243394012. Lord John II le Strange & 243394013. Amicia la Fusche
12/19/1154, Henry II succeeded King Stephen of England.
~1155, John born in England, s/o 486788024. Lord John le Strange & 486788025. Hawise ?.
1175, John with his father a witness to a grant of William FitzAlan on his coming of age to Buildwas abbey.
1178-9, John, of full age, succeeded his father to his estates in Norfolk and Shropshire as a marcher lord under King Henry II. [‘Johanes Extraneus, omnibus, &c. Noverities me Concessisse (to Haughmond Abbey) ecclesian de Cheswordyn, quam Johannes Extraneus pater meus dedit, … Teste, Hamone fratre Johannis Extranei …]
Aft. 1178, John le Strange son of John le Strange gave to John, son of William de la Mare, the bank of water of Thorneforde Mill which adjoined the grantor’s land of Marton … rent 8d.
1178-80, ‘John Extraneus’ gives and confirms to Haughman abbey half a virgate in Webblescowe.
11/13/1188, the abbot of Holme quitclaimed the advowson to John in return for a yearly pension. Soon after John gave the church at Holme to Lilleshall Abbey for the his soul and soul of his wife Amicia.
9/3/1189, Richard I succeeded King Henry II of England.
1/24/1190, John witnessed a charter of King Richard I at Westminster.
1191, John le Strange obtained possession of Withyford [Shropshire] by writ of Longchamp, Bishop of Ely, the Chancellor. [Challenged by Robert fitz Aer, who had been imprisoned for murder – subsequently released.]
1194, John becamed engaged in a lawsuit over land at Barnham, Suffolk, which had come to him from his ancestor Hugh de Plaiz.
4/1194 at Portsmouth, John 1 of 7 witnesses of a charter of King Richard I to Haughmond abbey.
1194-95, 4£ to John Extraneo for making a pit in Carreghofa with “muro et ruillo”, 1s to improve Shrewardine castle; 5£ to improve pit and house of Bridgnorth castle, 3£ 6s 8d improvements to Church Stretton castle, 1£ 9s improvements to Shrewsbury castle. (S) Servicium Debitum and Scutage in Twelfth Century England With Comparisons to the Regno of Southern Italy. Doctoral thesis, Durham University, 2010.
5/12/1195, John in the service of King Richard I in Wales, serving in place of Ralph le Strange [died 1195], protecting the silver mines of Carreghova.
1196, The of St. Andrew of Tottington, Norfolk, with the convent, given by John le Strange, with the consent of Robert de Mortimer to the priory of St. Mary and the Nuns of Campesse in Suffolk. (S) Gentleman’s Mag., V89, 1819, P26.
1/1197, Thomas Noel and his wife Margaret conveyed a third of Knockin to John in exchange for John’ lands of Myxle and Bradehape, Staffordshire. [Margaret coheir of Ralph le Strange.]
1197, John in custody of Pole [Powis] castle for the King.
1197, John witnessed a charter of Robert Corbet of Caus, granting Wentnor mill to Buildwas monastery.
1198, John le Strange continued acquisition of Knokyn castle by arrangement with is cousins, heirs [sisters] of Ralph le Strange, son of Wido [Guy] le Strange. [The heirs were: Margaret, wife of Thomas Noel; Joan, wife of Richard de Wapenburi; and Matilda, wife of Griffin ap Iorwerth de Sutton; who had paid 200 marks in 1196 for having the fortress called ‘Cnukin’. There would be multiple lawsuits and counter suits over several years among the sisters’ families.]
5/27/1199, John succeeded King Richard I of England.
9/25/1199, The lawsuit started in 1191 ended with John le Strange recognized as mesne lord of Withyford; possession given to the hiers of Robert fitz Aer by service of half a knight’s fee.
4/16/1200, By grant of King John by fine, John’s wood of Cheswardine called Suthle not be “meddled with” by royal foresters.
1202, John’s castle of Ruyton destroyed in the Welsh civil war [likely being the reason John built Knockin castle.]
1203, John present at the Salop assizes; fined 60 marks to have custody of the manor of Wrockwardine.
3/16/1204, John and other marcher barons sent letters of safe conduct for Llewelyn, Prince of Wales to visit King John.
1204-05, John excused both years for the £12 rent due for Wrockwardine.
1205, John le Strange invaded the lands of Roger la Zouche, who had renounced allegiance to King John.
11/3/1207, At King John’s court at Malmesbury, William fitz Alan, Hugh Pantulf, and John le Strange witnessed an agreement with Wenhunwyn son of Hoen de Keveliac.
10/8/1208 at Shrewsbury, John a witness to a treaty between King John and Gwenwynwyn.
1209, John built a castle at Knockin. (S) Transactions – Shropshire, Vs9-10, 1885, P426.
1209, John owed £48 for 4 years arrears on Wrockwardine; excused for half the total.
1210, Grant by Ralph, Abbot of Haughmond, … land of Golding, … Witnesses:– John Extraneo, … (S) Reports of the Royal Commission, Pt4, 1906, P438.
1210, Llywelyn, Prince of Wales, joined the Welsh uprising against King John [who was in Ireland].
1211, King John defeated Llywelyn, Prince of Wales, reduced his holdings, and imposed a very large tribute.
1211, ‘John Extraneus holds the Manors of Nesse and Chesew’rthin, by grant of King Henry II., and owes the service of [1.5] knight.’
8/24/1212, John sent his son John to carry £60 from Shrewsbury, proceeds of a store, to King John.
6/10/1213, John appointed by patent Castellan of Carreghova castle [Careg Hwfa Castle]; John de Vipont to deliver the castle. (S) History of the Princes, Lloyd, 1881, P161.
8/18/1214, John le Strange and Robert Corbet sent by King John to the Welsh barons that they might swear to the observance of the truce.
4/1215, Thomas de Erdington, sheriff of Shropshire, at the request of King John asked to name barons in Shropshire that had remained true to the crown – John was 1 of 4 so named.
6/19/1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, King John forced to agree to the terms of the Magna Carta.
1215, Llywelyn ab Iorwerth, Prince of Wales, with help of other Welsh princes, in 5 days took John’s castle of Carreghova and razed it to the ground. (S) History of the Princes, Lloyd, 1881, P161. [The 1st of several captured by the forces.]
7/25/1216, King John granted John the manor of Kidderminster, held at the King’s pleasure.
9/5/1216, King John appointed John Sheriff and custody of the counties of Stafford and Salop.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
11/11/1216, John one of the barons at Bristol when new King Henry III confirmed the modified Magna Carta.
10/20/1217, John had letters of exemption from scutage in the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Shropshire.
6/7/1218, John with King Henry III at the dedication of Worcester cathedral.
1/31/1219, John Lestrange gives the king one mark for having a writ to attaint the twelve jurors before the itinerant justices against Geoffrey Baynard and Cassandra, his wife, concerning his free tenement in Hunstanton. (S) FRsHIII.
7/1/1220, John Lestrange named in a letter of King Henry III to the Abbot of Shrewsbury recalling that in King John’s time ‘serjeants’ were used to guard the parts of Shropshire. (S) Serjeants of the Peace, Brown, 1936, P66.
10/5/1220, The king has given respite to John Lestrange, until the king comes of age, … for £79 10s. of the farm of the manor of Wrockwardine for 7½ years during the time of King John, the king’s father, and for £24 of the farm of the same manor for the second and third years of the king’s reign … (S) FRsHIII.
5/11/1223, John received 20 marks to be used to fortify his castle of “Cnokin”.
9/25/1224, Shropshire. Order to the sheriff of Shropshire to place in respite the demand he makes by summons of the Exchequer from John Lestrange for the farm of the vill of Wrockwardine. (S) FRsHIII.
1/7/1225, John granted a weekly market at the manor of Hunstanton.
1226, John owed £163 for arrears on Wrockwardine; as well as £12 for the current year.
8/26/1226, ‘The King to the Barons of the Exchequer. Know ye that, on account of the faithful service which John le Strange, senior, did to King John our father in his time, and to us in our time, and on account of the great expenses which at the aforesaid times he had, and for the losses suffered by him in the service of our father and ourselves, we have pardoned to the said John the debt which was demanded of him by our Exchequer for the farm of the vill of Wrockwardine from the time of our father … command to you to cause the said John to be acquitted of the said debt.’
5/17/1228, John, for his service, King Henry III granted for life no fee debts on the manor of Wrockwardine.
8/28/1228, John le Strange and 3 others to hold an assize at Shrewsbury.
5/27/1231, John Lestrange junior procured from the King a grant in fee of the manor of Wrockwardine. The rent was redeuce from £12 to £8 yearly, and quit of all tallages. (S) FRsHIII.
Amice died before John, who presented her body for burial. (S) 13th Century England, Vs1-3, 11, 13; Weiler, 2007, P183.
Bef. 1/20/1234, John died.
(S) A Chronicle of the Early Le Stranges, Le Strange, 1916. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V10, Eyton, 1860; V3, 1856.