A Norwich family from Nancy Godfrey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
& Rachel BLOGG
m. 27 Jun 1791, Norwich, Norfolk, England
| Ann STRANGE
| b. 7 Apr 1792, Norwich, Norfolk, England
| Mary Anne STRANGE
| b. 30 Oct 1793, Norwich, Norfolk, England
| Benjamin STRANGE
| b. 16 Apr 1795, Norwich, Norfolk, England
| d. Ten Bell Lane, Norwich, England
| & Elizabeth FOX
| | Edward John STRANGE
| | b. 16 Apr 1831, Norwich, Norfolk, England
| | Henry Jabez STRANGE (tailor)
| | b. 7 Sep 1832, Norwich, Norfolk, England
| | d. 11 Jan 1908, Denver, Denver County, Colorado
| | & Susannah Amelia HART
| | b. 13 May 1832, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England
| | d. 4 Jan 1912, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas
| | m. 18 Mar 1850, Parish of Thorpe, Norfolk County, England
| | | Merry Leon (Marry Leona) STRANGE
| | | b. 6 Oct 1852, Norwich, Norfolk, England
| | | & Antoine LABRIE
| | | b. 1 Jun 1831, Isle Verti, Quebec, Canada
| | | d. 20 Oct 1918, Denver, Denver County, Colorado
| | | m. 9 Sep 1869, Trinidad, Colorado Territory
| | | Lavina Rachel STRANGE
| | | b. 14 Nov 1856, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
| | | d. Aug 1949, Canon City, Colorado
| | | & Isaac Henry (James) LEWIS
| | | b. 25 Jan 1852, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
| | | d. Sep 1937, Canon City, Colorado
| | | m. 19 Nov 1876, Pueblo, Colorado
| | | Emma Selina (Salina) STRANGE
| | | b. 2 Sep 1858, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
| | | d. 27 Jun 1918, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas
| | | & Thomas OLIVE
| | | Edward Henry STRANGE
| | | b. 30 Mar 1861, St. Joseph, Missouri
| | | d. Sep 1925, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas
| | | & Georgiana DEAL
| | | b. 2 Aug 1866, Atlanta, Georgia
| | | d. Mar 1943, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas
| | | m. 24 Dec 1883, Walsenburg, Colorado
| | | George Thomas STRANGE
| | | b. 15 May 1864, Denver, Denver County, Colorado
| | | & Bertha (___?______)
| | Rachael STRANGE
| | b. 1838, Norwich, Norfolk, England
| Anne STRANGE
| b. 20 Apr 1798, Norwich, Norfolk, England
5. LE STRANGE INTERESTS
1. A useful starting point is the Le Strange Records written by Hamon Le Strange in 1916 - all 407 pages of it. It is available in the SOG library or your local library in UK can obtain it on loan the copy I borrowed was from Birmingham University (class mark CS 439.L4). I am delighted to say that I am fortunate to have a copy with grateful thanks to Ed Hanson.
2. In Monnington Court, a few miles west of Hereford in the Wye Valley. Amongst the portraits there was one of the above gentleman and I quote their description of him.
Sir Henry SPELMAN 1564 - 1641 - Born at Congham in Norfolk, he was educated at Walsingham Grammar School, Trinity College Cambridge and Lincolns Inn. In 1590 he married Eleanor L'ESTRANGE of Hunstanton. In about 1593 he helped Sir Robert COTTON to found the Society of Antiquaries, later dissolved by James 1 because they questioned "the Divine Right of Kings". In studying Anglo-Saxon laws Spelman had discovered, and pointed out to the James 1, that the Saxon Kings were not "above the law". He became M.P. for Castle Rising in Norfolk in 1597 and High Sheriff of Norfolk in 1604. From 1625 he was M.P. for Worcester and in 1627 and 1630 he served on two Royal Commissions. He wrote many books including the first Anglo-Saxon dictionary; he also codified church and state laws, wrote on sacrilage, the coinage and many other subjects. He is buried in Westminster Abbey. His daughter Dorothy married Sir Ralph WHITFIELD about 1630. (I don't know where but presumably in Herefordshire as Sir Henry had connections with Monnington Court).
3. A dash of Wooster sauce - The Sunday Telegraph, April 15, 2001.
"Real life, insisted P G. Wodehouse, was something he ignored when penning the antics of Bertie Wooster, Aunt Agatha and Gussie Fink-Nottle. But it seems he was not quite telling the truth. There was one place in the country where Woosterish behaviour was all too real. In 1926, while Wodehouse was staying with Charles Le Strange at Hunstanton Hall in Norfolk, a guest delayed after his car had broken down, finally limped into the drive at three in the morning. Not wishing to let him down, the Le Stranges roused their servants and told them to serve him a full, five-course dinner. Wodehouse was greatly amused, although he regretted that he could not use such a tale in his books "because no one would believe it".
4. New Book: Le Strange of Anglia and Eire 9 Aug 2002
Announcing a new hardcover second edition of: Extraneus, Volume II, Le Strange of Anglia and Eire, second edition by John R. Mayer. This volume actually contains 3 books: Book:
VI, Le Strange of Hunstanton Book
VII, L'Estrange and Styleman of Hunstanton
VIII, L'Estrange of Moystown Book VI, Le Strange of Hunstanton contains records of Knights and Esquires to the Body Royal. The Hunstanton Household Accounts have been transcribed in two different ways. One chapter lists events chronologically while another chapter lists the names mentioned alphabetically. The family of Sir Thomas le Strange is covered extensively including his serving as an esquire at the Field of Cloth of Gold. There is also some description of Hunstanton Hall in Norfolk, England. There is a very important chapter in this book called "Hypotheses of Hunstonian Descent." Despite a myth that has been perpetuated by being repeatedly published, this chapter explains in detail that "As far as we may know or discern, the family le Strange of Hunstanton never gave rise to a Strange lineage in America." Book VII, L'Estrange and Styleman of Hunstanton includes the Baronetcy of Hunstanton and a lengthy article on the rather colorful and outspoken Sir Roger L'Estrange III (1616-1704).
This book discusses the le Strange connections with the families of Astley, Calthorp, Styleman and Wodehouse. Hunstanton Hall is described in some detail and included is the story of the Ghost of the Needlework Bedroom: The Grey Lady. Book VIII, L'Estrange of Moystown: In the time of Henry VIII, Ireland saw the English ascendancy take root within her borders, and the Hunstanton household le Strange provided a scion for the purpose of nation-building. The transplanted family le Strange followed the Stuart fashion, and adopted the spelling L'Estrange sometime after 1640. The family le Strange in Ireland initially presided over a military outpost called Castle L'Estrange in Roscommon, but later established a pair of splendid mansions along the River Brosna at Moystown, Westmeath.
The Irish branch L'Estrange produced some fine military officers, and some distinguished squires and clergymen. Domination was achieved as elsewhere it had been, by breeding and cultivation.
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5. Found in a trade directory Percy Harry LE'STRANGE Licencee at the ANCHOR BREWERY STORES Coslany Street Norwich 1901- 1904 and in 1906 at the ALEXANDRA at 58 glebe Street Heigham, name spelt L'ESTRANGE. Harry was also licensee at the festival house 2/4/6/ St George Street, Norwich between 5/04/1909 and 29/11/1910 and previously at the empire 8 lower goat street Norwich 1/09/1900 - 1905.
6. The Morson Coat of Arms were granted to Richard Morson, Citizen and Goldsmith of London and his descendants on the 27th January 1723. Richards father was called 'Lestrange Morson' who was a banker originally from Norwich who died in Whitechapel London in 1709. In the IGI his baptism is indexed as MOWSON on the 23rd April 1637 at St Stephen in Norwich. Lestrange Morson's father was Nicholas Mawsone (Mowson) who married Ann Jolly on the 9th November 1634 in Norwich. Richard Morson died in 1739 and his grandson also called Richard 1733-1805 does not seem to have left any surviving male heirs.