Roger LE STRANGE John LE STRANGE Roger LE STRANGE Robert LE STRANGE John LE STRANGE Ann LE STRANGE Catherine DRURY Richard LE STRANGE Hamon LE STRANGE Joan BEKE Mini tree diagram
Henry LE STRANGE

Henry LE STRANGE4,3,1

after 14353 - 25th Nov 14851,2

Life History

1431

Born in Hunstanton, Norfolk, England.3

(less likely)

after 1435

Born in Hunstanton, Norfolk, England.1

(most likely)

about 1465

Married Catherine DRURY in Hunstanton, Norfolk, England.1

about 1476

Birth of son Roger LE STRANGE in Pakenham, Suffolk, England.1

about 1477

Birth of son Robert LE STRANGE in Pakenham, Suffolk, England.1

about 1479

Birth of son John LE STRANGE in Massingham Parva, Norfolk, England.1

about 1482

Birth of daughter Ann LE STRANGE in Pakenham, Suffolk, England.1

25th Nov 1485

Died in Hunstanton, Norfolk, England.1,2

Notes

  • Some genealogies show this Henry Le Strange (born 1432) as a son ofJohn Le Strange (born 1387) and a brother to Roger Le Strange (born1412).  This seems to be an error, however, according to the LeStrange dynasty lineage on the Le Strange Family Website.  I amfollowing their information to show Henry as a son of Robert andgrandson of John.  The age of Robert using the dates of birth commonlyshown in genealogies matches for this relationship, with Robert beingabout 20 years old (born 1412) at the reported year of birth of Henry(born 1432).

    The Tudorplace Le Strange genealogy gives a marriage date of "abt1434" for Roger le Strange and Jane (Joan) Beke.  But the Le Strange(of Hunstanton) Website, which has no marriage date, gives the birthdate for Henry as 1431.  An anonymous source, with no documentationincluded, provides a date of 1432 for Henry's birth, still earlierthan the reported marriage of his parents.   The Tudorplace date forHenry's birth is also 1432.

    Henry Le STRANGE of Hunstanton (Sir)
    Born: 1432, Hunstanton, Norfolk, England
    Died: 25 Nov 1485, Hunstanton, Norfolk, England
    Father: Roger Le STRANGE of Hunstanton
    Mother: Jane BEKE
    Married: Catherine DRURY ABT 1465
    --  Tudorplace, http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/STRANGE.htm#Henry LeSTRANGE of Hunstanton (Sir)1

    The Tudorplace site also reports the birth date of 1432 for Henry,with no comment or explanation.  They have Roger's son John born in1435 and Hamon in 1441.  Clues can be gleaned from these sites, butthe lack of specific documentation or discussion limits thecredibility and authority of such sites.

    Other children of John were born in the ear of 1412-17.  It does notseem likely there was a long break of 15 years, then Henry was born.Reported dates of birth for Henry match the years of marriage of Rogerand Joan and their children more closely.  The birth of Roger's firstson John is pretty commonly reported as about 1435.  Leaning towardsHenry's identity as a son of Roger, rather than Roger's father John, Ihave estimated the birth year for Henry to be after the marriage dateand birth of brother John within a year in 1435.

    In regard to the Tudorplace date of birth for Henry, It seems odd thata sources that reports him as the son of Roger and Joan would stillreport a date of birth before their marriage.  This seems highlyunlikely for a noble family, at least officially.  Henry appears inall references to be considered a legitimate heir.  We would expectthe term Fitz to be included in his family name if he wasillegitimate.

    Originally the term Fitz (as in the famous Fitzalan family) was usedin its rightful meaning as Son of, comparable to the Irish-Scots Mac,Welsh Ap and the French De with father's name.  The term Fitz(Germanic-Norman for "son of") came to be used to identify anillegitimate son.  This practice arose because it was commonlyaccepted that kings and noble men would have concubines andmistresses.  The formalities of monogamy required by the Roman Churchwere honored officially by limiting inheritance of feudal lands andtitles to legitimate first sons, or lacking sons, in many cases, tothe daughters in order of birth.

    Illegitimate sons would be given their own estates and thus the commonfeudal title of Lord, but with no styling of a dynastic Barony.  Insome cases, however, kings would bestow (or have Parliament bestow)baronies upon such a Fitzroy (son of the King) or Fitzpatrick (son ofa noble) in his own right.

    Such a name-form is not used in sources for Henry Le Strange.

Sources

  • 1. Le Strange Family Genealogy -- TudorPlace
  • 2. Le Strange Website - No Longer Online
  • 3. Le Strange Website - No Longer Online
    • Descent, http://www.ls.u-net.com/le_Strange/Seat-H2.htm
  • 4. One World Tree (sm)
    • http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=4155877&st=1

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