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Llangeinor - St Cein
National Burial Index
1892 23 Oct Charles Fred A STRANGE 
Dowlais - St John the Baptist
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1839 Mar 31 Jane Agnes STRANGE 9m 
Cardiff - St John
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1818 Apr 10 Edward STRANGE 2
1822 Jul 15 Jane STRANGE 49 
1835 Dec 27 John STRANGE 70
Llanfabon - St Mabon
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1838 Nov 27 John 4m
Cadoxton-juxta-Barry - St Nicholas
National Burial Index
1895 Nov Reuben STRANGE 5 
Penarth - St Augustine
National Burial Index
1865 Dec 30 Sarah Annie STRANGE 22 

Strays From Berkshire Canton, Central Cardiff, Glamorgan Ernest STRANGE 30 Coach Trimmer b Aston Tirrold Berks Eliza STRANGE 30 b Aston Tirrold Berks Herbert STRANGE 8 b Cardiff Glam Mabel STRANGE 1 b Cardiff Glam Winnie STRANGE 6mths b Cardiff Glam  Caleb STRANGE 28 Dock Lab. Tipper Cable b Aston Tirrold Berks Lizzie STRANGE 29 b Worcester Upton on Severn Edith STRANGE 4 b Cardiff Glam Sydney STRANGE 2 b Cardiff Glam 
Roath, Cardiff, Glamorgan
Charles STRANGE 33 Gas works stoker b Aston Tirrold Berks Agnes STRANGE 36 b Monmouth Mon Agnes STRANGE 13 b Cardiff Glam Gladys STRANGE 11 b Cardiff Glam Charles STRANGE 8 b Ogmore Vale Glam William STRANGE 5 b Cardiff Glam Horace STRANGE 2 b Cardiff Glam  Thomas STRANGE 33 Coal, Coach Trimmer b Aston Tirrold Berks Jeanetta STRANGE 34 b Cardiff Glam Florence STRANGE 9 b Cardiff Glam 
St Mary Central Cardiff, 5 Penarth Road 
RG13; Piece: 4981; Folio: 128; Pages 1 and 2
Robert Strange   51 Carpenter, joiner b Cricklade, Wiltshire
Emmie Strange    52 b Fishpond, Gloucestershire
Cecil H Latham   14 stepson Ironmongers Assistant(Cecil Herbert) b Dunster, Somerset
Harry E Latham   12 stepson (Harry Edward) b Dunster, Somerset

Found recently in the 'South Wales Argus' March 1 1948
Deaths William Richardby Strange - Newport, Monmouthshire died 1948

Strange - On Feb 27 William R. Strange in his 80th year (late of South Wales Brattice Cloth Co.). Funeral Wednesday, service at 1 Kingsmill Terrace. Interment to follow at St Woolos Cemetery March 4th 1948,  Thanks for sympathy

Strange - Mr Percy Strange and Mrs A. Popham, 1 Kingsmill Terrace wish to express their appreciation and thanks to all the friends of the late Mr William R. Strange and the directors and staff South Wales Brattice Cloth Co for kind sympathy and beautiful flowers in their bereavement

From Julie Hando (julie.hando(at)wales(dot)gsi(dot)gov(dot)uk - 12 Nov 2004
My maiden name was Strange. I am a member of a very large family from the Pontypool area in South Wales. I know my great grandfather's family had links with Cardiff. I am trying to put together some history for my children.  My father is one of 10 Stranges and his father was one of 12. I am collecting as much information as I can about them but only have details from my immediate family; these are:
Charles and Caroline (nee Pearce) Strange who died November 1959 and January 1960.
Charles had a brother Henry from Cardiff and a sister Charlotte who lived in Pontypool.
Charles and Caroline lived in the Pontypool area; they had 12 children, one died aged 2 the others all survived to adulthood but sadly only two are still alive, these are Frances (Drinkwater) who still lives in the area and Bessie (Staplehurst) who has lived most of her adult life in London. Most remained in South Wales but others lived elsewhere in the UK, including Maud (Moran) who lived in Doncaster and Iris who lived in the Rhondda.

My father's family were originally 14 but sadly 4 died very young. Of  the remaining ten, eight are still alive. My father now lives in Cardiff, most of the others live around Pontypool, Cwmbran and Newport.

I have a cousin (Steven Strange) in Gloucester and others in Birmingham who are not called Strange but Bills, their mother was my aunt Myra (or Nunna as she was known).

I have all the other names of my dad's aunts and uncles and his brothers and sisters and all my dozens of cousins. If anyone thinks they may be related or if you just want more details please let me know meanwhile here is summary information about my father's family in the Pontypool area:

Caroline Pearce (my great great grandmother)
Her daughter was also called Caroline Pearce (my great grandmother) and she married Charles Strange (my great grandfather) who we believe was born around 1888 in the Pontypool area.  They had 12 children:
Glyn - youngest - died in 2002, still lived in Pontypool until then.
Cyril - (deceased) - lived in Pontypool area.
Kenny - (deceased)
Bessie - still living in London, married name Staplehurst
Charlie - (deceased) - lived in Pontypool area
Frances - still living, aged 85, in Pontypool area
Maud (deceased) - married name Moran, moved to Doncaster
Maggie (deceased) - married name Roberts
Harry (deceased) - lived in Pontypool area
Jack - my grandfather - died August 1960 aged 53 years, in Pontypool
Iris - eldest (deceased) - married name was Evans - moved to the Rhondda in South Wales
A twelfth child died age 2.

Ed Hanson said on 12 Nov 2004
There is only one Henry Strange with a brother Charles and sister Charlotte who appears in the 1891 census of Wales
"Blamdare", Panteg, Monmouthshire
Henry Strange, head of household, 39, horsekeeper, b Broad Blunsdon, Wilts
Hannah Strange, wife, 43, b Llanfrencha, Monmouthshire
Sarah Ann Strange, dau, 15, brick yard, b Panteg
Charlotte Strange, dau, 12, b Panteg
Alice Strange, dau, 9, scholar, b Panteg
Lizzy Strange, dau, 7, scholar, b Panteg
Charles Strange, son, 5, scholar, b Panteg
Henry Strange, son, 3, b Panteg

The father Henry is probably the one who appears in the 1871 census of Highworth, Wiltshire at New Land Farm:
Charlotte Strange, head of household, married, 46, agricultural labourer, b Poulton, Glos.
Henry Strange, son, agricultural labourer, 18, b Blunsdon, Wilts
Hannah Strange, dau, 10, scholar, b Blunsdon, Wilts
Ann Strange, dau, 7, scholar, b Blunsdon

Julie confirmed on 17 Nov 2004 that, with the help of her great aunt Frances, these two generations are indeed her family:
Blaendare is the area of Pontypool where my dad's family came from originally.  My great aunt confirms that her granddad was a horseman;.she also confirms that her dad's sister Charlotte was older than her dad.  She was so pleased that I could trace her dad's family back so far. She said she knew he came from a country family, he loved hunting and the outdoor life. She says he was so skilled as a horse surgeon that he was also able to practice on her father when he nearly lost a finger!  

Ed said take a look the Broad Blunsden family from a posting by David Cassells:
Charles Strange, b Broad Blunsden, Wilts, 1773; m Mary Pepall; agricultural labourer parents of William Strange,
b Rodbourne Cheney, 16 Sept 1804; m Broad Blunsden, Wilts, 16 Oct 1828 Alice Ballard; labourer parents of  Charles Strange, b 1830; m Poulton, Wilts, 2 June 1852 Charlotte Miller, b 22 Aug 1822, d 10 Sept 1894, dau of Robert & Eliza Miller; between 1881 and 1891, agricultural labourer at New Land Farm, Broad  Blunsden
The 1871 census of Highworth, Wilts (New Land Farm): Charlotte Strange, m, 46, ag. lab., b Poulton, Glos; Henry Strange, son, 18, ag. lab., b Blunsdon, Wilts; Hannah Strange, dau, 10, scholar, b Blunsdon; Ann Strange, dau, 7, scholar, b Blunsdon parents of Henry Strange, b Blunsdon, 1854; m Hannah ---

From Betty Judge Jul 2005
The marriage of Leonard George Strange 24 bach. Banksman at Colliery, residing 17 Glanmore Terrace, Barry (Burry) port Wales, son of Henry and Martha Strange , shepherd of Berkshire, and Martha Jane Hughes, 20 spinster daughter of John Hughes decd. farmer, residing Conduit Inn, Narbeth , Wales, on 22 April 1913, at Bethesda Chapel, Narbeth in Pembroke and Carmarthen Counties, according to rites and ceremony of Baptists. Witnesses George Morris and Maggie Davis.

Son Leonard James Strange b 1915 March qtr, Narbeth, Powys Wales m Evelyne Emily Taylor Sep qtr 1940 Southampton RO vol 2c p 386. Pte Guardsman 24096 Leonard George Strange of 2nd Battn. Grenadier Guards , died in action 1 Dec 1917. His memorial at Cambrai Memorial Louveral Nord France. 

His son  Marine  PO/X101390 Leonard James Strange died 6 oct 1941 in Ismailia Egypt. buried in Ismailia war cemetery.

Tthe 4 Stranges on 1901 Census in Wales,
Ernest Strange 30 b Aston Tirrold, BRK
Caleb Strange 28        "         "            "       "
Charles Strange  33     "        "            "       "
Thomas  Strange  32   "         "            "      "

are all brothers and the oldest sons of Alfred Jarvis Strange and Sarah (Heath). Betty says she is wondering if the parents moved to Wales with their children. (the  5 others are not down as married),  The four seem to have been there at least from 1882.  We were surprised to see  Leonard George Strange  working  in a Colliery in Wales,  I guess there was no farming work in Berkshire, and  the young men had to move to other areas for work.