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Adam de Castlerock[1]

Male - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Adam de Castlerock 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 

      Probably of the de Vallibus family

      «u»«b»Founder of the SIZERGH LINE of the STRICKLAND FAMILY«/u»«/b»

      The Strickland of Sizergh Family, the name of the Strickland family home, is of Scandinavian origin, and originates from the Scandinavian occupation of England in the 9th and 10th Centuries. Along with a large gift of other lands, Sizergh was granted by «b»Henry II«/b» about 1170-80 to «b»Gervase d'Eyncourt«/b» (Deincourt), a cadet of the great baronial family of that name settled at Blankney in Lincolnshire. It is situated within the parish of Helsington, but as a separate independent manor. These possessions continued in the Deincourt family for several generations until «b»Elizabeth«/b», great granddaughter of «b»Gervase«/b», became on the death of her brother the sole heiress, and conveyed them all in marriage to her husband, «b»Sir William Strickland«/b» in 1239. From that time, this has been the residence of the Strickland family. In earlier times, the family was known as 'De Castlecarrock', and they were descended from the Norman family of Vaux (or De Vallibus), and therefore allied to the family of «b»Gilles«/b», son of «b»Bueth«/b», the original native chieftain holder of Gilsland, near Carlisle. In 1179, «b»Walter De Castlecarrock«/b» married, moved to the manor of Great Strickland in north Westmoreland acquired through his wife, and assumed the name 'De Strikeland'. The name meant 'the pastureland of young cattle'. This «b»Walter«/b» was later knighted and was the great-grandfather of the «b»Sir William«/b» mentioned above. Family members have been found in Parliament in almost every generation until the end of the 17th Century. They have also been involved in other parts of Government, including the military, up to the present time.
    Person ID I40464  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2007 

    Father William de Vaux,   b. Abt 1117, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Pentney, Norfolkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1139  Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11446  Group Sheet

     1. Robert of Strickland de Castlerock,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sir Walter of Strickland de Castlerock,   b. Abt 1151, Castlecarrock, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1239  (Age ~ 87 years)
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F11457  Group Sheet

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