'Strode1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Strode of Barrington, Strode of Chantmarle, Strode of Parnham, Strode of Southhill, Strode of Strode

Commoners commences its article on this family with the following: "The family of Strode, which derives from the Dukes of Bretagne, was founded in England by one of the soldiers of the Conquest". The early generations of this family are uncertain. Commoners starts with Sir Warinus de la Strode of Strode (Dorset) then jumps to Sheriff Sir John (a 1232) "the eighth ... in direct line" from Warinus. Visitation shows the following descent from Warinus de la Strode which we presume omits a number of generations.
Warinus de la Strode
1. Sir William de Strode
  A. Hugo de Strode
i. Sir John Strode
  a. Hugh de Strode
  (1) Henry de Strode @@ see below
  m. Matilda
  ii. Robert Strode
Commoners provides the following:
Sir John de Strode, Sheriff of Dorset & Somerset (a 1232)
1. Nicholas de Strode (a 1249)
  A. Sir Hugh de Strode (a temp Edward I who r. 1272-1307)
  Commoners identifies this as the Hugh who m. Beatrix, dau of Sir John de Bytton (by Hawise, dau/heir of Matthew Furneaux). However, that appears to be confusion with his great-grandson Hugh (below).
i. Sir Hugh de Strode of Chalmington
  m. Beatrice Fitchet
  a. Henry de Strode (a 1327) @@ see above
  m. Maud (Matilda) de Beaupre (heiress)
  (1) Hugh de Strode (a 1377)
  m. Beatrix Button (dau of John Button) reported by Visitation but not by Commoners
  (A) Henry de Strode (a temp Richard II who r. 1377-1399)
  m. Elizabeth Brent (dau of John Brent by Joan)
  (i) Richard de Strode of Parnham, Dorset
  Visitation shows Richard as married twice, 1st to Margerie Jererd (mother of William) and 2nd to Elizabeth. Commoners shows just one wife, ...
  m. Elizabeth Jerard (dau of John Jerard)
  (a) William de Strode of Parnham - continued below
  m. Alice Ledred (dau of Roger Ledred or Leddred)
  (2) Edmund de Strode
2. John Strode of Parnham



William de Strode of Parnham - continued above
m. Alice Ledred (dau of Roger Ledred or Leddred)
1. William de Strode of Parnham
  m. Alianor or Joan Cheyne (dau of John Cheyne of Pinho)
  A. John Strode of Parnham
  m1. Christian Pokeswell (dau of John Pokeswell of Strode)
  i. Robert Strode of Parnham
  m. Elizabeth Hody (dau of Reginald Hody or Hodye, son of the Chief Baron of the Exchequer)
a. John Strode of Parnham (b 1524, d 1581)
  m1. Katherine Cromwell (dau of Gregory Cromwell, Lord, son of Thomas, Earl of Essex)
  (1) Sir Robert Strode of Parnham (d 1616?)
  Commoners suggests that the elder son was Sir John but Visitation shows Sir Robert whilst VCH (Somerset, vol 3, 'Parishes: Somerton') confirms that Sir Robert settled Parnham on his daughter.
  m. Margaret Luttrell (dau of Thomas Luttrell) wife of Sir Robert, presumed mother of ...
  (A) Catherine Strode
  m. Sir Richard Strode of Newnham, Chalmington & Parnham (b 1584, bur 09.10.1669)
  (B) Margaret Strode probably of this generation
  m. George Trevelyan (b c1614, d 1653)
(2) Sir John Strode of Chantmarle, Dorset (b 1561, d 1642, recorder of Bridport, MP, 3rd son)
  Various details on John come from HoP ('John Strode').
  m1. (1590, sp) Anne Chaldecote (d 08.08.1621, dau of William Chaldecote of Quarleston, widow of Robert Bingham of Bingham's Melcombe)
  m2. (12.01.1622) Anne Wyndham (dau of Sir John Wyndham of Orchard Wyndham)
  (A) Sir John Strode of Chantmarle & Parnham (b 11.08.1624)
Commoners reports that Sir John had an only dau/heir by Anne Brown, Elizabeth. HoP ('John Strode') reports that there was an earlier marriage and that there were other children but TCB (vol 4, Oglander) confirms that Elizabeth's son inherited Parnham after the death sp of a Strode cousin.
  m1. (13.12.1646) Anne Hewett (dau of Sir William Hewett of Pishiobury)
  (i)+ 6 sons + 2 daughters
  m2. (c01.1669) Anne Brown (dau/coheir of Sir Thomas Brown of Walcott, Bart, widow of John, Lord Paulet of Hinton)
  (ix) Elizabeth Strode
  m. Sir William Oglander, Bart
  (x)+ 2 sons
  (B) Sir George Strode 'of Leweston' (b 1626, d 1701, serjeant-at-law)
  Thanks to a contributor (CV, 11.11.07) for bringing the following connection to our attention. It is supported by Visitation (Frederic William Weaver (1885), Somerset, 1551+1575+1591, Fitzjames of Redlinch nr. Bruton).
  m. Grace Fitzjames (dau of Sir John Fitzjames of Leweston)
  (i) Grace Strode (d 03.04.1725)
  m. (1695) Henry Thynne (b 08.02.1675, dvp 20.12.1708, son of 1st Viscount Weymouth)
  (3) George Strode of Wymborne (a 1623, minister, youngest son?)
  m. Mary Fleete (dau of William Fleete of Chartam)
  (A)+ issue (a 1623) - Abraham (b c1608), John (b c1613), Mary (b c1602)
(4)+ other issue - Edward (dvpsp?), Thomas
  m2. Margaret Hadly (dau of Christopher Hadly or Hadley, widow of Thomas Luttrel of Dunster Castle, m3. Richard Hill)
  (6) Margaret Strode
  m. E. Kerr
  (7) Anne Strode
  m1/2. E. Stradling
  Possibly the Anne who (also) married ...
  m2/1. Giles Penne of East Coker (d before 10.12.1595)
  (8) Dorothy Strode
m. W(illiam) Prowse
  (9)+ other issue - Hugh, Bridget, Alice
  ii. Giles Strode (dsp)
  iii. Dorothy Strode
  m. _ Hemerford
  m2. Elizabeth Polhott (dau of Richard Polhott or Palshott)
  iv. Elizabeth Strode possibly of this generation of this marriage
  m. Anthony Budockshide
v.+ other issue
2. John Strode of Shepton Mallet, Somerset
  m. Joanna Okele (dau of John Okele)
  A. Walter Strode of Shepton Mallet
  i. Thomas Strode of Shepton Mallet
  The following is partly supported by Visitation (Somerset, 1623, Strode). It is possible that this was the Thomas, father of John, who is shown here. It is thought likely that Sir William Strode of Stoke-under-Hampden, Somerset, was of this family.
  a. John Strode
  (1) Stephen Strode of Shepton Mallet
  m. Mary Hodges (dau of Richard Hodges of Chepstow)
  (A) Thomas Strode of Shepton Mallet (a 1623)
  m1. Alice Bulliford (dau of Macklin Bulliford of Devonshire)
  (i) Alice Strode (dsp)
  m2. Anna Lane (dau of _ Lane of Mells, relict of John Butcher)
  (ii) Abigail Strode (b c1602)
  m. Richard Swaine (of the Gonvil Swaines)
  (a) Abigail Swaine (d 04.08.1723)
  m. Wyndham Harbin of Newtown, Somerset
  ((1))+ issue - Swayne, daughter
  (iii) Hannah Strode (b c1607, a 1623)
  b. Edward Strode of Shepton Mallet
  m. Alicia Whiting (dau of Robert Whiting, brother of the last abbot of Glastonbury)
  (1) William Strode of Shepton Mallet (b 1566, d 1592)
  m. Elizabeth Upton (b 1570, d 1630, dau/heir of Geoffrey (Galfrid) Upton 'of Warminster')
  (A) Geoffrey (Galfrid) Strode of Shepton Mallet
m. Elizabeth Filiol (dau of William Filiol of Marnhull)
  (i) William Strode (Colonel, MP)
  (B) Sir George Strode of London 'of Westrom / Westerham' (b 1583, d 1663)
  Except for the information on Sir Nicholas's family, which comes from the cross-reference to him from elsewhere in the database, the following was kindly provided by a contributor (CV, 11.11.07) identifying the Oxford DNB as the source.
  m. (11.02.1615) Rebecca Crisp (d 10.1645, dau of Alderman Nicholas Crisp, cousin of Sir Nicholas)
  (i) Sir Nicholas Strode 'of Chevening, Kent' 'of Chipsted House'
  m. (1665) Catharine Savile (dau of John Savile of Methley)
  (a) Mary Strode (b 1669, bur 02.09.1754, coheir)
  m. John Hyde of Sundridge (b 1663, d 21.08.1729)
  (ii) Anne Strode
  m1. Ellis Crisp (son of Sir Nicholas)
  m2. Nicholas Reynardson (son of Abraham)
  (iii)+ other issue - John (Governor of Dover Castle), 11 others
(C) William Strode of Shepton Mallet, 1st of Barrington Court, Somerset (b 11.01.1589, d 20.12.1666, Colonel, MP)
  Commoners reports that William (of Shepton Mallet) was succeeded by his son (by Joanna Barnard) Edward (the only son mentioned) and then follows Edward's line. However, this is clearly the William who is identified by various web sites as purchaser of Barrington Court. Note that Commoners reports that Edward was b 1623 whilst HoP ("William Strode II of Barrington") suggests that William (b c1625) was the eldest son.
  m. Joanna Barnard (b 1607, d 1649, dau of Edward Barnard of Downside)
(i) William Strode of Barrington (b c1625, bur 19.02.1695, MP)
  m1. (1656) Elizabeth Rivett (dau/coheir of Francis Rivett of Kings Somborne)
  (a) Elizabeth Strode (d 27.03.1683) apparently of this generation, of this marriage
  m. Sir John Osborn, 2nd Bart of Chicksands (b 1659, d 28.04.1720)
  m2. (10.07.1675) Margaret Osborne (dau of Sir John Osborne of Chicksands, 1st Bart)
  (b) daughter
  m3. Jane Ellys (dau of Sir Thomas Ellys of Wyham, 1st Bart)
(c) William Strode, last of Barrington
  (d) Jane Strode
  Thanks to a contributor (MF, 09.12.10) for advising us that (father) William's will identifies Jane as of this marriage.
  m. Robert Austen
  (e) daughter
  (ii) Edward Strode (b 22.08.1623??) shown by some web sites as b c1629, d 1703
  (a) John Strode
  m. ?? Hippesley (dau of J. Hippesley of Camley)
((1)) James Strode
  m. Amy A'Court
  ((A)) Carew Strode of Southhill House, Somerset
  m. Elizabeth Skinner
  ((i)) James Strode (dsp)
  ((ii)) Edward Strode of Southhill
  m. Mary Simpson of Cumberland
  ((a)) John Strode of Southhill (b c1738, dsp 1807)
  m. Margaret Sophia Parker (b c1750, d 25.08.1805, dau of Sir Henry John Parker, Bart of Talton)
  ((b)) Anne Strode
  m. (15.10.1770) Thomas Chetham of Mellor Hall
  Four of their sons inherited Southhill in turn and took the name Strode-Chetham/Chetham-Strode.
  ((B)) Edward Strode
  (iii) Essex Strode of Westminster (bpt 07.11.1646, a 1688, dsp, MP, 4th son) mentioned by HoP ("Essex Strode")
  m. (17.02.1675) Mary Strode (bur 30.05.1676, dau of Sir George Strode of Clerkenwell, widow of Richard Holsworthy of London)
  Not mentioned by either Commoners or Visitation (Somerset, 1623, Strode) was the following James, identified by Visitation (Somerset, 1672, Strode of Shepton Mallet) as (a) son of (a) Thomas Strode of Shepton Mallet.
  c. James Strode of Shepton Mallet possibly of this generation
  m. Amy Pitt (dau of (Matthew?) Pitt of Weymouth)
  (1) Thomas Strode of Boulesse, Shepton Mallet
  m. Abigail Strode (dau of Thomas Strode of Shepton Mallet)
  (A) Thomas Strode (b c1626, a 1672)
  m. Ann Churchey (dau of James Churchey of Wincanton)
  (i)+ issue (a 1672) - John (b c1664), Thomas, James, Ann, Abigail, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary
  (B)+ other issue - Amy, Abigail, Hannah, Mary
  (2) James Strode
  m. Edith Albyn (dau of John Albyn of Bruton)
  (A)+ issue - Thomas (b c1626), Amy, Margaret, Mary, Carola
  (3) William Strode
  m. Ann Greene of London
  (A) William Strode (b c1642, a 1672)

Main source(s): Commoners (vol II, 'Chetham-Strode of Southhill', p117+) with some support from Visitation (Dorset, 1623, Strode) and with input/support as reported above
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