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Richard (c. 1307-1376)

1. Richard Fitzalan, 10th Earl of Arundel, son of Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel (1285-1326) and Alice WARENNE ( - ), was born circa 1307. He married Eleanor PLANTAGENET on 5 February 1345 in Ditton Church, Stoke Poges, Bucks.. He died on 24 January 1376. He was buried in Lewes Priory, Sussex.


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 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 favorites, the Hugh le Despenser, 1st Earl of Winchester 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.

Despite his high offices in Wales, in the following decades Arundel spent much of his time fighting in Scotland (during the Second Wars of Scottish Independence) and France (during the Hundred Years' War). In 1337, Arundel was made joint commander of the English army in the north, and the next year he was made the sole commander.

In 1340 he fought at the Battle of Sluys, and then at the siege of Tournai. After a short term as warden of the Scottish Marches, he returned to the continent, where he fought in a number of campaigns, and was appointed Joint Lieutenant of Aquitaine in 1340.

Arundel was one of the three principal English commanders at the Battle of Crécy. He spent much of the following years on various military campaigns and diplomatic missions

In 1347 he succeeded to the Earldom of Surrey (or Warenne), which even further increased his great wealth. (He did not however use the additional title until after the death of the Dowager Countess of Surrey in 1361.) He made very large loans to King Edward III but even so on his death left behind a great sum in hard cash.

Arundel married twice. His first wife (as mentioned above), was Isabella Despenser. He repudiated her, and had the marriage annulled on the grounds that he had never freely consented to it. After the annulment he married Eleanor of Lancaster, daughter of Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster and Maud Chaworth.

By his first marriage he had one son, Edmund Arundel, who was bastardized by the annulment. This son married Sybil, a daughter of William Montacute, 1st Earl of Salisbury. By the second he had 3 sons: Richard, who succeeded him as Earl; John Fitzalan, who was a Marshall of England, and drowned in 1379; and Thomas Arundel, who became Archbishop of Canterbury. He also had 2 surviving daughters by his second wife: Joan, who married Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford, and Alice, who married Thomas Holland, 2nd Earl of Kent.


Lady Eleanor PLANTAGENET, daughter of Henry PLANTAGENET (1281-1345) and Maud CHAWORTH ( - ), was born between 1311 and 1316. She married John BEAUMONT before 1337. She died on 11 January 1372. She and Richard Fitzalan, 10th Earl of Arundel had the following children:



Richard Fitzalan, 11th Earl of Arundel (1346-1397)

Second Generation

2. Richard Fitzalan, 11th Earl of Arundel, son of Richard Fitzalan, 10th Earl of Arundel and Lady Eleanor PLANTAGENET, was born in 1346. He married Elizabeth de Bohun on 28 September 1359. He died on 21 September 1397. He married Philippa MORTIMER.


Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel and 10th Earl of Surrey (1346 – September 21, 1397, beheaded) was an English nobleman and military commander.

He was the son of Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel and Eleanor of Lancaster.

In 1377 he was Admiral of the West and South, and in 1386 Admiral of all England. In this capacity he defeated a combined Franco-Spanish-Flemish fleet off of Margate in 1387. The following year he was one of the Lords Appellant to Richard II.

In 1397 he was arrested for his opposition to Richard II, and then attainted and beheaded.

Arundel married twice. His first wife was Elizabeth de Bohun, daughter of William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton. They married around September 28, 1359 and had four children:

* Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel
* Elizabeth FitzAlan
* Joan FitzAlan (1375 - November 14, 1453), who married William Beauchamp, 1st Lord Bergavanny;
* Margaret FitzAlan, who married Sir Rowland Lenthall;
* Alice FitzAlan, who married the 4th Baron Charleton.

Arundel then married Philippa Mortimer, daughter of Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March. Her mother was Philippa Plantagenet, a daughter of Lionel of Antwerp and thus a granddaughter of Edward III. They had no children.


Lady Elizabeth de Bohun was the daughter of William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton ( - ). She and Richard Fitzalan, 11th Earl of Arundel had the following children:



Elizabeth D'Arundelle Fitzalan ( -1425)


Philippa MORTIMER was the daughter of Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March (1351-1381) and Philippa Plantagenet of Clarence (1355- ).

Third Generation

3. Lady Elizabeth D'Arundelle Fitzalan, daughter of Richard Fitzalan, 11th Earl of Arundel and Lady Elizabeth de Bohun, died on 8 July 1425. She married Robert Goushill Kt. of Heveringham.


Robert Goushill Kt. of Heveringham and Elizabeth D'Arundelle Fitzalan had the following children:



Elizabeth GOUSHILL ( - )