Adam Fitzroy Plantagenet

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Adam Fitzroy Plantagenet

Birthdate: (17)
Birthplace: Windsor, Berkshire, England
Death: September 18, 1322 (12-17)
Somme, Picardie, France
Place of Burial: Tynemouth Priory
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward II of England and unknown mother of Adam Fitzroy
Half brother of Edward III of England; John of Eltham, Earl of Cornwall; Eleanor of Woodstock, countess of Guelders and Joan "of the tower" Plantagenet, Queen of Scots, Princess of England

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About Adam Fitzroy Plantagenet

He was NOT the son of Isabella of France, Edward II's wife.

Adam FitzRoy was a natural son of King Edward II of England. The identity of Adam's mother is not known. He accompanied his father in the Scottish campaigns of 1322, and died shortly afterwards on September 18, 1322.

Adam is named as Ade filio domini Regis bastardo ("Adam, bastard son of the lord king") in Edward II's Wardrobe account of 1322. Between 6 June and 18 September that year, Adam was given a total of thirteen pounds and twenty-two pence to buy himself "equipment and other necessaries" (armatura et alia necessaria) to take part in Edward's Scottish campaign that autumn. This suggests he was somewhere in his teens, born between about 1305 and 1310.

The money was paid in five installments, either to Adam directly or to his 'magister' (tutor) Hugh Chastilloun. Adam died during the campaign, of unknown causes, and was buried at Tynemouth Priory on 30 September 1322; his father paid for a silk cloth with gold thread to be placed over his body.

No other references to him have yet been discovered.

Sources

  • Seymour Phillips, Edward II (2010), pp. 102, 428-9
  • F.D. Blackley, 'Adam, the bastard son of Edward II', Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, xxxvii (1964), pp. 76–7.
  • British Library Stowe MS 553.
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Adam Fitzroy Plantagenet's Timeline

1305
1305
Windsor, Berkshire, England
1322
September 18, 1322
Age 17
Somme, Picardie, France
September 30, 1322
Age 17
Tynemouth Priory