STRANGE in Headington, Oxfordshire Transcripts of Parish Registers and Other Items
1. Miscellaneous Documents 1.1 SOG Library, Reference OX/M8 Oxfordshire Monumental Inscriptions STRANGE, Elizabeth/Richard C103, slab with a cross lying on top. Inscription runs around the side; south 1836 Nov 22 at 92, Elizabeth STRANGE, ob 1822 Nov 1 at 69; east, nil; north John PATCH ob 1860 Oct 9 at 77 & Susan PATCH ob 1818 Jan 12 at 59; west Richard STRAINGE ob blank; sited against wall adjacent to St Andrews Road and almost opposite the porch.
1.2 Richard Strange born Headington, Maltster, 104 Glos poor law record ref P76 0V 3/4/16
2. Headington Quarry - Holy Trinity From Transcriptions in SOG Library, Reference OX/R173 (C/B 1849-1905, M 1850-1927) Nil entries
3 Headington Enclosure Award From Stephanie Jenkins Headington Enclosure Award of 1804/5: Richard STRANGE is allocated two plots of land. These plots are bounded by Windmill Road to the east and Old Road to the south, and now form the site of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. I quote the actual text from the Enclosure Award: ----- Plot 23. And to and for RICHARD STRANGE in lieu of his copyhold Lands held under the Manor of Headington and certain right of Common thereto belonging One Plot of Land or Ground numbered 23 containing six acres one rood and two perches situate in Quarry Field bounded on the North East by the allotment numbered 24 on the South East by the Road numbered III on the South West by the Road numbered VII and on the North West by the allotment numbered 22.
----- Plot 24. And to and for the said RICHARD STRANGE in lieu of his copyhold Land held under the Manor of Heddington [sic] and certain right of Common thereby belonging One Plot of Land or Ground numbered 24 containing two acres three roods and eight perches situate in Quarry Field bounded on the North East by the Road numbered XV on the South East by the Road numbered III on the South West by the allotment numbered 23 and on the North West by the allotment numbered 22.
Please note that the Manor of Headington (centred on the Manor House, now swamped by the John Radcliffe Hospital) should be distinguished from the Manor of Heddington (centred on Headington House, now the home of Sir Isaiah Berlin's widow).
I cannot find any references to the name STRANGE in the Headington censuses or directories.
4. Parish RecordsSt Andrews Church From Mike Strange and cross referenced to the NBI From Transcriptions in SOG Library, Reference OX/R165 (C1678-1896, M1598-1886, Bn 1754-1837, Bu 1678-1900) Baptisms 1705 Oct 21 William STRANG s Thomas 1706 Oct 06 Thomas STRAING s Thomas 1707 Oct 26 Alice STRANG d Thomas 1709 May 01 Elizabeth STRAING d Thomas 1711 Mar 25 Richard STRAINGE s Thomas 1716 Sep 30 William STRAING s Thomas 1718 Jul 27 Elizabeth STRAING d Thomas 1720 Jan 15 Charles STRAING s Thomas 1734 Jan 26 Thomas STRANGE/CUTLAND s William CUTLAND & Alice STRANGE 1741 Aug 30 Elizabeth STRAINGE d Richard *** See end marriages below 1742 Oct 24 Hannah STRAINGE d Richard 1744 Jul 08 Richard STRAINGE s Richard 1745 Aug 04 John STRAINGE s Richard 1747 Dec 27 John STRAINGE s Richard 1750 Oct 28 Elizabeth STRAINGE d Richard 1755 Feb 22 Sarah STRANGE d Richard 1768 Oct 09 Sarah STRANGE d Thomas & Elizabeth 1772 Jul 19 Richard STRANGE s Thomas 1774 Nov 27 Hannah STRAINGE d Richard & Elizabeth 1777 Feb 02 Richard STRANGE s Richard & Elizabeth SUTTON 1780 May 07 Hannah STRANGE d Richard & Elizabeth SUTTON 1784 Jan 04 William STRANGE s Richard & Elizabeth SUTTON 1786 Oct 08 Susannah STRANGE d Richard & Elizabeth SUTTON
Marriages 1740/1 Feb 06 William EDNEY m Alice STRAING 1774 Jan 13 Richard STRANGE m Elizabeth SUTTON, lic, wit William BUTLER & Richard KING 1774 Feb 10 John GODFREY m Elizabeth STRANGE, lic, wit Thomas GODFREY, Hannah STRANGE & Richard KING 1777 Oct 9 Hannah STRANGE m William CRAFFORD, lic Noke Oxford, wit Eliza LANGFORD & James LANGFORD 1789 May 10 Joseph RUSSELL m Sarah STRANGE, banns, wit William CRWFORD & Richard KING
Go to www.materials.ox.ac.uk/infoandnews/history/beghist-coppock.html and persevere until toward the end of the saga when you will see Elizabeth Russell (Samuel and Joseph's sister) living in Headington.
1814 Jan 6 John PATER, lic St Mary Magdalen Oxford m Susannah STRANGE, sp, wit James CARPENTER & Elizabeth HARTLEY
Oxf Marriage Index 1538 to 1754+ St Mary Magdalen, Oxford 1741 Jun 16 Richard STRANGE of Headington to Hannah ANDREWS of Headington (wid)
From: Valerie Grant British Columbia, Canada Our Hannah STRANGE married Wm CRAFFORD in 1777, Headington, Oxford, England. No idea who her parents were, hoping to find out. Her daughter Hannah Crafford married William Savours of Headington, and I can follow that line down.
Burials 1705 Dec 14 William STRAING, in woollen 1712 Oct 28 Richard STRAING 1719 Feb 26 Elizabeth STRAING 1729 Jan 06 Thomas STRAING 1737 Oct 19 William STRAYNGE 1745 Nov 18 John STRAINGE s Richard 1756 Oct 20 Thomas STRANGE 1763 Sep 08 Joyce STRAINGE 1767 Jan 21 Richard STRANGE 1772 Jul 26 ????, widow (check it) 1774 Feb 27 Richard STRAING s Thomas 1775 Mar 08 Hannah STRAING d Thomas 1776 Jul 12 Thomas STRAING 1776 Oct 22 Richard, infant (check if 1778) 1778 Oct 18 Hannah, about 4 1782 Dec 19 John, 32 1782 Jan 09 Hannah, infant 1784 Sep 07 Thomas, 20 1790 Apr 17 William, 7 1800 Aug 03 Richard, 88 ...... A transcript of his will is below: 1822 Nov 10 Elizabeth, 69 ) Suspect, needs checking 1824 Nov 10 Elizabeth, 69 ) on actual registers 1836 Nov 29 Richard, 92 (check for entry in 1803?)
The Will of Richard STRANGE Yeoman of Headington, 1800
Probate Court of the Bishop of Oxford (Oxfordshire Record Office W. 101.115; 64/4/28. ) In the Name of God Amen. I Richard Strange of Headington in the County of Oxford yeoman being weak in Body but of sound and disposing Mind, Memory and Understanding praised be God for the same do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner following (that is to say) I recommend my Soul to Almight God who gave it hoping for a joyful Resurection through the alone Merits of my Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the Discretion of my Executrix and as touching my worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me I dispose thereof as follows firt my Will and desire is that all my just Debts and funeral Expences be paid and satisfied Item I give and bequeath to my Son Richard Strange the sum of one hundred and five pounds my silver pint cupp and all my Horses waggons Carts and Implements of Husbandry of what Nature of kind soever as I shall die possessed of. Also I give devise and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Walland all that my copyhold Messauge or Tenement Garden Hovel and Premisses with the appurtenances situate in the parish of Headington aforesaid now in the occpation of John Walland and Elizabeth his Wife and Richard Tellard to hold unto the said Elizabeth Walland her Heirs and Assigns for ever together with the Sum of one hundred and fifty Pounds and my silver Coffea Pott. Also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Strange one hundred and fifty pounds my silver Teapott and Lamp and three silver Tea Spoons. Also I give and bequeath unto my four Children Richard Strange Elizabeth Walland Hannah Crawford and Sarah Strange all and singular my Beds Bedding and household Furniture to be equally divided between them Share and Share alike. Also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Hannah Crawford my eight day Clock my silver Tankard and two Silver Table Spoons. Also also all the rest residue and Remainder of my personal Estate Goods and Chattels of what nature or kind soever as I shall die possessed of (and not hereinbefore by me given) she paying thereout all my just Debts funeral Expences and Legacies above mentioned. And I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my Son in Law William Crawford and the said Hannah Crawford his Wife Executor and Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and declare only to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Richard Strange the Testator set my hand and Seal this twelfth day of February one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.
Richard X Strange his Mark. Signed sealed published and declared by the said Richard Strange the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his requet in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses thereto. Jno. [?] Thos. Prestidge Henry Godfrey
This Will was proved at Oxford the sixth day of August 1800 before Thomas Davis Clerk Surrogate of French Lawrence D.C.L. Chancellor of the Diocese of Oxford lawfully constituted by the oaths of William Crawford and Hannah Crawford Executor and Executrix therein named to whom Administration was granted being first [?] duly to administer.
Valerie Grant said on Sat, 3 Feb 2001 Thank you so much, the daughter named is our Hannah! We only knew that our Hannah STRANGE married Wm CRAFFORD in 1777 in Headington, Oxford, England. Any further information has come from your list. Lots of Hannahs out there so it was wonderful to find the (Crawford) Crafford name to connect her to her father. Valerie Grant, Sechelt BC