Fitz Brian/Fitz Alan of Bedale, Yorkshire
Brian Fitz Alan b abt 1134, of Bedale, Yorkshire, England. The identity of his wife is not known.
Child of Brian Fitz Alan was:
Alan Fitz Brian b abt 1157, of Bedale, Yorkshire, England, d bef Dec 1189. He md abt 1179, a Daughter of Bertram Haget. She was b abt 1165, of Wighill, Bainton, and Healaugh, Yorkshire, England.
Child of Brian Fitz Alan and Alice Hansard was:
Sir Alan Fitz Brian [a] b abt 1220, of Bedale, Yorkshire, England, d bef 17 May 1267 (slain). He md Agnes Fitz Henry abt 1244, prob daughter of Sir Randolph Fitz Henry and Alice de Staveley. She was b abt 1228, of Ravensworth, Yorkshire, England.
Child of Brian Fitz Alan and Maud/Agnes was:
a. A pardon was given to one Payn le Keu, of Brandesburton, for the death of Alan le Bedale (Fitz Brian), it being found by inquisition that Payn had killed Alan in self-defense.
b. Of Bedale, in Richmondshire, Askham Brian in the Ainsty, Bainton, Heworth, etc., co. York, Bicker and Graby, co. Lincoln, he was on the King's service in Wales in 1277 and 1287. He was appointed a guardian in Scotland, 13 Jun 1291, and was Constable of the castles of Roxburgh and Jedburgh from 4 Aug 1291 to 18 Nov 1292, and of those of Dundee and Forfar. He was present at the assemblies held at Berwick in Oct and Nov 1292, to discuss the various claims to the Crown of Scotland, and, as a Guardian of Scotland, was one of those commanded to give seizin of that kingdom to John de Baliol. In Jul 1297 he was appointed a Captain for the defence of Northumberland, and on 18 Oct following, a Keeper of the march of Scotland. He was constituted Keeper of Scotland, at a yearly salary of 2,000 marks, 18 Aug 1297, and was at the battle of Falkirk in Jul 1298, as well as the siege of Carlaverock in Jul 1300. He was summoned to Parliament from 24 Jun 1295 to 22 Jan 1304/05, whereby he is held to have become Lord FitzAlan. He married twice, first to Muriel, who died before 8 Nov 1290, and secondly, to Maud, who, as his widow, was still living 10 Apr 1340.
c. She was one of two daughters and coheirs. She was aged 8 years in 1306, and her marriage was granted 10 May 1306 to Sir Miles de Stapleton of Carlton, co. York, and she married, bef 15 Dec 1317, Gilbert de Stapleton, a younger son of said Miles. After his death, she married Sir Thomas de Sheffield. The second daughter and sister to Agnes was Katherine, aged 6 years in 1306, who married, as his first wife, Sir John de Grey of Rotherfield.
CP: Vol V[393-398].
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