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Sir Thomas Strickland, Sr.

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Kendal, Westmorland, , England
Death: June 19, 1612 (45-53)
Westmoreland, , , England
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter Strickland, of Sizergh, Esq. MP and Alice Boynton
Husband of Elizabeth Strickland and Margaret Strickland
Father of Jacob Strickland; John Strickland; Jacob Strickland; Sir Walter Strickland, Knight; Robert Strickland, MP and 3 others
Brother of William De De Stirkelaunde; Agnes Sandford; Robert Strickland and Alice Strickland
Half brother of Christopher Place, II ("Sr."); Elizabeth Foster; Eleanor Vavasour; Isbel Hodson; Anne Gower and 3 others

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About Sir Thomas Strickland, KB, MP


  1. Margaret Curwen
  2. Elizabeth Symon


  1. Walter Strickland
  2. Thomas Strickland
  3. Lord Jacob Strickland
  4. John Strickland
  5. Margaret Strickland
  6. Robert Strickland
  7. Dorothy Strickland
  8. John Strickland

Family and Education b. c.1564, s. and h. of Walter Strickland by his 2nd w. educ. Trinity Coll. Camb. 1580. m. (1) Elizabeth Seymour of Bristol, 1da.; (2) Margaret, da. of Nicholas Curwen, 4s. 3da. suc. fa. 1569. KB 1603.

Offices Held

J.p. and custos rot.1 Westmld. from c.1584, custos rot, 1592; sheriff, Yorks. 1602; member, council in the north 1603.

Biography Aged about five at his father’s death, Strickland was brought up by his mother, who purchased his wardship and marriage from William Cooke, to whom they had been granted in October 1569. He had special livery of his lands in Westmorland and Yorkshire in 1585, his mother next year releasing to him all her interest in them. As a knight of the shire for Westmorland in 1601 Strickland could have served on committees concerned with the order of business (3 Nov.), monopolies (23 Nov.), strengthening the northern counties (3 Dec.), and regulating local government in the north (14 Dec.).2

Though concerned in the administration of his two counties and eventually a member of the council in the north, Strickland spent much of his time in London, reducing the ‘plentiful fortune’ of his family by his extravagance and gambling. In 1593, when he could have been little more than 30, he was one of those, ‘the oldest and most experienced gentlemen of the wardenry’ whose advice was sought by the warden, the 10th Lord Scrope, and in 1597 Scrape chose him to advise the deputy-warden, Henry Leigh.3 He was made KB on the eve of the King’s coronation. He died in 1612.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603 Author: B.D. Notes

This biography derives from H. Hornyold, Gen. Mems. of Strickland of Sizergh (Kendal, 1928) and the authorities therein cited.

1. E163/14/8. 2. D’Ewes, 624, 649, 665, 685. 3. Border Pprs. ii. 400.

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Sir Thomas Strickland, KB, MP's Timeline

Kendal, Westmorland, , England
January 29, 1584
Age 21
Kendal, Westmoreland, England
Age 27
Westmoreland County, England
Age 29
January 1, 1600
Age 37
Age 39
June 19, 1612
Age 49
Westmoreland, , , England