1186–1200 Robert Mustel grants to Gilbert de Lancastre the service and
tenement of William Brun in Backestaneholm; Trans. C. and W.
A. and A. Soc., N.S., X, 400.
Patrick, son of Bernard grants to Gilbert de Lancastre, land
between Spret and the highway from Churches (sic), and also bounded
by the river Kent and Langperbeck, to hold for 3s. cornage and
forinsec service (fn. 1) belonging to a 12th part of two bovates of Eschingham (sic), with common of pasture in Skelesmeresergh for his men;
Reg. of D. at Levens.
Robert Mustel grants to Gilbert de Lancastre, the moiety of his
land in Stirkeland towards the streams of Spritt and Kent, and
between Kent and the demesne of Little Sledale, &c., and meadowland above Karlingheved; ib.
1235 Roger de Lancastre held a 10th and a 20th part of a knight's fee of
the barony of Kendale; Testa, 412.
Walter de Lancastre held a 20th part of a knight's fee of the same
1256 Thomas de Lancastre acknowledged that 23 a. land in Stirkeland
were the right of Ralph de Schypton; Feet of F., file 4, n. 29.
An assize came to recognize if Gilbert son of Jordan de Lancastre,
("fil." sic) of Ralph de Shyreburn, was seised at his death of 20 a.
land and meadow in Styrkelaund, which land Thomas de Lancastre
holds. Ralph and Thomas make an agreement, namely that Thomas
acknowledges the land to be the right of Ralph and surrenders it to
him, saving to Thomas the vesture (fn. 2) of the said land for that year;
Assize R. 979, n. 2.
1274 Simon le Tayllur and Beatrice his wife arraign an assize of novel
disseisin against Adam Godmund touching a tenement in Little
Stirkeland; Dep. Keeper's Rep. 43, App. 539.
1275 Gilbert de Brunolvesheved is the attorney of Roger de Lancastre;
Cal. Close R. 1275, p. 237.
1281 The knight's service of Gilbert de Brunulvesheved was assigned to
the pourparty of Margaret de Brus (i.e. late wife of Robert de Ros);
Cal. Close R. 1281, p. 90.
1292 Touching Gilbert de Brunnollesheved the king wills that he
remains in prison and his delivery be considered at the parliament
after Easter; Rolls of Parliament, i, 86b.
1307 Long before her death Margaret de Ros gave to her son, William de
Ros, inter alia the hamlet of Styrkeland Randolfe; Cal. Inq. IV, 285.
1310 Gilbert de Lancastre held inter alia the hamlet of Stirkeland Roger
by knight's service and . . . . . rent, of William de Ros of Kendale;
Cal. Inq. V, 118.
Richard de Gylpine holds a messuage and 10 a. land in Stirkeland
Randolff by the sevice of ½ lb. of cummin.
Roger Ward holds a messuage and 9 a. land there for 9d. cornage
and 6d. puture; Richard de Gylpine holds a messuage and 9 a. land
there for 9d. cornage and 6d. puture; William son of Patrick holds a
messuage and 9 a. land there for 9d. cornage and 6d. puture; the said
William de Ros held the hamlet of Stirkeland Randolffe in which are
10 tenants at will holding a messuage each and 197 a. land and 7 a.
meadow between them; there is a water-mill.
1330 Gilbert de Lancaster grants to his son, Christopher de Lancaster
all his lands and tenements, inter alia, in Strickland Roger. See
Skelsmergh p. 252.
1332 Stirkeland Randolf. Subsidy of a fifteenth.
|John son of Alexander
|Alexander son of John
|William son-in-law of Alan
|Adam son of Alexander
|John son of Basse
|William de Dylacre
|Thomas son of Beatrice
|Sum of goods [£12 15s.], whereof to the king 13s.[recte 17s.]
1333 The abbot of St. Mary's, York, impleaded Christiana de Brunnolvesheved that she render to him 17 skeps of oatmeal, price £6 4s. 8d.; (fn. 3)
De Banco R., Easter, 294, n. 184d.
1333 Roger de Brunnolvesheved and Ellen his wife demand against
Alexander de Wyndesore a third part of one third of the manor of
Morland as the dower of Ellen of the endowment of William de
Wyndesore, formerly her husband; De Banco R., Trin., 295, n. 215.
1340 The sheriff was commanded to distrain Roger de Brounolfesheved,
Alan del Holm and Nicholas de Kirkeby by all their lands &c., and to
have their bodies to recognize by what service the said Roger holds
his tenements of Gilbert de Lancastre in Stirkeland Ketel, Berbourne,
Middleton and Neuby, which service the same Gilbert granted to
Christopher de Lancastre by fine; De Banco R., Hil., 321, n. 115d.
1348 Gilbert de Brunnolvesheved held at his death the manor of Bronolvesheved of Roger de Lancastre, whereof the manor with 24 a. land
and 2 a. meadow near the same are held by cornage of 6s. 8d. yearly;
2 messuages and 10 a. land in the hands of tenants at will held of the
same Roger; a mill, worth 20s. yearly; 4 messuages and 8 a. land
worth 24s. yearly, held of the same Roger by fealty only; and 6 a.
land called Saterhowe (or Staterhowe), held of Thomas de Thweng
by fealty, worth 3s. yearly; also a messuage and 12 a. land in
Stirkland Randolf held of the king in chief, as of the lands late of
William de Coucy by 12d. cornage. He died on Wednesday next
after the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle last past [5 Dec. 1347].
Margaret his daughter, aged 2½ years, is his next heir. Cal. Inquis.
1355 Roger son of Gilbert de Lancaster, lately deceased, held at his
death three tofts and one bovate in Stirkland Randolf of Thomas de
Ros for 6s. 8d. yearly, and one carucate in Stirkland Randolf (fn. 4) and
Sleddale of Thomas de Ros by homage and the service of 6s. 8d.
yearly. He died in 28 Edward III (1354). Alexander his son is his
next heir. Inq. post mort., 30 Edward III (1), n. 36; ib. 43 Edward
III (1) n. 62; Cal. Close Rolls, 1356, p. 269.
1371 Certain feoffees settle the manors of Sokebrede and Stirkland Roger
upon Christopher de Lancastre and Joan his wife for their lives with
successive remainders to Gilbert, son of the said Christopher, John
son of the said Gilbert, William brother of John, William son of
Christopher, John son of Christopher, John son of Isabel de Wyndesore, Thomas son of the same Isabel; Trans. C. and W. A. Soc., N.S.
1390 Joan who was the wife of Christopher de Lancastre held of Thomas
de Ros, knt., the hamlet of Stirkeland Roger for 13s. 5d. rent at
Easter and Michaelmas, worth 20s. yearly; and the manor of Stirkland Roger for 26s. 11½d. at the same term, worth 40s. yearly; Inq.
p.m., 14 Richard II, n. 41.
1390–95 Robert de Bellyngham holds the manor of Burnelshed in the vill of
Strickland Kettyl (sic) and divers lands and tenements there for 8s.
rent of Phillippa, countess of Bedford; Roll at Levens.
1403 Richard de Belingham of Burnolleshed in Kendale granted to
Thomas Toller, chaplain, all the lands and tenements which he had in
Kendale and Lonesdale. Witnesses: William Parr, Walter de
Strickland, Ralph (?) de Layborn, knights; Dodsworth's MS. 149,
1405 Joan late the wife of Christopher de Lancastre held of William Parr,
knt., and Elizabeth late his wife, the hamlet of Stirkeland Roger for
13s. 5d. rent at Easter and Mich. worth 20s.; and the manor of
Stirkeland Roger for 26s. 11½d., at the same term, worth yearly 40s.;
Inq. p.m., 6 Henry IV, n. 37.
1407 John de Lancastre of Brompton held of John de Parr the manor of
Stirkeland Roger for 26s. 11½d. rent at Easter and Mich., worth 40s.;
Inq. p.m., 9 Henry IV, n. 38.
1431 Robert Belyngham paid 2s. 8d. for farm of the tithes of Burnolhede;
Roll at Levens.
1459 William Baitman paid 12s. 9d. for farm of the tithes of Strykland
Roger; Rychard Dykson and his fellows paid 6s. for farm of the tithe
of Bakstanholme; Roll at Levens.
1463 Grant, in consideration of their charges in conflicts against the
king's enemies, to William Parr, knight, and John Parr, his brother
and the heirs male of their bodies of all lands and possessions in co.
Westmorland, late of Henry Belingeham, knight, rebel, in the king's
hands by reason of an act of forfeiture in Parliament at Westminster,
4 November, 1 Edward IV, not exceeding the value of £100 yearly;
Cal. Pat. R., 1463, p. 224.
1464 Henry Bellyngham, late of Burnaldeshed, knight, was attainted of
high treason at Westminster, 4 November, 1 Edward IV (1461) and
on 4 March in the same year was seised of the manors of Burnoldesheved and Casterton and of 40 messuages, 300 a. land, 100 a. meadow
100 a. wood and 500 a. pasture in Styrkeland Ketyll, and received the
issues and profits of the same to his own use, which are worth £100
yearly; Chan. Inq. p.m., 4 Edward IV, n. 39.
1467 Grant to William Par, knt., and John Par, esq., his brother, and the
heirs of their bodies of the manor of Burnaldeshede and the castle of
the same and 40 messuages, 300 a. land, 200 a. meadow, 100 a. wood,
and 500 a. pasture in Stirkeland Ketle with the royalties, &c., late of
Henry Belyngeham, knt., rebel, and in the king's hands by reason of
an act in Parliament at Westminster, 4 November, 1 Edward IV, to
hold by the services due before that date, with all the issues from that
date; Cal. Pat. R. 1467, p. 45.
1480 General pardon to Roger Belyngham, late of Lymmynster, co.
Sussex, "gentilman," alias late of Kendale, co. Westmorland; Cal.
Pat. R. 1480, p. 195.
1531 Roger Belingeham, knt., and others passed by fine to John Louther,
knt., and others, the manors of Burnaldesheved, Lambrigge, Casterton
and Whitwell, and tenements in those places and in Croke, Staveley
Godmond, Kyrkby in Kendale, Whitwell, Strickland Kettil, Berburne, Bolteston, Strickland Randolff, Helyesland, Calderighis,
Middleton and Skelmesergh, co. Westmorland, and the manor of
Belyngeham, &c., in co. Northumberland; Feet of Fines, Hil. term,
23 Henry VIII.
1533 A Rentall of Sir Roger Bellyngham's (fn. 5) lands in Styrkland [Roger] (fn. 6)
|Relict of Thomas Barker
|Relict of William Johnson
|Relict of Roger Henryson
|Relict of James Duket
1535 Thomas Clyfford, knt., passed by fine to Robert Bellyngham, knt.,
tenements in Staveley, Patton, Selshed, Sleddall, Lonsedall and
Strykland; Feet of Fines, Hil. term, 27 Hen. VIII.
1550 John Fitz-William and Elizabeth his wife passed by fine to George
Rythe, esq., the manor of Burneshed and tenements in Burneshed,
Strykland Ketyll and Strikland Roger; ib. Mich term, 4 Edward VI.
1552 John Fitz-William, Elizabeth his wife and George Rythe, esq., and
Elizabeth his wife passed by fine to John Machell, citizen and cloth
worker of London, the manor of Burnedshed alias Burnyshed and
tenements and rents in Burnyshed, Strikland Ketyll, Strikland Roger
and Kendall; ib., Trin. term, 6 Edward VI.
1570 William Parr, marquis of Northampton, died seised of the manor of
Strickland Roger, which was assigned to his widow in dower. In the
rental then made are these details: Manor of Strickland Roger:
Freeholders there—Edward Lancaster, esq., 26s. 8d., John Master, esq.,
11s. 9d., and William Gilpin 9s. 9d. Rents of customary tenants
£15 14s. 5d., including 10s. paid yearly by Mr. Lancaster's tenants to
be free of their grist at the lord's mill; Nicolson and Burn, i, 130.
1578 Robert Brigg of Old Malton, co. York, esq., and Elizabeth his wife
convey to James Bellingham of Levens, esq., messuages and tenements in Skelsmergh, Strickland Roger, Strickland Ketle and Mintesfeete, which were late in the occupation of Roulland Benson, James
Thompson, Rowland Phillipson, Anthony Shipheard, William
Stephanson, Edward Stephanson, the wife of Robert Bracken, deceased, the wife of Alan Bracken, deceased, the wife of Henry
Helme, deceased, Oswald Bethome and James Birkhead, who
rendered £5 5s. 8d. yearly; Reg. of D. at Levens.
1593 Mr. Lancaster pays to the Marquis Fee 26s. 8d. yearly for his lands
in Strickland Roger (6s. 8d.) [and Great Strickland (20s.)]; Mr. Gilping
pays for his lands in Strickland Roger 9s. 5d.; the heirs of Roger
Bellingham 11s. 9d.; Roll at Levens.
1611 Inquest taken at Kirkbiekendall, 27 September, 9 James 1 (1611),
before John Lowther, esquire, escheator. James Wilson was seised
at his death of a messuage or tenement in Sparamire, held of the king
as of his manor of Kendall called "le Marquis Fee" by fealty and a
free rent of 7d. yearly, worth yearly clear 10s.
He died 14 May, 42 Elizabeth (1600) and Thomas Wilson is his son
and heir, now aged 40 years. Anne Wilson, widow of the late James
Wilson, has received the profits of the premises since his death;
Court of Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 36, n. 186.
1611 Inquest taken at Kirkbie Kendall, 27 September, 9 James 1 (1611),
before John Lowther, esquire, escheator. Henry Wilson was seised
of a capital messuage and tenement called Sparamire and 26 a.
land in Strickland Roger and 2½ a. land called "le Improvement
of the aforesaid Sparamire in Strickland Roger"; one a. land in
Minsfleete in Kirkbie Kendall; and three messuages, burgages and
tenements in Kirkbiekendall. In consideration of a marriage to be
had between his eldest son Robert Wilson and Elinor Rallinson,
daughter of Robert Rallinson and of 200 marks paid by the said
Robert, by his deed dated 11 June, 43 Elizabeth (1601), he enfeoffed
Thomas Rallinson, and Miles Eskrigge, gentlemen, of the premises to
the following uses; the messuages called Sparamire and premises in
Strickland Roger to the use of Robert Wilson for his life and after his
death the said messuage, two closes called "le Mosse closes," a close
called "le kilne close," a close called "Esphow" and a parcel of
meadow called "Breerhow," parcel of Sparamire, to the use of Elinor
for term of her life, by name of jointure and after her death the last
recited premises, and after Robert's death all the premises in Strickland Roger to the use of the heirs of the bodies of Robert and Elinor
to be begotten, for default of such to the use of the said Henry Wilson
and his heirs; and all other the premises to the use of said Henry
Wilson for his life and after his death to the use of said Robert
Wilson and the heirs of his body by Elinor to be begotten, for default
of such to the use of the right heirs of the said Henry Wilson. The
lands and tenements in Sparamire are held of the king as of his
barony of Kendall called "le Marques Fee" by fealty and a free rent
of 1s. 7d. yearly, they are worth yearly clear 30s., the "Improvement"
is held of the king as of his barony of Kendall aforesaid by fealty and
a free rent of 1s. yearly, it is worth yearly clear 2s., the one acre in
Minsfleet is held of the king as of his barony of Kirkbie in Kendall by
fealty, it is worth yearly clear 1s.; the two messuages, burgages and
tenements in Kirkbie Kendall are held of the king as of his barony of
Kendall aforesaid called "le Marques Fee" by fealty and 11d. rent
yearly, they are worth yearly clear 3s. 4d.; the other messuage,
burgage and tenement is held of James Bellingham, knight, as of his
manor of Kendall called "le Lumley Fee" by fealty and a free rent of
3d. yearly, it is worth yearly clear is. 6d. He died 14 March, 1608[-09]
and the said Robert, now aged 50 years, is his son and heir and has
received the issues of the premises since his father's death; Court
of Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 35, n. 119.
1612 Inquest (fn. 7) taken . . . . . 10 James 1 (1612). [The heading and first
few lines describing the possession of Thomas Braithwaite are illegible]
There is a reference to a deed dated 23 August 1603; also to indentures
of the same date made between himself and Richard Hutton of
Goldesbroughe, co. York, Robert Bindlosse, esq., Thos. Lamplugh,
esq., Thos. Barton, Robert Crosfeild, servants, reciting that for the
love he bears to his children, he deals with the manors of Burneshead,
Staveley, Warcoppe and premises in Strickland Roger, Strickland
Ketle, Skelmsergh, Bowston, Cowenhead, Overstaveley, Nether
Staveley, Sandfurth, Blatarne, Buttergill, Flitholme, the manor or
lordship of Emilton, co. Cumberland, a moiety of the manor, lordship,
forest and hamlets of Wythburme, Armboth, Smathwait and
Naddell, co. Cumberland. These premises are to continue to him for
life and after his death a competent jointure of some part thereof is to
be assured to Dorothy his wife for her life with reversion of the whole
to his two sons, Thomas and Richard Brathwait. He was also
seised of the manor, lordship, capital messuage and demesnes of
Winderwath. [This deed takes up a great part of skin 1, the whole of
skin 2 and part of skin 3]. Another deed is recited dated 10 July,
4 James 1 (1606), between the said Thomas Brathwait and Richard
Hutton, Robert Bindlose, Thos. Lamplough, Thomas Barton, John
Brisko, Thomas Brathwait, younger, and Robert Crosfeild, dealing
with the aforesaid premises and also with Selsett, Patton, Whinfell,
Long Sleddall, being a further settlement of the estates. [This deed
extends almost to the end of skin 4]. Then follows the will of the said
Thomas Brathwait dated 18 February, 4 James 1 (1607) in which he
confirms the deed of 1 James 1 (i.e. 23 August, 1603). Then follows
a writing of the said Thomas Brathwait dated 17 October, 6 James 1
(1608), dealing with the manors and lordships of Warcoppe and
Staveley and all the premises in Warcoppe, Buttergill, Flytholme,
Sandfurth, Blatarne. Over Staveley and Nether Staveley. [This
writing finishes on skin 5]. Then follows an indenture made 24
February, 6 James 1 (1609), between the said Thomas Brathwait and
Thomas Barton, son and heir apparent of Edward Barton of Whenbye,
co. York, esquire, John Brisko of Croftone, co. Cumberland and
Robert Crosfeild of Stricklandroger, co. Westmorland, servant of the
said Thomas Brathwait, dealing with the manor or lordship of
Burneshead and the manor of Winderwath and premises in Burneshead, Cowenhead, Stricklandroger, Stricklandketle and Winderwath
and the manor of Staveley. [This deed ends on skin 6]. The jurors
(then) further say that the said Thomas Brathwait was seised of the
capital messuage of East Appleton and the appurtenances for life,
with remainder to Dorothy, his wife for life, with remainder to (?)
Richard Brathwait and his heirs male. They further say that the
manor or lordship of Burneshead and the said lands, &c., in Burneshead, Stricklandroger and Cowenhead are held of the king as of his
manor of Kendall in free socage by fealty and a free rent of 11s. 9d.
yearly; and the other messuages, lands, &c. in Strickland Ketle are
held of that part of the barony of Kendal called "le Richmond Fee"
by a yearly rent of 6s., but by what other services they know not.
And the said manor, messuages, lands, &c., are worth yearly clear
£6 13s. 4d. [Here follow the tenures and values of tenements which
were not held of the barony of Kendal]. "Thomas Brathwait died
5 May, 8 James 1 (1610) and Thomas Brathwait is his son and heir,
aged at the time of his father's death 27 years. Dorothy Brathwait,
late the wife of the said Thomas, deceased, still survives and had
received the issues and profits of the premises, except the profits of the
manors of Emilton and Withburne, which profits Thomas Brathwait
the son and heir has had from the time of his father's death until
now"; Court of Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 47, n. 15.
1619 Inquest taken at Browham, 15 October, 17 James 1 (1619), before
Cuthbert Orfeur, gentleman, Roger Otway, esquire, escheator and
Robert Curwen, gentleman, feodary, the king's commissioners.
Edward Lancaster, esquire, long before his death was seised of the
manor of Sockbread and divers lands, &c. in Tirell; the manor of
Hartsopp; the manor of Strickland Roger and divers lands, &c. in
Ladyford and Skelmerster; a moiety of the advowson of the vicarage
of the parish church of Barton; a moiety of the rectory of Barton and
of all the tithes of grain, hay, lambs, wool, hemp and other tithes of the
parish of Barton, the tithes in Martindell, parcel of the said rectory of
Barton excepted. So seised he by deed dated 28 September, 18
Elizabeth (1576) granted to Edward Middleton, esquire, John Wharton, esquire, and George Hudson, gentleman, all the premises and his
lands and tenements in co. Westmorland, to the use expressed in
certain indentures of same date made between the parties for the
advancement of Lancelot Lancaster, son and heir apparent of
the said Edward Lancaster, and for the jointure of Jane Musgrave,
one of the daughters of William Musgrave, esquire, if a marriage
hereafter should be had between the said Lancelot and Jane,
namely: To hold the capital messuage called the demesne lands of
Ladyford, parcel of the manor of Strickland Roger, and 8 messuages
then in the tenure of the wife of Nicholas Redmaine, Mabel Duckett,
widow, Edward Redmaine, Christopher Redmaine, Robert Richardson of Hartsopp, Geoffrey Thompson of Gaithowe in Overhartsopp,
Lancelot Lancaster of Sockbread and John Lancaster of Tirrell with
the lands to the same capital messuage or 8 messuages belonging, to
the use of the said Lancelot Lancaster and the said Jane, daughter of
the said William Musgrave, for parcel of her jointure and the heirs
male of the said Lancelot, with divers other remainders to heirs male;
and to hold the residue of the premises to the use of the said Edward
Lancaster for term of his life and after his death to use of Lancelot
and his heirs male.
Nicholas (sic Lancelot) Lancastre still survives and by force of the
statute of uses of Henry VIII, Edward Lancaster was seised for term
of his life of the premises aforesaid except the messuage and lands
assured for the jointure of Jane.
The manor of Sockbread is held of the heirs of Matthew Redmaine,
by a pair of spurs, saving foreign service; a moiety of the manor of
Hartsopp, a moiety of the manor of Strickland Roger, a moiety of the
lands and tenements in Ladyfoordes and a moiety of the lands and
tenements in Skelmerstre are held of James Bellingham, knight, in
socage by a pair of spurs and are worth yearly 40s.; and the other
moiety of the manors, lands and tenements in Sockbread, Tirrell,
Hartsopp, Strickland Roger, Ladyfoordes and Shelmestre are held or
Charles, prince of Wales, as of his purparty of the barony of Kirkbykendall called "le Marquesse Fee," by knight service and a yearly rent
of 26s. 8d. and are worth yearly £10 clear; the moiety of the advowson or right of patronage of the vicarage of the church of the parish
of Barton and the moiety of the rectory of Barton and of all the tithes
of grain, &c., of the parish of Barton, except the tithes in Martindell,
parcel of the aforesaid rectory of Barton, are held of the king in
chief by knight service and are worth yearly clear £3. Edward
Lancastre died 20 January, 15 James I (1618) and Lancelot Lancastre
esquire is his son and heir, aged 50 years at the time of his father's
death; Court of Wards Inq. p.m., vol. 61, n. 141.
1630 Inquest taken at Kirkbie Kendall last day of August, 6 Charles 1
(1630) before John Cowper, esquire, escheator, by the oath, &c., who
say that: Allan Bracken, yeoman, on the day of his death was
seised of a messuage and tenement in Strickland Roger and of 8 acres
of arable land, 2 acres of meadow and 6 acres of pasture thereto
belonging in Strickland Roger lately purchased from Lancelot
Lancaster, esquire, and Christopher Lancaster, gentleman. So
seised by his will in writing dated 18 May last (1630) he bequeathed
the messuage, tenement and other the premises to his brother Thomas
Bracken and his heirs for ever. The premises are held of the king as
of his manor of Kendall called "Marquesse Fee" by fealty and a free
rent of 3d. at the feast of St. Michael yearly to be paid to the king in
common socage and are worth yearly clear 20s. He died 19 May
last (1630). Henry Bracken is his brother and nearest heir, aged
44 years and upwards now; Court of Wards Inq. post mort., vol. 80,
1669 The Hearth Tax Roll is combined with that for Strickland Ketel
under the common name of Stricklandfield, which see.
1676 James Houseman and divers other tenants in Strickland Roger
pay to the Marquis Fee for Lancaster lands there 6s. 8d.
Sir Thomas Brathwaite for several places pays to the same 27s. 2d.;
the same pays 20s. for Burneshead.