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ALAN Dapifer, fitzFlaad b 1078 d 1114
Sheriff of Shropshire
(3) ALAN FITZ FLAALD, Sheriff of Shropshire and founder of Sporle Priory.
He married Aveline, daughter of Ernulf de Hesdin, and had three sons - Jordan Fitz Alan;
William Fitz Alan, was made High Sheriff of Shropshire by King Stephen of England in 1137. He married a niece of Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester.His son William (d. c1210) acquired by marriage the Lordship of Clun and he became designated "Lord of Clun and Oswestry". William is ancestor of the FitzAlan Earls of Arundel ; and WALTER FITZ ALAN, First High Steward.
After Alan´s death, Avelina married Robert fitz Walter, Sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, as shown in a grant, dated no earlier than 1126, in of their church at Chipping Norton to Gloucester Abbey.