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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

2105600 Stratford-Monhault

2105600. Sir Stephen de Stratford & 2105601. Elizabeth Monhault

~1300, Stephen born in England, s/o 4211200. John Stratford.

1304, Elizabeth born in England, d/o 4211202. Adam de Monhault & 4211203. Isabel ?.

1306, Elizabeth, age 2, inherited Sulgrave Manor, Northamptonshire on the death of her father. (S) Sulgrave Manor and the Washingtons, Smith, 2003, P38.

[At this time any person holding land to the yearly value of £25, or more was obliged to take the title and obligations of a Knight.]

1330, Stephen in records of 3 Edward III. (S) A Calendar to the Feet of Fines for London & Middlesex, Hardy & Page, 1892, P105.

1331, Stephen petitioned in parliament for restoration of property confiscated by King Edward II. Edward III granted 537£ for the soul of his father and his own. (S) Archbishop John Stratford, Haines, 1986, P29.

1337, Stephen, knt., in records of 10 Edward III.

Stephen died before his father.

1345, Elizabeth died.

(S) 1623 Visitation of Gloucester by Henry Chitty. (S) Notes and Queries, Thomas, 1863, P193.

Family notes:
• “R.cepit homagium Steph de Stratford fil & her Elizabeth de Mohant.” This relates to a water corn mill and some land at Sulgrave in Northamptonshire. (S) Notes and Queries, William John Thomas, et. al., Oxford Univ. Press, 1850.
• An interesting note: Pres. George Washington’s lineage is traced back to the Washington’s of Sulgrave.

Children of Stephen and Elizabeth:

i. Stephen Stratford, born born ~1325 in England.
1345, Stephen, heir to Elizabeth his mother, “did homage for her lands in Sulgrave, held in capite by the service of half a knight’s fee.”
1365, Stephen mentioned in public records associated with the family land. (S) Calendar of the Patent Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office, 1973, P90.
1371, Stephen sold Culworth Manor, Sulgrave, to Sir Henry Ardern.

ii. John Stratford (1052800), born ~1330 in England.