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John Stradling

Birthplace: Dauntsey, Oxfordshire
Death: Died in Dauntsey, Wiltshire
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Son of Sir Edward Stradling and Jane Stradling
Father of Ann Danvers
Brother of Katherine Denys; Henry (Harry) Stradling, Sir / Knight and David Stradling

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About John Stradling


The oldest memorial in the church is that of Joan Dauntesey who died c. 1455 and her 3rd husband John Dewale[3] who preceded her. [4] Joan was the daughter of Sir John Dauntesey who died in 1413 and it was through her that the Dauntsey Estate went to the Stradling family. [4] Joan was born c. 1394, and when very young became the second wife of the elderly Sir Maurice Russell(d.1416) of Dyrham, Gloucestershire, who had only 2 daughters by his first wife. Joan produced for him a son and heir Thomas who nevertheless died as a young man in 1431 leaving a pregnant wife named Joan, whose resulting daughter named Margery died aged 2 days. Thus ended the line of Russell of Dyrham. Joan Dauntsey married again, almost immediately after Russell's death, to Sir John Stradling(d.1435) the 2nd son of the lord of St Donat's Castle in Glamorgan. The marriage was possibly arranged by Russell's son-in-law Sir Gilbert Denys(d.1422) who was from Glamorgan and was related to the Stradlings. Stradling thus obtained a life interest in Joan's dower, consisting of 1/3 of the Russell manors. The marriage was conducted with such haste that the obtaining of the necessary royal licence for a widow of a tenant-in-chief to re-marry had been overlooked. The couple were fined heavily in 1417 for their transgression, as the following entry in the Patent Rolls dated 8 July 1418 reveals:[5] "Pardon, for 40 marks paid in the hanaper, to John Stradlyng, chivaler, and Joan late the wife of Maurice Russell, chivaler, tenant in chief, of their trespass in intermarrying without licence." Thereupon commenced the Stradling family of Wiltshire. In 1428 a feudal aid was assessed on John Stradling for the manor of Dauntsey in the hundred of Malmesbury. He was then also lord of the manors of Smethcote and Castle Combe.Unexpectedly, during her marriage to Stradling Joan inherited the entire Dauntsey patrimony on the early death without progeny of her brother Sir Walter Dauntsey==

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Dauntsey, Oxfordshire
Age 34
Dauntsey, Oxfordshire, England
Dauntsey, Wiltshire