John Fitzalan, 6th Earl of Arundel
John Fitzalan, 6th Earl of Arundel, 3rd Baron Maltravers (1 August 1385 – 21 April 1421) was an English nobleman.
|Born||1 August 1385|
|Died||21 April 1421 35)(aged|
|Other titles||Baron Maltravers|
Earl of Arundel
Elizabeth le Despenser
He became 3rd Baron Arundel on his father's death in 1390 and Baron Maltravers on his grandmother's death in 1405. He was with the army in Scotland in 1383 and with the English Fleet in the western coast of France.
Heir to Earldom of Arundel
In 1415, his cousin Thomas Fitzalan, 5th Earl of Arundel died, leaving John Fitzalan as his closest male heir. The Earldom of Arundel had been entailed to heirs male, and so the next year John Fitzalan was summoned to Parliament as Earl of Arundel. However the inheritance was challenged by Thomas Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, who was married to the 5th Earl's eldest sister. The dispute was not settled during their lifetimes, and John Fitzalan was subsequently summoned to Parliament as Baron Maltravers, not as Earl of Arundel.
Marriage and progeny
He married Eleanor Berkeley (died 1 August 1455), a daughter of Sir John Berkeley (1352–1428) of Beverstone Castle in Gloucestershire by his wife Elizabeth Betteshorne. She survived him and remarried twice, firstly to Sir Richard Poynings (died 10 June 1429), of Poynings in Sussex, by whom she had a daughter Eleanor Poynings (c. 1422 – 1484), suo jure Baroness Poynings, wife of Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, (1421–1461); and secondly to Walter Hungerford, 1st Baron Hungerford (died 9 August 1449). By his wife, John had two sons:
|Ancestors of John Fitzalan, 6th Earl of Arundel|
- Gibb, p. 480.
- "BERKELEY, Sir John I (1352-1428), of Beverstone castle, Glos". History of Parliament Online.
- Gibb, Vicary, ed. (1910–1998). The Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom. 4 of 14.
- Richardson, Douglas (2011). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. II (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. ISBN 1449966381.
- Richardson, Douglas (2011). Everingham, Kimball G. (ed.). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. III (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. ISBN 144996639X.
|Peerage of England|
| Earl of Arundel
John Fitzalan VI
| Baron Maltravers|