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John Fitz Alan

Male Abt 1223 - Bef 1267  (~ 44 years)


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  • Name John Fitz Alan  [1
    Born Abt 1223  of Clun, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 10 Nov 1267  [1, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Person ID I4244  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2018 

    Father John Fitz Alan,   b. of Clun, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 Mar 1240 
    Mother Isabel d'Aubigny,   d. Bef 1240 
    Married Bef 1223  [6
    Family ID F1231  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maud de Verdun,   d. 27 Nov 1283 
    Married Bef 1240  [6
    Children 
    +1. John Fitz Alan,   b. 14 Sep 1246, of Arundel, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1272  (Age 25 years)
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F5606  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "John Fitz Alan, feudal Lord of Clun and Oswestry, Salop, s. and h. of John Fitz Alan of the same, by his 1st wife, Isabel, 2nd sister and, in her issue, coh. of Hugh, and da. of William (d'Aubigny), Earls of Sussex, &c, abovenamed, suc. his father (whom his mother had predeceased) in 1240. To him, by writ dat. 27 Nov. 1243, was awarded (in right of his deceased mother) the Castle and Honour of Arundel, whereby (according to the admission of 1433 abovenamed) he must be regarded as de jure Earl of Arundel. He obtained possession, 26 May 1244, of his paternal estates in Salop on payment of £1000. By the title, however, of Earl of Arundel he never appears to have been known (either in his lifetime or afterwards), although he lived 24 years after the acquisition of that Castle and Honour. In an award dat. Friday after the Circumcision 1258, he is expressly called Dominus de Arundel (i.e. Lord of the Honour of Arundel), and in the Fine Roll, 10 Mar. 1261/2, he is called Baro noster, while in his Inq. p. m. he is described (merely) as Johannes filius Alani, and the endorsement says that he held a quarter of the Earldom of Arundel. He took part in the Welsh war 1258, and, though sometimes leagued with the Barons against the Crown, was, while fighting on the Royal side, taken prisoner at the battle of Lewes, in 1264, together with the King. He m. Maud, da. of Theobald le Botiller, by his 2nd wife, Rohese, da. and h. of Nicholas de Verdun, of Alton, co. Stafford. He d. 1267, before 10 Nov. Will dat. Oct. 1267. His widow m. Richard d'Amundeville, and d. 27 Nov. 1283. He was living 1286/7." [Complete Peerage I:239-40, as corrected by Volume XIV.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1016] Medieval English Ancestors of Robert Abell by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2001.

    2. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here., place only.

    3. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013., date only.

    4. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013., place only.

    5. [S128] The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant. Full citation details here.

    6. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    7. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    8. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.