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Sunday, March 25, 2012
G26: 47279552 FitzAlan-Verdun
47279552. Baron John
Fitz Alan & 47279553. Maud de Verdun
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
5/1223, John born in Arundel, Essex, England, s/o 94559104.
John Fitzalan & 94559105. Isabel de Albini.
~1224, Maud born in Ireland, d/o 94559106. Theobald le Botiller
& 94559107. Roesia de Verdun.
6/16/1240, After the death of John’s father, John’s Shropshire
lands were assigned to John le Strange.
9/19/1242, John’s step-mother’s dower lands assigned to his
estates after her death.
10/22/1242, Rose de Verdun gives the king 5 m. for a writ
that she be not distrained for the monies which the executors of the testament
of John fitz Alan exact from her until it is declared whether the aforesaid
monies were owed to the abovesaid John or to John, son of the abovesaid John,
who took to wife Rose’s daughter. (S) FRsHIII.
11/27/1243, By right of his mother, John, still a minor,
awarded the castle and honour of Arundel. (S) CPRs.
2/8/1244, Earl Hugh de Albini died; his nephew John 1 of 4
coheirs. John’s share was retained by the crown because he was still a minor.
[John’s share included Arundel castle.]
5/3/1244, By writ, John certified as at majority; fined £1000
for livery of his father’s lands and castles.
5/24/1244, By writ, John given Arundel castle, with its 22.5
5/25/1244, Mandate to J. Lestrange, justice of Chester, to
deliver the castls of Blauncmuster, Clun and Sherwardin to John son of Alan.
~1245, John married Maud.
7/11/1245, Mandate to the knights … of the county of Chester –
D. son of Llewelin has given siege to the castle of Dissard – to be with
horses, arms … at Chester … to rescue the said castle … by letters close to the
earl of Ferrars, Roger de Monte Alto, Warin de Vernon, Hamo de Massy, Hugh de
Venables, Henry de Aldithelegh, Thomas Corbet, John son of Alan, Ralph Basset
of Periton, Roger de Sumery and Walter de Dunstanvill. (S) CPRs.
4/22/1246, Grant to John Maunsel … manor of Bilsington … gift
of the heirs [of H. de Albyniaco, late earl of Arundel] … John son of Alan, Roger
de Sumery and Nicholaa his wife, Roger de Monte Alto and Cecily his wife, … (S)
1249, John son of Alan endowed his sister Isabel with half a
hide in Wolverton. (S) Northamptonshire Record Society, 1975, P-LXIII.
7/1/1250, John claimed the market at Knockin was harming his
market at Owestry. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.
3/21/1251, Mandate to the sheriff of Salop, John Lestrange and
John son of Alan to have before them 12 free men … (S) CPRs.
1/26/1253, Grant to John son of Alan … yearly fair at his manor
of Owestry in Wales … yearly fair at his manor of Clun in Wales … yearly fair
at his manor of Norton, co. Oxford … (S) CChRs.
7/29/1253, Licence for John son of Alan, because he is going in
person with the king to Gascony, for which he will be put to great expense … to
pledge some of his lands or rents for a certain term to obtain 500 marks. (S)
CPRs. [King Henry was suppressing a rebellion.]
8/6/1253, King Henry left for Gascony from Portsmouth with 300
ships. Encamped at Benauge [Oct.], Bazas [Dec.].
1/28/1254 at Brest, France, John given a charter of free warren
in a number of his manors.
3/19/1254, King Henry encamped his forces at Meilhan, France
[south of Bordeaux, near the Spanish border.] AtBordeaux [Aug.], at Orleans [Nov.], Paris
1/1255, King Henry returned to England.
1255, The son and heir of Hugh Anglicus, an infant, in the
wardship of John fitz Alan. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V11, 1860, P247.
5/14/1256, Commission of oyer and terminer … touching a
complaint by Fulk son of Warin against John son of Alan of his parks broken and
destroyed … (S) CPRs.
5/10/1257, Mandate to Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and
Essex, Humphrey de Bohun his son, Reynold son of Peter, Roger de Mortuo Mari, …
Walter de Clifford, … Thomas Corbet, John Lestrange, John son of Alan, Fulk son
of Warin, Griffin son of Maddoc and Ralph le Botiller, to be of counsel and aid
to John de Grey, appointed by Edward the king’s son to keep the march of Wales
… and to be captain of his army … (S) CPRs.
12/26/1257, William Paynel staying with John son of Alan in
Wales on the service of the King. (S) CPRs.
1258, John made Captain-General of the forces guarding the
6/11/1259, John named a keeper of the truce made with Llewellyn
ap Griffin. (S) CPRs.
8/1/1260, John Fitz Alan one of the vassals to the crown
summoned to muster at Shrewsbury with horses and arms against Lewellyn ap
Griffith. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V7-8, 1858, P26.
12/7/1261, Notification that the king has made peace with the
barons, and they are not to be charged with anything unless any of the
following have not put his seal to the said peace withing 15 days, … the earl
Marshal, the earl fo Leicester, the earl of Warenne, Roger de Mortymer, Hugh le
Despenser, William Bardolf, John de Burgo, Henry de Hastinges, John le Fiz
John, Robert de Vespont, William de Muntchenesy, John le Fiz Alen, Nicholad de
Segrave, Geoffrey de Lucy. (S) CPRs.
4/29/1263, John given letters of protection to be with Prince
Edward in Wales. (S) CPRs.
12/24/1263, John FitzAlan, Roger de Mortimer, John de Verdun,
James de Audeley, and Hamo le Strange named Keeper’s of Salop and
4/1264, Fighting for Henry III, John one of the defenders of
5/14/1264, John taken prisoner at the battle of Lewes fighting
for Henry III.
9/18/1264, To John son of Alan, … Robert Aguilun, … Whereas the
king lately commanded them to come to Pevense with horses and arms … he
commands them to continue their stay there, as Simon de Monte Forti the
younger, the king’s nephew, will tell them more fully … in besieging the
castle, … (S) CPRs.
12/18/1264, John fitz Alan, Reginald de Waterville, Simon de
Waterville, Baldwin de Drayton’ and John de Vere … lately remained in the vill
of Northampton in hostile manner, the king, by the counsel of his magnates
staying with him, orders, firmly enjoining him, to take into the king’s hand
without delay all lands and tenements and all goods of the king’s aforesaid
adversaries … (S) FRsHIII.
4/26/1265, By mandate of Simon de Montfort, John was required
to give either his castle of Arundel or an heir as a peace security. [This
supports this John, and not his son, as the main person in these events. His
son would not have the castle until this John died in 1267.]
4/18/1266, John assigned as Keeper of Sussex – to stay there
and arrest disturbers. (S) CPRs.
10/6/1267, John, lord of Arundel, wrote his will, and died
within a month. [Bef. 11/10/1267]
11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.
10/18/1273, To Robert Aguilon, keeper of the honour of Arundel.
Order … and to distrain Matilda, 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.
7/5/1281, Maud holds in dower part of Arundel forest, and the
manor of Upton Magna.
Maud married 2nd Richard de Amundevill.
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.
11/27/1283, Maud died.
(S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Eyton, 1858, P253.
Children of John and Maud:
i. John FitzAlan (23639776), born 9/14/1246 in England.