~1310, John Strecch born in England.
~1320, Elizabeth born in Somerset, England, d/o 2954698. Walter de Badeston & 2954699. Joan Crispyn.
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.
11/9/1336, John Stretch acknowledges that he owes to Ralph de Middelnye, £200; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset. (S) CCRs.
2/16/1337, Grant by Richard Bagge, of co. Dorset, to John Stretch of the chief bailiwick, and bedelry of the king's hundreds in that county, which John appointed him to hold during John's life. (S) CCRs.
By 1340, John married Elizabeth.
6/1349, The Plague reached Dorset, and had spread across England by the end of 1349.
11/1350, Lease for life with warranty, indented Sir Robert FitzPayn lord of Mershwode to William Walrond. … Witnesses, John Strecch knight, … [Devon] (S) UKNA.
9/29/1355, John died.
10/16/1355, IPM of John Strech or Strecche. Devon: Emmyston Arundel. 2 messuages and 2 carucates of land held, … Hurberton in Blakemor. 48s. 2d. yearly rent … Totton’. A tenement … Hacche. £6 yearly rent held in fee simple … Wolston. 2 messuages, … Malleburghe. 26s. 6d. yearly rent of 6 free tenants … (all of the inheritance of Elizabeth his wife) … Otryngton, Yartecomb and Sydemuthe. 2 messuages and 2 carucates of land held jointly with Elizabeth his wife … He died on 29 September, 29 Edward III. John his son, aged 14 years and more, is his heir. (S) CIsPM.
10/18/1355, Order to Richard Hody, escheator in the county of Devon, and John de Sancto Lando, escheator in the county of Somerset to take into the king’s hands the lands of John Strecche and make inquisition into the heir. (S) CFRs.
11/27/1355, Elizabeth died.
10/18/1355, Order to John de Sancto Lando, escheator in the county of Somerset to take into the king’s hands the lands of Elizabeth late the wife of John Strecche, ' chivaler,’ and make inquisition into the heir. (S) CFRs.
12/2/1355, IPM of Elizabeth. Elizabeth, wife of John Strecch, held, as of her right and inheritance, the tenements specified in the last inquisition. The said Elizabeth died on 27 [November], 29 Edward III. Her heir her son John. (S) CIsPM.
12/10/1355, IPM of John Strecch. Somerset: He held divers lands &c. in the county as of the right of Elizabeth his wife, then surviving and now deceased. She held as of fee on the day she died:— Athelardeston. A messuage, a garden, 80a. arable, … Saunford Arondel. The hamlet … Estronyngton. The hamlet … The said Elizabeth died on 27 November last. John, son of the said John and Elizabeth, aged 14 years and more, is their heir. (S) CIsPM.
3/1/1356, Commitment to Matthew Crispyn of the wardship of all the lands in the counties of Somerset and Devon late of John Strecche and Elizabeth, his wife, who held in chief, to hold the same, together with the issues thereof since the death of John and Elizabeth, until the lawful age of John, their son and heir. (S) CFRs.
(S) Hist. of Parliament, Roskell, 1993, Sir John Stretch.
· There are contemporaries of this John, of the same name, in Norfolk, Sussex, and Stratford upon Avon.
Child of John and Elizabeth:
i. John Strecch (738674), born 8/23/1341 in Wambrook, Dorset, England.