2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
2/2/1327, Roger born in England, heir & s/o 15211372. Lord Roger le Strange & 15211373. Maud ?.
By 1326, Aline born in England, d/o 5909944. Sir Edmund FitzAlan & 5909945. Alice de Warenne.
By 3/25/1344, Roger’s mother died.
8/10/1347, After the fall of Calais, Roger’s father became ill and sent for Roger to replace him in France. Roger continued in the retinue of the king until they returned to England. [By rules of the time Roger would have been allowed to display his father’s banner.]
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
7/29/1349, Sir Roger Lestrange succeeded as Lord Strange, Baron of Knockyn on the death of his father.
8/10/1349, IPM of Roger Lestraunge. Cambridge: Middelton. A third part of the manor … held jointly with Maud his wife, who many years ago went the way of all flesh … Salop: Ellesmere in the March of Wales. … He died on Wednesday after St. James last. Roger his son, aged 23 years at the feast of the Purification last, is his heir. (S) CIsPM.
[––Roger & Aline––]
Bef. 7/1351, Roger, 5th Lord Strange of Knockin, Shropshire, married Aline.
7/3/1351, Licence for Miles de Stapelton and Joan (stepmother) his wife, sometime wife of Roger Lestraunge, to lease for life to Roger son and heir of the said Roger all lands of the latter which they hold as her dower … co. Salop … co. Oxford. … Pardon to Miles de Stapelton and Joan his wife, daughter and heir of Oliver de Ingham, … (S) CPRs.
1355, Roger received the revision of the manor of Colham, Middlesex on the death of Nicholas de Cantelowe.
5/4/1355, Roger Lestraunge remitted and quitclaime to the duke of Lancaster all rights in the castle, manor, … Bolynbroke … to the said Roger Lestraunge … Shenstone …
5/12/1355, The duke granted Roger and his heirs an annual rent of 5000 marks to be received from his manor of Halton, co. Chester, upon conditions … (S) Collections for a History of Staffordshire, V16, P58.
1355-82, Roger summoned to parliament.
1355-6, Roger served in France.
10/1/1355, King Edward III landing in Calais, proceeds on raids into Pas de Calais, Artois and Picady.
9/19/1356, Battle of Poitiers in France. Edward, the Black Prince, defeated a larger French and allied army led by King John II of France, leading to the capture of the French king, his son, and much of the French nobility. By treaty, England was permitted to annex much of western France. In addition, France would pay a ransom of 4 million écus for the king.
1359, Roger served in France.
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.]
1361, Roger re-acquired lands he had to surrender in 1355 to Henry, Duke of Lancaster.
By 1365, Roger knighted.
11/25/1365, Commission of oyer and terminer to John Knyvet, … and John de Charleton, on complaint by Roger Lestraunge of Knokyn, ‘chivaler,’ that … broke his park at Middleton, co. Oxford … (S) CPRs.
2/25/1368, Fulk Fitz Waryn, Lord of Whytynton, to Roger Lestrange, Lord of Knokyn. Grant of all his lands and tenements which he has in the town of New Marton. (S) UKNA.
1369, Roger served in France.
8/1369, John, Duke of Lancaster, landed at Calais and won the battle of Balingham Hill, part of the Caroline war, which allied England and Portugal against France and Spain. With little other success due to the weather, dwindling supplies, and the plague, they returned to England.
1372, A licence to entail the manor of Avington granted by Edward III to Sir Roger Lestrange of Knokyn. (S) UKNA.
1/27/1374, Roger Lestraunge of Knokyn, knight, querent, and John Lestraunge of Walton' and Mabel, his wife, deforciants. (S) Feet of Fines, Shropshire.
2/2/1374, Commission to Nicholas Burnell, Roger Lestrange of Knokyn, … to keep the peace and statutes of Wincheter, Northampton and Westminster in the county of Salop ; … to hear and determine all trespasses, … all abuses of measures and weights … (S) CPRs.
12/6/1375, Commission of the peace … Nicholas Burnell, Roger Lestraunge of Knokyn, … Salop. (S) CPRs.
1/1377, Thomas Arundel, Bishop of Ely; Roger le Strange; Richard Scrope; and others of the king's lieges … Complaint about the state of hygiene and other inconveniences suffered by those coming to parliaments and councils who must take lodgings and reside in and around the city of London. (S) UKNA.
2/20/1377, Licence for Roger le Straunge of Knokyn to grant the manor of Eggeswere, held in chief, to Roger, his son, for life. (S) CPRs.
4/29/1377, Commission of array … Nicholas Burnell, James de Audelee, Roger Lestraunge of Knokyn, … Salop. (S) CPRs.
6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, son of the Black Prince, succeeded Edward III as King of England.
1377, Roger Lestraunge (Le Strange) of Knockin. The petitioner requests that he be restored to his lands in Cheshire. (S) UKNA.
7/20/1377, Association of Richard Sergeaux, Thomas Peverell, … James de Audelee, Roger Lestraunge of Knokyn, … commission of array for the county of Cornwall. (S) CPRs.
8/4/1377, Lord Roger le Strange de Knowley summoned to the 1st parliament of Richard II.
5/20/1379, Commission of oyer and terminer to Roger Lestraunge of Knokyn, … Caus, co. Salop, … (S) CPRs.
7/1/1380, Roger, letters of attorney/protection for going abroad.
7/21/1380, Thomas of Woodstock led 5200 men in support of the barons of Brittany, landing at Calais. Roger Lestrange of Knokyn, chivaler, in the army, of which about half were archers, in support of the barons of Brittany. Thomas landed at Calais, from where he advanced on Burgundy and cut a path through northern France in minor skirmishes. (S) Coll’s Hist. Staffordshire, V14, 1893, P228.
11/1380, Roger at the siege of Nantes. Thomas of Woodstock besieged Nantes, but failed to take the town.
1/1381, The army returned to England.
3/8/1382, Commission … to keep the peace … Richard, earl of Arundel, … Nicholas Burnell, Roger Straunge the elder, Hugh Burnell, Roger Straunge the younger … county of Salop. (S) CPRs.
8/23/1382, Roger died at Kenwick’s Wood, Shropshire; his son John his heir.
9/1/1382, Writ for IPM of Roger Lestrange of Knokyn in the counties of Middlesex ; Oxford ; Lincoln ; London ; Buckingham ; Cambridge ; Salop and Stafford and the march of Wales adjacent. (S) CFRs.
9/29/1382, Order to escheator in the county of Salop and the march of Wales adjacent, to deliver to John Lestraunge, 'chivaler,' son and heir of Roger Lestraunge of Knokyn, 'chivaler,' the lands late of his said father, saving to Alina late the wife of Roger her reasonable dower. (S) CFRs.
4/23/1383, Robert de Willoughby (7605684) bound to Lady Aline le Strange (7605687) and Philip le Despenser to enfeoff the said William (3802842) and Lucy (3802843) and their heirs with the manors of Wheatacre, Edgefield, and Walcott in co. Norfolk, or with land of equivalent value. … if the said Lucy, wife of William, Robert's eldest son, and daughter of Aline, should die within 5 years …, Robert and his heirs are to pay to Aline or Philip 400 marks within the 2 years after Lucy's death.
1384, Aline died.
1/20/1385, Alina late the wife of Roger Lestrange of Knockyn, knight: London, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire died.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P789.
Children of Roger and Aline: [5 sons, 2 daughters]
i. John Lestraunge, born ~1352 in England.
John married Maud ?.
2/23/1386, Order to escheator in the counties of Salop and Stafford and the march of Wales adjacent, to cause John Lestraunge, son and heir of Roger Lestraunge of Knokyn, 'chivaler,' and Alina, his wife, to have full seisin of all the lands which the said Alina, (who survived Roger), held.
9/20/1400, Maud died.
5/31/1403, IPM of John son of Roger le Straunge of Knockin. London: … they should revert to Roger Lestraunge as son and heir of John son of Roger. … Richard (b.8/1/1381) son of John son of Roger is heir. (S) CIsPM.
10/10/1403, IPM of Maud widow of John son of Roger le Straunge of Knockin. Oxford: She held the manor of Bicester with the advowson of the priory for life jointly with John her late husband … She died on 20 Sept. 1400. Richard son and next heir of both John and Maud is aged 21 years and more. (S) CIsPM.
ii. Lucy le Strange (3802843), born ~1368 in England.