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James Strangeways, Speaker of the House of Commons

Male 1415 - Bef 1480  (< 65 years)


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  1. 1.  James Strangeways, Speaker of the House of Commons was born in 1415 in of West Harsley in Osmotherley, Yorkshire, England (son of James Strangeways and Joan Orrell); died before 20 Aug 1480.

    Notes:

    Sheriff of Yorkshire 1445-46, 1452-53, 1468-69. Knight of the shire for Yorkshire, 1449, 1460-62. Speaker of the House of Commons, 1461-62. Chief Justice of Durham 1461-71.

    From Wikipedia:

    A Yorkist, he fought at the 1st battle of St Albans in 1455, Blore Heath in 1459, Wakefield in 1460 (when he was reported as killed), and Towton in 1461.

    He was appointed Speaker of the House of Commons in the first parliament of Edward IV, which met in November 1461. For the first time in English history the speaker addressed the king, immediately after his presentation and allowance, in a long speech reviewing the state of affairs and recapitulating the history of the civil war. The parliament transacted hardly any business other than numerous acts of attainder against Lancastrians. It was prorogued to 6 May 1462, and then dissolved. Strangeways then served on various commissions for the defence of the kingdom and suppression of rebellions, and sat regularly on the commissions of the peace for the North and West Ridings of Yorkshire.

    James married Elizabeth Darcy before 27 Sep 1431. Elizabeth (daughter of Philip Darcy and Eleanor Fitz Hugh) was born about 1417; died before Nov 1461. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Eleanor Strangeways died after Jan 1494.
    2. Richard Strangeways was born in in of West Harsley in Osmotherley, Yorkshire, England; died in 1488.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  James Strangeways was born in in of Whorlton, Yorkshire, England (son of Henry Strangeways).

    James married Joan Orrell. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Joan Orrell (daughter of Nicholas Orrell).
    Children:
    1. 1. James Strangeways, Speaker of the House of Commons was born in 1415 in of West Harsley in Osmotherley, Yorkshire, England; died before 20 Aug 1480.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Henry Strangeways
    Children:
    1. 2. James Strangeways was born in in of Whorlton, Yorkshire, England.

  2. 6.  Nicholas Orrell
    Children:
    1. 3. Joan Orrell