Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel (1285 - 1326) MP

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Nicknames: "Earl of Arundel"
Birthplace: Marlbourough Castle, Sussex, England
Death: Died in Herefordshire, England
Cause of death: Beheaded
Occupation: Earl of Arundel
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[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 244, says that she was the daughter of the 10th Earl, not 9th Earl of Arundel. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S108] Medieval Genealogy, corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage, online http://www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk/cp/. Hereinafter cited as Medieval Genealogy.

[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 596. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 242.


His body was initially buried in the Franciscan church at Hereford, but later reburied at Haughmond Abbey, Shropshire, at the request of the abbot and convent [Victoria County History, Shropshire, vol.2, p.64, quoting the text of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, MS 339, f.46 (continuation of the chronicle of Peter of Ickham)]. Provision was also made for 6 candles to burn around his tomb at Haughmond [Una Rees, ed., The Cartulary of Haughmond Abbey, p.227 (1985)

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Burial: Haughmond Abbey Shrewsbury Shropshire, England

Created by: Bradley Moody Record added: Dec 06, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 45182985 -------------------- Edmund Fitzalan, 9th Earl of Arundel was born on May 1, 1285 in Castle of Marlborough, Wiltshire, England to Richard Fitzalan, 8th Earl of Arundel and Alasia Di Saluzzo Fitzalan. Edmund married Alice De Warren on 1305 and had 3 children: Richard Fitzalan, 10th Earl of Arundel, Alice FitzAlan, and Alaive FitzAlan. He was executed at the behest of Queen Isabella and Roger de Mortimer on November 17, 1326 in Hereford, Herefordshire, England.

Edmund Fitzalan was also known as Justice of Wales and Warden of the Welsh Marshes.

Note: Edmund FitzAlan, 3rd Earl of Arundel[a] (1 May 1285 – 17 November 1326) was an English nobleman prominent in the conflict between Edward II and his barons. His father, Richard FitzAlan, 2nd Earl of Arundel, died in 1302 while Edmund was still a minor. He therefore became a ward of John de Warenne, Earl of Surrey, and married Warenne's granddaughter Alice. In 1306 he was styled Earl of Arundel, and served under Edward I in the Scottish Wars, for which he was richly rewarded.

After Edward I's death, Arundel became part of the opposition to the new king Edward II, and his favourite Piers Gaveston. In 1311 he was one of the so-called Lords Ordainers who assumed control of government from the king. Together with Thomas, Earl of Lancaster, he was responsible for the death of Gaveston in 1312. From this point on, however, his relationship to the king became more friendly. This was to a large extent due to his association with the king's new favourite Hugh Despenser the Younger, whose daughter was married to Arundel's son. Arundel supported the king in suppressing rebellions by Roger Mortimer and other Marcher Lords, and eventually also Thomas of Lancaster. For this he was awarded with land and offices.

His fortune changed, however, when the country was invaded in 1326 by Mortimer, who had made common cause with the king's wife, Queen Isabella. Immediately after the capture of Edward II, the queen, Edward III's regent, ordered Arundel executed, his title forfeit and his property confiscated. Arundel's son and heir Richard only recovered the title and lands in 1331, after Edward III had taken power from the regency of Isabella and Mortimer. In the 1390s, a cult emerged around the late earl. He was venerated as a martyr, though he was never canonised.

Edmund Fitzalan, 9th Earl of Arundel is my 24th great uncle.


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May 1, 1285
Marlbourough Castle, Sussex, England
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Arundel Castle, Sussex, England

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