Eustace de Vaux
- Born: Carrick Castle, Lochgoilhead, Argyll, Scotland
- Marriage: Daughter of Bueth of Gilsland
Another name for Eustace is Eustace de Castle Carrock.
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 780
The Strikland, or de Vaux descended from Hubert de Vaux, Baron of Gillesland living during the reign of William I, granted Castle Carrock, with Hayton, Cumberland to Eustace de Vaux (his son, as appears from Nicholson and Burns) [Westmoreland, 511]. Eustace gave parts of Castle Carrock and Hayton to Lanercost Priory. In the time of Henry II, these manors were owned by Robert de Castle Carrock, and from passed to Robert his son, and Richard his grandson, who died during the reign of Edward I. Robert de Castle Carrock, living at the time of Henry II, had a brother, Sir Walter de Strikland, as appears by the grant of the latter of lands at Strikeland to St. Mary's, Yorkshire, witnessed by Robert de Castle Carrok, "brother of the said Walter." [Ib. 89] This seems conclusive. the family of Strickland descended from Sir Walter de Strickland, brother of Robert de Castle Carrock.
~The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States of America, p.408
• Background Information. 910
Hubert de Vaux died in 1165, and his wife, Grace, had at least two sons, Robert, and Ranulf, who became the brother's successor and from whom the lords of Gilsland derived. There was a Eustace de Vaux, who held Castle Carrock and Hayton of the fee of Gilsland [Denton, Accompt., pp. 103, 109], he very likely a third son of Hubert, or at lease a near relative.
Adam of Castle Carrock, is likely the son of Eustace de Vaux. Adam was a common name used in the Vaux family. Adam de Castle Carrock, was the father of Walter de Castle Carrock, who was in turn father of Richard Strickland. The Strickland arms closely resemble the arms borne by the Daces of Gilsland, and the Vauxes' heir-general.
Eustace married one of the two sister and coheiresses of her brother Robert son of Beuth, who was the last direct male descendant of native chieftain, Giles son of Bueth, the original owner of Gilsland during the reign of Henry I. Adam, son of Eustace had blood of both the native and Norman lords of Gilsland.
~The Early History of the Stricklands, p. 22-24
Eustace married Daughter of Bueth of Gilsland, daughter of Bueth of Gilsland and Unknown. (Daughter of Bueth of Gilsland was born in Gilsland, Irthington, Cumberland, England.)