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Alan fitz Walter, 2nd High Steward of Scotland

Birthplace: Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: August 24, 1204 (59-68)
Dundonald, Kyle, Ayr, Scotland
Place of Burial: Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter FitzAlan, 1st High Steward of Scotland and Eschina of London
Husband of Eva Crawford, {Fictional}; Alesta nic Morggán, of Mar and Margaret
Father of David FitzAlan; Leonard FitzAlan; Avelina FitzAlan, Countess of Carrick and Walter Fitzalan Stewart, 3rd High Steward of Scotland
Brother of David FitzAlan; Emma FitzAlan; Walter fitz Walter; Simon son of Walter; Margaret and 1 other
Half brother of Aliz of Molle; Eschina of Molle; Cecilia of Molle; Margaret of Molle and Maud of Molle

Occupation: 2nd High Stewart of Scotlad, second hereditary steward of Scotland, 1177-1204., 2nd Great Steward of Scotland, 2nd High Steward of Scotland, High Sheriff of Scotland., Lord of Renfrew. 2nd. High Steward., II High Steward of Scotland
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About Alain son of Walter, 2nd High Steward of Scotland


Second Hereditary Steward of Scotland

Alan son of Walter, the second hereditary steward of Scotland, is the eldest son and heir of Walter son of Alan, the first hereditary steward of Scotland, and his wife Eschina of London. It has been suggested that he may not have been the son of Eschina of London, Foundation for Medieval Genealogy: Scotland, Kings but he actually refers to the souls of his father and mother in a charter by which he confirms possession of certain churches and lands to the monks of Paisley: "pro anima patris mei Walteri et matris mee Eschene". Paisley Registrum: 15


Alan son of Walter died in 1204: "Anno, . . . . . Obiit Alanus filius Walteri." Chronicle of Melrose: p. 105

Bogus Marriage

Alan son of Walter, the second steward of Scotland, is said to have married Eva, daughter of Swan, son of Thor, Lord of Tippermuir and Tranent, but this proposition seems to be founded on a mistaken reading by Duncan Stewart of a charter in the Register of Scone." The Scots Peerage I: 12

Suggested Marriage

According to Wikipedia, Alan son of Walter, the second hereditary steward of Scotland, married Alesta, daughter of Morggán, Earl of Mar, and his wife Ada. Wikipedia: Alan fitz Walter


Evidence from the Register of Paisley Abbey

1177 X 1204: Charter by which Alan son of Walter, dapifer of the King of Scots, confirms possession of certain lands and churches to the monks of Paisley. His confirmation was made for the benefit of the souls of King David and King Malcolm, and for the souls of his father and mother: "pro anima patris mei Walteri et matris mee Eschene". Paisley Registrum: 15

Printed Evidence

  1. Registrum Monasterii de Passelet cartas privilegia conventiones aliaque munimenta complectens a domo fundata A.D.MCLXIII usque ad A.D.MDXXIX, etc. (Maitland Club, Edinburgh, MDCCCXXXII), 440 pp. plus Appendix and Index
  2. Liber Sancte Marie de Melros. Munimenta Vetustiora Monasterii Cisterciensis de Melros. Tomus Primus. (Bannatyne Club, Edinburgh, M. DCCC.XXVII), 321 pp. plus Indexes and Illustrations
  3. Liber S, Marie de Calchou. Registrum Cartarum Abbacie Tironensis de Kelso. 1113-1567. (Bannatyne Club, Edinburgh, MDCCCXLVI), 582 pp. including indexes
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Alain son of Walter, 2nd High Steward of Scotland's Timeline

Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Carrick, Galloway, Scotland
August 24, 1204
Age 64
Dundonald, Kyle, Ayr, Scotland
Age 64
Paisley Abbey, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Birth: 1126
Renfrewshire, Scotland
Death: 1204
East Ayrshire, Scotland

Alan Fitz Walter was the 2nd High Steward of Scotland serving from 1178 - 1204:
"The title of High Steward or Great Steward was given in the 12th century first to Walter Fitzalan, Alan Fitz Walter's father, whose descendants became the House of Stewart. In 1371, the last High Steward inherited the throne, and thereafter the title of High Steward of Scotland has been held as a subsidiary title to that of Duke of Rothesay, held by the heir-apparent. Thus, currently, The Prince of Wales is High Steward of Scotland, sometimes known as the Prince and Great Steward of Scotland." ~ Wikipedia ~

Important life accomplishments of Alan Fitz Walter:
1. Alan served as an appointed deputy to William the Lion, King of Scots.
2. During Alan's lifetime his family acquired the Isle of Bute and built Rothesay Castle.
3. Alan accompanied Richard the Lionheart on the Third Crusade, from which he returned to Scotland in July 1191.
4. Alan became a patron of the Knights Templar and is responsible for expanding Templar influence in Scotland.

FYI... ALL six of the first 'High Stewards of Scotland' were buried at Paisley Abbey.

Family links:

Walter FitzAlan (____ - 1177)
Eschyna de Molle Londoniis FitzAlan (1107 - 1186)
Margaret DeGalloway (1130 - 1182)*
Walter Stewart (1180 - 1241)*
Alan FitzWalter (1126 - 1204)
Christina le Stewart de Brus (1165 - ____)**

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