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STRANGE in Gloucestershire
1. Parishes

Abson - Source: FHL Number 1596177 Dates: 1600-1812
British Vital Records
Baptisms - all STRANGE
1617 Nov 01 Katherin of Walter STRANGE
1663 Feb 10 Mary of Rich STRANGE
1665 Jul 11 William of Richard STRANGE
1668 Dec 08 Kathrin of Anthony STRANGE
1671 May 10 Arthur of Richard STRANGE
1729 Jun 15 Hannah of Thomas STRANGE and Mary
1730 Jan 01 William of Thomas STRANGE and Mary
1732 Jul 07 Margaret of Richard STRANGE and Margaret
1736 Aug 29 Margaret of Richard STRANGE and Margaret
1736 Nov 05 Ann of Thomas STRANGE and Mary
1739 Feb ?? Joan of Thomas STRANGE and Mary
1739 Jul ?? Richard of Richard STRANGE and Margaret
1742 Apr 11 George of Thomas STRANGE and Mary
1771 Sep 30 Thomas of George STRANGE and Mary
1773 Jul 01 Betty of William STRANGE and Betty
1773 Oct 29 Mary of Thomas STRANGE and Mary
1774 Jul 03 George of George STRANGE and Mary

Some Burials:
1820 Dec 24 Richard STRANGE age 82 living at Wick
1859 Jan 02 Thomas STRANGE age 17 Living at Wick & Abson 

Acton Turville - St Mary
National Burial Index
1868 FEb 26 Mary Ann STRANGE 35

Ampney Crucis - Holy Rood
[partial, taken from microfilm at Society of Genealogists]
1838 Jul 29 Ellen STRANGE, d William & Mary, labourer
1839 Aug 11 Reuben STRANGE, s William & Mary, farmer
1842 Feb 17 Angelina STRANGE, d William & Mary, farmer, priv admitted into church, 10 April
1845 Aug 03 Hester Rebecca STRANGE, d William & Mary, farmer
1848 Aug 06 Thomas STRANGE, s William & Mary, slater
1854 Mar 05 William STRANGE, s William & Mary, slater
1859 Jun 02 William STRANGE, s Eliab & Ann, game keeper
1861 Mar 03 Charles STRANGE, s Eliab & Ann, gamekeeper
1881 Apr 09 John STRANGE, s Eliab & Ann, gamekeeper, age 15y
1881 Apr 09 Edward STRANGE, s Eliab & Ann, gamekeeper, age 14y
1832 Dec 24 John STRANGE otp m Jane Scriven of Fairford
            (witnesses: William Waite, Elizabeth Waite)
1860 Feb 13 Mary STRANGE, 50 (NBI said 1861)
1872 Dec 24 William STRANGE, 61

Ampney St Peter - St Peter Church
National Burial Index
1825 Apr 01 Ann STRANGE 76 (Did he live in Ampney Crucis - see PCC Wills?)
1836 Oct 25 John STRANGE 85
1840 Nov 10 Reuben STRANGE 15 m
1846 Jun 23 John STRANGE 12
1848 Oct 01 Thomas STRANGE 3 m
1840 Nov ?? Reuben STRANGE 15 m

Beverston - St Mary the Virgin
National Burial Index
1830 Dec 15 Emma STRANGE 21
1834 Dec 28 Thomas STRANGE 9 m 1835 Mar 11 Betty STRANGE 39

1799 Jan 6 Alfred STRANGE baseborn son of Elizabeth STRANGE
1804 Mar 30 Eleanor STRANGE baseborn daughter of Elizabeth STRANGE -ditto -ditto-

1803 Sep30 Elizabeth STRANGE

Bitton - St Mary
Some burials:
1814 Jul 07 George STRANGE 74 living at Beach
1824 Dec 10 Thomas STRANGE 80 living at Bitton
1826 Jun 21 Rachel STRANGE 75 living at Bitton

From: Lisbet Hay
I have a Hannah STRANGE in my Tree, she was born in Bitton, Avon, date unknown, husband: John Young B: 1735 Charlcombe or Corston. D: 1799 Camerton Court Farm, Corston.
Children: John 1761, Thomas 1764, Moses 1765, William 1769
A reference to a Mary Strange of Bitton, from a Gloucestershire Calendar of Wills, 1793, can be found here:

Brimscombe - Holy Trinity

National Burial Index
1854 Feb 27 Hephzibah STRANGE 1+

Bristol, Holy Trinity
- Source: FHL Number 1596359 Dates: 1832-1895
British Vital Records
Baptisms - all STRANGE
1862 Dec 07 James Albert OF William Paul STRANGE and Ellen

Bristol, St James - Source: FHL Number 1596535 Dates: 1830-1888
British Vital Records
Baptisms - all STRANGE
1830 Aug 01 Edward of George STRANGE and Mary
1833 Aug 25 Emma of George STRANGE and Mary
1837 May 14 William Vowles STRANGE of George STRANGE and Mary
1841 Mar 28 Jane of Samuel STRANGE and Jane
1843 May 07 Louisa of Samuel STRANGE and Jane

Bristol, St Michael's
- Source: FHL Number 1595867 Dates: 1813-1870
British Vital Records
Baptisms - all STRANGE
1828 Jun 01 George of George STRANGE and Mary

From: Paul STRANGE
Bristol (UK) trade directory entries 1841 - 1871 / Matthew's Directory
Only census year entries checked.
S. D. STRANGE French Polisher 29 Milk Street

No STRANGE entries

From: Ed Hanson
My great-great-grandfather's brother, William Strainge, he was mentioned in his sister's will in 1851, so I knew that he was living then, but this is the first information that links him with Bristol. He was baptized at Benson, Oxfordshire, in 1792.  It appears that he  had an illegitimate son, William, by Mary Ricketts at Benson in 1811.  He married Charlotte West at Kingston Lisle, Berks, in 1814.  They were probably the parents of George (bp 1816) and Marianne (bp 1817) at Faringdon, Berks.  The 1851 census gives his wife as Sarah, and the probate record gives: William Strainge late of Thomas-street in the City of Bristol Ostler deceased 4 Nov. 1859 at the said city.  Letters of administration were granted at Bristol, 1 Feb. 1860, to Sarah Strainge of Tozer-court Thomas-street aforesaid, widow of said  deceased.  Effects under £200.  There is a family named "Strainge" in the Bristol area, and I am now wondering if they descend from William Strainge of Benson.  Has anyone on the list been researching in the Bristol area?

E STRANGE Boot & Shoe Maker 1 Churchill Place, Up. Easton
George STRANGE Newsagent & bookseller 1 West Street
STRANGE & Co Beer merchant 2 Stephens Avenue

S. M. STRANGE 2 Carolina (or Caroline) Row, King Street (no occupation)
Samuel STRANGE clerk of Maryport Church 3 Lodge Street
Geo. STRANGE as 1851

From Nancy Strange  26 Sep 2005
Subject: Strange and Rogers in Bristol My father Ronald Frederick George Strange b.4 Apr. 1905. His father Frederick George Strange(several Frederick George Strange from that area.)Question as to which Frederick was his father. There is a Frederick Strange in Bristol in  that time frame that was born in Bitton. Also Siddington, Glou , and one inWiltshire.His mother Lillian Beatrix Rogers b.1877 St. Georges of Solomon Rogers and Emily? In the 1881 and 1891 census at 15 Park Row, Bristol,  St. Phippip and Jacob Out

From Barry Taylor Jan 2006
I am looking into the Bristol Stranges but I have only just started to do so. I had a "Strange" Family connection in the Bristol area as being the Black sheep of the family - this being mentioned by my Aunt. As a result I had them linked into the Gravesend family but from recent information the Bristol family I have put below are linked into to them ---- but it now emerges it must be further back in the 1700-1800's and not as I or we had assumed, thus the info as it stands now is as I said below but we (a Strange in the USA from this line) are slowly obtaining the Certificates to see what is correct or not correct as they were told they are descended from L'Strange and related to the Boat Builder etc from Scarborough.

Descendants of George Strange
1 GEORGE STRANGE born 1830 in Bristol, GLS; Occ: 1881, Stationer; Residence: 1881, 2 West
  Street, Bristol St Philip & Jacob Out, GLS
  + ELIZA HOBBERT Bet. Jul - Sep 1848 in Bedminster Ref 11 68 (NC), born 1832, Bristol, GLS
    2 GEORGE HENRY STRANGE, b. Bet. Apr - Jun 1850, Bristol St Philips,
      GLS - Ref Wycombe 6 462 (NC); d. Siblings & Parents could be wrong.
      Occ: 1881, Railway Clerk; Residence: 1881, 28 Morley Terrace, Bristol St Philip &
      Jacob Out, Gloucester. On son's Marriage Cert name is Signed Geo. Hy. Strange
      + MARY ANN ELIZABETH COLLINS 01 Sep 1871 Bristol Register Office, GLS Ref 6a 146 (BMD),
        daughter of WILLIAM COLLINS and ELLEN SKINNER; born 1852 in Bristol Kingsdown, GLS
      3 ELLEN ELIZABETH3 STRANGE, b. 1872, Bristol Kingsdown, GLS
        Census: 1881 named Ellen and Helen in 1901; Occ: 1901, Tailoress
      3 GEORGE CHARLES STRANGE, b1874 Bristol Kingsdown, GLS;
        Occ: 1901, Painter,House Decorator
        + EDITH GREENSLADE, Bet. Apr - Jun 1904, Bristol, GLS Ref 6a 168; b. Aug 1880, Stroud,
          GLS; Occ: 1901, Tailoress[to be confirmed for Edith and parents and Siblings.]
      3 EDWARD AUGUSTUS HENRY JOHN STRANGE, b. 1876, Bristol Kingsdown, GLS; Census: 1901, not
        with Family; Occ: 1901, Publican & Engine Fitter; Res: 1901, Bristol, GLS
        From Probate Index: Augustus Henry John Strange otherwise Edward Augustus of
        6 Little Victoria-street tapleton-road Bristol died 31 October 1932 at the Royal
        Infirmary Bristol. Probate Bristol 14 Dec to Rose Elizabeth Strange widow.
        Effects £1021.16s.5d.
        + ROSE ELIZABETH PARKER, Bet. Jul - Sep 1900, Bristol, GLS Ref 6a 413 (BMD);
          b. Abt. 1879, Bristol, GLS  [Not sure if this is his marriage]
             Marriages Sep 1900
             Gill,  Thomas William         Bristol  6a 413
             Groves,  Lilian Adeline       Bristol  6a 413
             Parker,  Rose Elizabeth       Bristol  6a 413
             Strange,  Edward Augustus H J Bristol  6a 413
      3 FREDERICK EDWIN STRANGE, b. 1878, Bristol Kingsdown, GLS
        (NC is Frederick Leighs H B A bn in Barton R -  Ref 6a 194 - query on meaning?).
        Emmigrated to Toronto, Canada around 1912 with wife and Children; Occ: 1914,
        Butcher/Grocer; Residence: 1881, with Grandfather William Collins
        + BEATRICE LOTTIE ROGERS 23 May 1901 in Established > Church, Stepleton, Bristol,
          daughter of SOLOMON ROGERS and EMILY CAINES; born Oct-Dec 1883 in Bristol, GLS - Ref
          Barton R 6a 94 (NC); Occ: 1901, Dress Maker; died 1970 in Toronto, Canada
          Marriage details Jun 1904 in BMD give:
          Rogers  Beatrice Lottie    Bristol  6a 388
          Strange  Frederick Edwin     Bristol  6a 388
        4 RONALD FREDERICK GEORGE STRANGE, b. 04 Apr 1905, 27 Cossham Road, St George, Bristol,
          GLS; d. 27 Sep 1990, Homosassa, Florida, USA; > Occ: Boat Builder
          + (1) EDITH MARY FLINT 06 Nov 1923, Toronto, Canada, daughter of JAMES FLINT and
                ROSA SELLEN; born 1905 in England.
          + (2) CATHERINE CLARA LYDIA SHANTZ Aft. 1934, Detroit, Michigan, USA, daughter of
                ABNER SHANTZ and CLARA GUENZLER; born 22 Aug 1918 Detroit, Michigan, died
                15 Dec 1989 in Homosassa, Florida, USA; Occ: 1911, Dress Operator
          5 NANCY ELIZABETH NAOMI5 STRANGE, b. 05 Nov 1946, Detroit, Michigan.
          5 KAREN MICHELE STRANGE, b. 1955, Ft Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
        4 CLIFFORD GEO SIMPSON STRANGE, b. Oct-Dec 1906, Bristol, Somerset; d. 1991;
          Census: 1901, Visitor Home of Julie Russell (62 yrs)?
          + MAY (NEE?) STRANGE Aft 1922; born Abt. 1906, Toronto, Canada.
          5 MARY STRANGE, b. Abt. 1946, Toronto, Canada.
          5 HELEN STRANGE, b. Abt. 1949, Toronto, Canada.
          5 DIANE STRANGE, b. Abt. 1951, Toronto, Canada.
        4 DOROTHY (DORIS) STRANGE, b. 1910, Bristol, Somerset
      3 JESSIE LILIAN STRANGE b. Apr - Jun 1880 Bristol St Philips, GLS - Ref Barton 6a 121
        Residence: 1901, With Father and listed as Visitor
        + FRANCIS EDWARD BLANDFORD Jul-Sep 1899 Bristol, GLS Ref 6a 435 (BMD), son of JOHN
          BLANDFORD and ELIZA BLANDFORD; born 1864 Bristol, GLS; Occ: 1901, Upholsterer;
          Residence: 1901, 2 Wilson Street, Bristol
        4 DOROTHEA J4 BLANDFORD, b. Nov 1900, Bristol, GLS
      3 REGINALD ALBERT STRANGE, b. Bet. Oct - Dec 1878, Bristol Kingsdown, GLS
        Ref Bristol 6a 47; Occ: 1901, Cycle Machinist
      3 JESSIE LILIAN STRANGE, b. Bet. Apr - Jun 1880, Bristol St Philips, GLS
        Ref Barton 6a 121.
      3 ALFRED PATRICK STRANGE, b. 1881, Bristol, GLS; Occ: 1901, General Labourer
        + DAISY SMITH, Bet. Oct - Dec 1905, Bristol, GLS 6a 386; b. Abt. 1871
      3 MINNIE ADALINE STRANGE, b. 1883, Bristol, GLS
        + WILLIAM WATERS, Bet. Jul - Sep 1907, Bristol, GLS Ref 6a 245 (BMD); b. c1883
          Occ: 1901, Cigar Maker
      3 KATHLEEN NORAH STRANGE, b. Bet. Apr - Jun 1885, Bristol, GLS - Ref Barton 6a 136.
        Occ: 1901, Milliner
      3 GLADYS EVELINE STRANGE, b. Bet. Oct - Dec 1888, Bristol, GLS - Ref Barton 6a 135.
    2 FANNY STRANGE born 1854 in Bristol, GLS; Occ: 1881, Stationers Assistant 
      + JOSEPH FENNESEY Aft. 1870; born Abt 1854 in; died Bef. 1881
      3 KATE3 FENNESEY, b. 1876, Bristol, GLS
    2 EMMA EUGENIE STRANGE born Bet. Apr - Jun 1856 in Bristol, GLS - Ref Clifton 6a 101;
      + CHARLES GOULSTONE Jul-Sep 1878 Bristol, GLS Ref 6a 156 (BMD); born 1858, Bristol, GLS
        Occ: 1881, Pianoforte Carrier; Residence: 1881, 1 Terrell St, Bristol St James In, GLS
        Note: Taken GOULSTONE as the marriage due to 1881 Census details but 1881 lists Emma
        as Born in 1860
        Marriages Sep 1878:
        GOULSTONE Charles John Bristol  6a 156
        SMITH  Alfred Job      Bristol  6a 156
        STRANGE Emma Eugenie   Bristol  6a 156
      3 CHASSE GOULSTONE, b. 1879, Bristol, GLS
      3 ALICE GOULSTONE, b. 1880, Bristol, GLS>
    2 ALBERT V STRANGE, b. 1852, Bristol, GLS; Occ: 1881, Compositors Reader; Residence: 1881,
      Lodger at 17 Brand St, Greenwich, Kent - home of Widow Anne  Shaw and her children
    2 FANNY STRANGE, b. 1854, Bristol, GLS
    2 EMMA EUGENIE STRANGE, b. Bet. Apr - Jun 1856, Bristol, GLS Ref Clifton 6a 101;
      d. (Marriage Or Children NC as correct).
    2 ELLEN STRANGE, b. Bet. Oct - Dec 1862, Bristol, GLS, Ref Clifton 6a 125; Occ: 1881,
      Stationers Assistant
    2 JESSIE LILIAN STRANGE, b. 1862, Bristol, GLS; d. Married or Died bef 1881
      There is only one Jessie in the 1881 Census and she is the daughter of this Jessie's
      brother George Henry. But I cannot find this Jessie, is this an error?  I and another
      researcher believe this one died before 1881
    2 FRANK ADOLPHUS STRANGE, b. Bet. Jul - Sep 1866, Bristol, GLS - Ref Clifton 6a 156;
      Occ: 1881, Stationers Assistant; Residence: 1901, Bristol, GLS
      + AMY FLORENCE JENKINS, Bet. Apr - Jun 1896, Barton R  6a 168; b. 1874, Bristol, GLS;
        d. (Not found in the 1881 Census
    2 ALFRED EDMUND STRANGE, b. Bet. Jan - Mar 1871, Bristol, GLS - Ref Clifton 6a 156.

Ed Hanson said, I think that you can safely secure George Henry in the family that you suggest, as the 1861 census gives the following:
Bristol, St Philip & St Jacob (West Street, bookshop)
George Strange, 32, stationer, b Bristol
Eliza Strange, wife, 30, b Bristol
George H. Strange, son, 11, b Bristol
Albert Strange, son, 9, b Bristol
Fanny Strange, dau, 7, b Bristol
Emma Strange, dau, 5, b Bristol
Kate Strange, dau, 3, b Bristol
Jessie Strange, dau, 1, b Bristol

This raises a question about the Jessie Lilian you have born in 1862,but she appears as
a 1-year-old in 1861.

Pigot's Directory for Gloucestershire, 1830 - Cheltenham and neighbourhood only:
Thomas STRANGE, Plasterer/Bricklayer, Back of Sherborne Place.

1851 Census
HO 107/1973
Part of Cheltenham
Schedule 141
John KIRK 46 Wesleyan Minster Thirsk and family
Anne STRANGE Servant 22 Nursemaid Stroud
HO 107/1973
Parish of Cheltenham, Bath Road, Great Norwood Street, Upper Bath Street, Portman Terrace,
Bath Terrace, VictoriaPlace, Northwick Terrace, Commercial Street, Gratten Terrace, Norwood
Place, Providence Terrace.
Schedule 19
William STRANGE 23 Coal merchant Shurdington
Beatrice STRANGE 26 Minchinhampton
Cornelius STRANGE 5m Cheltenham
Maria WHITFIELD Visitor 19 Needlewoman Cheltenham

From: Richard Hodgson, West Sussex, UK, Email for genealogical matters:

I would like any info on Thomas STRANGE of Chesterton, Glos, whose dau Elizabeth married William West, 1st Baron de la Warr (my wie's 12ggrandfather) in 1551.  The LDS site gives a variety of dates and places; most say 1551, and many say Sussex (some Offington Sussex), some say Chesterton, and some Wherwell, Hants (where the West family were).  The marriage is noted in Burkes etc.  Since I guess it is before parish registers (I haven't checked for Chesterton), the exact place and date is not known. Thomas must have been a fairly big cheese to have married off his duaghter so well. So I would have thought there would be info available about him?  There is a will of a Thomas STRANGE gent of Chesterton dated 1595 which may be relevant and worthy of investigation.

Chipping Campden
The following from David Howell:
STRANGEs' had a quarry in Chipping Campden. Mrs STRANGE used live next to my parents in the 1970s - so the family were [& may still be quarrying] mid last century. Just had a quick look at a Campden book & it mentions STRANGEs in late 1200s - daughter of Roger de Somery wife of Sir John Extraneo [or STRANGE]. Two quarter's of the manor Sir John Strang'es & ... Were united in 1295.

John Lawford - born Stoke Gifford 1609, died 1688, married Elizabeth STRANGE (1611 - 1697) in 1663:
Children: Mary, Ann, Elizabeth, Ann, John, Daniel, Mary & Elizabeth Born between 1639 and 1654.

Cirencester - St John the Baptist

National Burial Index
1851 Mar 01 Miriam STRANGE 76

Robert Strange
From Mark Strange:
I ran across records in a recently published history book of a Robert Strange, co-owner with a Thomas Croft, John Jay, William Spencer, Robert Thorne of an 80 ton merchant vessel (name unavailable) out of Bristol circa 1480 working the trade route between Bristol & Spain/Portugal.  I am trying to find out if there is a connection between this Strange and the merchant Stranges out of Bideford/Devon in 1500-1600s. (The source was "To Rule the Waves" by Arthur Herman. The reference to Robert Strange is on page 31 and mentions John Lloyd as the captain of the "Trinity" co-owned by Robert, Thorne and the others).

From Doug Walker:
Robert Strange was a Bristol merchant and mayor of Bristol in 1474, '82 and '89. Robert's father John was mayor of Cirencester and his brother Richard's descendent Robert (1497-1589) was High Bailiff there. There was apparently a third brother - perhaps he was the one who went to Bideford? Incidentally, I think that the Robert Thorne you mention was the father of Robert and Nicholas Thorne who obtained a charter from Henry VIII in 1532 founding Bristol Grammar School.

Seen in the historic King's Head Hotel
In 1550 it was owned by a gentleman named Robert STRANGE who was a clothier and High Bailiff of Cirencester in 1553. He was also thought to be High Bailiff of Gloucester and he died in 1588.  The King's Head then passed, with twelve other properties, to his grandson Robert STRANGE of Somerford Keynes who dies in 1654 and there is a large marble monument in the village church. As he was unmarried his estates were divided between his sisters. The youngest, Katherine was the wife of Sir Robert Jocelyn of Sawbridgeworth and they had a son, Sir STRANGE Jocelyn.   A survey of the STRANGE estate in May 1655 reads: "Amos Dauntsey: messuage, backsude and gardens in Cheping street called the King's Head with glass. Waynescott and implements of household: tavernes adjoining belonging to another messuge called Antilopp: rights of way throu the antilopp; another messuage belonging to the property of Cricklade Street"

Regarding the above Robert STRANGE, d. 1654; the Huntington Library has a copy of "The efficiency of Gods grace in bringing gain-saying sinners to Christ: a sermon preached at Summerford in Wiltshire, at the funerall of that pious and worthy young gentleman, Robert STRANGE : with a narrative of his short but wellspent life, by Simeon Ashe."  In the publication of his sermon, Mr. Ashe refers to the following family relationships:
- Lady Margaret Hungerford, Aunt
- Robert Joselin, John Foyle, Richard Southbye, Esquires, and Brothers in Law (husbands of sisters of Robert STRANGE)

From Robert Henderson
found this site by a Bristol native seems very interesting:
"Robert Henderson-Askew - Bristol - The Age of Discovery
For some of our merchants who had grown very rich during the previous years, it wasn't such a financial risk to send out ships looking for new lands and new markets.  In 1460 the younger Canynges owned nine ships and employed 800 men. Thomas Strange, in 1480, owned twelve ships, another prominent ship owner was John Goodman. The sailors of Bristol had heard tales of 'Vinland' to the west through their trade with Iceland. From Spain and Portugal they had bought back tales of the 'Western Isles' and the 'Island of Brazil'. In 1480, John Jay the younger financed a cruise by a 80-ton ship, captained by a Welshman, Thomas Lloyd to seek the 'Island of Brazil'. After spending nine weeks in the Atlantic the ship returned to Bristol, its mission unfulfilled. Another voyage, the following year also returned empty handed."

In "Abstracts of Wiltshire Inquisitions post mortem, returned into the Court of Chancery," published by the British Record Society, in the first volume is an abstract for Robert Straunge, Esquire of Somerford Keynes, d.26 Dec 1630, which refers to other properties in Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, and includes the following family information:
Parents buried at Somerford Keynes
Wife: Jane, daughter of Sir Anthony Hungerford
Brothers: Anthony Straunge and Michael Straunge
Father: Michael Straunge
Sisters: Bridget Straunge, Coxwell
Daughters: Margaret, Ann, Katherine, Jane
Son and heir born 1 June 1631 (after Robert's death)

Cold Aston - St Andrew
National Burial Index
1832 Jun 01 Worthy STRANGE 3m
1834 Dec 17 John STRANGE 17
1840 Dec 31 Mary STRANGE 52
1841 Jun 12 Matthew STRANGE 57
1841 Jun 12 George STRANGE 16
1841 Aug 10 Dinah STRANGE 26
1851 May 08 Jane STRANGE 69
1855 Feb 12 Thomas STRANGE 71
1857 Mar 24 Frederick STRANGE inf
1859 Jun 30 Kate STRANGE inf
1861 Mar 21 Oliver STRANGE 7

See Dyrham cum Hinton

Downend - Christchurch
1856 Apr 13 William STRANGE age 2+, living at Staple Hill
1857 Aug 25 Thomas STRANGE age 99, living at  Downend
1863 Dec 27 Hannah STRANGE age 83


A Burial:
1827 Dec 30 Ann STRANGE age 82, living at Doynton

From: Reg Harris
My records are mainly from the area of Doynton (where the early STRANGES were principal
inhabitants for a time), Wick & Abson, Siston and later Bristol. There are about 700 records
the information would only be useful to someone with ancestry in a very small part of
Gloucestershire. I have never found records pointing to other parts of the country.

Dymock - St Mary
1850 May 12 Robert Henry STRANGE, parents Henry STRANGE and Elizabeth

1848 Jul 24 Henry STRANGE to Elizabeth THURSTON
1863 Oct 22 Henry STRANGE to Elizabeth HIATT

1871 Census
Henry STRANGE head b1822 Henley on Thames, OXF
Elizabeth STRANGE wife (nee THURSTON) b1826 Dymock, GLS
Frank STRANGE son b1859 Newent, GLS
Mary Elizabeth STRANGE dau b1860 Newent, GLS

1881 Census
Henry STRANGE head b1822 Henley on Thames, OXF
Elizabeth STRANGE wife (nee THURSTON) b1826 Dymock, GLS
Mary Elizabeth STRANGE dau b1860 Newent, GLS

1891 Census
Henry STRANGE head b1822 Henley on Thames, OXF
Elizabeth STRANGE wife (nee THURSTON) b1826 Dymock, GLS
Mary Elizabeth STRANGE dau b1860 Newent, GLS

1901 Census
Henry STRANGE head b1822 Henley on Thames, OXF
Mary Elizabeth HIATT dau b1860 Newent, GLS
National Burial Index
1815 Oct 19 John STRANGE 30

Dyrham & Hinton St Peter
Extracts from a gazeteer can be found here:

1712 Dec 31 Betty STRANGE parents Edward STRANGE and Grace
1713 Nov 13 Sarah STRANGE parents Edwin [Edward] STRANGE and Anne
1714 Jan 03 Mary STRANGE parents Edward STRANGE and Grace
1716 Jun 15 Elizabeth STRANGE parents Edward STRANGE and Grace
1717 Aug 29 Edward STRANGE parents Edward STRANGE and Grace
1718 Oct 27 Grace  STRANGE parents Edward STRANGE and Grace
1719 Mar 21 William STRANGE parents Edward STRANGE and Grace
1720 Mar 13 John  STRANGE parents Edward STRANGE and Grace
1739 Jul 10 Edward STRANGE parents Edward (Jnr) STRANGE and Anne
1741 May 03 Aaron STRANGE parents Edward STRANGE and Anne
1743 Sep 06 Thomas STRANGE parents Edward STRANGE and Anne
1769 Sep 03 Betty STRANGE parents Aaron STRANGE and Jane
1770 Apr 15 Mary STRANGE parents Thomas STRANGE and Deborah
1772 Jul 19 Thomas STRANGE parents Thomas STRANGE and Deborah
1773 Apr 04 Sara STRANGE parents Aaron STRANGE and Jane
1776 Mar 10 Aaron STRANGE parents Aaron STRANGE and Jane
1779 Feb 21 Ann STRANGE parents Aaron STRANGE and Jane
1817 Oct 14 Ann STRANGE parents Aaron STRANGE and Elizabeth
1819 Feb 07 Edward STRANGE parents Aaron STRANGE and Elizabeth
1820 May 18 Thomas STRANGE parents Aaron STRANGE and Elizabeth
1822 Dec 25 Aaron STRANGE parents Aaron STRANGE and Elizabeth
1824 Nov 07 William STRANGE parents Aaron STRANGE and Betty [Elizabeth]
1828 Jan 06 Walter STRANGE parents Aaron STRANGE and Betty
1829 Jul 05 George STRANGE parents Aaron STRANGE and Elizabeth

1607 May 07 Margery STRANGE to Robert MOREMAN
1687 Dec 08 Anthony STRANGE to Mary MOREMAN
1712 Apr 28 George STRANGE to Grace BOLWIN
1769 Mar 21 Aaron STRANGE to Jane WEST
1769 May 29 Thomas STRANGE to Jane WEST
1769 May 29 Thomas STRANGE to Deborah PRATT
1783 Apr 20 Mary STRANGE to John TYLER
1799 Oct 22 Mary STRANGE to Thomas PRIOR
1800 Apr 27 Sarah STRANGE to John EDWARDS
1800 Apr 27 Ann STRANGE to Robert WHITE
1801 Aug 27 Betty STRANGE to John ANSTEE
1815 May 03 Edward STRANGE to Betty MATTHEWS
1817 Aug 23 Aaron STRANGE to Elizabeth WHITE

Burials and deaths:
1713 Mar 27 Betty Strange, parents Edward STRANGE and Grace
1722 Mar 02 Grace STRANGE aged 30 wife of Edward STRANGE
1730 May 02 Elizabeth STRANGE father Edward STRANGE
1732 Sep 15 Grace STRANGE father Edward STRANGE
1784 Aug 26 Ann STRANGE
1806 Jul 26 Aaron STRANGE
1820 Jan 14 Thomas STRANGE age 76, living at Dyrham
1825 Mar 23 Thomas STRANGE age 53, living at Staple
1834 Dec 28 Edward STRANGE age 50, living at Doynton
1844 Sep 11 Aaron STRANGE age 73, living at Cold Ashton
1846 Dec 31 Betty STRANGE age 72, living at Hinton

1841 Census
William Strange b1802-1806
Betty Strange b177-1776

Here is a fascinating document transcription called "Perambulation of Dyrham & Hinton,Gloucestershire, 1792"
Ref: Manor of Dyrham and Hinton, Perambulation 2nd October 1792, GRO Ref: D1799 M22
Transcribed by Elizabeth Jack, April 2001. A Thomas Strange took part.


See Dyrham cum Hinton

Kings Stanley

From Gloucestershire Parishes, Volume 1
1662 Jul 10 John STRANGE to Elizabeth WALES1788 Feb 05 Mary Wathen otp married THOMAS STRONGE of Cirencester by licence 5 Feb 1788
........and Jane Wathen otp married Thomas Edwards of All Saints Bristol by licence 5 Feb 1788

Lechlade - St Lawrence
National Burial Index
1816 Feb 09 Robert STRANGE 77
1825 Jul 03 Robert STRAINGE 53
1849 Dec 19 Robert STRANGE 42

Mangotsfield - St James
Some Burials:
1825 Apr 17 Daniel STRANGE 12, living in Downend
1828 Oct 23 Emma STRANGE 4, living in Downend
1830 Aug 15 Charles STRANGE 19, living in Downend


Baptism: (extraction)
1792 Dec 23 Ann dau of Robert & Sarah Strange
(Source Marshfield baptisms 1715-1812 Fiche PFC 213 IN 1/6 No1)

Meysey Hampton - St Mary
National Burial Index
1835 Apr 29 Sarah STRANGE 1+
Poulton - St Michael & All Angels
Source: FHL Number 1596125 Dates: 1837-1884
British Vital Records
Baptisms - all STRANGE
1840 Jun 07 Elizabeth of Anthony STRANGE and Elizabeth
1861 Sep 29 William Charles of Charles STRANGE and Harriet
1865 Feb 26 George of Charles STRANGE and Harriet
1866 May 20 Emily of Charles STRANGE and Harriet
1871 Jun 18 William of Charles STRANGE and Harriet

National Burial Index
1843 Oct 25 Amelia STRANGE 40w
1871 Jun 29 Harriett STRANGE 32

Pucklechurch - St Thomas a Becket
Source: FHL Number 1596126 Dates: 1596-1812
British Vital Records
Baptisms - all STRANGE
1755 Mar 10 Sarah Hellior STRANGE of Samuel HELLIOR and Catharine STRANGE
1779 Jan 15 Richard of George STRANGE and Mary
1780 May 07 Thomas of Daniel STRANGE and Mary
1782 Jan 20 Ann of Daniel STRANGE and Mary
1784 Jan 05 Mary of Daniel STRANGE and Mary
1786 Nov 20 Elizabeth of Daniel STRANGE and Mary
1786 Nov 20 Mary of Daniel STRANGE and Mary
1793 Aug 18 Sarah of Daniel STRANGE and Mary

National Burial Index
1856 Nov 28 William STRANGE 18
1863 Jan 11 Jane STRANGE 59
1865 Mar 19 Nathan STRANGE 52
1865 Jun 08 Maria STRANGE 56

Quenington - St Swithun
John STRANGE shown in the 1851 Census for Quenington, Gloucestershire as a tea dealer, age 21,
born in [OXF] Oxford. See "Wish List" page - for Mervyn Shearman
National Burial Index
1813 Feb 14 Mary Anne STRANGE 3
1821 Dec 26 Joseph STRANGE 14
1841 May 16 Mary STRANGE 69
1849 Dec 24 John STRANGE 45
1891 Census

1891 Census
RG 12/2034 Schedule 33 Village
Edith Pepper Head U. 34 Head Teacher in National School Charing Cross, London
Ellen STRANGE Visitor U. 11 Scholar Cheltenham

Siston - St Anne

National Burial Index
1813 Aug 27 Eliza STRANGE 13 m
1816 May 17 William STRANGE inf
1817 Feb 04 Daniel STRANGE 39
1818 Aug 27 Mary Anne STRANGE 32
1820 May 17 Caroline STRANGE 6
1823 Mar 13 Aaron STRANGE 43
1827 Nov 27 Mary STRANGE 84

Stoke Gifford - St Michael
Source: FHL Number 1596175 Dates: 1678-1869
British Vital Records
Baptisms - all STRANGE
1710 Apr 19 Mary of Moses STRANGE
1830 Nov 14 Edward of Thomas STRANGE and Harriet
1833 May 12 Elizabeth of Thomas STRANGE and Harriet
1835 Nov 01 Harriett of Thomas STRANGE and Harriet
1839 Apr 21 Emma of Thomas STRANGE and Harriet
1841 Nov 21 Thomas of Thomas STRANGE and Harriet

National Burial Index
1851 May 14 Harriett STRANGE 46

Stow on the Wold
From Betty Judge
1861 Census (on fische)
Elizabeth STRANGE H  W  55 Confectioner  b Abingdon Berks (See note below from Merv)
Elizabeth STRANGE D  U  21 Confectioner  b Poulton Wilts
James STRANGE     S  U  19 Confectioner  b Poulton Wilts
Amelia STRANGE    D  U  13 Confectioner  b Fairford Wilts

From: Mervyn Shearman to Betty
In the Fairford census transcript I have, Elizabeth STRANGE's birthplace is shown as Abbington, and someone has assumed that this is a reference to Abingdon, Berks. Her birthplace in other censuses is shown as Arlington which is like a twin village to Bibury on the other side of the River Coln. Unfortunately there is no record of her baptism at St Mary's Bibury and there is no church at Arlington so I'm at a brick wall.  My STRANGEs were centred around Quenington, Poulton, Fairford and Cirencester and possibly Lechlade. Both Poulton and Fairford are now in Gloucestershire. It took me quite a while to find my great grandmother Sarah STRANGE, because her marriage certificate said she came from Polton, Wilts and I originally though this must be Purton, Wilts spoken with a Wilts accent!

William STRANGE, labourer, m. Anne Blake, 1-12-1816, Tetbury, Glos.
children all born Tetbury
Charles, b. 20-3-1818 (labourer/carter) - See comment at Broad Blunsden, WIL
1820 Apr 30 Sarah
1823 Mar 09 Henry
1826 Jan 01 John
1827 Sep 16 Susanna
1829 Dec 13 Frances
1833 Apr 21 Eleanor
1836 Dec 18 Anne

Toddington - St Andrew
National Burial Index
1828 Feb 03 Thomas STRANGE 31

Tormarton with West Littleton - St Mary Magdalen
1815 Jan 01 Ann Strange m John Blake    Shown in 1851 and 61 census' as born in Marshfield
[Source: Paul and Suzie Watson)

National Burial Index
1816 Apr 07 Sarah STRANGE 77
1820 Jul 19 Hannah STRANGE 86
1833 May 09 Sarah STRANGE 6(or 66?)
1834 Mar 30 Betty STRANGE 31
1841 Apr 25 Samuel STRANGE 66
1842 Jun 10 Robert STRANGE 76
1842 Aug 30 Alfred STRANGE 1+
1848 Dec 09 Abigail STRANGE 14
1851 Feb 20 Sarah STRANGE 86

Martin has sent me the following about which he says, "My STRANGE family were all agricultural labourers in a small community of about 100 households.  They were fairly static for almost 200 years. I have done a fairly intensive study of the village of Tormarton including census returns, parish register entries and postcards of Tormarton circa 1910-1935. All the families (apart from the farmers) seem to have intermarried during that time. My line is:

Ann STRANGE is my 2x great grandmother
Edward STRANGE is my 3x, great grandfather
Robert STRANGE is my 4x great grandfather
Samuel STRANGE is my 5x great grandfather
Robert STRANGE is my 6x great grandfather
Richard STRANGE is my 7x great grandfather".

The STRANGE families from Tormarton & West Littleton
Surname /Forename / Father / Mother / Christened
Family of Richard & Ann
STRANGE Richard cir 1679
STRANGE (née ?) Ann cir 1679
STRANGE Katherin Richard Ann 12.5.1699
STRANGE Robert Richard Ann 1702
STRANGE Samuel Richard Ann 8.1.1705

Family of Robert & Mary
STRANGE Robert Richard Ann 1702
STRANGE (née ?) Mary cir 1709
STRANGE (m Holborow)Catherine Robert Mary 1.3.1729
STRANGE Ann Robert Mary 19.11.1735
STRANGE Elizabeth Robert Mary 31.1.1727
STRANGE Samuel Robert Mary 27.8.1738

William & Sylvester
STRANGE William cir 1796
STRANGE (née Ball)Sylvester cir 1796

Family of Samuel & Hannah
STRANGE Samuel Robert Mary ?.8.1738
STRANGE (née Pride)Hannah cir 1738
STRANGE (m Snell)Sarah Samuel Hannah 7.11.1756
STRANGE Robert Samuel Hannah 9.2.1766
STRANGE William Samuel Hannah 24.1.1768
STRANGE Ann Samuel Hannah 15.4.1770
STRANGE Anne Samuel Hannah 16.1.1770
STRANGE Anne Samuel Hannah 4.8.1771
STRANGE Samuel Samuel Hannah 30.1.1774
STRANGE Thomas Samuel Hannah 26.6.1774
STRANGE Richard Samuel Hannah 11.8.1776
STRANGE Mary Samuel Hannah
STRANGE Nathan Samuel Hannah 12.9.1779

Family of Robert & Sarah
STRANGE Robert Samuel Hannah 9.2.1766
STRANGE (née Bowman)Sarah cir 1772
STRANGE Hannah Robert Sarah 12.11.1797
STRANGE Edward Robert Sarah 23.2.1800
STRANGE James Robert Sarah 31.7.1802
STRANGE Sarah Robert Sarah 1.10.1805

Family of Samuel & Sarah
STRANGE Samuel Samuel Hannah 30.1.1774
STRANGE (née Hopkins)Sarah cir 1780
STRANGE John Samuel Sarah 11.4.1802
STRANGE (m Bond) Jane Samuel Sarah 8.10.1804

Family of Edward & Elizabeth
STRANGE Edward Robert Sarah 23.2.1800
STRANGE (née Lewis)Elizabeth 1804
STRANGE (m Hendy)Ann Edward Elizabeth 8.4.1827
STRANGE Eliza Edward Elizabeth 28.6.1829
STRANGE William Edward Elizabeth 15.5.1831
STRANGE Abigail Mavis Edward Elizabeth 11.5.1834
STRANGE Nathan Edward Elizabeth 31.7.1836
STRANGE Thomas Edward Elizabeth 28.10.1838
STRANGE Alfred Edward Elizabeth 17.1.1840
STRANGE Robert Alfred Edward Elizabeth 1.1.1843
STRANGE Stephen Edward Elizabeth 16.2.1845
STRANGE Emily Edward Elizabeth 12.11.1848

Family of Robert & Louisa
STRANGE Robert Alfred Edward Elizabeth 1.1.1843
STRANGE (née Hendy)Louisa John Ann 16.3.1850
STRANGE Alfred Henry Robert Louisa 25.12.1869
STRANGE Agnes Alice Robert Louisa 15.3.1874

Family of Thomas & Ruth
STRANGE Thomas Edward Elizabeth 28.10.1838
STRANGE (née Cottrell)Ruth William Lucy 8.12.1844
STRANGE Sabina Jane Thomas Ruth 20.11.1867
STRANGE Clementina Thomas Ruth 13.10.1868
STRANGE Pamela Thomas Ruth 18.10.1869
STRANGE Thomas Cottrell Thomas Ruth 15.2.1874
STRANGE Emily Jane Thomas Ruth 26.9.1875
STRANGE William Edward Thomas Ruth 11.7.1880
STRANGE Annie Thomas Ruth 1.4.1883
STRANGE Martha Thomas Ruth 15.10.1884
STRANGE Mary Thomas Ruth 15.10.1884

Family of John & Ann
STRANGE John Samuel Sarah 19.4.1802
STRANGE (née ?) Ann cir 1802
STRANGE (m Brown)Hesther John Ann 1825

Family of Stephen & Christian
STRANGE Stephen Edward Elizabeth 16.2.1845
STRANGE (née Peglar)Christiana Frances Ann 26.7.1846
STRANGE Worthy William Stephen Christian 1.3.1868
STRANGE Flora Stephen Christian 27.3.1870
STRANGE Elizabeth Ann Stephen Christian 18.10.1874
STRANGE Sarah J Stephen Christian 1877
STRANGE Emily (b 1880) Stephen Christian 4.12.1881

Family of Nathan & Hannah
STRANGE Nathan Edward Elizabeth 31.7.1836
STRANGE (née Kinson)Hannah Isaac Ruth 29.9.1840
STRANGE (m Payne)Ann Kinson Nathan Hannah 3.9.1865
STRANGE James Nathan Hannah 1867

Family of Isaac & Jane
STRANGE Isaac cir 1842
STRANGE (née ?) Jane cir 1842
STRANGE James Isaac Jane 2.12.1866

Family of Robert & Mary
STRANGE Robert cir 1856
STRANGE (née ?) Mary cir 1856
STRANGE Mary Eugine Robert Mary 17.12.1876

Family of James & Mary Ann
STRANGE James Nathan Hannah 1867
STRANGE (née ?) Mary Ann cir 1867
STRANGE Alice James Mary Ann 6.11.1892

Family of Henry & Augusta
STRANGE Henry cir 1874
STRANGE (née ?) Augusta Mary cir 1874
STRANGE William Robert Henry Augusta Mary 5.8.1894
STRANGE Beatrice Victoria L Henry Augusta Mary 18.7.1897
STRANGE Eveland Mary Henry Augusta Mary 31.12.1899
STRANGE Reginald Alfred Henry Augusta Mary 5.2.1905
STRANGE Augusta Ellen Henry Augusta Mary 31.1.1909

Child of James & Mary Anne
STRANGE Alice James Mary Anne 6.11.1892

Family of Worthy & Emma
STRANGE Worthy William Stephen Christian 1.3.1868
STRANGE (née ?) Emma cir 1870
STRANGE Lillian Rosina Worthy W Emma 1.6.1896
STRANGE Lydia Florence Worthy W Emma 13.4.1900
STRANGE Ellen Emily Worthy W Emma 6.5.1903
STRANGE Edward Francis John Worthy W Emma 13.4.1906
STRANGE Edward Theophilos H Worthy W Emma 11.4.1909

Family of Thomas & Sally
STRANGE Thomas cir 1880
STRANGE (née ?) Sally cir 1880
STRANGE Thomas James Thomas Sally 3.4.1901

Family of Thomas & Sarah Anne
STRANGE Thomas Cottrell Thomas Ruth 15.2.1874
STRANGE (née ?) Sarah Anne cir 1880
STRANGE Dora Thomas C Sarah Anne 24.9.1905
STRANGE Daisy Martha Thomas C Sarah Anne 31.3.1907
STRANGE Elsie Thomas C Sarah Anne 31.10.1909

Family of William & Fanny
STRANGE William Edward Thomas Ruth 11.7.1880
STRANGE (née ?) Fanny cir 1880
STRANGE Rose William Fanny 15.8.1906
STRANGE William Richard William Fanny 22.7.1908
STRANGE Alice William Fanny 26.1.1911
STRANGE Annie William Fanny 26.1.1911

Child of Hannah
STRANGE Hannah 1734
STRANGE (m Hendy) Rebecca cir 1740

Odds & ends!!
STRANGE Sarah 1751
STRANGE Robert 1765
STRANGE Sarah 1767
STRANGE Samuel 1778
STRANGE (m Bleak)Anne cir 1782
STRANGE Sarah Mary 10.2.1793
STRANGE (m Gale)Elizabeth 1795
STRANGE Betty 1803
STRANGE Steven William Mary 19.4.1846
STRANGE Mary ?.10.1884
STRANGE Amelia Emily ?.9.1869
STRANGE (unmarried)Jane Mary Martha 24.11.1904
STRANGE Lillian Annie Annie 19.4.1905

All these STRANGEs come from the Tormarton Parish Register and from the census data 1841-1891
All the above information is in this MS Excel file.

Warmley - St Barnabas

1860 Oct 21 Henry STRANGE age 18w, living at  North Common


1749 Aug 21 James GREENING m Martha STRANGE

Whitminster - St Andrew
National Burial Index
1845 Mar 20 Frederick STRANGE 2

2. Families
2.1 From Craig Kerry: in Mansfield
Herbert George STRANGE. Born 26/04/1903 in Stapleton, Bristol. Birth certificate witnessed on the 5th June 1903. I don't know when or exactly where he died but I do know it was in this area either in Edwinstowe where he lived or Sutton in Ashfield (Notinghamshire) at Kings Mill Hospital. He worked down Thorsby pit for a fair while and it was the coal dust which eventually killed him so I'm told.  His parents were:
Father:- George STRANGE (Coal Miner). Believed to be 19 on the 1901 census and believed to have died on 13/08/1958 Mother:- Matilda Emily Long from Gloucester, Bristol. Believed to have been 17 on the 1901 census and was a General Domestic.  It looks like they lived on Guinea Lane wherever that may be.

2.2 From  James Peto-Gundersen  sonofagun7"at"
My branch of STRANGEs descends from Robert STRANGE of Bristol who founded St. John's Hospital
there.  He was the third son of the Mayor of Cirencester, Gloucester, his arms: Argent (gules)
two lions passant gules debruised by a bendlet.

1 Robert STRANGE
    + Elizabeth Daughter of Thomas NORTON of Bristol.
    2 Walter of Monescourte-Siston, Gloucester
       + Joane Daughter of Gyles Bassett
       3 2nd son Anthony STRANGE (to be checked)
       3 Micheal STRANGE of Somerford Keynes, Wiltshire, died 1613,
         (Will Prob11/122-26/11/1613).
          4 Anthony STRANGE C.23/7/1628, Hanham and Oldland, Gloucester
             + ???? SEYMOUR 
                (SEYMOUR family also related to my HILL ancestors in Somerset and owned most of
                 Lambourn Woodlands, Lambourn-Berkshire).
             5 Sarah STRANGE
                + John HILL Gentleman of St Martin's, Westminster, d.1705
                  (Will PCC-W/m-6/5/1682-Siston-Gloucester).
                6 John HILL 1708-All Hallows-London
                   + Jane BUNCE
                   7 John HILL (1715-1796) of Lambourn Woodlands, Lambourn
                     + Mary HEDDEN  (1713-1792) Daughter of Edward HEDDEN of Sparsholt,
                       Berkshire and Sarah BUNCE.
                     8 Eldest son John HILL Of Ickleton, Cambridge(1746-1839)
                       Mentions George STRANGE(1746-1824) in his will who is a cousin via his
                       grandmother Sarah STRANGE.

Doug Walker said in March 2007
I have obtained photocopies of the documents at the SOG concerning the Strange families of Siston, Abson, Doynton and Bitton, south Gloucestershire and Somerford Keynes, Wilts. compiled by J Goulstone. I enclose both a GEDCOM file derived from this and the same information in Word RTF format, which also incorporate the genealogy supplied by James Peto-Gundersen (above). My own connection is as a descendant of  Edward, son of Thomas Luton and Elizabeth Strange who married about 1555.

2.3  Source unknown

1 John STRANGE b Abt 1778 Haverford West, Wales of Prison Lane, Stapleton in 1851
  + Mary "UNKNOWN"
  2 Daniel STRANGE bur Aft 1849
    3 Thomas STRANGE, b. Abt. 1825, Fishponds, Gloucester, stone mason
      + Elizabeth MEYNELL 3 Sep 1849 in Yarm, dau John MEYNELL and Elizabeth "UNKNOWN"
      4 Frederick STRANGE, b. 28 Jun 1850
      4 Thomas STRANGE, b. 19 Jan 1853, bap 13 Feb 1853 Yarm, miller
        + Elizabeth APPLETON 8 Jun 1876 in Hilton, Stokesley,
          dau William APPLETON and Elizabeth PALMERLY
        5 Alethea STRANGE, b. Abt. 1877, Brompton, Northallerton
        5 Ethel Margaret STRANGE, b. Abt. 1879, Brompton, Northallerton, d. 1971, Yarm
        5 Hilda Elizabeth STRANGE, b. Abt. 1880, Brompton, Northallerton
        5 Charles William STRANGE, b. 27 Feb 1882, Brompton, Northallerton, d. 17 Apr 1960,
          West Hartlepool, engineer's clerk
          + Ethel Roinson TERRY 1 Feb 1903 West Hartlepool, dau Edwin TERRY and Susannah
          6 Muriel May STRANGE, b. 25 May 1903, West Hartlepool, d. 1 Feb 1991, Matlock
          6 John Edwin STRANGE, b. Abt. 1904, d. 1904, Infancy, West Hartlepool
          6 Majorie Violet STRANGE, b. 27 Dec 1906, Castle Eden Colliery, d. 10 Apr 2000,
            Haxby, York
          6 Cyril Henry STRANGE, b. 19 Dec 1910, Hesleden, Co Durham, d. 20 Augt 1971,
          6 Joan STRANGE, b. Abt. 1918, West Hartlepool, d. 1920, Infancy, West Hartlepool
          6 Charles Ronald STRANGE, b. 1919, West Hartlepool, d. 1919, West Hartlepool
          6 William Alan STRANGE, b. 1919, West Hartlepool, d. 1919, West Hartlepool
          6 Gertrude STRANGE, b. 1887, d. 18 Apr 1973, Sale, Cheshire
      4 Frederick STRANGE, b. 25 Dec 1854
      4 Margaret STRANGE, b. 19 Apr 1857, Yarm
      4 Charles STRANGE, b. 20 Mar 1859, Yarm, d. Bef. Mar 1863
      4 William STRANGE, b. 7 Apr 1861, Yarm
      4 Charles Meynell STRANGE, b. 29 Mar 1863
      4 Alfred STRANGE, b. 31 Dec 1865, Yarm
    3 William STRANGE, b. Abt. 1820, Stapleton, Gloucestershire
    3 Eliza STRANGE, b. Abt. 1830, Stapleton, Gloucestershire
  2 William STRANGE, b. Abt. 1798, Stapleton, Gloucestershire

From Karen Michelle Strange Ramsey on 16 Aug 2004
She said, "My great uncle was Albert Strange of England, an artist and boat designer/builder".
(See Kent Page  for Albert but I can't find the link between the two families - Mike Strange)

1 Our great grandfather was George Fredrick Strange.
  + ?
  2 There were 8 children....
    Fredrick, George,
    William....  who came from a large family in Bristol, or surrounding area.
    Fredrick George Strange  b c1873; d 1917; butcher/grocer.
    + Lillian Beatrix Rogers married in Bristol, lived on 4 Street in Bristol;  b c1874
      d c1970, moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1913-1914.
    3 My father was Ronald George Frederick Strange, born in Bristol, England 1904,
      relocated as a teenager to Ontario though he had said that his middle names may have
      been Fredrick George.  I always remember Dad going by Ronald G. Strange. He did say
      that it could have been 1905, he had always argued it was one year or the other;
      died 1990
      + Catherine Clara Lydia Shantz 1941
      4 Nancy Elizabeth Naomi Strange, b Nov. 5, 1946 (my sister)
      4 Karen Michelle Strange, b March 7, 1955 (me)
    3 Cilfford Strange b 1908; d 1985 0r 86)
       + Mae ????
       4 Mary
       4 Helen
       4 Diane.
    3  Doris, she was the youngest but not sure of her dob.
       Doris had one daughter, Joan.

Our father remembered very well Albert Strange as a young boy and pre-teen. Albert "cultured" Dads interest in wood hulled boats and he remembered sailing with him.  Boats became Dads lifelong way of life.  He was a wood boatwright, designing and building several of his own.  One of which was the Nancy, a 38 ft. ketch, built 1938 in Detroit, Michigan which he lived aboard with his family later on.  Sailing to Miami, Florida in 1948.  Dad also inherited artistic ability, painting in oils and some water colors.  Our grandfather passed away not long after settling his family in Ontario.  Our father, being the oldest child, went to work while Clifford and Doris finished schooling.

From:   Austin Mike Murphy  Jan 2006
William Strange was the son of Thomas Strange, born Stapleton c 1824.  Thomas moved north to Yarm, near Middlesbrough, about 1850. Thomas came from a family of stonemasons (like all the Bristol Stranges!). Son William ended up in Northumberland, and is down as a cartwright. It's my wife's family: Thomas' sister Elizabeth (<1835>), who seems to have followed him to Yarm, married Charles Doughty, who was also in the building trade. Elizabeth is my wife's gt gt grandmother.

Andrew Waller said in October 2006
"I am interested in Robert Strange (of Cirencester)" - see reference above "Seen in the historic King's Head Hotel"  See Andrew's website.

Bristol Publicans - From ?
Colliery Tavern ---- Edward Strange from 1877 - 1899
Lord Nelson, Avon Street ---- Thomas Strange in 1830
Bath Arms, Kingsmead Street ---- Edward Strange 1839-1844
Black Dog, Walcot Buildings, London Road ---- George Strange 1889-1895
Odd Fellow's Arms, Hotwell Road ---- Joseph Strange in 1849
King's Arms, Paul Street ---- George Strange in 1834
Royal Oak, Lower Bristol Road, Twerton ---- Thomas Strange 1839-1851

Betty Judge found  the following Stranges on  Kelly 1906 Gloucester Directory
Arthur STRANGE, Haulier; Avening
Austin Strange, Wheelwright, Pensylvania Wheel Works,  Chippenham
Francis Clinton Strange, Nethercroft, Gloucester Road,  Cheltenham
Charles STRANGE, Nags Head Inn; Avening
Frederick W Strange, Ingleborough,  Dymock
Henry STRANGE,  haulier  Nags Head; Avening
Ellen STRANGE, (Miss), Milliner, 32 Suffolk Rd. - Cheltenham
Henry A STRANGE Landlord The Angel P.H  Marshfield  Cheltenham
Robert STRANG & sons,  Ironmongery, Montpelier Walk.Cheltenham
Samuel William Strange , Gansford, St Marks Cheltenham
Wilfred Strange, Lightpill.  StroudWilliam Daniel Strange & Son (Sanitary Engineers) Regent Street, Kingswood, Bristol
William Daniel Strange, ,Avlyn House, Soundwell Road, Kingswood,  Bristol.