~1194, John born in Shropshire, England, d/o 243394012. John II le Strange & 243394013. Amicia la Fusche.
~1205, Lucy born in Wales, d/o 94563736. Robert Tregoz & 9994817. Sibyl de Ewyas.
8/24/1212, John sent his son John to carry £60 from Shrewsbury, proceeds of a store, to King John.
1214, John with King John in Poitou.
10/28/1216, Henry III, age 9, crowned king of England.
1219, John ordered to hold an inquisition of the Shropshire forest at Shrewsbury.
[––John & Lucia––]
~1223, John married Lucia.
1225, John 1 of 6 knights to escort to Gloucester the proceeds of taxes from Staffordshire and Salop.
8/27/1225, John appointed by King Henry at Shrewsbury to the his official liason with Llewelyn over seized lands.
9/2/1226, Walter de Clifford, John fitz Alan, John le Strange and William de Cantilupe [and others] to attend a meeting on October 25th at Oswestry with Lewellyn, Prince of Wales, and report the result.
12/26/1226, A writ-close orders the variances between William Pantulf and Madoc ap Griffith of Bromfield to be settled at Oswestry by arbitration of John fitz Alan, John le Strange, … and the sheriff of Shropshire. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V9, Eyton, 1859, P168.
1228, John le Strange, junior, made confirmation of a grant to the canons of Lilleshall abbey of a virgate of land in Webscott.
1230, John le Strange, junior, with King Henry III in France where he took the homage of his Normandy barons.
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.
2/20/1232, John accompanied John FitzAlan to treat with Llywelyn.
1233, John Lestrange was given charge of Montgomery as royally appointed constable. [His father would have been too old at this time.] (S) Normans and Their Adversaries, Abels, 2001, P215.
1/20/1234, John did homage for his lands after his father died at an advanced age.
2/6/1234, Mandate to John Lestrange to deliver his hostage John son of Alan to William de Stutevill. (S) CPRs.
7/1/1234, John with Thomas Corbet, Henry de Audley, and John FitzAlan to take possession of the castles on the Marches in custody of Peter de Rivaux, by laying siege if necessary.
7/7/1234, John a signer “sworn on the King’s soul” of the Truce of Mudele with Llywelyn and Richard, Earl of Pembroke.
10/10/1234, The king has given, granted and confirmed by his charter his manor of Wrockwardine with its appurtenances to his beloved and faithful John Lestrange. (S) FRsHIII.
12/1235, John, Constable of Montgomery castle with a salary of 200 marks a year.
7/9/1236, Protection for John Lestrange, constable of Muntgumery, so long as he be constable of the castle. (S) CPRs.
10/24/1236, Appointment of John Lestrange as sheriff of the counties of Salop and Stafford. (S) CPRs.
6/15/1237, John appointed to conduct David, son of Llywelyn, to the King at Worcester.
3/8/1238, The king commands him to provide for the sufficient defence of the march, so that the lands of the king or of himself may not by his default suffer danger, and if necessary he may resist Llywelyn the Great at an opportune season: written to Walter de Clifford (23640214), … Thomas Corbet, … John Lestrange (121697006), H. earl of Hereford, Henry de Aldithele (94567456), John de Monemue (23634242), Ralph de Mortuo Mari (9994864), … William de Stutevill (47281514), John son of Alan (94559104). (S) CPRs.
3/9/1238, John accompanied Henry de Audley to treat with Llywelyn. John was also mandated to prepare for assaults by Llywelyn. (S) CPRs.
7/8/1238, Notification of the prorogation of the truce of L. prince of Aberfran and lord of Snaudon … for the observance … the king has caused Henry de Aldithele, John Lestrange, … king’s clerks, to swear on his soul. (S) CPRs.
12/29/1238, The king has committed to John Lestrange the manor of Barnoldby le Beck … (S) FRsHIII.
5/15/1240, Gruffudd ap Gwenwynwyn signed a peace treaty arranged by John Lestrange, a Shropshire baron.
Bef. 6/16/1240, With the death of John FitzAlan, John given custody of the castles of Clun, Oswestry, Shrawardine and Montford during the minority of the heir.
9/1240, John le Strange in Shropshire holding 2-years of liability for the manor of Bernoreby, Lincolnshire, in wardship of the heir of John fitz Philip.
12/3/1240, John appointed Justice of Chester.
12/6/1240, John appointed to the custody of the county and castle of Chester. (S) CPRs.
2/13/1241, “John le Strange, to whom the King has committed the castles of Montgomery, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, and Chester, has sworn on the Holy Gospels before the King, and bound himself by Letters Patent, that in the event of the King’s death he will deliver the said castles to Eleanor, his Queen.”
5/9/1241, Because John Lestrange has signified to the king that Llywelyn Fychan and Owain Fychan, his uncle , have given him surety for £60 to the king’s use, by which they made fine … at Shrewsbury for having seisin of their lands in Mochnant Is Rhaeadr and Mochnant Uwch Rhaeadr. (S) FRsHIII.
9/24/1241, Order to John Lestrange, justice of Chester , to receive six tuns of wine to the king’s use and three tuns to the queen’s use, which the trustworthy men of Dublin will cause to come to them of their gift at Chester … (S) FRsHIII.
5/6/1242, Mandate to all barons, knights and free men of the counties of Chester, Salop and Stafford, whenever called upon by John Lestrange, to come to his aid with horses and arms. [John left in charge of the Marches as King Henry III invaded France.] (S) CPRs.
4/29/1243, John Lestrange was granted the amount which had been spent in liveries of 300 Welshmen … (S) Welsh History Review, Vs1-2, 1960, P53.
7/15/1244, Power to John Lestrange, … to make a truce with David, son of Llewelin sometime prince of North Wales, the king’s nephew, as the said John thinks fit. (S) CPRs.
11/6/1245, Mandate to William de Oddingeseles, Roger de Clifford, … to say in the parts of Mungumery with John Lestrange … in the defence of those parts … (S) CPRs.
11/8/1245, John, Fulk Fitz Warin and Henry de Audley appointed to arbitrate claims of Griffith ap Madoc and Griffith ap Gwenwynwyn over lands in Dendover.
1246, John Lestrange a witness to a royal grant to William, the queen’s marshall. (S) Royal Charter Witness Lists, V292, 2001, P17.
6/22/1248, John gave up custody of the castles of Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth and Ellesmere to Thomas Corbet. (S) CPRs.
10/26/1249, John granted a weekly market and annual fair at Knockin. (S) Gazetteer of Markets and Fairs.
1250, John Lestrange one of two Commissioners appointed to settle the division of Kerry between Owen ap Howell, the Welsh Lord, and Owen ap Meredith ap Robert of Cedewen. (S) Collections – Montgomershire, Vs33-34, 1904, P202.
3/21/1251, Mandate to the sheriff of Salop, John Lestrange and John son of Alan to have before them 12 free men … (S) CPRs.
1252-3, John’s residual account of his 1242-5 appointment as justiciar of Chester and custos of the castles of Chester, Beeston and Halton submitted. (S) Beeston Castle, Ellis, 1993, P95.
3/13/1253, Appointment of John Lestrange and William Trussel to equire who killed William de Albo Monasterio, steward of William de Albo Monasterio [father of Alianore (11820105)] … (S) CPRs.
1/31/1254, Appointment of Alan la Zusche, justice of Chester, John Lestrange, … to hear the contentions which have arisen between David son of Griffin and Llewelin son of Griffin his brother, and to hear anything which Owen son of Griffin wishes to propose towards the said Llewelin his brother. (S) CPRs.
1255, John le Strange holds in the Vill of Mudle 5 geldable hides of the fee of John fitz Alan, by service of 4 Muntarii for 40 days at Oswestry. (S) Shropshire Arch. And Nat. Hist. Soc., 1901, P41.
1255-6, Sir John le Strange, Senior, captured 3 stags and 1 doe in the forest of Shropshire. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Eyton, V10, 1860, P272.
5/10/1257, Mandate to Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, Humphrey de Bohun his son, … Thomas Corbet, John Lestrange, John son of Alan, Fulk son of Warin, … to be the counsel and aid to John de Grey, appointed by Edward the king’s son to keep the march of Wales … (S) CPRs.
2/8/1258, Power to P. de Mont Forti (9981228), John Lestrange (121697006) and James de Aldidele (47283728) to make a truce between the king, Edward his son, and their barons and men and Llewelin son of Griffin and him men throughout the march of Wales. (S) CPRs.
6/1258, At the parliament at Oxford, John the elder sided with the King, John the younger with the barons.
6/29/1260, While James de Audley (47283728) was away at court, Fulk fitz Warin (47281870), Griffith ap Gwenwynwyn (60848500), and John le Strange (121697006) sent Welshmen to ravage James’ lands, burning 3 vills, killing 8 men, wounding 10, taking 10 prisoners, 260 oxen … (S) Le Strange Records, LeStrange, 1916, P125.
1260-1, John gave his son Robert half of the manor of Litcham, Norfolk. John le Strange gives to his daughter Alice, towards her marriage, half [the other half] of his manor of Lucham, Norfolk. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, Eyton, V10, 1860, P274.
1262-3, Sir John le Strange, … Sir John le Strange Junior, witnesses to a deed of Henry le Gyros. (S) Antiquities of Shropshire, V6, Eyton, 1858, P226.
1262-67, John enfeoffed his son John in Rowelton and Elleworthyn.
4/12/1263, Simon de Montfort returned to England to lead a rebellion of young barons.
11/22/1263, Mandate to John Lestrange to deliver the castle of Muntgomery to Hamo Lestrange. (S) CPRs.
1264, John Extrandeos, Dominus de Monyton and Wynfreton, granted the hermitage of Winforton to the priory at Wormesley. (S) Archaeologia Cambrensis, 1898, P203.
5/14/1264, Lord Edward captured with King Henry at the battle of Lewes, “at the Mill of the Hide”. Simon de Montfort effectively ruled England.
7/7/1264, Safe conduct … for … Roger de Mortuo Mari, … Roger de Leiburn, Roger de Clifford, …, John le Estraunge, Hamo le Estrange, … and other knights … together with their household, horses and good which they bring with them. (S) CPRs.
8/4/1265, Lord Edward, having escaped captivity, defeated Simon de Montfort at the battle of Evesham; ending the barons’ revolt.
1266, John given all the lands of Walter de Muscegros.
6/4/1266, Confirmation of a grant made by John Lestrange, one of the executors of the will of Walter de Muchegros, to Roger de Clifford of … (S) CPRs.
4/20/1267, Simple protection for 1 year for John Lestrange. (S) CPRs.
10/19/1268, John de Tregoz, son and heir of Sir Robert de Tregoz, to the lady Juliana, late the wife of Sir Robert, of manors to hold in her dower. Witness: John le Strange. [John de Tregoz his brother-in-law.]
3/1269, John of Knockyn, Lord of Wrockwardine, Shropshire, died; Lucia surviving.
(S) Portraits of Medieval Women, Mitchell, 2003. (S) A Chronicle of the Early Le Stranges, Le Strange, 1916.
Children of John and Lucy:
i. John le Strange (121690976), born ~1225 in England.
ii. Hawise le Strange (60848501), born ~1227 in England.
iii. Hamon le Strange, born ? in England.
5/4/1269, Hamo Extraneus sealed a record. Design: shield of arms (2 lions passant). Legend: *S'.HAMVNI·LESTRA[.]
1271, Hamon and younger brother Robert are crusaders to the Holy Land. Hamon had 11 knights with him,
On crusade, Hamon married Isabelle d’Ybelin, Queen of Cyprus.
By 1273, Hamon died while on crusade.
4/28/1273, Order to the sheriff of Stafford to take into the king's hand the manor of Strattondale which is of the ancient demesne of the crown and which Hamo le Strange held in chief and alienated without licence. (S) CFRs.
iv. Robert le Straunge (11820104), born ~1240 in England.
v. Roger le Strange, born ? in England.
Roger married Maud ?, widow of Roger de Munbray. (S) CFRs, 9/12/1275.
4/20/1274, Order to the sheriff of Salop to deliver to Roger le Strange, brother of Hamo le Strange, the manors of Colemere and Henton, which Hamo enfeoffed Roger and his heirs before he took his journey to the Holy Land. (S) CFRs.
vi. Catherine Le Strange (60848503), born ~1245 in England.