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Alice FitzAlan, Lady Cherleton

Birthplace: Arundel, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Arundel, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel and Elizabeth de Bohun, Countess of Arundel
Wife of John Cherlton, 4th Lord Cherlton
Partner of Cardinal Henry Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester
Mother of Jane [Joan] Stradling
Sister of Eleanor FitzAlan, of Arundel; Elizabeth FitzAlan, Duchess of Norfolk; Joan de Beauchamp, Baroness Bergavenny; William FitzAlan; Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel and 2 others
Half sister of Duchess Elizabeth Fitzalin

Occupation: Mistress
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About Alice FitzAlan, Lady Cherleton


Alice FitzAlan was born before 1382. She was the daughter of Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel and Elizabeth de Bohun.1

She married John Cherleton, 4th Lord Cherleton, son of John Cherleton, 3rd Lord Cherleton and Joan de Stafford, before March 1392.1 She died before 1415.1

From before March 1392, her married name became Cherleton.1

Child of Alice FitzAlan and Henry de Beaufort

   * Joan Beaufort+1 b. c 1402, d. c 1453


  1. [S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 39. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.

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Alice FITZALAN (AFN: 8XHS-TC) Pedigree

Sex:  F  Family   


Birth:   Abt 1378   
 Of, Arundel, Sussex, England   
Death:   Oct 1415      


Father:  Richard FITZALAN (AFN: 8JDQ-LQ)  Family  
Mother:  Elizabeth De BOHUN (AFN: 8J5J-L6)    


Spouse:  Henry "Cardinal" De BEAUFORT (AFN: 8XHR-NC)  Family  
Marriage:   ********************* Not Married  ***********************
Spouse:  John CHERLETON (AFN: WPKZ-TF)  Family  

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Husband's Name

John CHERLETON (AFN:WPKZ-TF)  Pedigree  
 Born:  25 Apr 1362  Place:  Of Powis, , Montgomeryshire, Walse   
Died:  19 0ct 1401  Place:  Castle Of Pool   
Father:  John CHERLETON (AFN:8MLZ-DH)  Family  
Mother:  Joan STAFFORD (AFN:8MLZ-FN)   
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Alice FitzAlan, Lady Cherleton (1378–1415) was an English noblewoman, being the daughter of Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel. She was the wife of John Charleton, 4th Baron Cherleton. She was also allegedly the mistress of Cardinal Henry Beaufort, by whom she had an illegitimate daughter, Jane Beaufort,[1] though there is no real evidence to support this.

Family Lady Alice was born in Arundel Castle, Sussex in 1378, one of the seven children of Richard Fitzalan, 11th Earl of Arundel by his first wife Elizabeth de Bohun. She had two brothers, including Thomas Fitzalan, 12th Earl of Arundel, and four sisters, Lady Eleanor FitzAlan, Lady Elizabeth FitzAlan, Lady Joan FitzAlan, and Lady Margaret FitzAlan. Her paternal grandparents were Richard Fitzalan, 10th Earl of Arundel and Eleanor of Lancaster, and her maternal grandparents were William de Bohun, 1st Earl of Northampton and Elizabeth de Badlesmere.

On 21 September 1397, her father was executed at Tower Hill, Cheapside for high treason against King Richard II of England.

Marriage and love affair Sometime before March 1392 Alice married John Cherleton, 4th Lord Cherleton (25 April 1362- 19 October 1401).[2] According to popular belief, following her marriage she became the mistress of Cardinal Henry Beaufort, and bore him an illegitimate daughter, Jane Beaufort. In Philip Yorke's The Royal Tribes of Wales, he states that Cardinal Beaufort left an illegitimate daughter by Alice, daughter of Fitzalan, Earl of Arundel.[3] Genealogist Douglas Richardson also confirms the affair between Alice and the Cardinal. Beaufort did indeed father an illegitimate daughter, Jane Beaufort, possibly before Henry took holy orders on 7 April 1397, although the idea of Jane's mother being Alice Fitzalan is possibly a legend of Tudor-era descendants of Jane Beaufort and her husband Sir Edward Stradling. There is no late-14th/early-15th century documentation to support this affair at all, and the surviving documentation entirely discounts it. Jane and Sir Edward Stradling had three sons and a daughter, Katherine.

Alice's husband died on 19 October 1401, and she herself died before October 1415 at the age of about thirty-seven years.

Source: Wikipedia

References 1.^ Philip Yorke, The Royal Tribes of Wales. p.88

2.^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Earls of Arundel
3.^ Yorke, p.88.
Philip Yorke, The Royal Tribes of Wales Google Books, accessed 30 August 2009
Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Earls of Arundel
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Alice FitzAlan, Lady Cherleton's Timeline

Arundel, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
March 1392
Age 14
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Westminster, Middlesex, , England
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Westminster, London, Middlesex, England
October 1415
Age 37
Arundel, West Sussex, England, United Kingdom
September 13, 1932
Age 37
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