2955026. John le Strange & 2955027. Ankaret le Boteler
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~1300, Ankaret born in England, d/o 5910054. William le Boteler & 5910052. Ela de Herdeburgh.
1/3/1306, John Extraneo born in England, s/o 5910052. Fulk le Straung & 5910053. Eleanor Giffard.
John a “valettus regis”, King’s yeoman, at the court of Edward II.
6/2/1325, the Sheriff of Salop directed to receive from John, son of Fulk le Strange, tenant-in-chief, security for the payment of 600 marks annually to the King until he comes of age.
1/25/1327, John of age and by fine of £400 granted license to marry “whomsoever he will.”
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
2/26/1327, John given siezen of his father’s lands.
John married to Ankaret [eventual heir of her father when her 2 brothers died without issue.]
5/20/1327, Licence for William le Butiller of Wemme to enfeoff … manor of Didynton, … to re-grant it to the said William … with remainder to John Lestraunge of Blankmostier and Ankareta, his wife … (S) CPRs.
7/12/1327, John was awarded £90 for oak trees taken from his land for use of the king at Porchester castle.
3/6/1329, allowance made by the Exchequer paid to John le Strange, the late King’s yeoman, detained by illness at the manor of Hoxne.
12/3/1329, King Edward III allows “his beloved valet, John le Strange” to have view of frankpledge over his tenants of Medle [essentially the ability to “police” them.]
1330, “valetto suo Johanni Lestraunge” had a grant grom the King of the ville of Nefin, North Wales.
10/23/1330, John summoned to Parliament.
12/1330, John a knight chosen to escort deposed Queen Isabella from Berkhamnsted to her son King Edward III at Windsor.
1/30/1333, a grant of free warren was given to John for all his lands in Salop, Hants, Gloucester, and Chester.
3/21/1333, John summoned “equis et armis” to Newcastle-on-tyne to repel and invasion of Scots.
3/2/1334, Appointment of John Lestraunge and … to arrest and bring to the king … (S) CPRs.
3/27/1335, John summoned with horses and arms to Newcastle-on-tyne.
4/20/1344, “Johanni Lestraung” summoned to Parliament.
1335–1336, John fought in Scottish campaigns.
10/6/1337, John an heir of his maternal uncle John Giffard of a moiety of the manor of Assheton.
7/30/1338, Commission of oyer and terminer to John Lestraunge of Whitchurche, ... (S) CPRs.
1342, John fought in France with the earl of Arundel in the seige of Vannes in Brittany.
1/9/1345, Whereas, in view of the threatened invasion of England by the king’s enemies, French and Scots, … all men holding a lay fee … shall be assessed to arms … Richard, earl of Arundel, John de Leybourne and John Lestraunge, Salop … (S) CPRs.
7/4/1345, “Johanni Lestraunge baneretto de Com’ Salop” summoned “equis et armis” to be ready to cross the sea with the king.
7/15/1346, Pardon, for good service done to the king and especially at the present time in his passage to Normandy, whereof he is appealed, and of any consequent outlawry. … John Lestraunge of Blaunkmonster. By K. (S) CPRs.
8/26/1346, John fought at the battle of Crecy in the 2nd division commanded by the Earl of Arundel.
1347, John with the earl of Arundel and his contingent of 304 men at the siege of Calais.
3/12/1347, John Lestraunge of Whitchirch arranged marriage of his son Fulk with Elizabeth, the daughter of Sir Ralph, Baron of Stafford [later Earl of Stafford.] John and Ankaretta his wife enfeoffed certain persons in manors in Salop.
6/16/1347, … Wherefore the king has appointed John Lestraunge, his serjeant at arms, … to arrest … (S) CPRs.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
7/6/1348, John on a commission of oyer and terminer about counterfitting of the king’s silver.
7/21/1349, John died in the Plague.
Ankaret married 2nd Thomas de Ferrers, s/o William.
7/1353, Thomas died. [No children.]
2/3/1356, … as parson of the church of Ightefeld, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, on the presentation of Ankeretta late the wife of John Lestraunge .. (S) CPRs.
10/8/1361, Ankaret died.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P89. (S) A Chronicle of the Early Le Stranges, Le Strange, 1916.
• This John is commonly referred to as “of Whitchurch” and “of Blancminster”.
• John Lestraunge of Muddle/Mudele is very active at this same time.
• John Lestraunge of county Norfolk is very active at this same time.
Children of John and Ankaret:
i. Fulk le Strange, born ? in England.
Fulk died without issue.
ii. John le Strange, born 4/19/1332 in Whitchurch, Salop, England.
~1325, Mary born in England, d/o Sir Edmund FitzAlan & Alice de Warenne.
1340, John Governor of Cricciaeth castle. (S) Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1863, P195.
1/28/1344, Grant to John son of John Lestraunge of Blaunkmonster, king’s clerk, … (S) CPRs.
2/16/1344, Commission to John de Leybourne, … touching a petition to the king by John son of John Lestraunge of Whitcherche, … (S) CPRs.
3/10/1346, John a seargent at arms to the King. (S)The History of the Wine Trade in England, 1906, P241.
John hier to his older brother Fulk Lestraunge.
Bef. 1354, John married Mary.
4/3/1360, John summoned to Parliament.
5/12/1361, John died.
1364, Mary granted a “papal indult for plenary remission”.
8/29/1396, Mary died.
iii. Eleanor le Strange (1477513), born ~1340 in England.
iv. Hamon le Strange, born ? in England.