STRICKLAND FAMILY

I. SIZERGH LINE

The Strickland of Sizergh Family, the name of the Strickland family home, is of Scandinavian origin, and originates from the Scandinavian occupation of England in the 9th and 10th Centuries. Along with a large gift of other lands, Sizergh was granted by Henry II about 1170-80 to Gervase d'Eyncourt (Deincourt), a cadet of the great baronial family of that name settled at Blankney in Lincolnshire. It is situated within the parish of Helsington, but as a separate independent manor. These possessions continued in the Deincourt family for several generations until Elizabeth, great granddaughter of Gervase, became on the death of her brother the sole heiress, and conveyed them all in marriage to her husband, Sir William Strickland in 1239. From that time, this has been the residence of the Strickland family. In earlier times, the family was known as 'De Castlecarrock', and they were descended from the Norman family of Vaux (or De Vallibus), and therefore allied to the family of Gilles, son of Bueth, the original native chieftain holder of Gilsland, near Carlisle. In 1179, Walter De Castlecarrock married, moved to the manor of Great Strickland in north Westmoreland acquired through his wife, and assumed the name 'De Strikeland'. The name meant 'the pastureland of young cattle'. This Walter was later knighted and was the great-grandfather of the Sir William mentioned above. Family members have been found in Parliament in almost every generation until the end of the 17th Century. They have also been involved in other parts of Government, including the military, up to the present time.

Adam De CASTLEROCK

Notes: Probably of the de Vallibus family.

Father: William De VAUX

Mother: ?

Married: ?

Children:

1. Robert De CASTLEROCK of Strickland

2. Walter De CASTLEROCK of Strickland (Sir)


Walter De CASTLEROCK of Strickland (Sir)

Born: ABT 1151, Castlecarrock, Cumberland, England

Died: BEF 1239

Father: Adam De CASTLEROCK

Mother: ?

Married: Christina De LETENHAM (sister of Gilbert FitzReinfrid)

Children:

1. Adam De STRICKLAND

2. Robert De STRICKLAND

3. William De STRICKLAND

4. Amabel De STRICKLAND


Amabel De STRICKLAND

Born: ABT 1179, Strickland, Westmoreland, England

Father: Walter De CASTLEROCK of Strickland (Sir)

Mother: Christina De LETENHAM

Married: Richard De PRESTON


Robert De STRICKLAND

Born: ABT 1175, Strickland, Westmoreland, England

Died: AFT 1220

Father: Walter De CASTLEROCK of Strickland (Sir)

Mother: Christina De LETENHAM

Married: Beatrice De COTESFORD


William De STRICKLAND

Born: ABT 1177, Strickland, Westmoreland, England

Died: AFT 1246

Father: Walter De CASTLEROCK of Strickland (Sir)

Mother: Christina De LETENHAM

Married: Amabel ?


Adam De STRICKLAND

Born: ABT 1172

Died: ABT 1251

Father: Walter De CASTLEROCK of Strickland (Sir)

Mother: Christina De LETENHAM

Married: ?

Children:

1. Robert De STRICKLAND (Sir)


Robert De STRICKLAND (Sir)

Father: Adam De STRICKLAND

Mother: ?

Married: Dau. De GENELLESTANE

Children:

1. William De STRICKLAND (Sir)


William De STRICKLAND (Sir)

Born: ABT 1242

Died: 1305

Notes: Elizabeth d'Eyncourt descended maternally from the great house of Dunbar, cadets of the Scottish kings, and from the Uchtred, Earldorman of Northumberland and his third wife Aelfgifu, daughter of King Aethelred the Unready. Thus while Strickland is English, the descendants of Sir William and Elizabeth can claim Scottish descent. The surnames Dunbar, Home, Dundas, Corbett, Clugston, Nesbit, Washington, Neville, Herying and Gray, along with Strickland, are all Septs of Clan Dunbar.

Father: Robert De STRICKLAND (Sir)

Mother: Dau. De GENELLESTANE

Married: Elizabeth d'EYNCOURT (d. 1273) (dau. of Ralph d'Eyncourt and Alice De Thursby)

Children:

1. Walter De STRICKLAND (Sir)

2. Joan De STRICKLAND

3. William De STRICKLAND

4. John De STRICKLAND (b. 1272 - d. 1352)

5. Robert De STRICKLAND

6. Hugh De STRICKLAND

7. Roger De STRICKLAND


Joan De STRICKLAND

Notes: Sir Walter's only sister, Joan, had a grant from him of lands in Natland on her marriage to Robert De Wessington, the ancestor of the Washington's of Warton, in Lancashire, and from whom descended George Washington, the first President of the USA.

Father: William De STRICKLAND (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth d'EYNCOURT

Married: Robert De WESSINGTON of Milbourne (d. 1324) (son of William De Wessington and Margaret De Morville)

Children:

1. Robert De WASHINGTON of Carnforth (d. 1348) (m. Agnes De Gentyl)


Walter De STRICKLAND (Sir)

Died: 1342

Notes: Knight of the Bath for his services in Border warfare in 1306, on the occasion of the granting of knighthood to the Prince of Wales - afterwards Edward II. The following year he had a charter of free warren in all his lands in Westmoreland, and in 1332 he had licence to enclose his demesne lands at Sizergh forever and to make a park there. Though now disparked, Sizergh remained stocked with deer down to the 18th century.

Father: William De STRICKLAND (Sir)

Mother: Elizabeth d'EYNCOURT

Married 1: Eleanor GOLDINGTON ABT 1295

Children:

1. Thomas De STRICKLAND (Sir)

Married 2: Maud ?

Children:

1. John De STRICKLAND

3. Ralph De STRICKLAND (b. ABT 1303 - d. AFT 1323)


John De STRICKLAND

Born: ABT 1301

Died: 1352

Father: Walter De STRICKLAND (Sir)

Mother: Eleanor GOLDINGTON

Married: Alice De STOPHAM ABT 1319


Thomas De STRICKLAND (Sir)

Died: 1377

Notes: for his zeal in the service of the Crown chiefly in Ireland and in France, had a further licence from the King in 1361 to impark his woods in Helsington, Levens and Hackthorpe containing 300 acres. In this generation came the first alliance with the owners of the Kendal Castle, when Catherine, only daughter of Sir Thomas, married John, the eldest son of Thomas De Ros of Kendal Castle. He died in his father's lifetime, and their daughter, Elizabeth, married Sir William Parr, and eventually brought to that Family the marquis fee of the barony of Kendal, including the Castle.

Father: Walter De STRICKLAND (Sir)

Mother: Eleanor GOLDINGTON

Married: Cecilia De WELLES BEF 1323

Children:

1. Walter De STRICKLAND (Sir)

2. John De STRICKLAND (b. ABT 1328 - d. AFT 1390)

3. Peter De STRICKLAND (b. ABT 1331 - d. AFT 1366)

4. Thomas De STRICKLAND (b. ABT 1334 - d. AFT 1388)

5. William De STRICKLAND (Bishop of Carlisle)

6. Catherine De STRICKLAND


Catherine De STRICKLAND

Born: ABT 1337

Died: 1427

Father: Thomas De STRICKLAND (Sir)

Mother: Cecilia De WELLES

Married: John ROS of Kendal Castle (Sir)

Children:

1. Elizabeth ROS

2. Robert De ROS (3 B. Ros of Kendal)


William STRICKLAND (Bishop of Carlisle)

Born: 1336, Sizergh, Westmorland, England

Died: 30 Aug 1419/20, Rose Castle

Notes: He was appointed by Pope Boniface IX, but not initially accepted by King Henry IV, although he did confirm the appointment after the chapter had elected him. Consecrated Bishop of Carlisle, and shortly afterwards received a mandate from Henry IV, 'setting forth that the king was informed that divers persons, as well ecclesiastical as secular, within the diocese of Carlisle', had given out that Richard II was living and abiding in parts of Scotland; he therefore requires him to arrest all such persons, and carry them to the next gaol, there to remain till the king's pleasure therein be further known. Henry IV, in order to alleviate the distress caused in the diocese, by 'the late incursions and devastations of the Scots', granted a remission of all arrears of fines, amerciaments, tenths, and fifteenths. Strickland was one of the commissioners who negotiated peace with Scotland in 1401. Bishop Strickland was one of the prelates who, in 1406, signed and sealed the act of succession, which entailed the crowns of England and France upon the king's four sons. He added a tower and belfrey to his cathedral, built the tower at Rose, which still bears his name, and was at the expense of cutting a watercourse from the river Petterill, through the town of Penrith.

Associated with: Isabel De WARCOP

Children:

1. Margaret De STRICKLAND


Margaret De STRICKLAND

Died: ABT 1449

Father: William De STRICKLAND (Bishop of Carlisle)

Mother: Isabel De WARCOP

Married 1: John De DERWENTWATER ABT 1391

Children:

1. Elizabeth DERWENTWATER (m. Nicholas Radcliffe)

Married 2: Robert LOWTHER (Sir) (b. ABT 1368 - d. 20 Apr 1430) (son of Sir John De Lowther and Margaret De Kendall)

Children:

2. Hugh LOWTHER (Sir) (b. ABT 1405) (m. Mary Restwald)

3. Mary LOWTHER (m. James Pickering)

4. Anne LOWTHER (m. Sir Thomas Curwen)

5. William LOWTHER

6. Mary LOWTHER

7. Elizabeth LOWTHER

8. Geoffrey LOWTHER


Walter De STRICKLAND (Sir)

Born: ABT 1325

Died: 1408

Father: Thomas De STRICKLAND (Sir)

Mother: Cecilia De WELLES

Married: Margaret De LATHOM

Children:

1. Thomas De STRICKLAND (Sir)

2. Walter De STRICKLAND


Walter De STRICKLAND

Died: 1444

Father: Walter De STRICKLAND (Sir)

Mother: Margaret De LATHOM

Married: Isabel De OLNLEY


Thomas De STRICKLAND (Sir)

Born: ABT 1367

Died: 30 Jul 1455

Notes: seems to have spent his whole life either attending to his Parliamentary duties or in his country's wars. At the battle of Agincourt he had the honour of bearing the banner of St George, the premier banner of England.

Father: Walter De STRICKLAND (Sir)

Mother: Margaret De LATHOM

Married: Mabel De BEETHOM

Children:

1. Walter STRICKLAND (Esq.)

2. Margaret STRICKLAND

3. Cecilia STRICKLAND

4. Robert STRICKLAND


Cecilia STRICKLAND

Born: ABT 1415

Father: Thomas De STRICKLAND (Sir)

Mother: Mabel De BEETHOM

Married: William REDMAN ABT 1436


Margaret STRICKLAND

Born: ABT 1417

Father: Thomas De STRICKLAND (Sir)

Mother: Mabel De BEETHOM

Married: William LANCASTER (son of William Lancaster and Christian Salkeld)

Children:

1. Mabel LANCASTER (m. Hugh Lowther)


Walter STRICKLAND (Esq.)

Died: 1467

Notes: during the Wars of the Roses the family were Yorkists, and on the accession of Edward IV, Walter obtain a grant of general pardon, indemnifying him for any offences which he might have committed in his loyalty to that House. Earlier in 1448, he had entered into one of those curious and interesting indentures of military service with the Earl of Salisbury, whereby he engaged himself to serve the Earl, saving his legiance to the King, at home or overseas with a fully armed and accoutred body of men. His fee was to come out of the profits of the lordship of Penrith; and he undertook to surrender for reasonable reward any prisoner of standing, as also a third of any booty captured.

Father: Thomas De STRICKLAND (Sir)

Mother: Mabel De BEETHOM

Married: Douce CROFT (dau. of Nicholas Croft and Ellen Butler) 11 Nov 1426

Children:

1. Thomas STRICKLAND of Sizergh (Sir)

2. Mabel STRICKLAND

3. Edmund STRICKLAND


Mabel STRICKLAND

Father: Walter STRICKLAND (Esq.)

Mother: Douce CROFT

Married: Richard TEMPEST of Stainforth (Sir) (d. Feb 1488/9) (son of Sir Robert Tempest and Alice Lacy)

Children:

1. Robert TEMPEST

2. Dousabella TEMPEST (d. BET 1503/1520) (m. Thomas Darcy, 1 Baron Darcy of Temple Hurst)


Thomas STRICKLAND of Sizergh (Sir)

Died: 1497

Father: Walter STRICKLAND (Esq.)

Mother: Douce CROFT

Married: Agnes PARR

Children:

1. Walter STRICKLAND of Sizergh (Sir Knight)

2. Joan STRICKLAND

3. Anne STRICKLAND

4. Elizabeth STRICKLAND (Nun)

5. Gervase STRICKLAND (b. ABT 1469 - d. AFT 1516)

6. Thomas STRICKLAND (b. ABT 1467 - d. 10 May 1516)

Married 2: Margaret FOULESHURST (b. ABT 1495) (dau. of Sir Robert Fouleshurst) ABT 1491


Elizabeth STRICKLAND (Nun)

Notes: Nun at Syon Abbey, Isleworth, England. After the dissolution she went to live with her sister Anne and her husband, Sir Richard Ashton.

Father: Thomas STRICKLAND of Sizergh (Sir)

Mother: Agnes PARR


Anne STRICKLAND

Born: ABT 1478, Sizergh, Cumberlandshire, England

Father: Thomas STRICKLAND of Sizergh (Sir)

Mother: Agnes PARR

Married: Richard ASHTON (Sir) (b. ABT 1480 - d. 11 Jan 1550) (son of Richard Ashton and Anne Fulleshurst) (m.2 Anne Bellingham) ABT 1504, Middleton, Lancashire, England

Children:

1. Richard ASHTON (Sir) (b. ABT 1506) (m.1 Catherine Bellingham - m.2 Anne Gerard)

2. Arthur ASHTON of Rochdale (b. ABT 1521)


Joan STRICKLAND

Born: 1462, Sizergh, Westmoreland, England

Died: 6 Apr 1528

Father: Thomas STRICKLAND of Sizergh (Sir)

Mother: Agnes PARR

Married: Thomas MIDDLETON of Bethom ABT 1477

Walter STRICKLAND of Sizergh (Sir Knight)

Born: 1464, Sizergh, Westmoreland, England

Died: 16 Sep 1506

Notes: Knight of the Bath.

Father: Thomas STRICKLAND of Sizergh (Sir)

Mother: Agnes PARR

Married: Elizabeth PENNINGTON (d. 1546) (dau. of Sir John Pennington of Muncaster and Isabel Broughton) (m.2 Richard Cholmeley - m.3 Sir William Gascoigne of Cardington - m.4 Son Salkeld) lic. 14 Jul 1491

Children:

1. Walter STRICKLAND of Sizergh (Sir)

2. Agnes STRICKLAND

3. Thomas STRICKLAND

4. Maria STRICKLAND (d. AFT 21 Oct 1532)

5. Doulce STRICKLAND (d. AFT Dec 1521)


Agnes STRICKLAND

Father: Walter STRICKLAND of Sizergh (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth PENNINGTON

Married: Thomas CURWEN of Workington (Sir) ABT 1527, Workington, Cumberland, England

Children:

1. Henry CURWEN (Sir)

2. Joan CURWEN

3. Margaret CURWEN


Walter STRICKLAND of Sizergh (Sir)

Born: 1497

Died: 9 Jan 1527/8, Kendal, Westmorland, England

Buried: 4 Apr 1530

Father: Walter STRICKLAND of Sizergh (Sir Knight)

Mother: Elizabeth PENNINGTON

Married 1: Margaret Anne REDMAN

Married 2: Catherine NEVILLE ABT 1515, Thornton Bridge, Yorkshire, England

Children:

1. Walter STRICKLAND (Esq.)

2. Thomas STRICKLAND

3. Elizabeth STRICKLAND

4. Anne STRICKLAND

5. Maria STRICKLAND


Elizabeth STRICKLAND

Father: Walter STRICKLAND of Sizergh (Sir)

Mother:
Catherine NEVILLE

Married: William STRICKLAND of Boynton

Children:

1. Walter STRICKLAND of Boynton

2. William STRICKLAND of Easton

Anne STRICKLAND

Born: ABT 1522, Sizergh, Westmoreland, England

Died: BEF 1594

Father: Walter STRICKLAND of Sizergh (Sir)

Mother: Catherine NEVILLE

Married 1: Ralph CONSTABLE ABT 1548

Children:

1. Gabriel CONSTABLE

2. Michael CONSTABLE

Married 2: Edward HOLME


Maria STRICKLAND

Notes: this was probably the Mary Strickland who was one of "the Maries" who resided with Mary, Queen of Scots, at the time of her execution.

Father: Walter STRICKLAND of Sizergh (Sir)

Mother:
Catherine NEVILLE

Married: Son BIGLAND of Yorkshire

Children:

1. Elizabeth BIGLAND (m. Rowland Eustace)


Walter STRICKLAND (Esq.)

Born: 5 Apr 1516, Sizergh, Westmoreland, England

Died: 8 Apr 1569

Notes: See his Biography.

Father: Walter STRICKLAND of Sizergh (Sir)

Mother: Catherine NEVILLE

Contracted to: Margaret HAMERTON (dau. of Sir Stephen Hamerton) 8 Mar 1535

Married 1: Agnes HAMMERTON (dau. of Sir Stephen Hamerton and Elizabeth Bigod)

Children:

1. Ellen STRICKLAND

Married 2: Alice TEMPEST (d. 1595) (dau. of Nicholas Tempest of Stella) (w. of Christopher Place - m.3 Sir Thomas Boynton) ABT 1560/1

Children:

2. Thomas STRICKLAND of Sizergh and Thornton Briggs (Sir)

3. Robert STRICKLAND

4. Alice STRICKLAND

5. Ellen STRICKLAND


Ellen STRICKLAND

Born: ABT 1554

Notes: upon the death of her father, Walter, and after the subsequent marriage of her step-mother, Alice, to Sir Thomas Boynton in 1573-4, she probably moved with the Boyntons to Yorkshire where she may have married into one of the numerous Norton families of that area and had the child that John Carleton refers to affectionately in his will of 1620 as 'my sonne Thomas Norton'. Such a removal to Yorkshire might have given her an opportunity of making a second alliance with John Carleton of Beeford.

Father: Walter STRICKLAND (Esq.)

Mother: Agnes HAMERTON

Married 1: Son NORTON

Children:

1. Thomas NORTON

Married 2: John CARLETON of Beeford

Children:

2. Anne CARLETON

3. Thomas CARLETON

4. George CARLETON

5. Walter CARLETON

6. Robert CARLETON

7. John CARLETON


Thomas STRICKLAND of Sizergh and Thornton Briggs (Sir)

Born: 1563

Died: 19 Jun 1612

Father: Walter STRICKLAND (Esq.)

Mother: Alice TEMPEST

Married 1: Dau. SEYMOUR

Children:

1. Alice STRICKLAND

Married 2: Margaret CURWEN

Children:

2. Robert STRICKLAND of Sizergh and Thornton Briggs (Sir)

3. Margaret STRICKLAND

4. Son STRICKLAND

5. Son STRICKLAND

6. Son STRICKLAND

7. Dau. STRICKLAND

8. Dau. STRICKLAND


Margaret STRICKLAND

Father: Thomas STRICKLAND of Sizergh and Thornton Briggs (Sir)

Mother: Margaret CURWEN

Married: George PRESTON of Holker Hall (d. Apr 1640)

Children:

1. George PRESTON

2. Anne PRESTON (d. 12 Apr 1705) (m. Sir George Middleton of Leighton)

3. Elizabeth PRESTON (m.1 John Sayer of Yarm, Esq. - m.2 Nathaniel West of Borick Hall, Esq. - m.3 George Laybourne of Cunswick Park, Esq.)

4. Frances (Margaret) PRESTON (m. Francis Biddulph)


Robert STRICKLAND of Sizergh and Thornton Briggs (Sir)

Born: 1 Jan 1599/1600

Died: Apr 1671

Notes: Member of Parliament.

Father: Thomas STRICKLAND of Sizergh and Thornton Briggs (Sir)

Mother: Margaret CURWEN

Married: Margaret ALFORD (dau. of Sir William Alford of Meaux and Bilton) 10 Jan 1619

Children:

1. Thomas STRICKLAND of Sizergh and Thornton Briggs (Sir MP) (b. Nov 1621 - d 08 Jan 1694) (m.1 Jane Mosely - m.2 Winifred Trentham)

2. Walter STRICKLAND (m. Barbara Belassye)



II. BOYNTON LINE

Roger STRICKLAND of Marske

Born: ABT 1510

Died: AFT 1584

Notes: had been granted arms in 1550.

Married: Mary APPLETON

Children:

1. William STRICKLAND of Boynton


William STRICKLAND of Boynton

Born: ABT 1530

Died: 1598, Boynton, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England

Notes: sailed with Sebastian Cabot in 1545 on one of his voyages of exploration and he brought back from Mexico several large cages of turkeys - 'Most strange and marvellous birds'. He started breeding them as a hobby at Boynton (near Bridlington) and presented one to Elizabeth Tudor, who so much enjoyed this novel food that she granted him a crest incorporating a turkey. When James I came to England the traditional Christmas dish was boar's head. James had a dislike for boar's head and so turkey was substituted, and has remained popular ever since. Sat in parliament from 1558 to 1585 and was buried in 1598.

Father: Roger STRICKLAND of Marske

Mother: Mary APPLETON

Married: Elizabeth STRICKLAND

Children:

1. Walter STRICKLAND of Boynton

2. William STRICKLAND of Easton

William STRICKLAND of Easton

Father: William STRICKLAND of Boynton

Mother: Elizabeth STRICKLAND

Married: Catherine CARTEILL 1585, Sewerby


Walter STRICKLAND of Boynton

Born: ABT 1554

Died: 1635

Father: William STRICKLAND of Boynton

Mother: Elizabeth STRICKLAND

Married: Frances WENTWORTH

Children:

1. William STRICKLAND of Boynton (Sir 1 Bt.)

2. Walter STRICKLAND

3. Dau. STRICKLAND

4. Dau. STRICKLAND

5. Dau. STRICKLAND

6. Dau. STRICKLAND


William STRICKLAND of Boynton (Sir 1 Bt.)

Born: 1601

Died: 1673

Father: Walter STRICKLAND of Boynton

Mother: Frances WENTWORTH

Married 1: Margaret CHOLMLEY (dau. of Sir Richard Cholmley of Whitby and Susan Legard)

Children:

1. Margaret STRICKLAND (m. Sir John Cochrane)

2. Frances STRICKLAND (m. Barrington Bouchier)

3. Mildred STRICKLAND (m. William Lawson of Isell)

4. Elizabeth STRICKLAND (m. William St. Quintin)

Married 2: Frances FINCH 3 May 1631

Children:

5. Thomas STRICKLAND of Boynton (Sir 2 Bt.)



George STRICKLAND

Born: ABT 1481

Married: Mary CONSTABLE ABT 1509



Agnes STRICKLAND

Born: ABT 1518

Married: William SANDYS of Esthwaite and Conshead Priory ABT 1539, Esthwaite, Lancastershire, England


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