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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Baron John le Strange & Ankaret le Boteler

2955026. Baron John le Strange & 2955027. Ankaret le Boteler

1/3/1306, John Lestrange born in England, s/o 5910052. Fulk le Straung & 5910053. Eleanor Giffard.

7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.

~1310, Ankaret born in England, d/o 7606056. William le Boteler & 5910052. Ela de Herdeburgh.

1318, IPM of Guy de Glasleye. Guy, who held of the heir of John le Straunge, a minor and in the king’s wardship. (S) CIsPM.

1/23/1324, Writ for IPM of Fulk Lestraunge alias Extraneus, le Straung. Southampton: Chalghton. The manor … Salop: Wrocworthyn. The manor … Sutton. The manor … Corfham. The castle and Culmynton member thereof … Whitchurch (de Albo Monasterio). The manor … Nottingham: Thornhagh. A third part of the manor … John, son of the said Fulk and Eleanor, aged 18 and more, is their next heir … (S) CIsPM.

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.

8/1/1325, Commitment to John, son and heir of Fulk Lestraunge, tenant in chief, of the wardship of the lands late of his said father, in the king's hand by his minority, to hold from Midsummer last until his lawful age. (S) CFRs.

1/25/1327, John of age and by fine of £400 granted license to marry “whomsoever he will.”

1327, John Extraneo a “valettus regis”, King’s yeoman, at the court of Edward II.

1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.

2/12/1327, IPM of John Giffard, otherwise John de Brymmesfeld. Gloucester: … John son of Fulk le Straunge and of Eleanor (5910053) his wife, sister of the said John Giffard, and James son of Nicholas de Audeleye, son of Katherine (23641865), another sister of the said John Giffard, are his next heirs; and the said John le Straunge (2955026) was aged 19 years at Christmas last, and James de Audeleye (5910466) aged 14 years at Michaelmas last. (S) CIsPM. [1322, John hanged for treason at Gloucester.]

2/26/1327, John given siezen of his father’s lands.

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.

1328, Writ of certiorari for IPM of John Giffard of Brymesfeld. [See 2/12/1327] John Lestrange was 21 years old at Christmas then last past, and the said James was 14 years old at Michaelmas then last past… (S) CIsPM.

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.

~1330, John married to Ankaret [eventual heir of her father when her 2 brothers died without issue.]

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, where she was placed under house arrest.

5/7/1331, Order to pay to John Lestrange, king's yeoman,—to whom the king, on 9 November last, committed the custody of the castle of Coneweye during good behaviour, receiving therefor the usual fees and wages—the arrears of his fees and wages. (S) CCRs.

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.

7/19/1333, Battle of Halidon Hill, a small rise of 600 ft. 2 miles to the north-west of Berwick. Scots under Sir Archibald Douglas defeated by forces of Edward III.

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.

6/24/1335, King Edward, leaving from Carlisle, ravaged towns throughout Scotland. Edward was supported by Edward Balliol of Scotland, launching a 2nd attack from Berwick.

1335, King Edward again into Scotland in support of Edward Balliol. The Scots refused to meet the large force in open battle, and instead ravaged towns throughout Scotland.

8/15/1335, The Scots requested a peace meeting with King Edward.

1336, John at the siege of Dunbar castle by William Montagu, earl of Salisbury. [After 5 months the English withdrew.].

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.

12/5/1342, The Earl of Arundel lead the English siege (4th of the year, others were by opposing French forces) of Vannes in Brittany. The siege ended with a truce on 1/19/1343. [9/1343, the English retook the town through internal support by the citizens.]

4/20/1344, “Johanni Lestraung” summoned to Parliament.

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.

7/12/1346, King Edward landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy, which marched north plundering the countryside. King Philip VI, with 8000 horsemen and 4000 Genoese crossbowmen pursued.

7/26/1346 at Caen, capital of Normandy, King Edward’s forces captured the city; and Raoul, Count of Eu, Constable of France, and Jean de Tancarville, Grand Chamberlain of France.

8/26/1346, John fought at the battle of Crecy, north of Paris, in the 2nd division commanded by the Earl of Arundel. Edward III vs. Philip VI, heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon, and also saw the use of the ribauldequin, an early cannon, by the English. The English longbowmen could fire much more quickly than the Genoese, with a killing range of 250 yards.

9/1346, The English began the year-long siege of the port of Calais. [Ended 8/1347, held by the English until 1558.]

1347, John with the earl of Arundel and his contingent of 304 men at the siege of Calais.

3/11/1347 at London, John Lestraunge (2955026) of Whitchirch arranged marriage of his son Fulk with Elizabeth, the daughter of Sir Ralph, Baron of Stafford (30422828) … and John shall enfeoff Fouk and Elizabeth with 200 marks of land … lands with the fees and advowsons which John holds whether jointly with Enkarette his wife or alone …  Ralph for the said marriage shall give John £1,000 … Ralph grants that if Elizabeth live to the age of 13 years … Witnesses: Sir William de Clynton (3803074), earl of Huntingdon, Sir William de Shareshull, Sir Richard de Stafford, Sir Thomas de Ferrers [future husband of Ankaret] … (S) CCRs.

6/16/1347, … Wherefore the king has appointed John Lestraunge, his serjeant at arms, … to arrest … (S) CPRs.

9/1/1347, Commitment to John de Cherleton and John Lestraunge of Whitchirche of the keeping of the castle of Cans and the lands late of  Beatrice late the wife of Peter Corbet of Caus, deceased. (S) CFRs.

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.

11/1348, John le Straunge, baron, granted an indult for plenary remission at the hour of death. (S) Petitions to the Pope, V16, 7 Clement VI, f.23d.

7/21/1349, John died in the Plague.

7/27/1349, Order to escheators in the counties of Salop, Gloucester, Southampton, and Wilts, to take, into the king's hand the lands late ofJohn Lestraunge of Whitchirche, deceased, tenant in chief, and to make inquisition thereon. (S) CFRs.


Ankaret married 2nd Thomas de Ferrers, s/o 2498688. Lord William de Ferrers & 2498689. Ellen de Seagrave .

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.

Family notes:

·         This John is commonly referred to as “of Whitchurch” and “of Blancminster”.

·         Contempoary: John Lestraunge of Muddle/Mudele; John Lestraunge of county Norfolk (d.1359, brother Ralph his heir); John le Straunge of Chesewarthyn (d.1332), heir John de Leybourn, s/o Lucy his sister.

Children of John and Ankaret:

i. Fulk le Strange, born ? in England.

1347, Fulk married Elizabeth, d/o 30422828. Earl Ralph de Stafford & 30422829. Margaret de Audley.

Fulk died without issue, his brother John his heir.

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.

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.

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