8/15/1301, Roger Lestraunge born in England, s/o 30422744. Lord John le Strange & 30422745. Isolda de Walton.
~1305, Maud born in England.
7/7/1307, Edward II became king on the death of his father.
Bef. 2/6/1311, Roger’s father died, his older brother John the heir.
1/15/1322, Protection with clause volumus for Roger Lestraunge, staying on the king’s service in the Marches of Wales. (S) CPRs.
3/1323, Roger’s older brother John executed after the battle of Boroughbridge, leaving Roger as heir.
5/28/1323, IPM of John Lestraunge. Salop: Nesse. Two parts of the manor … Roger Lestraunge his brother, aged 22 at the feast of the Assumption last, is his next heir. … (S) CIsPM.
1323-25, Roger quitclaimed to Haughmond abbey all his right to Thorneford Mill and the fishery of Bassmere.
Aft. 5/20/1324, Roger’s mother died.
8/1324, King Edward began the War of Saint-Sardos with his brother-in-law King Charles of France, who had invaded Aquitaine.
1/20/1326, Roger made a knight banneret.
By 1326, Roger married Maud.
2/1/1327 at Westminster, Edward III, age 14, crowned king of England.
8/9/1328, Roger released to Haughmond abbey the vivary [mill] of Wilcott.
9/8/1335, Roger heir to his uncle, Eubolo Lestrange, whose widow, Alice de Lacy, Countess of Lincoln, granted him a life-estate in the manor of Ellesmere.
9/27/1336, Licence for Hugh de Freen and Alice [de Lacy] his wife … manor of Clifford, … remainder to Roger Lestraunge of Knokyn and his heirs. (S) CPRs.
5/4/1337, Commission of oyer … complaint by Alice de Lascy, countess of Lincoln, that Roger Lestraunge of Knokyn, John de Lascy, knight, John de rous, knight, … broke her castle at Bolyngbrok, imprisoned her there, took away 20 of her horses … carried away her goods and assaulted her men and servants. (S) CPRs.
6/1337, Roger summoned by the King.
6/20/1337, Roger and his aunt Alice de Lacy came to a peace agreement, and Alice granted Roger her life estate in the manors of Ellesmere and Overton Madok, which she held by grant of the King to her and Eubulo.
2/13/1340, Roger Lestraunge of Knokyn associated on a commission of oyer with John Lestraunge, William de Shareshull, Hamo Lestraunge, … Salop. (S) CPRs.
1341-2, Roger summoned to a council at Westminster.
2/25/1342, Roger summoned to parliament.
5/7/1342, Roger, Seigneur de Knokyn et d'Ellesmere, had a licence for the alienation in mortmain to the abbot and convent of Haughmond of the advowson of Hanmer.
1342, Roger was summoned to be at Portsmouth with 10 men-at-arms and 20 archers, ready to sail for France.
7/1342, The Battle of Brest off Brittany, a naval victory over Genoese and Spanish forces.
12/5/1342, The Earl of Arundel lead the English siege (4th of the year, others were by opposing French forces) of Vannes in Brittany. The siege ended with a truce on 1/19/1343. [Note Roger served with the Earl again in 1345.]
By 1344, Maud died.
By 1344, Roger married 2nd Joan (15211315), d/o Oliver de Ingham. [Joan married Miles de Stapleton after Roger died.]
3/25/1344, Joan and Roger held a moiety of the manor of West Dene, Wiltshire.
6/21/1344, Order to John Mauduyt, escheator in the county of Wilts, to deliver to Roger Lestraunge and Joan his wife, daughter and one of the heirs of Oliver de Ingham, tenant in chief, the following lands late of Oliver, which the king has assigned to them as Joan's pourparty … Roger having done homage by reason of the offspring of him and Joan. … Mary daughter of John Curzon, kinswoman [Joan’s neice] and the other heir of Oliver, until Mary's lawful age. (S) CFRs.
8/18/1345, Order to the sheriff of Wilts to deliver on behalf of Roger Lestraunge and Joan his wife, the corn growing in the lands of a moiety of the manor of Doene co. Wilts. (S) CFRs.
11/20/1345, Commission to arrest Adam de Peshale, a common malefactor, … dead or alive, … The justice of Chester … John Lestraunge of Blammonster, John de Leyburn, Roger Lestraunge of Knokyn. (S) CPRs.
6/1345, Roger and his son in the retinue of Richard, earl of Arundel, on the king’s expedition into Ghent.
1346, Joan and Roger assessed 2 marks in aid for making the king’s eldest son a knight, for 2 parts of a fee in Hampworth, Berkshire.
7/12/1346, King Edward landed an invasion force of 10000 in Normandy, which marched north plundering the countryside. King Philip VI, with 8000 horsemen and 4000 Genoese crossbowmen pursued.
8/26/1346, At the battle of Crecy, Roger le Strange of Knockin a banneret in the retinue of the earl of Lancaster.
8/26/1346, The Battle of Crecy, north of Paris. Edward III vs. Philip VI, heralded the rise of the longbow as the dominant weapon, and also saw the use of the ribauldequin, an early cannon, by the English. The English longbowmen could fire much more quickly than the Genoese, with a killing range of 250 yards. A decisive victory, a third of the French forces lost [mainly to arrows] to less than 100 Englishmen, this started the decline in importance of the mounted knight, and the rise of England as a European power.
9/4/1346, The English began the year-long siege of the port of Calais.
8/1347, Sir Roger at the fall of Calais, under Sir Fulk de la Freiyne of Ireland. Calais fell when King Philip failed to support their siege and retreated. (S) English Historical Doc’s 1327-1485, Myers, 1996, P497.
8/10/1347, Roger, ill, sent for his son to replace him in France.
3/10/1348, Roger summoned to parliament.
1348, The Black Death entered the west countryside of England [likely entering through Bristol].
11/20/1348, Roger summoned to parliament.
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.
7/29/1349, Roger, 5th Baron Strange died in the Manor of Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire.
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 … He died on Wednesday before St. Peter’s Chains last. Roger, son of the said Roger and Maud, aged 22 years and more, is his heir. Oxford: Burcestre. The manor … Mudelynton. The manor … He died on 29 July last. Roger his son, aged 23 years and more, is his heir. Lincoln: Horbelyng. The manor … Seggebrok. The manor … 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.
Child of Roger and Maud:
i. Roger le Strange (7605686), born 2/2/1327 in England.