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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 13 Sep 1399.

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

    Children:
    1. Alice Sergeaux died 18 May 1452; was buried , Earls Colne Priory, Halstead, Essex, England.

Generation: 2

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

    Edmund married Sybil Montagu Bef 16 Jul 1347. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Sybil Montagu (daughter of William de Montagu and Katherine de Grandison).
    Children:
    1. 1. Philippa Fitz Alan died 13 Sep 1399.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Richard Fitz Alan was born Abt 1313, of Arundel, Sussex, England (son of Edmund Fitz Alan and Alice de Warenne); died 24 Jan 1376, Arundel, Sussex, England; was buried , 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 9 Feb 1321, Havering-atte-Bower, Middlesex, England. Isabel (daughter of Hugh le Despenser and Eleanor de Clare) was born Between 1312 and 1313. [Group Sheet]


  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 Abt 1329, of Chedzoy, Devon, England; died Bef 12 Feb 1382.

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

    Notes:

    1st Earl of Salisbury. He was the leader of the party that seized Roger de Mortimer (also a direct ancestor of John Turner Sargent Jr.) 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 Bef 1328. Katherine (daughter of William de Grandison and Sibyl de Tregoz) died 23 Apr 1349. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Katherine de Grandison (daughter of William de Grandison and Sibyl de Tregoz); died 23 Apr 1349.
    Children:
    1. Philippe de Montagu died 5 Jan 1382; was buried , Austin Priory, Bisham, Berkshire.
    2. 3. Sybil Montagu
    3. John de Montagu was born Abt 1329; died 1390.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Edmund Fitz Alan was born 1 May 1285, Marlborough Castle, Wiltshire, Engand (son of Richard Fitz Alan and Alice di Saluzzo); died 17 Nov 1326, Hereford, Herefordshire, England; was buried , 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 Aft 30 Dec 1304. Alice (daughter of William de Warenne and Joan de Vere) died Between 1330 and 23 May 1338. [Group Sheet]


  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 29 Aug 1396.
    2. Aline de Arundel died 20 Jan 1386.
    3. Elizabeth de Arundel died 11 Mar 1384.
    4. Eleanor de Arundel died Bef 30 Mar 1347.
    5. 4. Richard Fitz Alan was born Abt 1313, of Arundel, Sussex, England; died 24 Jan 1376, Arundel, Sussex, England; was buried , Lewes Priory, Sussex, England.

  3. 10.  Hugh le Despenser was born , of Loughborough, Leicestershire, England (son of Hugh le Despenser and Isabel de Beauchamp); died 24 Nov 1326, Hereford, Herefordshire, England; was buried , 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 Aft 14 Jun 1306, Westminster, Middlesex, England. Eleanor (daughter of Gilbert de Clare and Joan of Acre) was born Oct 1292, Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales; died 30 Jun 1337. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Eleanor de Clare was born Oct 1292, Caerphilly, Glamorgan, Wales (daughter of Gilbert de Clare and Joan of Acre); died 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 , of Buckland, Buckinghamshire, England; died 30 Sep 1342, Morlaix, Brittany, France.
    2. 5. Isabel le Despenser was born Between 1312 and 1313.
    3. Elizabeth le Despenser was born Bef 1328; died 13 Jul 1389; was buried , St. Botolph Aldgate, Middlesex, England.

  5. 12.  William de Montagu was born Abt 1285, of Shepton Montague, Somerset, England (son of Simon de Montagu and Hawise de St. Amand); died 18 Oct 1319, Gascony, France; was buried , 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 Aft 20 Jun 1292. Elizabeth (daughter of Peter de Montfort and Maud de la Mare) was born , of Beaudesert, Warwickshire, England; died 16 Aug 1354; was buried , Priory of St. Frideswide (now Christ Church), Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Elizabeth de Montfort was born , of Beaudesert, Warwickshire, England (daughter of Peter de Montfort and Maud de la Mare); died 16 Aug 1354; was buried , 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 Bef 1345.
    2. Hawise de Montagu died Aft 1361.
    3. 6. William de Montagu was born Between 1302 and 1303, of Shepton Montague, Somerset, England; died 30 Jan 1344.

  7. 14.  William de Grandison was born Abt 1243, of Ashperton, Ledbury, Herefordshire, England (son of Pierre de Grandison and Agnès de Neufchâtel); died 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 Bef 1286. Sibyl (daughter of John de Tregoz and Mabel Fitzwarine) was born Abt 1272; died 21 Oct 1334, Dore, Herefordshire, England; was buried , Dore Abbey, Herefordshire, England. [Group Sheet]


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

    Other Events:

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

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