The Strickland-Constable Family - A brief History of Time
Lord of the Manor
The current Lord of the Manor of Fyling is Sir Frederic Strickland-Constable, 12th Baronet of Boynton.
'Sir Fred' to the Court, he plays an active part in the running of the Court Leet, and in the management of the Fylingdales Moor.
The Family Tree
Sir William Strickland, 1st Baronet (c. 1596-1673)
Sir Thomas Strickland, 2nd Baronet (c. 1639-November 20, 1684)
Sir William Strickland, 3rd Baronet (March, 1665-May 12, 1724)
Sir William Strickland, 4th Baronet (c. 1686-September 1, 1735)
Sir George Strickland, 5th Baronet (March, 1729-January 13, 1808)
Sir William Strickland, 6th Baronet (March 12, 1753-January 8, 1834)
Sir George Strickland, 7th Baronet (November 26, 1782-December 23, 1874) (assumed the surname of Cholmley by Royal permission in 1865)
Sir Charles Strickland, 8th Baronet (February 6, 1819-December 31, 1909)
Sir) Walter Strickland, 9th Baronet (May 26, 1851-August 9, 1938)
Sir Henry Strickland-Constable, 10th Baronet (December 4, 1900-March 26, 1975)
Sir Robert Strickland-Constable, 11th Baronet (October 22, 1903-December 11, 1994)
Sir Frederic Strickland-Constable, 12th Baronet (b. October 21, 1944)
A bit more detail - Stricklands, then Chomleys, then Strickland-Constables
The founder of the branch of Stricklands in and around Bridlington was William
Strickland, the navigator. He was descended from William de Strykeland of county
Westmorland. As a young man William Strickland accompanied Sebastian Cabot in his
voyages to the New World and the fortune he amassed was then invested in property in
the 1540s when he bought Boynton, Hildenley, Newton and Wintringham.
Walter married Frances Wentworth of Oxfordshire and their son, William (b.circa 1596)
was married to Margaret, daughter of Richard Cholmley, and was created baronet in
1641 in Oliver Cromwell's House of Lords. He was MP for Hedon between 1640 and 1653 and for the East Riding between
1654 and 1656.
He remained staunchly parliamentarian, even though his wife's
brother, Hugh Cholmley, governor of Scarborough castle, dramatically changed sides
when Henrietta Maria landed at Bridlington in February 1642. Strickland was in London
at the time and Henrietta Maria stopped at Boynton Hall and set up her court there for
two weeks. When she left, she took the family plate with her.
William Strickland died in 1665 and was succeeded by Thomas Strickland, 2nd baronet
(1639-1684), William Strickland, 3rd baronet (1665-1724) and William Strickland, 4th
baronet (c. 1686-1735), all of whom were returned for parliament. The latter was MP
for Malton 1708-15, then Carlisle 1715-22 and finally Scarborough 1722-35. He was
one of the lords of the treasury 1725-7 and was then apppointed treasurer to the
queen on the accession of George II and secretary at war 1730.
His son and heir George Strickland was succeeded by his son William (1753-1834), 6th baronet and he
married Henrietta, heiress of Nathaniel Cholmley of Whitby and Howsham. Their son George (1782-1874) took the name Cholmley to succeed to
the Cholmley estates in 1865. His first wife, Mary, was the heiress of the reverend
Charles Constable of Wassand and the baronetcy first descended down through the
their eldest son, Charles William Strickland (1819-1909), 8th baronet, and his son,
Walter William Strickland (b.1851), 9th baronet, who was succeeded in 1938 by his
cousin when he died without issue.
George and Mary (Strickland) Cholmley's second
son died as a young man and their third son, Henry Strickland (1821-1909) took the
extra surname of Constable and succeeded to the Wassand estates. Henry Strickland-Constable married
Cornelia Charlotte Anne Dumaresq and their eldest son, Henry Marmaduke Strickland-
Constable (b.1900) succeeded as 10th baronet.