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'STRANGE' AND DERIVATIVES

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or had connections with Toddington and its hamlets .

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1.  Parish Details

Toddington - Volume 23 - 1540-1812
Thanks for the help of Joan Kemp with this parish; she has personal interests here.
Baptisms:
1553-1558 missing
1581 Aug 14 William s William STRANGE 
            [from parish transcript]
1582 Sep 21 Alice d William STRANGE 
            [marries 1609 to Robert PEDDAR]
1584 Sep 07 Thomas s William STRANGE
1589 Feb 23 Prudence d William STRANGE 
            [marries 1618 to John RANDS]
1593 Jan 21 Phoebe d Wm STRANGE
1621 Aug 23 Mary d John STRANGE 
            [possibly the John who married Edith COTSALL 1618 Jun 22, Toddington]
1624 May 17 John s John STRANG[E]
1626 Mar 11 Agnes d John STRANGE
1629 Jan 10 William s John STRANGE
1633 Feb 09 Francis s John STRANGE
1640-1654 missing
1656 Dec 08 Jane d John STRANGE
1660 Sep 24 Sarah d John STRANGE
1662 Dec 11 Frances d John STRANG
1664 Jan 21 Martha d John & Jane STRANG
1666 Sep 14 Elizabeth d William & Elizabeth STRANG
1667 Apr 27 Mary d John & Jane STRANG
1669 May 26 William s William STRANG
1682        Catherine d William STRANGE (Born Sep 01 entered after marriages of 1662)
1685 Sep 06 John s John STRANGE (Omitted "born Sep 12", BT gives "bapt Sep 12")
1687 Apr 28 William s John STRANGE
1688 Nov 12 Francis s John STRANGE
1693 Nov 07 Thomas and James sons of John STRANGEs [STRANGE-T] [jun in BT only]
1710 Sep 03 William s William STRANGE
1712 Aug 28 Alice d Wm STRANG
1714 Apr 15 Sarah d William & Sarah STRANGE
1715 Feb 08 John s William & Sarah STRANGE 
            [possibly marries 1743 to Elizabeth WATERS]
1717 Nov 20 Thomas s William & Sarah STRANGE
1718 Feb 05 Elizabeth d John & Elizabeth STRANGE
1720 Apr 13 Francis s William & Sarah STRANGE
1720 Jul 21 John s John & Elizabeth STRANGE
1721 Aug 29 Mary d John & Elizabeth STRANGE [died 1723 Jan 30]
1721/22 Jan 31 Mary d William & Sarah STRANGE
1722 Mar 01 Stone s John & Elizabeth STRANGE
1723 Feb 06 James s William & Sarah STRANGE
1726 Jul 13 Joseph s William & Sarah STRANGE
1727 May 18 Mary d John & Elizabeth STRANGE
1729 Jun 03 William s John & Elizabeth STRANGE yeoman of Chalton
1733 Jul 06 Elizabeth d William & Elizabeth STRANGE of Fancot, farmer
1737 May 30 Mary d William & Elizabeth STRANGE of Fancot, farmer
1743 May 03 George s Willim and Sarah STRANGE, farmer
1744 Dec 06 Sarah d John & Elizabeth STRANGE, baker 
            [John STRANGE married Elizabeth WATERS 1743 Jun 09 (lic.)]
1745 Feb 10 Mary d Stone & Mary STRANGE
1746 Dec 16 John s Stone & Mary STRANGE
1746/47 Jan 02 Alice d John & Elizabeth STRANGE, baker
1747 Apr 23 Betty d Willim and Sarah STRANGE of "Phancot"
1747 Dec 31 Elizabeth d Stone & Mary STRANGE
1748 May 22 William s Joseph & Mary STRANGE
1748 Dec 28 John s John & Elizabeth STRANGE
1749 Mar 26 Richard s Willim and Sarah STRANGE
1750        (Emmison notes there were only two baptisms recorded this year but there is no
            evidence of any omission; marriages and burials are entered throughout the year)
1751 Jul 31 William s John & Willim and Elizabeth 
            (Written above Sarah which is struck through) STRANGE
1752 Feb 09 Sarah d Joseph & Mary STRANGE
1752 - -    Alice d Stone & Mary STRANGE, born Sep 1752 (This entry has the following note:
            "This birth was inserted April 18, 1804 on the authority of an affidavit signed
            by Elizabeth STRANGE now living in Toddington parish affirming that she was
            present at the baptism of the said Alice. John Penrose Jnr Curate".)
1754 Mar 01 Elizabeth d John & Elizabeth STRANGE
1754 May 23 Mary d Stone & Mary STRANGE
1756 Apr 09 Sarah d Stone & Mary STRANGE
1756 Mar 11 John s John & Sarah STRANGE [died Aug 06]
1757 Jul 06 John s John & Elizabeth STRANGE 
1758 Sep 29 Gurney s Stone & Mary STRANGE [nee GURNEY]
1760 Jul 11 Richard Gurney s Stone & Mary STRANGE
1760 Sep 19 John s John & Elizabeth STRANGE
1762 Apr 01 Martha d Stone & Mary STRANGE
1764 May 03 Thomas s Stone & Mary STRANGE
1766 Feb 01 John s Stone & Mary STRANGE
1768 Jan 24 Ann d Stone & Mary STRANGE
1769 Nov 24 Ann d Stone & Mary STRANGE
1781 Apr 05 Elizabeth d John & Mary STRANGE
1783 Jan 04 Stone s Richard & Elizabeth STRANGE
1783 Jan 17 Ann d John & Mary STRANGE
1785 Jan 20 Mary d John & Mary STRANGE
1785 Mar 16 Mary d Richard & Elizabeth STRANGE
1787 Apr 08 John s Thomas & Ann STRANGE
1788 Sep 24 Richard s Richard & Elizabeth STRANGE
1789 Jan 24 John s William & Ann STRANGE (given "buried" in BT)
1790 Aug 04 William s William & Ann STRANGE
1790 Dec 23 Fanny d Richard & Elizabeth STRANGE
1792 Jan 23 Elizabeth Allen (Ellen) d William & Ann STRANGE
            [she is mentioned in one of the wills & married John Goodman in 1810 - Joan Kemp]
1794 May 21 Frances d William & Ann STRANGE
1795 Sep 04 Edwin s William & Ann STRANGE
1800 Dec 07 Mary illegitimate d Ann STRANGE
1805 Jan 06 Penelope Arabella illegitimate d Ann STRANGE
1808 Jan 29 Sam & John illegitimate twins Ann STRANGE
1813 Jul 11 James s William & Mary FOWLER, Toddington, labourer
1813 Nov 18 Sarah d John baker & Mary (nee FOWLER) STRANGE (m Henry PARSONS) of Toddington
1813 Nov 18 John s John baker & Mary (nee FOWLER) STRANGE of Toddington
            m Rebecca Osborn 3 Dec 1840, Toddington (Rebecca died 3 Aug 1857, Toddington,
            of typhoid fever)John d 1857-1860
1815 Aug 16 William, born May 24,s John baker & Mary (nee FOWLER) STRANGE
            m Mary ? by whom he had daughter, Mary Jane Strange d 19 Jul 1854, Melbourne, AUS
1815 Aug 20 (born 1815 Aug 10) Ann d William & Ann STRANGE, 
            Fancote in the parish of Toddington, farmer
1817 May 28 (born 1817 Mar 13) Ann d William & Ann STRANGE, Fancote, farmer
1818 Jul 31 (born 1818 Jul 04) William s Thomas & Elizabeth OSBORN, Toddington, farmer
1819 Jun 21 (born 1819 Feb 12) Elizabeth d William & Ann STRANGE, Fancote, farmer
1819 Nov 23 (born 1818 Aug 08) Sarah d George & Hannah OSBORN, Toddington, wheelwright
1819 Nov 23 (born 1819 Oct 20) Bessey d George & Hannah OSBORN,Toddington, wheelwright
1820 Jan 05 (born 1819 Nov 21) Ann d John baker & Mary (nee FOWLER) STRANGE
1820 Apr 06 (born 1820 Feb 12) George s Thomas & Elizabeth OSBORN, Toddington, farmer
1820 Nov 25 (not given) Rebecca d William & Rebecca OSBORN, Toddington, carpenter
1821 Apr 19 (born 1821 Feb 20) Sarah d William & Ann STRANGE, Toddington, farmer
(Not checked beyond 1821)
 
Marriages:
1561 Jul 11 George POLLERD & Alice STRANGE
1609 Nov 09 Robert PEDDAR & Alice STRANGE (BT) 
            [Alice born 1582]
1618 Jun 22 John STRANGE & Edith COTSALL
1618 Jun 22 John RANDS & Prudence STRANGE (BT) 
            [Prudence born 1589]
[1641-1653 Register & BT missing)
1709 Nov 01 William STRANGE & Sarah PURRET
1743 Mar 30 John MALEIN (Hitchin, Herts) & Elizabeth STRANGE of Toddington (lic)
1743 Jun 09 John STRANG, baker & Elizabeth WATERS (lic) 
            [John possibly born 1715]
1765 Sep 26 Thomas FOX (widower) & Sarah STRANGE [signs "Sary"] (lic) 
            [Sarah possibly widow of William - in 1791 she married Thomas GARLICK of Boughton
Thomas Fox is commemorated on a memorial plaque in Toddington church along with
his Strange in-laws]
1772 Oct 03 Moses GIDDINGS & Elizabeth STRANGE (lic) 1773 Aug 15 John SMITH & Sarah STRANGE 1773 Oct 15 Don NOT & Sarah STRANGEEmma (emma[at]maclellan-family[dot]com said in November 2006
Looking for information on Sarah Strange who married Don/Daniel Not in 1773.
It is possible that she is my G.G.G.G. grandmother if they had a son called William who was
baptized in Chalgrave Church. William Not (Nott, Knott) was my gggg grandfather.
[Ed- possible baptism 1752 Feb 09 Sarah d Joseph & Mary STRANGE)
1775 Feb 10 Henry EAMES & Elizabeth STRANGE 1775 Jul 07 Samuel BRASIER (Barton) & Alice STRANGE (lic) 1775 Sep 26 William PAINE (Barton) & Mary STRANGE (lic) 1783 Apr 15 Thomas Fox CARTER (Sundon) & Martha STRANGE (lic) 1790 Feb 12 Joseph GREGORY & Mary STRANGE (lic) 1803 Nov 28 Richard MEDCRAFT & Ann STRANGE 1809 Dec 06 James HARVEY (Newport Pagnell, Bucks) & Mary STRANGE 1810 Mar 01 John GOODMAN (Bletchley, Bucks) & Elizabeth Ellen STRANGE (lic) 1811 Mar 27 John STRANGE & Mary FOWLER (lic)   Marriages 1813 to October 1824 (Fiche 1) 1813 Mar 18 Thomas PEDDER, Husbandman otp & Maria FOWLER, a minor on consent of John FOWLER her father, wits Sarah FOWLER, Susanna PEDDER & James BUSH 1814 Jan 04 James PRYOR of Luton, widower & Sarah FOWLER otp, licence, wits Thomas PEDDER & Ann Marie MILLER 1814 Oct 10 William STRANGE, otp, bachelor & Ann FOXEN, otp, spinster, licence, wits John STRANGE & Maria SHAW 1814 Oct 12 William READ of Flitwick, widower & Ann OSBORN, opt, spinster, by Banns, wits William OSBORN & Thomas GREGORY 1817 Oct 29 George OSBORN, otp, widower * Hannah WALTON, otp, spinster, by Banns, wits James ELLIS & John WILDMAN 1819 Mar 08 Daniel OSBORN, otp, bachelor and farmer & Elizabeth CHAMBERLAIN, otp, spinster, by Licence, wits Mary OSBORN & James ELLIS 1822 Oct 31 Thomas RAWLINS, otp, widower & Mary OSBORN, otp, spinster, by Licence, wits William CUMBERLAND & Jemma CUMBERLAND 1823 Nov 13 John BILLINGTON, otp, bachelor & Rebecca FOWLER, otp, spinster, wits Thomas FRAZIER and Mary BILLINGTON (Not checked beyond 1823) From IGI: 1834 Feb 28 Henry PARSONS & Sarah STRANGE
Banns (Additional to marriages):
1774 Jul 17 Henry EAMES & Elizabeth STRANGE [but then they married 6 months later]
 
Burials:
Note: It is recorded, "None from 1559 to 1581 in the old booke"
1596 Jan 21 Elizabeth d [blank] STRANGE [probably William]
1605 Jul 05 Frances wife of William STRANGE
1618 Apr 02 William STRANGE
1656 Apr 19 William s John STRANGE [bap not recorded]
1657 Jun 15 John STRANGE
1660 Nov 09 Francis STRANGE [bap not recorded]
1664 May 03 Bernard SKELTON, a servant of William STRANG of Chalton
1669 Jun 12 Ann d John STRANGE
1669 Oct 30 William s William STRANGE [bap May 26]
1671 May 09 [blank] widow William STRANGE [probably Eliz from bap]
1675 Jul 13 Mary & Elizabeth ["daus of John" shown only in BT] STRANGE
1688 Sep 27 Catherine d William STRANGE [born 1682]
1704 Mar 09 William STRAING [STRANGE BT]
1708 Dec 30 John STRAING [STRANGE BT] ["yeoman" shown only in BT] STRANGE
1713 Jul 29 Jane [Jonn BT] STRANGE
1716 Nov 19 Thomas STRANGE of Aspley Guise
1719 May 02 James STRANGE
1723 Jun 30 Mary d John & Elizabeth STRANGE [bap 1721 Aug 29]
1727 Aug 10 Martha STRANGE, spinster
1729 Oct 14 William s John & Elizabeth STRANGE [bap 1729 Jun 03]
1731 Jun 12 Francis STRANGE, of Fancot, yeoman
1735 Jul 16 Francis s William & Sarah STRANGE, farmer
1735 Sep 26 Sarah wife William STRANGE, farmer
1736 Feb 08 John STRANGE of Fancot, yeoman
1738 Feb 18 Alice STRANGE widow of the late John STRANGE of Fancott, yeoman
1741 Jul 31 Rachel wife of William STRANGE, farmer
1745 Feb 18 Mary STRANGE, infant 
            [STRANGE is written above STONE struck through in same hand, BT gives STRANGE
1746 Jan 15 Elizabeth STRANGE
1746 Feb 17 John STRANGE, infant [bap Dec 16]
1750 Oct 01 William STRANGE, farmer
1751 Sep 08 Mary STRANGE, a child
1756 Aug 10 John STRANGE, an infant [bap Mar 11]
1757 Jun 17 Francis STRANGE
1757 Aug 10 William STRANGE, a child
1757 Aug 15 Alice STRANGE
1757 Sep 02 John STRANGE
1759 Mar 30 John STRANGE, farmer [have will]
1763 Nov 15 Joseph STRANGE, poor
1766 Jun 09 John STRANGE, a youth
1767 Mar 08 John STRANGE, farmer
1768 Feb 11 Ann STRANGE
1770 Sep 02 Stone STRANGE, farmer
1784 Nov 10 John STRANGE, baker
1785,Feb 27 John STRANGE, farmer
1790 Sep 01 Mary STRANGE, poor
1793 May 19 Fanny STRANGE, a child
1794 Jul 05 Frances STRANGE, a child
1795 Oct 11 John STRANGE
1798 Aug 01 Ann STRANGE
1798 Aug 21 Mary STRANGE
1799 Sep 24 Edwin STRANGE, a child
1808 Feb 03 Sam illegitimate son of Elizabeth STRANGE
1808 Apr 15 John STRANGE, infant
1812 Feb 11 Elizabeth STRANGE
1813 Feb 15 Kingston FOWLER, Toddington, 2
1813 May 10 Charlotte Ann OSBORN, Toddington, 2
1813 May 21 Joseph OSBORN, Toddington, age not given
1815 Jul 03 Elizabeth OSBORNE, Toddington, 68
1816 Jul 11 Ann STRANGE, Fancote, 11 months
1817 Apr 26 Sarah OSBORN, Toddington, 36
1818 Feb 05 Rebecca OSBORN, Toddington, 72
1818 Apr 19 Thomas OSBORN, Toddington 50
1819 Sep 02 Elizabeth STRANGE, Toddington, 38
1820 Mar 25 Elizabeth STRANGE, Fancote, 13 months
1820 Aug 15 Elizabeth STRANGE, Toddington, 72
1820 Nov 08 William STRANGE, Toddington, 69
1821 Dec 28 Daniel OSBORN, Toddington, 3 weeks
1822 Jan 04 Sarah OSBORN, Toddington, 3 weeks
1823 Apr 20 Hannah OSBORN, Toddington. 33
1823 Apr 26 Hannah Halton OSBORN, Toddington, 12 days
1823 May 03 Ellen STRANGE. Toddington, 4 months
1824 Apr 05 William OSBORN, Toddington, 76
1824 Jul 24 Mary FOWLER, Toddington, 13
(Not checked beyond 1825)

Toddington Church Monumental Inscriptions
William Strange who died November 2, 1820 aged 69 years. Also Ann wife of the above, who died July 29, 1798, aged 37 years.

Thomas Fox. who departed this life August the ........, 1789, aged.... years. Also of John Strange, who departed this life December 23rd, 1852, aged 64 years. Also of William Strange son of the above, who died in Australia July 19, 1854, aged 39 years. Also Mary Strange, relict of above John Strange, who died October 30. 1863, aged 77 years

2.  Census

1851
H0/107/1755 (Woburn) Toddington (inc Chalton & Fancott) Folio 288 The Square 
STRANGE 
John      Hd  M 63 Farmer             BDF Toddington 
Mary      Wif M 62                    BDF Dunstable 
Ann       Dau U 29                    BDF Toddington 
 
Folio 345 Fancott 
STRANGE 
William   Hd  M 60 Land Proprietor    BDF Toddington (or Dunstable) 
Ann       Wif M 60                    BDF Toddington 
Lucy      Dau U 19                    BDF Toddington 
Alice     Dau U 20                    BDF Toddington 
Sarah     Dau U 30                    BDF Toddington 

3.  Probate Records
Here are some Toddington Probate Records available on line for a fee from the PRO http://www.pro-online.pro.gov.uk/
PROB 11/217127 April 1853 Will of John Strange, Farmer of Toddington,Bedfordshire
PROB 11/164422 May 1821 Will of William Strange, Gentleman of Toddington, Bedfordshire
PROB 11/48402 May 1705 Will of William Strange, Yeoman of Toddington, Bedfordshire

Click here for many more Wills and Administrations

4.  Directories
Harrod's Bedfordshire Directory - 1876
Toddington
Charles STRANGE, draper

5.  Families


From Carol Rudram
I have a Sarah STRANGE, born 1752 Toddington, dau (I believe) of Joseph & Mary STRANGE.She married John SMITH in Toddington 10 Aug. 1773, and dau Sarah bap Toddington 23 Sep 1781 at Toddington married James WELLS 30 May 1813 again at Toddington. This couple are my3xgreat-grand parents on my mothers side - EDWARDS.
From: Richard Hobbs October 19, 2002
Below are our interest in the STRANGE family. We have a Stone Strange born abt 1721Toddington married to Mary Gurney in 1744 at St John, Bedford. Mary Gurney was the sister of Elizabeth Gurney who married William Hobbs Butcher in 1758 at Toddington. William Hobbs died in 1791 and his will made out in 1787 was witnessed by William Strange who we believe married a Sarah White in 1742 at St John, Bedford, also witness to the will was Thomas Fox who according to the Toddington Parish register was a widower in 1765 when he married Sarah Strange (signs Sary) by licence.  

At present all my research has been concentrated in the UK, but I have recently come across an Memorial Inscription at Toddington (Bedfordshire) Churchyard recorded circa 1900 as follows:- "John Strange , who departed this life December 23rd, 1852, aged 64 years. Also of William Strange son of the above, who died in Australia, July 19th, 1854, aged 39 years".

Could anybody please give me a few pointers of where to look to obtain details of William Strange and any of his kin in Australia.   {A reply was received from Phil E G Plumbe that said he had found: Digger - Pioneer Index. Victoria 1836-1888 Surname: STRANGE Given Names: William Age: 39 Birth Place: BEDFORDSHIRE Year: 1854 Reg Number: 3893}


From: Joan Kemp (nee Woodyear-Smith) February 28, 2003
My great grandmother, Frances Louisa Strange (click for picture), daughter of John Strange of Toddington, wed  Henry Woodyear-Smith in Holborn, London, on 19th April 1870.  Frances Louisa was born in Toddington on 3 Nov 1848, the daughter of John Strange & Rebecca Osborn (both of Toddington) John Strange was a baker & the son of another John Strange & Mary Fowler

My William Strange who went to Australia was the son of John Strange of Toddington & his wife Mary Fowler. They had 4 children, William, John, Alice & Sarah.  William went to Australia where he died in Melborne.  William married a Mary & had a daughter Mary Jane.  He is commemorated on a plaque in Toddington Church along with his parents & his Uncle, Thomas Fox (who married a Sarah Strange of the previous generation & died in 1789).  You can see the entire inscription at http://www.toddington.net/memorial.htm :

Thomas Fox. who departed this life August the........, 1789, aged .... years. Also of John Strange, who departed this life December 23rd, 1852, aged 64 years. Also of William Strange son of the above, who died in Australia July 19, 1854, aged 39 years. Also Mary Strange, relict of above John Strange, who died October 30. 1863, aged 77 years

I have wills of John & Mary Strange (above) plus Sarah & Alice, William's parents & sisters. In her will, Mary Strange, mentions her late sons William & John & William's wife Mary & daughter Mary Jane.  

I am descended from William's brother, John Strange, bToddington 1813, who married Rebecca Osborn & had a daughter, my great grandmother, Frances Louisa Strange (I have her birth certificate) who died in 1908 in Frimley, Surrey

This John had died by 1860 when his mother wrote her will.   His whereabouts were a mystery until they turned up in the 1851 Census at Leighton End Stoke Hammond in Buckinghamshire. [Thanks to Heather Olsen for researching that - see BKM page]


From Pamela Ruschke , I am looking for the marriage of Mary (maiden name unknown) to Mr. Strange (first name unknown). Mary may have had three daughters (at least) before she marriage Joseph Gregory. Mary Strange is my 4xggmother.

Descendants of Mary Strange
1 Mary Strange b: Abt. 1764 d: Sep 18, 1834 Hockliffe, Bdf. 
.. +Fnu Strange b: Abt. 1762 
 
a Mary Purrett m John Strange Jan 2, 1781 @ Toddington 
    & Jan 3, 1781 @ Chalgrave, Bdf. FHLC film #s 845459 Items 1-2 & #845460 
... 2 Elizabeth Strange b: Bef. 1790 possibly bp @ Toddington Apr 5, 1781 father Jn
... 2 Ann Strange b: Bef. 1790 possibly bp @ Toddington Jan 17, 1783 father Jn
... 2 Mary Strange b: Bef. 1790 possibly bp @ Toddington Jan 20, 1785 father Jn
      *2nd Husband of Mary Strange: 
.. +Joseph Gregory b: Abt. 1754 m: Feb 12, 1790 Toddington d: Bef. Jul 14, 1804 Toddington 
      Joseph Gregory [written above is 'Bls'] and Mary Strange Wid, both of Toddington,
      married in this church by license by J Jones. He X, she signs.Witnesses both signed;
      Thomas Taylor and Thos Gregory [was he a warden? because he's signed many marriage
      entries] [in Toddington Burial PRs: #94 June 13,  1816; Thomas Gregory buried.
      Marginal notation 'He was Parish Clerk & School Master about 52 years.]
      Was Thomas Gregory related to Joseph??
... 2 John Gregory bp: Dec 16, 1790 Toddington bur: Apr 11, 1792 Toddington 
... 2 George Gregory bp: Oct 23, 1792 Toddington 
... 2 Sarah Gregory bp: May 8, 1794 Toddington d: Aug 7, 1844 Toddington, Bdf 
.....+George Shaw b: Abt. May 30, 1795 Toddington m: Oct 19, 1813 Toddington 
     d: Mar 3, 1855 Welwyn, Herts. bur: Mar 9, 1855 abode, Potter's Heath Farm, 59 years,
        Welwyn, Herts.
... 2 Fanny Gregory bp: Nov 18, 1796 Toddington b: May 26, 1855 ?Toddington; 58 yrs.
.....+Thomas Janes b: Abt. 1793 neg @ Toddington; ?Edlesborough, Bucks?
      m: Nov 10, 1814 Toddington  married by Licence with consent of Fanny's lawful
      guardians; she a spinster/minor of the hamlet of Chalton; both signed Witnesses
      William [Thame?] & Jane Janes
... 2 Jane Gregory b: Abt. Sep 15, 1798 Toddington d: >1851 Census @ Chalgrave;
.....+Daniel Bradshaw bp: Mar 4, 1792 Caddington, Bdf. d: Bef. 1851 Census? 
m: Oct 14, 1823 Toddington o get marriage details
 

From Joan Kemp
1 John STRANGE b c1787/8, d 1852 Dec 23 (Toddington)
 + 1811 Mar 27 (Toddington) Mary FOWLER, b???? Y? 
  2 John STRANGE b c1815, d 1884 Nov 05 
   + 1840 Dec 03 (Toddington) Rebecca OSBORN b????, d???? 
     (Farmed in Leighton End, Stoke Hammond, BKM in 1851 Census)
     3 Frances Louisa STRANGE b 1848 Nov 03 (Toddington), d 1904 Apr 12, Frimley, Surrey 
      + 1870 Nov 19 (Trinity Chusrch, Greys Inn Road, Holborn, London) Henry WOODYEAR-SMITH
        b 1837 Jul 15 (Broughton, Hants) 
        4 Henry Woodyear SMITH b 1871 Jul 15 (South Creake, Norfolk), d 1950 Nov 02 (Frimley,
          Surrey)
         + 1960 Jul 04 (Ashtead, Surrey) Edith Mabel SMITH b 1867 Nov 22 (Hempstead, Norfolk),
          d 1960 Jul 04 (Frimley, Surrey) 
          5 Francis WOODYEAR-SMITH b 1904 Dec 05 (Highland Farm, Deepcut, Surrey, d 1987 Nov
            11 (Frimley)
           + 1937 Aug 22(Woking, Surrey) Jean Piddington SKEET b 1907 Dec 10 (Woking),
             d 1997 Dec 13(Glasgow) 6 Joan WOODYEAR-SMITH b 1946 Mar 05 (Surbiton, Surrey) 
           + 1969 Aug 02 PK (He has issue of 3) 
        4 Walter 
          5 Four siblings 
            6 Two siblings 
        4 Bertram
     3 Mary Ann Strange b 1844 bur 3 Jan 1860, Toddington, aged 15 years
  2 Three siblings - Sarah, William and Ann 
 
Joan has submitted a document giving more detail of her family analysis - Click here 
together with a GEDCOM file.  Joan has also provided a wills and probate analysis for
STRANGE and OSBORN (with STRANGE
connections).

From: Rob Strange

If anyone has managed to plot the several Toddington Stranges onto a tree, could they tell me if each of the "Francis" baptisms in the 1600s has been traced via either a marriage or a burial?  My own ancestor, Francis Strange, was married in Leicester in 1704 but there is absolutely no trace of his baptism in Leicestershire records.  Of course, it's probably just coincidence, but every lead is worth pursuing!


From Pamela <pFane[at]telus[dot].netHello Listers,>
My 4x ggparents Joseph Gregory and Mary Strange married in Toddington 12 February 1790 by License.
I am looking for:
1) the maiden name of Mary Strange
2) If Mary and Mr Strange had any children
3) Parents and siblings of Joseph Gregory

Information on the licence: G190  Jos. GREGORY, X,  servant,  [abode] Chalton  in Toddington, [age]  26
1790 Jan 11 [To marry] S387   [Surety] P168 S387  Mary, widow Toddington G190 P168 P168 Jas. PESTELL , servant Toddington Surety for G190 & S387Joseph Gregory [written above is 'Bls'] and Mary Strange Wid, both of Toddington, married in this church by license by J Jones.  By this information: Joseph was born c1764.  [He was buried 14 July 1804 in Toddington]. Mary was married before her marriage to Joseph The text of the marriage entry is: Joseph Gregory [written above is 'Bls'] and Mary Strange Wid, both of Toddington, married in this church by license by J Jones.  He X, she signs. Witnesses both signed; Thomas Taylor and Thos Gregory [was he a warden? because he signed many marriage entries] G190  Jos. GREGORY,X,  servant,  [abode] Chalton  in Toddington, [age]  26  1790 Jan 11 [To marry] S387   [Surety] P168 S387  Mary, widow     Toddington G190 P168 P168  Jas.PESTELL , servant Toddington    Surety for G190 & S387 [in Toddington Burial PRs: #94 June 13, 1816; Thomas Gregory buried.  Marginal notation 'He was Parish Clerk & School Master about 52 years.] Was Thomas Gregory related to Joseph??

It appears as if Joseph owned 'The Star' public house in Chalton in the 1790s. Further he is named  in a Bargain and Sale dated 8 August  1797 being a Lease forming part of Conveyance by indentures of Lease and Release.....: (q) several pieces of enclosed and open field land in Toddington containing 21/1/6 late in the tenure or occupation of Elizabeth Strange, but now by Joseph Gregory.  Mary Strange and Joseph Gregory had 5 Children I know of:
1 Joseph Gregory     b: c 1764     bur: 14 Jul 1804 Toddington, Bdf. .. +Mary Strange     b: c 1766     m: 12 Feb 1790 Toddington, Bdf. d: Aft. 1841 census @ Tebworth, Chalgrave . 2 John Gregory     bp: 16 Dec 1790 Toddington, Bdf.     bur: 11 Apr 1792 Toddington, Bdf.
. 2 George Gregory     bp: 23 Oct 1792 Toddington, Bdf.
..... +Cassandra Gibbs b: c 1802 Bilsworth, Nhants m: 31 Dec 1815 Bilsworth,Nhants
. 2 Sarah Gregory      bp: 08 May 1794 Toddington, Bdf as Sally     d: 07 Aug 1844 Toddington, Bdf ..... +George Shaw b: c 30 May 1795 Toddington, Bdf. bp: 30 May 1796 age 1, @ Toddington, Bdf. m: 19 Oct 1813 Toddington, Bdf. d: 03 Mar 1855 Welwyn, Herts.
. 2 Fanny Gregory     bp: 18 Nov 1796 Toddington, Bdf. d: Bef. 1851 census: is this her? Toddington, Elizabeth Janes, who departed this life May 18, 1855, in the 59th year of her life .....
     +Thomas Janes b: c 1793 neg @ Toddington; Edlesborough, Bucks? m: 10 Nov 1814 Toddington, Bdf.
. 2 Jane Gregory b: c 15 Sep 1798 Toddington, Bdf. b: 15 Mar 1799 age 6 months d: Aft. 1851 Census @ Chalgrave; <1881 census .....
    +Daniel Bradshaw b: Bef. 04 Mar 1792 Caddington, Bdf. m: 14 Oct 1823 Toddington, Bdf. d: Aft. Jan 1840 Bef. 1841 Census?