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Baron John FitzAlan & Lady Maud de Verdun

 47279552. Baron John FitzAlan & 47279553. Lady Maud de Verdun

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

5/1223, John born in Arundel, Essex, England, s/o 94559104. John Fitzalan & 94559105. Isabel de Albini.

~1227, Maud born in Ireland, d/o 94559106. Theobald le Botiller & 94559107. Roesia de Verdun.

Bef. 2/24/1240, John’s father died.

9/19/1242, John’s step-mother’s dower lands assigned to his estates after her death.

10/22/1242, Rose de Verdun (94559107) gives the king 5m for a writ that she be not distrained for the monies which the executors of the testament of John fitz Alan exact from her until it is declared whether the aforesaid monies were owed to the abovesaid John or to John, son of the abovesaid John, who took to wife Rose’s daughter. (S) FRsHIII.

11/27/1243, By right of his mother, John, still a minor, awarded the castle and honour of Arundel. (S) CPRs.

2/8/1244, Earl Hugh de Albini died; his nephew John 1 of 4 coheirs. John’s share was retained by the crown because he was still a minor. [John’s share included Arundel castle.]

5/3/1244, By writ, John certified as at majority; fined £1000 for livery of his father’s lands and castles.

5/24/1244, By writ, John given Arundel castle, with its 22.5 knight’s fees.

5/25/1244, Mandate to J. Lestrange, justice of Chester, to deliver the castls of Blauncmuster, Clun and Sherwardin to John son of Alan. (S) CPRs.

[––John & Maud––]

~1245, John married Maud.

7/11/1245, Mandate to the knights … of the county of Chester – D. son of Llewelin has given siege to the castle of Dissard – to be with horses, arms … at Chester … to rescue the said castle … by letters close to the earl of Ferrars, Roger de Monte Alto, Warin de Vernon, Hamo de Massy, Hugh de Venables, Henry de Aldithelegh, Thomas Corbet, John son of Alan, Ralph Basset of Periton, Roger de Sumery and Walter de Dunstanvill. (S) CPRs.

2/8/1246, The king has granted to John fitz Alan that he is to render a moiety of the 366m 8s 10d which remain to be rendered to him from a fine of £1000 by which he made fine with him for having seisin of his lands. (S) FRsHIII.

4/22/1246, Grant to John Maunsel … manor of Bilsington … gift of the heirs [of H. de Albyniaco, late earl of Arundel] … John son of Alan, Roger de Sumery and Nicholaa his wife, Roger de Monte Alto and Cecily his wife, … (S) CChRs.

9/6/1248, The king has granted to John fitz Alan that he is to render for the 10,000m. which he owes him … £200 thus from year to year. (S) FRsHIII.

1249, John son of Alan endowed his sister Isabel with half a hide in Wolverton. (S) Northamptonshire Record Society, 1975, P-LXIII.

7/1/1250, John claimed the market at Knockin was harming his market at Owestry. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.

3/21/1251, Mandate to the sheriff of Salop, John Lestrange and John son of Alan to have before them 12 free men … (S) CPRs.

1/26/1253, Grant to John son of Alan … yearly fair at his manor of Owestry in Wales … yearly fair at his manor of Clun in Wales … yearly fair at his manor of Norton, co. Oxford … (S) CChRs.

7/29/1253, Licence for John son of Alan, because he is going in person with the king to Gascony, for which he will be put to great expense … to pledge some of his lands or rents for a certain term to obtain 500 marks. (S) CPRs. [King Henry was suppressing a rebellion.]

8/6/1253, King Henry left for Gascony from Portsmouth with 300 ships. Encamped at Benauge [Oct.], Bazas [Dec.].

1/28/1254 at Brest, France, John given a charter of free warren in a number of his manors.

3/19/1254, King Henry encamped his forces at Meilhan, France [south of Bordeaux, near the Spanish border.] At  Bordeaux [Aug.], at Orleans [Nov.], Paris [Dec.].

1/1255, King Henry returned to England.

1255, The son and heir of Hugh Anglicus, an infant, in the wardship of John fitz Alan. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V11, 1860, P247.

5/14/1256, Commission of oyer and terminer … touching a complaint by Fulk son of Warin against John son of Alan of his parks broken and destroyed … (S) CPRs.

5/10/1257, Mandate to Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, Humphrey de Bohun his son, Reynold son of Peter, Roger de Mortuo Mari, … Walter de Clifford, … Thomas Corbet, John Lestrange, John son of Alan, Fulk son of Warin, Griffin son of Maddoc and Ralph le Botiller, to be of counsel and aid to John de Grey, appointed by Edward the king’s son to keep the march of Wales … and to be captain of his army … (S) CPRs.

12/26/1257, William Paynel staying with John son of Alan in Wales on the service of the King. (S) CPRs.

1258, John made Captain-General of the forces guarding the Marches.

6/11/1259, John named a keeper of the truce made with Llewellyn ap Griffin. (S) CPRs.

1260, Prince Llywelyn of Wales invaded the Marches of Wales.

8/1/1260, John Fitz Alan one of the vassals to the crown summoned to muster at Shrewsbury with horses and arms against Lewellyn ap Griffith. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V7-8, 1858, P26.

12/7/1261, Notification that the king has made peace with the barons, and they are not to be charged with anything unless any of the following have not put his seal to the said peace withing 15 days, … [Roger Bigod] the earl Marshal, [Simon de Montfort] the earl of Leicester, [John (23639780)] the earl of Warenne, Roger de Mortymer (4997432), Hugh le Despenser (11819496), William Bardolf (243382144), John de Burgo, Henry de Hastinges (11820100), John le Fiz John, Robert de Vespont, William de Muntchenesy, John le Fiz Alezn (47279552), Nicholas de Segrave, Geoffrey de Lucy. (S) CPRs.

4/29/1263, John given letters of protection to be with Prince Edward in Wales. (S) CPRs.

6/29/1263, The Manor of Isleworth hosted a gathering of Simon de Montfort’s rebellious noblemen who held a conference with the King that sowed the seeds for England’s first true Parliament.

12/24/1263, John FitzAlan, Roger de Mortimer, John de Verdun, James de Audeley, and Hamo le Strange named Keeper’s of Salop and Staffordshire.

By 3/8/1264, King Henry had established his military headquarters at Oxford. Lord Edward [I] was sent to Wales to muster support and attack Simon’s sons.

4/1264, Fighting for Henry III, John one of the defenders of Rochester Castle.

5/14/1264, John taken prisoner at the Battle of Lewes fighting for Henry III.

5/14/1264, Lord Edward [I] and his father King Henry III captured by Montfort at the battle of Lewes, Sussex, “at the Mill of the Hide”. An estimated 2700 died. Lord Edward and his knights penetrated the center of Montfort’s army, but was flanked on both sides by armored calvary.

1264-65, Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, effectively ruled England.

5/28/1265, Lord Edward escaped captivity by feigning participation in a horse race.

9/18/1264, To John son of Alan, … Robert Aguilun, … Whereas the king lately commanded them to come to Pevense with horses and arms … he commands them to continue their stay there, as Simon de Monte Forti the younger, the king’s nephew, will tell them more fully … in besieging the castle, … (S) CPRs.

12/18/1264, John fitz Alan, Reginald de Waterville, Simon de Waterville, Baldwin de Drayton’ and John de Vere … lately remained in the vill of Northampton in hostile manner, the king, by the counsel of his magnates staying with him, orders, firmly enjoining him, to take into the king’s hand without delay all lands and tenements and all goods of the king’s aforesaid adversaries … (S) FRsHIII.

4/26/1265, By mandate of Simon de Montfort, John was required to give either his castle of Arundel or an heir as a peace security. [This supports this John, and not his son, as the main person in these events. His son would not have the castle until this John died in 1267.]

8/4/1265, Lord Edward [I] defeated Montfort’s army at the battle of Evesham, Worcester, ending the Baron’s Revolt and freeing his father, who was wounded. Montfort and 2 of his sons were killed.

4/18/1266, John assigned as Keeper of Sussex – to stay there and arrest disturbers. (S) CPRs.

10/6/1267, John, lord of Arundel, wrote his will, and died within a month. [Bef. 11/10/1267]


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

10/18/1273, To Robert Aguilon, keeper of the honour of Arundel. Order … and to distrain Matilda, late the wife of John son of Alan, and Isabella, late the wife of John (23639776) son of John son of Alan, to render to the keeper the bucks and does in the portion that they hold in dower in the forest … (S) CCRs.

7/5/1281, Maud holds in dower part of Arundel forest, and the manor of Upton Magna.

10/5/1283, Commitment to … of the manor of Chepingnorton, late of John son of Alan, deceased, until the full age of the heir at the rent of £24 18s a year at which the manor is extended beyond the dowers of Maud de Verdun and Isabel de Mortuo Mari. (S) CFRs.

10/7/1283, Appointment … during the minority of the heir … late of John son of Alan, … charged with 100s yearly to Matilda de Verdun and £18 to Isabella de Mortuo Mari (23639777), which they hold in dower. (S) CPRs.

11/27/1283, Maud died.

(S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Eyton, 1858, P253.

Child of John and Maud:

i. John FitzAlan (23639776), born 9/14/1245 in England.

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