Sir Walter de Castle Carrock Knight of Carrick Castle
- Born: Abt 1151, Carrick Castle, Lochgoilhead, Argyll, Scotland
- Marriage: Christina de Leteham 910
- Died: 1239, Great Strickland, Westmorland, England about age 88 910
Other names for Walter were Walter fitz Adam, Sir Walter de Strickland Knight of Strickland 888 and Walter de Vaux.
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 888
The first time the name Stricken appears, it was in the time of King John. King John had required hostages for the good behavior of his rebellious barons. Gilbert son of Robert Fit Reinfred was required to give hostages of the sons and daughter of the barons of kendal. One of these hostages was the son and heir of Walter de Strikland named Adam.
A grant shows that Adam Strikland was the son of Walter, and most likely must be the same son who was taken hostage by King John. In 20 Edward I, a William de Strikland, knight, confirmed this grant, which he styles the grant of Walter de Strikland, his great grandfather. This William is mentioned as the son of Robert. The names of the Sheriffs mentioned in the grant give the time of the grant for Walter, Bishop of Carlisle was sheriff of Cumberland in 15 and 16 Henry III.
In the time of Hugh, bishop of Carlisle, at the beginning of the reign of King Henry III, this Walter de Strikland, knight, had a license to keep a domestic chaplain in his family within the parish of Morland. Sir Walter was granted four acres of land in the territory of Strikland, with liberty to grind the corn growing there at his mill of Strikland moulter-free. Witnesses of this grant were Ralph, prior of Carlisle, Master G Lowther, archdeacon, Sir W. official of Carlisle, Richard Brun and Thomas son of John, Sheriff of Cumberland and Westmorland, Robert de Caftelkairoc, brother of Walter Strikland, Adam, son of Walter, Walter of Westmorland, Michael vicar of Morland, and others.
~History and Antiquities of the Counties of Westmorland and Cumberland, Vol. I, pp. 88-89
• Background Information. 910
Walter de Strickland is recorded in the Westmorland Final Concords of 1208 as Walter de "Stircland" and Christian his wife who made an agreement with "Sigrid, daughter of Uctred" regarding a carucate of land in "Stircland," whereby Walter and Christian acknowledged the property to be the right of Sigrid [wife of Maldred], to hold of them and of their heirs of Christian by the free service of two shilling render yearly. In return, Sigrid granted to them all her land "from Aspelgile to Groshousic and from Groshouis to Bounwath." [Feet of Fines, Wetmorland, 10 John]
Dr. William Farrer used the above information to claim that Walter's wife Christian was possibly the sister of Sigird and the daughter of Uctred, but the author of The Early Strikelands, Sydney Horace Lee Washtington uses logic to disprove this theory. Sydney Horace Lee Washtington points to the Westmorland Assize Rolls and William de Strickland, known to have been Walter and Christian's great-grandson, where William refers to his great-grandmother as "Chistian de Leteham," in "Cristiana de Leteham proavia predicti Willelmi de Stirklaund."
The children of Walter and Christian were Robert, William, daughter Amabel, wife of Sir Richard de Preston, and an elder son Adam, presumably named after his paternal grandfather, Adam de Castle Carrock.
~The Early History of the Stricklands, p. 26-29
Walter married Christina de Leteham.910 (Christina de Leteham was born about 1160 in Great Strickland, Westmorland, England.)