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William FitzAlan Lord of Oswestry & Clun
(Bef 1154-1210)
de Lacy
William d'Aubigny 3rd Earl of Arundel
(Abt 1173-Bef 1221)
Mabel of Chester
(Abt 1174-After 1232)
John FitzAlan
(-Bef 1240)
Isabel d'Aubigny
(-Bef 1240)
John FitzAlan
(Abt 1223-Bef 1267)


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1. Matilda de Verdun

John FitzAlan

  • Born: Abt May 1223 1
  • Marriage (1): Matilda de Verdun before 1240 1
  • Died: Bef 10 Nov 1267 1 2

  General Notes:

JOHN ([May 1223]-1267 before 10 Nov). The Annales Londonienses name "Johannem" as the son of "Johanni filio Alani" & his wife. He succeeded his father in 1240 as Lord of Clun and Oswestry. The castle of Arundel was awarded to him 27 Nov 1243 as part of the inheritance of his maternal uncle Hugh de Albini Earl of Arundel, but he was never known by the title of Earl of Arundel.

m (before 1240) as her first husband, MATILDA de Verdun, daughter of NICHOLAS de Verdun & his wife Clementia --- (-27 Nov 1283). Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by an inquisition after the death of "Robert Waleraund" which records that the deceased held "Stupellaunton [Wiltshire]...of the gift of Lady Maud de Albo Monasterio sometime the wife of John son of Alan, who had the land in free marriage from Lady Clemence de Verdun her mother". She married secondly Richard de Amundeville. Inquisitions "Wednesday after Epiphany 12 Edw I", after the death of "Maud (late) the wife of Richard de Amundevyl alias Lady Maud de verdun", name "Richard son of John (son) of the said Alan [no Alan previously mentioned] age unknown is her next heir...Richard son of Alan aged 18 at the feast of St. Michael last is her next heir", found that she died "on Saturday after St. Katherine 12 Edw I".

John & his wife had one child: John. 1


Inquisition: Post mortem, 10 Nov 1267. 2 684. John son of Alan.

Writ, 10 Nov. 52 Hen. III.

John his first born son, aged 22 on the day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross last, is his heir.

Sussex. Inq. Thursday after St. Andrew, 52 Hen. III. (defective)

... 300 ... together with a certain hundred of Hulethorn in co. Hants, pertaining to ... [Arun]dell', which he held of the king in chief by service of 5 fees ...

[Salop.] Extent and Inq. Friday after St. Clement, 52 Hen. III.

Oswestry (Album Monasterium) (extent given), including 10s. from the monks of Vallecrucis for pasture, and 10s. from the township of Dodeleston.

Westhope township and other members adjacent (extent given), including 1 carucate land at Hope and 1 carucate at Clonton.

Clawne township (extent given).

All held of the king in chief by service of 5 knights going with him into Wales in time of war for 40 days.

La Hethe. 2 carucates land in demesne, 49s. 3d. rent, a garden, meadow and a mill, held of John son of William, sometime lord of La Hethe, by service of 20s. to the prior of Wenlock (Wonl').

Halchameston township, containing 1 carucate land, 20s. rent, a mill, &c. held of Sir Walter de Hopton by service of 6d. or one gilt spur yearly.

Endorsed. He held of the king in chief two whole baronies, viz.\emdash of Cloun and Blaunkmoster, and of the earldom of Arundel.

C. Hen. III. File 35. (18.)

John married Matilda de Verdun, daughter of Nicholas de Verdun and Clemence, before 1240.1 (Matilda de Verdun died on 20 Nov 1283 3.)


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

2 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 1 (Henry III): 208-217.

3 J E E S Sharp and A E Stamp, <i>Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem </i> (London: n.p., n.d.), 2 Edward I: 323-332.

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