Some corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage: Volume 5: FitzAlan


Volume 5, page 393, note d (as modified by volume 14):
Alan [Sir Alan fitz Brian of Bedale (killed c. 1267)] was s. and h. of Brian fitz Alan (living 17 July 1242), who married Alice, da. of Gilbert Hansard, of Evenwood and Hurworth-0n-Tees, co. Durham ... Brian was s. and h. of Alan fitz Brian (who died before Michaelmas 1189), by (----), Lady of Bainton, one of the four sisters and coheirs of Geoffrey Haget, and da. of Bertram Haget, both of Wighill, Bainton, and Healaugh, co. York ... Alan was s. and h. of Brian fitz Alan, living 1242.
See also C.T. Clay, "Origins of the FitzAlans of Bedale", Yorks. Arch. Soc. J., vol. xxx, 1931, pp. 281-90; Early Yorks. Families, Yorks Arch. Soc., Rec. Ser., vol. 135, 1973, p. 27.

Volume 14 deleted the incorrect identification of the earliest Brian fitz Alan as a brother of Conan, Duke of Brittany, substituting "living 1242". But this date evidently arises out of confusion with his grandson of the same name (cf. the text above). According to K. S. B. Keats-Rohan [Domesday Descendants, p. 860], this Brian fitz Alan was succeeded by his son Alan, c. 1171.

[This error was pointed out by Richard Borthwick in June 1999; the question was further discussed by Cris Nash and Kay Allen.
Item last updated: 11 February 2003.]