Biography of William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544

Timeline

On 17 Feb 1466 Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 (16) and Margaret Woodville Countess Arundel were married.

In 1476 William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 was born to Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 (26) and Margaret Woodville Countess Arundel.

After 1501 William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (25) and Elizabeth Willoughby Baroness Dinham -1509 were married.

Before 1510 Elizabeth Willoughby Baroness Dinham -1509 died

On 15 Feb 1510 William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (34) and Anne Percy Countess Arundel 1485-1552 were married.

On 23 Apr 1512 Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580 was born to William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (36) and Anne Percy Countess Arundel 1485-1552.

On 25 Oct 1524 Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 (74) died. His son William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (48) succeeded as 18th Earl Arundel (Sussex), 8th Baron Maltravers (1C 1330), 8th Baron Arundel (1C 1377). Anne Percy Countess Arundel 1485-1552 by marriage Countess Arundel (Sussex).

In 1525 William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (49) was appointed 285th Knight Garter: Henry VIII.

Knighting of Henry Fitzroy

On 18 Jun 1525 Henry Fitzroy (6), Henry VIII's illegitimate son, was created 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, 1st Earl Lincoln (7C 1525) at Bridewell Palace by his father Henry VIII (33).
Henry Clifford 1st Earl Cumberland 1493-1542 (31) was created 1st Earl Cumberland, Warden of the West Marches and Governor Carlisle Castle.
Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (29) was created 1st Marquess Exeter (1C 1525).
Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 (33) was created 1st Earl Rutland (3C 1525).
Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland 1478-1527 carried the Sword of State. Thomas More Chancellor Speaker 1478-1535 (47) read the patents of nobility. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545, Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset 1477-1530 (47),
Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (51), William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (49) and John Vere 14th Earl Oxford 1499-1526 (25) attended.
Around 18 Jun 1525 Henry Clifford 2nd Earl Cumberland 1517-1570 (7) and Eleanor Brandon 1519-1547 were married at Bridewell Palace.

In 1526 William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (50) was appointed as Lord Chamberlain.

On 03 Aug 1533 Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 (17) made her formal entrance into London.
The Diary of Henry Machyn, Citizen and Merchant-Taylor of London, 1550-1563, describes the event:
The third day of August, the Queen came riding to London and so to the Tower. She made her entrance at Aldgate, which was hanged with a great number of streamers hanging about the said gate; and all the streets into Leadenhall and unto the Tower were laid with gravel, and all the crafts of London stood in a row, with their banners and streamers hanging over their heads. Her Grace came, preceded by the Mayor of London carrying the mace and the Earl of Arundel (57) carrying the sword, and all the trumpets blowing. After the Queen came the Lady Elizabeth (-1), and after her the Duchess of Norfolk (36), and after her the Gertrude Blount Countess Devon 1503-1558{Marchioness of Exeter} and other ladies. And after them the aldermen, and then the guard with bows and javelins, and all the rest who departed from Aldgate in green and white, and red and white, and blue and green, to the number of three thousand horses and spears and javelins.
Strype’s Complete History of England describes Mary's entrance to the Tower:
There met her as humble supplicants the Duke of Norfolk (59), who had been a prisoner ever since his son the Earl of Surrey (59) was put to death by King Henry the (42); Edward Courtenay (6), son of the Marquis of Exeter (37) who was executed in the year 1538; Gardiner (50), deprived of his Bishopric of Winchester about two years before; and the Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset 1497-1587. They presented themselves on their knees, and Gardiner in the name of them all, made a congratulatory speech to the Queen, who kindly raised them one after another, saluted them, saying they were her own proper prisoners and ordered their immediate discharge. The next day she restored Courtenay (6) to the honor of his family. Gardiner (50) not only obtained his bishopric again but on the 23rd of August following was made Lord Chancellor, even though he had formerly subscribed to the Sentence of Divorce against the Queen’s mother and had written in defense of King Henry’s proceedings.

Trial of Anne Boleyn

On 15 May 1536 Queen Anne Boleyn (35) tried at the King's Hall in the Tower of London. .
Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (62) was appointed Lord High Steward and presided. Henry Howard 1516-1547 (20) attended. Henry Pole 1st Baron Montagu 1492-1539 was one of the judges. Elizabeth Browne Countess Worcester 1502-1565 was the principal witness.
The jurors were:
Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545,
Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln 1512-1585,
Thomas Fiennes 9th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1515-1541
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (48),
Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 (44),
John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt 1480-1562,
Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland 1498-1549 (38),
Henry Parker 11th Baron Marshal, 10th Baron Morley 1476-1556,
Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby 1509-1572 (27),
Thomas Stanley 2nd Baron Monteagle 1507-1560,
John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (65),
Thomas Wentworth 1st Baron Wentworth 1501-1551,
Henry Somerset 2nd Earl Worcester 1496-1549 (40),
Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland 1478-1527,
Thomas Burgh 7th Baron Cobham Sternborough, 5th Baron Strabolgi, 1st Baron Burgh 1488-1550,
Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (40),
William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (60),
Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580 (24),
Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon 1488-1544 (48),
Edward Powers Lord Powers,
William Sandys 1st Baron Sandys Vyne 1470-1540 (66),
Thomas Ware,
Andrew Windsor 1st Baron Windsor 1467-1543 (69), and
George Brooke 9th Baron Cobham 1497-1558 (39).

Birth and Christening Edward VI

On 15 Oct 1537 the future Edward VI was christened by John Stokesley Bishop London 1475-1539 (62) at the Chapel Royal in Hampton Court Palace. Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (48) performed the Baptismal Rites, and was appointed Godfather. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (63) and Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 (21) were Godparents.
Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex, 3rd Count Eu -1540 carried the Salt. Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 was Godfather and supported the Marchioness of Exeter. Richard Long 1494-1546 (43) was knighted. Thomas Cromwell 1st Earl Essex 1485-1540, Philip Boteler 1492-1545 (44), John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (66) and John Gage Lord Chamberlain 1479-1556 attended. Mary Scrope 1476-1548 carried Lady Mary's train. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 carried a covered basin. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 carried the canopy.
Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (37) helped his young niece the future Elizabeth I to carry the Crisom. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (41) supported his wife Gertrude Blount Marchioness Exeter 1503-1558 (33) to carry the child. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 (60) bore a taper of virgin wax. William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (61) carried the train of the Prince's robe. Christopher Barker -1550 proclaimed the Prince's titles. Arthur Hopton 1489-1555 (48) attended. .
Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset 1500-1552 (37) was created 1st Earl Hertford (2C 1537), 1st Viscount Beauchamp.
Edward VI King England and Ireland 1537-1553 was created as Duke Cornwall, Earl Chester (9C 1537).
Nicholas Carew KG 1496-1539, Francis Bryan, Anthony Browne 1500-1548 and John Russell 1st Earl Bedford 1485-1555 (52) surrounded the font.
Henry Knyvet of Charlton Wiltshire 1510-1547, Edward Neville 1471-1538, Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley 1508-1549 (28), Richard Long 1494-1546 (43) and John Wallop 1490-1551 (47) carried the canopy.

On 23 Jan 1544 William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (68) died. He was buried at Arundel Castle, Arundel, Sussex. His son Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580 (31) succeeded as 19th Earl Arundel (Sussex), 9th Baron Maltravers (1C 1330), 9th Baron Arundel (1C 1377). Mary Arundell Countess Arundel -1557 by marriage Countess Arundel (Sussex).

In 1552 Anne Percy Countess Arundel 1485-1552 died

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Fitzalan

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 19 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 11 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 17 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 12 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 4 Grand Son of Edward III King England 1312-1377

Kings Scotland: Great x 11 Grand Son of David I King Scotland 1084-1153

Kings Franks: Great x 10 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 6 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314

Ancestry

Father: Thomas Fitzalan 17th Earl Arundel 1450-1524 Great x 3 Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

GrandFather: William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel 1417-1487 Great x 5 Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great GrandFather: John Fitzalan 13th Earl Arundel 1385-1421 Great x 4 Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Fitzalan 2nd Baron Maltravers, 2nd Baron Arundel 1364-1390 Great x 3 Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Fitzalan 2nd Baron Maltravers, 1st Baron Arundel 1348-1379 Great x 2 Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 3 GrandMother: Eleanor Maltravers Baroness Cobham Sternborough, 2nd Baroness Maltravers, Baroness Arundel 1345-1405 Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Despencer Baroness Zouche Harringworth, Baroness Maltravers, Baroness Arundel -1408 Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward Despencer 1st Baron Despencer, 3rd Baron Burghesh 1335-1375 Great x 2 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Burghesh Countess Kildare 1342-1402 Great x 6 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great GrandMother: Eleanor Berkeley Countess Arundel 1382-1455 Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Berkeley 1352-1428 Great x 4 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Rich Berkeley 8th Baron Berkeley 1296-1361 Great x 3 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Clivedon Baroness Berkeley 1310-1385

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Bettershorne

GrandMother: Joan Neville Countess Arundel 1423-1462 Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great GrandFather: Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury 1400-1460 Great Grandson Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 2 GrandFather: Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 Great x 5 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Neville 3rd Baron Neville Raby 1337-1388 Great x 4 Grandson Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Percy Baroness Neville Raby Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 Granddaughter Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 3 GrandFather: John of Gaunt 1st Duke Lancaster 1340-1399 Son Edward III King England 1312-1377

Great x 3 GrandMother: Katherine Roet Duchess Lancaster 1350-1403

Great GrandMother: Alice Montagu 5th Countess Salisbury 1407-1462 Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche, 4th Earl Salisbury 1388-1428 Great x 3 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury 1350-1400 Great x 2 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Francis Countess Salisbury 1364-1424

Great x 2 GrandMother: Eleanor Holland 1386-1413 Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent 1350-1397 Great Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent 1350-1416 Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272

Mother: Margaret Woodville Countess Arundel Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272

GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469

Great GrandFather: Richard Woodville 1385-1441

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Woodville 1341-1403

Great GrandMother: Joan Bittelsgate 1390-1448

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Bittelsgate 1350-

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp 1370-

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Beauchamp 1330-1396

GrandMother: Jacquetta Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 Great x 5 Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great GrandFather: Peter Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol 1390-1433 Great x 4 Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 2 GrandFather: John Luxembourg 1370-1397 Great x 3 Grandson Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 3 GrandFather: Guy Luxembourg I Count Saint-Pol, I Count Ligny 1340-1371 Great x 8 Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England 1068-1135

Great x 3 GrandMother: Mathilde Chatillon 1335-1373 Great x 2 Granddaughter Henry III King England 1207-1272

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Brienne 1365-

Great GrandMother: Margherita Baux 1394-1469 Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandFather: Francesco Baux 1st Duke Andria 1330-1422

Great x 2 GrandMother: Sueva Orsini 1360-1430 Great x 4 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: Nicholas Orsini Count Great x 3 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Jeanne Sabran