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John Stretch

Death: September 29, 1355
Immediate Family:

Husband of Elizabeth Stretch
Father of Sir John Stretch, MP

Managed by: Woodman Mark Lowes Dickinson, OBE
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About John Stretch


From page 486 of Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the ..., Volume 46

(b) There were three persons at least named John Strecche between 1350 and 1400. The first died seized of Hempston Arundell in 1355, the second (obviously his heir) of the same in 1390; this (the third) may have been the nephew of the second, and is probably identifiable with the John Stretch who married Joan Orway, heiress of Orway in Kentisbeare; Thomas Stretch (fl. 1428) may have been their son; but none of the genealogists mention any John Strecche later than 1390. In Stafford's Register he is given as co-patron (with Sir William Bonville and two others) of Mamhead (1400) and Stoke Fleming (1401); and there was a licence for an oratory granted in 1395 to John and Joan Strache.

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John Stretch's Timeline

August 23, 1341
Somerset, England
September 29, 1355