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Strange of Blackmere, Baron (E, 1309 - abeyant 1777)

 

Creation: writ sum. 4 Mar 1308/9

 

Abeyant: 20 Sep 1777

 

Family name: le Strange later Talbot later Howard

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Arms:

Gules two Lions passant Argent

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Roald le Strange, a tenant of Alan FitzFlaald in Mileham, co. Norfolk, witnessed a charter to Castleacre Priory before 1122, held land in Hunstanton, co. Norfolk (d. before 1158), mar. Maud de Hunstanton, dau. of Ralph de Hunstanton, by his wife Helewise de Plaiz, dau. of Hugh de Plaiz, of Bernham, co. Suffolk, and had issue:

1. John le Strange I, had a grant from the Crown of land in Ness, co. Shropshire 1158, the land held by his brother Hamon Lestrange in Cheswardine, co. Shropshire, had passed to him by 1164, granted the churches of Hunstanton and Cheswardine to Haughmond Abbey before 1176, had a grant to pay his men serving in the March of Wales 1171 (d. before Michaelmas 1178), mar. Hawise ....., and had issue:

1a. John le Strange II, acquired rights in land at Knockin, co. Shropshire, from his cousins, the daughters of his uncle Guy 1196/7, sent his knights overseas 1206, Constable of Carreghova Castle 1213, Sheriff of Shropshire and Staffordshire 1216, given aid to strengthen his castle at Knockin 1217/8, present at the dedication of Worcester Cathedral 1218, granted a market at his manor of Hunstanton 1223/4 (d. before 20 Jan 1233/4), mar. Amice ....., and had issue:

1b. John le Strange III, serving in Poitou 1214, granted the manor of Wrockwardine, co. Shrewsbury, 1231, Constable of Montgomery Castle 1235, Sheriff of Shropshire and Staffordshire 1236, Justice of Chester c. 1241, granted a market and fair at Knockin 1241, summoned to Chester 1257/8 and 1260, to London 1261, to Hereford 1262/3 and to Worcester 1263 in connection with the disturbances in Wales (d. before 26 Mar 1269), mar. Lucy Tregoz, dau. of Robert Tregoz, and had issue:

1c. John le Strange IV, Constable of Montgomery Castle 1260 and 1265, summoned to be at Hereford with horses and arms 1262 (d. on or before 26 Feb 1275/6), mar. Joan de Somery, dau. of Roger de Somery, by his wife Lady Nichole de Albini, dau. of William [de Albini], 3rd Earl of Arundel, by his wife the Lady Mabel de Meschines, sister and hrss. of Ranulph "de Blundeville" [de Meschines], 4th Earl of Chester, and 2nd dau. of Hugh "Kevelioc" [de Meschines], 3rd Earl of Chester, and had issue:

1d. John le Strange V, later 1st Baron Strange of Knokyn

2c. Hamon le Strange, in the King's service, granted the manor of Ellesmere 1266/7, Sheriff of Hampshire, granted Chawton, co. Hampshire, 1271 (d. probably in the Holy Land c. 1274/5)

2c. Roger le Strange, later 1st Baron Strange of Ellesmere

3c. Robert le Strange, pardoned 1272 for cutting and selling a part of a wood in Chawton, co. Hampshire, which had been given to him by his brother Hamon, granted the manor of Wrockwardine, co. Shropshire, by his brother Hamon 1275 (d. on or before 12 Oct 1276), mar. Eleanor de Blancminster (d. after 1276), dau. and cohrss. of William de Blancminster, and had issue:

1d. John le Strange, given seisin of his father's lands 1287 (d. on or before 18 Jun 1289)

2d. Fulk le Strange, later 1st Baron Strange of Blackmere

2. Hamon le Strange, held land in Cheswardine, co. Shropshire (d. before 1164)

3. Guy le Strange, held land in Alveley, co. Shropshire, Sheriff of Shropshire 1159-60, and had issue

 

Fulk [le Strange], 1st Baron Strange of Blackmere

born

c. 1267

mar.

Eleanor Giffard, heiress of a moiety of the manor of Ashton, co. Wiltshire (d. bef. 1323/4), half sister and cohrss. of John [Giffard], 2nd Baron Giffard, and 2nd dau. of John [Giffard], 1st Baron Giffard, by his first wife Maud Longspée, widow of Sir William Longspée, of Amesbury, Aldbourne and Trowbridge, co. Wiltshire, Canford, co. Dorset, Bicester, co. Oxford, Brattleby, co. Lincoln, etc., and dau. and hrss. of Sir Walter de Clifford, of Clifford, co. Hereford, Cortham, co. Shropshire, etc., by his wife Margaret, dau. of Llewelyn ap Iorwerth, Prince of North Wales

children

1. John le Strange, later 2nd Baron Strange of Blackmere

2. Fulk le Strange, of Longnor and Betton Strange, co. Shropshire (d. before 1375), mar. Juliana ....., and had issue:

1a. Margaret le Strange, a nun

2a. Joan le Strange, mar. John Careles, and had issue

3a. Eleanor le Strange (b. c. 1349), mar. Edward Acton, of Longnor, co. Shropshire, Member of Parliament for Shropshire 1378, 1382, 1384, 1386 and 1388, Sheriff of Shropshire 1382-83, 1384-85 and 1389-90, Escheator of Shropshire and Staffordshire 1388-90 (d. after 1396), son and heir of William Acton, of Acton Burnell, co. Shropshire, and had issue

3. Hamon le Strange, of Cheswardine and Betton Strange, co. Shropshire, mar. Margaret .....

1. Elizabeth le Strange, mar. Robert Corbet, of Moreton, co. Shropshire

died

1 Feb 1323/4

created

by writ 4 Mar 1308/9 Baron Strange of Blackmere

suc. by

son

note

ordered that he should have his brother's lands 1289; in Gascony 1294; summoned repeatedly to do service against the Scots between 1298 and 1323; appended his seal to the Barons' Letter to the Pope 1300/1; a supporter of Thomas, Earl of Lancaster 1312; Seneschal of Aquitaine 1322; obtained a licence to crenellate his dwelling-place at Whitchurch, co. Shropshire 1322

 

John [le Strange], 2nd Baron Strange of Blackmere

born

25 Jan 1305/6

mar.

Ankaret Boteler (mar. (2) Sir Thomas de Ferrers; d. 8 Oct 1361), sister and cohrss. of Edward Boteler, and dau. of William Boteler, of Wem. co. Shrewsbury

children

1. Fulk le Strange, later 3rd Baron Strange of Blackmere

2. John le Strange, later 4th Baron Strange of Blackmere

1. Eleanor le Strange (d. 20 Apr 1396), mar. bef. 29 Nov 1360 Reynold [de Grey], 2nd Baron Grey of Ruthin, and had issue

died

21 Jul 1349

suc. by

son

note

had seisin of his lands 1326/7; executor of the will of his cousin Ebles [le Strange], 1st Baron Strange, 1337; accompanied the King to Normandy 1346 and was at Crecy and Calais

 

Fulk [le Strange], 3rd Baron Strange of Blackmere

born

c. 1331

mar.

after 12 Mar 1346/7 Lady Elizabeth de Stafford (mar. (2) John [de Ferrers], 4th Baron Ferrers of Chartley, and (3) as his first wife Reynold [de Cobham], 2nd Baron Cobham of Sterborough; d. 7 Aug 1376), 3rd dau. of Ralph [de Stafford], 1st Earl of Stafford, by his second wife Lady Margaret de Audley, suo jure Baroness Audley, only dau. and hrss. of Hugh [de Audley], 1st Earl of Gloucester, by his wife Lady Margaret de Gaveston, widow of Piers [de Gaveston], 1st Earl of Cornwall, sister and cohrss of Gilbert [de Clare], 7th Earl of Gloucester, and 2nd dau. of Gilbert [de Clare], 6th Earl of Gloucester, by his second wife Princess Joan "of Acre", 2nd surv. dau. of King Edward I by his first wife Eleanor of Castile, dau. of Ferdinand III, King of Castile

died

s.p. 30 Aug 1349

suc. by

brother

note

 

John [le Strange], 4th Baron Strange of Blackmere

born

c. 1332

mar.

Lady Mary FitzAlan (d. 29 Aug 1396), 2nd dau. of Richard [FitzAlan], 10th or 3rd Earl of Arundel, by his first wife Isabel le Despencer, 2nd dau. of Hugh [le Despencer], 1st and de jure 2nd Baron le Despencer, by his wife Lady Eleanor de Clare, sister and cohrss of Gilbert [de Clare], 7th Earl of Gloucester, and 1st dau. of Gilbert [de Clare], 6th Earl of Gloucester, by his second wife Princess Joan "of Acre", 2nd surv. dau. by his first wife of King Edward I

children

1. John le Strange, later 5th Baron Strange of Blackmere

1. Ankaret le Strange, later suo jure Baroness Strange of Blackmere

died

12 May 1361

suc. by

son

note

 

John [le Strange], 5th Baron Strange of Blackmere

born

1353

mar.

Lady Isabel de Beauchamp, took the veil 1381/2 (mar. (2) c. 12 Jun 1376 as his second wife William [Ufford], 2nd Earl of Suffolk; d. 29 Sep 1416), 5th dau. of Thomas [de Beauchamp], 11th Earl of Warwick, by his wife  Lady Catherine de Mortimer, 1st dau. of Roger [de Mortimer], 1st Earl of March

only child

1. Elizabeth le Strange, later suo jure Baroness Strange of Blackmere

died

s.p.m. 3 Aug 1375

suc. by

daughter

note

granted a yearly fair at Whitchurch, co. Shropshire 1362

 

Elizabeth le Strange later de Mowbray, suo jure Baroness Strange of Blackmere

born

6 Dec 1373

mar.

as his first wife Thomas [de Mowbray], 1st Earl of Nottingham later 1st Duke of Norfolk

died

s.p. 23 Aug 1383

suc. by

aunt

 

Ankaret le Strange later Talbot, suo jure Baroness Strange of Blackmere

born

1361

mar. (1)

bef. 23 Aug 1383 Richard [Talbot], 4th Baron Talbot

children by first husband

1. Sir Gilbert Talbot, later 5th Baron Talbot later 8th Baron Strange of Blackmere

2. Sir John Talbot, later jure uxoris 6th and 5th Baron Furnivall later 10th Baron Strange of Blackmere and 7th Baron Talbot later 1st Earl of Shrewsbury

3. Most Rev Richard Talbot, Archbishop of Dublin

4. Thomas Talbot, of Wrockwardine, co. Shrewsbury

mar. (2)

betw. 8 Mar and 4 Jul 1401 as his second wife Thomas [Nevill], jure primae uxoris 5th and 4th Baron Furnivall

died

1 Jun 1413

suc. by

son by first husband

 

Gilbert [Talbot], 5th Baron Talbot later 8th Baron Strange of Blackmere

born

1383

mar. (1)

mar. (2)

c. 1415 Beatrice ....., a lady of Portugal (mar. (2) bef. 1423 Thomas Fettiplace, of East Shefford, co. Berkshire; d. 25 Dec 1447; bur. at East Shefford, co. Berkshire)

only child by second wife

1. Ankaret Talbot, later suo jure Baroness Strange of Blackmere and Baroness Talbot

died

s.p.m. 19 Oct 1418

suc. by

daughter

 

Ankaret Talbot, suo jure Baroness Strange of Blackmere and Baroness Talbot

born

1416

died

13 Dec 1421

suc. by

uncle

 

John [Talbot], jure uxoris 6th and 5th Baron Furnivall later 10th Baron Strange of Blackmere and 7th Baron Talbot later 1st Earl of Shrewsbury

created

20 May 1442 Earl of Shrewsbury

17 Jul 1446 Earl of Waterford and Hereditary Steward of Ireland

 

The Barony of Strange of Blackmere (as well as the Baronies of Furnivall and of Talbot) was held by the Earls of Shrewsbury from 20 May 1442 until 8 May 1616, when on the death of Gilbert [Talbot], 7th Earl of Shrewsbury, 16th Baron Strange of Blackmere, etc., the Earldom passed to his brother and heir male but the three baronies fell into abeyance between his three daughters and coheirs: Mary, Countess of Pembroke (dsp. 1630), Elizabeth, Countess of Kent (dsp. 1651), and Alethea, Countess of Arundel. The Countess of Arundel inherited all three baronies in 1651 as sole heir of her father. After the death of the Countess in 1654 the three baronies passed to her grandson, Thomas [Howard], 23rd or 16th Earl of Arundel, later restored as 5th Duke of Norfolk. After his death in 1677 the three baronies remained with the Dukedom of Norfolk until 20 Sep 1777, when on the death of Edward [Howard], 9th Duke of Norfolk, 22nd Baron Strange of Blackmere, etc., the Dukedom of Norfolk passed to his cousin and the Baronies of Strange of Blackmere, Furnivall and Talbot, together with the Baronies of Mowbray and Segrave, fell into abeyance between his nieces and coheirs as heirs general: Winifred, Lady Stourton, and Ann, Lady Petre. The abeyance of the Baronies of Mowbray and Segrave was terminated in 1878 in favour of Alfred Joseph [Stourton], 20th Baron Stourton, the great-great-grandson of Winifred, Lady Stourton. The abeyance of the Barony of Furnivall was similarly terminated in 1913 in favour of Mary Frances Catherine Petre later Dent, great-great-granddaughter of Ann, Lady Petre, only to fall into abeyance again on her death in 1968.

 

Last updated 20 May 2010

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