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About Aline le Strange

Aline FitzAlan

  • Birth: 1325 in England
  • Death: 20 Jan 1386 Oswestry, Shropshire Unitary Authority, Shropshire, England
  • Burial Black Friars Priory Shrewsbury, Shropshire Unitary Authority, Shropshire, England Memorial ID 122600753
  • Daughter of Edmund FitzAlan, 9th Earl of Arundel and Alice de Warenne, Countess of Arundel

She obtained a license dated Jan. 3, 1382 allowing her daughter Lucqery to be married to William, son of Sir William de Willoughby, lord of Eresby, in her oratory within the castle at Middle, Shropshire.


Aline was the daughter of Edmund FitzAlan, 2nd Earl of Arundel, and Alice de Warenne.[1][2][3][4] Her birth date is not known.

Aline married Roger le Strange[3][4][5] before July 1351.[1][2] They had the following children:

  1. John[1][2][4][5]
  2. Roger[1][2][5]
  3. Ebles, who became rector of Wistanstow, Shropshire and Gresforrd, Denbighshire[1][2]
  4. Edward[1][2][5]
  5. Edmund[1][2]
  6. Joan, who married Thomas Poynings[1][2]
  7. Lucy, who married William Willoughby[1][2][5]

In 1369 John de Rochford and his wife Isabel sued Aline and her husband for Isabel's downright to a third of the manor of Shenstone, Staffordshire.[6]

Aline received 1500 marks under the 1375 will of her brother Richard, in addition to 1000 marks which he had already given her and her husband.[7]

Following her husband's death in 1382, Aline asked Richard de Ellesmere, who held the living of Llanymynech, Shropshire, to secure her dower rights.[1][2]

Aline died on 20 January 1385/6.[1][2]


The will of Aline's brother Richard names "my nephews and nieces sons and daughters of Roger le Strange and to my sister Dame Alaine le Strange wife to the said Roger." (Cited in Medlands - That gives proof that Aline, daughter of Edmund FitzAlan, married Roger le Strange.

Research Notes

Marlyn Lewis gives a confused account of this family and should not be trusted - in particular confusing Aline's son Ebles, a priest who died before 12 December 1401, with Ebles le Strange, Lord of Knockin, who died in 1335 and MAY have been the father of an illegitimate daughter Isabel.[8]

Title seen as “Countess of Hertford” without attribution.


  1. Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham, 2nd edition (Salt Lake City: the author, 2011), Vol. IV, pp. 123-124, STRANFE 6
  2. Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City: the author, 2013), Vol. V, pp. 64-65, STRANGE 8
  3. R W Eyton. The Antiquities of Shropshire, Vol VII, John Russell Smith, 1858, p 229 HathiTrust
  4. G E Cokayne. Complete Peerage, revised edition, Vol. XII Part 1, St Catherine Press, 1953, p. 354, viewable on Familysearch
  5. Hamon le Strange. A Chronicle of the Early le Stranges of Norfolk and the March of Wales A.D. 1100–1310: With the Lines of Knockin and Blackmere Continued to Their Extinction, Longmans, Green, 1916, p. 323, Internet Archive
  6. George Wrottesley. Extracts from the Plea Rolls of the Reign of Edward III and Richard II, 'Collections for a History of Staffordshire', Vol. XIII, William Salt Archaeological Society, 1892, pp. 49, Internet Archive and 60, Internet Archive and passim
  7. Nicholas Harris Nicolas. Testamenta Vetusta, Vol. I, Nichols and Son, 1826, pp.94-96, InternetArchive
  8. Marlyn Lewis. 'Our Royal, Titled, Noble and Commoner Ancestors', entry for Sir Roger le Strange, 5th Lord Strange
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Aline le Strange's Timeline

Arundel, Sussex, England
Knockin, Shropshire, England
Oswestry, Shropshire, , England
Oswestry, Shropshire, England (United Kingdom)
Oswestry, Shropshire, , England
Knockin, Oswestry, Shropshire, England (United Kingdom)
Knockin, Shropshire, England
January 20, 1386
Age 63
Knockin, Shropshire, England