Thomas Fitzalan, 10th Earl of Arundel

Thomas Fitzalan otherwise Arundel, 10th Earl of Arundel, 7th Baron Maltravers KG (1450  25 October 1524) was the son of William Fitzalan, 9th Earl of Arundel, and Joan Neville, eldest daughter of Richard Neville, 5th Earl of Salisbury, and Alice Montagu, suo jure Countess of Salisbury.[1]

Thomas FitzAlan
Earl of Arundel
Baron Maltravers
Arms of Sir Thomas Fitzalan,
10th Earl of Arundel, KG: FitzAlan quartering Maltravers, with a label of three points argent for the difference of an eldest son.
Born1450
Died25 October 1524 (aged 73/74)
Singleton, West Sussex
BuriedArundel, Sussex
Spouse(s)Margaret Woodville
Issue
William Fitzalan, 11th Earl of Arundel
Edward Fitzalan
Margaret Fitzalan
Joan Fitzalan
FatherWilliam Fitzalan, 9th Earl of Arundel
MotherJoan Neville

Career

He was created a Knight of the Bath on 27 June 1461 at the coronation of Edward IV, and was elected to the Order of the Garter on 26 February 1474. As Lord Mautravers, he was one of the peers present at the coronation of Richard III on 6 July 1483, and in 1471 sat in Parliament as Lord Mautravers. In September 1486 he was godfather to Henry VII's elder son, Arthur, Prince of Wales, and on 25 November 1487 bore the Rod and Dove at the coronation of Elizabeth of York. He succeeded his father as Earl of Arundel in 1488. He was twice elected Lieutenant of the Order of the Garter, on 19 July 1489, and again in 1517. In 1489 he was appointed Warden of the New Forest.[2][3] He was present, with all the other Garter Knights, at the meeting in 1520 between Henry VIII and Francis I of France now known as the Field of the Cloth of Gold.

He died 25 October 1524 at Downly Park in Singleton, Sussex, aged 74, and was buried with his wife at the collegiate church at Arundel. His will, dated 12 October 1524, was proved 29 November of that year.[4][3]

Marriage and issue

He married, shortly before 17 February 1466, Margaret Woodville (died before 4 August 1492), seventh daughter of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers, and a younger sister of Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV.[4] Thomas and Margaret had two sons and two daughters:[5][6]

Notes

  1. Cokayne 1910, p. 249.
  2. Cokayne 1910, pp. 249–50.
  3. Richardson I 2011, p. 37.
  4. Cokayne 1910, p. 250.
  5. Cokayne 1910, pp. 33, 250.
  6. Richardson I 2011, pp. 37–8.
  7. Horrox 2004.
  8. Richardson I 2011, p. 170.
  9. Cokayne 1910, p. 33.
  10. Cokayne 1916, p. 105.
  11. Hawkyard 2004.
  12. Richardson I 2011, pp. 37–8, 170.
  13. Richardson III 2011, p. 377.

References

  • Cokayne, George Edward (1910). The Complete Peerage, edited by H.A. Doubleday. I. London: St. Catherine Press.
  • Cokayne, George Edward (1916). The Complete Peerage, edited by the Honourable Vicary Gibbs. IV. London: St. Catherine Press.
  • Hawkyard, Alasdair (2004). "Neville, George, third Baron Bergavenny (c.1469–1535)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/19935.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  • Horrox, Rosemary (2004). "Pole, John de la, earl of Lincoln (c.1460–1487)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/22449.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.) The first edition of this text is available at Wikisource: "Pole, John de la (1464?–1487)" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
  • Richardson, Douglas (2011). Everingham, Kimball G. (ed.). Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. I (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City. ISBN 1449966373.
  • 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
Preceded by
William FitzAlan
Earl of Arundel
1487–1524
Succeeded by
William FitzAlan
Baron Maltravers
(writ of acceleration)

1482–1524
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