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ALBERT STRANGE
ARTIST AND YACHT DESIGNER

I was anxious to get my facts correct so embarked on some research concerning Albert's family history. The key fact I had discovered was that there were two Albert's born and baptised in the same church in 1855:   1855 Apr 15 Albert STRANGE of Charles STRANGE & Caroline (not the artist).   1855 Aug 26 Albert George STRANGE of George STRANGE & Sarah Eliza (Note that he was baptised Albert George, not just Albert)   I initially based my investigations on the pedigree given as Appendix 4 in a book about the man "Yacht Designer and Artist 1855-1917" by John Leather.   I located baptismal details for all of Albert's full siblings shown in the book and found that there was another, George baptised 1848 Oct 22.   I also found a probable baptism of Albert's father George, 1825 May 11 in St Peter and St Paul, Milton by Gravesend. As only his mother's name is recorded (Elizabeth Strange) I am wondering if John Leather came upon the same evidence and that is why he stated that George was of uncertain parentage? Intriguingly none of the references I have found have mention George's name as being the L'STRANGE; I wonder what John Leather's source was?   Note that all references I have located concerning Albert's mother state Eliza not Elizabeth as is given in the book.   I don't know if this information is already known generally but I have assembled a pedigree that I believe represents the man's family with fair accuracy. Download the GEDCOM and check it out for me; your observations will be welcomed.   **************************************************************************************

From the IGI
 
STRANGE, Elizabeth Christening
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 3 Jan 1847 Recorded in: Gravesend, Kent, England
Collection: BTs
Father: George STRANGE
Mother: Eliza
Source: FHL Film 1469346 Dates: 1813 - 1847
 
 
STRANGE, Lily Jemima Shepherd Christening
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 19 May 1872 Recorded in: Gravesend, Kent, England
Collection: BTs
Father: Alfred Thomas STRANGE
Mother: Emily
Source: FHL Film 1469424 Dates: 1871 - 1874 
 
 
STRANGE, Elizabeth Christening
Gender: Female
Christening Date: 3 Jan 1847 Recorded in: Gravesend, Kent, England
Collection: BTs
Father: George STRANGE
Mother: Eliza
Source: FHL Film 1469346 Dates: 1813 - 1847 
 
Only Marriage for name Strange in Gravesend
SINGER, William Marriage
Wife: Mary STRANGE 
Marriage Date: 21 Sep 1824 Recorded in: Gravesend, Kent, England
Collection: BTs
Source: FHL Film 1469346 Dates: 1813 - 1837
 
 
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From the GRO Index, some of these records are hypothetical and need checking
Marriages Sep 1882 STRANGE Albert George and WOOLARD Julia Louisa Maidstone 2a 1064
Births Sep 1860 STRANGE Emily Mary Gravesend 2a 271 
Marriages Sep 1887 STRANGE Emily Mary and CLAYTON John (Jack) St Saviour 1d 219
Births Dec 1862 STRANGE Florence Sarah Gravesend 2a 303
Births Jun 1846 Strange Elizabeth Gravesend 5 185
Births Dec 1846 Strange Elizabeth Gravesend 5 209
Births Mar 1900 Strange Charles Tindall Gravesend 2a 581 (not sure how he fits in)
Marriages Sep 1877 STRANGE George Gravesend 2a 695 and possibly:
MOSLY Mary Gravesend 2a 695 or
PATTERSON Mary Gravesend 2a 695
Deaths Mar 1902 STRANGE George 78 Gravesend 2a 504
Births Dec 1877 STRANGE Ethel Blanche Gravesend 2a 440
Marriages Jun 1900 STRANGE Ethel Blanche London C. 1c 70a
Births Mar 1873 STRANGE Emily Mary Shoreditch 1c 185 (not sure if she fits in) 
Births Dec 1875 STRANGE Emily Mary Bristol 6a 30 (not sure if she fits in) 
Marriages Dec 1842 STRANGE Charles and PALMER Caroline Malling 5 465
Births Jun 1846 STRANGE Elizabeth Gravesend 5 185 or 
Births Dec 1846 STRANGE Elizabeth Gravesend 5 209 or
Births Dec 1847 STRANGE Eliza Gravesend 5 177 but note that baptism was September 26, 1847
Marriages Dec 1884 STRANGE Alice and possibly STANFIELD Albert Benjamin Gravesend 2a 789 
But note that this makes Alice 37 at the time of marriage
Births Mar 1853 STRANGE Selina Gravesend 2a 246
Marriages Mar 1873 STRANGE Selina Mary and posibly OWEN William Joseph St Giles 1b 597 
Marriages Sep 1881 STRANGE Albert and possibly BROWN Alice Gravesend 2a 731 
or possibly 
Marriages Sep 1882 STRANGE Albert and THORPE Harriet Marylebone 1a 1018 
Births Dec 1898 STRANGE Albert Richard H Scarborough 9d 375 
 
Which one did he marry ???? Taken Belson ------- see why on next entry
Marriages Jun 1894 STRANGE Arthur Reuben and possibly BELSON Emily Gravesend 2a 798 or 
DENNIS Lydia Cottage Gravesend 2a 798 
Births Jun 1895 STRANGE Arthur Reuben B Gravesend 2a 537Note that B could be for BELSON