John FitzAlan, 13th Earl of Arundel

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John FitzAlan, 13th Earl of Arundel, 3rd Baron Maltravers (1 August 1385 – 21 April 1421) was an English nobleman.

Biography[edit]

FitzAlan was the son of John FitzAlan, 2nd Baron Arundel, and Elizabeth le Despenser, and became Baron Arundel on his father's death in 1390 and Baron Maltravers on his grandmother's death in 1405. In 1415 his cousin Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel died, leaving FitzAlan as his closest male heir. The Earldom of Arundel had been entailed to heirs male, and so the next year FitzAlan was summoned to parliament as Earl of Arundel.

However the inheritance was challenged by Thomas Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, who was married to the late Earl's eldest sister. The dispute was not settled during their lifetimes, and FitzAlan was subsequently summoned to Parliament as Baron Maltravers, not Earl of Arundel.

Family[edit]

FitzAlan married Eleanor (died 1 August 1455), daughter of Sir John Berkeley (1349–1428) of Beverstone, Gloucestershire and Elizabeth Bettershorne,[1] with whom he had two sons:

After his death his widow married successively Sir Richard Poynings (died 10 June 1429), and Lord Hungerford (died 9 August 1449).

Ancestry[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gibb, p. 480.

References[edit]

Gibb, Vicary (ed.). The Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom 4. p. 480. [full citation needed]

Further reading[edit]

  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families II (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. ISBN 1449966381. 
  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Everingham, Kimball G., ed. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families III (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. ISBN 144996639X. 
Peerage of England
Preceded by
John FitzAlan
Baron Arundel
1390–1421
Succeeded by
John FitzAlan
Preceded by
Eleanor Maltravers
Baron Maltravers
1405–1421
Preceded by
Thomas FitzAlan
Earl of Arundel
1415–1421