Tuesday, May 8, 2012

G26: 60845410 FitzAlan

60845410. Lord Brian Fitz Alan & 60845411. Maud ?

~1235, Brian born in England, s/o 121690820. Sir Alan Fitz Bryan & 121690821. Agnes Fitz Henry.

1267, Brian took part with several kinsmen in the forcible abduction of Hugh de Nairford from the manor of Melsonby.

1268, Brian, son of Alan, patron of the church at Melsonby.

Brian 1st married Muriel ?.

11/16/1272, Edward I ascended to the throne while on crusade.

5/17/1276, Brian’s father slain in self-defense by Payn de Keu.

1/24/1277, Protection for the following going to Wales on the king’s service against Llewelyn … Adam de Walkingham, going with Brian son of Alan de Bedale. (S) CPRs. [Thomas de Roston also going with Brian, who was granted 20£ yearly for his services.]

9/15/1278, Sir Brian son of Alan, witnessed a charter of the Earl of Richmond. (S) Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, V18, 1905, P164.

10/6/1278, Sir Brian son of Alan, witnessed a charter of Robert de Nova Villa. (S) CChRs, 3/30/1310.

1279-80, Quo warranto, Brian summoned to answer by what right he claimed to a park at Bedale and Cotherston, and free warren of the same. [Granted to his ancestors by King John.]

Aft. 5/15/1280, IPM of Peter de Sabaudia: … Lincoln … Biker and Gryby. ⅓ and ¼ fee held by Brian son of Alan, rendering 5s. 10d. (S) CIsPM. [Multiple records various counties.]

4/6/1282, Brian summoned to the king’s service in Wales with horses and arms against Davydd, brother of Llewelyn at Hawarden castle.

5/1/1285, Brian, about to go beyond the seas on pilgrimage, has Letters of Protection for two years. (S) CPRs.

2/15/1286, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by Brian son of Alan to the abbot and convent of Jervaux … land in Estwytton and Bedale. (S) CPRs.

6/14/1287, Brian summoned to a military council at Gloucester [on july 15th] about problems in Wales. [Rex dilecto et fideli suo Briano filio Anlai, salutem.]

1287, Brian summoned to the king’s service in Wales.

1287, Sir Brian son of Alan witnessed a charter of Ranulph de Nevill. (S) CChRs, 3/30/1310.

11/8/1290, Brian founded a chantry at Bedale to pray for the souls of Patricia, late countess of Richmond, Alan, father of the said Brian, Lady Agnes of Bedale, his mother, Muriel his late wife, and Thomas, Robert and Theobald, his sons, all deceased.

6/13/1291, Brian, in scotland with the King, appointed a guardian of Scotland.

9/20/1291, Brian son of Alan had license to strengthen with a wiall of stone and lime and crenellate his house at Kilwardeby, co. York. (S) CPRs.

12/27/1291, John de Thornhull, staying in Scotland on the king’s service with Brian fitz Alan. (S) CPRs.

10/1292, Brian present at the council of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

11/28/1292, Edward, by the Grace of God, King of England, …, to his beloved and trusty Brian son of Alan, Governor of the castles of Forfar, Dundee, Gedworth, and Roxburgh, greeting. Whereas John De Baliol, lately in our Parliament held at Berwick-on Tweed, came before us and petitioned that we should assign him the foresaid Kingdom of Scotland, …, as being nearest heir of Margaret, daughter of the King of Norway, Princess of Scotland, and deceased grand-daughter of Alexander, last King of Scotland; …, we have found the said John De Baliol is the nearest heir of the said Margaret …We  have  therefore delivered to same the Kingdom of Scotland, …

5/1/1293, Commission of oyer and terminer to Reginald de Grey, Brian son of Alan, … (S) CPRs.

7/17/1294, Grant by Thomas de Richemund, lord of Burton Conestabil, ... Witnesses, Brian son of Alan, Hugh son of Henry … (S) Yorkshire Deeds, V50, 1914, P57.

6/23/1295, Brian 1st summoned to parliament by writ “Briano filio Alani”.

7/10/1296 at Brechin, Brian a witness to John de Baillol’s abdication of the crown of Scotland; and appointed the king’s lieutenant in Scotland. [Brian offerred a retinue of 9 knights and 50 armed horsemen, and wages of £1128, initially declined the appointment. (S) Book of Wallace, V2, 1889, P297.]

7/2/1297 at Alverton, Anthony, bishop of Durhan, granted to his bachelor, Brian son of Alan, knight, and Matilda his wife, the manor of Belestre in Tyndale, an escheat by reason of the war between Edward, king of England, and John de Balliol, king of Scotland, to hold by services due. (S) CPRs, 10/20/1339.

7/12/1297, Brian appointed Captain for the defense of Northumberland against the Scots.

8/18/1297, At an annual grant of 2000 marks a year, Brian appointed a Keeper of the realm and land of Scotland. (S) CPRs. [Which he had turned down the month before.]

1/6/1298, Brian summoned to the King at Salisbury.

7/22/1298, Brian a banneret at the battle of Falkirk, the defeat of William Wallace. [‘porte barre de goules et d’or de viij peces.]

By 1299, Brian married 2nd Maud, and endowed her with all his lands.

11/16/1299, Protection for the following going to Scotland with the king … John de Sothill, going with Brian son of Alan. (S) CPRs.

6/1300, Brian a banneret at the siege of Caerlaverock castle. [The handsome Brian Fitz Alan, Full of courtesy and honour, I saw there his well adorned banner, Barry of gold and red.]

2/12/1301 at Lincoln, “Brianus filius Alani domins de Bedale” a signer of the barons’ letter to the Pope.

8/1/1303, Commission of oyer and terminer to Brian son of Alan and Hugh le Louthre … (S) CPRs.

3/16/1305, Commission of oyer and terminer to Brian son of Alan … (S) CPRs.

5/7/1305, The king, believing that Brian son of Alan was dead, had his lands taken by the escheator. (S) CPRs, 11/1/1306.

6/1/1305, “Brian being then alive, he rendered to John his father’s lands, although John was not then of full age.” (S) CPRs, 11/1/1306.

By 5/10/1306, Brian, Lord of Bedale, Richmondshire died; buried at Bedale church, Yorkshire.

7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.

1307, Plea between Matilda, lately the wife of Brian fitz Alan and Adam fitz Jordan.

8/10/1317, Simple protection for one year for … Matilda late the wife of Brian son of Alan. (S) CPRs.

1321, Maud late the wife of Brian son of Alan to grant a messuage and land in Rockeby, with the advowson of the church, to the abbot and convent of Egglestone [York]. (S) Lists and Indexes, Is17, 1904, P376.

2/26/1325, Protection with clause volumus for Maud late the wife of Brian son of Alan. (S) CPRs.

5/19/1333, Lady Matilda de Bedale, widow of Lord Brian , son of Alan, lands and watermill in Soulby, …

8/15/1333, Matilda widow of Brian son of Alan to Richard, son of Nicholas Musgrave and to Richard’s brothers and
sisters if no heirs male: Isabel , John, Christians, Joanna; all the Lands which Richard had given her.

4/10/1340, Licence for the alienation in mortmain by Matilda late the wife of Brian Fitz Aleyn, to the abbot and convent of Egleston … for her good estate in life, … the souls of John de Grey of Rotherfeld and the said Brian … ancestors and heirs … (S) CPRs.

(S) Early History of Bedale, McCall, 1907. (S) Siege of Carlaverock, Nicolas, 1828, P221.

Family notes:

·         Brian’s seal was not heraldic, but a whimsical collection of animals: rabbit, bird, stag, pig and boar; with the motto: TOT CAPITA TOT SENTENTIE [So many heads, so many opinions. – seal on the letter to the Pope.]

·         Brian’s effigy indicates that he attended the crusade of 1270.

Children of Brian and Maud:

i. Agnes Fitz Alan (30422629ii), born 1300 in England.

5/10/1306, Grant to Miles de Stapelton of the marriage of the eldest daughter, a minor in the king’s custody, and one of the heirs of Brian son of Alan, … (S) CPRs.

1307-8, Agnes, age 7, heir to her uncle Theobald Fitz Alan.

12/15/1317, Order not to intermeddle further with the purparty of her fathers’s lands falling to Agnes, daughter of Brian son of Alan, tenant by knight service of John, sometime duke of Brittany, wife of Gilbert de Stapelton, … Agnes proved her age before John de Evre, late escheatro beyond Trent. (S) CCRs.

ii. Katherine Fitz Alan (30422705), born 1302 in England.

5/12/1306, Grant to Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, the king’s kinsman, of the custody, during the minority of the duaghters and hiers of Brian son of Alan … the marriage of the 2nd daughter [Katherine.] (S) CPRs.