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    Strode, John

    Male Abt 1524 - 1581  (~ 57 years)

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    • Name Strode, John 
      Born Abt 1524  Of Parnham, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Gender Male 
      Died 1581  Of Parnham, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Person ID I08399  My Genealogy
      Last Modified 16 Jun 2015 

      Family Hadley, Margaret,   c. 11 Oct 1540, Withycombe, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1586  (Age ~ 46 years) 
      Family ID F02547  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Notes 

      • ....The imposing church of St Mary in the Dorset village of Beaminster contains two important monuments. The larger of the two monuments on the south wall commemorates George Strode who died in 1753 and was sculpted by Peter Scheemakers. The other monument is that to Thomas Strode, Sergeant at Law who died in 1698.

        Thomas was born in 1628, the son of Sir John Strode and his second wife Anne, the daughter of Sir John Wyndham of Orchard. The Strode family lived at Parnham, ... It passed into the hands of the Strode family in the reign of Henry VI when Richard Strode married Elizabeth Gerard and it remained in the family for three hundred years. Under the Strodes the estate flourished, not least because of their knack of marrying rich wives. In 1522 Sir Robert Stroud married the daughter of Sir John Hody, Henry VIII's Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer and her considerable fortune helped him to rebuild Parnham.

        ... Sir John Strode had acquired from the Cheverell family the estate of Chantmarle, about ten miles to the east of Beaminster in the parish of Cattistock, and built a new house there in 1612. He was a lawyer by profession and gained a reputation as Ďan honest, trusty, learned, religious gentlemaní. He was Recorder for Bridport in 1614 and MP for that borough in 1621 and 1625. Like so many of his fellow-landowners he was torn between loyalty to his monarch and his sense of what was just and right. He was then approaching his eightieth year and so beyond military age, but he moved to Oxford to support the Royal cause with legal and financial help, leaving his wife in charge of the Parnham and Chantmarle estates....