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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Lord Alan Fitz Bryan & Agnes Fitz Henry

 121690820. Lord Alan Fitz Bryan & 121690821. Agnes Fitz Henry

~1205, Alan born in England, s/o §§Bryan fitz Alan.

~1215, Agnes born in England, d/o §§Sir Ralph fitz Henry of Ravensworth.

10/19/1216, Henry III, age 9, succeeded John as King of England.

4/3/1228, Conan of Welton, who holds half a knight’s fee of the aforesaid soke, of Alan son of Brian, who holds the fourth part of a knight’s fee. (S) FRsHIII.

~1233, Alan married Agnes.

5/1/1236, John fitz Geoffrey to deliver the castles of Scardeburgh and Pikering to Brian fitz Alan, appointed to the custody of the county of York. (S) CPRs.

5/22/1244, Alan son of Brian gives 20s. for having a writ relating to the county of Yorkshire [removed] to Westminster to attach Henry son of Ranulf and others because they entered his free warren and took hares and roebucks therein against the king’s peace. (S) FRsHIII.

6/5/1244, King Henry confirmed a grant of free warren to Alan son of Brian which had been granted to his father by King John.

1246, Alan son of Brian, plaintiff, vs. Henry son of Ralph, forcible entry of Alan’s free warren at Hunderthwaite.

1250, Alan son of Brian, defendant, vs. Henry son of Ralph.

5/27/1251, Alan granted a market and fair at Bedale, Yorkshire. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

1251, An assize to ascertain if the abbot of Eggleston had unjustly diseized Alan fitz Brian of common pasture, 200 acres in Cotherston. [The abbot said that Alan’s father had lost half the manor in a duel.] The jury found for Alan.

1252, Alan son of Brian bestowed the manor of Hunderthwaite on William, abbot of Saint Agatha of Easby in free and perpetual alms.

7/20/1254, Alan son of Brian a witness to an agreement between Walter, archbishop of York, and the churches within the archdeaconry of Richmond.

6/4/1260, Alan son of Brian appointed to assess the king’s tallage with Robert de Crepping in Northumberland, Cumberland, Lancaster, and York. (S) CPRs.

5/14/1264, King Henry captured at the battle of Lewes, “at the Mill of the Hide”; Simon de Montfort effectively ruling England.

8/4/1265, Lord Edward defeated Simon de Montfort at the battle of Evesham; ending the barons’ revolt in England.

10/25/1265, Protection until Whitsunday, for Alan son of Brian of Bedale.

1267, Grant by Alan son of Brian to John son of Michael, for his homage and service, of a vaccary in Tesedale called Scarthouses.

1267, Alan died.


1267, Agnes, who was the wife of Alan son of Brian, gave a half a mark for having an assize taken before Richard de Middleton.

1268, Nicholas de Stapleton (121690512) claimed 5 acres of marsh in Kirkby against Agnes of Bedale, widow.

(S) Early History of Bedale, McCall, 1907, P27.

Family notes:

·         1217, §§Alan son of Brian presented to the church of Yerberg. (S) Reports – Architectural and Archaeological, V26, 1901, P322.

Child of Alan and Agnes:

i. Brian Fitz Alan (60845410), born ~1235 in England.

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

ii. Theobald Fitz Alan, born ~? in England.

1307-8, Theobald died; his heirs the daughters of his brother Brian.

iii. Margery Fitz Alan, born ~? in England.

9/10/1310, Margery granted licence to her divine service in her oratory at Bainton.

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