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Philippa Fitz Alan

Female - 1399


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Philippa Fitz Alan (daughter of Edmund Fitz Alan and Sybil Montagu); died on 13 Sep 1399.

    Philippa married Richard Sergeaux before 1371. Richard (son of Richard Sergeaux and Margaret Seneschal) was born in in of Colquite, Cornwall, England; died on 30 Sep 1393. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Alice Sergeaux died on 18 May 1452; was buried in Earls Colne Priory, Halstead, Essex, England.
    2. Philippa Sergeaux was born about 1373; died on 11 Jul 1420.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Edmund Fitz Alan was born about 1329 in of Chedzoy, Devon, England (son of Richard Fitz Alan and Isabel le Despenser); died before 12 Feb 1382.

    Edmund married Sybil Montagu before 16 Jul 1347. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Sybil Montagu (daughter of William de Montagu and Katherine de Grandison).
    Children:
    1. 1. Philippa Fitz Alan died on 13 Sep 1399.
    2. Elizabeth Arundel died between 29 Sep 1385 and Mar 1386.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Richard Fitz Alan was born about 1313 in of Arundel, Sussex, England (son of Edmund Fitz Alan and Alice de Warenne); died on 24 Jan 1376 in Arundel, Sussex, England; was buried in Lewes Priory, Sussex, England.

    Notes:

    "Steward of Scotland, 1326-1336; Justice of North Wales, 1334-1376; Sheriff of Carnarvonshire 1339-1343, 1346-1347; Admiral of the West, 1340-1341 and 1345-1347; Sheriff of Shropshire, 1345-1376; commanded the 2nd division at the battle of Crécy, 26 Aug 1346, and was at the fall of Calais, 1347; assumed the title of Earl of Surrey, 1361, upon the death of his maternal aunt, Joan, widow of John de Warenne, Earl of Surrey." [The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, citation details below.]

    Called "Copped Hat."

    A pair of memorial effigies depicting Richard Fitz Alan and his second wife Eleanor of Lancaster can be seen at Chichester Cathedral. They lie side by side, a lion at his feet and a dog at hers. In a note of tenderness that makes one wonder if the sculptor knew the couple, he has his right hand ungloved, and her right hand rests lightly upon his.

    These effigies were celebrated in 1956 by Philip Larkin in his poem "An Arundel Tomb," the last lines of which are quoted on Larkin's own Poet's Corner memorial stone in Westminster Abbey.

    Richard married Isabel le Despenser on 9 Feb 1321 in Havering-atte-Bower, Middlesex, England. Isabel (daughter of Hugh le Despenser and Eleanor de Clare) was born between 1312 and 1313. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Isabel le Despenser was born between 1312 and 1313 (daughter of Hugh le Despenser and Eleanor de Clare).
    Children:
    1. 2. Edmund Fitz Alan was born about 1329 in of Chedzoy, Devon, England; died before 12 Feb 1382.

  3. 6.  William de Montagu was born between 1302 and 1303 in of Shepton Montague, Somerset, England (son of William de Montagu and Elizabeth de Montfort); died on 30 Jan 1344.

    Notes:

    1st Earl of Salisbury. He was the leader of the party that seized Roger de Mortimer at Nottingham Castle on the night of 19 Oct 1330. He died of injuries sustained at a tournament at Windsor.

    William married Katherine de Grandison before 1328. Katherine (daughter of William de Grandison and Sibyl de Tregoz) died on 23 Apr 1349. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Katherine de Grandison (daughter of William de Grandison and Sibyl de Tregoz); died on 23 Apr 1349.
    Children:
    1. Philippe de Montagu died on 5 Jan 1382; was buried in Austin Priory, Bisham, Berkshire, England.
    2. 3. Sybil Montagu
    3. John de Montagu was born about 1329 in of Wark-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England; died on 25 Feb 1390; was buried in Lady Chapel, Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Edmund Fitz Alan was born on 1 May 1285 in Marlborough Castle, Wiltshire, Engand (son of Richard Fitz Alan and Alice di Saluzzo); died on 17 Nov 1326 in Hereford, Herefordshire, England; was buried in Haughmond Abbey, Shropshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1 May 1285, Marlborough Castle, Wiltshire, England

    Notes:

    Also called Edmund Arundel. Earl of Arundel. An opponent of Gaveston, he became one of the Lords Ordainers, and one of those before whom Gaveston was tried before he was killed. Edmund Fitz Alan was also among the magnates who refused to help Edward II against Scotland, resulting in the disaster at Bannockburn. However, around the time his son Richard was betrothed to Hugh Dispenser the Younger's daughter Isabel, Fitz Alan began a rapprochement with the king. This would ultimately result in Fitz Alan's execution on the order of Roger Mortimer. According to a one account, a blunt sword was ordered, and his beheading took 22 strokes.

    "Though he was never canonised, a cult emerged around the late earl in the 1390s, associating him with the 9th-century martyr king St Edmund. This veneration may have been inspired by a similar cult around his grandson, Richard Fitz Alan, 11th Earl of Arundel, who was executed by Richard II in 1397." [Wikipedia]

    Just to drive home the point that association with the Despensers never works out for anybody, in 1344 his son Richard sought and obtained an anullment from his marriage to Isabel le Despenser, on the grounds that the betrothal had been inflicted on him in childhood and without his consent.

    Edmund married Alice de Warenne after 30 Dec 1304. Alice (daughter of William de Warenne and Joan de Vere) died between 1330 and 23 May 1338. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Alice de Warenne (daughter of William de Warenne and Joan de Vere); died between 1330 and 23 May 1338.
    Children:
    1. Mary de Arundel died on 29 Aug 1396.
    2. Aline de Arundel died on 20 Jan 1386.
    3. Elizabeth de Arundel died on 11 Mar 1384.
    4. Eleanor de Arundel died before 30 Mar 1347.
    5. 4. Richard Fitz Alan was born about 1313 in of Arundel, Sussex, England; died on 24 Jan 1376 in Arundel, Sussex, England; was buried in Lewes Priory, Sussex, England.

  3. 10.  Hugh le Despenser was born in in of Loughborough, Leicestershire, England (son of Hugh le Despenser and Isabel de Beauchamp); died on 24 Nov 1326 in Hereford, Herefordshire, England; was buried in Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England
    • Alternate death: 29 Nov 1326, Hereford, Herefordshire, England

    Notes:

    "The Younger". Favorite of Edward II; ultimately convicted of treason. "Outside the city he was stripped and then reclothed with his arms reversed, and he was crowned with stinging nettles. Condemned to death as a traitor, on 24 November 1326 he was drawn on a hurdle to the gallows, and then hanged from a height of 50 feet. Still alive, he was cut down and eviscerated before finally being beheaded. His head was displayed on London Bridge; his quarters were sent to Bristol, Dover, York, and Newcastle. In December 1330 Eleanor de Clare received royal permission to collect her husband's bones and inter them in Tewkesbury Abbey." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    Hugh married Eleanor de Clare after 14 Jun 1306 in Westminster, Middlesex, England. Eleanor (daughter of Gilbert de Clare and Joan of Acre) was born in Oct 1292 in Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales; died on 30 Jun 1337. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Eleanor de Clare was born in Oct 1292 in Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales (daughter of Gilbert de Clare and Joan of Acre); died on 30 Jun 1337.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Bef 23 Nov 1292, Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales

    Notes:

    "She was imprisoned in the Tower of London, 17 Nov 1326, later released, and had her lands restored to her, 22 Apr 1328. Before 26 Jan 1329 she was abducted from Hanley Castle by Sir William la Zouche who subsequently married her. She was imprisoned again in the Tower, shortly after 5 Feb 1329, and then in Devizes Castle, until after 6 Jan 1330 as a result of accompanying her husband in his siege of her castle of Caerphilly." [The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, citation details below.]

    Children:
    1. Edward le Despenser was born in in of Buckland, Buckinghamshire, England; died on 30 Sep 1342 in Morlaix, Brittany, France.
    2. 5. Isabel le Despenser was born between 1312 and 1313.
    3. Elizabeth le Despenser was born before 1328; died on 13 Jul 1389; was buried in St. Botolph's, Aldgate, London, England.

  5. 12.  William de Montagu was born about 1285 in of Shepton Montague, Somerset, England (son of Simon de Montagu and Hawise de St. Amand); died on 18 Oct 1319 in Gascony, France; was buried in Bruton Priory, Somerset, England.

    Other Events:

    • Buried: Aquitaine, France
    • Buried: Priory of St. Frideswide (now Christ Church), Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

    Notes:

    King's yeoman, King's bachelor, Steward of the King's Household, Keeper of Abingdon Abbey 1318, Seneschal of Gascony 1318-19.

    "He was sum. to Parl. 20 Nov 1317 and later." [Complete Peerage]

    From the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography:

    Between 1301 and 1304 William Montagu [...] made his mark in the Scottish wars. In 1302, described as king's yeoman, he was entrusted with the supervision of shipping for the war. In 1306, like many of his illustrious contemporaries, he was knighted along with Edward, prince of Wales. In 1314 he was keeper of Berwick. This military experience served him well, for it is as 'commander of the royal cavalry' (prefectus militie regis) in 1316, a description accorded to him by the Vita Edwardi secundi, that he first emerged as an important servant of the king (Vita Edwardi secundi, 68). In that year he played a leading part in suppressing the revolt of Llywelyn Bren (d. 1318) in Glamorgan and in settling the disputes between the townspeople of Bristol and Bartholomew Badlesmere (d. 1322), the constable of the castle there. In November 1316 he was appointed steward of the royal household. The material rewards of his stewardship included a pension of 200 marks, the absolution of his father's debts, forfeited lands in Cumberland, a quay on the Thames, and the marriage of Joan, one of the heirs of Theobald de Verdon, which he bestowed upon his younger son. He also acted as a channel of patronage for others and a number of grants were made on his information. By influencing the king and making himself a lynchpin in the relationships which bound Edward II to his courtier supporters Montagu developed the importance of the stewardship, which after his death became an important focus of contention among the rival magnates and the particular object of the earl of Lancaster's ambitions.

    Montagu was relieved of the stewardship on 16 November 1318 and replaced by Badlesmere. This was almost certainly a concession to Thomas of Lancaster who had accused Montagu of combining with Roger Damory to plot against his life, a factor which delayed his reconciliation with the king. Lancaster's deep suspicion of Montagu is one of the clearest signs that the courtiers around Edward II were his ardent supporters, rather than a 'middle party' as was once thought. On 20 November Montagu was appointed seneschal of Gascony and Aquitaine and governor of the Île d'Oléron. Although prestigious, this appointment was an effective demotion since it withdrew him from the centre of affairs, so reducing his influence over the king. [...] The permanent loss of his forceful presence and military experience disadvantaged the king in the troubled years which followed.

    William married Elizabeth de Montfort after 20 Jun 1292. Elizabeth (daughter of Peter de Montfort and Maud de la Mare) was born in in of Beaudesert, Warwickshire, England; died on 16 Aug 1354; was buried in Priory of St. Frideswide (now Christ Church), Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Elizabeth de Montfort was born in in of Beaudesert, Warwickshire, England (daughter of Peter de Montfort and Maud de la Mare); died on 16 Aug 1354; was buried in Priory of St. Frideswide (now Christ Church), Oxford, Oxfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 19 Aug 1354
    • Alternate death: 29 Aug 1354

    Notes:

    Also called Alice. Called Elizabeth in her IPM.

    Children:
    1. Alice de Montagu died before 1345.
    2. Hawise de Montagu died after 1361.
    3. 6. William de Montagu was born between 1302 and 1303 in of Shepton Montague, Somerset, England; died on 30 Jan 1344.

  7. 14.  William de Grandison was born about 1243 in of Ashperton, Ledbury, Herefordshire, England (son of Pierre de Grandison and Agnès de Neufchâtel); died on 17 Jun 1335.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 27 Jun 1335

    Notes:

    Served in the household of Edmund "Crouchback", Earl of Lancaster. Fought in the Scottish wars; was at the seige of Caerlaverock.

    Summoned to Parliament by writs dated from 6 Feb 1299 to 10 Oct 1325.

    William married Sibyl de Tregoz before 1286. Sibyl (daughter of John de Tregoz and Mabel Fitzwarine) was born about 1272; died on 21 Oct 1334 in Dore, Herefordshire, England; was buried in Dore Abbey, Herefordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Sibyl de Tregoz was born about 1272 (daughter of John de Tregoz and Mabel Fitzwarine); died on 21 Oct 1334 in Dore, Herefordshire, England; was buried in Dore Abbey, Herefordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 22 Oct 1334
    • Alternate death: 27 Oct 1334

    Children:
    1. Mabel de Grandison was born in in of Ashperton, Ledbury, Herefordshire, England; died after 1350; was buried in Grey Friars, Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.
    2. 7. Katherine de Grandison died on 23 Apr 1349.
    3. Agnes de Grandison died on 3 Dec 1348.