Sir Edward Stradling, of St. Donat's (1389 - 1453) MP

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Birthplace: St Donat's Castle, Vale of Glamorgan, WALES UK
Death: Died in Acre, Hazafon, Palestine, Israel
Occupation: Knight
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About Sir Edward Stradling, of St. Donat's

Family Group Record FamilySearch™ Ancestral File v4.19

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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 Place: Of

Father: William STRADLING (AFN:FPX3-52) Family

Mother: Isabel SAINT BARBE (AFN:FPX3-67)

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Wife's Name

Jane BEAUFORT (AFN:8XHS-VJ) Pedigree

Born: Aft 1402 Place: Of, Westminster, Middlesex, England

Married: Abt 1424 Place: Of

Father: Henry "Cardinal" De BEAUFORT (AFN:8XHR-NC) Family

Mother: Alice FITZALAN (AFN:8XHS-TC)

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Children

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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

Knighted at Jerusalem in 1408; son and heir of Sir William Stradling by Isabella StyBarbe; of St. Donats, Glamorgan, Wales

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Family Group Record FamilySearch™ Ancestral File v4.19

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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  Place:  Of   

Father:  William STRADLING (AFN:FPX3-52)  Family  
Mother:  Isabel SAINT BARBE (AFN:FPX3-67)   

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Wife's Name

Jane BEAUFORT (AFN:8XHS-VJ)  Pedigree   
Born:  Aft 1402  Place:  Of, Westminster, Middlesex, England   
Married:  Abt 1424  Place:  Of   

Father:  Henry "Cardinal" De BEAUFORT (AFN:8XHR-NC)  Family  
Mother:  Alice FITZALAN (AFN:8XHS-TC)   

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Children

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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  
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Please note: St. Donat's Castle that was home to the Stradlings (since 1298, when it was passed to Sir Peter Stradley through his marriage to Joan de Hawey) is in Glamorganshire, Wales. Here is a brief history, below. The Stradling family are thought to have come to Wales from Strättligen, near Thun in Switzerland, in the thirteenth century, following Otton de Grandson, according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stradling_Baronets).

The Stradlings of St. Donat's 1292 - 1738.

http://www.stradling.org.uk/docs/O_r_3.htm

The history of every castle is built around that of those who occupied it. The Stradling family were at St Donat's for more than four centuries and the story of their lives gives a living tradition to this ancient castle. What kind of men were they?

The earliest existing record of this family concerns Sir John Stradling who died in 1292. In recognition of his valuable services, Edward I paid considerable debts which Sir John owed to the Italian bankers, the Riccardi of Lycca. Other records of that time show that the family fortunes were restored by the marriage of Sir Peter to a rich heiress (Joan, daughter of Thomas Hawey) through whom he inherited the castle of St Donats.

It would seem that from then onwards they were a family of great influence in Britain, adding many other manors to their estates by marrying into other equally rich and influential families. Like all great families of those times they served with distinction in the army and navy, were scholarly and encouraged the pursuit of learning. ( In the early 17th century, Sir John - third of that name - founded the Grammar School at Cowbridge). They were devout and loyal both in their religion and sovereign, although this often brought hardships, but they accepted any adversity on such occasions with fortitude. They travelled extensively and four in successive generations made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem and became Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. In 1476, Sir Harry, aged 24, died on his return journey and was buried at Famagusta in Cyprus. They probably reached the peak of their influence in the reign of Elizabeth I, and indication of which is to be seen in the printed volume of the "Stradling Correspondence", which includes personal letters to the fifth Sir Edward from such notable men as Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Philip Sydney, Sir Francis Walsingham, Robert Dudley, Sir Richard Grenville, William Cecil, and Sir Francis Drake.

Existing records concerning their activities in public life are very incomplete, particularly during the earlier period, but from those still available, it is clear that this family took a prominent part. In the religious sphere, one was the Archdeacon of Llandaff, another suffered imprisonment in the Tower of London from 1561 to 1563, for refusing to change his religious beliefs, Georgius Stradling was Dean of Chichester and Gloucester and Prebendary of Westminster Abbey, where he was buried on 9/4/1688.

Among the scholars were the 5th Sir Edward, educated at Jesus College Oxford, who became an Historian and wrote many books and poems. And Sir John who became a commoner of Brasenose College in 1579, aged 16, graduated in the arts in 1583 from Magdalen College and was "accounted a miracle for his forwardness in learning and pregnancy of parts".

Most of the Stradlings served as members of parliament and Sherriffs of Glamorgan in the 16th and 17th centuries, much as they had done in the 14th and 15th centuries in Somerset and Dorset where their chief estates were then. Many distinguished themselves in military services. It is probable that Sir Peter was at the siege of Acre in 1292, serving under Sir Otto de Grandison who commanded the British contingent of the international force. Sir Thomas was a Muster-master to Queen Elizabeths army. The 6th Sir Edward a Colonel of the foot at the battle of Edgehill; one of his brothers, Thomas, was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royalist army, John a Captain under the Duke of Buckingham at the battle of the Rhee and Sir Harry was Captain of the Royal Ship "Bonaventure". Personal letters to this Sir Harry signed by Charles the first and Prince Rupert are still in existence (Shardloes Papers), and of him Lord Clarence wrote " He and Kitley were the only Captains Parliament could not corrupt". Francis was a Captain of the foot in Ireland: the 7th Sir Edward brought a troop of horse to the King's aid at the battle of Newbury, his brother John, a Major-General, led the Royalist forces at St. Fagans, 1684, and his other brother was a Colonel of the foot under Charles II.

The family roll of honour after the Civil War included both the 6th and 7th Edward (buried at Jesus College, Oxford), one John buried on the Island of Rhee, and another buried at Windsor Castle, and Sir Harry buried in Ireland.

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Lisa Simms, The Sims Link to English Royalty,

http://people.ne.mediaone.net/lsimms/edward.html, 3 July 2000.

Born at St. Donant's Castle, Glamorgan, Wales.

Tom Aiken, 19 July 2000. Knight of St. Donat's Castle, County Glamorgan. He made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem 1407-1408.

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From thePeerage>com:

    Sir Edward Stradling was born circa 1389 at Wales.  He was the son of Sir William Stradling and Isobel St. Barbe. He married Joan Beaufort, daughter of Henry de Beaufort and Alice FitzAlan. He died in 1453 at Jerusalem, Israel.

Child of Sir Edward Stradling and Joan Beaufort

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

See also .... St Donat's Castle Llantwit Major Glamorgan, South Wales, U.K. http://www.glamorganparanormal.co.uk/stdonats-castle.htm

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Sir Edward Stradling's Timeline

1389
1389
Vale of Glamorgan, WALES UK
1423
1423
Age 34
St Donats, The Vale of Glamorgan, WALES UK
1423
Age 34
Gloucestershire, England (present UK)
1424
1424
Age 35
Westminster,,Middlesex,England
1425
1425
Age 36
Dauntsey, Oxfordshire
1453
May 5, 1453
Age 64
Acre, Hazafon, Palestine, Israel
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