The Beaumont family held the castle until 1242.
My Fitzalan line takes me as far as John Fitzalan whose brother was executed for his part in the Lords Appellant, a plot to rid Richard II of his favourties.
Anyway, let's get around to the point of today's post which is a study of surnames and social mobility in England between 1170–2012. Evidently, if your ancestors descend from the upper classes in England at the time of the Battle of Hastings you are more likely to be upper-class today. Also in another study by the University of California and the London School of Economics, it was found that social status in England is strongly inherited. So what happened to me then?
Either these studies are
A) Not correct. Since I can prove a direct family link to the first image, which is Arundel Castle and to the second, which is Warwick Castle why am I living in a normal everyday house in a pretty English village
B) Is correct. Then something has gone horribly wrong !!!
Either way, I expect to receive my inheritance very shortly.