. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Aveline de Hesdin (daughter of Ernulf de Hesdin and Emmeline); died after 1148.
    Children:
    1. 4. William fitz Alan was born in in of Oswestry, Shropshire, England; died in 1160; was buried in Shrewsbury Abbey, Shropshire, England.
    2. Walter fitz Alan was born about 1110; died in 1177; was buried in Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

  3. 10.  Elias de Say was born in in of Clun, Shropshire, England (son of Henry de Say); died in 1165.

    Notes:

    Also called Helias; Hellias; Ingram.

    "Helias de Say (died 1165), also called Hellias, was a Norman nobleman who lived in Clun near Shrewsbury, along the medieval Welsh Marches. He is believed to have inherited Clun Castle from his father, Henry de Say, in the reign of Henry I. Helias held the key fortification of Clun Castle during the years of the Anarchy. He was an important early benefactor of Haughmond Abbey. Upon his death, his only surviving child and heiress was Isabella de Say." [Wikipedia]

    Children:
    1. 5. Isabel de Say was born about 1132 in of Clun, Shropshire, England.

  4. 12.  Gilbert de Lacy (son of Roger de Lacy); died after 1163 in The Near East.

    Notes:

    From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

    "[S]on of the Roger de Lacy disinherited and banished in 1096. He had succeeded his father on the family's Norman estates of Lassy and Campeaux by 1133. He returned to England and was with King Stephen at Easter 1136, but was disappointed of any hope of recovering those of his father's extensive lands in the Welsh borders [...]

    "In the civil war Lacy sided with the empress: in 1138 his kinsman Geoffrey Talbot fortified Weobley (one of Lacy's chief castles) unsuccessfully against Stephen; the two then led an army which attacked Bath. [...H]e profited from the anarchy which prevailed in the southern marches and in the end recovered most of his father's lands. [...]

    "In 1158 or 1159 Lacy resigned his lands to his eldest son, Robert (who was himself succeeded by his brother Hugh de Lacy in 1162), and joined the templars. At Whitsuntide 1160 he was in France with the templars who guaranteed the peace treaty between Henry II and Louis VII. Later in 1160 or 1161 he had reached Jerusalem and he became preceptor of his order in the county of Tripoli, where in 1163 he was among the leaders of a crusader army resisting Nur-ad-Din."

    Children:
    1. 6. Hugh de Lacy was born in in of Meath, Ireland; died on 25 Jul 1185.

  5. 14.  Baderon de Monmouth was born about 1100 in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales (son of William de Monmouth); died between 1170 and 1176.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1176

    Baderon married Rohese fitz Gilbert. Rohese (daughter of Gilbert fitz Richard de Clare and Alice de Clermont) died before 1166. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 15.  Rohese fitz Gilbert (daughter of Gilbert fitz Richard de Clare and Alice de Clermont); died before 1166.

    Notes:

    Also called Rose; Rohese de Clare.

    Children:
    1. 7. Rohese de Monmouth was born between 1135 and 1140; died about 1180.