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Alice Fitton

Also Known As: "Dame Alice Howard"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Norfolk, England (United Kingdom)
Death: after July 16, 1310
Wiggenhall Saint Germans, Norfolk, England (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: East Winch, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Norfolk, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Edmund Fitton, of Fitton and wife of Edmund Fitton, of Fitton
Wife of Sir William Howard, Justice of Common Pleas
Mother of Sir John Howard, Sheriff of Norfolk; Sir William Howard and Edmund Howard, Archdeacon of Northumberland
Sister of John Fitton, of Fitton and Daughter Fitton

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About Alice Fitton

William de Hayward, the Justice, married twice, firstly, Alice Ufford who died without children, and second, Alice Fitten, who was mother to John Howard who married Joan de Cornwall, sister to Sir Richard de Cornwall. Their son was another Sir John Howard.

From Fitton's Manor: "Part of the manor of Fitton's in this town came to Sir William Howard, by the marriage of Alice, one of the daughters of Sir Edmund, and sister and coheir to Sir John de Fitton."

"Fitton's Manor.

The ancient family of Fitton were very early enfeoffed herein. Sir Alan de Fitton or Philton, Elias de Fitton, Adam de Fitton, clerk, and Walter de Phiton, &c. were witnesses to a deed, sans date, of Hugh de Ross, of lands in Tydd St. Mary, in Lincolnshire.

In the 55th of Henry III. Robert de Fytton purchased by fine of William de Hevyngham and Gratiana his wife, and her heirs, 36 acres of land, and 32 pence rent, per ann. in Wigenhale.

About this time lived Sir Edmund de Fitton, lord of this manor of Fitton's, who had a daughter Alice, married to Sir William Howard, and a son, John de Fitton, who was one the justices appointed to take care of the preservation of the lands in Marshland from being overflowed, in the 15th of Edward I.

John de Fitton, and Margery his wife, in the 6th of Edward II. settled on themselves in tail, by fine, 20 messuages, a mill, 394 acres of land, 83 of meadow, 41 of pasture, 60 of heath, 120 of marsh, 60 of moor, and the rent of 11l. 13s. 4d. with 5 quarters of salt in Wigenhale, Tilney, Islington, &c. and in the 17th of the said King, by a fine levied between John de Fitton, and Amicia his wife; and Ralph de Edynesthorp, vicar of St. German's, 13 messuages, a mill, 250 acres of land, 62 of meadow, 24 of pasturre, 60 of heath, and 6 marks per ann. rent were settled on John and Amicia his wife, in tail, in Wigenhale, Islyngton, &c. remainder to Thomas, first son, and after to John, 2d son of John de Tilney.

John de Fitton, styled Sir John in some writings, dying without issue, Thomas de Tilney, son of John de Tilney, by a sister of John de Fitton, succeeded in the estate abovementioned, settled on him.

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  • Event-Misc 16 July 1310  She complained that men broke her mill at S. Lenne, Norf., and took her corn and goods at Tibbeye, Norf.3 

From History, Gazetteer, and Directory of Norfolk, and the City and County of the ... By William White (of Sheffield.). Page 512

WOOD-DALLING parish is a district of scattered houses, including Crabrate and Ttby, distant from 3 to 4 miles N. by W. of Reepham, and comprising 512 inhabitants, and 2113a. 2k. 35P. of land, lying partly in a fertile dale, from which it was anciently called Dallmtja, as it is written in Domesday Book. It was long possessed by the family of Dalling, one of whom built the hall, (now a farmhouse,) about 1582; and another, in 1632, conveyed the estate to Sir John Hobart. W. E. L. Bulwcr, Esq., and Lady Snffield are now the principal owners. The former has the quit-rents, and the latter has the arbitrary fines of the manors of Wood-Dalling, Monceaux and Halwood-Noijons. The former is sole lord in Crabgate, which lies in his extensive manor of Stinton (now Heydon) Hall. The Chikch, nearly in the centre of the parish, stands on the crown of a gentle eminence, and is a large fabric, dedicated to St. Andrew, and has several inscriptions and brasses to the Bulwers, and the monumental effigy of a priest ...


  • Notable Southern Families, Volumes I & II (ancestry.com search). "The foregoing pedigree is from Burke. Some students of the family history, however, begin the line with Robert and his son, John, who married Lucy Germund, and was father to William de Hayward, the Justice. Still others give William himself credit for being head of the family line. From his name, however, all authorities agree."
  • Celtic Royal Genealogy database
  • * Burke's, A General and Heraldic Dictionary of of the Peerages, pg. 1622: "Sir William Howard, of East Winch, Norfolk, where he bought land 1277 and the manor house 1298; Counsel to king's Lynn Corporation 1285; Justice of Assize for the Northern Counties 1293, MP 1295, Judge Common Pleas 7 Oct 1297; married 1st Alice (dsp), daughter of Sir Robert de Ufford, of Ufford, Suffolk, Justiciar of Ireland; married 2nd Alice, daughter of Sir Edward (SIC: Edmund) Fitton, of Wiggenhall St Germans, and died July or Aug 1308."
  • * The Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. 10, 1908, p. 77: " Howard married, first, Alice, daughter of Sir Robert Ufford, ancestor of the first earls of Suffolk; secondly, Alice, daughter of Sir Edmund de Fitton of Fitton in Wiggenhall St Germains, Norfolk. By his first wife he had no issue; by the second two sons, Sir John and Sir William. By the marriage of Sir Robert Howard, a lineal descendant of Sir John, with Margaret, daughter and coheir to Thomas de Mowbray, duke of Norfolk, part of the estates of the duchy passed to their son, Sir John, first duke of Norfolk of the Howard family."
  • http://cybergata.com/roots/8331.htm
  • * Richardson's Plantaganet Ancestry, pg. 233
  • http://www.gordonbanks.com/gordon/family/2nd_Site/geb-p/p467.htm#i1...
  • * 1. Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, Cornwall 6.
  • * 2. Leo van de Pas, 30 Jun 2004.
  • * 3. Rev. C. Moor, Knights of Edward I, v. 2, p. 210.
  • * * Event-Misc* 27 March 1309  She sued Wm. Randolf3 
  • * * Event-Misc 16 July 1310  She complained that men broke her mill at S. Lenne, Norf., and took her corn and goods at Tibbeye, Norf.3 
  • Alice Fitton Howard Find a Grave (sic: parents incorrect; birth date unlikely)
  • Wiggenhall (St. Germans)
  • * WIGGENHALL (St. Germans), a parish, in the union of Downham, hundred of Freebridge-Marshland, W. division of Norfolk, 4¼ miles (S. S. W.) from Lynn; containing 625 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the Great Ouse river, and comprises 1275a. 1r. 34p., of which 543 acres are arable, and 677 meadow and pasture. The surface is flat; a considerable portion lies below high-water mark, and some on a level with the bed of the river, which is confined by lofty banks. The course of the Ouse has been diverted into a new channel, called the Eau-Brink cut, and in several parts, where it greatly curved, has been straightened. The village, which is large, is divided by the river into two portions, connected with each other by a bridge of wood. Here is a station of the Lynn and Ely railway. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king's books at £6, and in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich: the great tithes have been commuted for £281. 5., and the vicarial for £133. 15.; the appropriate glebe comprises 29 acres, and the vicarial 3½ acres, with a house. The church, situated on the east bank of the Ouse, is chiefly in the later English style, with a square embattled tower. There are places of worship for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists. In this parish was Fitton, the ancient seat of the Howards, afterwards dukes of Norfolk.

Alice was the daughter of Sir Edward Fitton. Alice married Sir William Howard of Wiggenhall, M.P., son of John Howard of Wiggenhall and Lucia Germonde, before 1275.

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Alice Fitton's Timeline

1246
1246
Norfolk, England (United Kingdom)
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1276
Wiggenhall, Norfolk, England (United Kingdom)
1278
1278
Of, Wiggenhall, Norfolk, England
1310
July 16, 1310
Age 64
Wiggenhall Saint Germans, Norfolk, England (United Kingdom)
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All Saints Parish Church, East Winch, Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Norfolk, England (United Kingdom)