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Strange 1: Strange of Blackmere, Strange of Cheswardine, Le Strange L'Estrange of Hunstanton, Strange of Knokyn Knockin or Knockyn or Knokin, Lestrange of Wrockwardine
Different sources give different stories about the origins of this family whilst, for the first few generations, there also appears to be some confusion between different members of the family with different names sometimes being used for the same person and generations being mixed up. As with various other families, we take TCP as the lead source but with input from BE1883 and then, provided it is consistent with what we already have including cross-references from other families, take further input from other sources. A common theme is that this family came to England from Brittany, possibly but by no means certainly being descended from a younger son of a Duke of Brittany. The first named by TCP was Roald but, given that a Guy is the first to be mentioned by BE1883, we start with Guy who according to RootsWeb may have been Raold's father.
St28 =29 =31 =32 =33. Guy le Strange b c 1070 d 1105 may have been father of ...

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St27 =28 =29 =30 =31 =32 Roald le Strange b c 1096 d before 1158
m Maud b about 1100 dau of->
+1 Ralph de Hunstanton
m Heloise de Plaiz
+2 Hugh de Plaiz
St26-1. Guy le Strange, Sheriff of Salop Shropshire d by 1199
St26-1-1 Ralph le Strange dsp
St26-1-2 Margaret le Strange d 02.1222
m Thomas Noel of Ronton and Ellenhall, Sheriff of Staffordshire a 1189
St26-1-3 Joane le Strange
m Richard de Wapenburi
St26-1-4 Matilda le Strange d 04.05.1242
m c1196 Griffin ap Iorwerth, lord of Sutton d c01.1221
St26-2. Hamon le Strange of Wrockwardine dsp
St26 =27 =28 =29 =30 =31 John le Strange of Nesse and Cheswardine, Sheriff of Salop and Stafford b about 1142 d before 12.1178
m Hawise
St25 =26 =27 =28 =29 =30 John le Strange of Cheswardine and Knokyn b about 1168 d 1233 had dealings with his female cousins uncle Guy's daughters over land at Knockin, Salop, 1196/7; negotiator of King John with Llywelyn the Great Prince of North Wales 1204 and 1214; Sheriff of Salop and Staffs 1216; granted manor of Kidderminster 1216; married Amice and died by 20 Jan 1233/4. [Burke's Peerage]. Possessed the lordships of Nesse and Chesewurdine or Cheswardine, in the 11th of King John 1210, which he had by gift from Henry II, and also enjoyed the Manor of Wrockwurdine, which his brother Hamon formerly had. He was Governor of the Castle of Carracove in Wales and Sheriff of the County of Salop, and also the County of Stafford, and in the 3rd of Henry III 1216-1272 he obtained the King's precept for aid to rebuild part of his castle at Knockyn and to repair the rest of it. Having been a liberal benefactor.
m Amice or Amicia b c 1172
St24 =25 =26 =27 =28 =29 John le Strange of Knokyn b c 1193 d before 26.03.1269 BE1883 misses out this John and shows the John who married Amicia as having died in 1269.
m Lucy de Tregoz b c 1202 d 1294 dau of Robert de Tregoz
St23 =25 =26 John le Strange of Knokyn d before 03.1276
m Joan de Somery dau of Roger de Somery, Lord of Dudley
St22 =24 =25 John le Strange, 1st Lord of Knokyn d by 08.08.1309/10
m1 Alienore de Crawcumbe ? d 1282, dau of Joan who was widow of Stephen de Somery
m2 Maud dau of Ebles de Montibus of Ketton
Although the dates are such that son John might have been by either marriage, BE1883 and BP1934 report only John's marriage to Maud so is is assumed that she was the mother of John below. Some sources eg BP1934 report Maud as daughter and heiress of Roger Deyville of Walton Deyville but TCP suggests that it may have been Maud's mother who was the heiress of Deyville.
St21 John le Strange, 2nd Lord of Knokyn b c1282, d by 06.02.1310/1
m Isolda a 18.05.1342, dau of John de Walton of Walton Deyville
St20-1 John le Strange, 3rd Lord of Knokyn dsp by 28.05.1323 son and heir, was aged 14 or more at his father's death. A summons to Parl. was issued in 1312/3, and another in 1313, presumably in error, and no other seems to have been issued during his lifetime. On 4 Aug 1320 he had proved his age and done homage, and was to have his father's lands. He married Maud. He died on or before 28 May 1323.
m Maud a 01.04.1324 living 1 Apr 1324.
St20 Roger le Strange, 4th Lord of Knokyn b 15.08.1301, d 29.07.1349 brother and heir. On 20 Jan 1326/7 he was made a Banneret. In 1335 he was found to be heir to his uncle, Eubolo Lestrange q.v., whose widow, Alice, Countess of Lincoln, granted him in 1336/7 a life-estate in the manor of Ellesmere; in Jun 1337 he was sum. to come to the King; in 1341/2 to a Council at Westminster; and on 20 Nov 1348 22 Edw. III to Parl. as Roger Lestrange. In 1340 and 1345 he was in commissions for Salop. In Aug 1347 he was staying at the war overseas.
m1 Maud
St19 Roger le Strange, 5th Lord of Knokyn b c1326, d 23.08.1382
m by 1338 Aline or Alaive FitzAlan dau of Edmund FitzAlan, 8th Earl of Arundel
St18-1 John le Strange, 6th Lord of Knokyn d 28.07.1397
m Maud de Mohun d 1400, dau of John de Mohun, 2nd Lord of Dunster
St18-1-1 Richard le Strange, 7th Lord of Knokyn b 01.08.1381, d 09.08.1449 On 27 Aug 1404 he had proved his age and done homage, and was to have his father's lands in Middlesex. He was sum. to Parl. from 25 Aug 1404 5 Hen. IV to 2 Jan 1448/9 27 Hen. VI as Richard Straunge. On 10 May 1417 the Constable of the Tower of London was directed to release him on bail. From 1416 to 1449 he was in commissions. By the death s.p. on 17 Jul 1431 of his mother's only surviving sister Philippe, Duchess of York, he became sole heir to his maternal grandfather and as such, according to modern doctrine, Lord Mohun. He married 2ndly, on or before 26 Aug 1439, Elizabeth. He died 9 Aug 1449. His widow married 2ndly Sir Roger Kynaston of Hordley, co. Salop. She died on or before 11 Feb 1453/4.
m1 after 09.10.1408 Constance dsp 1438, dau of Lord de Grey
m2 by 26.08.1439 Elizabeth Cobham d by 17.03.1453-4, dau of Reginald de Cobham, 3rd Lord of Sterborough
St18-1-1-1 John le Strange, 8th Lord of Knokyn b about 20 May 1443 d 16.10.1479 The History of Parliament also maintains that John Le Strange had married Jacquetta when he was 6 years of age.
m1 by 27.03.1450 Jacquetta Wydeville + 7 ch dau of Sir Richard de Wydeville of Grafton, 1st Earl Rivers
m2 Anne Neville
-1 Joan le Strange, Baroness of Knockyn b c 1463 d 20.03.1513-4 m c 1481 George Stanley, Lord Strange dvp 05.12.1497 -1-1 John STANLEY b by 1485 d 12 may 1497 m 1507 Anne Hastings dau of Edward Hastings, 2nd Lord Ashby de la Zouche, Lord Hungerford
-1-2 Thomas STANLEY 2nd Earl of Derby
-1-3 James STANLEY of Crosshall (Esq. Marshall of Ireland)
-1-4 Mary STANLEY
-1-5 Jane STANLEY
-1-6 Elizabeth STANLEY
-1-7 Eleanor STANLEY
-1-1-1 Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby b 10.05.1509, d 24.10.1572, 2nd son m1 21.02.1530 Dorothy Howard dau of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk
-1-1-2 Margaret Stanley m c07.1532 Robert Ratcliffe, Lord FitzWalter, 1st Earl of Sussex b c1483, d 27.11.1542
-1-1-3+ - John dvpsp, Henry d y
-1-1-5 by p x Elizabeth Stanley m Thomas Scarisbrick b 1496, d 1530
St18-2 Isabel le Strange a 1366
m 1351 James Audley, 2nd Lord b 08.01.1312/3, d 01.04.1386
St18 =19 Lucy le Strange
m William Willoughby, 5th Lord of Eresby d c1410
-1 Robert Willoughby, 6th Lord of Eresby, Earl of Vendosme and Beaumont b c 1395 d c 1452 m1 Elizabeth de Montacute dau of Sir John de Montacute, 3rd Earl of Salisbury
-2 Sir Thomas Willoughby of Parham b c 1400 m Joan Arundell dau of Sir Richard Arundell
-3 Elizabeth Willoughby b c 1387 d before 12.11.1428 m before 07.1405 Henry Beaumont, 5th Lord b 1379/80, d 06.1413
-4 Marjory Willoughby m Sir William FitzHugh, 5th Lord b 1398, d 1452
-5 Margaret Willoughby m Sir William Oldhall
-1-1 Joan Willoughby, Baroness of Eresby b c 1420 d 1461/2 m Sir Richard Welles, 7th Lord Willoughby of Eresby b c 1420 d 1469
-2-1 Sir Robert Willoughby of Parham b c 1430 d 30.05.1465-6 m Cicely Welles
-2-2 Sir William Willoughby m Joan Strangeways dau of Thomas Strangeways
-5-1 Mary Oldhall d 10.1466 m Walter Gorges of Little Fransham b c 1422, dvp 09.1466

-2-1-1 Sir Robert Willoughby b c 1450 d c 1468 m Joane FitzHugh
-2-1-2 Sir Christopher Willoughby of Parham b 1453 Knotishall Suffolk d c 1498/9 Campsey Suffolk m Margaret Jenney b 1460 Knotishall d there 1515 dau of Sir William Jenney of Knottshall
-2-1-3 Sir Christopher Willoughby m Elizabeth Talboys dau of Sir George Talboys/Tailboys
-2-1-4 George Willoughby had issue
-2-1-5 Sir Thomas Willoughby d 1545, chief justice m Bridget or Katherine Read dau of Sir Robert Read of Bore Place
-2-1-6 Catherine Willoughby m Sir John Heydon of Baconsthorp
-2-1-7 Elizabeth Willoughby m William Eure, 1st Lord b c1483, d 15.03.1547/8 (descendants from Linda Wensrich's tree)
-2-1-8+ John, Dorothy
-5-1-1 Sir Edmund Gorges of Wraxall bap 1454 Wraxall church Somerset d aft 22 Apr 1522 m1 Anne Howard + 4 ch m2 Joan Hampton d 1506 + 2 ch dau of John Hampton m3 Joan Copstone d 1524 dau of Thomas Copstone

-2-1-3-1 William Willoughby b 1515 d 1570 m Elizabeth Heneage
-2-1-5-1 Robert Willoughby of Bore Place b c 1505 m Dorothy Willoughby dau of Sir Edward Willoughby of Wollaton
-2-1-5-2 Christopher Willoughby of Penshurst m Margaret Tottishurst dau of Richard Tottishurst
-2-1-5-3 Mary Willoughby m Humfrey Waldron of Devon
-2-1-5-4 Elizabeth Willoughby b c 1514 Chevening Kent d there 10 Apr 1580 m Thomas Tottishurst of Kent
-2-1-7-1 Ralph Eure d Ancrum Moor Scotland m Margery Bowes
-2-1-7-2 Anne Eure
-2-1-7-3 Muriel Eure
-2-1-7-4 Margery Eure
-2-1-7-5 Henry Eure
-2-1-7-6 John Eure
-5-1-1-1 Sir Edward GORGES of Wraxall b 1481 Wraxall Somerset d 11 Feb 1565 Sheriff of Somerset 1514 -1529 m1 Mary Newton + 2 ch m2 Mary Poyntz + 9 ch
-5-1-1-2 John GORGES
-5-1-1-3 William GORGES
-5-1-1-4 Margaret GORGES m c 1505 John NEWTON son of John Newton and Isabel Cheddar
-5-1-1-5 Edward GORGES
-5-1-1-6 Walter GORGES

-2-1-3-1-1 Charles Willoughby b c 1540 m Margaret Fiennes
-2-1-5-1-1 Thomas Willoughby of Bore Place b c 1530 m Catharine Hart b c 1530 dau of Sir Percival Hart of Lullingston Court/Castle b c 1505 d 1580 m Freswide Braye dau of Edmund Braye, 1st Lord b c 1484, d 18 Oct 1539
m Jane Hallighwell d 24.10.1558
-2-1-7-1-1 Anne Eure m Lancelot Mansfield b Skirpenbeck Yorkshire
-2-1-7-1-2 Frances Eure
-2-1-7-1-3 Thomas Eure
-2-1-7-1-4 Ralph Eure
-2-1-7-1-5 William Eure
-5-1-1-1-1 Edmund GORGES (Esq.)
-5-1-1-1-2 Sir Thomas GORGES
-5-1-1-1-3 William GORGES (Esq.)
-5-1-1-1-4 Edmund GORGES
-5-1-1-1-5 Nicholas GORGES of Alderton MP b b c 1510 d 1594 Alderton Northampton
-5-1-1-1-6 William GORGES of Charlton (Sir Knight)
-5-1-1-1-7 Jane GORGES
-5-1-1-1-8 Elizabeth GORGES
-5-1-1-1-9 Maria GORGES
-5-1-1-1-10 Ferdinando GORGES
-5-1-1-1-11 Frances GORGES
-5-1-1-4-1 Sir John NEWTON of Hawtrey b c 1505 - d 1568 m Margaret Poyntz b c 1505 Iron Acton gloucaester dau of Sir Anthony Poyntz and Elizabeth Huddesfield

-2-1-3-1-1-1 William Willoughby b c 1565 m Elizabeth Hilyard
-2-1-3-1-1-2 Thomas Willoghby
-2-1-3-1-1-3 Ann Willoughby m William Pelham
-2-1-5-1-1-1 Sir Percival Willoughby 'of Middleton b c 1560 d 23.08.1643 m Bridget Willoughby d 16.07.1629, dau of Sir Francis Willoughby of Wollaton
-2-1-5-1-1-2 Edward Willoughby m Winifrid Willoughby dau of Sir Francis Willoughby of Wollaton
-2-1-5-1-1-3 Thomas Willoughby b c 1571
-2-1-5-1-1-4 Robert Willoughby
-2-1-5-1-1-5 George Willoughby
-2-1-5-1-1-6 Henry Willoughby
-2-1-5-1-1-7 Frideswide Willoughby
-2-1-5-1-1-8 Elizabeth Willoughby
-2-1-5-1-1-9 Bridget Willoughby
-2-1-5-1-1-10 Sibbell Willoughby
-2-1-7-1-1-1 John Mansfield b Yorkshire m Elizabeth
-2-1-7-1-1-2 Luce Mansfield
-2-1-7-1-1-3 Margaret mansfield b Hutton-on-Derwent Yorkshire
-2-1-7-1-1-4 julian Mansfield d 1633
-2-1-7-1-1-5 Ralph Mansfield d 18 Nov1633 Killygordon Donegal IRE
m2 before 25.03.1344 Joan Ingham d before 12.12.1365, dau of Oliver, Lord Ingham b dau. and coheir and eventually heir of Oliver de Ingham, Lord Ingham. He died 29 Jul 1349 in the Manor of Sedgebrook, Lincs. Joan, married 2ndly, Sir Miles de Stapleton, K.G. She died before 12 Dec 1365 and was Buried at Ingham. Miles died 4 Oct 1364 and was Buried at Ingham.
BE1883 reports John's marriages the other way round but we follow TCP and BP1934 not least because they report his widow Joan as marrying again after his death. Possibly of this generation, but if so by which marriage is unknown, was ...
St19-2 Eleanor le Strange d 20.04.1396 possibly of this generation
m before 29.11.1360 Reginald Reynold de Grey, 2nd Lord of Ruthyn b c 1319/22, d 07-8.1388
St21-2 Ebulo le Strange, 'Earl of Lincoln' dsp<
m Alice de Lacy, Countess of Lincoln and Salisbury dsp 1348, dau of Henry de Lacy, 3rd Earl of Lincoln, Earl of Salisbury
St23 =24 Sir Hamon le Strange of Hunstanton b c 1293 d 1317 The Strange family of Hunstanton was a cadet branch of that of Strange of Knockin, seated in Shropshire. In the reign of Edward II, John, 2nd Lord Strange d. 1311 had vested the Hunstanton estate in his younger brother, Hamon, in return for the latter's promise never to lay claim to the principal family holdings. Hamon was succeeded by a son named after him, who, dying in 1361, left a son and heir under age.
m Margaret Vernon dau of Ralph Vernon
St22-2 Edmund le Strange
St22-3 Robert le Strange of Timworth
m Mabilla
St22-3-1 John le Strange b c 1350 Brockley Suffolk m Elizabeth Butler
St22-3-1-1 Agnes le Strange b c 1380 Brockley d aft 1432
m1 c 1389 in Clifton Bedford Robert Mordaunt m2 Thomas Foderingay
St22-3-1-1-1 Robert MORDAUNT Esq m c 1^422 in Holdenby Northampton Elizabeth Holdenby -1 Maud MORDAUNT
-2 Elizabeth MORDAUNT
-3 William MORDAUNT b c 1432 Copley Bedford d 1481 m c 1458 in Clifton Margaret Peake dau of John Peake

-3-1 Elizabeth MORDAUNT b c 1460 Copley m Sir Winston Browne of Abbess Roding
-3-2 William MORDAUNT b c 1461 Hempsted Essex d 16 Jan 1518 Walton Warwick bur hamstead Church m 5 Jun 1484/5 Hempsted Anne Huntingdon
-3-3 Joan MORDAUNT b c 1462 Copley m Sir Giles Strangeways
-3-4 John MORDAUNT b c 1465 Copley d 11 Sep 1504 m c 1482 in Turvey Bedford Edith Latimer dau of Sir Nicholas Latimer of Duntish wid of John Grene of Stotfold

-3-1-1 Elizabeth BROWNE
-3-1-2 John BROWNE of Abbes Roding
-3-1-3 Sir Anthony BROWNE of South Weald
-3-2-1 Robert Mordaunt b 1495 Hempsted m Barbara le Strange
-3-3-1 Eleanor STRANGEWAYS
-3-3-2 Sir Henry STRANGEWAYS
-3-3-3 Elizabeth STRANGEWAYS
-3-4-1 John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt of Turvey b c 1483 Copley d 1561 m c 1507 Turvey Elizabeth de Vere

-3-2-1-1 Henry Mordaunt b 1531 Crimston Norfolk d by 1572 m Anne Poley
-3-4-1-1 Anne MORDAUNT b c 1506 Turvey m1 John Rodney b 1506 d 25 Dec 1549 son of Walter Rodney and Anne Compton m2 John Cheney m3 John Fisher son of Michael Fisher and Margaret Frowicke
-3-4-1-2 Margaret MORDAUNT b c 1509 Turvey m1 c 1526 Edmund Fettiplace m2 aft 1540 John Denton d 1558
-3-4-1-3 Edmund MORDAUNT b c 1510 Middle Temple London d 1556 m x
-3-4-1-4 Edith MORDAUNT b c 1516 m John Elmes
-3-4-1-5 George MORDAUNT b 1518 Oakley Bedford m c 1549 in Turvey Cecilia Harding
-3-4-1-6 Elizabeth MORDAUNT b 1518 Turvey m Silvester Danvers of Dauntsey b 1518 d 1552 son of Thomas Danvers and Margaret de Courtenay
-3-4-1-7 John MORDAUNT 2nd Baron Mordaunt of Turvey b c 1508/18 d 1571/2 m1 Ellen FitzLewis b c 1522 d 2 Jun 1543 + 10 ch dau of John FitzLewis and Catherine Lovell m2 Joan Fermor dau of Richard Fermor and Anne Browne wid of Roger Wilford she m3 c 1550 Thomas Kempe
-3-4-1-8 Winifred MORDAUNT b c 1520 Turvey d 8 Jul 1561/2 bur Chesham Bois Bucks m 23 Oct 1541 John Cheney
-3-4-1-9 William MORDAUNT b c 1522 Turvey d aft 1580 m1 c 1545 in Turvey Agnes/Janet Booth + 1 ch m2 Cecilia Harding
-3-4-1-10 Dorothy MORDAUNT b c 1524 Turvey m Thomas More
-3-4-1-11 Audrey/Etheldreda MORDAUNT

-3-2-1-1-1 George MORDAUNT
-3-2-1-1-2 Lestrange MORDAUNT b 1572 Kings lynn Norfolk d 1627 m Margaret Charles
-3-4-1-1-1 Anne RODNEY m William Sutton
-3-4-1-1-2 Agnes FISHER b St. John of Bletsoe b 1522 d 28 Aug 1572 m Oliver St. John, 1st Baron St John of Bletsoe
-3-4-1-2-1 Sir John FETTIPLACE
-3-4-1-2-2 Thomas FETTIPLACE
-3-4-1-2-3 George FETTIPLACE
-3-4-1-2-4 Edward/Edmund FETTIPLACE
-3-4-1-2-5 William FETTIPLACE
-3-4-1-2-6 Elizabeth FETTIPLACE
-3-4-1-2-7 Jane FETTIPLACE
-3-4-1-2-8 Anne FETTIPLACE
-3-4-1-2-9 Dorothy FETTIPLACE
-3-4-1-3-1 Margaret Mordaunt m Lawrence Taylard + 14 ch
-3-4-1-5-1 Lewis Mordaunt b 1^543 Caldecot Northill Bedford m 1573 in Little Windemondley Hertford Jane Needham
-3-4-1-6-1 Sir John DANVERS of Dauntsey b 1540 d 19 Dec 1594 bur Dauntsey Church Wilts m Elizabeth Neville
-3-4-1-6-2 Anne DANVERS
-3-4-1-6-3 Ursula DANVERS
-3-4-1-6-4 Anthony DANVERS
-3-4-1-6-5 Elizabeth DANVERS
-3-4-1-6-6 Henry DANVERS
-3-4-1-7-1 Lewis MORDAUNT 3rd Baron Mordaunt of Turvey b 21 Sep 1538 Turvey d 16 Jun 1601 Drayton Manor Northampton bur 29 Jul 1601 Lowick Northampton m c 1563 Elizabeth Darcy
-3-4-1-7-2 Elizabeth MORDAUNT
-3-4-1-7-3 Margaret MORDAUNT
-3-4-1-7-4 Anne MORDAUNT
-3-4-1-7-5 Ursula MORDAUNT
-3-4-1-7-6 Son MORDAUNT
-3-4-1-7-7 Dau. MORDAUNT
-3-4-1-7-8 Son MORDAUNT
-3-4-1-7-9 Dau. MORDAUNT
-3-4-1-7-10 Son MORDAUNT
-3-4-1-9-1 Edmund Mordaunt b c 1550 d aft 1580 m1 1580 in Greensted Essex Agnes Rich m2 Elizabeth Staveley + 1 ch

-3-2-1-1-2-1 Henry MORDAUNT b 1600 Congham Norfolk m 9 Jan 1625 Calthorpe Norfolk Barbara Calthorpe
-3-2-1-1-2-2 Robert MORDAUNT b 1598 Massingham Norfolk d 23 Aug 1630 Hempsted m Amy Southerton
-3-4-1-5-1-1 George Mordaunt b 1574 Caldecot m Anne Smythe
-3-4-1-7-1-1 Henry MORDAUNT 4th Baron Mordaunt of Turvey b c 1564/8 Peterborough Northampton d 13 Feb 1608/9 m Margaret Compton
-3-4-1-7-1-3 Mary MORDAUNT m Thomas Mansell 1st Bart son of Sir Edward Mansell and Jane Somerset
-3-4-1-7-1-4 Elizabeth MORDAUNT b c 1568 m Sir JOhn Heveningham d 1563 son of Sir Arthur Heningham and Mary Hanschet
-3-4-1-7-1-5 Catherine MORDAUNT
-3-4-1-9-1-1 Anne Mordaunt m 13 Jul 1612 in Oakley Bedford Simon Throckmorton

-3-2-1-1-2-2-1 Charles MORDAUNT
-3-4-1-5-1-1-1 George Mordaunt b 1601 Caldecot m 1629 in Beeston Bedford Elizabeth Everard
-3-4-1-7-1-1-1 John MORDAUNT 1st Earl Peterborough b 1598/9 d 19Jun 1642/?44 m 1621/2 Elizabeth Howard
-3-4-1-7-1-1-2 Frances MORDAUNT b c 1595 Turvey m1 c 1622 Thomas Neville m2 Sir Basil Brooke of Madeley Court
-3-4-1-7-1-1-3 James MORDAUNT
-3-4-1-7-1-1-4 Henry MORDAUNT
-3-4-1-7-1-1-5 Lewis MORDAUNT
-3-4-1-7-1-1-6 Margaret MORDAUNT
-3-4-1-7-1-1-7 Anne MORDAUNT
-3-4-1-7-1-1-8 Francis MORDAUNT m Frances Gostwick
-3-4-1-7-1-1-9 Elizabeth MORDAUNT
-3-4-1-7-1-1-10 Francis MORDAUNT
-3-4-1-7-1-1-11 Anne MORDAUNT
-3-4-1-7-1-3-1 Lewis Mansell 2nd Bart b c 1594 d 4 Apr 1638 m Elizabeth Montague
St22-3-1-1-2 Cassandra MORDAUNT Nun at Elstow
St22 =23 Hamon le Strange of Hunstanton d c 1362
m Katharine de Camoys dau of Sir John de Camoys
St21 =22 Sir John le Strange of Hunstanton b 1347 d 1417
m Eleanor Walkfare dau of Sir Richard Walkfare/Walkefore of Dersingham and Great Ryburgh and Mary Morieux
He was Knighted before the summer of 1378, then being appointed to his first royal commission. This was to secure the arrest of Sir Robert Howard, who had been charged with the abduction of Margery Narford, grand daughter and heir to Alice, Lady Neville. Strange hold property at Hunstanton as a feudal tenant of Richard, earl of Arundel, to whom, moreover, he was distantly related. It was to John of Gaunt, however, that he remained most closely attached: he was described as his ‘bachelor’ in 1380 when ordered to bring before the ducal council in London evidences concerning Gaunt's dispute with the prior of Holy Trinity, Norwich; and on one occasion his lord granted him the goods of an outlaw, said to be worth as much as 360 marks. He served under Lancaster not only on the military expedition which Richard II led into Scotland in 1385, but also on his campaigns to press his claim to the throne of Castile in 1386-7. At that time Richard II's opponents, the Lords Appellant, were in firm control of the government, having recently dominated the Merciless Parliament, which Strange had attended as knight of the shire for Norfolk. Judging from his ‘reward’, but possibly also because of his links with the earl of Arundel, and with John of Gaunt's son Henry, earl of Derby, who had earlier responded sympathetically to a petition of his, it would appear that Strange was an active supporter of the Appellants; and in this connexion it may be noted that after Richard II regained power in May 1389 he did not ever again serve on a royal commission throughout the rest of the reign. Again in Jul 1388, although no political motivation need be read into this, Strange acted as mainpernor at the Exchequer for Sir William Fulthorpe, who was then busy doing what he could to recover, if only by lease, the estates forfeited by his father, one of the judges impeached and condemned for treason in the same Parliament.

In Jun 1408 he was granted a life annuity of £40, and two years later he and his wife were given the manor of Westley Suffolk valued at £4 18s.4d. p.a. to hold for life in survivorship. Subsequently, in 1412, at Sir John's request, half of his annuity was bestowed on one of his sons, Christopher, who had recently entered the royal household as an esquire.

Strange's position at the court of Henry IV could be used to the advantage of other members of his family. Following the death of his kinsman John, 6th Lord Strange of Knockin, in 1397, and of the latter's widow in 1400, Sir John had taken an interest in the welfare of the young heir, Lord Richard. In Mar 1401 he stood surety for the boy's stepfather and guardian, the ‘King's knight’ Sir Nicholas Hauberk, in his dispute with John Kynaston, steward of the Strange estates; although four months later he and the heir's uncle, Sir Roger Strange, both appeared as mainpernors for Kynaston when he leased certain of the same properties at the Exchequer. Then, in Feb 1402 he, Hauberk and Sir William Hugford informed the council of the prince of Wales of the failure of the trustees appointed by Lord John to fulfil the obligations laid on them of paying his debts, supporting his sons and providing for the marriages of his daughters; accordingly, the prince granted them custody of some of the Strange estates for the duration of Lord Richard's minority, so that his father's will might be adequately performed. It was during the period of Strange's service in Henry IV's household that he was summoned personally to attend the great councils of 1401 and 1403, that he was twice appointed escheator of Norfolk and Suffolk on each occasion holding office for two consecutive terms, and that he sat as knight of the shire for Suffolk in three Parliaments running. There can be little doubt that his place close to the King's person was an important factor in securing his election to Parliament; and the local gentry must have been aware that his closest friends were of the circle of the influential Sir Thomas Erpingham, first chamberlain and then steward of the Household. Among those with whom he was connected were John Phelip, Erpingham's nephew, who was greatly favoured by Henry of Monmouth, and Sir Andrew Butler, the husband of Erpingham's niece. Furthermore, he had remained on good terms with Sir Thomas himself, whom he assisted in the purchase of ‘Berney's Inn’ in Norwich. Strange's employment in the King's household ceased abruptly at Henry IV's death, and he was never again appointed to royal commissions. He died shortly before May 1417, and would appear to have been buried at Hunstanton. Several years earlier he had given his manor in Tottington to one of Sir Thomas Felton's daughters, Mary, prioress of Campsey d. 1394, to form part of the priory's possessions, and this gift was now confirmed by his eldest son, John, the heir to the bulk of his estates. Strange left two other sons, Christopher and Leonard, and when his widow, Eleanor, made her will on 13 Sep 1418 she gave the latter a house in Bury St. Edmunds as well as property in Thorpe Morieux. Eleanor was buried in the great abbey church at Bury. On her mother's side, Eleanor Walkefore was the next heir to her uncle Sir Thomas Morieux, constable of the Tower of London and son-in-law to John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster. Following his death in 1388 on the duke's Castilian campaign, she inherited manors in Felsham and Thorpe Morieux in Suffolk, which were to have an estimated annual value of 40 marks at the time of the death of her son, John.
St20 =21 John le Strange of Hunstanton b 1387 Hunstanton d 25 Oct 1436
m Alice Beaumont dau of->
+1 Nicholas Beaumont
St19 =20 Roger le Strange of Hunstanton b 1412 Hunstanton
m Jane Beke of Beke
St19 John le Strange of Hunstanton b about 1432 dsp 30 Apr 1467
m Joan Bewse/Browse of Wenham
St18 Thomas le Strange of Hunstanton b 1451/
m Catherine Vaux
St17 Margaret le Strange b about 1474 Walton d'Eville Warwicks
m1 Edward Knyvett
m2 Sir Robert le Strange of Elsing
-1 Sir Thomas Le STRANGE of Hunstanton b c 1500
-2 Roger Le STRANGE
-3 Catherine Le STRANGE (B. Hastings)
-4 Elizabeth Le STRANGE b c 1520
-5 Anne Le STRANGE
St17 Anne le Strange b 1492 Walton d'Eville Warwicks
m John le Strange of Massingham
-1 Barbara Le STRANGE b 1507 Massingham Norfolk m Robert Mordaunt
-2 Thomas Le STRANGE? b 1508 Chesterton Gloucester d c 1570

-1-1 Henry Mordaunt b 1531 Crimston Norfolk m Anne Poley
-2-2 Elizabeth le Strange b 1534 Sussex m Offington Sussex William West Baron de la Warr

-1-1-1 George Mordaunt
-1-1-2 Lestrange Mordaunt b 1572 King's Lynn Norfolk d 1627 m Margaret Charles
-2-2-1 Thomas WEST Baron De La Warr)
-2-2-2 Elizabeth WEST b 1557 Halnaker Sussex m c 1575 in Dedisham Sussex Richard Blount
-2-2-3 Jane WEST b 1558 d 1606 Norfolk m1 Sir Thomas Wenman of Thanme Park m2 James Cressus m3 16 Jan 1587/8 Thomas Tasburgh m4 Sir Ralph Shelton b 11 Jan 1559/60 d 22 Jul 1628, Battle of Isle of Rhe, Spain
-2-2-4 Mary WEST b c 1561 Richard Blount

-2-2-3-1 Roger WENMAN 1º V. Wenman m. Agnes Fermor
-2-2-3-2 James SHELTON b c 1588 d 20 May 1668, Barbados, Bermuda m Anne Hebert
-2-2-3-3 Thomas SHELTON b. 1601 d. BEF Oct 1650

-2-2-3-2-1 Robert SHELTON
-2-2-3-2-2 Joan SHELTON m Son Hall
-2-2-3-2-3 James SHELTON b ABT 1600 m Eleanor West
-2-2-3-2-4 Stephen SHELTON b ABT 1602 d Jan 1654/5 m Anne West
-2-2-3-2-5 John SHELTON b ABT 1603 d 15 Aug 1691
-2-2-3-2-6 William SHELTON b ABT 1605 d 20 Nov 1639
-2-2-3-2-7 Thomas SHELTON b ABT 1606 d 1684 Cecil Co MD m Hannah Wood
-2-2-3-2-8 George SHELTON b 1607
-2-2-3-2-9 Richard SHELTON b ABT 1610 d 1701
-2-2-3-2-10 Ralph SHELTON b 1610
St18 =19 Sir Henry le Strange of Hunstanton b 1432 Hunstanton d 25.11.1485
m Katherina Drury dau of Roger Drury of Hawstead
St18-3 Richard le Strange of Hunstanton b about 1439
St18-4 Hamon le Strange of Hunstanton
m Eleanor Badford
St20-2 Margaret le Strange of Hunstanton
m1 Thomas Rochfort m2 Thomas Bernard
St20-3 other issue Hamon le Strange of Hunstanton,John le Strange, Henry le Strange
St21-2 Hamon le Strange
St21-3 Leonard le Strange
St21-4 Elizabeth le Strange
m Gruffydd Fychan, Lord of Glyndwrdwy a 1300
St22-2 Katherine le Strange possibly of this generation
m1 Sir Alan de Glaseley
m2 Sir William de Wrottesley of Wrottesley a 1277, 1312
St22-3 Hawise le Strange apparently of this generation
m Sir Robert de Felton of Litcham, 1st Lord d Bannockburn 24.06.1314
other issue apparently of this generation Joane le Strange m Sir Freville
St23-2 Hamon le Strange of Wrockwardine, prominent in the King's service until his death, probably in the Holy Land, early in 1274/5 Cal. Patent Rolls, 1272-81, p. 81; Cal. Fine Rolls, vol. i, p. 21. In 1266/7 the King granted to him and his heirs the manor of Ellesmere, until he should provide for them to the value of 100 l. a year in land Cal. Patent Rolls, 1266-72, p. 39. BEF his death Hamon purported to enfeoff Roger in Ellesmere and Coolmere Shropsh., vol. x, p. 197; Cal. Fine Rolls, vol. i, p. 21, but the validity of the feoffment was questioned after Hamon's death, and Roger obtained a fresh grant from the King for life Cal. Patent Rolls, 1272-81, p. 125; 1307-13, pp. 156, 493. Hamon, who was Sheriff of Hants, was granted Chawton in that county in fee before 30 Dec 1271 Cal. Charter Rolls, vol. ii, p. 178, and this may have invalidated the conditional grant of Ellesmere. Chawton passed to his brother Robert Cal. Patent Rolls, 1272-81, p. 442; Cal. Close Rolls, 1272-79,
p. 203."
St26 Robert Strange of Chauton, later of Wrockwardine, in 1270/1 he was about to go to the Holy Land. In 1272 he was pardoned for cutting and selling a part of a wood at Chawton, Hants, which had been given to him by his brother Hamon. In 1275 he did homage for the manor of Wrockwardine, which Hamon had given to him by charter. He died on or before 12 Oct 1276. BE1883 which, as mentioned above, missed out a generation of Johns reports that Robert was 3rd son of Hamon son of John and Amicia. We follow TCP which reports that Robert obtained Wrockwardine from his brother Hamon.
m Alianore de Blancminster Whitechurch daughter and coheir of William De Blancminster, who survived him. ( shows hes as Eleanor de Whitchurch - the anglicized form of Blancminster - and her mother as Eve Fitzwarin)
St25-1 John le Strange of Blackmere d unm by 18.06.1289
St25 Fulk le Strange, 1st Lord of Blackmere b c1267, d by 23.01.1323/4
m Eleanor Giffard dau of Sir John Giffard, 1st Lord of Brimsfield
St24 John le Strange, 2nd Lord of Blackmere b c1305, d 21.07.1349
m Ankaret Boteler d 08.10.1361, dau of William Boteler of Weem
St23-1 Fulk le Strange, 3rd Lord of Blackmere b c1330, d 30.08.1349 On Fulke's death as above the Barony of Strange of Blackmere according to modern doctrine, fell into abeyance between his 2 infant daughters, 1 Joan, who married John Careless or Carless, 2 Eleanor, who married Edward De Acton; although a Hampshire jury found that Fulke died without heir of his body and that his brother John was his heir. Undoubtedly John did succeed to his barony in the territorial sense; but according to modern doctrine he did not succeed to the alleged Parliamentary Barony and the writ by which he was subsequently summoned created a new Barony. See Appendix H.]"
m mcrt 12.03.1346/7 Elizabeth de Stafford b after 1332, d 07.08.1375, dau of Ralph de Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford
1 Joan le Strange
m John Careless or Carless of Albrighton
2 Eleanor le Strange
m Edward de Acton
St23 John le Strange, 4th Lord of Blackmere b c04.1332, d 12.05.1361
m Mary FitzAlan d 29.08.1396, dau of Richard FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel
St22 John le Strange, 5th Lord of Blackmere b c 1353, d 03.08.1375
m Isabel Beauchamp d 29.09.1416, dau of Thomas de Beauchamp, 3rd Earl of Warwick
St21 Elizabeth le Strange b 06.12.1373, dsp 23.08.1383
m 15.03.1382/3 Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal d 22.09.1400
St22-2 Ankaret le Strange d 1413
m1 Sir Richard Talbot, 4th Baron d 07.09.1396
m2 1400-1 Thomas Nevill, Lord Furnivall d 14.03.1406-7
St23-3 Eleanor le Strange An Eleanor of this generation is usually identified as wife of Reginald de Grey, 2nd Lord of Ruthyn, but TCP Grey of Ruthin suggests otherwise.
St23-4 Maud Strange b c1333 probably of this generation
m Brian de Cornwall of Outragorther, etc b c1326, d 1392
St24-2 Elizabeth le Strange shown by 'Mathematical' b about 1310
m Sir Robert Corbet of Wattlesborough and Moreton Corbet b 1304, d 1375
St23 =27 =28 Hawise le Strange
m?? Griffith, Prince of Powys-Wenwynwyn a 1274 b c 1210 d c 1287
Po22 =26 =27 Owen ap Griffith de la Pole Po22, alias Owain ap Gruffydd ap Gwenwynwyn
Po21 =25 =26 William de la Pole in Kingston-upon-Hall b 1275 in Yorkshire
m Elena x she m2 John Rotenheryng
-1 William de la Pole d 21 Jun 1366 m Catherine Norwich dau of Sir Walter Norwich
-2 Richard de la Pole
St23-5 Elizabeth le Strange
St27? reported by was:
Katherine le Strange b 1218 Shropshire d there 1300
m William le Clauer b c 1215
-1 Dementa le Clauer b 1252 Harwich Essex
m Ralph de Hales b 1248 Hales Norfolk d 1313
St24-2. Margery le Strange b c 1198 Cheswardine Shropshire
m Ralph de Pichford b c 1187 Pichford Shropshire son of Hugh de Pichford b c 1159 and Burga de Baskerville b c 1166
-1 Burgo de Pichford b c 1214 Pichford
m Nicholas de Wiley b c 1195 Shropshire, Wiley b bef 1255 son of Warner de Wiley b c 1168 (son of William granson of William) and Petronilla FitzOdo (dau of Roger FitzOdo)
-1-1 Andrew de Wiley b c 1230 Wiley d 1265 m x de Hungerford b c 1233 Hungerford dau of Walter de Hungerford b c 1186 -1-1-1 Burgo de Wiley b c 1256 Wiley m Richard de Harley b c 1250 b Shropshire, Harley son of Robert de Harley b c 1223 and Alice de Pullesdon b c 1230
St25 =27 Sir Guy le STRANGE b about 1169 in Ness, Shropshire d before 6 Apr 1199
St24 =26 Sir Ralph le Strange b 1198 in Ness, Shropshire
St23 =25 Emma le Strange b 1220 in Ness, Shropshire
m Phillip Warren of Burnham b 1219 in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk
St22 =24 Cecilia Warren
m Sir William de Calthorpe
St25-3. Margaret le STRANGE b. 1154 - d. Feb 1222/3
St25-4. Ralph le STRANGE
St25-5. William le STRANGE
St25-6 Elizabeth le Strange possibly the same as m Run or Ruon or Rees in Denbighshire b about 1170
St25-7. Hamo le STRANGE

Sources: TCP Strange or Lestrange, BE1883 Strange of Knockyn, BE1883 Strange of Blackmere, BLG1952 Le Strange of Hunstanton, BP1934 Strange of Knokin, various web sites including RootsWeb
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