Edmund FitzAlan

Edmund FitzAlan (1285 - 1326)

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Sir Edmund "9th Earl of Arundel" FitzAlan aka Arundel
Born in Marlborough Castle, Marlborough, Wiltshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married after [location unknown]
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Died in Hereford, Berkshire, Englandmap
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9th Earl of Arundel and de facto 2nd Earl of Fitz-Alan.[1][2]
9 Nov 1306" summoned to Parliament as Earl of Arundel
1323: chief justiciar of North and South Wales
Death: 17 NOV 1326 beheaded[3][5]
Some corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage: Volume 1: Arundel
Volume 1, page 242: "Having been captured in Shropshire by the Queen's party, he [Edmund (Fitz Alan), Earl of Arundel] was, without trial, beheaded at Hereford, 17 Nov. 1326, in his 42nd year."
"His body was initially buried in the Franciscan church at Hereford, but later reburied at Haughmond Abbey, Shropshire, at the request of the abbot and convent [Victoria County History, Shropshire, vol.2, p.64, quoting the text of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, MS 339, f.46 (continuation of the chronicle of Peter of Ickham)]. Provision was also made for 6 candles to burn around his tomb at Haughmond [Una Rees, ed., The Cartulary of Haughmond Abbey, p.227 (1985); this entry is dated 1 March 1325/6, before Edmund's execution]."


p. Richard FITZ ALAN (03 Feb 1267 - 09 Mar 1302)[6] and Alasia DE SALUZZO (c.1270 - 25 Sep 1292)
m. 1305[3] Alice DE WARREN (c. 1287 - 23 May 1338)[7] Issue. they had four sons and six daughters. [8]


  • Katherine (abt. 1305-1318 - May 1376)
  • Richard "Cropped Hat" 10th Earl of Arundel and 9th Earl of Surrye (c. 1307 - 24 Jan 1375)
  • Edmund Jr. (c.1308)
  • Alice b. Abt 1310
  • Jane (Abt 1312 - 27 Apr 1392)
  • Aline (Abt 1314 - 20 Jan 1385)
  • John (b. abt 1315)
  • Edward (Abt 1316- 1398)
  • Elizabeth (Abt 1320- 8 Jan 1389)
  • Michael, clerk[9]

Research Notes

Fitz Alan / de Arundel: Richardson notes for Edmund's father (footnote 25, p 599): "Earl Richard Fitz Alan above, his father and grandfather all employed the surname Fitz Alan. In the 1270's, Earl Richard's father was styled John "Fitz Alan de Arundel" in several records [see C.P.R. 1272-1281 (1901): 11, 96, 161, 331]. In 1291 Earl Richard received a grant addressed to him as "Richard de Arundel, Earl of Arundel" [see C.P. 1 (1910): 241].... Following the Earl Richard's death in 1302, the family dropped the surname Fitz Alan in favor of de Arundel (or simply Arundel ). The last known use of the name Fitz Alan by any member of this family dates c.1312–3, when Earl Richard's son, Edmund, brought a writ as "Edmund Fitz Alan [see Year Books of Edward III 12 (Rolls Ser. 31b) (1905): 518–521]. . . ."[10]


  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. II. page 603
  1. beheaded without trial 17 Nov 1326 (Age 41)
  2. honor and castle given to Edmund, Earl of Kent - also beheaded 30 Sep 1330
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 4th ed., Weis, Frederick Lewis Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore 1991 Weis: pp. 134
  4. Weis: pp. 134-6
  5. Weis: pp. 134
  6. Marlborough Castle, Arundel
  7. of Arundel, Sussex
  8. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, vol II, page 178
  9. Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 157-158.
  10. Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol II, pp 599-607 ARUNDEL #9, #10. Edmund de Arundel (or Fitz Alan), Knt.
  • The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 4th ed., Weis, Frederick Lewis Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore 1991
  • Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists. Faris, David. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996.
  • Cheshire, England, Extracted Parish Records
  • Dictionary of National Biography, Vol 1-20, 22.Stephen, Sir Leslie, ed. 1921 1922. London
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • Shull, Burdsall. Stockton and allied families : a genealogical study with biographical notes, (New York: The Company, 1940)

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Some descendants of Robert de Vere, 3rd Earl of Oxford
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Arundel and Despencer kneel before Queen Isabella
Arundel and Despencer kneel before Queen Isabella

Aubigny/Arundel arms
Aubigny/Arundel arms

Le Counte de Arundel
Le Counte de Arundel


On 19 Oct 2018 at 16:41 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

I think we only need one coat of arms

On 15 Oct 2017 at 16:39 GMT Vicki (McCrory) Kennedy wrote:

On 7 Jan 2017 at 01:02 GMT Mona (Dickson) Jensen wrote:

Isn't Hereford in Herefordshire, not Berkshire?

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