WALTER FITZ ALAN 1106-1177 was the 1st hereditary High Steward of Scotland and described as "a Norman by culture and by blood a Breton". He was the third son of a Breton knight, ALAN FITZ FLAAD, feudal lord of Oswestry, by his spouse AVELINE, daughter of Ernoulf de Hesdin. http://www.MemoryMakerTravelResource.com
(Breton: Yann Iañ ar Ruz, French: Jean I le Roux; c. 1217/18 – 8 October 1286), due to the colour of his beard, was Duke of Brittany from 1237 to his death and 2nd Earl of Richmond in 1268. He was the son of Duke Peter I, Duke of Brittany jure uxoris and Alix of Thouars, hereditary Duchess of Brittany.He experienced a number of conflicts with the Bishop of Nantes and the Breton clergy.He joined Louis IX of France in the Eighth Crusade in 1270, and survived the plague that killed the king.