Name: Beatrice Fitchet
Birth: ABT 1255 in Stringston, Somerset
Change Date: 8 MAY 2006
Was it her family that had the arms of Arms Gules, a lion rampant or, over all a bend ermine, permitted to be worn by her descendants by Hugh Strode?
The undertenancy of STRINGSTON apparently descended in the earlier 12th century to Adam of Stringston, who was probably also known as Adam de Conteville and whose daughter Aubrey married successively Hugh Thurlac of Stringston and Hugh Fichet. (Footnote 9) Hugh Fichet held a fee in Stringston in 1166 and was still alive in 1201. (Footnote 10) Aubrey's son and heir Sir William Fichet was still alive in 1245 (Footnote 11) but by 1249 (Footnote 12) had probably been succeeded by another William, who held ? fee there in 1284-5. (Footnote 13) William, son and heir of the last and probably of Merridge in Spaxton, held ? fee in 1303. (Footnote 14) William, his son and heir, was mentioned in 1314-15. (Footnote 15) In 1324-5 he granted Stringston manor and the advowson of the living to (Sir) Simon Furneaux, heir to Kilve manor. (Footnote 16)
From Sir Simon (d. 1358) (Footnote 17) the manor passed with Kilve to his daughter Elizabeth Blount and her daughter Alice Stafford, later Stury (d. 1414).
Hugh de Strode b: ABT 1250 in Hewstock, Dorset
- Henry de Strode b: AFT 1275 in Hewstock, Dorset
- Type: Book
Periodical: Victoria County History of Somerset