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Eleanore FitzAlan

Also Known As: "Elenor Fitz Alan", "Alianor De Arunel", "Eleanor Fitzalan", "Eleanor of Arundel"
Birthplace: Bechworth Castle, Surrey, UK
Death: Died in Betchworth, Surrey, UK
Place of Burial: Beverley, Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas FitzAlan Arundel and Joane le Moyns
Wife of Sir Thomas Browne, V, Sheriff and Thomas Vaughan, Sir
Mother of Robert Browne; Katherine Browne; Thomas Browne; Sir George Browne; William Browne and 3 others
Sister of William Arundel; ubknown 1; unknown 2; unknown 3 and unknown 4

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About Eleanore FitzAlan

Eleanor FITZALAN, daughter and co- heir of Sir Thomas Fitz‑Alan of Beechworth/Betchworth Castle, (the brother of John, Earl of Arundel). From ca 1431, her name became Browne. She had 7 children with her first husband, Sir Thomas Browne. After Sir Thomas Browne was attainted and executed for treason, she married Sir Thomas Vaughn. Eleanor and Thomas Browne were ancestors of the poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Another descendant of theirs is the American Abolitionist, John Brown.

On the death of Eleanor's father, Thomas FitzAlan, Betchworth Castle passed from the FitzAlans to the Brownes, who occupied it until 1690.

Born: ABT 1428, Bechworth, Surrey, England

Notes: co-heir

Father: Thomas FITZALAN (Sir)

Mother: Joan MOYNS

Married 1: Thomas BROWNE (Sir Sheriff) 1437


1. Anthony BROWNE (Sir)

2. George BROWNE (Sir)

3. William BROWNE

4. Thomas BROWNE

5. Jane BROWNE

6. Catherine BROWNE

7. Robert BROWNE (Sir)

Married 2: Thomas VAUGHN (Esq.) ABT 1461


http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/FITZALAN.htm#Eleonor FITZALAN2

Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Lines: 21-32, 74-35, 212-34 The Peerage: Thomas FitzAlan http://www.thepeerage.com/p18440.htm#i184397

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  • Eleanor Fitzalan1
  • F, #184396
  • Last Edited=17 Aug 2007
  • Eleanor Fitzalan is the daughter of Sir Thomas Fitzalan.1 She married, firstly, Sir Thomas Browne circa 1431.2
  • From circa 1431, her married name became Browne.
  • Children of Eleanor Fitzalan and Sir Thomas Browne
    • 1.Robert Browne2 b. 1435
    • 2.Katherine Browne2 b. 1435
    • 3.Thomas Browne2 b. 1437
    • 4.Sir George Browne+1 b. 1439
    • 5.William Browne2 b. 1441
    • 6.Sir Anthony Browne+1 b. 29 Jun 1443, d. 19 Nov 1506
    • 7.Jane Browne2 b. 1445
  • Citations
  • 1.[S15] George Edward Cokayne, editor, The Complete Baronetage, 5 volumes (no date (c. 1900); reprint, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 1983), volume II, page 28. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Baronetage.
  • 2.[S2313] Rob Underhill, "re: Stanley Family," e-mail message to Darryl Roger Lundy, 9 June 2007. Hereinafter cited as "re: Stanley Family."
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p18440.htm#i184396
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  • A genealogical and heraldic history of the extinct and dormant baronetcies ... By John Burke, Sir Bernard Burke
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=LKIKAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA87&lpg=PA87&dq=George+Browne+1483&source=bl&ots=4TOUz1a9fJ&sig=hQxyWw8O05RE7JqgevDemme1ruY&hl=en&ei=rM_lS47ZC4L6sgP0n_XQCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CBkQ6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q=George%20Browne%201483&f=false
  • Pg. 87
  • SIR ANTHONY BROWNE, created a knight of the Bath at the coronation of RICHARD II. married, and had two sons, Sir Richard, his heir, and Stephen, lord mayor of London in 1430. The elder
  • SIR ROBERT BROWNE, living temp. HENRY V. was father of
  • SIR THOMAS BROWNE, treasurer of the household to HENRY VI. and sheriff of Kent in 1444 and 1460. He m. Eleanor, daughter and sole heir of Sir Thomas Fitz-Alan, of Beechworth Castle, brother of John, Earl of Arundel, and had issue,
    • I. GEORGE (Sir), his heir.
    • II. William, whose son removed to Tavistock. This line is extinct.
    • III. Robert (Sir), knt. m. Mary, daughter of Sir William Mallet, knt., and had an only daughter and heiress, Eleanor, wife, first, of Sir Thomas Fogge, and secondly, of Sir William Kempe.
    • IV. Anthony (Sir), standard-bearer of England, esquire of the body, governor of Queenboro' Castle, and constable fo the castle of Calais. From this eminent person derive the LORDS MONTAGU, the heiress of which distinguished family, the Hon. ELIZABETH MARY BROWN, wedded WILLIAM STEPHEN POYNTZ, esq. M.P. (See BURKE'S Extinct Peerage and Commoners.)
    • I. Catherine, m. to Humphry Sackville of Buckhurst.
  • Sir Thomas was s. by his eldest son,
  • SIR GEORGE BROWNE, knt. of Beechworth Castle, sheriff of Kent in 1481, who espousing the cause of the Earl of Richmond, was included in the proclamation for apprehending the Duke of Buckingham and his associates, and being soon after taken, suffered decapitation in London anno 1483. he m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Pason, and widow of Richard Lord Poynings, and was s. by his son,
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Info from Earls of Arubdel 7. JOHN d'Arundel ([135 1]-at sea 15/16 Dec 1379, bur Lewes Priory). He was summoned to parliament in 1377, whereby he is held to have become Lord Arundel. He was Marshal of England in 1377, and 9 Apr 1378. He was drowned in the Irish Sea, having been shipwrecked after defeating the French fleet off the coast of Cornwall[1 06]. m (17 Feb 1359) as her first husband, ELEANOR Baroness Mautravers, daughter of Sir JOHN Mautravers & his wife Gwenthlian --- ([1345]-10 Jan 1405, bur [Lewes Priory]). She was declared co-heiress (eventually sole heiress) of her grandfather Lord Mautravers 16 Feb 1365. She married secondly (dispensation 9 Sep 1384) as his second wife,Reynold Cobham Lord Cobham. John & his wife had four children: a) JOHN d'Arundel (30 Nov 1364-14 Aug 1390, bur Missenden Abbey). He succeeded his father in 1379 as Lord Arundel, but was never summoned to parliament [107]. m (before 1387) as her first husband,ELIZABETH le Despencer, daughter of EDWARD le Despencer Lord Despencer & his wife Elizabeth Burghersh (-10/11 Apr 1408, bur [Tewkesbury Abbey]). The Chronica de Fundatoribus et Fundationeof Tewkesbury Abbey names “Cecilia…Elizabeth…Annam…et Margaretam” as the four daughters of “Edwardus…secundus, filius…Edwardi” and his wife, born after their two older brothers, adding that Elizabeth was “dominam de la Sowch et relictam domini Johannis de Arundell” [108]. She married secondly William La Zouche Lord Zouche of Haryngworth. John & his wife had four children: i) JOHN d'Arundel (Ditt on Manor, Stoke Pogis, Buckinghamshire 1 Aug 1385-21 Apr 1421, bur Arundel). He succeeded his paternal grandmother in 1405 as Lord Mautravers. He succeeded his cousin in 1415 as Earl of Arundel. - see below. ii) EDMUND . iii) Sir THOMAS FitzAlan of Beechwood . m ---. The name of Sir Thomas´s wife is not known. Sir Thomas & his wife had one child: (a) ELEANOR . m Sir THOMAS Browne . Treasurer of the household of King Henry V. b) WILLIAM . c) THOMAS or EDWARD . d) HENRY . e) MARGARET (-3 Jul 1438). A manuscript narrating the foundation of Rievall Abbey records that “Willielmus de Roos” married “Margaretam filiam domini Johannis de Arundell”, by whom he was father of “Johannem, Willielmum, Thomam, Robertum et Ricardum, Beatricem, Aliciam, Margaretam et Elizabetham”, and that he died “apud Belverum 1 Sep 1414” where he was buried[109 ]. m (licence 9 Oct 1394) WILLIAM de Ros Lord Ros, son of THOMAS de Ros Lord Ros & his wife Beatrice de Stafford of the Earls of Stafford ([1368/69]-Belvoir 1 Sep 1414, bur Belvoir Priory).


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Surrey, UK
Age 5
of Beechworth, Surrey, England
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Bechworth, Surrey, England
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Bechworth, Surrey, Eng.
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Surrey, England
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Brockham, Surrey, England
June 29, 1443
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Bechworth Castle, Surrey, England
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Bechworth, Surrey, , England
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Beverley, Yorkshire, England