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A collection of  events and people that folk are trying to locate:

For Jean Williams on 24 Jan 2004
I am looking for the birth of two people; they married on 27 June 1744 at St Helen's church, Abingdon, Berkshire. John died in 1786 and may have come from Cholsey. Maria died in 1776 in Cholsey. She came from Standlake, Abingdon. (Possibly John STRANGE, son of Tho, baptised at Wallingford St Peter in 1727)

For Belinda Ireland-Johnston (belilindt(at)gmail(dot)com)
Edith Ida Strange - The birds are singing and the sun is shining and I FOUND EDITH'S WEDDING!!!!!!!!
Sep quarter 1910 (ie 5 years earlier than I thought)
STRANGE, Edith I, Wycombe, 3a, 1993
LORD, Hugh H, Wycombe, 3a, 1993
Now as, I believe, Edith was 16 when she was married I can work backwards to find her birth.
Anyone know anything about Edith Ida STRANGE?

For John Lyne
I am interested in finding information on GEORGE FREDERICK STRANGE ( My maternal Grandfather) born in the Brighton area aprox 1870 and married to Louisa BIRD.they lived in the Portslade area from 1900 to 1920?  There were four boys,two M.I.A. in France in WW1 plus one that had a Daughter that died two years ago and one that had no children.

For "Helen Habergham"    4helenmothergoose.4@tiscali.co.uk
I have a marriage copy (LDS Fiche) of Thomas Strange of the parish of Coleshill in the county of Berks (Bucks, surely) to Ann NORTON of this parish Winterbourne Bassett by Banns 8th March 1804.(marriage at W/Bassett)they both signed X

Has anyone on the list come across a baptism for this Thomas?  My Stranges` come from Kent, Middlesex, Wandsworth and have been able to connect with a family from Wiltshire.I have been able to claim quite a few of the Stranges` on the Kent page.

For Cheryl    cheryl@go-aussie.com
I am looking for a Samuel Strange who lived in Lambeth in the early 1900's.  He was born around 1863,64 or 1865. I think he died in 1904 I cannot  find any information as to where he came from or his family. he is listed as born at Brentwood but I feel that is untrue.; he lived at Lambeth with my great-grandmother who was born at Brentwood.
From: waford28@hotmail.com
Looking birth of Thomas Strange about 1732 married Hannah Beasley 1755 @ Shalbourne, Berks/Wilts
For Liz Horner:
I still haven't found details of Elizabeth Strange's birth, around 1855 -1858, but have established that she was of the same family as Ellen Strange, widow of Francis, son of Francis, cordwainer of Southwold.

Elizabeth is listed in the Hackney workhouse in 1861 with 2 brothers, Henry, son of Ellen and Francis Strange, and William, 1 year younger than Elizabeth. Their mother is not in the workhouse at the time although she is still alive in 1881.


For Betty Judge
Still checking Stan's ancestors, West Hanney, Lyford etc in Berkshire. We know that a William STRANGE was born in Hanney, (stated on 1851 Census,when he was living with one of his sons in Aston Tirrold. & he was a widower.) Baptised c 1789. I have 1841 Census for Aston Tirrold, he is there with wife Sarah, and his sons and daughter. Oldest one bap 1818, at Aston Tirrold Church, as are the rest of the family. But I,m unable to find a marriage for William & Sarah, no date or place. (they may even have more children?) I 've read the Bishop's transcripts on microfish,and the Church records on film. for Aston Tirrold (very hard to decipher in places.especially the first years).

For Heather Olsen
Before birth of their first child December in 1789; of Thomas Strange and Lydia ????.  The marriage was probably but not necesarily in Surrey or Middlesex. Couple lived in Kingston, Surrey after marriage.

Subject: Family Tree Magazine - Jan 1999
From the Hatches, Matches and Dispatches column, page 28
STRANGE - HIND Alfred William, son of Daniel STRANGE (deceased) brickmaker and Gertrude HIND at St Luke's Church, Marylebone 1893 Sep 10.
Gertrude's parents were Joseph YELF and Frances HIND from the IOW.
Contact Joy GRIGGS, 4 The Hollies, March, Cambridgeshire, PE15 8PT.

Subject: Family Tree Magazine - Jan 1999
From the Hatches, Matches and Dispatches column, page 28
STRANGE William, husband of Susanna (nee CARTWRIGHT) died aged 88 and buried 1833 May 15, Linton Parish Church, Cambridgeshire.
Contact Mrs. P. THAKE, 25 Westfield Clare, Suffolk, CO10 8NU. 

From Linda Towne  in August 2005:
I am researching DIXON in Brinksworth, Wiltshire and have John DIXON married to Anne STRANGE 19 May 1766 in Brinkworth, Wiltshire. They had one son, Robert  Dixon born 1767. Interested in establishing contact with people researching  this Strange/Dixon line.

From Rob Strange  in Nov 2004
I am searching for anyone with connections to the Stranges of Leicester and Leicestershire, England and in particular for my "oldest" ancestor's birth, wherever that may have been. He was Francis Strange, who married twice in 1706 & 1708 in Leicester. I wonder if anyone reading this (new members perhaps) had any thoughts or ideas to help me in this "lifetime quest" - it certainly now feels like a lifetime!

From John Lynne
Does anyone have information regarding my Great Grandfather John Christopher Strange.I believe that he married Sarah Barber around 1854 and that they may have lived in the Brighton area around 1860?  I do not have any information  but have an ancient photograph of him.

From Lyn Gander in August 2005

I am researching my mothers maiden name of "HART" and have traced the direct line to a Francis Hart who married Mary Odell 7 Apr 1799, Wavenden, Bucks (Source: Parish Records).  According to the Posse Comutatus 1778 for Buckinghamshire he was resident in the parish of Wavendon and a farm servant.  The Harts can be traced back to 1625 in Wavendon but I can find no record of the birth or death of Francis.  I can only assume that he died between 1815 when his youngest son was born and 1824 when his father in law's will named Mary as a widow.

In Sept 1824 Francis and Mary had a son "William Strange Hart" (who died at Millbrook, Beds April 1823).  In my quest to find out more about Francis and his origins I wondered why he had given his son the second christian name of Strange when all of his other children had only one christian name.

On the a2a site for the London Metropolitan Archives. ( Francis' son Franklin who is my 3 x gt. grandfather went to London and became a master tailer in the City.) one of the files was entitled "STRANGE AND HART FAMILY".  It formed a number of records donated by Julius White and Bywater, now Machrell & Co.via the BRA on 21 October, 1981 which consisted of a number of wills.  Some were "Strange" wills, commencing with William Strange of Bishopsgate Street, London and Upton, Essex dated 1836, and some were "Hart" wills commencing with Charles Hart of Greenwich, Kent dated 1863 (who I subsequently found out was born in Banbury, Oxford)  The files showed no link between the two families.  Relatives examined the various wills at the London Metropolitan Archives but left none the wiser. William Strange named his wife Esther but she was in fact his second wife, his first pre deceasing him but I have not yet had the opportunity of researching his first marriage - was his first wife a Hart?  who knows.

From: Cheryl
21 Jan 2003
I am interested in my grandmother Mary Strange,who married a Coker and came to Australia in 1924, I think she was from London and then Essex.

From Karen Moulder   Hamilton, Bermuda
My maiden name was Strange, and I am descended from John Strange who was born in England in 1809, married Mary Dickinson, and their son James Strange born in England in 1845 who died in Phila. Pa. However,  I haven't been able to trace any further back nor do I know anything about them. Would you have any more information about the ancestors of these people?
From: Pam Mayhew
Subject: Alice Strange
My maternal grandmother (Eliza) Alice Strange was born 27.5.1881 at Aldershot, second daughter of William and Susan nee Barnett.

William was born Lambeth, Susan Aldershot. There was an older sister Martha and a younger brother William. I think I have found William on the 1851 census for Lambeth, son of Eliza Strange, head of household with a younger sister Nancy or could be Francy.

Eliza was born Bermondsey but cant read childrens birthplace, it definitely says Surrey but rest is illegible - possibly St Georges followed by query query query Eastbourne but that's Sussex.

So where do I look next?
I have two unwanted birth certificates
1. Alice May Strange, 11.5.1880 dau. William Herbert Strange and Alice nee Pearce, Southampton
2. Alice Strange, 22.5.1881 dau. George Thomas Strange and Emma nee Bush, Pimlico

From Bill Reed, Knoxville, Tennessee USA
Subject: Dandridge and Strange  Date sent: Tue, 5 Nov 2002
I have been investigating my wife's ancestry, she is deceased and left little to go on.  I susepct that she is descended from John Dandridge and Bridget Dugdale (married at St Mary Magdalene near Old Fish St in Middlesex, outskirts fo London).  Elizabeth probably married William Claiborne III and had children in England or in Virginia in the USA.  I find tht many people have entered data on John Dandridge of London, another John Dandridge (perhaps the same man) of Oxford, and still another John Dandridge (perhaps the same man) of Worcester. They may or may not be the same man.  I find that some of the Dandridge descendants of John include John, the father of Martha Dandridge who married in Virginia, first a Custis, and second, George Washington, the first president of the USA.  I find that John Strange Dandridge was listed in the community where some of the Dandridge ancestors lived. I also find that, perhaps coincidentally, Francis Dandridge of London left a will in which he named George Nares as a legatee. When I look up George Nares on the Internet, he is said to have married Jane Dandridge (probably an uncle or a brother in law to Francis Dandridge).  Francis Dandridge was closely related to Martha Dandridge (an uncle or a great uncle).  I see that there are also some possible connectons between Nares and Strange.
For Ed Hanson
I'm still searching for William Strainge, who was baptized at Benson, Oxon, 18 March 1792, the son of Hannah Ricketts (who later married the father, Thomas Strainge of Benson). William was called a yeoman of Benson (Bensington) in March 1811, when he was charged with being the father of a natural child of one Mary Ricketts, also of Bensington (probably a cousin of his); his father Thomas Strange, farmer of Bensington, co-signed the bond for William to appear at the next court [Oxfordshire Quarter Sessions Court, Easter term 1811. Oxfordshire Record Office]. The child was baptized at Benson, 14 July 1811, as William, natural son of Mary Ricketts.  He was probably the William Strainge of Benson, who married Charlotte West of Kingston Lisle, Berks, on 12 July 1814 at Kingston Lisle (witnesses: Ann Humphries, Martha Wajers, Daniel Isles). And they were probably the parents of the following children who were baptised at Faringdon, Berks, as the children of "William Strange, wagonner, and Charlotte": 1. George, bp. 18 April 1816; 2. Marianne, bp. 13 July 1817.  Then the trail runs dry, except that we know he was living in  1851 when he was mentioned in the will of his sister Sophia.  Paul Strange suggested the William of Chelsea who left a  widow Charlotte and an 1851 will, but on checking that found: William Strange of Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, grocer, made his will 24 April 1851 (proved 9 May 1851). He left to each of his six children (unnamed) 100 three per cent bank annuities; to wife Charlotte all the balance of his estate (PCC 1851 Middlesex May 421. PROB 11/2133/9). The IGI lists six children of William & Charlotte baptized at St Luke's, Chelsea: William, bp 11 Jan 1829; Robert, bp 11 Jan 1829; Charles, bp 14 Oct 1829; William, bp 19 Oct 1831; Emma, bp 11 Oct 1833; Fanny, bp 30 Sept 1835; Charlotte, bp 12 July 1837. Not impossible for him to have gone from being a wagonner in Berkshire to a grocer in Chelsea and to have six surviving children of eight born (although there is a 12-year gap between Marianne and William & Robert, who may have been twins or just baptized together).  However, I now find another one. William Strange of 76 Old Broad Street in the City of London made his will on 19 July 1855 (proved at the Principal Registry, 4 May 1858) and left his entire estate to his wife Charlotte, not mentioning any one else.  Has anyone come across this William of London? Or, for that matter, any other combination of William and Charlotte? Of course, they could just as easily emigrated and be lurking somewhere abroad!

Also William & Charlotte Strange (marriage not yet located). They had four children baptized at St Mary's, Staines, Middlesex: William, 25 Dec 1799; thomas, 6 Jan 1803; George, 8 Dec 1805; and Eliza, 31 Dec 1809. This William was probably the one baptized in the same parish, 16 July 1774, the son of Thomas Strange who married Mary Yeowell of Chertsey, Surrey, spinster, at St Mary's Staines, 9 Dec 1772 (witnesses: Ann Strange [her mark] and Robert Powell).

From Peter Foster
I am interested in the name Strange, but the Stranges from Warrington, which was my ex-wife's maiden name. I gather that the family ran a bakery in Warrington at 12 St James's St, Latch ford,and his horse & carts had "It's Strange where the bread comes from.   William James Strange lived in Warrington around the 1890's; he married Gertrude Arnold some time and had two children; Arnold , who went to China in the 20's as a missionary and William Howard. The family emigrated to Montreal at the turn of the century.  Arnold married in China and had two children.  He died there in the 1940's fleeing the Japanese.  His wife, Winfred eventually got back to the UK.  The two children were Kathleen and Beryl and both were interned by the Japanese.  After the war they returned to the UK.  Kathleen emigrated to Montreal in 1954 to see her grandmother and uncle.  That's where I met her and we were married in 1957. We came back to the UK in 1964; sadly the marriage did not last and we were divorced some 10 years ago.  Kathleen and her son have just returned from China were she was able to find the house she grow up in.
From Valerie Wotton, Sydney via Belinda
I have received from the Catholic Melbourne Diocesan Historical Commission a 1961 obituary of a cousin to my grandmother. It relates to Fr. Bernard McGrade, Catholic priest of Black Rock Victoria who died in 1961 (parents mentioned as Bernard and Mary Ann "both deceased"). It states that "principal mourner was Mrs G. Strange of Sydney, a cousin of the late Father McGrade". From the BDM website I found the marriage of Jean Lindsay McGRADE to Henry George (hence Mrs. "G") STRANGE in 1938 so believe this Jean is "the cousin" (but I cannot find her birth record to ascertain her parents names to see how she fits in so perhaps she was born after 1905).  If anyone comes across descendants of H. G. Strange and Jean L. McGrade/Flood please contact Valerie.
From Sandra in Ontario
Could anyone provide me with some insight on obtaining more information regarding a Mr. STRANGE who was a corest maker from London? The Stamford Mercury, Lincolnshire carried the following advertisement February 13, 1812:  STRANGE, Corset-maker (from Mrs. Long's, Duke-street, Manchester-square, London), returns thanks to the ladies of STAMFORD and MARKET DEEPING, for the encouragement he has received. After 30 years experience, he flatters himself that no person in Stamford or in the neighbourhood can shape Corsets to any pattern equal to himself.-Orders addressed to Strange, at Mr. Spademan's, shoemaker, Beast-market, Stamford, will be punctually attended to, and a pattern produced.
From: Mervyn Shearman  Sydney, Australia
Date sent: Thu, 7 Feb 2002
Subject:: John STRANGE, born Oxford

I am looking for a John STRANGE shown in the 1851 Census for Quenington, Gloucestershire as a tea dealer, age 21, born in [OXF] Oxford.  His mother's name was Mary. I am trying to find out whether she was the Mary FRANKLIN who married Thomas STRANGE at Quenington in 1832. In the 1851 Census Mary STRANGE was shown as a widow.  If the family still lived in Oxford in 1841, they may show up in the Census. It's a tall order, since I can't give the name of the parish, but if anyone comes across the name STRANGE in any parish baptism register around 1830, perhaps they could let me know.

From Terri - kaleb302004"at"yahoo.com.au 
I am searching for info on Edward STRANGE who married Mary Ann HOWE in 1876 in Sydney. Edward's father was William Strange who was born in Cambridgeshire and arrived in Australia in 1841.

From Mark Strange - mark"at"kempsford.net
I live in Kempsford Gloucestershire where my father and Grandfather have live(d) before me. I believe my Great grandfather was George Strange (who had 27 children)! I believe he moved to the Swindon Area but I would like to track down some details of this.

From Jean Williams - jean1.williams"at"ntlworld.com 
I am looking for the dates of death of the following people, all lived in Cholsey.
1.  Charles STRANGE born 1826. He was 54 in the 1881 census.
2.  Harriet STRANGE (formerly FRANCIS) born c. 1797 in East Ilsey
3.  Joseph STRANGE born 1763. Married Martha WARWICK in 1788. A baptism for Joseph would be nice too.
4.  I would also like the dob of John STRANGE who died in 1786 in Cholsey.
     He married Maria BENNETT in 1744 at St Helen's, Abingdon. Maria was born in Standlake, Abingdon;
     and I don't have her dob either.

Found two possible baptisms of my John STRANGE, details as follows:
Long Wittenham 13/01/1716 son of Adam and Elizabeth
Wallingford St Peter 24/01/1727 son of Thomas (no mother given).

John died in Cholsey in July 1786. He married Maria BENNETT at St Helen's Church, Abingdon.
My question is does anyone know the age of John when he died?

    Notes from MIs of St Mary's, Long Wittenham:  
    1. Adam STRANGE who died Augt ye 30 1769 at 44 years.
    2. To the memory of Rose relict of Adam STRANGE died 7 Jan 1800 aged 71.
    3. In memory of John STRANGE he died April 13 1780 aged 63 years.

From ken@kbstrange.freeserve.co.uk  13 Jun 2003   I am looking for any information re John Strange and Margaret Bresher. John was in the army with the Army Hospital and Medical Corp. His wife Margaret appears on the 1881 census as a visitor to the Herbert Hospital at Woolwich. but no mention of John. Known children John Robert bn.1871 Gibraltar, Mary Strange 1873. Gib. William Strange 1875 Gib. Victor Strange 1877 Ireland. Florenc Margaret Strange. 1878 Colchester. Francis Strange 1884 Colchester. Margaret Bresher was born in Canada.

From Betty Judge 17 Jun 2003  I am looking for a marriage between a William Strange and a Sarah.  William b abt 1789 Lyford (from census record) son of Francis Strange and Mary Day, and Sarah b abt 1781 possibly Aston? First child William b 1818.

From ken@kbstrange.freeserve.co.uk 13 Jun 2003 I am looking for any information re John Strange and Margaret Bresher. John was in the army with the Army Hospital and Medical Corp. His wife Margaret appears on the 1881 census as a visitor to the Herbert Hospital at Woolwich. but no mention of John. Known children John Robert bn.1871 Gibraltar, Mary Strange 1873. Gib. William Strange 1875 Gib. Victor Strange 1877 Ireland. Florenc Margaret Strange. 1878 Colchester. Francis Strange 1884 Colchester. Margaret Bresher was born in Canada.

From Jason  M.Tapia, jasonmtapia@cox.net  I was adopted, However by birth name is STRANGE.  My Grandfather is said to have been born in England (It says on my fathers birth cert. death cert. and a 1930 census here in the USA). His name was Albert Edwin Strange and from calculations off documents I figure he was born in 1891.
Any suggestions?

From Teri cantertrans@worldonline.co.za  My mothers name is Joanna Strang we are related to Thomas Bland Strange, Major General late R.A. Born 1832. He is a famous Strange; his son changed the surname back to its old spelling Strang. In the Kentish Independant for Jan 3 1852, "Gentleman Cadet Thomas Bland STRANGE to be second Lieutenant promoted to Captain Cleveland's Company, 12th Battalion". Please can you give me more information on my ancestors, I need it for a school project.

From Bill Hilton Jr., "The Piedmont Naturalist"  www.hiltonpond.org/GenealogyMain.html
I am looking for any info available about MARTHA ELIZABETH STRANGE,  probably born about 1800 or soon thereafter, perhaps in Hessia (Germany). I have no details except that she married JOHN SCHADE, about whom I also have no information.. Martha and John had at least a son (other children unknown): JACOB SCHADE SR., my great great grandfather, who was born 12 Feb 1834 in Solz, Rothenburg, Hessia (Gurhessen).  Jacob Served with 2nd Regiment of the Hussars (1855-58) and emigrated to Pittsburgh PA USA in October 1859, enlisted in 82nd PA Vol. Reg. Infantry at Pittsburgh on 29 Jul 1861; faught at Gettyburg PA, and mustered out as Corporal in Philadelphia on 16 Sep 1864. He married ELIZABETH LAUDERBACH/LAUTERBACK on 27 Dec 1864 and moved to Carnegie (Mansfield) PA on 3 May 1866, where he died on 20 Jan 1913.
From Zara 5 Jan 2004 "Could someone possibly shed some light on a W. R. Strange who was commissioned as a Cornet (2nd Lieutenant) in the East India Company Army at Fort William (Calcutta, India) in 1827?"
From Denny Prussian
Richard Strange was born 1799 or 1800. Indentured to Dr. Samuel Waterman Viveash and departed Wiltshire aboard the 'Britomart' in 1838 bound for Western Australia.  Married Sarah Stephens, 1843, York W.A.; I'd love to find Richard's parents.
From Kay
William Alloway Strange came to the U.S. landed at Jamestown Virginia on a ship called George in 1619. He returned to Scotland and got married and came back to America in 1635. This is my line; does anybody have this information I would love to share what I have but don't know where I fit in.  His son Abner is my ggggg granfather I sure could use some help on this line

From Dorothy (Dccgram31(at)aol(dot)com on 13 Aug 2004 - Strange family of SC, GA and maybe FL 
I am seeking information on my 2g. grfather, John Henry STRANGE.  born about 1835 in SC.  Parents unknown. Married Mary A., possibly Mary A. Mills , in Marion, FL.  Seven children by Mary A.   Married Mollie Carin 7Jan 1874.  Five children by Mollie.  Lived in Barnwell Dist. SC for 1860 census; Mitchell Co. GA for 1870 census, and Baker Co. GA for the 1880 Census.  Died 21Nov 1891 in GA. Any help appreciated.

From John Sims (js007d1621[at]blueyonder[dot]co[dot]uk)
I am trying to trace someone that had a painting in some hall the painter was my great grand mother Almond Le Strange also 1st counsin Ann Le Strange before 1816. Relatives of James Strange who was married to Elizabeth Bailey Thompson

From Beverley Harsh (bevni[at]tesco[dot]net) Apr 2005
Looking for information about  Theodore Victor L'Estrange, born c 1894, place unknown in 1901 English census in a children's home as ESTRANGE).  He was my friend's grandfather and knew nothing whatsoever of his ancestry.  Never had a birth certificate, no registration has been found in England.

In the Family Tree Magazine Feb 2004, enquirer 29919 Miss F Barber,41 Florence Rd, Walton on the Naze, Essex CO 14 8 HP.asking for info on LeSTRANGE Canada and LeSTRANGE USA.

In the Practical Family History Magazine  March 2004, enquirer  J I Powell 10 Albion Rd. Pitstone,Leighton Buzzard. LU 79 AY asking for info on Hannah STRANGE  Fyfield

From Liz Beard" <lz_beard@yahoo.co.uk> Nov 2005
I am trying to find info on Mary Ann Strange b Chieveley, Berkshire 1810, sister of my GrGrGr Grandmother. She married William Strange. In 1851 census she was living with parents in Kintbury, Berkshire (8miles from where I live now!)she was a widow.  1861 census she was living at St Saviour, Paddington with her daughter, Rose E Strange b Chieveley 1842 and Arthur T Strange b 1838 Abingdon (head).  I cannot find them on the  Middlesex page and what happened to Mary A and Rose E after 1861.

Marg Keeble said:
This William is one of mine.  He married 3 times.
1.Christian Ann Tomkins
2.Ann Waite
3 Mary Bartholomew who was the sister of Kate who married his son, Francis.
William was born in St Lukes Finsbury and his father Francis was born in All Saints South Elmham.

Betty Judge says:
I have  notes on William Strange widower of St Helens Abingdon who married Mary Ann Bartholomew daughter of Joseph Bartholomew 4 dec 1834 by license Chieveley . Witnesses: Joseph Bathaolomew and Kate Bartholomew three children are noted:all born Chievely: Paul 1837; Arthur 1838; Rose Emily bap 17 march 1841 father listed at wine merchant of Chievely late of Abingdon,.Was William Strange married firstly to Ann Tomkins 1812 and his son Francis married  a Kate Bartholomew bef 1842?

Liz is investigating .....
Yes Betty, William was married three times. His second wife, Ann Waite, was Francis's mother, Francis married Kate Bartholomew (my grgrgr grmother)in Lambeth 1841.  Williams 3rd wife was Mary Ann Bartholomew, Kates sister and their children were Paul, Arthur and Rose Emily.  Which makes Kate Bartholomews father inlaw her brother inlaw!!! When William died Mary Ann lived at Kintbury and eventually ended up living with Arthur and Rose. Do we know what happened to Arthur?  I have conflicting info on Arthur, Ancestry.com say he was born in Abingdon others say he was born in Chieveley?

Betty Judge adds:
On the  Mormon Church records there is a Arthur STRANGE b abt 1838 Chiereley Berks (spelt that way) son of William Strange and  Mary Ann Batholomew, another son is Paul STRANGE  b abt 1837 Chiereley.Submitted in 1991 by a LDS Member of the Church.  There was an Arthur STRANGE died Sep 1871 Bradfield, b abt 1836 Bradfield Berks. Also sumitted in 1991 by a LDS member,


Does anyone have the current e-mail address for Roseanne Loutit?
The last I had is bouncing (rioutit@ozemail.com.au). I have a record dated Nov 1998 that she was interested in William STRANGE who married Sarah HESTER and later Ann WHITE - his children were born in Stokenchurch and would like to bring Roseanne into the fold if possible.
Mike Strange 

From Julie (quarriequarters(at)yahoo(dot)com) 21 Oct 2004:
I am trying to find my biological father,Arthur Lee Strange. Born in Paradise Missouri in or about 1908.  I have tried several times before the advent of the computer and the Internet and ran into a dead end. I don't know anything about him until the year 1942 or 1943. My mother Lucille Sperske came to California from Michigan to find work during the war and went to work for Lockheed in the Los Angeles area. She met Arthur, supposedly a test pilot for Lockeed, for the Lightning project. They fell in love, got married and mother got pregnant with me. He did not want any children so mother packed her bags and went home to Michigan. She never had any more contact (as far as I know )with Arthur. She told me he went down with his ship during the war. She had no pictures or papers that I knew about. But she wore a thin gold wedding band till the day she married my step father and wore his ring. Mother passed away in 1993 unexpectedly without leaving me anything of my father. I have gotten conflicting stories from my mother's family. Upon receiving my birth certificate from Michigan, I found his birth place and age, 36. I believe he remarried in the 50's to a woman named Bernice, in Las Vegas. My last dead end was in the state of Washington. Could anyone shed some light and help me.  

From Michelle (kuehl6_3(at)msn(dot)com) who wrote on  21 Jun 2004 :
I am trying to locate any living  family members of my Grandmother (who recently passed).  They are in England  (Cambridge) or possibly Africa with the last name of Strange.  Her Father's name was Donald Purcival (Boat builder??), Mother-Janet Baker (ran a boarding  house for college students), Brother-Donald Oliver (Pest Control) and his  Children are Nicholas and Penelope Strange.  My Grandmother was born in  November of 1920 and her brother was younger than her (not sure how much).   She also had an adopted cousin name Doris Lander in Cambridge.

From Liz Horner

In my attempts to trace the marriage of my ggm Elizabeth Strange, b.1858, and whether she is
the mother of Frederick Strange age 4 in 1881 and living with her parents, I have obtained
these certificates.  Please let me know if you are interested in any of them. 
1 Birth: 1855 Nov 19 Watlington, Elizabeth Ellen, Father, William Henry Strange, Painter and glazier, Mother Mary Ann Strange formerly King, 2  Marriage: 1890 Feb 02 Edward Wallington of Bethnal Green, and Elizabeth Strange, 30, widow, Bethnal Green 3  Marriage: 1890 Aug 04. Marriage: August 4 l890 Charles Curling, 20 and Elizabeth Strange, 20, Spinster, Camberwell. 4 Marriage: 1899 Feb 12, William Edward Seymour, 22, and Elizabeth Strange, 23, spinster, Tottenham. 5 Marriage: 1900 Jul 04, Charles George Miller, 32 builder, and Elizabeth Strange, 32, father Frederick Bailey Strange, (dec) in the Parish Church of Acton, 6 Marriage: Church of St Chad, Haggerston, Robert Hunter, 25, and Elizabeth Ameila (sic) Strange, 23, 7 Marriage: Congregational Church old Town Clapham, 24 Jun 1891 John Thomas Bottrill, 27, of Reading, & Emily Strange, 21, 8 Marriage: St Marys Lewisham, 23 Feb 1901, Frederick William Davison, 50, and Emily Strange, 33 9 Marriage: St Johns Reading, 1 Oct 1900 Frederick Strange, bachelor, Labourer, of 26 Albert Road Father George Richard Strange & Alice Louisa Barnes, 26, same address, 10 Birth of the above Frederick in 1877. 11 Birth Frederic James, 23 Jun1877, Father John James Strange, Limehouse 12 Birth John Frederick, 13 Nov 1878 father John Strange, Kentish town

From Betty Judge:
Re Liz's certificates, the one for the marriage of John Thomas Bottrill 27 of Reading and Emily Strange 21. at Old Town Clapham 24 June 1891. I worked for a firm called Archer. Bottrill & Fuller, in Broad Street Reading. from abt 1948-1953. The director was called Wm S Bottrill,who lived at Shinfield.   Confirmed by his secretary that his middle name was Strange. What a small world !!! Betty

From: Betty Judge
I have a birth certificate for HILDA STRANGE 9 Sep 1896 53 Brook St High Wycombe. Father PHILIP STRANGE, Chair maker. .mother LOUISA STRANGE formerly MacDermot.You are  welcome to the certificate if it is part of your family tree. I obtained it in error, looking for my mother in law HILDA STRANGE.
From Jane Fields
Date sent: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 - Subject: Matilda STRANGE
Does anyone have information on the surname STRANGE? I have a cross stitched sampler that has been handed down in my grandmother's family that was worked by Matilda STRANGE at age 9 in 1838...making her birthyear abt.  1827?
I've found a connection between my LEE ancestors and the STRANGE family in that George LEE married (bef. 1836) Catherine Ann STRANGE b. 1813 d. 1896 and they had 7 children. (I descend from their youngest--Henry More LEE.).   One of Catherine Ann's siblings was named Matilda but the date of the sampler does not correspond with the ages of the siblings. I've been trying to make a connection to this sampler for years....almost there!!

Response from Heather Olsen - Can you tell me where these people lived?  There is probably no connection, but I have a Thomas Strange who took over a business in High Wycombe, Bucks in about 1825 that previously belonged to a John Lee.

Helen Habergham (4helenmothergoose(dot)4(at)tiscali(dot)co(dot)uk asked on 11 Jul 2004:
Does anyone on the list have a Arthur Strange carman of London who died in august 1902 ? I have a photo of a tiled plaque which reads:
Arthur Strange carman of London and Mark Tomlinson on a desperate venture to save two girls from a quicksand in Lincolnshire were themselves engulfed. Aug.25.1902.  Happy to forward a copy.