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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)
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)
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 …Wehavetherefore
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,
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,
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.
·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
·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.]