VARIOUS STRANGE's OF NOTE
Strange, Alexander, Lieutenant-Colonel (1818-1876) A man of science; fifth son of Sir Thomas Andrew Lumisden Strange ; educated at Harrow; joined Madras Light Cavalry, 1834; did much work on the Trigonometrical Survey of India; major, 1859; made inspector (1862) of scientific instruments for use in India on his return to England, 1861; lieutenant-colonel, 1861; FRGS and FRAS, 1861; FRS, 1864.
Strange, Edward Fairbrother, Lieutenant-Colonel C.B.E. (1862-1929) Born 8 October 1862 in Worcester, the eldest son of Richard Fairbrother and Anna Maria (Hill) Strange. (For Richard see the Banbury, Oxfordshire page). Edward was baptized 9 Nov 1862 in Claines, Worcestershire. He attended the Worcester Cathedral School and Kidderminster Grammer School. He entered the civil service in 1881. In 1902 he married Margaret Elizabeth Coward, daughter of Walter Schott Coward. They had one son. He served in the London Regiment, 1915-16, and commanded its 13th reserve battalion 1916-17. He was the British representative on the Inter-allied Military Food Commission, Army of the Rhine, 1919, a member of the Food Council the same year, and Chairman, Departmental Committee on London Food Markets, 1920-1. He was in charge of the Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Victoria & Albert Museum and was an expert on oriental art. About1924 he prepared a pamphlet "Tools and Materials Illustrating the Japanese Method of Colour-Printing" A descriptive catalogue of a collection exhibited in the museum. Seen here. A Google search on "Edward F. Strange" brings up many references to this man's achievements in the art world. There is one reference to his involvement with Japanese wood blocks in 1897 and he wrote several books on the subject of Japanese art and one about Worcester Cathedral. He died 14 Apr 1929 and his estate was probated 5 September of that year. Edward's grandfather, Thomas, was half brother to Heather Olsen's ggg grandfather, Charles Strange - join the STRANGE mail list to talk to her.
Strange, John, Sir (1696-1754) Master of the Rolls; a pupil of the attorney *Salkeld ; barrister, Middle Temple, 1718; as counsel defended Lord *Macclesfield , 1725; solicitor-general in Walpole's administration, 1737; elected recorder of London, 1739, and knighted, 1740; MP, Totnes, 1742; master of the Rolls, 1750; author of Reports (published 1755).
Strange, John (1732-1799) Diplomat and author; second son of Sir John *Strange ; MA, Clare Hall, Cambridge, 1755; edited his father's Reports (1755); FRS and FSA, 1766; British resident at Venice, 1773; writer of geological and archaeological papers.
Strange, Richard (1611-1682) Jesuit; author of The Life of S. Thomas Cantilupe
Strange, Robert, Sir (1721-1792) Engraver; apprenticed to Richard *Cooper the elder; fought on the Stuart side at Prestonpans, Falkirk, and Culloden; studied engraving in Paris under Le Bas, 1749, and returned to London, 1750, with a first-rate reputation; long deprived by his Jacobitism of court favour; left England for Italy, 1760; returned, 1765; excluded, as an engraver, on the foundation of the Royal Academy, 1768, though his rival, *Bartolozzi , was elected; left England again, 1775, for Paris; introduced to George III by Benjamin *West , president of the Academy, and engraved *Van Dyck's Queen Henrietta Maria and Charles I on his horse, 1784, and *West's Apotheosis of the Royal Children , 1786; knighted, 1787. He stands in the first European rank as a pure historical line-engraver, condemning Bartolozzi's `stippling' and `dotting'. His engravings from Van Dyck, Titian, Raphael, together with the portraits of the royal children, were his chief works.
Strange, Roger le (d. 1311) Judge; a descendant of Guy Le Strange, and perhaps of Hoel II, duke of Brittany (1066-1084); justice of the forest on this side of Trent, 1283; filled various important judicial, military, and administrative posts in reign of Edward I.
Strange, Thomas Andrew Lumisden, Sir (1756-1841) Indian jurist; second son of Sir Robert *Strange ; educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford; MA, 1782; barrister, Lincoln's Inn, 1785; chief justice of Nova Scotia, 1789; knighted, 1798; recorder of Madras, 1798, where he displayed great firmness and ability, reforming administration of justice and suppressing a mutiny; DCL, Oxford, 1818; author of Elements of Hindu Law (1825).
Strange, Thomas Lumisden (1808-1884) Judge and writer; eldest son of Sir Thomas Andrew Lumisden *Strange ; educated at Westminster School; judge of the high court of judicature, Madras, 1862; author of a Manual of Hindu Law (1856) and of controversial religious works.