This morning my earliest known Hickman ancestor was discovered by yours truly, a mere armchair researcher. Never before had I seen the lineage of Mary Hickman wife of Henry Peter Strickland so I was glad to follow her parentage back to England. Here is what researchers have found so far about this particular early Hickman (sometimes spelled ‘Hitchman’) line:… Continue reading Earliest Hickman Ancestor Found!
Biographical details of his “flight” and a handsome portrait of Walter Strickland (circa 1600 — 1671) of Westmoreland may be viewed here: History of Parliament And yes, I am still finding sources that give my paternal grandmother’s Strickland line going back to the Sizergh Castle Stricklands (who go back to the de Vauxs of Normandy).… Continue reading Walter Strickland’s “example of flight”
Since school days I have found the Battle of Agincourt curiously appealing and quite interesting–even more so since my discovery that Thomas de Strickland was in the melee on King Henry V’s side, and that he carried the Banner of St. George, a signal honor. Among Thomas’ men-at-arms were the famous “Kendal Bowmen” and not long after the victory… Continue reading Battle of Agincourt Oct 25 1415