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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Baron John Fitz Alan & Lady Isabel de Mortimer

23639776. Baron John Fitz Alan & 23639777. Lady Isabel de Mortimer

9/14/1245, John fitzAlan born in England, s/o 47279552. John FitzAlan & 47279553. Maud de Verdun.

~1250, Isabel born in England, d/o 4997432. Roger de Mortimer & 4997433. Matilda de Braose.

Bef. 5/14/1260, John married to Isabel. Her maritagium included 40 librates of land in Doddington, Shropshire.

5/1267, Lord Edward (I) suppressed the barons at the battle of the Isle of Ely, in the fens of the Ouse River in northern Cambridgeshire. John was a loyalist in the war. [This battle ended the 2nd Barons War.]

12/10/1267, John succeeded his father by doing homage for his lands; which included the barony of Shropshire and a 4th of the barony of Arundel.

12/6/1268, … the manor and castle of Ledebyry North … ought therefore to be in the king’s hands, are still in the hands of John son of John son of Alan by the occupation made thereof in the time of the disturbance lately in the realm … (S) CPRs.

12/27/1268, John son of John fitz Alan confirmed a grant to Haghmon Abbey of his father.

4/2/1269, John son of Alan de Arundel mandated to release N. Liddebiry Manor, of Bishopric of Hereford, which he had captured during the revolt, on pain the king to “lay upon him as by his council it shall seem fit, and take measures that for his contempt he shall feel not lightly aggrieved.” (S) CPRs.

4/12/1269, John refused to pay a debt to the King stating that in the parts of the March where he resided he was obliged to do nothing at the King’s mandate.

5/6/1269, John returned to Arundel castle.

5/15/1270, Confirmation of a lease made by John son of Alan de Arundel to the abbess and nuns of Fontevrault of his manor of Cheping Norton for 10 years. (S) CPRs.

11/3/1270, Grant to Hagin son of Master Mosseus, Jew of London, … that for 4 years the king will make no extent … of the debts wherein … the following … debtors are bound to them, to wit … Robert de Ferrariis, earl of Derby, … John son of Alan de Arundel, … (S) CPRs.

1/1/1271, John, at the instance of his father-in-law Roger de Mortimer, granted a pardon on 100 mark fine of all his debts to Hagin fil. Master Mosseus, a Jew of London.

3/18/1272, John died at 25; buried in Haughmond abbey, Shropshire; Richard his son age 5. (S) CIsPM. [Found in 1811, John’s slab was inscribed: “WOUS KI PASSEZ PAR ICI PRIES PUR L’ALME JOHAN’ FIS ALEINE KI GIT ICI.’] IPM: [many properties named] … Sussex: Arundel borough … Arundel castle … [manors] West Dean, Singleton, Charlton, Chichester, North Stoke, Pallingham, Swaneburne. Shropshire: Oswestry castle and town, … Hopton Castle … Hampshire: Olethorne hundred. Warwickshire: Alspath; Leicestershire: Frisell. Oxfordshire: Great Tew; Shropshire: Ruyton of the Eleven Towns, … Staffordshire: Hales. … (S) UKNA.


5/18/1272, Grant to Isabel late the wife of John son of Alan, who has not yet been dowered out of her husband’s lands … of a third part of the wards, escheats and reliefs of knights and free tenants of the fee of the said John … until she be dowered … (S) CPRs.

11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England.

10/18/1273, To Robert Aguilon, keeper of the honour of Arundel. Order … and to distrain Matilda (47279553), late the wife of John son of Alan, and Isabella, late the wife of John son of John son of Alan, to render to the keeper the bucks and does in the portion that they hold in dower in the forest … (S) CCRs.

10/28/1276, Commitment during pleasure to Isabel de Mortuo Mari, late the wife of John son of Alan, tenant in chief of Henry III, the lands in Westden and Charleton in the hundred of Shengelton and a moiety of the hundred of Stoebrugge, late of her said husband, at the rent of £28 8s 2d yearly by the hand of the sheriff of Sussex. (S) CFRs.

4/28/1279, Grant to the abbot of Vale Royal, … £200 yearly which Isabella, late the wife of John son of Alan, is bound to render of the farm of the town of Oswestry … (S) CPRs.

5/27/1280, Appointment of Isabel, late the wife of John son of Alan, to the custody of the castle and honor of Arundel during her son’s minority. (S) CPRs.

6/3/1282, Commitment during pleasure to Roger Sprengehose of the castle of Oswaldestre, in the king's hand by reason of the lands and heir John son of Alan, a minor in the king's ward. Order to Isabel de Mortuo Mari to deliver the castle to him. (S) CFRs.

10/8/1282, For the duration of Richard’s minority, the castle and manor of Oswaldestre as well as the castle and honor of Arundel was re-assigned to Edmund, Isabel’s brother.

10/7/1282, King Edward I authorized payments to Isabel for her custody of the castles.

10/5/1283, Commitment to … of the manor of Chepingnorton, late of John son of Alan, deceased, until the full age of the heir at the rent of £24 18s a year at which the manor is extended beyond the dowers of Maud de Verdun (47279553) and Isabel de Mortuo Mari. (S) CFRs.

10/7/1283, Appointment … during the minority of the heir … late of John son of Alan, … charged with 100s yearly to Matilda de Verdun and £18 to Isabella de Mortuo Mari, which they hold in dower. (S) CPRs.

11/10/1283, To Master Henry de Bray, escheator this side Trent. Whereas in the assignment of dower made by the late king to Isabella de Mortuo Mari, late the wife of John son of Alan, tenant in chief of the said king, the dower falling to her from the towns of … (S) CCRs.

4/15/1284, Assignment of dower of Isabella de Mortuo Mari of the lands within the manor that belonged to John son of Alan. (S) CCRs.

1284, Isabel married 2nd Ralph D’Arderne.

6/2/1285, Pardon … to Isabella de Mortuo Mari of £100 due from her for the farm of the castle of Whitchurch, in consideration of her expenses in keeping the castle at the time of the last expedition into Wales … Mandate to Isabella to deliver the castle and honor of Arundel … to R. bishop of Bath and Wells, … to the use of Richard son of Alan, heir of the said castle and honor. (S) CPRs.

9/2/1285 at Poling, Isabel married 3rd Robert de Hasting. [Edward I initially fined Isabel for marrying without licence, but it was later discovered that her father had repurchased her marriage from Henry III.]

6/6/1287, Order to restore to Robert de Hasteng' and Isabella, his wife, late the wife of John son of Alan, … believing that Isabella's marriage pertained to him, because she had married the said Robert, … if she married without the consent of the said king or of Roger de Mortuo Mari, her father, … executors of Roger's will the king learns that Robert and Isabella made fine with the executors for the marriage and forfeiture aforesaid. Witness: Edmund,
earl of Cornwall. (S) CCRs.

7/21/1287, Order to the escheator on this side Trent to deliver to Isabel de Mortuo Mari, sister of Robert de Mortuo Mari, deceased, the manor of Hamcastell whereof Robert enfeoffed her long before his death. (S) CFRs.

By 4/1/1292, Isabel died; buried with John at Haughmond. Widower Robert de Hastings granted permission to pay off Isabella’s debts at £20 a year.

(S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Eyton, 1858, P257.

Children of John and Isabel:

i. Richard FitzAlan (11819888), born 2/3/1266 in England.

ii. Maud FitzAlan (60844707), born ~1268 in England.

iii. Joan fitz Alan (11820290), born ~1270 in England.