Ellie Wood Keith Genealogy

John Fitzalan, II[1]

Male 1223 - 1267  (~ 44 years)


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  • Name John Fitzalan 
    Suffix II 
    Born May 1223  Aundel, Arun District, West Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History John was born in 1223, the son and heir of John Fitzalan, lord of Oswestry and Clun, in Shropshire, and Isabel d\'Aubigny. He obtained possession of his paternal estates on 26 May 1244, aged 21. After the death without direct heirs of his mother\'s brother Hugh d\'Aubigny, 5th earl of Arundel, he inherited _jure matris_ the castle and honour of Arundel in 1243, and, according to the admission of 1433, he was held to have become de jure Earl of Arundel.

    With his wife Maud de Verdun, daughter of Theobald le Boteler, 2nd Butler, and either his first wife Joan de Marisco or his second wife Rohese de Verdun, he had at least two sons of whom his heir John would have progeny.

    In 1257 the Welsh lord of Gwenwynwyn, in the southern realm of the Welsh kingdom of Powys, sought John\'s aid against Llywelyn \'the Last\', prince of Wales, and John was a member of the English force that was defeated by the Welsh at Cymerau in Carmarthenshire, which he survived. In 1258 he was one of the key English military commanders in the Welsh Marches and was summoned yet again in 1260 for further conflict against the Welsh.

    John vacillated in the conflicts between Henry III and the barons, and fought on the king\'s side at the Battle of Lewes in 1264, where he was taken prisoner.

    By the period 1278 to 1282 his own sons were also engaged in Welsh border hostilities, attacking the lands of Llywelyn, the son of Gruffyd ap Madog.

    John died before 10 November in 1267.  [1
    History Lord Oswestry, Clun, and Arundel
    He is sometimes counted as 6th Earl of Arundel, although he was never called earl during his lifetime. He was the son of John Fitzalan, from whom he inherited a great estate in Shropshire, and Isabella, daughter of William d\'Aubigny, 4th Earl of Arundel. After the death without direct heirs of his mother\'s brother Hugh d\'Aubigny, 5th Earl of Arundel, he inherited a quarter of the earl\'s estate, including Arundel. Arundel vacillated in the conflicts between Henry III and the barons. He fought on the king\'s side at the Battle of Lewes, where he was taken prisoner. On 26 May 1244, he obtained possession of his paternal estates in Shropshire.
    (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

    He [John FitzAlan] married Maud, daughter of Theobald Le Botiller, by his 2nd wife, Rohese, daughter and heir of Nicholas De Verdun, of Alton, co.Stafford. He died 1267, before 10 November.

    (This memorial and the bio were created by Audrey DeCamp Hoffman in loving memory of her husband, Herbert Hoffman, to his 19th Great Grandfather, Richard FitzAlan.)  [2
    Died 10 Nov, 1267  Aundel, Arun District, West Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Haughmond Abbey, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, Englandbey, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I702  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2018 

    Father John Fitzalan,   b. Abt 1200,   d. 1240  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Isabel d\'Aubigny 
    Relationship putative 
    Family ID F1449  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Matilda de Verdun Fitzalan,   b. 1225, Lincoln, City of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov, 1283, Arundel, Arun District, West Sussex, England, Arun District, West Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Children 
    +1. John Fitzalan III, 8th Earl of Arundel. Lord of Clun and Oswestry,   b. 14 Sept, 1246, Arundel, Arun District, West Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar, 1272, Clun, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00030557&tree=LEO.

    2. [S3] Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/84186441/john-fitzalan.