Person:William Strode (4)

William Strode, of Barrington
m. 1621
  1. William Strode, of Barrington1622 - 1695
  2. Benjamin StrodeAbt 1625 -
  3. Edward (of Downside) Strode1630 - 1703
  4. Joane Stroud1631 - Abt 1678
  5. John (of Odcombe) StrodeAbt 1632 - 1705
  6. Agnes StrodeAbt 1634 - 1648
  7. Elizabeth Strode1635 -
  8. George Strode1636 - Aft 1649
  9. Jane StrodeAbt 1640 - 1677
  10. Joanna Strode1642 - 1677
  11. Johanna StrodeAbt 1645 -
  12. _____ StrodeAbt 1645 - Bef 1649
  13. Essex Strode1646 -
  14. Mary Strode1648 - 1648
  15. Barnard Strode1649 - 1685
m. 1656
m. 1656
m. 10 Jul 1675
  • HWilliam Strode, of Barrington1622 - 1695
  • WJane ELLYS
m. Abt 1679
Facts and Events
Name[1] William Strode, of Barrington
Gender Male
Birth? 1622 "of London"
Marriage 1656 to Elizabeth Hivett
Marriage 1656 King's Somborne, Hampshire, England"of King's Somborne"
to Elizabeth RIVETT
Marriage 10 Jul 1675 Of, Barrington, Somersetshire, Englandto Margaret Osborne
Marriage Abt 1679 Of Barrington, Somerset, Englandto Jane ELLYS
Death? 1695 Barrington, Somerset, England
Alt Death? 19 Feb 1695

Following the capture and execution of Charles I in 1649, the people of Shepton Mallet returned to manufacturing and to agriculture. The town returned with vigor to both work and leisure.

"Yet the day was not far distant when Shepton Mallet would play and even more intimate part in another drama, more bloody, more violent, than it had yet experienced -- that of the Duke of Monmouth's abortive attempt for the Crown, so bringing a reign of terror upon this town more terrible than English history has hitherto known.

The Strodes were heavily involved in this rebellion. There are various accounts of how William Strode (?-1694), eldest son and heir of William Strode (1589-1666), entertained the Duke of Monmouth in 1680 at Barrington. In the year 1685, the Duke of Monmouth made an attempt to obtain the throne of England from his uncle, King James II. William Strode was in sympathy with Monmouth and sent him supplies of horses and money.

"While he did this, he was not the only member (of the family) who openly aided Monmouth. William's brother, Edward Strode of Downside, gave this Royal Rebel one hundred guineas. The gift of these guineas was not the only aid that Edward rendered. After the dreadful battle of Sedgmore, Somerset County, Monmouth fled to Shepton Mallet on the 6th day of July 1686. His trusy friend, Edward Strode, at the risk of his own life and fortune, gave the unfortunate fugitive shelter at Downside for the night. Monmouth presented Edward Strode with his brace of pistols as a token of gratitude for the loyalty shown him.

William had one son and three daughters.

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