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Lady Joan Willoughby (FitzAlan)

Also Known As: "Joan FitzAlan"
Birthplace: Arundel, Sussex, England
Death: before July 01, 1439
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Richard FitzAlan and Alicia Keighley
Wife of Sir Thomas Willoughby, Kt., of Parham
Mother of Sir Robert Willoughby, Kt. of Parham and Sir William Willoughby, Kt.
Sister of Philippa FitzAlan; Alianora ‘Eleanor’ St. George and Henry FitzAlan
Half sister of John Burley

Occupation: Co-heir
Managed by: Brittany Severn
Last Updated:

About Lady Joan Willoughby

Alias: Joan Arundel

Joan FitzAlan, daughter of Sir Richard FitzAlan and Alice, was born circa 1407 Arundel, Sussex[3]at Bansted & Wanton, Surrey, England.

At age 14 in 1421, She and Sir Thomas Willoughby obtained a marriage license on 16 September 1428. Date of Dispensation, they being related in the 3rd and 4th degrees of kindred.

They had 2 sons (Sir Robert; & Sir William) and 1 daughter (Joan).

Joan Arundel died before 1 July 1439.


Richard FitzAlan died on 3 June 1419.[2][3] In his will, dated 8 July 1417, he:[5][17] requested burial in the Chapel of Our Lady, Rochester Abbey, Kent, and desired his executors to find someone to make a pilgrimage to Rome and Jerusalem for the good of his soul left his moveable property to be equally divided between his daughters Philippa, Joan and Eleanor.


  1. Notices of Sir Richard Arundell in Collectanea Topgraphica et Genealogica, Vol. VI, 1840, p. 18. < Archive.Org > Philippa, aged 16, 9 Hen. 5, died s.p. before 5 Edw. 4, when Robert Willoughby was found cousin and heir of Alianor St. George. Joan, 2nd dau. and co-heir, aged 14, 9 Hen. 5. Married Sir Thomas Willoughby, “Bellator egregius.” Alianor, 3d dau. and coheir, aged 12, 9 Hen. 5, to who, the manor of Brandon fell on partition 17 Hen. 6, 1439.
  2. 'Parishes: Wolston', in A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 6, Knightlow Hundred, ed. L F Salzman (London, 1951), pp. 273-280. British History Online [accessed 17 March 2023]. Turchil held half a hide in BRANDON before and after the Conquest, but in 1086 Wlsi was holding it of him. (fn. 81) … conveyed it to Sir Walter Pavely and others, who sold it in 1369 to Sir John de Delves, (fn. 100) whose brother Hervey sold it in the following year to Sir John Arundell (son of the Earl of Arundel). (fn. 101) He died in 1378, when the manor passed to his younger son (Sir) William, (fn. 102) who settled it for life on his wife Agnes, with remainder to his brother Sir Richard Arundell, whose wife Alice recovered dower in the manor in 1420. (fn. 103) Sir Richard left two daughters, and the manor was assigned to Eleanor wife of Sir William St. George, who died without issue surviving. Her sister Joan had married Thomas Willoughby, whose son Sir Robert died in 1465; his eldest son Robert died young and the second son Christopher inherited the manor on the death of Sir William St. George in 1472. (fn. 104)
  3. Visitation of Devon 1620 Page 306: Willoughby < Archive.Org > Joane d. & h. of Sir Rich. de Arundell, 3 s. to John Fitzallam the 1 Lord Maltravers
  4. cites
    1. [S01354] ~Burke's Peerage and Baronetage 1999, 106th Edition . 3032
    2. [S01260] Plantagenet Ancestry of seventeenth-century Colonists 1999, 2nd Edition, Faris, David. 374 < GoogleBooks >
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Lady Joan Willoughby's Timeline

Arundel, Sussex, England
West Sussex, England (United Kingdom)
Dudley, Worcestershire, England (United Kingdom)
July 1, 1439
Age 31
June 22, 1991
Age 31
October 18, 1991
Age 31
November 6, 1991
Age 31
October 12, 1994
Age 31
February 15, 1995
Age 31