Sir Richard FitzAlan 8th Earl of Arundel 1 2
- Born: 3 Feb 1266-1207
- Marriage (1): Alasia di Saluzzo before 1285
- Died: 9 Mar 1302 at age 95
From Wikipedia - Richard FitzAlan, 8th Earl of Arundel :
Richard FitzAlan, 8th Earl of Arundel (7th Earl of Arundel per Ancestral Roots) (February 3 1266/7 - March 9 1301/2 ) was an English Norman medieval nobleman.
He was the son of John FitzAlan, 7th Earl of Arundel (6th Earl of Arundel per Ancestral Roots) and Isabella Mortimer, daughter of Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Wigmore and Maud de Braose . His paternal grandparents were John Fitzalan, 6th Earl of Arundel and Maud le Botiller.
Richard was feudal Lord of Clun and Oswestry in the Welsh Marches . After attaining his majority in 1289 he became the 8th Earl of Arundel , by being summoned to Parliament by a writ directed to the Earl of Arundel.
Knighted by King Edward I
He was knighted by King Edward I of England in 1289.
Fought in Wales, Gascony & Scotland
He fought in the Welsh wars, 1288 to 1294, when the Welsh castle of Castell y Bere (near modern day Towyn ) was besieged by Madog ap Llywelyn . He commanded the force sent to relieve the siege and he also took part in many other campaigns in Wales ; also in Gascony 1295-97; and furthermore in the Scottish wars, 1298-1300.
Marriage & Issue
He married sometime before 1285, Alice of Saluzzo (also known as Alesia di Saluzzo), daughter of Thomas I of Saluzzo in Italy.
Their children were:
Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel .
John, a priest
Alice FitzAlan , married Stephen de Segrave, 3rd Lord Segrave
Margaret FitzAlan , married William le Botiller (or Butler)
Eleanor FitzAlan , married Henry de Percy, 1st Baron Percy
Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Lines: 16B-29, 28-31, 77-31, 77-32
Richard married Alasia di Saluzzo, daughter of Thomas I di Saluzzo, Marquis of Saluzzo and Luisa di Ceva, before 1285. (Alasia di Saluzzo died on 25 Sep 1292.)