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  • ID: I06330
  • Name: Adam URSWICK , of Strickland, Forester of Bowland 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1290 in Bowland Forest, Yorkshire West Riding, England
  • Death: 1361 in Strickland Ketel, Kendal, Westmorland, England 1
  • Note:
    Adam was undoubtedly a younger son, as Urswick, Over Kellet, and Campernwraye (all manors held by his ancestors) were not held by Adam or any of his descendants.


    Adam did acquire land in Strickland Ketel, Westmorland:

    1347. Whereas William de Coucy lately granted for life to Adam de Ursewyk land to the value of 40s. yearly in Styrkeland Ketel, which grant the king has confirmed by letters patent, Adam has now made petition to the king to grant the same land to him, to hold to him and his heirs without rendering anything for the same, and the king has granted his petition.

    1359. Thomas de Bethome and Adam de Ursewyk were summoned to answer Roger de Gnype of a plea that they took and unjustly detained Roger's cattle in the vill of Strikeland Ketill, in a place called Greneslakheved, namely 2 pigs. Thomas and Adam say that as bailiffs of John de Coupeland and Joan his wife of their manor of Wynandermere they justly took those pigs; that they found them in a place called Brantfelwode which is the several soil of the said John and Joan, and drove them to a place called Greneslakheved and there impounded them. A jury was summoned who say that Roger and Adam found the pigs in Brantfeldwod. They go sine die and Roger is in mercy for a false claim.

    1361. Adam de Urssewick held at his death a tenement in Stirkland Kettle called Linddesay Hall of the king in chief by homage as parcel of a moiety of the barony of Kendale, worth 30s. yearly. Robert his son, of full age, is his next heir.

    1362. Order to the escheator to take security from Robert de Ursewyk son and heir of Adam de Ursewyk, deceased, for his relief, and deliver to him certain tenements in Strikland Ketill called Lyndesayhall, which he holds of the king in chief as parcel of the moiety of the barony of Kendale.

    ['Strickland Ketel', Records relating to the Barony of Kendale: volume 1 (1923), pp. 276-299. URL:]

    Father: Adam de URSWICK & Over Kellet b: ABT 1265 in Urswick, Ulverston, Lancashire, England

    Marriage 1 Sarah de TATHAM , heiress of Lowgill b: ABT 1290 in Lowgill Manor, Tatham, Lunesdale, Lancashire, England
      1. Has Children Robert URSWICK , of Tatham & Strickland Ketel b: ABT 1315 in Lowgill Manor, Tatham, Lunesdale, Lancashire, England

      1. Title: VCH - Lancashire:. URL:
        Media: Book
        Page: VIII:217-225
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