Elizabeth FitzAlan de Arundel

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Elizabeth de Carew (FitzAlan)

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

Daughter of Sir Edmund Fitzalan and Sibyl de Montague
Wife of Sir Leonard Carew and Sir John de Meriet
Mother of Thomas de Carew, Baron Hydon
Sister of Philippa FitzAlan, heiress of Chipping Norton and Katherine Fitzalan

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About Elizabeth FitzAlan de Arundel

  • Elizabeth FitzAlan1,2,3,4,5,6
  • F, #30869, d. between 29 September 1385 and March 1386
  • Father Sir Edmund FitzAlan1,7,3,8,6 b. c 1329, d. b 12 Feb 1382
  • Mother Sibyl de Montacute1,7,3,8,6 d. a 1371
  • Elizabeth FitzAlan was born at of Mulsford, Berkshire, England. She married Sir Leonard Carew, Baron Carew, son of Sir John Carew, Baron Carew, Sheriff of Cork, King's Escheator & Justiciar of Ireland and Margaret de Mohun, circa 1367; They had 1 son, Sir Thomas, Baron Carew.1,2,3,4,5 Elizabeth FitzAlan married Sir John de Meriet, son of Sir John de Meriet and Eleanor Beauchamp, circa 29 September 1373; No issue.6 Elizabeth FitzAlan died between 29 September 1385 and March 1386.1,3,6
  • Family 1 Sir Leonard Carew, Baron Carew b. 23 Apr 1342, d. 9 Oct 1369
  • Child
    • Sir Thomas Carew, Baron Carew, Constable of Narberth Castle in Pembrokeshire, Captain of Harfleur+1,3,6 b. c 1368, d. 25 Jan 1431
  • Family 2 Sir John de Meriet b. 24 Mar 1346, d. 26 Jul 1391
  • Citations
  • 1.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 184.
  • 2.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 11.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 401.
  • 4.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 120.
  • 5.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 3.
  • 6.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 97.
  • 7.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 9-10.
  • 8.[S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. I, p. 119.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1028.htm#i30869


  • Elizabeth FitzAlan1,2
  • F, #116492, d. 1385/86
  • Last Edited=13 Aug 2006
  • Elizabeth FitzAlan was the daughter of Sir Edmund FitzAlan and Sibyl Montagu.3 She married, firstly, Sir Leonard Carew, son of Sir John Carew and Margaret Mohun.3 She married, secondly, Sir John de Meriet, son of Sir John de Meriet and Eleanor Beauchamp, circa 1373.2 She died in 1385/86.2
  • Her married name became Carew. She was also known as Alice FitzAlan.4 From circa 1373, her married name became Meryett.2
  • Child of Elizabeth FitzAlan and Sir Leonard Carew
  • 1.Thomas Carew+5 b. 1367, d. 1431
  • Citations
  • 1.[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 Alice. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • 2.[S108] Medieval Genealogy, corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage, online http://www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk/cp/. Hereinafter cited as Medieval Genealogy.
  • 3.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 244.
  • 4.[S37] Volume 1, page 682. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • 5.[S37] See. [S37]
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p11650.htm#i116492


  • Alice FITZALAN
  • Born: ABT 1343
  • Father: Edmund FITZALAN (Sir)
  • Mother: Sybil MONTAGUE
  • Married: Leonard CAREW (Sir) ABT 1360
  • Children:
    • 1. Thomas CAREW (B. Hydon)
    • 2. William CAREW
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/FITZALAN.htm#Alice FITZALAN2


  • Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel and 8th Earl of Surrey (9th Earl of Arundel per Ancestral Roots) (c. 1306 – 24 January 1376) was an English nobleman and medieval military leader.
  • He was born 1306 in Sussex, England. FitzAlan was the eldest son of Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel (8th Earl of Arundel per Ancestral Roots), and his wife Alice de Warenne.[1] His maternal grandparents were William de Warenne and Joan de Vere. William was the only son of John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey (himself son of Maud Marshal by her second marriage), and his wife Alice de Lusignan (d. 1356), half-sister of Henry III of England. ....
  • He married firstly February 9, 1321 at Havering-atte-Bower, Isabel le Despenser (born 1312). At that time, the future earl was fifteen (or eight), and his bride nine. He later repudiated this bride, and was granted an annulment by Pope Clement VI in December 1344 on the grounds that he had been underaged and unwilling. He had a son Edmund (b. 1327) when he was twenty-one (or fourteen) and his wife fifteen; this son was bastardized by the annulment.
  • His second wife, whom he married on 5 February 1345, by Papal dispensation, was a young widow Eleanor of Lancaster, the second youngest daughter and sixth child of Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster and Maud Chaworth, and thus his first wife's cousin. Eleanor was the widow of John de Beaumont, 2nd Lord Beaumont. The king, Edward III, himself a kinsman of both wives, attended this second marriage. By now, the Earl of Arundel had rebuilt the family wealth and was apparently a major financier of the Crown, and financial sweeteners may have been used to reconcile both the Church and the Crown.[2]
  • By his first marriage to Isabel le Despenser (living 1356, and may have died circa 1376-7), which marriage he had annulled December 1344 [1], he had one son:
    • Sir Edmund de Arundel, knt (b ca 1327; d 1376-1382), bastardized by the annulment. Edmund was nevertheless knighted, married at the age of twenty, in the summer of 1347 [2] Sybil de Montacute, a younger daughter of William Montacute, 1st Earl of Salisbury and Catherine Grandison, whose elder sister Elizabeth was married to his maternal uncle (the uncle may have arranged this marriage). Edmund protested his bastardization bitterly in 1347, but was apparently ignored. After his father's death in 1376, Edmund disputed his half-brother Richard's inheritance of the earldom and associated lands and titles in 1376 and apparently tried to claim the six manors allotted to his deceased mother. He was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1377, and finally freed through the intervention of two of his brothers-in-law (his wife's brother John de Montacute and the second husband of Elizabeth de Montacute, Lady Le Despencer).[3] They had three daughters who were his co-heiresses and who brought a failed suit in 1382 against their half-uncle the Earl:
      • Elizabeth de Arundel, who married Sir Leonard Carew and has descendants
      • Philippa de Arundel (died 18 May 1452), married (as his 2nd wife) Sir Richard Sergeaux, Knt, of Colquite, Cornwall.[4] A Victorian historical novel ascribes the following five children to her: a) Richard, born December 21, 1376, and died issueless, June 24, 1396; b) Elizabeth, born 1379, wife of Sir William Marny; c) Philippa, born 1381, wife of Robert Passele; d) Alice, born at Kilquyt, September 1, 1384, wife of Guy de Saint Albino [this ; e) Joan, born 1393, died February 21, 1400. "Philippa became a widow, September 30, 1393, and died September 13, 1399." (I.P.M., 17 Ric. II., 53; 21 Ric. II., 50; 1 H. IV., 14, 23, 24.) Source: Emily Sarah Holt "The Well in the Desert" available on Project Gutenberg, which tells the life of a fictional Philippa de Arundel, who is actually the historical granddaughter of the 10th Earl.</ref>
      • Alice Sergeaux later Countess of Oxford (c. 1386 - 18 May 1452), married 1stly Guy de St Aubyn of St. Erme, Cornwall, and 2ndly about 1406-7 as his 2nd wife, the 11th Earl of Oxford and widower of Alice de Holand (dsp. 1406, niece of Henry IV, and mother of two sons by him ....
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_FitzAlan,_10th_Earl_of_Arundel


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Elizabeth FitzAlan de Arundel's Timeline

July 1349
Arundel, Sussex, England
October 1361
Age 12
Mohun Ottery, Devonshire, England
Age 34
Arundel, West Sussex, UK