Your Total Event
STRANGE ONE-NAME STUDY
STRANGE in Dorset
1 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 Dorset 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

2 Parishes
Cerne Abbas
I have received a genealogy report from Claire Smith-Burns, 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 PDF 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.

3 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: *
* = 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, Franklin [X]; United  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; Empress; 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
All below here need to be checked
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/
STRANGE, James; Broadmayne; 1857; Majestic; /1/1903; Asst Engr; NG/SC/WY/
STRANGE, James; Broadmayne; 1857; Majestic; /7/1903; Asst Engr; NG/SC/WY/              
STRANGE, James; Broadmayne; 1857; Emperor of India; /1/1908; Asst Engr; NG/SC/WY/
STRANGE, James; Broadmayne; 1857; Emperor of India; /7/1913; Asst Engr; NG/SC/WY/
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.
4. Census
1851 Census
The following index is 'as received' from a correspondent; all surnames are STRANGE; Piece Numbers were not provided:
Name Age Birth Place Born c. Notes
Blandford Forum Folio 277 Page 29
Charles 21 Monkton 1830  
Emmanuel 6 Monkton 1845  
Rebecca 45 Iwerne 1806  
Samuel 10 Monkton 1841  
Walter 2 Monkton 1849    
East Stoke Folio 308 Page 10
Tamsey 79 Spetisbury 1772  
Census at East Stoke Folio 315 Page 4        
Edmond 14 Stoke 1837  
Matilda 40 Stoke 1811  
Matilda 4 Stoke 1847  
Robert 45 Punthold 1806  
Thirza 10 Stoke 1841  
William 7 Stoke 1844  
Evershot Folio 25 Page 13
Alice 15 Eveershot 1836  
James 64 Lydlinch 1787 See 1841Census - aged  60  (?)
Mary 52 Nenagh, Ireland 1799  
Robert 13 Evershot 1838  
Fordington Folio 158 Page 3
Betsy 17 Affpuddle 1834  
Hazelbury Bryan Folio 319 Page 5
Betsy 54 Hilton 1797  
Christopher 12 Hazelbury Bryan 1839  
James 68 Manston 1783  
James 31 Hilton 1820  
Samuel 14 Hazelbury Bryan 1837  
Hazelbury Bryan Folio 320 Page 7
Jane 57 Hazelbury Bryan 1794  
Nancy 72 Hazelbury Bryan 1779  
Census at Hazelbury Bryan Folio 324 Page 15
Joseph 56 Hazelbury Bryan 1795  
Hazelbury Bryan Folio 327 Page 21
Henry 32 Hazelbury Bryan 1819  
Hazelbury Bryan Folio 332 Page 31
Harry 5 Hazelbury Bryan 1846  
Kitty 7 Hazelbury Bryan 1844  
Mary 47 Ansty 1804  
Samuel 45 Hazelbury Bryan 1806  
Susan 10 Hazelbury Bryan 1841  
Holwell Folio 9 Page 12
Edward 19 Hazelbury Bryan 1832  
Ibberton Folio 309 Page 11
Ann 65 Piddletown 1786  
Ann 5 Milton Abbas 1846  
Joseph 64 Fifehead Neville 1787  
Mary 29 Milton Abbas 1822  
Thomas 31 Belchalwell 1820  
Ibberton Folio 309 Page 12
Henry 27 Belchalwell 1824  
Matthew 1 Ibberton 1850  
Priscilla 27 Caundle Bishop 1824  
William 3 Ibberton 1848  
Long Crichel Folio 21 Page 7
Betsy 15 Launceston, DOR 1836  
Jane 18 Okeford Fitzpain 1833 See1841 Census at Okeford
Lydlinch Folio 141 Page 11
James 75 Lydlinch 1776 See 1841Census - aged  60  (?)
Robert 13 Stalbridge 1838 See 1841 Census at Lydlinch, King Hay
Samuel 15 Stalbridge 1836  
Sarah 75 Bishops Caundle 1776  
Okeford Fitzpain Folio 295 Page 25 - See 1841 Ccensus for some of these people
Albert 7 Okeford Fitzpain 1844  
Charles 12 Okeford Fitzpain 1839  
Charlotte 46 Okeford Fitzpain 1805  
Elizabeth 20 Okeford Fitzpain 1831  
James 48 Okeford Fitzpain 1803  
James 18 Okeford Fitzpain 1833  
Joseph 15 Okeford Fitzpain 1836  
Samuel 10 Okeford Fitzpain 1841  
Walter 4 Okeford Fitzpain 1847  
William 22 Okeford Fitzpain 1829  
Okeford Fitzpain Folio 296 Page 26
Edmund 20 Okeford Fitzpain 1831  
Emm 8 Okeford Fitzpain 1843  
Frank 6 Okeford Fitzpain 1845  
Mary 16 Okeford Fitzpain 1835  
Sarah 3 Okeford Fitzpain 1848  
Tamsey 44 Okeford Fitzpain 1807  
Thomas 10 Okeford Fitzpain 1841  
Owermoigne Folio 10 Page 15
Christopher G. 8m Owermoigne 1850  
Elizabeth 33 Piddletown 1818  
Robert 33 Okeford Fitzpain 1818  
William 7 Neath 1844  
Shaftsbury Folio 61 Page 11
Charity 53 Shaftsbury 1798  
James 23 Manston 1828  
John 56 Manston 1795  
John 25 Manston 1826  
Joseph 15 Manston 1836  
Shaftsbury Folio 102 Page 19
John 22 Okeford 1829 See 1841 Census at Okeford
Sherborne Folio 215 Page 65
Elizabeth 18 Stalbridge 1833  
Jane 34 Lydlinch 1817  
Stalbridge Folio 79 Page 1
Albert 1 Radipole 1850  
Anna 12 Piddletrenthide 1839  
Augusta 6 Piddletrenthide 1845  
Edward 9 Piddletrenthide 1842  
Emma 3 Piddletrenthide 1848  
Frederick 11 Piddletrenthide 1840  
James 15 Piddletrenthide 1836  
Simon 50 Buckland 1801  
Susanna 40 Turnworth 1811  
Stalbridge Folio 109 Page 15
James 17 Stalbridge 1834  
Thomas 45 Lydlinch 1806 See 1841 Census at Lydlinch, King Hay
Stourton Caundle Folio 129 Page 19
Robert 14 Lower Fifet 1837  
Sturminster Newton Folio 159 Page 14
James 42 Sturminster 1809  
Mary 26 Sturminster 1825  
Sydney Joseph 6m Sturminster 1850  
Sturminster Newton Folio 177 Page 12
John 46 Shilling, Okeford 1805  
Joseph 70 Sturminster 1781  
Sarah 81 Sturminster 1770  
Sturminster Newton Folio 179 Page 17
James 15 Sturminster 1836  
Jane 38 Woolbridge, Dorset 1813  
Joseph 47 Shilling, Okeford 1804  
Sturminster Newton Folio 182 Page 23
Edward 45 Okeford Fitzpain 1806 See 1841 Census for this family
Elizabeth 15 Okeford Fitzpain 1836  
George 13 Okeford Fitzpain 1838  
Sturminster Newton Folio 190 Page 3
James 70 Sturminster 1781  
Turnworth Folio 6 Page 5
Jane 18 Okeford Fitzpain 1833 See 1841 Census at Okeford
Weymouth Folio 195 Page 11
Edwin 4 Weymouth 1847  
Sarah 29 Weymouth 1822  
Susan 39 Childe, Okeford 1812  
Susan 2 Weymouth 1849  
Thomas 27 Childe, Okeford 1824  
William 67 Lydlinch 1784  
Weymouth Folio 232 Page 18
Mary Ann 56 Okeford Fitzpain 1795  
 
1881 Report
The following is an extraction of the 1881 Census details for STRANGE living in Dorset as provided by Betty Judge; this list is incomplete as there are only 28 here:

2081/13 Shaftesbury
Joseph M STRANGE; Hd; m; 45; Farmer of 161 acres; Marrston Som.
Eliza; STRANGE; W; m; 39; Berwick St James Wil.

2081/46 Shaftesbury
Benjamin J STRANGE;   Hd  m  26 Boot & Shoe M    Shaftesbury Dorset
Jane E STRANGE Wf     28                  Bridport Dorset
John STRANGE Bd  s     Butchers Assis   Shaston H T (no age bj)

2086/28 Sturminster
Frank STRANGE; H; m; 36; Master Bootmaker; Okeford Dorset
Sarah Ann STRANGE; Sis; s; 33; No occupation; Okeford Dorset
Tomazine STRANGE;  Mot; w; 74 Bootmaker; Okeford Dorset
Annetta E STRANGE; Nie; 7; Italy

2086/128 Haselbury Bryan
Henery STRANGE; Hd; m; 54; Labourer; Hazelbury
Sarah STRANGE; Wf; m; 52; Sturminster
Charles STRANGE; Son; 13; Labourer; Hazelbury
William STRANGE; Son; 11; Hazelbury

2086/133 Okeford Fitzpaine
James STRANGE; Hd; m; 47; Postmaster Bo; Okeford Fitzpaine
Priscilla STRANGE; Wf; m; 52; Okeford Fitzpaine
Bessie STRANGE; Dau; s; 16; Assistant Int;    Okeford Fitzpaine

2086/134 Okeford Fitzpaine
William STRANGE; Hd; m; 32; Carrier; Okeford Fitzpaine Dorset
Jane STRANGE; Wf; m; 44; Shopkeeper Grocery; Tarrant Gunville Dorset
Mary Louisa STRANGE; Dau; s; 22; Okeford Fitzpaine Dorset
William Frank STRANGE; Son; 2; Okeford Fitzpaine Dorset
Charlotte STRANGE; Mot; 75; Okeford Fitzpaine Dorset

2086/128 Haselbury Bryan
Henery STRANGE; Hd; m; 54 Labourer; Hazelbury
Sarah STRANGE; Wf; m; 52; Sturminster
Charles STRANGE; Son; 13; Labourer; Hazelbury
William STRANGE;  Son; 11; Hazelbury