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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sir Walter de Strickland & Matilda ?

11820748. Sir Walter de Strickland & 11820749. Matilda ?

~1270, Walter de Strikland born in England, heir & s/o 23641496. William de Strikeland & 23641497. Elizabeth d’Eyncourt.

By 1276, Walter’s mother, heiress of Sizergh, died.

1290, The Maid of Norway died and immersed Scotland in crisis. There were 14 competitiors for the crown.

1292, Walter’s older brother William died leaving Walter as heir.

9/24/1292, Walter, son of Sir William de Strikelande, granted to Robert de Wessington and Joan, the grantor's sister, 9 messuages, 5 bovates, 115½a. 1r. land in Natelande. (S) Rec’s Relating to the Barony of Kendale, V1, 1923, Natland.

1292-1310, John son of Grete de Syggeswyk grants to Walter son of Sir William de Stirkland 2 messuages with land, meadow, wood and waste and rent of assize in the hamlet of Syggeswyk, in exchange for a messuage upon the land of the church of Kyrkeby in Kendale and 20a. land in the territory of Nateland. (S) Rec’s Relating to the Barony of Kendale, V2, 1924, Sedgwick.

1292, William de Strikeland, knight, granted his son Walter de Strikland lands that had been his mother’s. Walter brought suit against persons that had entered his land of Natelond [of his mother’s inheritance.]

1292, Sir William de Strickland made settlements of the d’Eyncourt lands on Walter de Strickland.

9/24/1292, Walter de Strickland, by a grant, settled land in Natland on his sister Joan and her husband.

Aft. 1292, Walter de Estrikland (Strickland) requests that John de Strickland (younger brother) be forfeited of the manor of Strickland, and that he is able to be received to his right as William and Elizabeth Strickland were jointly enfeoffed of the manor, but William (older brother) gave the manor to John de Strickland against the form of the entail on William and Elizabeth, and he requests that for his losses in the king's service he be granted the delivery of his brother (a minor) and of the manor. (S) UKNA. [Dated to 1277 by UKNA, which is impossible by timeline, and improbable by sequence of events.]

1294, Walter impleaded Nicholas de Crakehall to render account of when he was Walter’s bailiff at Natland, co. Westmorland. (S) Debanco Roll, No. 103.

7/25/1294 at London, Debtor: Walter de Strickland [of Westmorland]. Amount: 100s. (S) UKNA.

[––William & Eleanor––]

1295, Walter married Eleanor Goldington, d/o William de Goldington & Christian de Hastings [d/o Sir Thomas de Hastings of Crosby Ravensworth, co. Westmorland].

1298, Walter divorced Eleanor based on prohibited degree. [This makes it probable that son Thomas is not of this marriage.]

[––William & Matilda––]

Walter married 2nd Matilda ?.

1301, Inquiry into whether Walter son of William de Stirklaund, … unjustly disseised Eleanor, daughter of William de Goldington, of her free tenement in Natelond and Stanton … The jurors say that there was talk of a marriage to take place between the said Walter and the said Eleanor, … that William de Stirklaund should enfeoff them … marriage was duly solemnized, whereupon William de Stirklaund enfeoffed them … seised … during … 2 and a half years, until the said Walter withdrew himself from the society of the said Eleanor, and brought plea into an  Ecclesiastical Court for a divorce between them on the grounds of consanguinity. The divorce was granted [1298]. Therefore, the said Eleanor hs no right in the aforesaid lands. (S) Assize Roll, Westmorland, No. 989.

1302, Wauter son of Sir William de Stirklaund, lets to farm to Baudwyn de Schepesheved and Sibyl, his wife, the chief messuage of Natelund. (S) Barony of Kendale, V1, 1923, Natland.

1304, William (father) and his son Walter made an agreement over waste in the lands that Walter had inherited from his mother: Haversham, Barton and Hakethorp. William released all of his right in Barton to Walter.

Aft. 5/1/1305, Walter’s father died.

3/5/1306, Robert the Bruce had himself crowned king of Scotland.

5/22/1306, Walter knighted with the Prince of Wales.

6/19/1306, Battle of Methvin. Aymer de Valence had made camp at Perth. Valence was invited to leave the walls of Perth and join King Robert the Bruce in battle, but he declined. King Robert camped a few miles away at Methven. Before dawn Aymer led a surprise attack on the Scots. Though victorius, King Robert escaped.

9/1306, John Botetourt and John of Menteith conducted a successful siege of Dunaverty castle in Kintyre, Scotland. John had a contigent of 3 knights and 11 squires. [They used 2 siege engines.]

1307, The king granted his truly and well-beloved Walter a charter of free warren in all his lands in Westmoreland, for his good service in Scotland.

1307, Walter and his ex-father-in-law, Sir William de Goldington, were knights of the shire for Westmorland.

2/25/1308, Edward II crowned king of England.

1311, Release to Sir Walter de Stirkland, Knight, from Adam Warde of Kendal.

1312, Walter a member of parliament for Westmorland.

4/1312, John son of Roger de Lancaster vs. Walter de Stirkeland: Walter claimed common pasture in Barton by right of Gervase d’Eyncourt seised in the time of King Henry III, to son and heir Ralph (94565988), to son and heir Ralph (47282994), to son and heir Gervase – no heirs, to Richard brother of Gervase – no heir, to Elizabeth (23641497), sister and heir of Richard, to William her son and heir – no heir, to his brother Walter, the present claimant. (S) De Banco Roll, Westmorland, No. 192.

7/1313, Walter elected a member of parliament for Westmorland, but did not attend.

8/13/1318, Order not to put Hugh de Louthre (2955144) in default for his failure to appear before them in the assize of mort d'ancestor arramed before them against him by Walter de Strickeland, concerning 2 messuages and 2 bovates and 20 acres of land in Louthre. (S) CCRs.

11/1/1318, William pardoned as an adherent of Thomas, earl of Lancaster. [On account of the capture, detention, or death of Peter de Gavaston.]

2/10/1322, Walter succeeded Sir Hugh de Lowther, the younger, as sheriff of Westmorland. [Not given to a “Clifford” because of the attainder of Roger de Clifford, half-brother of son Thomas’ wife.]

3/1322, Walter’s brother John fought at the battle of Boroughbridge with Roger de Clifford.

5/1322 & 11/1322, Walter a member of parliament for Westmorland.

10/31/1322, Walter given custody of Appleby castle. (S) CFRs.

12/30/1322, Walter, charged as an adherent of the earl of Lancaster, turned over Appleby castle to Sir Anthony de Lucy. (S) CFRs. [He was apparently not involved in the insurrection.]

1323, Walter a commissioner of array for Westmorland and Cumberland.

2/5/1324, Walter empowered to receive into the king’s peace followers of Andrew de Harcla, earl of Carlisle.

7/1/1324 at Kendale, Walter de Strickland to Edward II: certificate that Richard Bowet has come to the king's peace. (S) UKNA.

1332, Walter had licence to enclose his demesne lands at Sizergh forever and to make a park there.

1333, Indenture between William de Theng, knight, and Walter de Strikland, knight … Brigsteer … waste and rights to cut down timber …

1334, Sir Walter Strikland grants to his son John all his lands of Whinfell.

1336, Walter licence to enclose his wood and demesne lands at Siresergh to make a park.

1345, Walter de Stirkeland (Strickland), knight … Stirkeland requests a writ to the justices assigned to take the assizes in Westmorland that they proceed in the assize of novel disseisin concerning his right to take estovers in the woods of Strickland Ketel and Helsington against Tweng, Ros and Coucy, not withstanding that a third part of the wood is in the king's hand by the death of Coucy. (S) UKNA.

Walter died.

(S) The Hist. & Antiq’s of the Counties of Westmorland, V1, 1777, P90.

Child of Walter and Matilda:

i. Thomas de Strickland (5910374), born [1299-1314] in England. [Heir]

ii. John de Strickland, born ? in England.

1334, Sir Walter Strikland grants to his son John all his lands of Whinfell.

1341, John holding in Great Strickland.


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