Walter STRICKLAND, Esq.

Male 1516 - 1569  (53 years)


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  • Name Walter STRICKLAND  [1, 2
    • Walter Strickland, Esq., of Sizergh, co. Westmorland, was born on 5 Apr 1516, and inherited Thornton Bridge, the unentailed manor of his maternal grandfather, Ralph Neville. On 8 Mar 1535 he was contracted to be married to Margaret, under-age daughter of Stephen Hammerton, Knt. In 1537, on the occasion of his livery, he was said to be married to AGNES ?. She was evidently another daughter of Stephen Hammerton, Knt. by Elizabeth, daughter of John Bigod, of Settrington, co. York, and sister of Margaret. Both Strickland and Hammerton, who had been in correspondence, were implicated in the uprising called the 'Pilgrimage of Grace'. Though both were pardoned, Stephen Hammerton was attained and executed by hanging on 25 May 1537. The will of Stephen's widow Elizabeth, dated 3 May 1538, named only Mary and Anne (Agnes) as children and named ;supervisor "Mr. Walter Strickland", then aged about twenty-two, though not identified as son-in-law. Following his pardon Walter appears to have conformed, and served on juries trying the northern rebels, his late companions. He was, however, never knighted. The marriage to Agnes may have continued during the reign of Queen Mary (whose mother Katherine of Aragon's situation was imperiled as an in-law by her royal husband's self interest). Agnes was "set aside", probably after the accession of Queen Elizabeth in November 1558, presumably with the justification that she had been Walter's sister-in-law. Walter Strickland was married, aged about forty-four years, for the second time with marriage contract dated 20 Jan. 1560/1, in the lifetime of his first wife, to Alice Tempest, widow of Christopher Place, Esq., of Halnaby, co. York, and daughter of Nicholas Tempest, Esq., of Stella, Durham. They had a son and heir. Walter Strickland Esq. died testate on 8 Apr 1569. His will, dated 23 Jan. 1568, bequeathed two hundred pounds to "my daughter Elyn" provided she would not marry "contrary to the wise" of Alice, his wife. In the schedule of lands drawn up by his son Thomas for purposes of livery in 1585 there are items for two surviving wives of Walter Strickland. [1]
    Suffix Esq. 
    Born 5 Apr 1516  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Apr 1569  [2
    Person ID I80893  Main Tree
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2019 

    Father Sir Walter STRICKLAND,   d. 9 Jan 1527/8 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Katherine NEVILLE,   b. Abt 1501 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1515  [2
    Family ID F32643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret HAMMERTON 
    Married 8 Mar 1535  Contract Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F37293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Agnes HAMMERTON 
    Married 1537  [1
    Children 
    +1. Ellen STRICKLAND,   d. Aft 1622  [Birth]
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F32649  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Alice TEMPEST,   d. 1588 
    Married 20 Jan 1560/1  [1
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F37294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S5008] "Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists", David Faris, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.).

    2. [S5840] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonist Who Came to America before 1700, Frederick Lewis Weis.