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STRANGE in Sussex
Brighton - St Michael's Church
1854 Aug 21. John Christopher STRANGE 26, Painter son of William Henry STRANGE Plasterer,
             married Sarah BARBER, 24 daughter of Charles Barber (Builder)
             witnesses James WATTA and Elizabeth CHILDS
             Brighton Registration District Reference Volume 2b Page 274

Brighton - St Peter's Church
1855 Jan 07 William Henry STRANGE son of John Christopher & Sarah (nee BARBER) STRANGE
            Painter of Buckingham St, Brighton
1858 Jun 06 Fanny Margaret STRANGE daughter of John Christopher & Sarah STRANGE,
            Painter of Oxford St, Brighton (Lawrence's ancestor)
1860 Jul 08 John Charles STRANGE son of John Christopher & Sarah STRANGE
            Painter of Oxford Street, Brighton, Sussex

Brighton - St Nicholas Church
1837 Jan 22 George STRANGE son of George and Mary STRANGE of Carlton Hill Brighton, Lab
1846 Apr 12 Eliza daughter of George and Mary Strange of Ivory Place, Servant
1847 Aug 22 Esther daughter of George and Mary Strange of Ivory Place, Flyman
            ( Gertrude Mary     )Arthur Tennant Strange and Mary;
1871 Oct 15 ( Helen Maud        )living at Upper North St,
            ( Herbert William   )a Solicitors Clerk
1856 Jun 01 Alfred Barber son of John Christopher and Sarah Strange of Fleet St. Painter.

1841 Apr 08 Richard Strange of Jubilee St age 2 yrs *Died of smallpox by Coroners Warrant
1841 Apr 27 Mark Strange of Jubilee St infant *Died of smallpox by Coroners Warrant
1845 Jun 15 William Strange of Ivory Place age 1
1846 Feb 26 Mary Strange, Workhouse, age 3
1850 Aug 16 Esther Strange of Ivory Place, age 3yrs
1853 Jan 03 James Strange, Workhouse, age 52yrs,

1884 Pages Directory Brighton Sussex:
Miss E STRANGE Milliner,1Clifton Place, Brighton

1832 or 1837 Poll Book
John STRANGE Hove Independant, Hove Villa, Baverstock Square, Hove Sussex

1901 Census New Shoreham Sussex
William Strange 31 General Lab. b West Hanney Berks
Sophia  Strange 30 General Lab. b West Hanney Berks

HO 107/1121 Folio 14. St Peters Eno Dist 18, Jubilee Street
Sarah Strange 25 Ostler  Yes

(See Barbara Lawrence's information under Kent)
15 Upper Rock Gardens. BRIGHTON Sussex
Fanny STRANGE Adopted dau S  36           b Middx.London
James STRANGE                42               b c1809 Frimley, SRY
Living at 21 Ivory Place
George STRANGE     Head      44 Coachman      b Isleworth, MDX
Mary STRANGE       Wife      34               b Isleworth, MDX
Sarah STRANGE      Dau        9               b Shermanbury SSX
Eliza STRANGE      Dau        5               b Brighton SSX
Samuel STRANGE     Son        3 mths          b Brighton SSX

25 Richmond Road Brighton Sussex with Charles Richard Vick, Postmaster.
George STRANGE          S    15 Stableboy

Botolphs RG11/1101/7/8
Railway Cottages
William STRANGE    Head M    36 Platelayer ont b Hanney Berks (one of Stan Judge's rellies)
Mary Jane STRANGE  Wife M    34                b Hanney Berks
William STRANGE    Son       10                b Hanney Berks
Sarah STRANGE      Dau        8                b Hanney Berks
Emma STRANGE       Dau        6                b Hanney Berks
Alice STRANGE      Dau        3                b Lyford Berks
Ada STRANGE        Dau        1                b Botolphs Sussex

12 Grafton St
M A H STRANGE      Head W     51 (Lodger) Income from land b Walworth Middx
Helen STRANGE           S     20 Income from Land        b Mitcham Surrey
29 Coleman St
Thomas J STRANGE   Head M     44 Baker          b MiddxLondon
Maria STRANGE      Wife M     43 Laundress      b Ashton Surrey
Annie STRANGE      Dau        22 Dressmaker     b Brighton Sussex
Annie E. MARSH     Gdau       10 m              b Brihton, Sussex
24 Howard Rd
John STRANGE       Head M     53 House Painter (Unemployed) b London, Middlesex
Sarah STRANGE      Wife M     52                b Brighton, Sussex
Albert STRANGE     Son  S     18 Carpenter (Unemployed) b Brighton, Sussex
Martha STRANGE     Dau        12 Domestic Servant       b Brighton, Sussex
George STRANGE     Son        10 Scholar        b Brighton, Sussex

21 Ann Street
Sarah STRANGE      ServS      15 Gen Servant    b Brighton Sussex
In Race Hill Workhouse
Thomas STRANGE     Head W Pauper Coachman (dom) b Farnham Surrey (no age)

37 Duke Street
Mary STRANGE mother-in-law    64 W Nurse Monthly   b Shermanbury Sussex
George STRANGE brother-in-law 44 S General servant b Brighton Sussex

20 Regency Sq
Ellen STRANGE      Serv S     32 Parlourmaid    b Harmondsworth Middx

1 Clifton Place
Eleanor STRANGE    Head       43 Milliner       b Wokingham, Berkshire
Chichester St Bartholomew
Orchard Street
Robert Henry STRANGE  Head M  40 Fellmonger   b Staleybridge, Dorset
Julia STRANGE         Wife M  40 Laundress    b Somerset
John STRANGE           Son    12 Scholar      b Chichester, Sussex
Julia STRANGE          Dau    08 Scholar      b Chichester, Sussex
Henry Robert STRANGE   Son    06 Scholar      b Chichester, Sussex
Maurice Samuel STRANGE Son    04 Scholar      b Chichester, Sussex
James B. STRANGE       Son    02              b Chichester, Sussex
E. STRANGE             Dau    01              b Chichester, Sussex

Chichester Subdeanery        
Thomas STRANGE     Serv S     19 Baker          b Sherbourne Dorset

2 Highlands
Ann Matilda STRANGE Head  S   44 Dividends      b East Hampstead, Berkshire
Sarah Ann STRANGE   Sistr S   38 Dividends      b East Hampstead, Berkshire

2 Lismore Road
Neville STRANGE    Head M     38 Draper & Costumier b Tunbridge Wells Kent
Mary E STRANGE     Wife M     36                    b Bishopsbourne Kent
Edward C STRANGE   Son        10                    b Eastbourne Sussex
George N[eville] STRANGE Son   8                    b Eastbourne Sussex
Henry D STRANGE    Son         7                    b Eastbourne Sussex
Alfred L STRANGE   Son         5                    b Eastbourne Sussex
Hilder STRANGE     Dau         3                    b Eastbourne Sussex
Alice H STRANGE    Dau         5 months             b Eastbourne Sussex

23 Frant Rd
Amelia STRANGE     Serv U     29 Nurse Dom      b Wokingham, Berkshire

Hastings - St Mary In The Castle
9 Whitefriars Rd
Kate M. STRANGE    Board U    24 Machinist Sewing b Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Hastings - St Michael
From: Alan Carter - here is the entry for our Strange family
Debbie Williams' mother is Elizabeth Anne STRANGE born 21 May 1929 daughter of Frank born 5 July 1893 in Hastings he was a son of Alfred W. below.
I'll get the marriage details from her, if she knows. Elizabeth Anne Strange married Norman Victor Poynton of Liverpool, must have been c1950. (Note from Graham Price - Norman Victor  Poynton of Liverpool was my second cousin once removed; he passed on in 1975 and is laid to rest by his wife Frances (first wife  who- died 1950s, so looks like he married again and they had Debbie). Debbie Williams will then be my third cousin. If anyone knows of Debbie or Alan Carter, could they please get in touch..)

7 Stratford Place,
Francis T. STRANGE     Head M 57 Hosier & Glover b London, Middlesex
Charlotte M. STRANGE   Wife M 50                 b London St Clement Danes, Middlesex
Alfred W. STRANGE      Son  U 28 Assistant       b London Clerkenwell
Frank E. STRANGE       Son     9 Scholar         b Silverhill, Sussex

56 Goldstone Road, Brighton Sussex
John STRANGE       Head M     21 Groom Unempl+ b Brighton Sussex (Barbara's line)
Alice STRANGE      Wife M     20               b Brighton Sussex

Gas Works
Herbert Pinckney STRANGE      17 Scholar       b Dulverton Somerset

42 South Terrace
Alice STRANGE      Pupil      17 Scholar       b Chelsea London
Eliza J STRANGE    Pupil      16 Scholar       b Chelsea London

Bridge House
Albert STRANGE     Board S    21 Engine Fitter b Hove Sussex
Sea Side Dist No 20 Huts
James STRANGE      Board S    52 Messenger     b Liverpool

Fern Side
Harriett STRANGE   Serv S     25 Gen Servant to George Haggar b Clerkenwell Middx

77a Pages Garden
William STRANGE    Lodger S   22 ag lab      b BRK West Haney

114 High Street
William STRANGE    Head   M   46 platelayer (railway) b BRK Hanney (sick)
Mary J STRANGE     Wife   M   44                      b BRK Hanney
Emma STRANGE       Dau        16                      b BRK Hanney
Alice STRANGE      Dau        14                      b BRK Lyford
Ada STRANGE        Dau        11                      b BRK Bottolphs
Minnie STRANGE     Dau         9                      b BRK Bottolphs
Florence J STRANGE Dau         6                      b BRK Bottolphs
David STRANGE      Son         4                      b BRK Bottolphs
From Kit Strange
I am interested particularly in the south coast STRANGE branches
Robert Christopher <Kit> Strange 1954, Chichester son of
Robert Peter Strange 1930, Chichester son of
Robert Henry Strange, 1901 (I think), Chichester son of
Robert [Harold?] Strange, 187?, Chichester

From: Janet McBride December 2006
Looking for info on Alice strange poss birth abt 1878.  had a son called Albert Edward Bazen c1897, possible father Thomas Bazen possibly from Portsmouth, Beeding or Baring area.

I have been having some luck with the census returns and think I may have unraveled some of our mystery. However, none of it is proven as yet.  I'm  little stuck as to how to prove any of it as the person in the middle of it all is baby Albert Edward b 1897 who was known as Albert Edward Bazen in later life and said that he was illegitimate and that he was brought up by an aunt and his mother then went on to have more children and she died young.  I can't find any Albert Edward Bazen references but have found Albert Strange in a family where everything else fits. Unfortunately his birth certificate shows him as Albert Edward Bazen and appears to say that Alice and father Thomas Bazen were married. There are no references for this and we have no explanation as to why he would be Albert Strange as a child and then become Bazen in adult life;.other than that he joined the navy as a young boy (poss age 9 or 10) and maybe then he would have used his father's name and it stuck.
I see from this website there is William Strange the railway line worker in 1881 and say he is one of Stan Judge's Rellies.
Here is what I have come up with
1891 Census Steyning, Sussex - See above:

1881 Census, Botolphs, Shoreham, Sussex, Railway Cottages, RG11; Piece: 1101; Folio: 7; Page: 4;
Father: William Strange 36, Head, Platelayer On The Line , born Hanney, Berkshire, England
Wife  Mary Jane
Household Members:Charles Anscombe 17; Ada Strange 1; Alice Strange 3; Emma Strange  6;
Mary Jane Strange 34; Sarah Strange 8; William Strange 36; William Strange 10

In 1901 - the father appears to have died.
Deaths Sep 1897 :Strange  William  52   Steyning  2b 190

Mother is living with daughter Ada - now shown as Ada Tuck married but no sign of husband who I think she married Jan-Mar 1901.
Marriages Q1 1901
STRANGE  Ada            Steyning        2b     429
Tuck     William John   Steyning        2b     429

Also there is a 3 year old Albert Strange which we think may well be Alice's son Albert Edward Strange - who later took on his father's name of Albert Edward Bazen. The census shows him as son of the mother who is 52 years old which seems unlikely.

1901 Steyning, Sussex Census RG13; Piece: 947; Folio: 54; Page: 9; Sched 50
Albert Ed Strange 3 Son Mother's name:  Mary Jane born:     Broadwater, Sussex, England
Household Members:
Mary Ann Mace 82 (boarder/lodger); Albert Ed Strange  3 son (although we suspect this is actually Alice's son);
David Strange 14 son; Florence S Strange  16 dau; Mary Jane Strange 52 (widow)
Ada Tuck 21 (married) .

Meanwhile - although not possible to prove - Alice appears to be working nearby as a servant in 1901:
1901 Steyning Sussex RG13; Piece: 947; Folio: 27; Page: 11. Census
Alice Strange Servant 24 born: Wantage, Berkshire domestic servant
Household Members: GOULD family
Alice Strange   24

It looks like Alice then went on to Marry in 1906

Marriages Q4 1906   (100%)
DALMON   Alfred          Steyning        2b     667
STRANGE  Alice           Steyning        2b     667

But died in 1908

Deaths Q1 1908
Dalmon   Alice   31      Brighton        2b     160
She may have had some of the following children in this time (possibly before her marriage). Note that one is called Alfred the same as her husband.

Births Q1 1906
Dalmon   Alfred Leslie   Steyning        2b     266
Dalmon   Stanley James   Steyning        2b     259

Births Q3 1907
Dalmon   George Edward   Steyning        2b     263

Alfred then appears to marry again in 1913
Marriages Mar 1913   (100%)
Dalmon   Alfred  Thurley Steyning        2b     538
Thurley  Ada E   Dalmon  Steyning        2b     538

If baby Albert Strange is Albert Edward Bazen then he had a son also called Albert Edward Bazen who joined the RAF and died in a plane crash in 1950.  I found this posting on and RAF site which gave us lots of info to follow up on;  from 'Last Take Off':
"5 April 1950 Wellington T10 NC615 2ANS West of Horam, E Sussex.  The a/c was descending in a very steep dive and at about 1000' it broke up. The reason for the initial dive could not be established. Pilot II Gordon James MURDOCH, Signaller II Albert Edward BAZEN, F/Lt Harry SELMAN F/Lt William Alfred RYDE".