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DORSET - 'STRANGE' AND DERIVATIVES

1 Census
I have attached the STRANGE index for 1881 Census in Dorset (partial) the 1851 Census in Dorset; please note that the content is 'as received'; those below were received separately.

2 Families
Dorset Family of John James STRANGE
Mr John James STRANGE of Horndean, Hampshire exchanged correspondence with Barbara Lawrence in 1992/4 about his family:
His family came from Chichester/Bosham, Sussex, arriving there in the 1890's from Sturminster/Newton, Dorset. He wrote that he had mainly STRANGE's from about 1720 to 1880. His great grandfather (Theophilus James STRANGE), born 1829 in Hazlebury Bryan, DOR, had a brother Christopher John born 1825; he was a farmer of about 600 acres in the 1880's - 1890's and lived in Spetsbury, DOR. He continues that his GGF's mother in law's maiden name was a Frances STRANGE, suspecting that they were cousins.

Family of Lucy-Anne Cranmore
My Strange family from Doset were Robert Strange 1818 Okeford Fitzpaine, died 9 12 1863married to Elizabeth Gibbs b.1818 Waterson
Children, Louisa Strange, b,12 May 1856 Broadmayne
Charles G. Strange,b, 1863 Broadmayne

Robert Strange was my 2x. Gt. grandfather = Elizabeth Gibbs
(In the 1881 census Robert and Elizabeth are at Langton Herring pro ref. RG11 piece 2109 folio 58 page 12)
Louisa Strange = Patrick James Tierney, they married 1.10.1879 in Wimbledon (not found on 1881 census)
(In 1879, at The Cottage, Worple Road [3 from The Downs] Wimbledon; located in June 1882, at 105 Edith Road, Fulham. This was where my grandfather, Lewis James Tierney, was born. On the 1891 census she is Louisa Tierney at 1,Wesley Street, Melcolme Regis. )
Lewis James Tierney = Elizabeth Burgin
Llewis John Tierney = Grace Evelyn Haynes
Lucy-Anne Tierney = Richard Simon Cranmore

The family is to be found on the 1851 census page above at Owermoigne Folio 10 Page 15 (Ed.)

The sons of Robert and Elizabeth in the 1881 census are:
Christopher and family at RG11 2104 40  page 31 Weymouth Dorset
James and wife RG11 1156 56 page 39 Portsea Hampshire
William with his family RG11 2110 50 page 28; what is interesting is why was William born in Neath?

Some extra 1851 Census for STRANGE from Lucy-Anne:
HO -107 /1857 407 3
Elizabeth 40 Weymouth
Joseph 48 Buckland Newton
Weymouth and Melcolme Regis book vol. 1

Cattistock
Henry 35 Plumber Dors.642 15

Cerne abbas
Grace 39 Cerne 706 2
John 40 Cerne 706 2
Mary 66 Bradford abbas 706 2
Robert 71 Cerne 706 2

3 Parishes
Cerne Abbas

I have received a genealogy report from Claire Smith-Burns (claireburns(at)telus(dot)net), it is  based on John STRANGE born at Cerne Abbas c1750, died 1804 and was married to Grace COOMS. Click for the PDF file

Claire also sent me a transcription of the will of Grace STRANGE, PRO Catalogue Ref.:Prob 11/1526, 7th June 1811, proved with a codicil 15th October 1811. Click here for an RTF file

Claire said, "I am not descended from the STRANGE family but rather from the COOMBS family of Cerne Abbas, Dorset. I have done extensive research on this family and actually visited Cerne Abbas in May.  Grace (COOMBS) STRANGE'S parents are my 7th Great-grandparents.  I am descended through two of Grace's brothers (Robert & James) as the son of James COOMBS married the daughter of Robert COOMBS (first cousins)".

East Stoke
Marriage:
1826 Sep 10 Robert STRANGE married Ann MENTON
Milton Abbas
Marriage:
1844 Dec 24 Thomas STRANGE and Mary FIZZLE, both single, of full age and btop,occupation of 
Thomas-dealer. Father of groom- Joseph STRANGE, labourer father of bride,
Thos. FIZZLE, carrier by banns, witnesses: mark of Robert FROST and the mark of
Susan FIZZLE.
Shaftsbury
Arthur G Strange born c1870,  see 1891 Census, Mere, Wiltshire

From: "Frank Strange" (Frank(dot)Strange(at)tpi(dot)net) I have been researching my family name for some years. They were in Shaftsbury in Dorset in the late 1800's and earlier in other Dorset towns and villages in that part of Dorset. My great grandfather Frederick William Strange moved to London when working for the railways.

1  Frederick William Strange;  dob: 25 Oct 1860  Shaftsbury, Dorset; dod: Mar 1901 
    +  Rosetta Letitia Bown 18 Oct 1880 England
    2  Frederick William Strange; dob: 4 Feb 1883, England; dod: 1964, England
        Louisa Julia Hosking 27 Jul 1915

Stoke Wake
Ruth Pringle has an interest here and in Lydlinch. On 7th January 2012 Ruth said, "My ancestor John Strange (1733-1816) was born at Stoke Wake but married Susannah White in 1754 at Hazelbury Bryan and settled there. There is another family of Stranges in Hazelbury Bryan that seem to originate in Lydlinch. They interconnect with my Strange family with a marriage in the Drake family. Does anyone know if these two Strange families are blood relatives and part of the same tree?"

Sturminster Newton
From Robert Adams: My family come from the Sturminster Newton area of Dorset. Some Strange names keep popping up on two different sides. My GGG Grandmother was Frances Strange who married John Drake at Alfpuddle in 1805. They then seem to move and settle for the next three generation in Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset. On another side Frances (or Fanny) Goodfellow married John Strange b.1756 at  Stoke Wake nr. Hazelbury Bryan. A common Goodfellow family Christian name is Theophilus which I see from your page crops up in the Strange family too. My Theo is listed wrongly as being born in Chilmark, Wilts on the Mormon site, he was actually born in Child Okeford, as was another Theo Goodfellow in 1829.

Hence my GG Grandmother and her daughter-in-law my G Grandmother both had Strange relations.  If you have any info on the Goodfellow or the Drake family through your Strange researches, I would really appreciate it, as I am a complete amateur at this game.

4 Oddments 
Vernon Herridge found this entry at Dorchester Records Office (Dorset) in a book on Quaker
marriages in Dorset, parish not recorded 1722 Jul 23 James STRANGE of Belchalwell, Poole married Jane CARTER (Widow) of Tarant
Monckton

Vernon Herridge  found these references to STRANGE Sailors whilst looking for other things at
Dorchester Records office. He took a digital photo and unfortunately missed the last few
codes.
STRANGE SAILORS                         DORSET CREW LISTS: NAME INDEX 
  
SURNAME FORENAME  BIRTHPLACE AGE  VESSEL           LIST     JOB*               REF: * 
STARTS 
* = See Below 
STRANGE Arthur  Sherborne  1865 Monarch          /1/1898  Fireman            NG/SC/WY/36/7/1 
STRANGE Arthur  Sherborne  1865 Monarch          /7/1898  Fireman            NG/SC/WY/36/7/2 
STRANGE Dick    Ipswich    14   Cock O' The Walk /7/1898  Cook               NG/SC/WY/36/6/2 
STRANGE Dick    Ipswich    14   Cock O' The Walk /7/1898                     OS NG/SC/WY/36/6/2 
STRANGE         United 
  Franklin [X]  States     23   Aurora           /3/1862                     AB NG/SC/PL/1/49/1 
STRANGE H       Ipswich    51   Cock O' The Walk /7/1903  Master             NG/SC/WY/41/5/2 
STRANGE H       Ipswich    61   Cock O' The Walk /7/1913  Master             NG/SC/WY/51/2/2 
STRANGE Henry   Ipswich    1852 Moss Rose        1/7/1888 Master             NG/SC/WY/26/19/2 
STRANGE Henry   Ipswich    1852 Moss Rose        /1/1893  Master             NG/SC/WY/31/12/1 
STRANGE Henry   Ipswich    1852 Moss Rose        /7/1893  Master             NG/SC/WY/31/12/2 
STRANGE Henry   Ipswich    46   Cock O' The Walk /1/1898  Master             NG/SC/WY/36/6/1 
STRANGE Henry   Ipswich    46   Cock O' The Walk /7/1898  Master             NG/SC/WY/36/6/2 
STRANGE Henry   Ipswich    50   Cock O' The Walk /1/1903  Master             NG/SC/WY/41/5/1 
STRANGE Henry   Ipswich    55   Cock O' The Walk /1/1908  Master             NG/SC/WY/46/6/1 
STRANGE Henry   Ipswich    60   Cock O' The Walk /1/1913  Master             NG/SC/WY/51/2/1 
STRANGE Henry   Ipswich    1856 Moss Rose        1/1/1888 Master             NG/SC/WY/26/19/1 
STRANGE Henry   Ipswich    52   Cock O' The Walk /7/1908  Master             NG/SC/WY/46/6/2 
STRANGE J       Ipswich    15   Cock O' The Walk /7/1903  Cook               NG/SC/WY/41/5/2 
STRANGE Jack    Ipswich    20   Cock O' The Walk /7/1908  Mate               NG/SC/WY/46/6/2 
STRANGE Jack    Ipswich    20   Cock O' The Walk /1/1908  Mate               NG/SC/WY/46/6/1 
STRANGE Jack    Ipswich    14   Cock O' The Walk /1/1903  Cabin Boy          NG/SC/WY/41/5/1 
STRANGE James   Broadmayne 1857 Empres           1/1/1888 Fireman            NG/SC/WY/24/17/1 
STRANGE James   Broadmayne 1857 Commodore        1/7/1888 Engineer           NG/SC/WY/26/13/1 
STRANGE James   Broadmayne 1857 Commodore        /1/1898  Engineer           NG/SC/WY/26/13/2 
STRANGE James   Broadmayne 1857 Albert Victor    /1/1893  Asst Eng & Fireman NG/SC/WY/31/15/1 
STRANGE James   Broadmayne 1857 Albert Victor    /1/1893  Asst Eng & Fireman NG/SC/WY/31/15/2 
STRANGE James   Broadmayne 1857 Albert Victor    /7/1894  Asst Eng & Fireman NG/SC/WY/32/12/2 
STRANGE James   Broadmayne 1857 Monarch          /7/1898  Asst Engineer      NG/SC/WY/36/7/2 
STRANGE James   Broadmayne 1857 Monarch          /1/1898  Asst Engineer      NG/SC/WY/ } These
STRANGE James   Broadmayne 1857 Majestic         /1/1903  Asst Engr          NG/SC/WY/ } need
STRANGE James   Broadmayne 1857 Majestic         /7/1903  Asst Engr          NG/SC/WY/ } to
STRANGE James   Broadmayne 1857 Emperor of India /1/1908  Asst Engr          NG/SC/WY/ } be
STRANGE James   Broadmayne 1857 Emperor of India /7/1913  Asst Engr          NG/SC/WY/ } checked
STRANGE James   Broadmayne 1857 Emperor of India /1/1913  Asst Engr          NG/SC/WY/ }
STRANGE James   Broadmayne 1857 Emperor of India /1/1913  Asst Engr          NG/SC/WY/ }
 
 * JOB EG ORS or OS = Ordinary Seaman 
 
 * REF: NG/SC/WY/36/7/2 
       NG = National Government Records 
       SC = Shipping Crew 
       WY = Port code for Weymouth 
       36 = 36 years on from 1862 when records began, so 1898. (1863 = Year 1) 
        7 = Vessel - lists are stored in official number order within each year 
        2 = individual list, so person is in second list. Up to 7 lists in any year. 

Patrick Strange made the observations that Henry Strange (Captain Harry Strange) was a very famous Thames Sailing Barge master, said to be unsurpassed in his chosen profession. "Cock O' The Walk" was a large ketch rigged type of barge called a "Boomie", sadly sunk in the first war. There was also another very well known barge master called Captain Tom Strange, Captain Harry's brother. He guessed that Dick Strange, H. Strange and Jack Strange would all most certainly been relatives of Captain Harry and brother Tom. Any way if anyone is interested there is quite a lot about the brothers and their exploits in "Sailing Barges" by Frank G.G.Carr, (which is wonderful book in its own right).


From <hawk9956@aol.com > March 2006
Looking for details of John Strange of Dorset, married to Mary Pople; b Mar 1836; d 1916.  Father of George Hayden Strange, b.1860, d. 1941or 42.  Worked at Plumber Manor, Sturminster-Newton.