Jane (Stradling) Popham

Jane (Stradling) Popham (1505 - 1555)

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Jane "Joan" Popham formerly Stradling
Born in St. Donat's Castle, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Walesmap
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Wife of — married before in St. Donat's, Walesmap
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Died in Huntsworth, Somerset, Englandmap
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Jane (or Joan) Stradling, daughter of Edward Stradling, Knt. and his wife Elizabeth Arundel,[1] was born on 20 February 1505[citation needed] at St. Donat's Castle, Glamorganshire, Wales.[2]

A contract for the marriage of Jane Stradling and John Gamage (son of Sir Thomas Gamage, Knt. of Coity, Glamorgan, by his first wife Margaret Saint John) was signed on 20 August 1516. They had no children.[3]

Jane married (2) Alexander Popham, Esq., before 1530. Alexander, born by 1504, was the eldest son of John Popham of Huntworth, Somserset and Isabel Knolle.[4]

"Alexander Popham, Esq, of Huntworth, Buckland Fee, and Tuckerton (all in North Petherton), and Rectory estate (in Durleigh), Somerset, Burgess (M.P.) for Bridgwater, Steward of Buckland Priory, son and heir of John Popham, of Huntworth (in North Petherton), Somerset, by lsabel, daughter and heiress of Thomas Knolle."[1]
Alexander succeeded his father, 17 February 1536.[4]

Jane and Alexander Popham had four sons and three daughters (listed below).[1]

Jane (Stradling) Popham died in 1555 at Huntworth, Somerset, England.[citation needed] She is buried at St. Mary Parish Churchyard, North Petherton, Sedgemoor District, Somerset.[5]

Alexander Popham, Esq., died 11 June 1556. He left a will dated 1 June 1555, proved 2nd July 1556,[6] requesting burial at North Petherton, Somerset.[1]


Alexander and Jane (Stradling) Popham had seven children:
  • Sir John Popham,[4] married Amy, daughter of Hugh Adams (and heir to the manor of Castleton in Glamorganshire),[7] died 10 June 1607[8]
  • Edward Popham,[4] married Jane, daughter of Richard Norton[9]
  • William Popham
  • Robert Popham
  • Dorothy Popham
  • Katherine Popham, b c1538[10] married William Pole, Esq.
  • Elizabeth Popham, married Richard Michell

Research Notes

Search of freereg.org turned up no parish records (searched North Petherton and "neaby locations", Soundex & relatives for Jane Popham and Jane Stradling, 1450 through 1600). ~ Liz Shifflett, 15 February 2018

Location of marriage had been St. Donat's, Somerset, England. Since no record of marriage found in freereg.org, I chose to go with St. Donat's (in Wales) as marriage location. ~ Liz Shifflett, 15 February 2018


a lead here, because it should be on his profile, not hers. ~ Noland-165 13:08, 15 February 2018 (EST)
Son John is this Sir John Popham, from The history and antiqutities of the county of Somerset, by John Collinson (1757?-1793), Edmund Rack (pages 482-483):
The Manor of Wellington, enjoyed "for several descents" by the heirs of Sir Francis Popham, son of Sir John Popham, lord chief justice of England. "The benefice of Wellington is a vicarage in the deanary of Tauton.... The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist.... In the chapel on the south side of the church is a magnificent tomb, surrounded with a pallisado of wood and iron, on the table of which lie the effigies of Sir John Popham and that of his lady. He is dressed in his judges robes.... On the west side of this canopy is the following inscription:
"'Sir John Popham, knighte, Lord Chief Justice of England; and of the honorable privy counsel to Queen Elizabeth, and after to King James; died the 10th of June 1607, aged 76, and is here interred."
"This Sir John Popham was a native of Huntworth in this county, where his ancestors resided for many generations...."


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2013), Vol V, pp 57-60, STRADLING #15., #16. Jane (or Joan) Stradling, #17.
  2. Birth location from Wikipedia articles (see below).
  3. Magna Carta Ancestry, p 239 (Richardson, below); also Dictionary of Welsh Biography (below)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 History of Parliament Online: Alexander Popham (by 1504-56), biography by Roger Virgoe (accessed 15 February 2018).
  5. Find A Grave: Memorial #101359721 for Jane Stradling (accessed 15 February 2018)
  6. "P.C.C. 10 Ketchyn" (noted in Richardson's Royal Ancestry, above)
  7. History of Parliament Online: John Popham (1532/3-1607), biography by Helen Miller (accessed 15 February 2018).
  8. The history and antiqutities of the county of Somerset, by John Collinson (1757?-1793), Edmund Rack (page 483)
  9. History of Parliament Online: Edward Popham (by 1530-86), biography by S.R. Johnson (accessed 15 February 2018).
  10. Lewis, below
  • Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Royal Ancestry series, 2nd edition, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City, Utah: the author, 2011), Vol IV, pp 119-120
  • Jane Stradling, "Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors and Cousins" (website, compiled by Mr. Marlyn Lewis, Portland, OR; accessed 15 February 2018), citing Douglas Richardson's
    • Magna Carta Ancestry, Vol II, p 240; Vol IV, pp 119-120
    • Plantagenet Ancestry, pp 80-81; 2nd ed. Vol I, pp 208-209
    • Royal Ancestry, Vol III, p 57; Vol V, pp 57-58; Vol V, p 58 STRADLING #16
  • John Popham, database online (accessed 24 May 2015), and George Popham, citing Commoners (vol II, Popham of Littlecote) with some support/input from Visitation (Somerset, 1623, Popham). Wikipedia - Creative Commons License
See also:
  • Royal Blood
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #101359625 for Edward Stradling
  • Sir Edward Stradling, Jane Stradling, "thepeerage" (website, compiled by Darryl Lundy, Ngaio, Wellington, New Zealand; accessed 15 February 2018), citing
    • L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 9.
    • Cheryl Nicol, "re: Long Family," e-mail message to Darryl Lundy, 5 July 2005 to 14 May 2006.
  • "GAMAGE family, of Coety (‘ Coity ’), Glam." article by Evan David Jones, F.S.A., (1903-87), Aberystwyth, Dictionary of Welsh Biography, The National Library of Wales (accessed July 9, 2015)


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Jane Stradling had been in a trail to Magna Carta surety barons Hugh le Bigod, Roger le Bigod, Robert de Vere, Saher de Quincy, and Robert de Vere through her father's profile. However, that trail has been broken (at Beaufort-6). ~ Noland-165 22:28, 19 March 2019 (UTC)
However, her mother appears to have several potential trails that could be developed to complet a trail from Gateway Ancestor George Popham, Jane's grandson (profile developed in 2013 by Tom Bredehoft; original trail reviewed in May 2015 by a Magna Carta project member; profile re-reviewed 15 February 2015). See Base Camp for more information about Magna Carta trails.
Jane is also the ancestor of George Symes (d 1687) of Antigua (his gr-gr-gr-grandmother). See his profile, in particular this section, for more information. ~ Liz Shifflett, 15 February 2018

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