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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Lord Roland Fitz Alan

 9981200. Lord Roland Fitz Alan

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

1212, Roland’s father died.

Aft. 1214, Roland’s grandfather died.

1212, John Marshall had custody of his ½-fee and of Alan’s son and heir, Roland Fitz Alan.

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

5/12/1216, Prince Louis [future VIII] of France, after a successful landing, crowned King of England in London. In June, Louis captured Winchester and controlled half of England.

10/19/1216, Henry III succeeded John as King of England. Louis of France also claimed the throne.

1219, Roland, still a minor, in custody of Henry Foliot of Fritwell.

1228, Roland in possession of his family lands.

1247, Roland died.

(S) Aston Rowant, A Hist. of the Co. of Oxford: V8: 1964.

Family notes:

·         The 4 sons of Rohaut, a Breton noble living in 1000, accompanied the Conqueror to England, and one of these, Ruald Fitz Rohaut, held 3 lordships in capite in Devon in 1086. His son Ruald, or Rohaut, was father of Alan Fitz Rohaut, who married Lady Alicia de Dodbrooke, and acquired additional estates by her in Devon. (S) Family Names and Their Story, Garing-Gould, 1913.

·         Alan Fitz Amfrey had a gift of the manor of Crowmarsh, near Wallingford, from King Henry II.

·         1173, The manors of Aston and Thenford, worth £24 4s in Aston and £6 in Thenford (Northants.), given by the King to Amfrey’s son Alan in exchange for Crowmarsh.

·         1187, Alan fitz Amfrey died. [His lands held by the King in 1187 & 1188.]

·         By 1194, Alan fitz Roland inherited through his father, Roland, brother of Alan Fitz Amfrey.

·         1196, Alan fitz Roland held 1.25 fees of Wallingford [Aston and Rowant.]

Child of Rolan and ?:

i. Alan Fitz Roland (4990600), born ~1230 in England.


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