Adam of Castle Carrock

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Adam de Vaux, of Carrick

Also Known As: "de Castlerock", "Adam of Castle Carrock"
Birthplace: Carrick Castle, Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Death: Died in Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Hubert de Vaux, Gillesland and Grecia de Cumberland
Husband of NN de Strickland
Father of Robert de Castlerock, Strickland and Sir Walter of Castle Carrock, Knight of Carrick Castle
Brother of Robert de Vallibus, Baron Gillesland; Eustace de Vaux of Castle Carrock; Ranulph de Vaux, Lord of Gillesland and Beatrice de Valle

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About Adam of Castle Carrock

Adam De CASTLEROCK / Adam de Vaux Notes: Probably of the de Vallibus family.

  • parents: Eustace de Vaux & Daughter of Bueth of Gilsland


  • 1. Robert De CASTLEROCK of Strickland
  • 2. Walter De CASTLEROCK of Strickland (Sir)


~History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland, Vol. I, p. 89 888

~The Early History of the Stricklands, p. 16, "The Connection of the Families of Strickland, Washington and Carleton" Pedigree, show Adam de Vaux, alias Adam de Castle Carrock, to be the son of Eustace de Vaux, and father of Walter fitz Adam, alias de Strickland, younger son, d. 1236-39, married to Christian de Leteham, heiress of Great Strickland, Westmoreland. The next in line is Robrt de Strickland married to Geatrice de Cotesford, whose second husband was Robert de Wethered. 910


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.


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Adam of Castle Carrock's Timeline

Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Age 11
Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 35
Lochgilphead, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Strickland, England