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  • ID: I17654
  • Name: Eleanor FITZALAN , Heir of Betchworth 1 2 3
  • Sex: F
  • ALIA: Alianor /Arundel/
  • Birth: ABT 1415 in Betchworth Castle, Reigate, Surrey, England
  • Death: AFT 1 JUN 1469 2
  • Note:
    Alianor Arundel, daughter and heiress [of Thomas & Joan Moyne], was married for the first time about 1431 to Thomas Browne, Knt, of Betchworth Castle, Surrey, jure uxoris, son of Richard Browne, Knt. He was Treasurer of the Household to King Henry VI, and Sheriff of Kent 1440 and 1460. They had seven sons and two daughters. Sir Thomas Browne was convicted of high treason on 20 July 1460, and immediately beheaded. She was married for the second time in 1461 to Thomas Vaughan, Esquire of the Body to King Edward IV. [Plantagenet Ancestry]

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    The following is excerpted from a post to SGM, 26 Jan 2002, by Adrian Channing:

    From: ADRIANCHANNING AT cs.com (ADRIANCHANNING AT cs.com)
    Subject: Joan Knowght
    Newsgroups: soc.genealogy.medieval
    Date: 2002-01-26 17:31:27 PST

    Hi,

    Testamenta Vetusta (p 291) includes the Will of Joan Knowght of Taniford, Kent dated 1st June 1469. This Will was proved at Canterbury (no date given) - would this make it a PCC will, or should I look for at Kent Records Office?

    She calls herself daughter and heir of Henry Knowght, so presumably she is unmarried, she also mentions her unnamed grandfather and grandmother, her two unnamed sisters and states she is next heir to her cousin Richard Malmayn.

    She makes her principal beneficiary Lady Elianor Brown widow of Sir Thomas Brown and devises to Elianor her reversion of Richard Malmayn property of Pluke [near Tenterdon, Kent] and Waldersher, however she does not state if or what her connection is to Elianor Brown.

    I am fairly confident that this Lady Elianor Brown is the daughter of Sir Thomas Arundel/Fitzalan of Betchworth Castle himself brother of John (1387-1421) 12th Earl Arundel. Elianor m 1434 Thomas Browne, who was later knighted, and executed July 1460 during the Wars of the Roses, however in "The Brownes of Bechworth Castle" John Pym Yateman refers to a deed of 1461 where it is stated that Elianor had remarried to Thomas Vaughn (also shown in Faris), but the name Vaughn does not appear in Joan Knowght's will (or, at least, not in the extracts given by Testamenta Vetusta)

    Note: Subsequent correspondence to the above post, indicated the will was dated 1459, not 1469, which puts into doubt the death date of Thomas Browne, but I am sticking with the published source (Plantagenet Ancestry).




    Father: Thomas FITZALAN , of Betchworth, Sir b: BEF 1390 in Arundel, Sussex, England
    Mother: Joan MOYNE b: ABT 1398 in Beechwood, Sussex, England

    Marriage 1 Thomas BROWNE , of Betchworth, Sir b: ABT 1410 in Eythorne, Eastry, Kent, England
    • Married: ABT 1431 in 1st husband 4
    • Married: 1434 in 1st husband 2
    Children
    1. Has Children Katherine BROWNE b: ABT 1435 in Betchworth Castle, Reigate, Surrey, England
    2. Has Children George BROWNE , of Betchworth, Sir b: ABT 1439 in Betchworth Castle, Reigate, Surrey, England
    3. Has Children Robert BROWNE , of Eyghthorne, Sir b: ABT 1440 in Eythorne, Eastry, Kent, England
    4. Has Children William BROWNE , of Cowdry, Sir b: ABT 1441 in Betchworth Castle, Reigate, Surrey, England
    5. Has Children Anthony BROWNE , KG, Const. of Calais, Sir b: 29 JUN 1443 in Betchworth Castle, Surrey, England

    Marriage 2 Thomas VAUGHN , Esquire to Edward IV, Sir b: ABT 1415 in England
    • Married: 1461 in 2nd husband 2 4

    Sources:
    1. Title: The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States, by Gary Boyd Roberts, 1993
      Page: 231
      Text: Eleanor Arundel
    2. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
      Page: Adrian Channing, 26 Jan 2002
    3. Title: Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists, by David Faris, 2nd Edition 1999, NEHGS
      Page: 50-51
      Text: Alianor Arundel
    4. Title: Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists, by David Faris, 2nd Edition 1999, NEHGS
      Page: 50-51
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