5910052. Lord Fulk le Straung & 5910053. Eleanor Giffard
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1268, Fulk born in Longnor, Shropshire, England, 2nd s/o 11820104. Robert Le Straung & 11820105. Alianore de Blancminster.
8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.
1275, Eleanor born in Brimsfield, Gloucestershire, England, d/o 11820106. John Giffard & 11820107. Maud de Clifford.
6/18/1289, Fulk, age 21 or 22, succeeded his old brother John [who died at 23] of “a very considerable inheritance”. The manor was held in service to Earl Warren. (S) The Battle Abbey Roll, 1889, P4.
10/2/1289, Fulk received seisin of Sutton Manor, which his father had given him before going on crusade.
1294, Fulk licensed to cut down £40 of timber in Chawton forest.
7/14/1294, Licence for Fulk le Strange, going on the king’s service to to Gascony, to sell, cut down … wood … out of his wood of Chalghton … forest of Porcestre ….(S) CPRs. [King Edward was involved in a long war to protect lands in Gascony from Philip IV of France.]
1299, Eleanor, age 24, coheir of her mother’s lands held by her father, received the castle of Corfham and the manor of Culmington in Wales.
4/1/1300, … ordered … to cause all and singular of … knights, esquires or others having 40£ yearly of land … to provide themselves with horses and arms … be with the king at Carlisle at Midsummer next, ready to set out with him at his wages against the Scots … Chester, with Hugh de Aldithelegh and Fulk le Estrange. (S) Calendar of Close Rolls.
2/10/1301, Fulco le Estraunge, Dominus de Corsham, signed the letter to the Pope.
Fulk married Eleanor.
Bef. 6/1306, Fulk heir to the estates and Lord of Whitchurch upon his mother’s death.
6/12/1306, Fulco le Estraunge and his wife Alianore deforciants of Robert de Bracy.
2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.
1/13/1309, Fulk summoned to Parliament as 1st Baron Blackmere [the name comes from a lake adjoining Whitchurch.]
5/28/1309, Fulk attended the tournament at Stepney at which John le Strange, his cousin attended; both in the retinue of the Earl of Lancaster.
12/18/1309, Fulk le Strange (Extraneus), justice co. Salop. (S) CPRs.
6/18/1310, Fulk summoned to muster at Berwick. [Fulk did not attend. He was summoned again on August 2nd, and again did not attend].
9/19/1310, Fulk sent 2 knights for his proffered service.
5/28/1311, Fulk summoned to Berwick with as many followers as he could raise.
8/8/1311, Fulk summoned to parliament in London [and again November 11th.]
2/13/1312, Fulk summoned to parliament at Westminster.
12/21/1312, Fulk an adherent of Thomas of Lancaster; an order was given to sieze his lands.
10/16/1313, Fulk one of the 472 persons receiving pardons at the parliament for being an adherent of the Earl of Lancaster.
11/6/1313, King Edward II declared a general amnesty for all antagonists in the Powys war, including Fulk le Strange, Guffud de la Pole, who had besieged John de Cherleton at Pool castle. [This escalated attacks between both sides.]
12/23/1313, Fulk summoned and then participated in Edward II’s campaigns in Scotland against Robert the Bruce.
6/30/1314, Fulk summoned to muster at Newcastle and to attend the August parliament at York.
11/12/1315, Commission of oyer and terminer to Thomas, earl of Lancaster, Edmund, earl of Arundel, Fulk le Estraunge and William de Acre, … that Adam Banastre, and many others … commit homicides … county of Lancaster. (S) CPRs.
3/28/1316, Commission to Fulk Lestraunge, William Trussel the elder and William Stafford, to deliver the gaol of Stafford … prisoners … (S) CPRs.
1316, Fulk, Lord of Album Monasterium [Whitchurch], held of Earl Warrenne.
1317, Fulk summoned 3 times to service; each time the army was not fielded.
6/8/1318, Fulk summoned to parliament at Lincoln as a “Majores Barones”.
10/22/1318, Pardon to adherents of the earl of Lancaster … Fulk Lestrante (Extraneo), knight, … (S) CPRs.
12/1318, Fulk was at Haughmond for Christmas where he attested a grant of Edmund, Earl of Arundel.
1319-20, Fulk summoned to parliaments at York.
4/7/1320, Confirmation of a grant by Fulk le Estraunge to Richard le Knyght of Hethe. (S) CPRs.
1/19/1321, Fulk with the Archbishop of York and others to treat for peace with Robert the Bruce. (S) CPRs.
2/6/1322, Fulk by writ to raise men-at-arms and foot soldiers against the Earl of Lancaster. [Then ordered to be at Coventry on 2/28.]
3/10/1322, Fulk with King Edward at the defeat of the forces of Earl Thomas of Lancaster at the river Trent.
3/16/1322, Fulk with the King at the battle of Boroughbridge; the defeat and end of the rebellion of Thomas, earl of Lancaster against King Edward and the Despensers. The royalist forces were defending their position with dismounted men-at-arms and archers against an attacking calvary.
4/11/1322, Fulk appointed Seneschal of Gascony at a salary of £500 and reasonable expenses.
5/6/1322, Fulk le Straunge, going beyond the seas on the king’s service, has letters nominating … (S) CPRs.
7/14/1322, Fulk obtained a license to crenellate his manor of Whitchurch.
Bef. 1/ 23/1323 Eleanor died.
4/4/1323, King Edward II sent “Fulconi l’Estraunge senescallo suo Vasconie” letters in Gascony on how he was to handle complaints of the French King about events occuring.
9/13/1323, Pope John XXII sent a letter to Fulk, whom he called Seneschal of the duchy of Aquitaine.
1/23/1324, Fulk died [possibly in Gascony] seized of 5 manors in Salop and 4 in Southampton.
(S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Eyton, 1860, P25. (S) A Chronicle of the Early Le Stranges, Le Strange, 1916.
Children of Fulk and Eleanor: [3 sons, 1 daughter]
i. John le Strange (2955026), born 1/3/1306 in England. [Heir]
ii. Elizabeth le Strange, born ? in England.
Elizabeth married Robert Corbet of Morton.