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STRANGE ONE-NAME STUDY
Probate Records of
the Courts of the Bishop and Archdeacon of Oxford 1733 to 1857
and the Oxfordshire Peculiars 1547 to 1856

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Strange, Ann, widow, Henley on Thames, 1820. Bd. Comm. 111.111; 298/2/37; 306/12/15
[111.111]  On the seventeeth day of May in the year of our Lord 1820 Letters of Administration of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of Ann Strange late of Henley upon Thames in the County of Oxford widow deceased were granted to John Strange the natural and lawful son and one of the next of kin of the said deceased being first sworn duly to administer.

Strainge, Edmund, farmer, Kidlington, 1848. W.Aff. 226.399; 276/1/17
Edmund Strainge of Kidlington, Oxon, farmer, made his will 7 June 1847 (proved 1 February 1848). He bequeathed all his estate to his wife, Hannah, and appointed her sole executrix.

Strainge, John, blacksmith, Nettlebed, 1713. W.I. Pec.71/4/25
          In the Name of God Amen I John Strange of Netlebed in the County of Oxon Blacksmith being very sick and weake in Body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory Thanks be Given to God therefore do make and Ordaine this my present Last Will and Testament in manner and form following (That is to say) First and principally I comend my Soule into the hands of Almighty God hopeing through the Merits Death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my Sins and to Inherrit Everlasting Life, and my Body I comit to the Earth to be Decently Buried at the Discretion of my Executor hereafter named, And as touching the Dispossicon of all such Temporall Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I give and Dispose thereof as followeth Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my Loveing Sonn Tomas Strange All that my Cottage or Tenement Scituate and being in the parish of Nuffeild in the said County which I now holde by Lease of and from [blank] Jones Esqr he my said Sonn Thomas performing and keeping the Covenants & Agreements therein mentioned To have and to hold my said Cottage or Tenement with th'appurtenances thereunto belonging unto my said Sonn Thomas Strange his Heires & Assignes for and during all the rest and residue of the Terme in the said Lease menconed to come and unexpired Item I give and bequeath unto my Sonn William Strange All that my messuage or Tenement Scituate and being in Watlington in the said County in a Street or Lane there Called Cowching Lane the messuage or Tenement late of Joseph Greendown on the south West side thereof And also all that my half acre of arrable land lyeing and being in the Hill Feild of Watlington aforesaid in a furlong there called Sadlers ffurlong the Land of William Nash Yeoman on the south East side thereof Together with all wayes easements commons pastures feedings Commodities and Appurtennances whatsoever thereunto belonging in any wise Appertayning To have and to hold my said messuage or Tenement and half acre of arrable Land with their and every of their Appurtenances unto my said Sonn William his Heires and Assignes for ever (Subject nevertheless and upon this Condition) That he my said Sonn William or his Assignes shall well and truely pay or cause to be paid unto Katherine my Loveing wife the yearly Sume of Three pounds of Lawfull money of Great Britain During the Term of her Natureall life in and at four Quarterly payments by Even and Equall Porcons the first payment thereof to be made on such feast Day as Shall first and next happen after my decease Item I doe also give and bequeath unto Katherine my said wife my Bed and all the Bedding whereon I now lye and my Brass Pott & Brass Ketle and little cupboard Two Pewter Dishes Two Pewter Spoons and Six Trenchers Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth the summe of Twenty ffive pounds of Lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid unto her by my Executor within Three years next after my Decease Item I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Anne the summe of Thirty pounds of like lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto her in manner and form following (That is to say) the summe of Twenty pounds to be paid unto her by my Executor when she shall attaine to the age of One and Twenty years and the Summe of Ten pounds residue thereof to be paid by my said sonn William or his Assignes within one year next after the Decease of Katherine my said wife But if my said Sonn William shall refuse or neglect to pay or cause to be paid either of my said Legacyes then I doe hereby give and bequeath my said last menconed messuage or tenement with the Appurtennances to Katherine my Said wife and to my said Daughter Anne to Sell and Dispose of the same in Lieu and in full Satisfaction of their said Legacies Item I give and bequeath unto my Sonn John One Guinea Item My funerall Expenses Debts and Legacyes being paid and discharged I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my Estate both Reall and personall unbequeathed unto my Loveing Brother Thomas Strange whome I make and Ordaine sole and whole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament, And I doe hereby revoke and make void all former and other wills of mine whatsoever by me at any time heretofore made Either in words or writing In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale the ninth of September in the Eleventh Year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lady Anne, by the Grace of God of Great Britain ffrance and Ireland Queen Defender of the faith Anno Dom 1712 Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Strange the Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who also subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the said Testator John Fielding the marke of The marke of Anne [Bunkeridge?] John Strange Francis Robson

[...] Annoq. Domi 1712. An Inventory of all the Goods Credit and Chattels of John Strange late of Netlebed in the county of Oxon Blacksmith who Departed this life the 9th day of this Instant October Taken by us whose names are hereunder written.
                                                                            
Imprimis--                                  £  s  d
In the Chamber over the Buttery
Money in Purse & wearing Apparrell         10: 0: 0
1 feather Bed Bedstead & Covering           4: 0: 0
Linnen                                      4: 0: 0
4 hundred & a half of Cheese                5: 0: 0
2 Chests One Chest of Drawers & Lumber      1: 0: 6
It In the Chamber over the Kitching
1 old Feather Bed & Bedding                 2: 0: 0
1 box 1 Coffer & Lumber                     0:10: 0
It In the Chamber over the Shopp
1 old fflock bed & lumber                   0:10: 6
It In the Kitching 17 Pewter Dishes and
and 1 duzen of Pewter plates                2: 5: 0
7 Pewter porringers
1 pewter Chamberpott
2 Candlesticks & other Small Pewter         0: 5: 6
2 Small Brass Kettles 3 Warming pans
2 Skellets & Chaffindish
& other Small brass                         1: 0: 0
1 fire Shovell 1 paire of Tounges 2 Spits
1 paire of aind Irons                       0: 2: 6
2 old Cupboards & 2 Tables & Lumber         0: 5: 6
It In the Buttery 6 Barrells 7 Tubbs
and other Small Lumber                      1:10: 0
It In the Shopp 2 Anvills 1 paire
of Bellows & Iron & workeing Tooles        10: 0: 0
It Corne in the Barne                       3:10: 0
It In the Backside Coals                    2: 0: 0
2 Hoggs & 7 Piggs                           5: 0: 0
1 mare 1 cow & 8 sheep                      7: 0: 0
It More in the Kitching
1 fflitsh of Bakon                          1: 0: 0
It Wood in the Backside                     0: 5: 0
It Book Debts                             100: 0: 0
It More in the Backside
1 little Cork of Hay                        2:10: 0
It In the Shopp at Nuffeild 1 Anvill
1 paire of Bellows Iron & Working Tools    10: 0: 0
It More in the Buttery
1 copper                                    1: 0: 0

Totall Sume is                            174:14: 6  Appraised by us Richard Wade, John Holding


Strange, John, maltster, Watlington, 1735. Bd I. 108.8; 110.10; 174/4/11; 304/4/7
          John Strange of Watlington. the 9th of October 1735 the aforesaid Doctor [George] Rye [Doctor of Divinity and Archdeacon of Oxon] granted Letters of Administration of all & singular the goods Chattles and Credits of the deceased to Elizabeth Strange Widow sworn faithfully to administer the said goods and to pay the Debts saving the right of all others. [Probate Records of the Courts of the Bishop and Archdeacon of Oxford 1733-1857. Bd I. 108.8] John Strange of Watlington. The 9th October 1735. The same archdeacon commited Letters of Adstracon. of all the good &ca. of the deased to Elizabeth his Widow she being sworn well and duly to administer saving the right of all others. [110.10]

Strainge, Richard, Yarnton, 1788. Bd. 110/105; 174/4/114
Administration on the estate of "Richard Strainge late of the parish of Yarington in the county of Oxford" was granted to his widow Elizabeth, 22 March 1788

Strange, Robert, blacksmith, Nettlebed, 1812. W. Pec. 73/1/22
          Robert Strange of Nettlebed, blacksmith, made his will, 31 March 1807 (proved 17 February 1812). He left all his freehold messuage or tenement and blacksmiths shop with the outhouses, yard, and appurteances belonging thereto situate in Nettlebed, to his eldest son Thomas Strange, subject to any debts or mortgages due at the time of his death; and subject to weekly payment of six shillings "on Saturday in every week unto my beloved Wife Mary for and during the term of her natural life." He bequeathed to his son Alfred Strange, "my Garden in Nettlebed aforesaid called the Great Garden." Also to his son Alfred he bequeathed the "Cottage or Tenement with the Garden and appurtenances in Nettlebed aforesaid which I hold by Lease for three lives or for a long term determinable on three lives"; and thereafter to his grandson John Strange for his life; and after his death to my grandson Samuel Strange. All the balance of his estate he bequeathed to his wife, whom he named as sole executrix.

Strainge, Thomas, gent., Benson, 1842. W.Aff. 226.10; 275/2/14
           This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Strainge of Bensington in the County of Oxford Gentleman I give and devise unto my two Daughters Sophia Strainge and Mary Newbery Strainge Spinsers All that my Freehold Messuage or Tenement wherein I now reside with the Outbuildings Court Yard Garden Cow Common and Appurtenances thereunto belonging situate and being in Bensington aforesaid To hold the sme unto my said Daughters Sophia Strainge and Mary Newbery Strainge their Heirs and Assigns for ever equally to be divided between them share and share alike as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants I give and bequeath all my Silver plate unto my three Daughters Caroline Esther Arthur and the said Sophia and Mary Newbery Strainge equally to be divided between them And as to all the rest and residue of my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature of kind soever not hereinbefore disposed of after payment of my just Debts Funeral and Testamentary Expences I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto and equally between my said two Daughters Sophia Strainge and Mary Newbery Strainge share and share alike And I do hereby constitute and appoint my said Daughers Sophia Strainge and Mary Newbery Strainge Executrixes of this my Will and hereby revoking and making void all former and other Wills by me made do declare this to be my only last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine. Signed by the said Thomas Strainge
Thomas Strainge the Testator in the joint presence of us who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses Thomas Powell Benson Oxfordshire, James Hoare

Strange, William, blacksmith, Nettlebed, 1746. W. Pec.71/5/9
           In the Name of God Amen The Twenty Ninth day of June in the Nineteenth Year of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France & Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fourty Five I William Strainge of Netlebed in the county of Oxon blacksmith being infirme in Body but of sound & perfect mind & memory praise be therefore given to Almighty God Do make and Ordaine this my Last Will & Testament in manner & form following (that is to say) First and Principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God hopeing the merits Death & passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full & free pardon & forgiveness of all my Sins and to Inherit Everlasting life and my Body I commit to the Earth to be Decently Buried at the Discretion of my Executors herein after named And as touching the Dispossition of all such Temporal Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I give & dispose thereof as followeth And first I give Devise & Bequeath unto my Son John Staine all that my messuage or tenement wherein I now dwell scituate & being in Netlebed Aforesaid Together with all houses Outhouses Edifices Buildings Orchards Gardens Backsides & Appurtences thereunto belonging To have and to hold my said messuage or tenement & preisses with the appurtences unto my said Son John Strainge and to his heirs and assignes forever And I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Anne Betteridge two Guineas of lawfull money of great Britain to be paid unto her by my Executors within One Year next after my Decease And I give & bequeath unto my said Daughter Anne The Quilt which she now hath in her possession And I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth the summe of Five pounds of lawfull Money of Great Britain to be paid unto her by my Executors within two years next after my Decease And I give & bequeath unto my Daughter Mary the Summe of Five pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain to be paid unto her by my Executors when she shall attain to her age of one & Twenty years And I also give unto my said Daughter Mary my Silver Tankard and Silver Spoon and One Gold Ring And I give & bequeath unto my Son Robert my Close of Arrable Land called Water Pitts in Netlebed aforesaid To hold the same dureing the term of the Lease by which I hold the same And I give & bequeath unto my Son Thomas the Messuage Cottage or Tenement with all the Appurtences thereunto belonging scituate being in Netlebed aforesaid and now in the tenure or Occupation of Thomas Crouch To hold the same unto my Son Thomas in such Manner as I now hold it And I give & bequeath unto my said Son John Strainge All my Stock of Iron Coales and workeing tooles Subject Nevertheless and upon this condicon that my said Son John shall well & truely pay to my Executors the Summe of Thirty Pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain within One year next after my Decease And as for all & singular other my Goods & Chatles Whatsoever I give & bequeath the same unto my Soninlaw Adam Betteridge and my loveing Friend Richard Phillips whome I make & ordaine Joynt Executors of this my Will In Trust nevertheless for them to Divide the same Between my Three younger children Mary Robert & Thomas Strainge Share & Share alike And I do hereby Order & appoint that my said executors shall deduct & allow unto themselves all such reasonable Expenses as they shall be put unto concerning their Trust as aforesaid And lastly I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other wills of mine whatsoever by me at any time heretofore made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal the day & Year first above written. Signed Sealed published & Declared by the said William Strainge
William Strainge the Testator to be his last Will & Testament in the presence of us who also subscribed our names as Witnesses in his presence Timothy Holding, Lenord Hickman Fran: Robson Senr

Strange, William, chinaman, Oxford, 1800. Bd. 109.79; 87/2/53
        On the twenty eight day of November 1800 Letters of Administration of all and singular the goods Chattels and Credits of William Strange late of the city of Oxford China Man deceased, were granted to Mary Strange Widow the Relict of the said Deceased, being first sworn duly to administer [109.79]