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Sir Richard FitzAlan
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Birth: 1346, England
Death: Sep. 21, 1397, England

Knight of the Garter, 11th Earl of Arundel, 10th Earl of Surrey, King's Esquire, Admiral of the West and South, Governor of Brest.

The son of Richard FitzAlan and Lady Eleanor of Lancaster Plantagenet. He was the brother of John who became the first Lord Arundel and was the first to use Arundel as a surname where Richard's line would continue as FitzAlan.

Grandson of Sir Richard FitzAlan and Lady Eleanor Plantagenet, Sir William de Bohun and Elizabeth Badlesmere. Born in circa 1346 at Arundel Castle, Arundel, Sussex, England.

Richard married Elizabeth de Bohun in September of 1359, and became the father of:
* Eleanor FitzAlan, wife of Robert de Ufford
* Elizabeth FitzAlan, wife of Sir William Montagu & Sir Thomas Mowbray & Sir Robert Goushill
* Joan FitzAlan, wife of Sir William de Beauchamp
* Alice FitzAlan, wife of John Cherleton, had a child with Henry de Beaufort, son of John Gaunt
* Thomas FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel married Beatrix de Portugal
* Margaret FitzAlan, wife of Sir Rowland Lenthal
* John FitzAlan

Secondly, he married Phillipa de Mortimer on August 15, 1390, the great grand daughter of Edmund de Mortimer and Elizabeth Badlesmere. They were married without licence and fined 500 marks.

Richard was the 11th Earl of Arundel in 1375, the Earl of Surrey, named Admiral of England, and a member of the Knight of the Garter. He fought with brilliance in the Battle of Margate March 24th, 1387 against the allied French, Spanish and Flemish fleets. Richard acted against King Richard II with the Duke of Gloucester, the king's uncle, was arrested, pardoned and arrested. Eventually, he was convicted at Westminster of treason, and beheaded at Cheapside. His final words to the executioner were noted, "Torment me not long, strike off my head in one blow." In October of 1400, the attainder was reversed, and Richard's son Thomas succeeded to his father's estates and honors. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Richard FitzAlan de Arundel (1306 - 1376)
  Eleanor of Lancaster (1318 - 1372)
 
 Spouses:
  Elizabeth de Bohun FitzAlan (1350 - 1385)
  Phillipe de Mortimer Poynings (1375 - 1401)
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Fitzalan (1371 - 1425)*
  Joan Fitzalan De Beauchamp (1375 - 1435)*
  Thomas Fitzalan (1381 - 1415)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edmund FitzAlan (1327 - 1377)**
  Henry de Beaumont (1340 - 1369)**
  Richard FitzAlan (1346 - 1397)
  Joan Fitzalan (1347 - 1419)*
  John Arundel FitzAlan (1348 - 1379)*
  Alice FitzAlan (1350 - 1415)*
  Thomas Arundel (1353 - 1414)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Austin Friars Churchyard
London
City of London
Greater London, England
 
Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Record added: Nov 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100922310
Sir Richard FitzAlan
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- Paula
 Added: Jun. 24, 2014
In loving memory of my 18th great grandfather: Sir Richard Fitz Alan 11th Earl of Arundel and 10th Earl of Surrey
- Stella
 Added: Jun. 23, 2014

- Billie Jasper
 Added: Jun. 21, 2014
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