Philippa Fitz Alan

Female 1373 - 1399  (~ 26 years)

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  • Name Philippa Fitz Alan 
    Born ca 1373  Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Source:
      Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), 334.
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Sep 1399 
    • Sources:
      Inquisitiones Post Mortem, 17 Ric. II., 53; 21 Ric. II., 50; 1 H. IV., 14, 23, 24.

    Buried Saint Mary Chapel of Colquite, St Mabyn, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wikipedia:,_10th_Earl_of_Arundel#Marriages_and_children

      Richard FitzAlan, 10th Earl of Arundel and 8th Earl of Surrey married twice:

      Firstly, on 9 February 1321 at Havering-atte-Bower, to Isabel le Despenser (born 1312, living 1356, and may have died circa 1376-7). At that time, the future earl was either eight or fifteen, and his bride nine years old. Later he repudiated this bride, and was granted an annulment by Pope Clement VI in December 1344 on the grounds that he had been underage and unwilling. By this marriage, Richard and Isabel had one son (when Richard was either fourteen or twenty-one, and Isabel fifteen), who was bastardized by the annulment:

      Sir Edmund de Arundel, knt (b ca 1327; d 1376-1382), bastardized by the annulment. Edmund was nevertheless knighted, married at the age of twenty, in the summer of 1347 Sybil de Montacute, a younger daughter of William Montacute, 1st Earl of Salisbury and Catherine Grandison, whose elder sister Elizabeth was married to his maternal uncle, of whom it was said he arranged.

      Edmund protested his bastardization bitterly in 1347, but was apparently ignored. After his father's death in 1376, Edmund disputed his half-brother Richard's inheritance of the earldom and associated lands and titles in 1376 and apparently tried to claim the six manors allotted to his deceased mother. He was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1377, and finally freed through the intervention of two of his brothers-in-law (his wife's brother John de Montacute and the second husband of Elizabeth de Montacute, Lady Le Despencer). They had three daughters who were his co-heiresses and who brought a failed suit in 1382 against their half-uncle the Earl:

      1.Elizabeth (or Alice) de Arundel, who married Sir Leonard Carew (1343-1369)of Mohuns Ottery in Devon, feudal lord of Carew Castle in Pembrokeshire and lord of the manor of Moulsford in Berkshire. From Alice are descended all the members of the prominent and widespread Carew family, except Carew of Beddington in Surrey, descended from one of Sir Leonard's great-uncles.

      2. Philippa de Arundel (died 18 May 1452), who married (as his 2nd wife) Sir Richard Sergeaux, Knt, of Colquite, Cornwall. A Victorian historical novel ascribes the following five children to her:

      Richard, born 21 December 1376, and died childless, 24 June 1396;

      Elizabeth, born 1379, wife of Sir William Marny;
      Philippa, born 1381, wife of Robert Passele;
      Alice, born at Kilquyt, 1 September 1384, wife of Guy de Saint Albino;

      Joan, born 1393, died 21 February 1400.

      "Philippa became a widow, 30 September 1393, and died 13 September 1399."

      3. Alice Sergeaux, later Countess of Oxford (c. 1386-18 May 1452), who married 1stly Guy de St Aubyn of St. Erme, Cornwall, and 2ndly about 1406-7 (as his 2nd wife) the 11th Earl of Oxford and widower of Alice de Holand (dsp. 1406, niece of Henry IV), and was the mother of two sons by him:

      John de Vere, 12th Earl of Oxford

      Robert de Vere, whose grandson, John, became the 15th Earl of Oxford.
    Person ID I36004  Master File
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2016 

    Father Sir Edmund Fitz Alan,   b. ca 1327, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1376-1382  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Sybill de Montagu,   b. ca 1330 
    Family ID F14833  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sir Richard Sergeaux,   b. Erwan, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sept. 1393, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Dame Philippa Sergeaux,   b. ca 1373, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1420  (Age ~ 47 years)
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F14832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart