5910374. Sir Thomas de Strikland & 5910375. Cecily de Welle
Aft. 1299, Thomas de Strikeland born in England, s/o 11820748. Sir Walter de Strickland & 11820749. Matilda ?.
~1306, Cecily born in England, d/o 2498744. Baron Adam de Welles & 2498745. Joan d’Engayne. [This is the best timeline fit, and she would have a living paternal aunt named Cicely who could have been her godmother.]
Bef. 1323, Thomas married to Cecily.
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.
By 1335, Thomas knighted.
11/3/1335, Commission of oyer and terminer to Richard de Wylughby, … on complaint by Henry son of Hugh, knight, … had impounded certain cattle for trespass at Mikelton in Tesdale, co. York, Robert de Clyfford, knight, Peter Tyliol, Thomas de Strikland, knight, … and others broke his compound … (S) CPRs.
1345, Thomas heir to his father.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
5/12/1359, Commitment to Roger de Clifford, ' chivaler,' and Thomas de Strikeland, ' chivaler,' of the wardship of the lands and heir of John son of Thomas de Roos of Kendale, which are in the king's hand for certain causes, to hold the same, together with the issues of the lands since the death of John, until it be decided whether the lands ought to pertain to the king by name of wardship or to Katharine late the wife of the said John, who asserts that they pertain to her for life. (S) CFRs.
10/1359, King Edward, sailing from Sandwich to Calais with 1,100 ships, invaded France, eventually taking Saint-Florentin and Tonnerre. Edward reached Paris, setting the suburbs on fire, before turning back to Brittany [Edward decided a siege of Paris was not feasible.]
1360, Thomas, for his zeal in the service of the Crown chiefly in Ireland and in France, had a licence from the King to impark his woods in Helsington, Levens and Hackthorpe containing 300 acres. (S) Some Account of English Deer Parks, 1867, Shirley, P225.
1362, Widowed daughter Catherine assigned to her father Thomas the wardship of her daughter Elizabeth (1477593).
1363, Thomas and Ranulph de Dacre, lord of Gilesland, contracted marriage between Thomas’ son Walter and Ranulph’s niece Margaret de Latham.
1375, A plea concerning property in Great Strickland against Sir Thomas de Strickland (the husband of Cecily de Welles). (S) NEH&GR, 1942, P124.
3/14/1378, Thomas pardoned for having acquired a tenement called Ravewyk in Applewaite without license.
1378, Thomas, knt. of Sizergh castle, Westmoreland died.
1379 at Preston in Kendal, deed of Cecily relict of Thomas de Strickland, knight, appointing her son Thomas de Strickland to be steward of all her lands, etc. in Westmoreland. (S) 10th Report, G.B. Royal Commission.
4/11/1381, Release by Lord Roger de Clifford, to Cecily, relict of Thomas de Stirkeland, knight, and to Thomas de Stirkeland, her son, of all his right in a sum of £8, in which the said Cecily was bound to Sir Ralph de Dacre. (S) Reports By Great Britain, Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, P226.
8/15/1388, Cecile widow of Thomas de Stirkeland appoints her son Thomas de Stirkeland Steward of all her lands and tenements in Westmoreland. (S) UKNA.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P643. (S) Gen. & Heraldic Hist., Burke, 1834, P56.
Children of Thomas and Cecily:
i. Thomas de Stirkeland, born ~1325 in England.
ii. Katherine de Strictland (2955187), born ~1330 in England.
iii. William de Strictland (1477574), born 1336 in England.
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