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John FitzAlan, 6th Earl of Arundel, and Maud de Verdon

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John FitzAlan, 6th Earl of Arundel
Born in 1223; son of John FitzAlan and Isabel d'Aubigny. (S1).

John FitzAlan was the 6th Earl of Arundel from 1264 to1267. Lord of Oswestry and Clun, and de jure matris Earl of Arundel, was a Breton-English nobleman and Marcher Lord with lands in the Welsh Marches. (S1).

John obtained possession of his paternal estates on 26 May 1244, aged 21 years. After the death of his mother's childless brother Hugh d'Aubigny, 5th Earl of Arundel, he inherited jure matris the castle and honour of Arundel in 1243, by which, according to Henry VI's "admission" of 1433, he was retrospectively held to have become de jure Earl of Arundel. (S1).

He married Maud de Verdon, daughter of Theobald le Botiller (Boteler) by his wife Rohesia de Verdon alias Rohese (daughter of Nicholas de Verdun and Clemence). (S1).

Welsh Conflicts

In 1257 the Welsh Lord Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn, in the southern realm of the Kingdom of Powys, sought the aid of the Lord of Oswestry against Llywelyn ap Gruffudd. John Fitzalan was a surviving member of the English force that was defeated at the hands of the Welsh at Cymerau in Carmarthenshire. (S1).

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. (S1).

As Earl of Arundel, John vacillated in the conflicts between Henry III and the Barons. He fought on the King's side at the Battle of Lewes in 1264, where he was taken prisoner. (S1).

By 1278 to 1282 his sons were engaged in Welsh border hostilities, attacking the lands of Llywelyn. (S1).

He died in 1267; and was buried at Haughmond Abbey, Shropshire, England. (S1).

WIFE:
Maud de Verdon.
Daughter of Theobald le Botiller (Boteler) by his wife Rohesia de Verdon alias Rohese (daughter of Nicholas de Verdun and Clemence). (S1).

CHILDREN of John FitzAlan, 6th Earl of Arundel, and Maud de Verdun:
  1. John FitzAlan. He married Isabella de Mortimer.
  2. Joan FitzAlan. Joan FitzAlan (c. 1267 after 6 October 1316), wife of Sir Richard of Cornwall (died 1296), an illegitimate son of Richard of England, 1st Earl of Cornwall and King of the Romans (12091272) (the second son of King John (11991216)) by his mistress Joan de Bath (alias de Valletort). (S1).


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