Sir Richard FitzAlan 8th Earl of Arundel
Alasia di Saluzzo
Sir William de Warenne Earl of Surrey
Joan de Vere
(Abt 1258-1293)
Sir Edmund FitzAlan 9th Earl of Arundel
Alice de Warenne
(-Bef 1338)
Sir Richard "Copped Hat" FitzAlan 10th Earl of Arundel and Warenne
(Abt 1313-1376)


Family Links

1. Isabel le Despenser

2. Eleanor of Lancaster

Sir Richard "Copped Hat" FitzAlan 10th Earl of Arundel and Warenne 1 2 3

  • Born: Abt 1313
  • Marriage (1): Isabel le Despenser on 9 Feb 1321
  • Marriage (2): Eleanor of Lancaster on 5 Feb 1345 in Ditton Church, Stokes Poges, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Died: 24 Jan 1376, Arundel, West Sussex, England about age 63
  • Buried: Lewes Priory, Lewes, Sussex, England

   Other names for Richard were Richard of Arundel, Sir Richard de Arundel and Richard FitzAlan d'Arundel 9th Ear;l of Arundel.

  Research Notes:

When John II de Warenne died without legal issue on 29 June 1347, Richard FitzAlan, Earl of Arundel, was the next heir in blood through his mother, Alice de Warenne, John's sister.
From Wikipedia - Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel :

Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel (c. 1307 - January 24, 1376) was an English nobleman and military leader.

Fitzalan was the eldest son of Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel, and Alice Warenne. His maternal grandparents were William de Warenne, 8th Earl of Surrey and Joan de Vere. William was the only son of John de Warenne, 7th Earl of Surrey.

His birthdate is uncertain, but could not have been before 1307. Around 1321, FitzAlan's father allied with King Edward II's (also an ancestor) favorites, the Hugh le Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester (also an ancestor) and his namesake son, and Richard was married to Isabel le Despenser, daughter of Hugh the Younger. Fortune turned against the Despenser party, and in 1326, FitzAlan's father was executed, and he did not succeed to his father's estates or titles.

However, political conditions had changed by 1330, and over the next few years Richard was gradually able to reacquire the Earldom of Arundel as well as the great estates his father had held in Sussex and in the Welsh Marches. Beyond this, in 1334 he was made justice of North Wales (later his term in this office was made for life), sheriff for life of Caernarvonshire, and governor of Caernarfon Castle.

His daughter Joan was the mother of Mary de Bohun who would marry King of England Henry IV.

  Noted events in his life were:

• Earl of Arundel, 1331.

• Lord of Bromfield (Wrexham) and Yale, 30 Jun 1347. upon the death of his uncle, John II de Warenne.

• Inherited: castles of Caerleon (Holt) and Dinas Bran, 30 Jun 1347.

• Did homage: to Edward III, 24 Oct 1353. for Bromfield and Yale as immediately subject to the Crown.

Richard married Isabel le Despenser, daughter of Sir Hugh le Despenser Baron Despenser and Eleanor de Clare, on 9 Feb 1321. (Isabel le Despenser was born in 1312 and died in 1356.)

Richard next married Eleanor of Lancaster, daughter of Henry 3rd Earl of Lancaster, Earl of Leicester and Maud de Chaworth Countess of Lancaster & Countess of Leicester, on 5 Feb 1345 in Ditton Church, Stokes Poges, Buckinghamshire, England. (Eleanor of Lancaster was born about 1318 in England, died on 11 Jan 1372 in Arundel Castle, West Sussex, England and was buried in Lewes Priory, Lewes, Sussex, England.)

  Marriage Notes:



1 Weis, Frederick Lewis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr; William R. Beall and Kaleen E. Beall, eds, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 (8th ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2008.), Line 60-32, 28-33.

2, Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel.

3 Cambrian Archæological Association, Archæologia Cambrensis, the Journal of the Cambrian Archæological Association. (Vol. 7, 6th series. London: Chas. J. Clark, 1907.), pp. 11-12.

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