Person:John De Strode (1)

John de Strode
m. 1442
  1. William Strode
  2. Thomas Strode
  3. Richard Strode
  4. Alice Strode
  5. John de StrodeAbt 1450 - Aft 1510
  • HJohn de StrodeAbt 1450 - Aft 1510
  • WJoan OkleAbt 1448 -
  1. Walter StrodeAbt 1472 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] John de Strode
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1450 Somerton, Somerset, England
Marriage Shepton Mallet, Somerset, Englandto Joan Okle
Alt Marriage Abt 1469 to Joan Okle
Death? Aft May 1510 Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England
Reference Number? 1649

Sources of information:

1. International Genealogical Index

2. Ancestral File Number: 9BM5-LQ

3. Strode and Stroud Families in England and America, James Strode Elston, The Tuttle Publishing Company, Inc., Rutland, Vermont, Filmed by the Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 11-11-76, item # 3 on roll.

John Strode (note that the locational "de" was dropped from the family name) was born at mid-century, between the two debilitating wars. He probably never saw a time of national tranquility, although much of the upheaval may not have reached into the daily lives of the Strodes. He grew up in Somerton, Somersetshire and married Joan Okle in her home town of Shepton Mallet in the same county sometime around 1469. They had at least one child, a son.

Fragmentary information by one researcher indicates that John Strode may have achieved knighthood, which had been missing from the family for four generations, but this hypothesis is unconfirmed by any other source.

While England was still tied up in a battle for the throne, notable events were taking place in other countries. Guttenberg of Germany invented movable type making widespread printing possible, Copernicus first theorized that the earth and other planets rotate around the sun, French physician and astrologer Nostradamus wrote his book of prophesies, Henlein of Germany made the first watch, Columbus found the new world for Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain and Vespucci explored South America. It also was the era of legendary artists Michelangelo, Titian, Raphael, Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci. (Taken from: A Family History, by Donovan Faust)

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