1154, William born in England, s/o 378236416. William FitzAlan & 378236417. Isabel de Say.
12/19/1154, Henry II succeeded King Stephen of England.
4/1160, William’s father died.
1161-2, ‘Willelmo filio Alani i m’ in Warwickshire and Leicestershire. (S) FMG.
1165, Walter fitz Alan [William’s uncle] holding 2 fees of the new feoffment in the barony of William fitz Alan. (S) Antiquities, V6, P70.
7/1165, Geoffrey de Vere, sheriff of Shropshire, and stepfather of William fitz Alan, Baron of Clun and Owestry.
9/1165, Guy le Strange custos of the estates of young William fitz Alan, Baron of Clun and Owestry. (S) Court, Household, and Itinerary of King Henry II, Eyton, 1878, P80.
1166, William a minor, his guardian listed the following enfeoffments in Shropshire: 14 fees de verteri, 8.5 fees de novo, 35 muntatores; in Norfolk: 5 fees de verteri; in Wiltshire: 8.5 fees of the honor of Ernulf of Hesdin. (S) Feudal Assessments, Keefe, 1983, P253.
6-7/1175, William of age.
1175, John le Strange (243394012) with his father a witness to a grant of William FitzAlan on his coming of age to Buildwas abbey.
~1174, Isabel born in Ireland, d/o 39979496. Viceroy Hugh de Lacy & 39979497. Lady Rohese de Monmouth.
By 1175, "Ivo Pantul" (243393800) donated "terram…Hida…ad manerium Hales" to Haughmond abbey, with the consent of ‘Willielmi filii Alani’. (S) FMG.
1176, Document of Haughmond abbey donations: ‘Willielmus filius Alani’ of the church of Stokes with the consent of ‘Isabelle uxoris sue.’ (S) FMG.
1177, William’s uncle Walter fitz-Alan died.
1177-78, William son of William fitz Alan attested a charter of John le Strange. (S) Antiquities, V6, P34.
1188, William entertained Archbishop Baldwin at Oswaldstre.
1188, Giraldus, a guest of William, called him ‘a noble and liberal young man.’ (S) Antiquties, V7, P223.
2/8/1189, William fitz Alan, Thomas Noel, Hugh Pantulf (121696900, brother-in-law of William), … sitting justices at Salop. (S) Antiquities, V6, P368.
1189, William a justice itinerant in multiple counties.
9/3/1189, King Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.
9/1189, William replaced Hugh Pantulf as sheriff of Shropshire. (S) Collections – Staffordshire, V2, 1881, P152.
1/24/1190 at Westminster, William at the court of King Richard I.
[––William & Isabel––]
~1190, William married Isabel. (S) Rot. Hundredorum, V2, PP69,76,80 [Referring to land given to William FitzAlan with the sister of Walter de Lacy (19989748).]
1190-1200, The market at Owestry held by William. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.
1191, William, Sheriff of Salop.
4/1192, William sheriff of Shropshire, and Castellan of Stretton – holding an annual salary of £20. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V12, Eyton, P18.
11/22/1192, William with Bishop High de Novant at Buildwas.
4/29/1194 at Portsmouth, Confirmation by King Richard I to Haughmond abbey attested by William fitz Alan and William de Botereus.
1194, William fitz Alan assessed a scutage of 27.5 knights’ fees. [William only acknowledged 13 fees.]
1194, William fitz Alan assessed a scutage of 27.5 knights’ fees.
1195, William, sheriff of Shropshire, paid to William de Boterells 10 marks, towards fortifying his house of Matefelun.
9/1196, William, sheriff of Shropshire, paid Cassewelanus 20 marks to support him in the King’s service.
4/1197, William relieved of the office of Castellan of Stretton, given to Cassewellanus.
1197, A release from marriage of Thomas de Erdington witnessed by ‘Willelmo filio Alani, Hugone Pantolfe, Roberto Corbet, Johanne Extraneo, Radulfo Basset … William Bagot.’ (S) FMG.
1198, Malculum the deputy sheriff of Shropshire under William fitz Alan.
11/9/1198, William with King Richard I at Rochae Andely.
5/27/1199, King John succeeded King Richard I of England.
6/1199, William fined 60 marks to not cross the seas with King John.
1199, William’s mother died leaving him the barony of Clun.
1200, Roger Bigod granted Theberton manor to William fitz alan for a term of life. (S) Bigod Earls of Norfolk, Morris, 2005, P39.
4/1201, William relieved of his office as sheriff of Wiltshire.
1201, William assessed 5 fees scutage on the barony of Clun, which he paid and was quitted.
9/1202, The Welsh historian Giraldus, Archdeacon of Brecon, was entertained on the estate of William; according to Giraldus a longtime friend.
1202-3, William fitz Alan recovered Norton by a fine with King John.
1203, William assessed 10 fees scutage for his total barony.
3/1204, William to give safe conduct to Llewelyn who was coming to the English court. [William would be one of the barons to hold hostages of Llewelyn for King John.]
5/12/1204, William with the King at court in Southwick, Hampshire.
10/15/1204, King John wrote to William fitz Alan about the custody of several of the hostages of Lewellyn.
12/24/1205, William at King John’s court at Oxford; where he delivered 2 Coursers to the king as part of a fine allowing him to hold a 4-day fair at Clune manor.
2/11/1206, William fitz Alan, by order of the king, giving some of his hostages to William de Cantilupe and Walter de Clifford.
11/3/1207, At King John’s court at Malmesbury, William fitz Alan, Hugh Pantulf, and John le Strange witnessed an agreement with Wenhunwyn son of Hoen de Keveliac.
10/28/1208, William witnessed a treaty of King John with Llewelyn at Shrewsbury.
3/1209, William fitz Alan prominent in the Forest Assizes, and charged for imbaldements in the Long Forest.
1210, William died. (S) FMG.
(S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Eyton, 1858, P241.
[Undated] ‘Willielmus filius Willielmi filii Alani’ donated ‘villam … Parva Buldewas’ to Buildwas Abbey, Shropshire. (S) FMG.
Children of William and ?: [2 sons, 2 daughters: Agnes & Petronilla]
i. William III FitzAlan, born ~1195 in England.
1214, William still a minor.
3/3/1215, William succeeded his father, doing homage at the Tower of London.
William married to Mary de Erdington (243382851).
4/19/1215, William died without issue.
ii. John FitzAlan (94559104), born ~1197 in England.