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SUFFOLK - 'STRANGE' AND DERIVATIVES

1.  Parishes, Census, Directories and Family
Most of the information on this page is from Marg Keable in Victoria, Australia.

2.  Suffolk Feet of fines
27 EDWARD 111 Matilda who was wife of Thomas de Batisford, knight, v. John Le Staunge of Tymworth and Elizabeth his wife in Ikelyngham

8 EDWARD 111 Ralph de Bockyngg and Matilda his wife, v. William le Straunge and Margarete his wife in emmyngeston, Henle, Codenham, and Ayssh juxta Helmyngham.

20 EDWARD 11 Ebulo le Strange and Elesia his wife v. Robert de Aspald of customs and services out of part of the manor of Coulyng.

18 EDWARD 11 Magister Robert de Creswell and Adam le Straunge v. William le Straunge and Robert his son in Ereswell and Elveden.

3.  Reference: Kelly's Directory:
July 1900, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk
From Mike Strange
Nil STRANGE entries found for Suffolk:

1922 Lowestoft
From Karen <KLHarris19@aol.com>
George Thomas Strange beer retailer St Margarets Plain
Walter William Strange beer retailer 214 Raglan Street
William John Strange fried fish dealer 184 Clapham road
All these roads are within 5 mins walking distance of each other

4  Parish Information

Barham - St Mary Church
National Burial Index
1851 Apr 06 Mahala STRANGE 1+
1855 Mar 27 Richard STRANGE 61
 
Barking - St Mary Church
National Burial Index
1846 May 27 Richard STRANGE 20
 
Belstead - St mary Church
National Burial Index
1822 Mar 12 George STRANGE 17
 
Braiseworth - St Mary Church
National Burial Index
1855 Mar 31 Elizabeth STRANGE 14
 
Bramfield
From Bramfield parish registers 1539-1596 1693-1889 (the only STRANGE entry found)
Marriage:
1862 Jun 12 Alfred STRANGE of St Barnabas, Pimlico (joiner) son of Richard STRANGE (joiner)
            and Maria Elizabeth CLARKE spinster, daughter of James CLARKE (farmer)
 
Bungay - St Mary Church
National Burial Index
1875 Sep 05 George STRANGE 24
 
Will of John STRANGE 1784 and 1790
 
Chelmondiston - St Andrew Church
National Burial Index
1880 Mar 11 Arthur STRANGE 11
1882 Sep 09 Joseph H STRANGE 21
1883 Jul 18 Sarah STRANGE 98
1885 Aug 11 John STRANGE 60
 
Coddenham - St Mary Church
National Burial Index
1894 Feb 12 Elizah STRANGE 71

Combs
1793 Jan 24 Thomas Ramsey W married Susan Strange   Creeting - St Mary Church National Burial Index 1858 Apr 18 Harriett STRANGE 33
Creeting All Saints
Marriage:
1808 Oct 06 Robert Strange of Thorndon married Sarah Jennings of Creeting All Saints
Crowfield - All Saints Church
National Burial Index
1825 Aug 18 Sophia STRANGE 27
1835 Feb 17 Ann STRANGE 11 mth
1835 Feb 22 Caleb STRANGE 3
1857 Sep 13 James STRANGE 4 mth
 
Earl Soham - St Mary Church
National Burial Index
1832 Nov 09 Dinah STRANGE 55
 
East Bergholt - St Mary Church
National Burial Index
1872 Oct 20 Henry STRANGE age 87
 
Eye
Cemetary
National Burial Index
1870 Dec 17 Robert STRANGE 89
 
St Peter & St Paul. Church
National Burial Index
1854 Sep 05 Hannah STRANGE 62
1870 Dec 17 Robert STRANGE 89
 
1861 Census
Address 229 Back Lane
Robert STRANGE age 70years head widower carpenter born Wilby 
 
Freston - St Peter Church
Baptism:
1799 Nov 24 Richard Strange son of Henry & Mary (Smith) Strange
(possibly in Wakes Colne in 1841)
Note Henry & Mary (Smith) probably married 28/9/1784 Ipswich St Mary Stoke.
Henry was buried in Freston 2/10/1825 aged 79 giving a birth about 1746.
Marriage:
1816 Jun 16 Robert Strange and Sarah Scopes 6th
National Burial Index
1825 Oct 02 Henry STRANGE 79 1827 Apr 25 Rachael STRANGE 17 1827 Jul 03 Mary STRANGE 63 1869 Apr 02 Sarah STRANGE 74 1879 May 11 Robert STRANGE 88
Gosbeck - St Mary Church
National Burial Index
1835 Feb 06 Sarah STRANGE 75
 
Hintlesham - St Nicholas Church
National Burial Index
1866 Jan 12 (or 25?) Edward John STRANGE 11
Also another Edward Strange is reported as having been buried here in 1880 (Image Available)
 
Holbrook - All Saints Church
National Burial Index
1888 Feb 04 Sarah STRANGE 39HARKSTEAD - St Mary Church
National Burial Index
1841 Apr 20 Anne STRANGE 21
 
Holton ST PETER - St Peter Church=20
National Burial Index
1817 Apr 06 Rachel STRANGE 16
 
Illketshall St Lawrence
Monumental Inscriptions:
Table monument: John STRANGE of Bungay, nearly 40 years, impropriator of this rectory
29 September 1791 age 86years; Mary his wife 2 July 1762 age 58; Samuel their son
26 Jan 1757; Susanna their daughter, wife, of Robert DARBY, 6 October 1783 age 48years.
His son in law is buried in a table monument next to him: James Chapman late of Bungay.
Ilketshall St Margaret 
Baptisms:
1619 Jan 30 Anne dau of William and Anne STRANGE bap 1650 Mar 10 Lettes dau of Francis and Lidda STRANGE
1652 Jun 06 Rob't son of Francis and Lidda STRANGE
I think this is the same Francis and Lydia who died in Wissett - My Francis, maybe the Robert
who goes to Thorndon? Marg Keable   Ipswich St Helen Church National Burial Index 1831 Feb 14 Elizabeth STRANGE 47 1882 May 09 Thomas STRANGE 40 1893 May 20 Elizabeth STRANGE 86 1897 May 04 Thomas STRANGE 81   St Peter Church National Burial Index 1879 Dec 3 Maria STRANGE 46 1898 Oct 05 Frances Maria STRANGE 3 See North Tuddenham, Norfoolk for a stray in the 1871 Census Rachel STRANGE, Head, unmarried, age 26, village schoolmistress, born Ipswich, SFK Birth registration shows up in Q4 1844 in Ipswich Registration District
Kirkley
Burial MIs from Municipal Cemetery
Leonard Strange buried 1955 aged 74 (Link)
Note: birth registered Q4 1880, Blything RD, Sufolk (Henstead in 1881 Census)
Mabel Emma Strange buried 1959 aged 69 (1890) (Link)
Kirton
Burial MIs from St Mary and St Martin
William Henry Strange buried 1973 aged 78 (Image Available)
MK Strange buried 1978 aged 82 (Image available)
Notes: 1 From burial records this must be Mabel Kate Strange born 1895
2 William Henry Strange married Mabel Kate Robinson Q1 1921 in Ipswich RD
Little Wenham
1587 Apr 27 Weston of Easte Barholt married Susan Strange Lowestoft - St Margaret Church National Burial Index 1873 Nov 01 Laura Emma STRANGE 1 1875 Jun 14 George William STRANGE 43   Kelly's Directory for Suffolk 1900 - In the list for private residents of Ipswich: Strange Capt. Henry, 1 Oxford Villas, Cauldwell Hall Rd.   Mellis
Baptisms: 1704 Dec 13 ffrancis son of ffrancis and Vertue STRANGE 1706 Sep 18 John son of Francis and Vertue STRANGE 1707 Nov 30 Robert son of ffrancis and Vertue STRANGE 1710 Apr 10 Vertue daughter of ffrancis and Vertue STRANGE   Metfield 1851 Census Metfield, Suffolk STRANGE James 28yrs born Shelton NFK living Metfield STRANGE Mary Ann 28yrs born Alburgh NFK, living Metfield STRANGE James 3yrs born Metfield, living Metfield STRANGE Mary 3yrs born Metfield, living Metfield STRANGE Rebecca 5 yrs born Alburgh living Metfield See Pulham St Mary, Norfolk, 1871 census for Metfield stray (Sarah RACKHAM grand of Martha STRANGE, aged 22, who married John Danby)

BMD
James son of James and Mary Ann STRANGE (blacksmith) bap Oct 8, 1847
That was all.

Pettaugh - St Catherine Church
National Burial Index
1828 Feb 12 Elizabeth STRANGE 39
1850 Apr 19 Robert STRANGE 60

Rumburgh
Attached is a very interesting family history submitted by David Vincent STRANGE.  His story starts here in Rumburgh with the marriage of William STRANGE and Ann FISK in 1618.  They had children in Wissett and subsequent generations were to be found in Suffolk at South Elmham, Spexhall, Westhall, Southwold, Chediston and Mendham.  They later spread their wings in the 18th century to London and Berkshire; then to Wiltshire, Lancashire, Australia and Kenya. There are atleast two other submitters to this site with family connections to David (Paul STRANGE and Marg KEEBLE).

South Elmham
Subject: Suffolk STRANGE family
From Marg Keeble 
My ggg grandmother was Martha STRANGE baptised in All Saints, South Elmham, Suffolk. She married (22 October 1793 in St Margarets) to John Danby (born 1761 in Southelmham, died 10 March 1844 in Southelmham).

Her father was Francis Strange who lived most of his life at All Saints South Elmham, Suffolk but moved to Southwold, Suffolk where he died in the late 1790s. I have his will. His eldest son moved to London around the 1780s where he and his wife Frances Stockings had a number of children and they are registered in Dr William's Library.   His eldest son was Francis STRANGE. Some of his other sons moved to Southwold with him, John STRANGE and Samuel STRANGE. Eventually either they or their children also moved to London. The father of Francis STRANGE who died at Southwold was Francis STRANGE, baptised 1691 died 1774  (His Will) and buried at All Saints, South Elmham. His father was also Francis STRANGE who died at Spexhall, Suffolk in 1726.  His father was Francis STRANGE who died and was buried at Wissett, Suffolk in 1695.

 STRANGE is not a Suffolk name and my STRANGE family appear to be the only ones in Suffolk around the early 1700s. Does anybody else have an interest in them?

The Will of Francis STRANGE died 1790 - he was the son of the Francis STRANGE who was buried in All Saints, Southelmham in 1774 and the grandson of the Francis STRANGE who died in 1726 and the great grandson of the Francis STRANGE who died in Wissett in 1695.

Parish register of All Saints South Elmham, Suffolk
These are the STRANGE entries in the parish records of All Saints South Elmham, Suffolk 
Baptisms:
1630 Nov    Amy STRANGE dau of William and Ann 
1691 Dec 01 Ann dau of Francis and Martha
1692 Jan 21 Francis son of Francis and Martha
1694 Mar 03 Martha dau of Francis and Martha
???? Sep 13 Roger son of Francis and Martha
1756        John son of John and Elizabeth
1757 May 29 Samuel son of John and Elizabeth
1758 Aug 13 Rachel dau of Francis and Rachel 
1759 May 01 Elizabeth dau of John and Elizabeth
(John and Elizabeth then moved to Denton, Norfolk where they had more children.)
1760 Jan 03 Francis son of Francis and Rachel
1761 Feb 22 James son of Francis and Rachel 
1764        John son of Francis and Rachel
1766 Mar 10 Mary dau of Francis and Rachel
1768 Oct 09 Samuel son of Francis and Rachel
1770 May 13 Martha Strange dau of Francis and Rachel (Martha is my gggg grandmother)
1772 Sep 13 Isaac son of Francis and Rachel
1775 Jun 18 Susannah dau of Francis and Rachel
(Francis and Rachel moved to Southwold with most of their children.
Francis, their son moved to Mile End Old Town in London
James moved to Timberhill in Norfolk)
Marriages:
1741 William King of Rumburgh and Elizabeth STRANGE of All Saints 1756 Aug 29 John STRANGE and Elizabeth BURROUGHS/BURROWS St Margaret South Elmham, Suffolk 1761 Mar 27 Samuel Hufflet wid'r of St Peters and Rebecca STRANGE by licence, witnesses: Francis STRANGE and John Girling  1783 Aug 10 Francis STRANGE and Francis STOCKENS/STOCKINGS of Mendham (Their children are registered in Dr William's Library in London, See Middlesex) 1793 Oct 22 John DANBY and Martha STRANGE 22.10.1793 by licence (my gggg grandparents) Burials: 1772 Jun 04 Francis STRANGE aged 84years 1783 Oct 23 Ann STRANGE (widow) aged 90 1871 Nov 13 James STRANGE

1861 census - All Saints South
The Lion Inn
James Strange head mar 38yrs Publican and Blacksmith born Norfolk, Shelton
Mary Ann Strange wife mar 34yrs born Norfolk, Alburgh
George Strange son 11 yrs born Metfield, Suffolk
Rebecca Ives dau mar 16yrs born Norfolk, Alburgh
Henry Ives Strange grandson 4 wks/mths? born All Saints, South Elmham

1871 Census - All Saints
The Lion Inn
James STRANGE head married 47years publican born Shelton, Norfolk
Eliza STRANGE wife married 38 years born Earsham, Norfolk
James died later that year: 13 November 1871

Suffolk Poll Book 1705 - All Saints South Elmham
Francis STRANGE voted for Sir Dudley Cullem and Sir Samuel Barnardiston

Suffolk Poll Book 1727 - All Saints South Elmham
Francis STRANGE voted for Sir William Barker and Sir Jermyn Davers

Southwold
Southwold parish church BDMs

Baptisms:
1792 Samuel son of Samuel STRANGE and Elizabeth, late SAMKIN
1794 Oct 28 (born) Francis son Samuel STRANGE and Elizabeth, late GILLINGS 
 In 1851 he is in Christ Church Workhouse, Charles Street, St Dunstan Stepney - see Middlesex
In 1861 census, England (RG 9/742) Francis Strange living at Newtown Arms No 1 Hawkridge Green,
Hawkridge Tything, widower age 66 born Suffolk Southwold and he is a chelsea pensioner
late lab of Hon E.I. Com (East India Company.
He is one of Marg Keable's 1796 Jan 20 (born) George son Samuel STRANGE and Elizabeth, late GILLINGS 1798 Jun 01 John son of John STERRY and Mary, late STRANGE 1800 Aug 03 William son of John STERRY and Mary, late STRANGE   Banns: 1818 Apr 19, 26, May 3 Francis STRANGE and Mary ASHMONALL botp   Marriages: 1785 Apr 29 John STRANGE and Sarah GILLINGS by banns, witnesses Martha ASHMENALL & George GILLINGS. 1792 May 21 Samuel STRANGE and Elizabeth SAMKIN by banns, witnesses Thomas MILLS & William HAILSTONE
1794 Jul 08 Isaac STRANGE and Elizabeth HEARN by banns, witnesses John STRANGE & Esther HEARN 1818 May 06 Francis STRANGE and Mary ASHMONALL botp, by banns, witnesses- Samuel STRANGE and Sarah Ruse?  1822 Jul 03 George STRANGE and Sarah REEVE by banns, witness: Robert REEVE 1831 May 05 Samuel STRANGE and Mary Ann CHILD     Burials: 1796 Mar 29 Benjamin STRANGE 1806 Nov 07 Sarah STRANGE a widow, 67 1809 Jun 09 Rachel STRANGE, 76 Here is her will of 1804 as transcribed by Marg Keable
1824 Oct 21 Mary Ashmonall STRANGE, 7 months 1830 Sep 14 Mary STRANGE, 37 1838 Jul 05 Samuel STRANGE, 70 1835 May 21 George STRANGE, 39 1844 May 03 Sarah STRANGE, 46 1845 Jun 05 Elizabeth STRANGE, 91
National Burial Index 1867 Sep 01 Mary STRANGE 76
Monumental Inscriptions: 
In the Southwold cemetery there is an MI for Francis STRANGE and his wife, Rachel. 
(Brick alter tomb-inscription on leger) To the memory of Francis Strange who died Nov 8th
1790 Aged 62 Also Rachel his wife who died June 1st 1809 Aged 76 Their souls returned to God
Their bodies here doth lie A faithful monitor to prove That all who live shall die The awful
trumpet shall sound and our Redeemer give An everlasting glorious proof That all who die
shall live. It is no 349 in block D Southwold St Edward.

Samuel Strange buried 1865 aged 76 (Image Available)
1841 Census - Southwold, Suffolk High St Sarah STRANGE 40 born Suffolk Elizabeth STRANGE 10 born Suffolk Martha STRANGE 8 born Suffolk Thomas STRANGE 15 Baker born Suffolk
Market Place
Samuel STRANGE 50 Confectioner
Mary STRANGE 50
There is also a Le Strange
Samuel Le STRANGE 80 Independent born Suffolk
Susannah " 60 born Suffolk
Emily Revel " 10 born Suffolk
William " 10 born Suffolk
Sarah " 7 born Suffolk
Susannah " 4 born Suffolk
Pigot's Directory Suffolk
1823/4 - Southwold STRANGE Francis boot and shoe maker STRANGE Francis jun boot and shoe maker Note: By the 1841 census Francis does not appear on the Southwold census
1830 - Southwold
STRANGE Samuel sergeant at mace
STRANGE Samuel boot and shoe maker
Spexhall
The Will of Francis STRANGE - 1716 (died 1726)
 
The Will of William STRANGE (died 1719), brother of Francis above and of John of Wenhaston.
Elizabeth STRANGE baptised November 1603
 
M.I Burial of Mary daughter of Samuel and Sarah Strange died 18/04/1760 age 8
From John   My wife Barbara Strange of 
Lowestoft descends from Francis Strange of Spexhall (after 1667).
Stanton - All Saints 
Marriage:
1704 Mar 03 Francis STRANGE (referred to as a servant of Gislingham)to Vertue ELLET
Family from Karen Stewart :
Francis STRANGE bp 13 Dec 1704
John STRANGE bp 8 Sep 1706 in Mellis
Robert STRANGEbp 30 Nov 1707
Mary STRANGE bp 30 Nov 1716
Ann STRANGE bp 6 Feb 1718 in Eye
John STRANGE bp 17 Mar 1718 in Eye I can presume they may have been twins and Ann was
sickly I have only followed Robert down and he had a family bearing similar names with
an additional Vertue, James and William between 1733 and 1752 in Thordon.
Stradbroke
Baptisms:
1705 Aug 22 Sarah STRANGE, dau of John and Bridget
1767 Apr 27 John STRANGE son of John and Dinah from Wingfield
Marriage:
1812 Sep 29 John STRANGE widower and Clementina MARTIN  
            Witnesses: Jonathon Smith and Robert Hunt
Burial:
1617 Mar 08 John STRANGE 
 
Stuston - All Saints Church
National Burial Index
1866 Mar 07 Richard STRANGE 73
1869 Feb 17 Matilda STRANGE 78
1872 Sep 09 John STRANGE age 86

White's 1855 Suffolk (History, Gazetter and Directory of Suffolk by William White, 1855 edition)
Richard Strange victualler (inn keeper) at the White Swan in the village of Stuston (see his marriage in Westhorpe to Matilda BEDWELL in Wickham Skeith,1819.)

Sweffling
Bishop's Transcripts
Burials:
1708 24 Nov Ann STRANGE
 
Thorndon - All Saints Church
Baptisms:
1733 Apr 08 Robert son of Robert and Mary STRANGE
1734 Oct 06 Mary daughter of Robert and Mary STRANGE
1736 Nov 05 Francis son of Robert and Mary STRANGE
1737/8 Mar 18 John son of Robert and Mary STRANGE 
1740 Sep 10 Virtue daughter of Robert and Mary STRANGE
1742 Mar 01 William son of Robert and Mary STRANGE
1746 Apr 13 James son of Robert and Mary STRANGE
1746 Dec 31 Elizabeth daughter of Robert and Mary STRANGE
1757 Jun 01 Robert son of Robert and Mary STRANGE
1785        Robert son of Robert and Elizabeth STRANGE (late HAYWARD)
1787 Sep 25 Elizabeth daughter of Robert and Eliz STRANGE (HAYWARD)
 
Marriage:
1732 Aug 29 Robt STRANGE and Mary HAMMANT
 
Burials:
1736 Nov 09 Mary daughter of Robt and Mary STRANGE
1736 Nov 13 Francis son of Robt and Mary STRANGE
1745 Jun 29 Robert son of Robert and Mary STRANGE
1765 Sep 10 Rachel STRANGE
1768 Dec 30 Virtue STRANGE
1786 Dec 23 Robert STRANGE
 
National Burial Index
1813 Jul 17 Robert STRANGE 56
1830 Nov 25 Henry STRANGE 13
1835 Jan 16 Jane STRANGE 13
1837 Ocy 06 Emma STRANGE 23
1839 Aug 16 Mary STRANGE 75
1841 May 21 Sarah STRANGE 60
1845 Oct 30 Henry STRANGE 62
1863 Oct 31 Robert STRANGE 79
1863 Dec 01 Ann STRANGE 84
1867 Dec 20 John Robert STRANGE 77
 
Suffolk Poll Book 1790 
Robert STRANGE voted for Sir Gerard Wm Vanneck, Bart
 
Monumental Inscriptions
1786      Robert STRANGE 19 Dec 1786 aged 55
1791      Mary Wife of Robert STRANGE 25 Dec 1791 aged 70} together
1813 or 15 Robert STRANGE 13 Jul 1815 Aged 56
1804       Elizabeth wife of Robert STRANGE 18 Jul 1804 aged 40
1830       Henry STRANGE s of Henry and Ann 19 Nov 1830 aged 13
1839       Mary Frank (FRANK) wife of Robert STRANGE 11 Aug 1839 aged 75) Together
 
Karen Stewart  provided the above and said, "I also have a Settlement Certificate for Robert
STRANGE Mary his wife and Robert and Mary his children dated 30 October 1734 form the
Churchwardens and Overseers of Mendlesham stating they have legal settlement in that parish.
I can find no STRANGE entries in the PRs of Mendlesham."
 
Thwaite - St George Church
National Burial Index
1860 Apr 30 Anne STRANGE 60
 
Tuddenham
From Karen Stewart, anyone with information please?
STRANGE, Mellis; Stanton; Eye; Thorndon; Tuddenham 1704-1817.
 
Suffolk Poll Book 1830 
Henry STRANGE voted for Sir Henry Edward Bunbury, Bart and Charles Tyrell, esq
Robert STRANGE voted for Sir Henry Edward Bunbury, Bart and Charles Tyrell, esq 
 
Ubbeston
Parish Records
The only STRANGE record I found; the film was difficult to read so I may have missed some.
Marriage:
1735 Jan ?? Daniel CLARK of Alderton, singleman and 
            Elizabeth STRANGE of Walpool (Walpole) singlewoman 
 
Walpole
Walpole Chapel Registers
Baptisms:
1707 Apr 02 Joseph STRANGE son of John of Wenhaston
1709 Feb 09 Thomas STRANGE son of John of Wenhaston
1734 Jun 12 (born 1734 Apr 30) John STRANGE son of John and Mary of St Lawrence, Ilketshall
1735 Dec 18 (born 1735 Jul 2) Susanna dau of John and Mary STRANGE of St Lawrence Ilketshall
1737 Oct 11 (born 1737 Jul 2) Samuel STRANGE son of John and Mary STRANGE of 
            St Lawrence Ilketshall
 
Suffolk Poll Book 1727 
John STRANGE voted for John Holt esquire
Will of Susanna STRANGE of Walpole 1742 , wife of John of Harleston, Norfolk.
 
Wenhaston
Transcript of Wenhaston, Suffolk parish registers 1650-1750
The transcripts did not include burials
1706 Apr 21 John son of John STRANGE and Elizabeth (it reads born, not baptised)
 
Westhorpe - St Margaret Church
National Burial Index
1814 Apr 10 Emilia STRANGE 8
1835 Jul 11 Virtue STRANGE 68
1843 Dec 30 John STRANGE 78
1848 May 25 Eliza STRANGE 41
 
Weybread
No entries for STRANGE found in parish registers.

Will of Thomas Strange was written 4 August 1522,proved 22 September 1522 at the Archdeaconry Court of Suffolk. The executor and sole beneficiary was Agnes STRANGE his wife.  Whether he has any relevance to my Francis STRANGE or to Marg's family of the same ilk (but not related) is not going to be easy to prove as the registers for Weybread start at 1694 - Karen Stewart

Wickham Market - All Saints Church
National Burial Index
1608 Aug 23 Amy STRANGE
1611 Jan 14 Andrewe STRANGE
1620 Nov 11 Margerie STRANGE
 
Wickham Skeith
This covers the baptisms and burials at Wickham Skeith from 1788 to 1810. 
The following are the only STRANGE/ STRAINGE entries given in this time period.  
Fortunately David Weston and Peter Davidson have transcribed the Parish Registers; Baptisms,
Marriages and Burials for Wickham Skeith, 1685-1900 and they are online at the Genuki site.
 
From 1788 up to 1812 a John and Virtue (nee POTTER) STRANGE had a number of children baptized
here.  Their first child baptized at Wickham Skeith, named John, was on 19 March 1788.
John and Virtue's married at Wickham Skeith:
 
John STRANGE of the parish of Stoke Ash, singleman, and Virtue POTTER of this parish,
spinster, were married in this Church by banns 27 March 1787 by J. BRAND, Vicar; both bride
and groom signed own names; witnesses George and Antonina POTTER; George signed own name,
Antonina made mark 'X'.
 
John and Virtue are the only STRANGEs in Wickham Skeith through this period. It strikes me as
likely that you will find William is their son and baptized at Wissett.
 
In addition to John Jr., John and Virtue (nee POTTER) STRANGE had the following children also
baptized at Wickham Skeith: 
1790 Jun 06 Dinah, (surname spelled STRAINGE)
1792 Apr 06 Richard, born 4 Mar 1792, received into Church 9 Jun 1792 
1795 Apr 12 Robert, born 3 Dec 1794
1797 May 07 Mary, born 20 Apr 1797
 
Robert STRANGE b. 1810, christened 1813 with siblings William and Susan., Father Richard,
mother Mary BRONWIN. All in Wickham Skeith, Suffolk.
 
Burials
Dinah STRAINGE, from Wilby, married woman (late BERRY), bur. 31 Oct 1806, aged 63
Elizabeth STRAINGE from Wilby, spinster, bur. 29 Mar 1809, aged 30 
William STRANGE, single man; of Wickham Skeith; buried Feb 10th, 1814; aged >26; J. GLOVER, Curate (William's baptism is not listed here.)
St Andrew Church
National Burial Index
1814 Feb 10 William STRANGE 26
1838 Apr 12 Mary STRANGE 60
1839 Feb 24 Henry STRANGE 1
1861 Dec 30 Richard STRANGE 90

From Christine Bowman  October 1999
1819 Jun 15  Richard STRANGE, of the parish of Westhorpe, bachelor m Matilda BEDWELL, of this parish, single woman,  by Banns with consent , by me Nicholas WOOD, Minister Officiating. Richard made his mark 'x'.  Matilda signed her own name. Witnessed by James YOUNGMAN and Mary STRANGE.  Both witnesses signed.
Up to 1836 there were no children; perhaps they went back to Westhorpe where Richard was from.  Witness Mary Strange likely to be his sister. I did find a Richard Strange in the White's Directory of 1855 listed as a victualler at the White Swan in the village (and parish) of Stuston, assuming it is my Richard that died at Stuston in 1866.

Wilby - St Mary Church
National Burial Index
1819 Mar 30 John STRANGE 82
 
Wissett
Baptisms: 
1702 May 26 John son of Francis STRANGE and Ann his wife
1703 Dec 03 Mary dau of Francis STRANGE and Ann his wife
Burials:
1694 Apr 10 Goodwife STRANGE
1695 May 26 Francis STRANGE
 
Woolverstone - St Michael Church
Baptisms:
1818 Jul 18 Emily Glyn STRANGE born 28 Feb 1818 dau of Robert and Sarah STRANGE, labourer
1824 Dec 26 John STRANGE born 26.5.1824 son of Robert and Sarah(late Scopes) STRANGE 
1824 Dec 26 Mary Ann STRANGE born 21.5.1821 dau of Robert and Sarah STRANGE 
1824 Dec 26 Benjamin STRANGE born 31.5.1824 son of Robert and Sarah STRANGE 
1831 Jan 20 Rachel STRANGE to Robert and Sarah STRANGE 
1831 Nov 20 Hannah STRANGE born 10.9.1831 dau of Robert and Sarah STRANGE 1838 May 31 Matilda June STRANGE born 11.2.1836 to Robert and Sarah STRANGE
Woolverstone
marriage
1831 Dec 16 Richard Strange of Wakes Colne Essex Bachelor & Mary Rands otp by banns
witnesses Joseph Rands and Martha Rands
National Burial Index
1832 May 08 Hannah STRANGE 7 mth
1841 May 02 Henry STRANGE inf.
1849 Jan 07 Benjamin STRANGE 24
1882 Jan 04 Hannah STRANGE 54
The SFHS 1851 Census Index for Samford district Suffolk lists in Woolverstone/Freston
Name         Age Birth Place
Robert Strange  56  SFK Freston
Sarah Strange   55  SFK Holbrook
John Strange    30  SFK Wolvestone (sic)
Mary Strange    27  SFK Wolvestone (sic)
Matilda Strange 15  SFK Wolvestone (sic)
Joseph Strange  30  SFK Freston

Betty Dillard said in August 2005:
Robert and Sarah Scopes Strange are my gr-gr-gr grandparents. Emily Strange married Ambrose Groves of Chapel, Essex. Their eldest child Laura Groves emigrated to Texas in 1884 with my maternal great-grandfather James William Cann of Devon. My grandfather Harry James Cann was born the following year. And my mom Laura Cann Dillard, who is equally excited to find our Strange cousins, was born in 1917.

Wrentham
Marriage:
1716 Oct 5 John STRANGE and Susanna EBBS

5.  Notes
The Suffolk Regiment Archives at www.suffolk.gov.uk lists diaries held at Bury St Edmunds Record Office and includes one for Private W.J. Strange, 25th Battalion, London Regiment, serving at Waziristan in 1917, Shelf Mark GB/554/Y1/381


From Monique Jones
Subject: Bantick & Strange family- Bacton or Cotton Suffolk?
Does anyone have any info or knowledge of this family or Zacariah's Parents sitting on a branch of their tree?
Zachariah Bantick and Mary Strange, were probably married early 1820s at Bacton or Cotton, Suffolk.   I think their children were (there may be others):
1.Hannah Chr 8 Feb 1824 Bacton
2.Mary Ann Chr 31 July 1825 Cotton or Bacton ?
3.Maria Chr 3 March 1822
/\/\onique Jones (nee Amos) PO Box 244-66, Royal Oak Auckland 1103, New Zealand Tel: +64 212631567 (24/7) Int'ntl Fax +1 775 599 7972
Researching the BANTICK & BANTOCK surname

Also see London for another of Monique's families

Note from Mike Strange:  There is a marriage between a Zachariah NANTICK and Mary STRANGE on 01 NOV 1821 at Bacton, Suffolk, England on the IGI, FamilySearch.  The Batch Number this is under appears to only cover 1821; there are no other NANTICK or STRANGE references in that year.


From Stuart Brown to Marg Keeble , 15 June 2004
Subject: Strange - Suffolk

1  Robert STRANGE of Creeting?
  +   Eliza BUTTON 1811 Jun 3, Pettaugh.
  2   Belinda Strange b c1817 Pettaugh
  +   Robert Brown 1837 Nov 1, Winston; b c1811 Winston)

That's it on the Strange's, so far, though I've found one or two in censuses local to Winston  and Pettaugh,
I have as yet made no further connection


From Marg Keable <mkeable@netconnect.com.au>  June 2006
St James South Elmham, Suffolk School Registers
Jessie E STRANGE (one of mine), admitted 12.4.1920, parent Herbert, address St James, occ Steward, born 5.6.1905, left 1.8.1929
Selina Ellen STRANGE (one of mine) admitted 1917, parent's name Herbert, occ farm steward, born 21.10.1912, left 1926
Maggie STRANGE (one of mine) admitted 1915, parent's name Herbert STRANGE, his occ horseman, left in 1924 born 13.4.1910 address St James
Herbert STRANGE (one of mine) admitted 13.9.1875, address St James, parent/guardian Eliza CRICKMORE, publican, birth 12.9.1871
Edith CRICKMORE, admitted 13.9.1875, address St James, parent/guardian
Ethel STRANGE admitted April 1902, father or guardian, Herbert STRANGE, address-St James, labourer, birth 25:9: 1898


From Marg Keable <mkeable@netconnect.com.au>  June 2007 - Oliver Bridgeman's will
Oliver is connected to my STRANGE family.
Archdeaconry of Suffolk - Will written 4 Jan 1790 and Examined 1796
Oliver BRIDGEMAN late of St Peters South Elmham now of All Saints- gentleman.
a.. To be buried in Homersfield
a.. I give unto Bridgeman BRIANTON otherwise called John Bridgeman BRIANTON living with me my servant - all my land in All Saints as long as he allows my wife, Ann BRIDGEMAN, to live the rest of her life in the Great Parlour.
b.. She shall be give 10 pounds a year
c.. 2 half yearly payments of 7 shillings to churchwardens to the poor
d.. If Ann remarried the 10 pounds ceases
e.. Unto Rebecca the wife of James SHEPPARD of Bungay - baker (late Rebecca Hufflet spinster) 150 pounds.
f.. Shadrach HUFFLETT of Rumburgh, yeoman 10 pounds
g.. Legacies of 5pounds each to:
       Francis   STRANGE of St Nicholas, farmer
       John STRANGE of Denton, yeoman
       Isaac STRANGE of Wingfield

 

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