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Alan fitz Flaald, of Oswestry

Also Known As: "Sheriff of Shropshire", "8458"
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Birthplace: Dol, St Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France
Death: Died in Shropshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Flaald, Seneschal de Dol en Bretagne and daugher of Norton Norton, (domina Norton)
Husband of Avelina de Hesding, domina Norton
Father of Jordan fitzAlan, Seneschal of Dol; Adelina FitzAlan, of Oswestry; William FitzAlan, Lord of Oswestry, High Sheriff; Walter FitzAlan, 1st High Steward of Scotland and Simon fitzAlan, of Norfolk
Brother of Sibil fitz Flaald, of Dol

Occupation: Lord High Chancellor of Scotland, Lord of Owestry, Thane of Lochaber, Sherrif of Shropshire, Baron of Oswestry, Salop, and Mileham, Riddare, Sheriff of Shropshire, Baron of Owestry, a breton knight
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About Alan fitzFlaad, Sheriff of Shropshire

Alan fitz Flaald (c1020-after 1080) is now known to have scion of the Stewards of Brittany, but he was traditionally thought to have been a son of Fleance MacAlpin, Thane of Lochaber. In MacBeth, Shakespeare has the witches tell Banquo, "Thou shalt get kings, though thou be none." The play was written for James I (VI) of England and Scotland, who as a descendant of Alan Dapifer was thought to have been a descendant of Banquo. Some spurious genealogies call him a son of Fratmaldus the Seneschal.

Alan fitz Flaald was the son of Flaald fitz Flaald, Seneschal de Dol en Bretagne. He died before 1114.

Children of Alan fitz Flaald and Aveline de Hesdin

   * Walter fitz Alan, 1st Great Steward of Scotland+ d. c 1177
   * William Fitzalan+
   * Jordan FitzFlaald

http://www.thepeerage.com/p511.htm#i5101

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Alan fitzFlaad (d. after 1114) was a Breton knight who held the feudal barony and castle of Oswestry in Shropshire. His duties as a "valiant and illustrious man"[5] included supervision of the Welsh border.

Flaad and his son Alan had come to the favourable notice of King Henry I of England who, soon after his accession, invited Alan to England with other Breton friends, and gave him forfeited lands in Norfolk and Shropshire, including some which had previously belonged to Ernulf de Hesdin and Robert de Belleme.[9]

"Flaad filius Alani dapiferi" was present at the dedication of Monmouth Priory in 1101/2, and his son Alan was a witness to two charters of Henry I confirming the foundation of Holy Trinity Priory, York, as a cell of Marmoutier. Alan also founded Sporle Priory on land he held in Norfolk (probably at Sharrington), as another cell of St. Florent.[9][10]

Alan FitzFlaad married Ada (or Avelina), daughter of Ernoulf de Hesdin (killed on crusade at Antioch).[11][12] Their issue was:

   * William, eldest son (d. 1160), made High Sheriff of Shropshire by King Stephen of England in 1137. He married a niece of Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester.[13] His son William (d. c1210) acquired by marriage the Lordship of Clun and he became designated "Lord of Clun and Oswestry".[14] William is ancestor of the FitzAlan Earls of Arundel.[15]
   * Walter Fitzalan, second son, became 1st hereditary High Steward of Scotland.[13]
   * Simon Fitzalan, who also went to Scotland and witnessed his brother's Foundation Charter of Paisley Abbey.[16] Round suggests he may have been either a uterine or even a bastard brother.[17]
   * Jordan Fitzalan, of Burton, who inherited lands in Brittany, and restored to the Priory of St. Florent at Sele, West Sussex, the mill at Burton given it by his father.[18]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_fitzFlaad

---------- Received the Barony of Swaldestre from William the Conpueror for participation in the Conquest.

Acceded: ABT 1070, Oswestry, Shropshire, England

Notes: having participated in the Conquest, obtained by the gift of King William the Conqueror, the barony and castle of Oswaldestre, Salop, and Milcham, Norfolk, some of which belonged to Meredith, Prince of Powys ap Bleddyn, King of Powys. He received the shreivalty of Shropshire from King Henry I. While his parentage is more or less obscure, there is evidence to show that Flaald, his father, lived in Brittany and was a brother of Alain, seneschal of Dol, descended from the old Armonican counts of Dol and Dinan. Alain Fitz Flaald was also the father or grandfather of William Fitzalan, steward to David I, King of Scotland, ancestor of the Stuarts, kings of that country. Alain Fitz Flaald was also the father of William Fitzalan, to whom Henry II gave in second marriage Isabel De Say, baroness of Clun, the greatest heiress of Shropshire. He was ancestor of John Fitzalan, who married Isabel, sister and co-heiress of Hugh d'Albigny. Upon a division of Hugh's property at his death in 1243, the castle of Arundel was assigned to John, son of the aforementioned John and Isabel, who thus became the first Earl of eventually passed to Mary, daughter and heiress of Henry Fitzalan, who carried it, together Arundel of the Fitzalan line. This property with the earldom and the barony of Maltravers, to her husband Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, in which family it still remains. Alain Fitz Flaald and his wife Adeline were benefactors to priory of Castle Acre, early in the reign of Henry I. The Complete Peerage vol.V,pp.391-392.

-------------------- Feudal Lord of Oswestry. Sometimes incorrectly identified as the fictional 'Fleance,' son of Banquo by Stewart genealogists.

Alan fitz Flaad (d. after 1114) was a Breton knight who held the feudal barony and castle of Oswestry in Shropshire. His duties as a "valiant and illustrious man" included supervision of the Welsh border.

Alan was the son of Flaad, who was in turn a son of an Alain who had been the crusader (in 1097) who was Seneschal to the Archbishop of Dol, which is situated near Mont-Saint-Michel. 

Flaad and his son Alan had come to the favourable notice of King Henry I of England who, soon after his accession, invited Alan to England with other Breton friends, and gave him forfeited lands in Norfolk and Shropshire, including some which had previously belonged to Ernulf de Hesdin and Robert de Belleme.

Alan fitz Flaad married Ada (or Avelina), daughter of Ernoulf de Hesdin (killed on crusade at Antioch). Walter fitz Alan, second son, became 1st hereditary High Steward of Scotland, and ancestor of the Stuart Kings of Scotland. -------------------- Alan FitzFlaad, who died after 1114, was a Breton knight who held the feudal barony and castle of Oswestry in Shropshire. His duties as a "valiant and illustrious man" included supervision of the Welsh border.

Alan had come to the favorable notice of King Henry I of England who, soon after his accession, invited Alan to England with other Breton friends, and gave him forfeited lands in Norfolk and Shropshire, including some which had previously belonged to Ernulf de Hesdin and Robert de Belleme.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_fitzFlaad for more information. -------------------- Notes: having participated in the Conquest, obtained by the gift of King William the Conqueror, the barony and castle of Oswaldestre, Salop, and Milcham, Norfolk, some of which belonged to Meredith, Prince of Powys ap Bleddyn, King of Powys. He received the shreivalty of Shropshire from King Henry I. While his parentage is more or less obscure, there is evidence to show that Flaald, his father, lived in Brittany and was a brother of Alain, seneschal of Dol, descended from the old Armonican counts of Dol and Dinan. Alain Fitz Flaald was also the father or grandfather of William Fitzalan, steward to David I, King of Scotland, ancestor of the Stuarts, kings of that country. Alain Fitz Flaald was also the father of William Fitzalan, to whom Henry II gave in second marriage Isabel De Say, baroness of Clun, the greatest heiress of Shropshire. He was ancestor of John Fitzalan, who married Isabel, sister and co-heiress of Hugh d'Albigny. Upon a division of Hugh's property at his death in 1243, the castle of Arundel was assigned to John, son of the aforementioned John and Isabel, who thus became the first Earl of eventually passed to Mary, daughter and heiress of Henry Fitzalan, who carried it, together Arundel of the Fitzalan line. This property with the earldom and the barony of Maltravers, to her husband Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, in which family it still remains. Alain Fitz Flaald and his wife Adeline were benefactors to priory of Castle Acre, early in the reign of Henry I. The Complete Peerage vol.V,pp.391-392. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_fitz_Flaad -------------------- Generation Three Alan FitzFlaald obtained a grant of the castle of Oswestry in Shropshire and was Sheriff of Shropshire. Born circa 1078 at Dol-de-Bretagne, Normandy, France and christened at Shropshire, England Died circa 1114 Alan FitzFlaald married Adeliza de Hesding, a younger daughter of Aurnulf, Signor de Hesding in Picardy who held great estates in England at the time of the Domesday Book in 1086. Alan and Adeliza had the following children: William FitzAlan, born circa 1105, died on Easter, 1160. Walter FitzAlan Simon (Jordon) FitzAlan, hereditary Steward or Dapifer of Dol, is sometimes described as the eldest son, and sometimes as the youngest. Sybil FitzAlan who married circa 1132 to Roger de Freville -------------------- Birth ca. 1075 Dol, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France

Death ca. 1114 Norfolk, England / (Option A) Death Aft. 1122 Shropshire, England / Oswesty Castle (Option B) Age at death Est.39

Other Facts Misc Alan FitzFlaald married Adeliza de Hesding, a younger daughter of Aurnulf, Signor de Hesding in Picardy who held great estates in England at the time of the Domesday Book in 1086. Misc 1100 Went to England with Princess Matilda of Scotland, who married King Henry I Misc 1102 Became Sheriff of Shropshire --------------- Alan fitz Flaad married Adeline de Hesdin, daughter of Arnulf de Hesdin (killed on crusade at Antioch).[11][12] Their issue was:

William fitz Alan, eldest son (d. 1160), made High Sheriff of Shropshire by King Stephen of England in 1137. He married a niece of Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester.[13] His son William (d. c1210) acquired by marriage the Lordship of Clun and he became designated "Lord of Clun and Oswestry".[14] William is ancestor of the FitzAlan Earls of Arundel.[15]

Walter fitz Alan, second son, became 1st hereditary High Steward of Scotland,[13] and ancestor of the Stewart Kings of Scotland.

Jordan fitz Alan, of Burton, who inherited lands in Brittany, and restored to the Priory of St. Florent at Sele, West Sussex, the mill at Burton given it by his father.[16]

Simon fitz Alan, brother of Walter, who also went to Scotland and witnessed his brother's Foundation Charter of Paisley Abbey.[17] Round suggests he may have been either a uterine brother or even a bastard brother.[18]

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_fitz_Flaad

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Alan fitzFlaad, Sheriff of Shropshire's Timeline

1078
1078
Dol, St Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France
1088
1088
Age 10
Scotland, United Kingdom
1095
1095
Age 17
1100
1100
Age 22
1103
1103
Age 25
Of, Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, England
1105
1105
Age 27
Oswestry, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
1106
1106
Age 28
Oswestry, Shropshire, West Midlands, England
1114
November 22, 1114
Age 36
Shropshire, England
1114
Age 36
1123
1123
Age 36
Dol, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France