Standish, Thomas Strickland (1763 -1813)
Thomas Strickland was the eldest son of Charles Strickland of Sizergh in Westmorland, and Cecilia Towneley. He was educated at the English Academy in Liège. His mother was the daughter of Cecilia Standish, and William Towneley, and on the death of his uncle Edward Towneley-Standish 28 March 1807, the Standish estates passed to him. He assumed the additional name and arms of Standish 11 May 1807, and by a subsequent grant, the name and arms of Standish only for such of his successors as should from time to time possess and enjoy the estates of Standish. He married, firstly, 24 February 1789, Anastasia Maria, elder daughter and coheir of Sir John Lawson Baronet of Brough Hall, Catterick in Yorkshire, and they had two sons and two daughters. His second wife was Catherine, youngest daughter of Sir Robert Canfield Gerard, Baronet of Bryn in Lancashire. He was succeeded by his elder son Charles in the Standish estates, and he consequently took the name and arms of Standish, and his second son inherited Sizergh and retained the name and arms of Strickland.