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Richard Fitz Alan

Male 1267 - 1302  (35 years)


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  • Name Richard Fitz Alan 
    Born 3 Feb 1267  of Arundel, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Mar 1302  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Buried Haughmond Abbey, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 9
    Person ID I5135  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Isabella de Mortimer,   b. 14 Sep 1246,   d. Bef 1 Apr 1292  (Age < 45 years) 
    Married Bef 14 May 1260  [3, 10
    Family ID F3785  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice di Saluzzo,   b. of Saluzzo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1292 
    Married Nov 1282  [3, 11
    Children 
    +1. Alice de Arundel,   d. Aft 12 Dec 1325
    +2. Margaret de Arundel,   d. Bef 1354
    +3. Eleanor de Arundel,   b. Abt 1284, Arundel, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1328  (Age ~ 44 years)
    +4. Edmund Fitz Alan,   b. 1 May 1285, Marlborough Castle, Wiltshire, Engand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1326, Hereford, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F5664  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Richard de Arundel. Earl of Arundel.

      From Complete Peerage, I:240-41:

      Richard fitz Alan, feudal Lord of Clun and Oswestry and [according to the admission of 1443], Earl of Arundel, only son and heir, born 3 February 1266/7, and was only 5 years old at his father's death. He had seizin of his lands 8 December 1287. According to Glover he was created Earl of Sussex (a) in 1289, when he was knighted and "received the sword of the county of Sussex" from Edward I "ut vocatur Comes;", but it seems more probable that this creation was as Earl of Arundel (b). At all events no more is heard of the former title (Sussex) as connected with this family, but only of the title of Arundel. On 12 February 1290/1 there is a grant to him as Richard Arundel, Earl of Arundel. In October 1292 he was summoned by a writ directed to the Earl of Arundel, and was summoned to Parliament 24 June 1295, by a writ directed Ricardo filio Alani Comiti Arundell, ranking him as junior to all the other Earls. He fought in the Welsh wars 1288, in Gascony 1295-7, and in the Scottish wars 1298-1300, being present at the siege of Carlaverock in 1300. He signed the Barons' letter to the Pope, 12 February 1300/1.

      (a) "The Earldom of Sussex must at this period have been a subject of contention between the De Warrens and Fitz Alans, for John de Warren, Earl of Surrey, was receiving, at the very time that this investiture occurred, writs directed to him as Earl of Sussex. John de Warren was perhaps the greatest noble of the time in which he lived, and his power and influence may have operated to induce Fitz Alan to abandon his claim upon the Earldom of Sussex and to adopt that [i.e. the Earldom of Arundel] by which his descendants have ever since been known." (Courthope, p. 29).

      (b) It is worthy of remark, in connection with the very doubtful right, either of his father or grandfather, to the Earldom of Arundel, that it was not till 1282, viz. sometime after their death and during this Earl's minority, that Isabel, Countess of Arundel, widow of Hugh (d'Aubigny), died. It would almost appear (possibly owing to the largess of her dower) that the Earldom was not dealt with during her lifetime. A somewhat parallel case occurs, later on, in the same family, when Richard, Earl of Arundel, who, in 1347, had suc. his maternal uncle the Earl of Surrey, did not assume the Earldom of Surrey till the death of Joan, widow of the afsd. Earl, in 1361.

  • Sources 
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