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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Baron John Fitz Alan & Lady Isabel de Albini

 94559104. Baron John Fitz Alan & 94559105. Lady Isabel de Albini

~1197, John born in England, s/o 189118208. William Fitzalan.

5/27/1199, John crowned king of England.

~1203, Isabel d’Aubigny born in England, d/o 973530514. William D’Aubigny & 973530515. Mabel of Chester.

1210, John’s father died, his brother William succeeding.

8/28/1212, John entrusted with 25 marks to be delivered to the Earl of Salisbury.

4/19/1215, John the successor to his older brother William. [John was with William at Clun castle when William died.] John’s lands delivered to Thomas de Erdington, his older brother William’s father-in-law. (S) The History of Ludlow and Its Neighbourhood, Wright, 1852, P143. [This had been an arrangement with Thomas and King John associated with the heir William before his death.]

4/27/1215, John met [as a minor] with the rebel barons at Brackley. [Likely because he did not like the fact that his lands were in the possession of Thomas de Erdington.]

6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.

8/2/1215, John in possession of the royal castle of Stretton in defiance of King John.

10/3/1216, King John presented to Cound church, claiming patronage in virtue of the attainder of his enemy John FitzAlan.

10/18/1216, King John died.

10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.

4/20/1217, King Henry III gave John’s manor of Kivele to John Marescall.

10/1217, John made peace with King Henry III; the King authorizing him to collect scutage in Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Oxfordshire and Shropshire.

11/14/1217, by writ, most of John’s lands restored.

11/23/1219, Order to the sheriff of Shropshire to place in respite the demand which he makes from John fitz Alan for the debt that Thomas of Erdington owed John, King of England, of the fine he made with him for the custody and marriage of William fitz Alan, brother of John, … John complains that more scutage is being exacted from him than pertains to him of his knights’ fees in the county, … (S) FRsHIII.

1/26/1220, John left England on a pilgrimage to the Shrine of St. James of Compostella. (S) FRsHIII.

6/1220, William de Duston and Mary his wife called to answer John FitzAlan and show by what warrant they hold in the manor of Meleham, Norfolk, which John claims as his right and inheritance. Mary claims dower right from his brother William. (S) Curia Regis Rolls, V9, P57.

1221, John still had a 10,000 mark fine inherited from his brother William. [Eventually dropped.]

12/1221, John was with King Henry III at the siege of Biham.

[–––John & Isabel–––]

By 1222, John married Isabel.

2/19/1222, John empowered to collect his own scutage.

9/27/1224, Order to the sheriff of Shropshire to place in respite the demand he makes by summons of the Exchequer from John fitz Alan for his debts to the king. (S) FRsHIII.

1/1225, King Henry reissued the Magna Carta, which became the official text. (S) Hist. Essay on the Magna Charta of King John, Thomson, 1829, P130. [Witnesses: … Hubert de Burgh, the King’s Justiciary; Randolph Earl of Chester and Lincoln, William Earl of Salisbury, William Earl of Warren, Gilbert de Clare Earl of Gloucester and Hertford (19989528), William de Ferrers Earl of Derby, William de Mandeville Earl of Essex, Hugh le Bigod Earl of Norfolk (19909646), William Earl of Ablemarle, Humphrey de Bohun Earl of Hereford (47279584), John de Lacy Constable of Chester (19989530), Robert de Ros, Robert fitz Walter, Robert de Vipont, William de Brewer, Richard de Montifichet, Peter Fitz Herbert, Matthew Fitz Herbert, William de Albiniac, Robert Gresley, Reginald de Bruce, John de Monmouth (23634242), John Fitz Alan, Hugh de Mortimer, Walter de Beauchamp, William de Saint John, Peter de Mauley, Brian de Lisle, Thomas de Muleton, Richard de Argentine, Walter de Neville, William Mauduit, John de Baalun.]

2/11/1225, John attested to the Carta de Forestis of King Henry III.

1225, King Henry reissued the Magna Carta, which became the official text. Barones de Marchia named as Reginald de Braose, John de Monmouth, John fitz Alan, and Hugh de Mortimer. (S) Lords of the Central Marches, Holden, 2008, P9.

9/2/1226, Walter de Clifford, John fitz Alan, John le Strange and William de Cantilupe [and others] to attend a meeting on October 25th at Oswestry with Lewellyn, Prince of Wales, and report the result.

12/26/1226, A writ-close orders the variances between William Pantulf and Madoc ap Griffith of Bromfield to be settled at Oswestry by arbitration of John fitz Alan, John le Strange, … and the sheriff of Shropshire.

Isabel died.


By 1228, John married 2nd Hawise de Blancminster.

4/11/1228, John procured for his manor of Blancminster a fair on the eve, day of, and day after St. Andrew’s feast. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

9/28/1228, John fitz Alan has made fine with the king by 300 m. for having seisin of the land of Cold Norton with appurtenances, which he claims to be his right and inheritance. (S) FRsHIII.

1229, John assess on 9 fees of Geoffrey de Vere, and 22.5 fees of his own.

1230, John fitz Alan charged £2 on the scutage of Brittany on one fee of Albreda de Boterell.

1231, John fitz Alan excused on the scutage of Poitou of half a fee, on one fee of Albreda de Boterell.

1/23/1232, The King assigned John le Strange [the younger] and John Fitz Alan to receive satisfaction from Llewelyn for infractions of the truce. (S) LeStrange Records, 1916, P80.

1233, John apparently had another falling-out with the King.

6/14/1233, John fitz Alan to deliver to Walter de Beauchamp such hostages as the said Walter shall name. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Vs11-12, Eyton, 1860, P230.

11/3/1233, Mandate to John son of Alan that when it be necessary that some of his knights shall stay with him at Shrewsbury, he shall betake himself to the knights and free tenants who hold of him elsewhere in England to do the said service for him. (S) CPRs.

2/6/1234, To John Lestrange touching the hostage of John son of Alan. (S) CPRs. [John, sheriff of Salop, was to deliver back to John son of Alan, both William son of Richard de Leyliton and Simon son of Henry de Maskelin, who had been sent to the king as hostages to guarantee fidelity.]

7/1/1234, John with Thomas Corbet and Henry de Audley to take possession of the castles on the Marches in custody of Peter de Rivaux, by laying siege if necessary.

11/18/1236, John fitz Alan impedient vs. John de Beckebir plaintiff, a suit of charter-warranty … John recognizes gift of William fitz Alan, his father, …

3/8/1238, The king commands him to provide for the sufficient defence of the march, so that the lands of the king or of himself may not by his default suffer danger, and if necessary he may resist Llywelyn the Great at an opportune season: written to Walter de Clifford (23640214), … Thomas Corbet, … John Lestrange (121697006), H. earl of Hereford, Henry de Aldithele (94567456), John de Monemue (23634242), Ralph de Mortuo Mari (9994864), … William de Stutevill (47281514), John son of Alan (94559104). (S) CPRs.

3/28/1238, John FitzAlan, Walter de Clifford, and Herbert fitz Peter ordered to take measures against an attack by Llewelyn. (S) CPRs.

6/2/1239, Shropshire. John fitz Alan gives 3 palfreys so that the plea between Robert of Ware and him, concerning Robert’s imprisonment by John, be placed in respite. (S) FRsHIII.

1240, John died.

2/24/1240, Order to the sheriff of Shropshire to retain in the king’s hand the manors and castles of Whitchurch, Clun, and Shrawardine, and Montford , and 18s of rent in Shrewsbury of the lands formerly of John fitz Alan in the aforesaid county, and the manor of Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire. (S) FRsHIII, 6/15/1240.

By 9/19/1242, Hawise died. (S) FRsHIII.

(S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Eyton, 1858, 1859, 1860.

Child of John and Isabel:

i. John FitzAlan (47279552), born 5/1223 in Essex, England.

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