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'STRANGE' AND DERIVATIVES
From Jo. Bardabos Museum & Historical Society Vol 14, p 33 1946-7
Film No. 1818069 Foreign Registers & Returns for BritishNationals - 1809
1845 Apr 01 Said to be Born: near Cawnpore. 30th January, 1845. Edward George LE ESTRANGE. son of Frederic James and Amelia Georgiana LE ESTRANGE.Abode: Meerut. Quality, Trade or Profession: Afst. Apothy. H.M. 16th Lancers. Ceremony performed by: A. Hammond. Chaplain. 1845 Apr 08 Said to be Born: Calcutta. 25th August, 1843. Elizabeth LE ESTRANGE daughter of Frederick James and Elizabeth Indiana LE ESTRANGE Abode: Meerut. Quality, Trade or Profession: Afst. Apothy. H.M. 16th Lancers. Ceremony performed by: K. Maddock.
Wills in Bengal, India:
From Andrew Sellon: Was greatly encouraged to see a post on the India List involving 'my'lot; at least it proves that I did not imagine them. From: "nickbalmer" I quite by chance stumbled on in the online Index Thomas Lumsden Strange's manuscript family history written in the late 1870's or 1880's OIOC Mss Eur D358. In it I have found an account of a duel fought between my 5x great uncle Thomas Hervey Baber and a man called Billy Fortune. Billy was an officer in the Native Infantry. Strange went to Tellicherry in about 1833, and was told the tale about Thomas Baber's duel by Thomas Gahagan. Sadly there is no stated location cause or date for the duel. For obvious reasons, I would lke to try to narrow this down. Nick - Andrew replied: Read your post mentioning Thomas Lumsden Strange with the greatest of interest, as I am related to the Streanges via the Dundas family, and my sister married a Lumsden, also cousins of the same Stranges. Hope to be visiting Scotland later this year and staying with my bro. in law Lumsden, who says the eldest Strange of this branch lives but twenty mins. drive from him! He has suggested we meet up. Descendants of Thomas Lumisden Strange: 2 STRANGE, William Lumisden b: Unknown in ? d: Unknown in ? .... +COBBOLD, Rose, of Capel Hall, Sflk b: Unknown in ? m: Unknown in ? d: Unknown in ? 2 STRANGE, Alfred Charles b: Unknown in ? d: Unknown in ? 2 STRANGE, Arthur James b: Unknown in ? d: Unknown in ? 2 STRANGE, Nina Emily b: Unknown in ? d: Unknown in ? Nick said: Hello Andrew, You should most definitey read the account. I looked at the bits relating to Tellicherry. The whle document could be 400+ pages, and I have only read very quickly perhaps 30 or so. There is no index, so I had to search about. I did see references to a family history going back to 1540ish. They had a castle with a name beginning with B. Sorry, I didn't write it down. Thomas Lumsden Strange's writing style is very good, and he has absolutely masses of funny stories. He was born in Indai, if I recall it correctly. His father was the Senior Judge in Madras, sat on the trial of the three individuals who challenged Thomas Baber to a duel in 1812. Strange was sent to England and then went Westminster School. There is lots on that which I haven't read properly. He apparently travelled overland via Persia at one stage. Thomas Lumsden Strange's manuscript family history written in the late 1870's or 1880's OIOC Mss Eur D358.
There is also a LeStrange remembered on the memorial