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Richard Strangeways, Kt.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Sneaton, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Staddlebridge, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Priory of Mount Grace, Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of James Strangeways, Speaker of the Commons and Elizabeth Strangeways (Darcy)
Husband of Elizabeth Neville and Joan Strangeways (Ashton)
Father of James Strangeways, Sir, of Harsley; Elizabeth Byrte; Thomas Strangeways; Jane Strangeways; Richard Strangeways and 1 other
Brother of Robert Strangeways, of Ketton; Eleanor Mauleverer; Henry Strangeways; William Strangeways; James Strangeways, of Ormsby and 6 others
Half brother of Felicia Strangeways and John Strangeways

Occupation: Speaker of the House of Commons
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About Sir Richard Strangeways of West Harsley

  • Sir Richard Strangeways1
  • M, #47366, b. circa 1433, d. 13 April 1488
  • Father Sir James Strangeways, Sheriff of Yorkshire, Speaker of the House of Commons, Chief Justice of Durham b. 1415, d. c 20 Aug 1480
  • Mother Elizabeth Darcy d. bt 1 Sep 1458 - Nov 1461
  • Sir Richard Strangeways was born circa 1433 at of Sneaton, Yorkshire, England. He married Elizabeth Neville, daughter of Sir William Neville, Earl of Kent, 6th Baron Fauconberg, Admiral of England, Ireland, & Aquitaine and Joan Fauconberg, circa 1450.1 Sir Richard Strangeways died on 13 April 1488.
  • Family Elizabeth Neville b. c 1435, d. b 1490
  • Child
    • Sir James Strangeways+ b. c 1455, d. 16 Dec 1521
  • Citations
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 304.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1576.htm#i47366

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  • Sir Richard Strangways1
  • M, #234060, d. 13 April 1488
  • Last Edited=15 Mar 2009
  • Sir Richard Strangways was the son of Sir James Strangways and Elizabeth Darcy.2 He married Lady Elizabeth Neville, daughter of William de Neville, 1st and last Earl of Kent and Joan Fauconberge, Baroness Fauconberge.1 He died on 13 April 1488.2
  • Child of Sir Richard Strangways and Lady Elizabeth Neville
    • Sir James Strangways1
  • Citations
  • [S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 122. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.
  • [S37] BP2003 volume 1, page 1027. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p23406.htm#i234060

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  • Richard STRANGEWAYS (Sir Knight)
  • Born: BEF 1435, probably West Harsley, Yorkshire, England
  • Died: 13 Apr 1488
  • Buried: Priory of Mount Grace, Yorkshire, England
  • Father: James STRANGEWAYS (Sir Knight)
  • Mother: Elizabeth DARCY
  • Married 1: Elizabeth NEVILLE
  • Children:
    • 1. James STRANGEWAYS (Sir)
    • 2. Joan STRANGEWAYS
    • 3. Margery STRANGEWAYS
    • 4. William STRANGEWAYS
    • 5. Thomas STRANGEWAYS
    • 6. Elizabeth STRANGEWAYS
  • Married 2: Joan ASHETON (d. AFT 1501) BEF 1488
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/STRANGEWAYS.htm#Richard STRANGEWAYS (Sir Knight)1

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  • Sir Richard Strangeways1
  • M, #48392, d. after 1500
  • Sir Richard Strangeways married Joan Aston, daughter of Sir Richard Aston and Maud Massy, after 1499.1 Sir Richard Strangeways died after 1500.1
  • Family Joan Aston
  • Citations
  • [S11576] A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, and Scotland, by John Burke, Esq. and John Bernard Burke, Esq., p. 25.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p1610.htm#i48392

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James Strangeways , Judge of the Common Pleas 1426

  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 55
  • Strangeways, James by Edward Irving Carlyle
  • STRANGEWAYS, Sir JAMES (d. 1516), speaker of the House of Commons, was the son of Sir James Strangeways of Whorlton, Yorkshire, by his wife Joan, daughter of Nicholas Orrell. The elder Sir James was appointed judge of the common pleas in 1426.

The younger was high sheriff of Yorkshire in 1446, 1453, and 1469. He was returned for the county to the parliaments of 1449 and 1460, and, on account of his devotion to the house of York, was appointed speaker of the House of Commons in the first parliament of Edward IV, which met in November 1461. For the first time in English history the speaker addressed the king, immediately after his presentation and allowance, in a long speech reviewing the state of affairs and recapitulating the history of the civil war. The parliament transacted hardly any business beyond numerous acts of attainder against various Lancastrians. It was prorogued to 6 May 1462, and then dissolved. He served on various commissions for the defence of the kingdom and suppression of rebellions, and sat regularly on the commissions of the peace for the North and West Ridings of Yorkshire (Cal. Pat. Rolls, 1461–7, passim). On 11 Dec. 1485, among other grants, Sir James received from Henry VII the manor of Dighton in Yorkshire, from which it would appear that he was one of those who early espoused the Tudor cause (Campbell, Materials for a History of the Reign of Henry VII, Rolls Ser., i. 212, 530). He was appointed a knight of the body by Henry VIII, and in 1514 was one of the sheriffs for Yorkshire. He seems to have received several fresh grants of land, but it is difficult to distinguish him from another James Strangeways, residing in Berkshire, who also enjoyed the royal favour (Brewer, Letters and Papers of Henry VIII, vols. i. and ii. indexes). Sir James died in 1516, and was buried in the abbey church of St. Mary Overy's, Southwark. His will was proved on 9 Jan. 1516–17 (ib. ii. 752, 1380). He married Elizabeth, daughter and coheiress of Philip, lord Darcy, by whom he had seventeen children. His eldest son, Sir Richard Strangeways, died before him in 1488, and he was succeeded by his grandson, Sir James Strangeways.

  • [Manning's Speakers of the House of Commons, pp. 112–16; Stubbs's Constitutional History of England, iii. 195; Foster's Yorkshire Pedigrees, vol. ii.; Burke's Landed Gentry, 6th edit.; Members of Parliament, i. 340, 356, App. p. xxiv; Journals of the House of Lords, i. 253, 259, 263.]
  • From: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Strangeways,_James_(DNB00)

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  • Sir James Strangeways (died ca. 1480) was Speaker of the House of Commons of England between 1461–1462.[1]
  • He was the son of Sir James Strangeways of Whorlton, Yorkshire appointed judge of the common pleas in 1426 [2] by his wife Joan, daughter of Nicholas Orrell.
  • A Yorkist, he fought at the 1st battle of St Albans in 1455, Blore Heath in 1459, Wakefield in 1460, (when he was reported as killed) and Towton in 1461.
  • He was appointed High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1446, 1453, and 1469 and was returned for the county to the parliaments of 1449 and 1460.
  • He was appointed Speaker of the House of Commons in the first parliament of Edward IV, which met in November 1461. For the first time in English history the speaker addressed the king, immediately after his presentation and allowance, in a long speech reviewing the state of affairs and recapitulating the history of the civil war. The parliament transacted hardly any business other than numerous acts of attainder against Lancastrians. It was prorogued to 6 May 1462, and then dissolved. Strangeways then served on various commissions for the defence of the kingdom and suppression of rebellions, and sat regularly on the commissions of the peace for the North and West Ridings of Yorkshire.
  • He died in 1480 (or 1516[3]), and was buried in the abbey church of St. Mary Overy's, Southwark. He had married twice; firstly Elizabeth Darcy, (daughter of Sir Philip Darcy, 6th Baron Darcy of Knayth), with whom he had at least 11 children [4] including Robert Strangeways [5] whose daughter, Joan Strangeways, married Christopher Boynton, son of Sir Christopher Boynton (d.1452) of Sedbury [6] (buried at St Mary's Church, South Cowton). Christopher Boynton's descendant, John Boynton (1614-1670), was an original settler of Rowley, Massachusetts who accompanied Rowley, Massachusetts town founder, Reverend Ezekiel Rogers, on the John of London when it arrived in America in 1638.[7][8][9] James Strangeways married secondly Elizabeth Eure.[5]
  • His grandson, also Sir James Strangeways and often confused with his grandfather, was also High Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1492 and 1508.
  • From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Strangeways

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  • Sir William de Neville
  • Birth: unknown, England
  • Death: Jan. 9, 1463, England
  • Knight of the Garter, Keeper of Roxburgh Castle, joint Keeper of Windsor Castle, Captain of Calais, Admiral of England. In the right of his wife, 6th Lord Fauconberge.
  • 6th son of Sir Ralph de Neville and Joan de Beaufort. Grandson of Sir John de Neville and Maud de Percy, John of Gaunt and Katherine de Roet.
  • Husband of Joan Faunconberge, daughter of Sir Thomas Fauconberge and Joan Bromflete. She was considered an idiot from birth. They married before 28 April 1422, and had three daughters;
    • Joan, wife of Sir Edward Bethom
    • Elizabeth, wife of Sir Richard Strangeways
    • Alice
  • By an unknown mistress or more, he had at least two illegitimate sons including Thomas, the "Bastard Fauconberge".
  • William was summoned to Parliament from 1429 to 1461, accompanied the Duke of York to France in 1436, conducted tyhe siege of Harleur with Talbot and the Earl of Dorset in 1440, in command of the Yorkist army at the Battle of Northampton in 1460 and Towton in 1461.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Ralph de Neville (1364 - 1425)
  • Joan Beaufort Neville (1375 - 1440)
  • Siblings:
  • Phillippa Neville Dacre**
  • William de Neville (____ - 1463)
  • John de Neville (1387 - 1420)**
  • Ralph De Neville (1392 - 1458)**
  • Elizabeth Ferrers Greystoke (1393 - 1434)**
  • Mary de Ferrers de Neville (1394 - 1458)**
  • Margaret Neville Scrope (1396 - 1463)**
  • Katherine Neville Mowbray Strangeways Beaumont Woodville (1397 - ____)*
  • Eleanor de Neville de Percy (1398 - 1472)*
  • Richard Neville (1400 - 1460)*
  • Richard Neville (1400 - 1460)*
  • Robert de Neville (1404 - 1457)*
  • George Neville, Lord Latimer (1407 - 1469)*
  • George de Neville (1407 - 1469)*
  • Anne de Neville Stafford (1411 - 1480)*
  • Edward Neville (1412 - 1476)*
  • Cecily de Neville Plantagenet (1415 - 1495)*
  • *Calculated relationship
  • **Half-sibling
  • Burial: Guisborough Priory, Guisborough, Redcar and Cleveland Unitary Authority, North Yorkshire, England
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 105421029
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=105421029

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Sir Richard Strangeways of West Harsley's Timeline

1433
1433
Sneaton, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
1455
1455
Age 22
Ormesby, Yorkshire, England
1460
1460
Age 27
Harsley Castle,Yorkshire,England
1464
1464
Age 31
Of,Harlsey Castle,Yorkshire,England
1468
1468
Age 35
Of,Harlsey Castle,Yorkshire,England
1470
1470
Age 37
Of,Harlsey Castle,Yorkshire,England
1472
1472
Age 39
Of,Harlsey Castle,Yorkshire,England
1488
April 13, 1488
Age 55
Staddlebridge, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1969
April 21, 1969
Age 55