BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM FITZALAN 16TH EARL ARUNDEL 1417-1487

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: FITZALAN

Descent English Royalty: 5G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Descent French Royalty: 9G Grandson Louis VII King Franks

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 12G Grandson Edmund "Ironside" I King England

EVENTS

On 23 Nov 1417 William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel was born to John Fitzalan 13th Earl Arundel (32) and Eleanor Berkeley (35)

On 24 Apr 1438 William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel (20) succeeded 16th Earl Arundel (Sussex), 6th Baron Maltravers (1C 1330), 6th Baron Arundel (1C 1377)

Before 1450 William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel and Joan Neville were married

In 1450 Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel was born to William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel (32) and Joan Neville (27)

On 12 Oct 1459 the Battle of Ludford Bridge nearly took place at Ludford Bridge. In the event a large number of the Calais garrison refused to fight against Henry VI King England, II King France (37) who was present. The Yorkist leaders left overnight: Richard York Prince Wales (48) , the future Edward IV King England (17) , Edmund York 1st Earl Rutland (16) , Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury (31) , Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury (59) and John Dinham 1st Baron Dinham (26) . Thomas Parr (52) was present. The Lancastrian army included Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham (57) and William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel (41) .

On 18 Feb 1461 at the Second Battle of St Albans the Yorkist army included Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury (33) , William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel (43) , John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock (61) and Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu, 1st Earl Essex (57) . John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu (30) was captured. Robert Poynings (42) and James Luttrell Baron Dunster (34) were killed.

In 1471 William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel (53) was appointed 202nd Knight Garter: Edward IV

In 1471 William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel (53) was appointed as Warden of the Cinque Ports

In 1483 William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel (65) was appointed as Warden of the Cinque Ports

On 24 Sep 1486 Arthur Tudor Prince Wales was christened at Winchester Cathedral. Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville (71) held held the child. His godparents included Thomas King Mann (51) , William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel (68) , John Vere 13th Earl Oxford (44) , Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel (36) , Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England (49) and Cecily York (17) . Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers (33) was present. (Christening of Arthur Prince of Wales).

In 1487 William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel (69) died

Around 1487 William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel (69) was buried at Fitzalan Chapel

William Fitzalan was born to William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel and Joan Neville

George Fitzalan was born to William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel and Joan Neville

John Fitzalan was born to William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel and Joan Neville

Mary Fitzalan was born to William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel and Joan Neville

Thomas Fitzalan was born to William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel and Joan Neville

ANCESTRY

Father: John Fitzalan 13th Earl Arundel (4G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

GrandFather: John Fitzalan 2nd Baron Maltravers, 2nd Baron Arundel (3G Grandson Henry III King England)

1G GrandFather: John Fitzalan 1st Baron Maltravers, 1st Baron Arundel (2G Grandson Henry III King England)

2G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl Arundel, 8th Earl Surrey (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Edmund Fitzalan 9th Earl Arundel (4G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl Arundel (3G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Alice Saluzzo

3G GrandMother: Alice Warenne

4G GrandFather: William Warenne

4G GrandMother: Joan Vere

2G GrandMother: Eleanor Plantagenet (1G Granddaughter Henry III King England)

3G GrandFather: Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl Leicester, 3rd Earl Lancaster (Grandson Henry III King England)

4G GrandFather: Edmund Crouchback Plantagenet 1st Earl Leicester, 1st Earl Lancaster (Son Henry III King England)

4G GrandMother: Blanche Capet (2G Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England)

3G GrandMother: Maud Chaworth

4G GrandFather: Patrick Chaworth

4G GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp

1G GrandMother: Eleanor Maltravers 2nd Baroness Maltravers (5G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

2G GrandFather: John Maltravers (4G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: John Maltravers 1st Baron Maltravers

4G GrandFather: John Maltravers

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Gorges

3G GrandMother: Milicent Berkeley (3G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Maurice Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley (2G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Eva Zouche

2G GrandMother: Gwenllian Unknown

GrandMother: Elizabeth Despencer (3G Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

1G GrandFather: Edward Despencer 1st Baron Despencer, 3rd Baron Burghesh (2G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Edward Despencer (1G Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Hugh "Younger" Despencer (5G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Hugh "Elder" Despencer 1st Earl Winchester (4G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Isabella Beauchamp

3G GrandMother: Eleanor Clare (Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Gilbert "Red Earl" Clare 7th Earl Gloucester, 6th Earl Hertford (4G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Joan of Acre (Daughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England)

2G GrandMother: Anne Ferrers (6G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandFather: William Ferrers 1st Baron Ferrers Groby (5G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: William Ferrers (4G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Anne Despencer (4G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Ellen or Margaret Segrave

4G GrandFather: John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave

4G GrandMother: Christiana Plessey

1G GrandMother: Elizabeth Burghesh 3rd Baroness Burghesh (6G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Bartholomew "The Younger" Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh (5G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh

4G GrandFather: Robert Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh

4G GrandMother: Maud Badlesmere

3G GrandMother: Elizabeth Verdun (4G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Theobald Verdun 2nd Lord Verdun

4G GrandMother: Maud Mortimer (3G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

2G GrandMother: Cecily Weyland

Mother: Eleanor Berkeley (5G Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

GrandFather: John Berkeley (4G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

1G GrandFather: Thomas Rich Berkeley 8th Baron Berkeley (3G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

2G GrandFather: Maurice Berkeley 7th Baron Berkeley (2G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandFather: Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley (1G Grandson John "Lackland" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Maurice Berkeley 5th Baron Berkeley

4G GrandMother: Isabella Plantagenet (Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Joan Ferrers (4G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: William Ferrers 5th Earl Derby (3G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandMother: Margaret Quincy

2G GrandMother: Eva Zouche

3G GrandFather: Eudo Zouche

4G GrandFather: Roger Zouche

4G GrandMother: Margaret Bisset

3G GrandMother: Millicent Cantilupe

4G GrandFather: William Cantilupe

4G GrandMother: Eva Braose

1G GrandMother: Katherine Clivedon

2G GrandFather: John Clivedon

GrandMother: Elizabeth Bettershorne