Monday, July 25, 2011

G24:11820104 le Straung-Blancminster

11820104. Sir Robert le Straung & 11820105. Alianore de Blancminster

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~1240, Robert born in Wales, s/o 121697006. Sir John le Strange III & 121697007. Lucia de Tregoz.

~1245, Eleanor born in England, 2nd d/o §William de Albo de Monasterio, Lord of Whitchurch.

Bef. 6/11/1260, Alianore coheir to her father. (S) CPRs. [The eldest sister Bertreya, of full age, kept herself in the castle. 4 sisters were coheirs.]

1260-1, Robert’s father gave him half of the manor of Litcham, Norfolk; witnessed by his brothers Hamon and Roger, and his brother-in-law, Gruffud ap Gwenwynwyn.

1262-67, Robert’s brother John enfeoffed him with the manors of Rowton and Ellardine.

5/14/1264, Robert and his brothers at the battle of Lewes in support of the king. After the battle, Simon de Montfort ordered them exiled to Ireland.

8/4/1265, Robert fought at Evesham, serving in the barons revolt under Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Goucester, against Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester.

10/19/1265, Robert granted a capital messuage in London formerly belonging to John de Turri, enemy of the king. [His brothers also receiving similar properties.] (S) CPRs.

6/28/1266, The king granted Robert’s request for a pardon for Hugh Corbet for the death of Adam le Ventrer. (S) CPRs.

8/1/1267, Robert exchanged the manors of Rowton and Ellardine with Giles de Erdington acquiring the manors of Marbury, Cheshire; and Halehurst, Salop.

1269, Robert’s father died; his older brother John succeeding in Knokyn [who was married to Joan de Somery; d/o Rogery de Somery & Nicola de Albini.]

Older brother Hamon enfeoffed Robert and his wife with Wrockwardine and Chawton in Hampshire. [The grant of Wrockwardine was not recognized by the king until after Hamon’s death.]

Robert enfeoffed his son Fulk in the manor of Sutton Madock.

1/25/1271, Letters of protection issued to Hamon and Robert, going beyond seas in aid of the Holy Land. (S) CPRs.

8/19/1270 from Dover, Lord Edward and his army left on the 8th crusade.

Robert and his older brother Hamon went on crusade with Prince Edward; leaving after the Prince. [Hamon, who brought 11 knights with him, died on crusade. While on crusade Hamo married Isabelle d’Ybelin, Queen of Cyprus.]

11/10/1270, Lord Edward arrived in Tunis to find that King Louis had died, the crusader forces had been decimated by disease, and King Charles of Sicliy, his uncle by marriage, had already arranged a peace treaty with the emir of Tunis. The French fleet returned the next day.

1/1271, The English army retreated to Sicily.

By 5/1271, Lord Edward moved his forces to Acre; waiting for support to arrive [which never came.]

11/16/1272, Lord Edward ascended to the throne while returning from crusade.

By 8/2/1274, The cursaders had returned to England. [Various groups left at different times and returned by different routes.]

5/23/1275 at Le Knokyn, Robert’s brother John quitclaimed to him his share of Wrockwardine. (S) CCRs.

Bef. 6/10/1275, Robert did homage to the king for Wrockwardine.

Aft. 7/18/1275, Robert received seisin of Chawton.

12/1275, Robert had lost his seal and appeared at the Curia Regis to petition for a different seal.

Robert’s brother John drowned.

5/16/1276, Robert le Strange, keeper of the lands that belonged to John le Strange, to cause John, son and heir of the said John, to have seisin of his father's lands.

Bef. 9/10/1276, Robert died; when Eleanor assigned her dower.

Alianore married 2nd Bogo de Novill, then Sheriff of Shropshire. [No children.]

1/19/1278, The manor of Merbury was committed to Eleanor, late wife of Robert le Strange. [Probably on the death of their youngest son Robert.]

6/10/1280, Grant to Guncelin de Badelesmere of the marriage of John son and heir of Robert Lestrange. (S) CPRs.

1281, Eleanor heir to her sister Berta who died unmarried.

1301-1306, Eleanor died, buried at High Ercall: “DAME ALIANORE LESTRANGE DE BLANCMINSTER GIST ICI. DIEU DE SA ALME EIT MERCI”; [from her brass which still existed in 1860.]

(S) Baronia Anglica Concentrata, Banks, 1844, P421. (S) The Battle Abbey Roll, Abbey, 1889, P3. (S) A Chronicle of the Early Le Stranges, Le Strange, 1916.

Children of Robert and Alianore:

i. John le Straung, born 1266 in England

ii. Fulk le Straung (5910052), born 1268 in England.

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