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Thomas Strangeways, Knight

Birthplace: Of Castle, Harlsey, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Castle,Harsley Northallerton,Yorkshire,England
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Strangeways and wife of Henry Strangeways
Husband of Katherine Neville, Duchess of Norfolk
Father of Joan / Jane Strangeways; Catherine Grey; Durfort Travers Strangeways and Thomas Strangeways

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About Sir Thomas Strangeways, of Castle Harsley STRANGEWAYS (Sir Knight)1

Thomas STRANGEWAYS (Sir Knight)

  • Born: ABT 1395, probably Castle Harlsey, Yorkshire, England
  • Died: BEF 27 Jan 1441/2
  • Father: Henry STRANGEWAYS
  • Mother: ¿?

Married: Catherine NEVILLE (D. Norfolk) ABT 1423, Raby Castle, Staindrop, Durham, England


  1. Thomas
  2. Joan (Jane) (M. Berkeley)
  3. Catherine (B. Grey of Codnor)
  4. Durfort Travers


Katherine married secondly, Thomas Strangeways (c. 1395-before 1442) - they had 2 daughters. She married thirdly John, Viscount Beaumont, who was killed in 1460. Her fourth and last marriage was infamous, and known by contemporaries as the 'diabolical marriage'[1] - she married John Woodville, brother of Elizabeth Woodville, Edward IV's queen. He would have been barely twenty at the time of their marriage - she in her mid to late sixties. Yet she survived even him as he was executed in 1469 during the brief period of time that her nephew - Richard, Earl of Warwick (The 'Kingmaker') had usurped the authority of the crown. She was still alive in 1483, having survived all the descendents of her first marriage.


  • Neville family
  • Green., 82
  • thepeerage Accessed December 13, 2008
  • Neville family Accessed December 13, 2008
  • Green, Mary Anne Everett. Letters of Royal and Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain, From the Commencement of the Twelfth Century to the Close of the Reign of Queen Mary. London: H. Colburn, 1846. googlebooks Retrieved December 13, 2008
  • Oxford History of England, 1399-1485, 485ff.



  1. C.P. Addition: Marriage Date of John Beaumont, 1st Viscount Beaumont, and Katherine Neville from Doug Richardson. " ... Thomas Strangeways is known to have been living as late as 21 March 1441/2. But we are not told this by the Complete Peerage ...."


  1. Ancestral roots of certain American colonists who came to America before ... By Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, Kaleen E. Pg.30
  2. Blood royal: issue of the kings and queens of medieval England, 1066-1399 ... By Thelma Anna Leese Pg.249
  3. Pedigree of Strangeways of Harsley



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Sir Thomas Strangeways, of Castle Harsley's Timeline

Of Castle, Harlsey, Yorkshire, England
Age 28
Raby, Durham, England
Age 29
Of Castle, Harlsey, Yorkshire, England
Age 32
North Riding, Yorkshire, England
Age 35
West Harlsey, North Yorkshire, England
Age 43
March 21, 1442
Age 47
Castle,Harsley Northallerton,Yorkshire,England
September 15, 1969
Age 47
October 8, 1969
Age 47
SLAKE - Salt Lake
June 29, 1970
Age 47