Person:John Stryvelyn (1)

John Stryvelyn, 1st and last Baron
b.Abt 1315 Argyll, Scotland
  • HJohn Stryvelyn, 1st and last BaronAbt 1315 - 1378
  • WJacoba Emeldon1325 - 1391
m. Bef 1365
  1. Christina StryvelynAbt 1360 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] John Stryvelyn, 1st and last Baron
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1315 Argyll, ScotlandRathoran, Lorne
Marriage Bef 1365 First husband, second wife
to Jacoba Emeldon
Death[3] 15 Aug 1378 Belsay, Northumberland, EnglandBelsay Castle (Dspms)

1st and last Lord (Baron) Stryvelyn (ie. Stirling), a leading military man in Edward III's wars against the Scots, for which he was granted the reversion of the Manor of Belsay 1335. [Burke's Peerage]

BARONY of STRYVELYN (I) 1363 to 1378

John de Stryvelyn (b) was in Oct 1535 granted the remainder to the manor of Belsay and Newlands in Northumberland to him and his heirs, in consideration of his having been taken prisoner in the King's service against the Scots and kept prisoner for a long time; and in the same month was appointed Sheriff of Edinburgh and custodian of the Castle. In Feb 1337/8, having left the Castle in pursuit of booty, he was captured and taken to Dumbarton. In 1337 and frequently thereafter he was incommissions. In Feb 1338/9 he was in the King's service beyond the seas, and in July 1342 was about to set out with his men for parts beyond the sea. In Aug 1343 he had lately been in the King's service in Scotland.On 20 Dec 1343 he was granted the reversion of the manor of Faxfleet, Yorks, entail male. In 1343 he was appointed Sheriff of Northumberland, but declined. He had shortly before been wounded and ill. In Jan 1344/5he was Custodian of the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, until some time before 30 Nov 1346. In Mar 1346/7 he was preparing to join in the invasion of Scotland. In Mar 1351/2 he is recorded as holding Burneton and other lands in Northumberland of Henry de Percy. In 1356 certain lands near Berwick-upon-Tweed were restored to him. On 1 Jun 1363 he was summoned to Parliament by writ directed 'Johanni de Stryvelyn', whereby he is held to have become LORD STRYVELYN.

He m. firstly, before 1339, Barbara, daughter of Adam de Swinbourn, and sister and heir of Henry de Swinbourn.; and secondly, before 1365, Jacoba, daughter and co-heir of Richard de Emeldon. He dsps (d), 15 Aug 1378, when the Barony became extinct. His widow married secondly before 24 Aug 1379, Robert de Clyfford, and d. 6 Feb 1390/1. [Complete Peerage XII/1:407-8]

(b) Nothing is known of his parentage. A John de Stryvelyn, knight, submitted to Edward I in 1296 and engaged for himself and his heirs to serve him loyally, and had his lands in Dumbarton, Edinburgh, Stirling and Clackmannan restored to him. At the same time Alexander son of John de Stryvelyn recovered his lands in Lanark. Others of the same surname occur during the reigns of Henry III and Edward I and II.

(d) By one of his wives John de Stryvelyn had a son John, who was dead in 1367.

Note: Oviously BP has a daughter for John (probably by his 2nd wife), so I am changing CP's "dsps" (died without surviving issue) above to "dspms"(died without survivng male issue).

  1. Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999 (21)

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  2. Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999 (22)

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  3. 3.0 3.1 Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000

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