Edmund FITZ ALAN, Earl of Arundel
Alice PLANTAGENET de Warenne
Sir Roger LE STRANGE, 5th Baron Strange of Knockyn
Aline DE ARUNDEL, Lady of Knokyn
(Abt 1325-1386)
John VI LE STRANGE, 6th Baron Strange of Knockyn
(Abt 1352-1397)


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John VI LE STRANGE, 6th Baron Strange of Knockyn

  • Born: Abt 1352, Knockin, Oswestry, Shropshire, England
  • Married: Shortly after 17 Jun 1369
  • Died: Shortly before 23 Jul 1397

  Research Notes:

JOHN LE STRANGE, sixth baron, summoned to parliament from 20th August, 1383, to 18th July, 1397. This nobleman, in the 10th of Richard II., was in the garrison of Berwick-upon-Tweed, and the next year in the Scottish wars. He m. Maud, daughter, and eventually co-heir of Sir John de Mohun, of Dunster, and [died] about the year 1398... 1


JOHN LE STRANGE, Knt., 6th Lord Strange of Knockin, of Knockin, Shropshire, Bidston (in Wirral), Dunham-Massey, Moreton, and Saughall Massie, Cheshire, Bicester and Middleton (in Middleton Stoney), Oxfordshire, etc., and, in right of his wife, of Streatley, Berkshire, son and heir, born about 1352-6 (aged 30 in 1382, aged variously 30, 31, 32, or 34 in 1386). He was summoned to Parliament from 7 Jan. 1382/3 to 18 July 1397, as John L estraunge de Knockin. He was in the garrison of Berwick, and served in the Scotch wars. In 1385-7 he was sued by Thomas Fyton for the manors of Dunham-Massey, Kelsall, and Bidston (in Wirral), Cheshire. At an unknown date, he enfeoffed his brother, Ebles le Strange, clerk, John Kynaston, Richard Edevenet, and others of the manors of Dunham-Massey and Overton Madoc, Cheshire, and the lordship of Maillorseysnek, that being enfeoffed thereof they should pay his debts, marry his daughters unmarried at his death, support his sons, and enfeoff his sons, Ebles and Edmund, each of them 20 librates of land or rent for the term of the their lives. 2


25 Jun 1385, Westminster

Pardon to Richard, earl of Arundel and Surrey, Alina Lestrange mother of John Lestrange, lord of Knokyn, Joan de Mohun and Ebulo Lestrange, clerk, to whom the said John Lestrange granted a yearly rent of 70l. from his lands in Dunham, Masseham, Altryngham, Hale, Kelshale, Budston, Salgham and Morton, and another yearly rent of 40l. from his lands in Overton Madok and Mailloursaysnek, co. Flint, held of the king in chief, and who entered thereon without licence, of the said trespass; and grant that they may hold the premises for their lives, as acquired. By p.s. and by fine of 40 marks.

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Ric. II, vol. 3, p. 4


1 Mar 1386, Westminster

Richard Wydyforde parson of Avynton co. Berkes to Robert de Veer marquess of Dublin and earl of Oxford chamberlain of England and John de Burton clerk. Recognisance for 60s., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels and church goods in Berkshire.
Defeasance thereof, upon condition that John Lestraunge, knight, son and heir of Roger Lestraunge of Knokyn knight and of Alina his wife, shall hold no manors or lands in Salop or elsewhere in chief by barony whereof the said John had livery after the death of the said Alina.

Calendar of Close Rolls, 9 Ric. II, p. 134


23 Jul 1397, Westminster Edward earl of Rutland,—by mainprise of Robert Ramesey of the county of Essex and Thomas Apiltrewyk of London,—of the keeping of all the lands late of John Lestraunge of Knokyn, tenant of the king in chief, to hold the same from the time of the said John's death until the lawful age of his heir, together with the marriage of the heir, rendering for the keeping and marriage as much as may be agreed upon between him and the king's council...

Calendar of Close Rolls, 21 Ric. II, pp. 222-3


4 Jan 1398, Coventry

Commitment to Edward duke of Aumale of the keeping of all the lands late of John Lestraunge of Knokyn, tenant of the king in chief (which keeping was lately committed to him when earl of Rutland by letters patent dated 23 July last), to hold the same from the time of John's death until the full age of his heir, and so from heir to heir until one of them shall have reached full age, together with the marriage of the said heir....

Calendar of Close Rolls, 21 Ric. II, p. 248

  Marriage Information:

John married Maud DE MOHUN, daughter of Sir John DE MOHUN, K.G., 2nd Baron Mohun of Dunster, and Joan DE BURGHERSH, shortly after 17 Jun 1369. (Maud DE MOHUN died on 20 Sep 1400.)

  Marriage Notes:

Date of marriage settlement.


1 A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland, extinct, dormant, and in abeyance..., John Burke, 1846, p. 499.

2 Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study In Colonial And Medieval Families, 2nd Edition, Douglas Richardson, p. 301.

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