Person:Thomas Stradling (4)

Sir Thomas Stradling
m. 1452
  1. Sir Thomas Stradling1454 - 1480
  • HSir Thomas Stradling1454 - 1480
  • WJanet Mathew1468 - 1533
m. 1474
  1. Henry Stradling
  2. Jane Stradling
  3. Sir Edward Stradling1474 - 1535
Facts and Events
Name Sir Thomas Stradling
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1454
Marriage 1474 to Janet Mathew
Death[1] 9 Aug 1480 Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Alt Death[2] 8 Sep 1480 Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales
Burial? 4 Jun 1537 St. Donat's, Glamorgan, Walesre-burial
  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas Stradling, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  2. The MS you cited [T.C.Evans ms. (Cardiff Central Library ms 3.166).] :
    "On the west wall are three pictures in panels in excellent preservation, of large size, 3ft 6in high; perhaps by 2ft 8in wide. Their excellent condition was due as was told by the sextons wife, on our visit to the place in 1880, to their having been sent to London by Dr. Carne to be restored. The restoration seemed to have been most judiciously performed.

    The 1st picture represents a knight in dark armour kneeling in prayer, book in hand; facing him is his lady, richly attired, also kneeling. Two sons kneel behind the knight, one daughter behind the lady. A shield of arms fully quartered suspended over each, and an inscription in small neat white lettering in centre of the picture to the memory of Sir Harry Stradling, who was taken prisoner by Colyn Dolphyn and ransomed at 2,200 marks, to pay which certain manors (specified) were sold. Other incidents in the knight's life are also given. On the panel and below the picture is an inscription in black lettering as follows:-

    "Here lyeth Thomas Stradling Esquire, sonne to Sir Henry Stradling, knight, and Elizabeth his wife (the daughter of William Thomas of Raglan, in County of Monmouth, knight) who died at Cardiff, in the monastery of the preaching fryers, the 8th day of September, in the year of our lord 1480; whose bones after the dissolution of the said monastery, Thomas Stradling, knight, his nephew caused to be taken up and carried to St Donats, and buried in the chancel of the church there, by his son the 4th day of June in the year of our lord 1537, and afterwards Edward Stradlinge, knight, his nephew's sonne, the 5th of that name translated the said bones out of the chancel to the chapel there in the year of our lord 1573, after whose death his wyfe married with Sir Rees ap Thomas, knight of the garter, and died at Picton in the county of Pembroke, the 5th day of February, in the year of our lord 1533, and was buried at Carmarthen in the monastery of the Preaching Fryers with the said Sir Rees ap Thomas, her husband"