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Jane [Joan] Stradling (Beaufort)

Birthplace: Westminster, London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in St Donats, Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Cardinal Henry Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester and Alice FitzAlan, Lady Cherleton
Wife of Sir Edward Stradling
Mother of Sir Henry Stradling; Katherine Dennis (Stradling); John Stradling and Henry Harry Stradling

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About Jane [Joan] Stradling

Joan Beaufort was born illegitimately circa 1402 at Westminster, London, England.1,2

She was the daughter of Henry de Beaufort and Alice FitzAlan.1

She married Sir Edward Stradling, son of Sir William Stradling and Isobel St. Barbe.1

She died circa 1453.2


Her married name became Stradling.1

Child of Joan Beaufort and Sir Edward Stradling

   * Sir Henry Stradling+2 b. c 1424, d. a 1477


  1. [S2] Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), page 39. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage, Volume XIV.
  2. [S1381] Cheryl Nicol, "re: Long Family," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 5 July 2005 to 14 May 2006. Hereinafter cited as "re: Long Family."



During his youth, most likely while studying at Cambridge University, Henry Beaufort had an affair with, some believe, Alice FitzAlan (1378–1415), the daughter of Richard FitzAlan and Elizabeth de Bohun, though there is no real evidence to support this. He fathered an illegitimate daughter, Jane Beaufort, in 1402. Both Jane and her husband Sir Edward Stradling, were named in Cardinal Beaufort's will. Their marriage about 1423 brought Sir Edward into the political orbit of his shrewd and assertive father-in-law, to whom he may have owed his appointment as chamberlain of South Wales in December 1423, a position he held until March 1437.[14] The idea of Jane's mother being Alice Fitzalan is possibly a legend of Tudor-era descendants of Sir Edward and Jane Stradling. There is no late-14th/early-15th century documentation to support this affair at all, and the surviving documentation entirely discounts it. However, a blood connection to Cardinal Beaufort would itself be prestigious, regardless of the mother or her marital status. Illegitimacy has never been viewed as detrimental in Wales.

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Husband's Name

Edward STRADLING (AFN:9F97-PP)  Pedigree  
Born:  Abt 1398  Place:  Of St. Donats, Hawey, East Orchard, Coventry, Wales   
Died:  1453  Place:  Jerusalem   
Married:  Abt 1424 

Jane BEAUFORT (AFN:8XHS-VJ)  Pedigree   
Born:  Aft 1402  Place:  Of, Westminster, Middlesex, England   
Married:  Abt 1424   
Father:  Henry "Cardinal" De BEAUFORT (AFN:8XHR-NC)  Family  
Mother:  Alice FITZALAN (AFN:8XHS-TC)   


1.  Sex  Name    
 M Henry Harry STRADLING (AFN:9F97-QV)  Pedigree  
   Born:  Abt 1430   Place:  Of St. Donat's, Ogmore, Glamorganshire, Wales   
   Christened:    Place:  {stradling}   
   Died:  Abt 1451   Place:  , Famagusta, , Cyprus  

Cynthia Sims Kirkland, 1 January 1996. Jane was the illegitimate daughter of Cardinal Henry Beaufort.

Tom Aiken, 19 July 2000. Jane (Joan) and husband Sir Edward Stradling were named in Cardinal Beaufort's will of 20 January 1446/1447.

An ancestor of Abigail Adams and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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   * Sir Henry Stradling+ b. c 1424, d. a 1477
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Jane [Joan] Stradling's Timeline

Westminster, London, Middlesex, England
Age 21
St Donats, The Vale of Glamorgan, WALES UK
Age 21
Gloucestershire, England (present UK)
Age 22
Age 23
Dauntsey, Oxfordshire
Age 51
St Donats, Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom