Name: William de Strickland
Birth: ABT 1242 in Great Strickland
Death: ABT 1306 in Sizergh Castle, Westmorland
Change Date: 5 OCT 2004
Strickland is an English place name meaning Cattlelands. In County Westmoreland, England, there was and still is an area called Great Strickland. This was the area of the great Cattlelands. There is even a Little Strickland. Walter fitz Adam, a "landless knight", married Christian de Leteham, the heiress of the manor of Great Strickland near Appleby, County Westmoreland, and upon becoming possessed of his wife'sinheritance, adopted "Strickland" as a surname. He is referred to in some documents as Walter fitz Adam alias de Strickland. Walter died somewhere between 1236-9.
Three generations later, Sir William de Strickland married Elizabeth d'Eyncourt, the heiress of Sizergh. Elizabeth d'Eyncourt descended maternally from the great house of Dunbar, cadets of the Scottish kings, and from the Uchtred, Earldorman of Northumberland and his third wife Aelfgifu,daughter of King Aethelred the Unready.
Father: Robert de Stirkeland b: 1205
Mother: de Genellestane
Elizabeth de Eincourt
- Walter de Vaux de Strickland b: in Sizergh Castle, Westmorland
- Joan de Strickland