Person:Hugh De Strode (1)

Sir Hugh de Strode
b.Abt 1310 Dorset, England
m. Abt 1305
  1. John de Strode
  2. Joan de Strode
  3. Edmund de Strode
  4. Sir Hugh de StrodeAbt 1310 -
m. Abt 1345
  1. Henry de Strode1350 -
  2. Edmund de StrodeAbt 1352 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Sir Hugh de Strode
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1310 Dorset, EnglandChalmington
Marriage Abt 1345 Bytton, Gloucestershire, Englandto Beatrice de Bytton
Occupation? Soldier (probably in 100 Years War)
Death? Dorset, EnglandHewstock
Reference Number? 1658

Sir Hugh de Strode was the namesake of both his grandfather and great grandfather. He was born in Chalmington, Dorsetshire and was married about 1345 in Bytton, Gloucestershire to Beatrice de Bytton of that county, which is located some distance north of Dorset. They are known to have reared two sons in Chalmington. She was the daughter of Sir John de Bytton and Hawise Avis de Furneaux of Somersetshire.

His wife's paternal ancestors were well known. The name of the family de Bytton (or Bitton, or Button), seems to have been adopted from the parish of Bytton, County Gloucester, England. Their arms are the same as those of the d'Amneville family, the ancient owners of the manors of Bytton and Hannam which were conveyed to that family by Henry II. These manors included almost the entire parish. Robert de Bytton, a son of Adam d'Amneville and great grandfather to Beatrice de Bytton, succeeded to the estates. In this family were three bishops: William de Bytton consecrated Bishop of Bath and Wells in 1248; William de Bytton elected Bishop of Bath and Wells in 1267; and Thomas de Bytton, Archdeacon of Wells and later Bishop of Exeter.

The ancestors of Beatrice de Bytton's mother Hawise de Furneaux, were equally auspicious on both sides. They included: her grandfather Sir Mathew de Furneaux; her uncle Lord Simon de Furneaux; and gg grandfather, Lord Boteler of Wales.

There is no record as to whether or not Sir Hugh participated in the grinding Hundred Years war with France, but his responsibilities as a Knight probably required it. In any event, its draining economic effects undoubtedly had an impact, as the Black Death must have also done when he was about 38 years old.

From A Family History by Don Faust, 1997.

  1. A. Donovan Faust (Foust). A Family History: The Ancestors of Thomas Wilson Faust. (1997).