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LEICESTERSHIRE - 'STRANGE' AND DERIVATIVES

1. National Burial Index
There are no entries for STRANGE in Leicestershire as of 2002

2. Directories-  Stranges in Oadby, Leicestershire

1855 Post Office  - John Strange, Grazier      
1880 Wrights      - Mrs Sarah Strange, Grazier
1881 Kelly        - John Strange, Grazier
                  - Thomas, Shopkeeper 
1887-1888 Wrights - Mrs Eliza Strange, Grocer and Shopkeeper 

3. Newspapers
Leicester Journal 29 August 1834 - Leicester County Public Office Report
August 23rd - Wm. Strange of Oadby, Framework Knitter, convicted in the penalty of 2 and 11s costs, for having on the 15th inst. offered to sell a hare, at Oadby, not having a game certificate, and, in default of payment, to be committed to the house of correction, to hard labor for 2 calendar months, unless the same be sooner paid.

4. From: Rob Strange - Updated 4th March 2006 See Rob's Leicestershire records back to 1700.

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From: Maggie June 2006 - Oadby Stranges
I had occasion to park in front of Oadby Trinity Methodist church recently, and  noticed that what appears to be the foundation block on the left hand side at  the front of the church appears to have been laid in memory of an Elizabeth   Strange - no clue as to who laid the block, and no date either.  

Rob replied - Yes, the present Oadby Trinity Methodist Church was built and consecrated in 1931.  My grandfather, Charles Strange, was apparently due to lay the foundation stone in memory of his late mother, Elizabeth Strange (nee Voss) - she was the daughter of the Sunday School superintendent throughout the Victorian era,  George Voss. My father William Strange, aged 20 at the time (but on the photo looked about 40!), actually laid the stone on the day because his father Charles was apparently unwell.  Well spotted, Maggie!