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  • ID: I22890
  • Name: William FITZALAN , 16th Earl of Arundel, KG, Sir 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 21st\16th\9th Earl of /Arundel/, William FitzAlan
  • Birth: 23 NOV 1417 in Arundel Castle, Sussex, England 1 2
  • Death: AFT SEP 1487 in Arundel Castle, Sussex, England 1 3
  • Burial: Arundel Chapel, Sussex, England
  • Note:
    William Fitz Alan, 16th/9th Earl of Arundel, KG (1471); born 23 Nov 1417; Yorkist, fought at Lancastrian victory of 2nd Battle of St Albans 17 Feb 1461, Constable of Dover Castle and Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports 1471 and 1483-87; founder of "Arundel Mass" at Magdalen College Oxford; married after 17 Aug 1438 Lady Joan Nevill(e), daughter of 1st/5th Earl of Salisbury, and died late autumn 1487. [Burke's Peerage]

    Note: William's elder brother John, b. 14 Feb 1407/8, d. 12 Jun 1435 was 14th Earl of Arundel; his son Humphrey, b. 30 Jan 1429, d. unmarried 24 Apr 1438 was 15th Earl of Arundel.

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    EARLDOM of ARUNDEL (XXI, 16 or 9) 1438

    WILLIAM [FITZ ALAN otherwise MAUTRAVERS], Earl of Arundel, &c., uncle and heir [of Humphrey (XX, 15 or 8) Earl of Arundel, b. 30 Jan 1429, d. unmarried 24 Apr 1438, son of John (XIX, 14 or 7) Earl of Arunde, b. 14 Feb 1407/8, d. aft. 12 Jun 1435], born 23 November 1417, and, when of full age, obtained livery of his lands in November 1438. Summoned to Parliament (a) on 3 December 1441 as Earl of Arundel (b). Justice in Eyre of all forests south of the Trent 1459-61 and 1483-85. Took part with the Yorkists in their defeat at the second battle of St. Albans, 17 February 1461. On 1 May 1471, he was Constable of Dover Castle, and the Warden of the Cinque Ports, and again 1483 till his death. K.G. 1471. He assisted as Pincerna at the coronation of Richard III, as also as that of Henry VII, which King received knighthood at his hands shortly before that ceremony. He founded the "Arundel Mass" [by gift of the manor of Aynho, co. Northampton] to be celebrated at Magd. Coll., Oxford.

    He married, after 17 August 1438 [when his marriage was granted to his future father-in-law], Joan, 1st daughter of Richard [Nevill], Earl of Salisbury, by Alice, suo jure Countess of Salisbury. She [who was a sister of Richard, Earl of Warwick] died shortly before 9 September 1462, and was buried at Arundel. He died there late in 1487, in his 71st year and was buried there. [Complete Peerage I:248-9, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    (a) This summons was not till eight years after the admission (1433) which confirmed the Earldom of Arundel to the Fitz Alan family. The delay is accounted for by the absence in France of Earl John, and the minority of his successor [Hymphrey]. It is probable, also, that this William may have been summoned some two or three years earlier, bu the lists of summones from 1438 to 1441 are unfortunately lost.

    (b) PRECEDENCY of the EARLS of ARUNDEL.
    In 1446 Thomas Courtenay, Earl of Devon, challenged the precedence of the Earl of Arundel. The decision of the King, with consent of the Lords of Parliament, was "that William, now Earl of Arundel, have, keep, and enjoy his seat, place and pre-eminence in the High Court of Parliament, and in the King's Councils and elsewhere in the King's high presence, as Earl of Arundel, by reason of the Castle, Honour and Lordship of Arundel, as worshipfully as ever did any of his ancestors, Earls of Arundel, afore his time, above the said Earl of Devonshire and his heirs, without letting, challenge or interruption of the said Earl of Devonshire or of his heirs or of any other person." "Thus ended," adds Canon Tierney, "a controversy which, in its results, confirmed this Parliamentary decision of 1433 and established the Earldom in its original supremacy of honour above every other similar title of dignity."




    Father: John FITZALAN , 13th Earl of Arundel, KB, Sir b: 1 AUG 1385 in Ditton Manor, Stoke Pogis, Buckinghamshire, England
    Mother: Eleanor BERKELEY b: ABT 1390 in Beverstone Castle, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, England

    Marriage 1 Joan NEVILLE b: ABT 1424 in Castle Raby, Durham, England
    • Married: AFT 17 AUG 1438 1
    Children
    1. Has Children Thomas FITZALAN , 17th Earl of Arundel, KB, KG b: 1450 in Arundel Castle, Sussex, England
    2. Has Children William FITZALAN b: ABT 1452 in Arundel Castle, Sussex, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 2098
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: I:248-9
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: I:248-9
      Text: late 1487
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