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  • ID: I03219
  • Name: Richard "Copped Hat" FITZALAN , 10th Earl Arundel 1 2 3 4 5
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 14th\10th\3rd Earl of /Arundel/, Richard FitzAlan
  • Name: 09th Earl of SURREY , Richard FitzAlan 6
  • Birth: ABT 1313 in Arundel Castle, Sussex, England 7 5
  • Death: 24 JAN 1375/76 in Arundel Castle, Sussex, England 8 5
  • Burial: Lewes Priory, Sussex, England
  • Note:
    Richard Fitz Alan, 10th/3rd Earl of Arundel, as which restored 1331 (confirmation 1351 and 1354), getting Arundel Castle back also Dec 1330-31 from the widow of Edmund Earl of Kent; after the death of his maternal uncle the 8th Earl of Surrey's widow 31 Aug 1361, Richard assumed the additional title of 9th Earl of Surrey; known as "Copped Hat"; born c1313; Justiciar of North Wales for life 1334, Governor of Carnarvon Castle 1339, Sheriff of Salop for life 1345; Admiral of the West 1340-41 and 1345-47; commanded 2nd division at Crecy 1346 and assisted at taking of Calais 1347; married 1st 9 Feb 1320/1 (annulled 4 Dec 1344) Isabel, daughter of 1st Lord (Baron) le Despenser of the 29 July 1314 creation, and had issue (bastardised by the papal annulment of 1344); married 2nd 5 Feb 1344/5 his mistress Eleanor, daughter of the 3rd Earl of Lancaster (ggs of Henry III) of the 1267 investiture (by his wife Maud de Chaworth) and widow of the 2nd Lord (Baron) Beaumont, and died 24 Jan 1375/6. [Burke's Peerage]

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    EARLDOM of SURREY (IX) 1347

    EARLDOM of ARUNDEL (XIV, 10 or 3) 1331

    RICHARD FITZ ALAN, called "Copped Hat" son and heir of Edmund [12th Earl of Arundel], born about 1313. In 1330-31 he was fully restored in blood and honours and in December of that year obtained restitution of the Castle and Honour of Arundel from the widow of John, Earl of Kent, becoming Earl of Arundel; he took a distinguished part in the wars with France; Admiral of the West 1340-41 and 1347-47; commanded the second division at the Battle of Crécy, and was at the fall of Calais in 1347; on June 30, 1347 he succeeded to the vast estates of the family of Warenne, by the death, s.p.legit of his mother's brother, John, Earl of Surrey and Sussex. By fine levied 1349-50, he settled the Castle, town, and manor of Arundel on himself and his [then] wife Eleanor, for their joint lives, with remainder to the heirs male of his body by his said wife. On the death of Joan, the widow of his said uncle, John, Earl of Surrey, in 1361, but not before, he assumed the title of Earl of Surrey, and on 12 Apr 1366 settled the Warenne estates on his issue.

    He married, 1stly, 9 February 1320/1, in the King's Chapel at Havering-atte-Bower [he about 7, she about 8], Isabel, daughter of Sir Hugh le Despenser the younger, [Lord le Despenser], by Eleanor, daughter and co-heir of Gilbert [de Clare], Earl of Gloucester. Obtained 4 December 1344, a Papal mandate for the annulment of his marriage to Isabel le Despenser, on the ground of his minority and of his never willingly consented to the match. He married 2ndly, 5 February 1344/5, at Ditton, [a lady with whom he had previously cohabited], Eleanor, widow of John de Beaumont [2nd Lord Beaumont], daughter of Henry, Earl of Lancaster, by Maud, daughter and heir of Sir Patrick de Chawices or Chaworth. She, who was 1st cousin to his 1st wife, and 2nd cousin once removed to the Earl, died 11 January 1372, at Arundel, and was buried at Lewes. He died 24 January 1375/6 (b), also at Arundel, in his 70th year, and was also buried at Lewes. Will dated 5 Dec 1375. [Complete Peerage I:242-4, XIV:38, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    (b) By his 1st wife, Isabel, he had 3 children. (1) Edmund, who m. before July 1349, Sibyl, daughter of William Montagu, Earl of Salisbury. He was knighted 1352, and was living 1377. [The note goes on to name two daughters (Philippa, who was shown to be a daughter of Edmund, making her granddaughter of Richard), and (Isabel, who was shown to be named Mary & was a daughter of Richard's father Edmund, making her a sister of Richard).

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    Richard Fitz-Alan, b. 1306, who being restored by parliament, 4th Edward III [1331], had the castle of Arundel (which had been given to Edmund, Earl of Kent, the king's uncle) rendered to him, and thus became 9th earl. In the 7th Edward III [1334], this nobleman was constituted governor of Chirke Castle, co. Denbigh, and the ensuing year had a grant of the inheritance of that castle, with all the territories thereunto belonging, being part of the possessions of Roger Mortimer, the attainted Earl of March; he was soon afterwards made governor of Porchester Castle, and the same year had a command in the wars of Scotland, where he continued engaged for some years. After this he was constituted admiral of the western seas, and governor of Caernarvon Castle. In the 14th Edward III [1341], his lordship embarked in the French wars, and participated in the glories of the subsequent campaigns. He was at the siege of Vannes, the relief of Thouars, and the immortal battle of Cressy. Besides his great military services, the earl was frequently employed in diplomatic missions of the first importance, and was esteemed one of the most eminent generals and statesmen of the era in which he lived. His lordship, who, with his other honours, had the Garter, contracted in minority and under constraint, marriage with Isabel, dau. of Hugh le Despencer, and had issue by her, an only dau., Philippa, m. to Sir Richard Sergeaux, Knt., of Cornwall. In 1345, he was divorced from this lady, and m. Lady Eleanor Plantagenet, dau. of Henry, Earl of Lancaster, and widow of John, Baron Beaumont, by whom he had issue, Richard, his successor; John, marshal of England in 1377, summoned to parliament 1st to 3rd Richard II. he d. 1379, having m. Eleanor, grand-dau. and co-heir of John, Lord Maltravers, in whose right he bore that title; Thomas, called Arundel, successively bishop of Ely, archbishop of York, and archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Chancellor of England; Joane, m. to Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford; Alice, m. to Thomas Holland, Earl of Kent; Mary, m. to John, Lord Strange, of Blackmere; and Eleanor, m. to Robert, son of William de Ufford, Earl of Suffolk. His lordship d. in 1376, and was s. by his eldest son, Richard Fitz-Alan, 10th Earl of Arundel. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 200, Fitz-Alan, Earls of Arundel, Barons Maltravers]




    Father: Edmund FITZALAN , 9th Earl of Arundel b: 1 MAY 1285 in Marlborough Castle, Wiltshire, England
    Mother: Alice de WARENNE b: ABT 1285 in Warren, Sussex, England

    Marriage 1 Isabel le DESPENSER b: ABT 1312 in Gloucestershire, England
    • Married: 9 FEB 1320/21 in Papal Anullment, 4 Dec 1344 (1st wife) 9 10 5
    • Divorced:
    Children
    1. Has Children Edmund FITZALAN , Sir b: ABT 1330 in Arundel, Sussex, England

    Marriage 2 Eleanor PLANTAGENET b: ABT 1318 in Grosmont (Grismond) Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales
    • Married: 5 FEB 1344/45 in 2nd husband 2nd wife 8 5
    Children
    1. Has Children Joan FITZALAN b: ABT 1345 in Arundel, Essex, England
    2. Has Children Richard FITZALAN , KG, Earl of Arundel & Surrey b: 1346 in Arundel Castle, Sussex, England
    3. Has Children John 1st Baron d' ARUNDEL , Sir b: AFT 1347 in Betchworth, Surrey, England
    4. Has Children Alice FITZALAN b: ABT 1350 in Arundel, Essex, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 18-7, 19-7, 121-6, 134-7, 34-6, 35-6, 88-8, 90-8
    2. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 97-33
    3. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 2098
    4. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: XII/2:899
    5. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: I:242-4
    6. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: XII/1:512
    7. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 121-6
    8. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 121-6, 134-7
    9. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 121-6, 134-7, 34-6, 35-6
    10. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 8-31
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