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BEDFORDSHIRE - 'STRANGE' AND DERIVATIVES
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1.  Early References

1.1 Victoria County History of Bedfordshire - Part 27 - Stodden Hundred
The Stodden Hundred comprises the parishes of: Bolnhurst, Clapham, Dean, Keysoe, Knotting,
Melchbourne, Milton Ernest, Oakley, Pertenhall, Riseley, Shelton, Little Staughton,
Swineshead, Tilbrook and Yeldon.
 
Manor of Milton Ernest Page 144 & 145
".... On the death of Walter Erneys (living 1550) the manor was divided among his daughters.
One of these had married Christopher Turnor and another William Strange (Ref (Chan. Proc.
(Ser. 2), bdle. 154, no. 19.); a third was probably Sybil Keale, who is found quitclaiming a
third of the manor to Edmund Turnor, son of Christopher before named, in 1575, thus uniting
two-thirds of the manor in the Turnor family. This double share is hereafter always spoken of
as the manor of MILTON ERNEST.  The Stranges' third following a different descent is treated
later. ....."The third share of the manor inherited by Margaret wife of William Strange
followed a different descent. william Strange, after the death of his wife, became tenent for
life of the said property, but ignoring the limited powers of a life tenent he sold it in
1562 to Thomas Rolt (Ref Chan. Proc. (Ser. 2), bdle. 154, no. 19) The rightful heirs of
Margaret, on arriving at full age, refused to confirm the sale, and Thomas Rolt is found
petitioning for redress of his grievances (Ref Ibid). In 1571, however, Walter Strange,
presumably the rightful heir, quitclaimed the manor to him
(Ref Feet of Fines. Beds.Mich. 12 Eliz)."
 
Oakley Page 150)
The history of the manor becomes obscure about 1451 due to the lack of documentary evidence.
It appears, soon after the death of John Reynes, to have been split into two moieties.
Elizabeth Anstey, granddaughter of Cecilia sister of John Reynes married William Taylard;
their grandson Sir Laurence Taylard was seised of one moiety before 1548. Robert Lestraunge
died seised of the other moiety in 1512 (Chan Inq pm ser 2 xxviii, 19), his son and heir 
Thomas levied fines of it in 1530 and 1535 (Chan Inq Mich. 25, Henry viii). From the latter 
it would appear to have passed to William Mardaunt (he was described as of Oakley in the
visitation of 1566; that he was related to the Lestraunge family is proved by the Lestraunge
eagle displayed argent being quartered in the Mardaunt arms.
 
Keysoe (Page 137)
In 1302 Walter de Stouton held a thirteenth part of a fee in Keysoe of that part of the
barony of Bedford then held by Robert Lestraunge. (Feued Aids, i, 10).
 
1.2 History of Bedfordshire - 1066 to 1888 by Joyce Godber
Leighton Buzzard
The only reference to the name is under Section 15, Towns, Leighton Buzzard:
"After matters relating to law and order comes the "small court" dealing with tenancies.
Thus in March 1464 William STRAUNGE and his wife surrendered a house, a close, 34 acres of
arable land and 3 roods of meadow; and these were taken over by John MORELL the younger,
very convenient for him, for the house was next to that of his father."
 
1.3 Roger Le Strange
A snippet about Roger Le Strange - he married Maud de Beauchamp about 1240 - she was born
1220 at Bedford and died about April 1273. Her father was Lord William Iva de Beauchamp and 
mother Ida (or Idonea) de Longspee. Maud had another husband Roger de Mowbray.

1.4 Newspaper Entries
Leighton Buzzard items
Newspaper Date: 10 March 1863, Newspaper Page: 4, Volume: 3, Number: 115, Column: 6
Births, Local Subject: Strange, Wellington Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Summary: The wife of Mr. STRANGE, draper of Wellington street, Luton, Beds. gave birth to a
son on 3rd of March 1863 Persons mentioned in the article

Newspaper Date: 10 March 1863, Newspaper Page: 4, Volume: 3, Number: 115, Column: 4
Inquests, Local Subject: Suicide , Event Address: Forester's Arms Inn, Wolverton,
Buckinghamshire, England
Summary: A report of an inquest held on the previous Thurs., at the Forester's Arms Inn,
Wolverton, held before J. WORLEY, Esq. Coroner, where it was stated that on 24th ult.,
Thomas TEAGLE of Old Bradwell, aged about 50 years, and for many years an employee of
Mr. HERBERT, a blacksmith, of Haversham, committed suicide by drowning himself in the river 
Ouse where it adjoined the meadow occupied by Mr. STRANGE, a butcher, of New Bradwell. The 
jury returned a verdict of 'felo de se'.
2.  Census Records
2.1 1841

Notes:
I have researched and extracted the entire 1841 Census of Bedfordshire from transcriptions
No = Not born in-County; Yes = Born in County
For persons 15 and over, the age should have been rounded down to the nearest multiple of 5
Ampthill
HO107; Piece 6; Book 2; ED 2; Folio 7; Page 8; Line 13; Bedford Street
Edward Strange   38 Draper No
Priscilla Strange   31 Yes
Mary Strange     3 Yes
Bedford
HO107; Piece 10; Book 9; Civil Parish: St Paul; ED 2; Folio: 7; Page: 8; Line: 7; Silver Street
Elizabeth Strange  45 Haberdasher No
Mary Smith       45             No
Martha Allen     65             Yes
Elizth Miller    20             No
Chalgrave
HO107; Piece 5; Book 5; ED 8; Folio 9; Page 12/13; Line: 22; Tebworth
John Strange 55 Ag Lab No
Mary Strange 50 No
Ann Strange 15 No
Charles Strange 13 No
George Strange 5 No
Eaton Socon
HO107; Piece 1; Book 6; ED 19; Folio 14; Page 23; Line 9; Eaton Ford
George Strange 30 Ostler No
Mary Strange 35~ No
William Strange 6 Yes
Mary Strange 3 Yes
Sarah Strange 9 Months Yes
Note: See later census for more of this family.
Luton
HO107; Piece 4; Book: 21; ED11; Folio 13; Page 21; Line 22; Back Street
Philip Strange   60 Labourer Yes
Ann Strange      60 Yes
Elizabeth Strange 30 Yes
Mary Jones       6 Yes
HO107; Piece 4; Book 21; ED11; Folio 14; Page 22; Line 2; Back Street
George Strange    50 Labourer Yes
Sarah Strange    50 Yes
Elizabeth Lader   15 ? ?
Rachel Newiman   15 ? No
Toddington
HO107; Piece 5; Book 34; ED 3; Folio 8; Page 9; Line 3; Square
John Strainge 25 Farmer No
Rebecca Strainge 20 No
Woburn
HO107; Piece 5; Book 39; ED 1; Folio 7; Page 10; Line 17; George Street
Hy Strange 35 Traveller No (with George Atwood, Innkeeper)
2.2 1851
I have researched the whole of the Bedfordshire 1851 Census for references to the name of STRANGE etc.
Ampthill
HO107; Piece 1754; Folio 248; Page 33; Schedule 148; Bedford Street Edward H. STRANGE H Wi 48 General shopkeeper, Journeyman plus 2 labourers and 1 boy.
Birth Place written in the transcription as HRT Shobden, this is not in my gazetteer but there
is Shobdon in HEF. Gertrude STRANGE D 7 Scholar at home BDF Ampthill Edward STRANGE S 6 Scholar at home BDF Ampthill Theodore STRANGE S 4 Scholar at home BDF Ampthill Ann Mary STRANGE D 3 Scholar at home BDF Ampthill
Elizabeth Wells    Hskpr 40
Ann Titmas       Serv 65
Emma Walker      Serv 23
Mary Masters     Serv 23
James Hardwick   Shop 26 Clerk
William Aspin Shop 25 Shopman
Willm Y Wallis App 19 
Bapett Reynolds App 19
James R Ford Shop 18
Bedford
H0107; Piece 1752; Folio 69, Page 11; Schedule 38; St Paul's, Silver Street (Not on Ancestry as they have missing pages)
Elizabeth STRANGE H U 55 Draper WAR Harboro' (possibly Harborough Magna or Harborough Parva)
Possibly the Elizabeth baptised 27 Dec 1792 in Harbury WAR of John and Elizabeth with
siblings John (1788), Richard (1790), Catherine (1794) & William (1796); needs investigating
She probably died Q4 1856, Bedford.
Mary Elizh SMITH Niece U 23 Assistant Northampton - (dau of a sister of Elizabeth - Catherine?)
Martha Allen Lodg 74 Assistant
Ann KNIGHTLY Serv 17 Domestic Servant
Dunstable
HO107; Piece 1757; Folio 116; Page 24; Schedule 71; Terrace 
Eliza STRANGE Ldg U 22 Bonnet Maker BDF Tebworth
Eaton Socon - Eaton Ford
HO107; Piece 1750; Folio 386; Page 19, Schedule 77
George STRAINGE H M 38 Labourer BKM Ivinghoe born c1813
(There was a suggestion that he was born George Hester STRANGE but no evidence was given)
Mary STRAINGE W M 50 HUN Kimbolton born c1801 Kimbolton nee JOYCE William STRAINGE S 15 Labourer BDF Eaton Ford born c1836 Mary Ann STRAINGE D 13 BDF Eaton Ford born c1838 Sarah STRAINGE D 10 BDF Eaton Ford born 10 Aug 1840 Elizabeth STRAINGE D 7 BDF Eaton Ford born c1844
Fancott 
HO107; Piece 1755; Folio 345; Page 14; Schedule 54
William STRANGE H M  60 Land Proprietor BDF Toddington (or Dunstable) Ann STRANGE W M  60 BDF Toddington Sarah STRANGE D U  30 BDF Toddington Alice STRANGE D U  20 BDF Toddington Lucy STRANGE D U 19 BDF Toddington   Leagrave
HO107; Piece 1757; Folio 782; Page 12; Schedule 41
William STRANGE H M 55 Salesman BDF Leagrave
Sarah STRANGE W M 62 Plaiter BDF Leagrave
HO107; Piece 1757; Folio 783; Page 14; Schedule 49
Joseph STRANGE H M 59 Farmer 245 acres BDF Leagrave
Alice STRANGE W M 58 Mistress BDF Leagrave
Joseph Smith     Neph 6
William Flethcher Serv 16
William East     Serv 15
John Giles     Serv 16 
Luton
H0107; Piece 1757; Folio 450; Page 27; Schedule 100; Dumfries Street Mary STRANGE H Wi 62 Laundress HUN St Neots Charles STRANGE S U 23 Bonnet Blocker HRT Haldey (not found, possibly Hadley Green) George Forbes Ldgr 28
HO107; Piece 1757; Folio 467; Page 2; Schedule 9; Stuart Street 
Philip STRANGE H W 71 Farm Labourer BDF Leagrave Marsh Elizabeth STRANGE D U 41 Straw Bonnet Sewer BDF Luton
Ann Cook Ldgr 16
Samuel Hilder Ldgr 40
HO107; Piece 1757; Folio; 467; Page 3; Schedule 9; Stuart Street 
George    STRANGE H  M  66 Farm Labourer      BDF Leagrave Marsh 
Sarah     STRANGE W  M  63                    BDF Kempston
Sophia Marret    Ldgr 22
Mary Puddephat  Ldgr 19
Emma Puddephat  Ldgr 15
HO107; Piece 1757; Folio 502; Page 4; Schedule 13; Wellington Street
George William STRANGE H M 33 Draper & Tailor Emp 2 men BDF Luton Susanna STRANGE W M 32 HRT Harpenden Emily STRANGE D 10 BDF Luton Charles STRANGE S 8 BDF Luton Edwin STRANGE S 3 BDF Luton William STRANGE S 3 BDF Luton Arthur STRANGE S 9m BDF Luton
James Irwin      Serv 24
Elizabeth May    Serv 26
Toddington
H0107; Piece 1755; Folio 288; Schedule 74; The Square
(Found physically, transcription error correction submitted to Ancestry to change from STRAMPE)
John STRANGE      H M 63 Farmer 34 (?acres) 3 Labs BDF Toddington  
Mary   STRANGE     W M 62         BDF Dunstable  
Ann    STRANGE     D U 29         BDF Toddington  
2.3 1861 (awaiting information) 
Little Barford
Cottage
Source Class RG9; Piece 982; Folio 110; Page 14; Schedule 33 & 34
William Brace   H M  35 Ag Lab Little Barford, Bedfordshire
Ann Brace             W M  26 Lace Maker Blunham, Bedfordshire
Charles Brace   S     3 Blunham, Bedfordshire
Joseph Brace    S     9 Mo Little Barford, Bedfordshire
Susan Giggle    Sister-in-law 22 Blunham, Bedfordshire
Ann Beard             Serv 22 House Servant Shinfield, Berkshire
Sarah Strange   Serv 20 House Servant Eaton Ford, Bedfordshire
Barton in The Clay
Village by West side of Turnpike Road
Source Class RG9; Piece 1015; Folio 18; Page 4 Schedule 19
Edward Beechener        H M    28 Blacksmith Tilsworth, Bedfordshire
Jane Beechener  W M    24 Dessmaker Barton, Bedfordshire
Emily Strange   Visit  20 Draper's daughter Luton, Bedfordshire
Emma Horsford   Visit  13 Bedford, Bedfordshire
Dunstable
High Street
Source Class RG9; Piece 1010; Folio 87; Page 10; Schedule 38
Ann Marriott    H    U  74 Dress Maker; Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire
Edith Strange   Lodg U  29 Bonnet Sewer; Tetworth, Bedfordshire
Dunstable
Ashton Street, Confectioners Shop
Source Class RG9; Piece 1011; Folio 66; Page 37; Schedule 174
George Strange  H M  50 Confectioner, St Lukes, Middlesex,
Charlotte Strange W M  41 Cripplegate, London
Lydia Elliott   Serv 18
Eaton Socon
Source Class RG9; Piece 984; Folio 114; Page 13; Schedule 78
George Strange  H M  48 Labourer, Edgeborough, Buckinghamshire
Mary Strange    W M  60 Groom, Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire
William Strange         S S  25 Employed at paper factory; Eaton Ford, Bedfordshire
Mary A Strange  D S  23 Dressmaker, Eaton Ford, Bedfordshire
Elizabeth Strange D S  17 Shoemaker, Eaton Ford, Bedfordshire
Heath and Reach 
Star End Cottage; next to Phillips Pond; Leighton Road, Duck End
Source Class RG9; Piece 1005; Folio 39; Page 17; Schedule 114
Maria Strange   H Wi 69 Independant formerly farmer Toddington
Sarah Strange   D U  33 Toddington
Alice Strange   D U  28 Toddington
Luton
Christchurch, 8 Stuart Street
Source Class RG9; Piece 1013; Folio 114; Page 24; Schedule 120
Philip Strange  H Wid 81 Farm labourer Chaulton, Bedfordshire
Elizabeth Strange D U   53 Seamstress    Luton
Mary Cherry     Lodg  40
(Now Chalton, a hamlet, part of Toddington. Don't confuse with Chalton,hamlet of Mogerhanger which
was a hamlet of Blunham| until 1866 when Mogerhanger became an independent civil parish.
Luton
Christchurch, Bute Street (note that the railway station opened here in 1858, closed 1965)
Source Class: RG9; Piece: 1014; Folio: 62; Page: 44; Schedule 185
Alfred Strange  H M  33 Grocer Leagrave, Bedfordshire
Sarah Strange   W M  40 Perry Green, Hertfordshire
Joseph Strange  S    11 Luton, Bedfordshire
Walter Strange  S     9 Luton, Bedfordshire
Louisa Strange  D     5 Luton, Bedfordshire
Frederic W Strange S    2 Luton, Bedfordshire
Mary E Strange  D    3 Mo Luton, Bedfordshire

2.4 1871
Stray: 
Walter STRANGE, assistant, unmarried, age ??, Grocer's Assistant, Beds Luton - see Newbury BRK
 
1638/80 Woburn
Edith STRANGE s 45 Housekeeper to William Duncombe b Tedworth Beds.
 
1639/109 Chalgrave Beds
Sarah STRANGE H S 53 no calling b Toddington Beds
Allice " s " " -ditto- (no age Bj) 
Lucy " s 4 sister " " -ditto-
 
1640/66 Leighton Buzzard
Edith STRANGE 10 scholar, niece to Robert J Platten. b Toddington beds.
 
1651/32 Luton
Charles STRANGE H M 52 Straw hat Man. b Aldbury Hrt.
Mary Ann " wife 47 " " " b Luton Beds
 
1652/56 Luton
George Wm.STRANGE H wid 63 Clothier b Luton Beds
 
1652/134 Luton
Edwin STRANGE H M 35 Draper b Luton Beds
Hannah " wife 35 " b Agra IDI
Arthur " son 12 scholar b Luton Beds
Chas Sydney " " 10 " ditto
Louisa Emily " daughter 9 " ditto
Amy Esther " " 8 " ditto
Ernest " son 5 ditto
 
1646/65 Dunstable
Joseph STRANGE H M 36 Railway Signa+ b Bosworth Lec.
Hannah " wife 33 " " b Husbands Bosworth.Lec
2.5 1881 Census
Eaton Socon, Eaton Ford, Bedfordshire
RG11; Piece: 1613; Folio: 95; Page: 22, Schedule 111 George Strange H M 70 born Lab In Millers Yard, St Albans, Hertfordshire,
Died Q4 1882 aged 72, St Neots Mary Strange    W M 81 Eaton Socon or Eaton Ford(but see earlier census) Died 1883
Mary A STRANGE D S 42 Papermaker, Eaton Ford (Mary Anne died 1892 Eaton Socon)
Elizabeth Matthews  D M 34 Assistant in drapers shop, Eaton Ford (died 1922 Eaton Socon)
Mabel Matthews      GD 10 Castle Cary, Somerset
2.6 1891
Here are STRANGE entries from the 1891 Census 
 
RG12/1263 
Woburn
ED 15, Folio7, Page 8, Schedule 54
Hulcotte Grange Farm 
DUNCOMBE William George Head S M 50y Farmer BDF Marston 
STRANGE Edith Harriett - S F 55y Housekeeper Dairywoman BDF Chalgrove 
STRANGE Lucy - S F 50y Living on own means BDF Toddington 
 
ED 24, Folio 94, Page 7, Schedule 47
London Road, The Hall
STRANGE Sarah Head S F 63y Living on own means BDF Toddington
STRANGE Alice Sister S F 51y Living on own means BDF Toddington
Note: These are two of the daughters of William Strange & Ann Foxon of Toddington, and their
baptisms are in the Toddington registers Sarah bapt 19 Apr 1821 Alice bapt 30 Dec 1829 (Lucy bapt 4 Jan 1832)
3.  Probate Records
See Toddington page 

4.  Directories
Craven & Co's Bedfordshire Directory - 1853
Note: As with many of the places there no names under Toddington.

Ampthill
Edward Harris STRANGE, linen and woolen draper, silk mercer, hatter, grocer, provision merchant, tallow chandler, manager of Hitchin Branch Bank and distributor of stamps, Bedford Street

Bedford
Elizabeth STRANGE, linen & woolen draper and haberdasher, Silver Street

Luton
Alfred STRANGE, grocer & cheesemonger, Park Street
George STRANGE, tailor & draper, Wellington Street

Wootton
John STRANGE, farmer

4.4  Harrod's Bedfordshire Directory - 1876

Dean
William STRANGWARD, miller

Keysoe
Joseph STRANGEWARD, baker

Luton
George STRANGE, Esq, Farley Road (Residential)
Alfred STRANGE, grocer, Bute Street & New Street
George STRANGE & Sons, clothier &C, Wellington Street

Toddington
Charles STRANGE, draper

5.  Parishes

In Bedfordshire we are very fortunate that all of the anglican registers, up to 1812, have been transcribed and are available in printed form. This was started in the 1930's by a Mr. F.G. EMMISON but finished in the recent years by the Bedfordshire Family History Society. The following are my extractions of all STRANGE and variants. There are missing years recorded in the indexes where both Registers and Bishop's Transcripts were not located or known to have been destroyed, I leave it the individual researcher to look these up as they are quite detailed.

Arlesey - Volume 66 - 1538-1812
Marriage:
1630 Dec 04 George SHEERE & Elizabeth STRANGE
Burial:
1682 Oct 28 John STRANGE, stranger *29th
* Affidavit of burial in woollen and date received
 
Ampthill - Volume 17 - 1602-1812 - Nil
 
Aspley Guise - Volume 72 - 1563-1812
Baptisms:
1715 Mar 30 Elizabeth d Thomas STRANGE
1715 May 30 Elizabeth d Thomas & Elizabeth STRAINGE, farmer
 
Burial:
1716 [n.d. "Mr Strange was Buryed att Terrington"]
 
Astwick - Volume 26 - 1602-1812
Burial:
1611 Apr 10 John s William & Elizabeth STRANGE
 
Barton-in-the-Clay - Volume 4 - 1558-1812
Marriage:
1789 Jan 29 Joseph GUDGIN/Ann STRANGE
 
Barford, Great - Volume 5 - 1559-1812 - Nil
Barford, Little - Volume 6 - 1602-1812 - Nil
 
Battlesden - Volume 37 - 1602-1812
Baptism:
1781 Mar 05 Elizabeth d Richard & Elizabeth STRANGE
Marriage:
1780 May 13 Richard STRANGE (Toddington) & Elizabeth COLLINS, widow (lic)
 
Bedford, St Cuthbert - Volume 1- 1602-1812 - Nil
 
Bedford, St John - Volume 1 - 1602-1812
Marriages:
1714 Jul 01Thomas STRANGE (Aspley Guise) & Elizabeth GREGORY (Evesholt) (lic)
1742 Nov 30 William STRANGE, widower & Sara WHITE (botp)
1743 Feb 07 Stone STRANGE & Mary GURNEY (botp)
 
Bedford, St Mary - Volume 35 - 1539-1812 - Nil
 
Bedford, St Pauls - Volume 58 A, B & C - 1566-1812
Marriages:
1753 Oct 29 John STRANGES & Elizabeth Elingham, both Toddington (lic)
1809 Apr 16 George STRANGE, bachelor & Sarah ROBINSON, Kempston, spinster
 
Bedford, St Peter - Volume 40 - 1572-1812 - Nil
 
Biddenham - Volume 16 - 1602-1812 - Nil  

Biggleswade - Volume 30 - 1637-1812
Baptism:
1729 Jan 01 John s John & Ann STRANGE
Banns:
1809 Oct 29 Matthew STRANGE (Pauls Warden [St Pauls Walden, Herts]) & Rachel GENTLE
 
Billington - Volume 33 - 1609-1812 - Nil
Bletsoe - Volume 24 - 1582-1812 - Nil
Blunham with-Mogerhanger - Volume 19 - 1571-1812 - Nil

Bolnhurst - Volume 11 - 1602-1812
Baptism:
1791 Mar 22 Eliz STRANGE
 
Bromham - Volume 16 - 1570-1812 - Nil
 
Campton-cum-Shefford - Volume 52 - 1568-1812 - All Saints
Burial:
1628 Aug 03 "Mrs" STRANGE "a wyddowe out of Chicksandes house"
 
Cardington - Volume 8- 1572-1812
Marriages:
1769 Nov 13 George STRANGE to Eliz CHAMBERS, widow
1772 Sep 14 Cross ASHWELL to Eliz STRANGE
 
Caddington - Volume 25 - 1558-1812
Marriages:
1539 Oct 22 William STYLE to Malin STRANGE
1660 Dec 07 William STRANGE to Sara HEAWARD
 
Carlton - Volume 34 - 1554-1812 - Nil
 
Chalgrave - Volume 18 - 1539-1812
Marriages:
1629 May 26 William HANSCOMB to Sarah STRANGE (widow)
1736 Mar 20 William STRANGE (farmer) to Rachel PURROTT, lic, widow of Toddington 
1747 Sep 29 Michael SIBLEY of Houghton Regis to Mary STRANGE of Chaulton in Chalrave, lic
1781 Jan 05 John STRANGE of Toddington to Mary PURRETT, lic
1786 Nov 20 Thomas STRANGE to Ann PURRAT, lic
1810 Oct 10 John READ to Martha STRANGE
 
Chellington - Volume 56 - 1567-1812 - Nil
Clapham - Volume 16 1603-1812 - Nil
Clifton - Volume 62 - 1539-1812 - Nil
Clophill - Volume 21 - 1567-1812 - Nil
Cockayne Hatley - Volume 2 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Colmworth - Volume 48 - 1605-1812 - Nil
 
Cople - Volume 10 - 1561-1812 
B1778 Oct 29 Eliz w George STRANGE - probably a burial, to be checked
Burials:
1818 Feb 17 George Strange
1819 Jun 06 Elizabeth Strange
Cranfield - Volume 27 -1600-1812- Nil
Dean - Volume 55 - 1566-1812 - Nil

Dunstable - Volume 42 - 1558-1812
Marriages:
1665 Sep 05 Thomas STRANGE & Joan WHITEHEAD
1747 Oct 20 Joseph STRANGE & Mary TOMPKINS (lic)
1750 Nov 20 John STRANGE & Alice PONDS (lic)
Dunton - Volume 64 - 1553-1812
Marriage
1649 Jul 18 (illegible) & Jane STRANGE [Register only]
Eaton Bray - Volume 73 - 1559-1812 - Nil
Eaton Socon - Volume 74 Parts 1 & 2 - 1566-1812 - Nil
Baptism:
1840 Aug 30 Sarah STRANGE born 10 Aug 1840 to George & Mary STRANGE of The Ford Eaton Socon, Ostler.

Marriage:
1835 May 31 George Strange and Mary Joyce witnessed by William Joyce and Robert Sanders.
(See all census for this family)
Monumental Inscription:
Mary Anne Strange born August 21, 1838; died in Eaton Socon August 3, 1892
(She was a daughter of George Strange and Mary Joyce)
Edworth - Volume 2 - 1552-1812 Elstow - Volume 1 -1602-1812 - Nil Eversholt - Volume 75 - 1602-1812 Marriages: 1788 Feb 02 William STRANGE of Toddington & Ann CROSON, of Evesholt (lic) 1794 Oct 28 George STRANGE of Cople & Elizabeth VALENTINE, of Eversholt 1811 Jun 04 William WHINETT & Mary STRANGE botp (lic)   Everton - Volume 80 - 1604-1812 - Nil Farndish - Volume 59 - 1587-1812 - Nil Felmersham - Volume 9 - 1602-1812 - Nil Flitton with-Silsoe - Volume 18 - 1581-1812 - Nil Flitwick - Volume 21 - 1602-1812 - Nil Goldington - Volume 40 - 1558-1812 - Nil Gravenhurst, Lower - Volume 13  - 1602-1812 - Nil Gravenhurst, Upper 1567-1812 Marriage: 1636 Aug 26 Wm STRANGE to Joan STILES   Harlington - Volume 20 - 1602-1812 Marriage: 1630 Nov 09 Thomas STRANGE to Judith HARDING   Harrold - Volume 34 - 1598-1812 - Nil   Haynes (formerly Hawnes) - Special Transcription Class 110 - 1596-1812 - Nil   Heath & Reach Burials: 22 Apr 1857 William STRANGE 7 Oct 1869 Sarah STRANGE, age 10   Henlow - Volume 26 - 1558-1812 - Nil Higham Gobion - Volume 13  - 1602-1812 - Nil Hockliffe - Volume 33 - 1604-1812 - Nil Holcote - Volume 29 - 1605-1812 - Nil
Houghton (Regis) - Volume 65 - Regis 1538-1812 - All Saints
Baptisms:
1539 Dec 26 Stephen c William STRANGE
1541 Jul 02 Robert c William STRANGE
1544 Oct 29 Joan c William STRANGE
1551 Dec 05 John STRINGE(R)
1552 Jul 15 William STRANGE
1555 May 10 Elizabeth STRANGE
1557 Jul 14 John STRANGE
Note: neither parent recorded from 1449 to 1558 and later 1565 to 1567.
1560 Apr 15 Malyn c William STRANGE
1561 Mar 21 Malyn c William STRANGE
1562 Jul 21 William s William STRANGE
1564 Feb 25 Custance c William STRANGE [female, see marriages]
1566 Oct 14 'Francies' STRANGE
1567 Jun 10 'Francies' STRANGE
1569 May 01 Alice c William STRANGE bur 7 May
1570 Feb 16 Richard s 'Harrie' STRANGE
1571 Jul 01 Joan STRANGE bur 4 Jul
1571 Aug 24 William c Thomas STRANGE
1594 Aug 08 Joan d Henry STRANGE
1594 Aug 26 Annis d Francis STRANGE
1596 Jul 16 Thomas s Francies STRANGE
1596 Sep 12 William s Henry STRANGE
1599 May 15 Ellen d Henry STRANGE
1600 Mar 01 Elizabeth d Francis STRANGE
1601 Mar 13 Alice d 'Hary' STRANG
1604 May 20 Alice d Francis STRANGE
1604 Jun 03 Harry d Harry STRANGE
1608 Feb 02 John s Francis STRANGE (Reg only)
1621 Nov 25 William s William STRANGE
1623 Feb 25 Sarah d William STRANG(E)
1635 Aug 16 Henry s Thomas STRANGE
 
Marriages:
1550 Jun 28 William STRANGE & Alice PEDDAR
1551 Oct 25 John STRANGE & Alice DYNE
1553 Nov 28 John COLLYNS & Alice STRANGE
1563 Oct 12 Henry STRANGE & Annis DRAPER
1563/4 Jan 17 Thomas STRANGE & Alice COLLYNS
1583 Sep 05 William STRANGE & Francis CULVERHOUSE
1594 Jul 04 William WHITEHED & Custance STRANGE
1618 Nov 05 Richard SCAWNE & Joan STRANGE
1632 Jun 05 'Raynould' ROGERS & Agnes STRANGE
 
Burials:
1549 Nov 23 Margaret STRANGE
1555 Sep 23 Elizabeth STRANGE 'a wife'
1556 May 22 Joan STRANGE
1557 Sep 03 William STRANGE
1563 Apr 24 Richard STRANGE
1567 Jul 13 'Francies' STRANGE
1569 May 07 Alice d Wm STRANGE bap 1 May
1571 Jul 04 Joan STRANGE bap 1 Jul
1572 Apr 11 Thomas STRANGE
1574 Feb 23 Alice STRANGE, widow
1579 Jun 07 Alice d William STRANGE
1582 Sep 17 Richard STRANGE
1582 Oct 03 Agnes wife Henry STRANGE
1593 Sep 27 William STRANGE
1601 Apr 02 Harry
1603 Sep 18 Alice STRANGE
1606 Apr 02 Harry STRANGE
1607 Oct 26 John s Francis STRANGE
1612 Mar 03 Henry STRANGE
1627 May 02 William
1628 Apr 30 William STRANGE
1632 Mar 31 Margaret STRANGE
1641 Mar 08 Agnes wife Francis STRANGE
1694 Jan 19 John STRANGE
1697 Jan 21 Elizabeth STRANGE, widow
1757 Feb 23 Alice
1852 Oct l3 Agnes
 
Churchwarden
1606-07 Harry STRANGE
 
Houghton Conquest - Volume 41 - 1539-1812 - Nil
Husborne Crawley - Volume 68 - 1557-1812 - Nil
 
Kempston - Volume 39 - 1570-1812
Marriage:
1809 Oct 17 George STRANGE (Bedford, St Paul) & Sarah ROBINSON
 
Kensworth - Volume 76 - 1604-1812 - Nil
Keysoe - Volume 60 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Knotting - Volume 7 - 1592-1812 - Nil
Langford - Volume 70 - 1602-1812 - Nil
 
Leighton Buzzard - Volume 31 - 1562-1731 (less 1722-1754, Vol 33)
Marriage:
1731 Mar 21 John MEDCRAFT (Westoning) & Sarah STRANGE (Toddington)
 
Leighton Buzzard - Volume 32 - 1732-1812 - Nil
Leighton Buzzard - Volume 33 - 1722-1754 - Nil
 
Lidlington - Volume 29 - 1560-1812 Burial:
1660 Oct 29 Elizabeth STRANG servant to Thomas STONEBRIDGE died Oct 28
 
Little Staughton - Volume 45 - 1598-1812 - Nil
 
Luton - Volume 53 A,B & C - 1602-1754
Marriage:
1677 Jan 10 William STRANGE & Catherines STEVENS
 
Luton - Volume 54 - 1755-1812
Marriages:
1778 Jul 09 George STRANGE & Elizabeth FOWLER of Toddington (lic)
1803 Jul 19 William INNARDS/INWARDS & Mary STRANGE
1805 Sep 24 Philip STRANGE & Ann DIR
1809 Nov 15 James MAYES & Sophia STRANGE
1811 Jul 05 Thomas WILSON & Elizabeth STRANGE
 
Marston Morteyne - Volume 44 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Maulden - Volume 22 - 1558-1812 - Nil
Melchbourne - Volume 7 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Meppershall - Volume 38 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Entry in Bedford Gaol Register, Reference Doc: BLARS QGV10/1 ID 36:
Richard Strange
Commital Year: 1815
Age:21, Height: 5 feet 7 inches, Hair Colour: Brown, Complexion: Fresh, Gender: Male
Residence: Meppershall, Offence: Misdemeanour in Service,
Committed: by James Webster, Clerk on 18/07/1815
Type of Gaol: Bedford, Old House of Correction
Sentence: 14 Days Hard Labour
How Disposed: Discharged 31/07/1815
General Remarks on Prisoner: Orderly and well behaved
Millbrook - Volume 20 - 1558-1812
Marriage:
1684 Nov 20 John STRANG to Alice GREEN both of Duddington {Toddington}
 
Milton Bryan - Volume 37 - 1559-1812
Marriage:
1733 Nov 14 Richard OSBOURN & Alice STRANGE (both of Toddington)
 
Milton Ernest - Volume 11 - 1538-1812 - Nil
Northill - Volume 13 - 1562-1812 - Nil 
Oakley - Volume 16 - 1550-1812 - Nil
Odell - Volume 11 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Old Warden - Volume 10 - 1576-1812 - Nil
Pavenham - Volume 9 - 1561-1812 - Nil
Pertenhall - Volume 50 - 1582-1812 - Nil
Podington - Volume 69 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Potsgrove - Volume 37 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Potton - Volume 61 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Pulloxhill - Volume 22 - 1553-1812
Marriage:
1741 Jun 19 Thomas WILLISON to Mary STRANGE, both of Toddington, lic
 
Ravensden - Volume 47 - 1558-1812 - Nil
Renhold - Volume 5 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Ridgmont - Volume 57 - 1539-1812 - Nil
Riseley - Volume 28 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Roxton - Volume 5 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Salford - Volume 29 - 1558-1812
Marriage:
1579 Oct 07 William STRANGE & Maude BUTLER
 
Sandy - Volume 6 - 1538-1812 - Nil 
Sharnbrook - Volume 24 - 1596-1812 - Nil
Shelton - Volume 7 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Shillington - Volume 36 - 1543-1812
Baptisms:
1603 Jun 10 John s William STRAUNGE (STRANGE BT)
            [Was his wife Alice who was buried the same day as this baptism?]
1610 Sep 02 William s William STRANG
1615 Jan 28 Thomas s William STRANG [died 1628?]
1623 May 18 Ann d William STRANG
1640 Sep 13 Joan d William & Joan STRANGE
1643 Jul 27 Margaret d William & Joan STRANGE
1674 Jan 09 Thomas the supposed son of Thomas STRANGE
1748 Jun 19 William s William & Elizabeth STRANGE, husbandman
1779 May 02 Elizabeth d William & Elizabeth STRANGE
1780 Nov 08 Mary d William & Elizabeth STRANGE [died 1782?]
1782 Jun 28 Sarah d William & Elizabeth STRANGE
1784 Feb 08 Mary d William & Elizabeth STRANGE 
1785 Dec 29 Alice d William & Elizabeth STRANGE 
1787 Oct 19 William s William & Elizabeth STRANGE 
1789 Sep 17 Matthew Ralph s William & Elizabeth STRANGE 
1791 Feb 20 John s William & Elizabeth STRANGE (widow then) [see burial in 1790
1810 Dec 25 Mary d Matthew & Charlotte STRANGE
 
Marriages:
1604 Apr 29 William STRANGE & Agnes LORDE
1751 Dec 26 John CRANFIELD & Elizabeth STRANGE botp
1759 Dec 10 George NASH (Higham Gobion), widower & Mary STRANGE
1778 Jun 02 William STRANGE & Elizabeth JENKINS (William possibly bap 1748)
1805 Aug 17 James KEMPSON & Elizabeth STRANGE (lic)
1810 Jul 02 Matthew STRANGE (Henlow) & Charlotte BROOKES
 
Banns:
1774 Mar 13 William STRANGE & Mary HAYES (Hitchin) [additional to marriages]
[Did William perhaps not marry Mary but married Elizabeth in 1778?]
 
Burials:
1595 Oct 21 Ann STRYNGES (sic)
1603 Jun 10 Alice wife of William STRAUNGE [STRANGE in BT] [Did William then marry Agnes in 1604?]
1628 Aug 11 Thomas s William STRANGE
1648 Oct 28 William STRANGE
1655 Oct 26 William STRANGE
1661 Dec 02 "Widow" STRANGE (senior)
1662 Nov 03 Mararet d William STRANGE
1683 Nov 01 Joan STRANGE, widow
1692 Oct 21 Thomas STRANGE
1779 Nov 09 Elizabeth STRANGE
1781 Mar 07 William STRANGE
1782 Feb 26 Mary STRANGE
1790 Sep 10 William STRANGE
1799 Jul 13 Sarah STRANGE
1803 Feb 19 Elizabeth STRANGE
1807 Nov 21 Alice STRANGE
1811 May 05 William STRANGE
 
Souldrop - Volume 7 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Southill - Volume 12  - 1538-1812 - Nil
Stagsden - Volume 63 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Stanbridge - Volume 33 - 1560-1812
Marriage:
1626 Jul 13 William PEARSON & Ellen STRANGE
 
Steppingley - Volume 51 - 1558-1812 - Nil
Stevington - Volume 9 - 1603-1812 - Nil
Stotfold - Volume 38 - 1559-1812 - Nil 
Streatley - Volume 4 - 1602-1812 Nil
Studham - Volume 77 - 1570-1812 - Nil
Sundon - Volume 4 - 1569-1812 - Nil
Sutton - Volume 2 - 1538-1812 - Nil
Swineshead - Volume 7 - 1549-1812 - Nil
Tempsford - Volume 19 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Thurleigh - Volume 28 - 1562-1812 - Nil
Tilbrook - Volume 79 - 1573-1812 - Nil
Tilworth - Volume 33 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Tingrith - Volume 17 - 1572-1812 - Nil
Toddington - Volume 23 - 1540-1812
Click to see separate Page
 
Totternhoe - Volume 71 - 1559-1812
Marriages:
1572 Jan 15 Hugh COWPER & Alice STRANGE
1751 Oct 08 Francis CHAPMAN & Sarah STRANGE both of Toddington (lic)
 
Churchwarden
1670-71 Thomas STRANGE
 
Turvey - Volume 78 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Upper Stondon - Volume 26 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Westoning - Volume 20 - 1560-1812
Marriages:
1694 Jun 14 Thomas CARTER to Jane STRANGE
1732 Apr 20 William STRANGE of Toddington, yeoman to Elizabeth ROLFE spinster
 
Whipsnade - Volume 25 - 1603-1812 - Nil
Wilden - Volume 46 - 1545-1812 - Nil
Willington - Volume 10 - 1602-1812 - Nil
 
Wilstead - Volume 49 - 1593-1812
Marriages:
1597 Jul 28 William STRAUNGE & Francis DEARE
1789 Apr 05 George STRANGE, widower & Elizabeth JONES, spinster
 
Woburn - Volume 3 - 1558-1812
1794 Dec 26 born 1794 Nov 1 Wm s Jn/Ann STRANGE
Marriage:
1793 Oct 13 John STRANGE (Aspley Guise) & Ann ODELL
Burials:
1691 Dec 21 Mary d Joseph STRAINGE
1692 Feb 19 Sary w Joseph STRAINGE
 
Wootton - Volume 43 - 1561-1812 - Nil
Wrestlingworth - Volume 2 - 1578-1812 - Nil
Wymington - Volume 67 - 1602-1812 - Nil
Yielden - Volume 7 - 1602-1812 - Nil  

6.  Bedfordshire Marriage Licences

Bonds & Allegations for Marriage Licences preserved in the Bedfordshire Archdeaconry Records
Volume 14 - Part 1 - 1747-1790 (Incomplete records 1747-1777)
                                                    To 
Ref   Name            Abode         Age Date        Marry  Surety 
S381  Eliz.           Chalton       23              G50    N87 
                      in Toddington
S382  Eliz.           Toddington    24              G51    B333 
S383  Geo., servant   Luton         19  1778 Jul 7  F151   G184 
S384  John, farmer    Toddington    21+ 1781 Jan 2  P291   W17 
S385  Martha          Toddington    21              C43    C38 
S386  Mrs Mary        Chalton                       S144   S115 
                      in Toddington
S387  Mary, widow     Toddington                    G190   P168 
S388  Rich, servant   Toddington    19  1780 May 10 C237   T43 
S389  Thomas, X,      Chalgrave     23  1786 Nov 18 P288   W251 
      servant 
S390  Wm., baker      Toddington    Surety for H263 & W253 
S391  Wm., baker      Toddington    26  1788 Jun 10 C429   C20 
B333  Rob. BREWER     Toddington    Surety for G51 & S382 
C20   Wm. CANN        Westoning     Surety for C429 & S391 
      cordwainer 
C38   Rich. CARTER    Sundon        Surety for C43, S385 
C43   Thos. CARTER    Sundon 21 1783 Apr 11 S385 C38 
      Fox, farmer 
C237  Eliz. COLLINS   Battlesden                    S388   H330 
C429  Ann CROSSON     Eversholt     21              S391   C20 
F151  Eliz. FOWLER    Toddington    21              S383   G184 
G50   Moses GIDDINGS  Chalton       23  1771 Dec 14 S381   N87 
      farmer,         in Toddington 
G51   Moses GIDDINGS  Toddington    24  1772 Oct 3  S382   B333 
      farmer, 
G184  Geo. GREGORY    Toddington    Surety for S383 & F151 
      schoolmaster 
G190  Jos. GREGORY,X  Chalton       26  1790 Jan 11 S387   P168 
      servant         in Toddington 
H263  Edw. HORLEY     Toddington    25  1779 Apr 18 W253   S390 
      dairy man 
H330  Jos. HUTTON     Aspley Guise  Surety for C207 & W77 
N87   Dan NOT,        Chalton       Surety for G50 & S381 
      servant         in Toddington 
P168  Jas. PESTELL    Toddington    Surety for G190 & S387 
      servant 
P288  Ann PURRETT     Chalgrave     26              S389   W251 
P291  Mary PURRETT    Tebworth      21              S384   W17 
                      in Chalgrave 
S115  Geo. SHAW, jnr                Surety for S144 & S386 
S144  Mr Michael      Houghton Regis    1747 Sep 29 S386   S115 
      SIBLEY, yeo. 
W17   Rich. WAKEFIELD St Paul       Surety for S384 & P291 
      inn holder      Bedford 
W251  Jos. WILLISON   Toddington    Surety for S389 & P288 
      farmer 
W253  Mary WILLISON   Toddington    22              H263 & S390 
 
Volume 15
Bedfordshire Marriage Licences Part II 1791 to 1812
(Note: Appendix 1578 to 1618 - Nil STRANGE)
 
All STRANGE
Ref   Name             Abode         Age Date        Marry  Surety 
S499  Elizabeth        Shillington   24              K16    F142
S500  Elizabeth Ellen  Toddington    Minor           G169   C268
                                    (with parents consent)
S501  George X, lab'r  Cople         Surety for S450 & C475
S502  John             Toddington    23 1811 Mar 21  F216   -
S503  Mary             Eversholt    >21              W393   -
S504  William, baker   Toddington    Surety for G19a & F240
K16   KEMPSON, James   Shillington   32 1805 Jul 11  S499   F142
      farmer
G169  GOODMAN, John    Bletchley, BKM 1810 Feb 05    S500   C268
                                      (Minor with parents consent)
F216  FOWLER, Mary     Toddington    25              S502    - 
W393  WINNETT, William Eversholt - 1811 May 31       S503    -   widower
F142  FLINT, John      Silsoe        Surety for K16 & S499   -   tailor
C268  COLEMAN, Wm      Aspley Guise  Surety for S500 & G169      miller
S450  STAND, James, X  Wilshamstead  21 1794 Apr 30  C475   S501 labourer
C475  CROWE, Mary      Cople         21              S450   S501
G19a  GARLICK, Thomas  Boughton, NTH    1791 Jun 8   F240   S504 widr, gent 
F240  FOX, Sarah, wid  Toddington                    G19a   S504

7.  Families
7.1  See
Toddington page
7.2  From Susan Barsby (tobysnake(at)hotmail(dot)com) 20 Oct 2004

I'm Susan Barsby and I'm the granddaughter of Patricia Joan Strange. I'm now concentrating my genealogy efforts on my grandmother's line. I am seeking more details about Job Strange, born 1838/40 in Bedford - See Bedfont on the Middlesex page - the census records are incorrect in saying Bedford.