Simon ‘of Norfolk’ FitzAlan

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Simon ‘of Norfolk’ FitzAlan

Birthplace: Dol, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France
Death: after 1163
Scotland (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Alan fitzFlaald, Sheriff of Shropshire; Avelina de Hesding, domina Norton and N.N.
Husband of Eschyna Fitzalen
Father of Sir Hugo De Padvinau, Chieftian and Robert Boidh, of Gavin and Risk
Brother of Flaald FitzAlan of Monmouth; William FitzAlan, Sheriff of Shropshire; Walter FitzAlan, 1st High Steward of Scotland; Sibil FitzAlan and Jordan FitzAlan, Seneschal of Dol

Occupation: Dapifer (steward)
Managed by: Kira Rachele Jay
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About Simon ‘of Norfolk’ FitzAlan


Simon fitz Alan (died c. 1200) was a 12th-century noble who was the ancestor of the Boyds. Simon was the third son of the Breton knight, Alan fitz Flaad, feudal lord of Oswestry, by his spouse Aveline, daughter of Ernoulf de Hesdin.[1][2]

Simon followed his brother Walter fitz Alan into Scotland in the service of King David I. Simon witnessed Walter's foundation charter to the monastery of Paisley Abbey in 1160, in which he is designated as "frater Walterii, filii Alani, dapiferi".

He had a son Robert, who styled himself Boyt.


Does not appear in the Scots Peerage

The Scots peerage founded on Wood's ed. of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom.Published 1904 by D. Douglas in Edinburgh .  Vol Vl, page 10


  1. Round, J. H., Studies in Peerage, p.123
  2. Barrow, G. W. S.; Harrison, B., Stewart family (per. c. 1110–c. 1350, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.), Oxford University Press, doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/8063, retrieved 16 February 2009

Another Ancestry entry has the birth place as "Alan Fitz, , , Scotland"

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Simon ‘of Norfolk’ FitzAlan's Timeline

Dol, Ille-et-Vilaine, Bretagne, France
Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 49
Scotland (United Kingdom)
Renfrew, Scotland