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STRANGE in Middlesex
1. Census Records
Bedfont, Staines MDX

Timothy STRANGE; 35; Carman; No (See Turville BKM)
Mary STRANGE; 30; wife; No
Timothy STRANGE; 12; No
Mary Ann STRANGE; 10; Yes
John STRANGE; 9; Yes
Susannah STRANGE; 7; Yes
Ellen STRANGE; 5; Yes
Job STRANGE; 3; Yes
Rachel STRANGE; 10 months; Yes

Hampton (Kingston)
Church St
Thomas STRANGE; 35; M/S; Yes

New St.
William STRANGE; 41; Cooper; Yes
Sarah STRANGE; 33; Yes
Eliza STRANGE; 12; Yes
Amelia STRANGE; 10; Yes
Charlotte STRANGE; 7; Yes
William STRANGE; 4; Yes
Thomas STRANGE; 1; Yes

Also living at New St. Hampton MDX
Mary STRANGE; 30; Staymaker; Yes

Hampton Wick, MDX
Thomas STRANGE; 25; M/S; No
Elizabeth STRANGE; 30; No

Spitalfields HO 107/710/15

Brick Lane, Tower Hamlets Church of  Christ,
Jabez STRANGE 45  tallow merchant born in Middlesex
(He is the son of Francis Strange of Finsbury who was born in Suffolk)
Mary STRANGE 40  born out of county

From Yvonne Stone  :
My great grandmother was Rachel STRANGE born in Bedfont, Middlesex in 1841. Her father, Timothy, born in Turville, Buckinghamshire, in 1803.  Timothy was the son of John and Ann Clewer.

St Pancras
HO 107/682 Book 9 Folio 36. Britannica St
Charlotte Strange; 40; Licenced Victualler; No
Frederick Strange;  9; Yes
William Strange; 7; Yes
Thomas Deacon; 15; servant; No

From Yvonne McGarry
Samford Street,  HO107/678/6/13
Charles Strange; born c1819; occ: Gardener; Yes
Ann Strange; born; c1821; Yes
Edwin Strange; born; c1840;  Yes
Note:- In this census Charles George is listed as Charles in most of the others he is down as George. This census shows they had a son Edwin. I cannot find Edwin in later censuses nor have I found a death.

Stoke Newington, St Mary
Partial census from Liz Horner
114 Church Street 1505 559R
Ellen STRANGE; head; widow; 27; Dressmaker; Kennington, SRY
Ellen STRANGE; dau; 4; Hackney
Francis STRANGE; son; 4; Hackney
Matilda STRANGE; dau; 2; Hackney
Henry STRANGE; son; 3m; Stoke Newington

St John Hackney 1505 339V
George John Cavafy, Hd, 45, merchant
Mary wife, 34, 4 nephews and a sister in law, and visitor and 6 servants the last being Mary
STRANGE, 31, housemaid, b St Luke's MDX

59 Tyssen Passage 1504 257R
Francis STRANGE; head; 60; Shoemaker; MDX Hackney
Hannah STRANGE; wife; 60; OXF
Martha STRANGE; dau; 30; dressmaker; MDX Hackney
Desdamona STRANGE; dau; 21; MDX Hackney
James CORNWEDE; grandson; 11; scholar; Bethnal Green [Probable transcription error CORNWEDE = CORNWELL]
Francis STRANGE; grandson; 5; Hackney

Note from Nicola Close: Death certificate for Francis Strange: d. 5/1/1855, 1, Tyssen place, Dalston, West Hackney aged 65, Boot and  shoemaker; synochus 14 days certified, informant Caroline Cornwell, present at death, 1,Tyssen Place

2 Enfield Road 1504 480V
Mary HOWARD; Single; head; 26; Housekeeper; MDX London
James STRANGE; Married; uncle; 49; Wine merchant;  MDX London
Windsor LINSTEAD; 23; Clerk in Bank of England

Hackney Dalston
22 Yaleton Terrace - 1505 508V
William WILLIAMS; head; master builder; Hackney and family of five followed by
Sarah STRANGE; Servant; 19; Gravesend, Kent

Hackney  - St Johns
3 Navarino Grove, 1505 559R
William STRANGE; head; 50; bookseller; SRY Newington Causeway
Ann STRANGE; wife; 48; Kensington
Thomas STRANGE; son; 15; City of London
John STRANGE; son; 8; City of London

Hackney Homerton
Tower Hamlets, Hackney Union Workhouse 1505 672R
Elizabeth STRANGE, Unmarried, 72, General Servant, b Reading

From Vivian Fairbrass (found while looking for her STRANGE cheesemongers):
HO 107/1472/135/25 Chelsea
46 Cheyne Walk
William STRANGE; head; Mar; 56; Grocer, cheesemonger; Middlesex Chelsea
Charlotte STRANGE; wife; Mar; 52; Middlesex Chelsea
Charles STRANGE; Son; U; 21; Assistant in shop;Middlesex Chelsea
William STRANGE; Son; U; 19; Clerk; Middlesex Chelsea
Emma STRANGE; dau; U; 17; Middlesex Chelsea
Charlotte STRANGE; dau; 13; Middlesex Chelsea
Fanny STRANGE; dau; 15; Middlesex Chelsea

Stepney St Dunstan
Census H107 1544 page 758 onwards
Christ Church Workhouse, Charles Street
Francis STRANGE, Shoemaker, widower, age 54, Shoemaker, born Southwold, Suffolk


H 107/1501 8 Park Place
John STRANGE; head; Mar; 40; Woollen Salesman; Wotton-under-Edge GLS
Mary STRANGE; wife; Mar; 37; Charfield GLS
Alfred; STRANGE; son; 3; Islington
Albert; STRANGE; son; 1; Islington
Martha; HOBBS; Servant; UM; 14; Tottenham

Finsbury St Luke's
H 107/1522
Timothy STRANGE; 35; Pastry Cook; St Luke's
Elizabeth STRANGE; 33; wife; Shoreditch; probably nee Wilkinson
Eliza STRANGE; 7; St Luke's
Mary Ann;  STRANGE; 5; St Luke's

H 107/1494 23 Grafton Street
Abraham STRANGE; 23; Mercantile Clerk; Dartford Kent
Charlotte STRANGE; 33; sister; Milliner; Dartford, Kent

H 107/1495 34 Britannia Street
Charlotte STRANGE; 55; Lic. Victualler (Wid); Ongar, Essex; Husband John Bailey STRANGE dec.
Frederick STRANGE; 19; Apprentice Cabinet Maker; Hoxton, MDX

31 Upper Gower Street
Matthew STRANGE; 19; Servant; High Wycombe

H 107/1536 150 High Street
William STRANGE; 20; no occupation; Westminster St Mary

16 Whitmore Street
Richard STRANGE; 45; Carpenter; b Islington
Priscilla STRANGE; 44; Laundress; Lynn Norfolk; nee Bray
Richard STRANGE; 20; Shoreditch
Frederick STRANGE; 15; Shoreditch
William STRANGE; 12; Errand Boy; Shoreditch
John STRANGE; 9;Shoreditch
Henry STRANGE; ?; Shoreditch
Eliza STRANGE; 4; b Shoreditch
Amelia STRANGE; 1; Shoreditch

6 Twyford St, RG9 131
Mary A Strange; lodger; UM; 22; cloak maker; Middlesex
Elizabeth Strange; lodger; UM; 22; bonnet maker; Middlesex

Kentish Town

St Pancras Holy Trinity, , 5 Palace Street
Thomas STRANGE; head; M; 55; Labourer; Cambs. Foxton
Susan STRANGE; wife; M; 51; Cambs, Baggingbourne (sic - Bassingbourne)
Wm Thos STRANGE; son; 18 Porter; Hertford, Royston
George STRANGE; son; 10; Scholar; Hertford, Royston
Joseph Humley ? (illeg); son in law; Mar; 27; Bricklayer; Cambs, Abingdon
Mary Humley ?(illeg); dau; Mar; 27; Hertford, Royston
Joseph A. Humley ? (illeg); grandson; 5; Scholar MDX Kentish Town

2 Union St
James STRANGE; head; M; 65; Sawyer; Deptford
Frances STRANGE; wife; M; 67; Laundress; HRT

(Also check on Islington for Pat de Haer's information )
Victoria Cottage, Victoria Rd, Shoreditch.
Joseph STRANGE; head;  wid; 51; Commercial; Whitechapel
Elizabeth SMITH ; dau; M; 22; Housekeeper; St Pancras
Ellen A STRANGE; dau; S; 14; Dressmaker; Clerkenwell
Joseph STRANGE; son; S; 12; Clerkenwell
Arthur SMITH; grandson; 1; Stratford

Westminster Christchurch
RG9/53/40/72 St Margaret's, 4 St Ermins Hill RG9 248 73
Charles STRANGE; head; M; 26; Labourer/bricklayer; Surrey Lambeth
Susannah STRANGE; wife; M; 22; Middlesex  Westminster
George STRANGE; son; 1; Middlesex Westminster


Boswell Cottages, Alma Road RG10/1344 F97 P36
Ann STRANGE (nee WALLEN ) widow aged 50 Lodger Jute Winder  b Waltham Abbey ESS
Richard G. STRANGE (is probably her son visiting) aged 19 Visitor Lab small arms factory b Waltham Abbey ESS

Note: Ann STRANGE died  June quarter 1892 aged 71 Reg Edmonton 3a 230
This chap may also be in the 1881 census at:
RG11/5053 folio 143 page 18 reg dist Newcastle upon Tyne  sub  dist  Westgate
323 Scotswood Rd, Elswick,  Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
Richard STRANGE Head m  28 Fitter & Turner b Waltham Abbey ESS Wife Mary  25 b Ford, Northumberland

See also:
Richard George STRANGE b 1852 Waltham Abbey, Essex Reg Dist Edmonton Vol 3a Page 129
Richard George STRANGE  married 1879 Mary Black ROBERTSON Berwick, Northumberland,
June quarter Vol 10B Page 475

35 St Paul's Road
Abraham STRANGE; head; M; 43; Mercantile Clerk; Deptford(or Dartford) KEN
Susan STRANGE; wife; M; 44; MDX
Charlotte STRANGE; sis; S; 52; Dartford Kent. ???
Edith STRANGE VENABLES; niece; 13; Islington MDX
(See Barbara Lawrence's information under Kent) 

Maybe of use to someone researching the STRANGE family in MDX. Worth checking out the card index at Uxbridge Library Local Studies Room or the census entry for more info on the STRANGE presence in the area (Brickfield connections?). It may relate to the same STRANGE household that I recently posted for 1881 Census Hillingdon which were all shown as Norwood births. Only found this entry for the entire period 1841-1891 Census on the index cards:

Colham Green RG10/1308 P43
Niece of Richard STRANGE (head)- Elizabeth Swift age 11 b. Hillingdon MDX Scholar.

Hoxton - St John Baptist
All sharing a house with another family at 2 Buckland St Shoreditch
William STRANGE; head; Mar; 43 Booksellers Warehouseman; St Luke Middlesex
Hannah STRANGE; wife; Mar; 37; Derbyshire Heanor
Percy Ma?rey STRANGE; Nephew; 13; Scholar; Shoreditch Middlesex
Mary Ann STRANGE; Mother; 67; Surrey Epsom
Maria TUPPS; Visitor; um 22 School Teacher; Teddington Norfolk

46 Nicholas St
Samuel   STRANGE; Head; Married; 24; Warehouseman; Dorset Blandford
Susannah STRANGE; Wife; 24; Middlesex Hoxton
Susannah STRANGE; Dau; 02; Middlesex Hoxton

Stoke Newington
185 High Street
Elizabeth Welton; Head; Widow; 75; Pensioner; Cowcross, MDX
Ellen E Strange; widow; 45; Nurse; Brixton
Ellen F Strange; unmar; 24; Hackney  Imbecile
Elizabeth Welton and Ellen E Strange were Nicola Close's and Liz Horner's gggm and ggm respectively.

5 Burlington Mews RG10/136 Folio 31
William; STRANGE; Head; Mar; 52; Clerk; St Giles. MDX

37 Marshall St Golden Square
William STRANGE; Head; M; 57; Paintsellers Porter; K..... Surrey ??
Emile E; STRANGE; wife; 29; Cheltenham
Eva E STRANGE; daughter; 03 living at Carnaby Street, London
William STRANGE; son; 11mths; Marshall St Westminster


17 Arthur Street
Caroline STRANGE   head W 59 laundress b Chelsea MDX (See Winterbourne Bassett on BRK page)
John STRANGE       son  U 33 labourer  b Chelsea
James STRANGE      son  U 29 labourer  b Chelsea See 1891 Census for Chelsea
Thomas STRANGE     son  U 20 labourer  b Chelsea

The National Probate Calendar of 1883 lists:
Caroline STRANGE died 4 January 1883 at 17 Arthur Street Administration to Louisa STRANGE of 17 Arthur Street Spinster the Daughter.

City Garden Row
47 Palmerston Bldgs  RG11/ 0360/130 31
John RICHARDSON; Head; M; 38 Painter (unemplyd); St Luke's Middlesex
Eliza RICHARDSON; wife; M; 47; laundress; Devizes Wilts
Jhn.A.J. RICHARDSON; Son; 04; St Luke's, Middlesex
ROBT A STRANGE; stepson; U; 23; (Earthenware Manuf) Patent Capsule Stmper; Bradfield BRK
JAM F STRANGE; stepson; U;17; Labr (unemployed); St Luke's, MDX.


40 Jubilee Place
James STRANGE; head; 39; butler; Chelsea
Sarah STRANGE; wife; 39; Chelsea
James STRANGE; son; 15; errand boy; Chelsea
Edward STRANGE; son; 10; scholar; Chelsea
Albert STRANGE; son; 7; Chelsea
Sarah STRANGE; dau; 5; Chelsea
Helen STRANGE; dau; 3; Chelsea
Elizabeth STRANGE; dau; 1; Chelsea

Stoke Newington, Hackney
Living at 101 Lordship Lane  RG12/179 f159
Emma STRANGE; wid; 48; Charwoman; Oxford

St George's Hanover Sq.
From Les Curwood (See Berkshire Census page for family)
Municipal Borough part of Westminster City Parliamentary Borough RG13, Piece 0081, Folio 72, Page 8
Schedule 36 - 1 & 2 Old Bond St
Thomas B TIPTON; head; M; 44; Hatters ?? D Manager; Hereford
Ellen S TIPTON; wife; M; 40; Berks Windsor
James STRANGE; visitor; M; 42; Grocers Assistant; Berks Windsor
Charlotte CLARK; servant; 27; General Servant (Domestic); Hereford
Margaret E BOREHAM; servant; 19; General Servant Domestic; Middlesex

HELP PLEASE - Does anybody know who James married presumably between 1881 (still unmarried on the 1881 census) and 1901 and where?

5 Firth Gardens, (Upper) Fulham, Middlesex
Charles Strange; Head; M; 27; Police Constable (metropolitan Police); Hendon Middlesex
Lily Strange; Wife; M; 29; Whitehaven, Cumberland
Mary Strange; Dau; 6; Hendon Middlesex
Charles Strange; Son; 4; Willsedon Middlesex

2. Parishes
Rachel STRANGE born in Bedfont, Middlesex in 1840/1; her father was Timothy, born in Turville, BKM in 1803 (Grandmother of  Yvonne Stone ) Yvonne said that Timothy was the son of John and Ann CLEWER, I have a huge amount of information on John's other children.(See Families below)

Bethnal Green
1864 Jun 11 James STRANGE 60 years at Workhouse sawyer, Phthisis, M? A Eason, in attendance

1880 Dec 25 William Henry STRANGE 24 bach Blacksmith living 20 Orange St Bethnal G. MDX.
Son of William Henry STRANGE (lab) married Elizabeth Ann MIDDLEDITCH 30 wid. living at 12 Orange St. Bethnal Green, MDX daughter of Joseph James VOKINS??(Cabinet Maker). Elizabeth Ann signed with an X as did the 2 witnesses: Wm. Henry STRANGE and Ann STRANGE.
(See Barbara Lawrence's information under Kent, also check on Islington for Pat de Haer's information)

Bloomsbury - All Saints Gordon Square
1870 Mar 19 Ellen STRANGE Ellen, living at 3, Little Pancras St, dau of Timothy, Carrier to Young SELLWOOD 3, Torrington Mews, Burwood Place, Paddington (father Reuben SELLWOOD, Coachman), Middlesex. Wit's David COOPER and Caroline STRANGE
Nicola said,
"This isn't my Ellen (daughter of Ellen and Francis William) I have the certificate, by mistake, Happy to send to whoever "owns" this one. (Is this the Timothy ref Solarstorm?? - didn't he have a daughter Ellen and one Caroline?)".

Thanks to Victoria Turner (historyresearch(at)supanet(dot)com) I can reveal that this was the 2nd marriage of Young Sellwood; he had previously been married to a Sarah and according to the IGI had at least 2 children by her.

1945 Apr 25 at 43 Talbot Road, Twickenham, Brentford, MDX, Emily Ellen STRANGE, 67, widow of George STRANGE, butcher, of  a)Myocardial failure, b) paralysis agitans? signed A Sullivan, sister in attendance

Chelsea - St Luke
1795 Apr 05 William, son of William and Sarah STRANGE
1822 Jul 31 b Dec 06 1822 George s of George STRANGE, College Terrace, Gent & wife Martha
1825 Jul 24 b Jul 24 1825 Henry s of Thomas STRANGE, N.Manor Street, baker & wife Isabella
1825 Jul 31 b Feb 20 1825 Frances d of George STRANGE, College Terrace, Gent a & wife Martha
1827 Dec 30 b Dec 08 1827 Edward s of Thomas STRANGE, N.Manor Street, baker & wife Isabella
1827 Dec 30 b Jan 04 1823 Isabella d of Thomas STRANGE, N.Manor Street, baker & wife Isabella
1829 Jan 11 b Jun 28 1825 William s of William STRANGE of Cheyne Walk, grocer & wife Charlotte
1829 Jan 11 b Oct 19 1827 Robert s of William STRANGE of Cheyne Walk, grocer & wife Charlotte
1829 Jan 11 b Jul 24 1827 Lucy d of George STRANGE Robert Street, Gent & wife Martha
1829 Oct 14 b Sep 22 1829 Charles s of William STRANGE, of Cheyne Walk, grocer & wife Charlotte
1830 Oct 22 b Oct 02 1830 Martha Ellen d of George STRANGE, Robert Street, Clerk & wife Martha
1831 Oct 19 b Sep 25 1831 William s of William STRANGE of Cheyne Walk, grocer & wife Charlotte
1835 Sep 30 b Sep 04 1835 Fanny d of William STRANGE of Cheyne Walk, grocer & wife Charlotte
1837 Jul 12 b Jun 23 1837 Charlotte d of William STRANGE of Cheyne Walk, grocer & wife Charlotte

From Marg McLaughlin
I have two STRANGE death certificates from Chelsea in the district of Kensington:
1838 Jul 05 at 4 Malboro Street William STRANGE  18 son of Thomas STRANGE clerk cause of death epilepsy, informant Sarah STRANGE
1838 Dec 21 at 4 Malboro Street Thomas Devonshire STRANGE 16 clerk cause of death diseased hip informant Thomas STRANGE 4 Malboro Street.
These boys are part of the Northampton family of STRANGEs; their father, Thomas STRANGE, then moved to Dartford, Kent where these boys were baptized.  They later moved from Dartford to Chelsea

From Kay  April 2006
I am looking for the parents of George Strange. His mother was Martha White and father George Strange. He was baptised on 31 July 1822 at St Luke's, Chelsea.  Lived, I think, at College Terrace, Middlesex. A brother was Frances born 1825, also baptised at St Luke's and maybe sisters Lucy, 1829, and Martha, 1830. Their address was stated as Robert St.  The family came to Australia, as George married Emma Terrey in 1856 in Melbourne, Australia. Hope some one in England can help me.

Fro Angela Robertson April/May 2007
My grandmother was Maude Adelaide Strange born 3rd April 1888, daughter of George Walter Strange and Caroline Stange (nee Woolford) registered at Chelsea North West register office in the county of Middlesex number 201.  Also George Walter Strange,was born in Chelsea on 2nd February 1855 and his parents William John STRANGE and Caroline TAPERNOUX, who married on the Isle of Thanet, Kent in 1846.

From the LMA
1789  March 02 Thomas STRANGE married Lydia BUNN  at St John's Church,Clerkenwell, London; Witnesses were ? BUNN and Margaret DALTON.

Covent Garden
St. Paul's Covent Garden, London
1770 Sep 20 Charles Rouseau (signed Rousseau) BURNEY otp, batchelor, and Esther BURNEY otp by Licence. P.E. Scott,Curate pro Tempore. Witnesses:  Robert STRANGE, Mary Bruce STRANGE, Cath Cooke and Ann Burney.

From Rae Fether: Esther (known as Hetty) Burney was the sister of Fanny Burney (famous for her diaries) and Charles Rousseau Burney was her cousin. He was a  harpsicord player. The Jacobite engraver Robert Strange and his wife Isabel were close friends of the Burneys and mentioned often in the diaries. Mary Bruce Strange was their daughter and Ann Burney another sister of Fanny.[My copy of the diaries is entitled:  "The early diary of Fanny Burney 1768 -1778" Vol. 11 published 1913.]

See Abingdon, BRK; Pewsey WIL and Australia for the family of David Vincent STRANGE

Finsbury - St Luke
Baptisms 1837 to 1841:
1839 James F. STRANGE Page 148

Marriages 1742 to 1752:
1742 Sep ?? Elizabeth STRANGE

Bunhill Fields Cemetery Sent by Ann Hentschel via Marg Keable
1823 Mar 23 Susannah STRANGE 2 years, White Cross St
1825 Mar 16 Martha STRANGE 21 years, Featherstone St
1825 Aug 13 Frances STRANGE 62 years, Myrtle St, Hoxton
            (this is Paul's direct ancestor and my ggg grandmother's sister in law)
1827 May 24 Sarah STRANGE 60 years, Bunhill Row
1827 May 29 Mary Frances STRANGE, 12 months, Spitalfields
1830 May 02 Mary Ann STRANGE, 3 years 7 months, Castle St
1830 Jun 26 Frances STRANGE, 24 years, London Wall
1832 Feb 24 John STRANGE, 68 years, New St Old St
1836 May 25 Frances Ann STRANGE, 6 years, Myrtle St
1838 Dec 02 Emma STRANGE, 11 years, Brick Lane Spitalfields
1838 Dec 16 James STRANGE, 7 years, Brick Lane
1838 Dec 16 John STRANGE, 2 years 9 months, Brick Lane
1839 Apr 04 Francis STRANGE, 80 years, Myrtle St; this is also Paul's direct ancestor and my ggg grandmother's brother. He moved from South Elmham and most of his family moved to Southwold, Suffolk  although a number appear to have also joined him as time went on. His sons went to Abingdon Berkshire where they became wine merchants.)
1839 Jul 25 Mary STRANGE, 44 years, Brick Lane Spitalfields
1849 Dec 20 Jabez STRANGE, 54 years, Stud St Islington (He was a son of Francis)

Hackney - St John
1782 Nov 10 John STRANG son of Joseph & Ann STRANGE
1784 Oct 24 Joseph Fear STRANGE son of Joseph STRANGE (died)
1786 Oct 17 Joseph Fear STRANGE son of Joseph STRANGE
1788 Jun 15 Charles STRANGE son of Joseph STRANGE
1792 Feb 13 Henry STRANGE son of Joseph STRANGE
1793 Jul 12 William Henry STRANGE son of Joseph STRANGE 

1859 Oct 18 James STRANGE, 7months, Son of Ellen STRANGE, died of concussions and debility from birth, Ann Dale present at the death, Union Workhouse, Hackney; Ellen STRANGE is possibly the widow of Francis STRANGE, died 1851
1863 Sep 16 Elizabeth STRANGE 89 at Union Workhouse, Hackney domestic servant, natural decay, the mark of Mary Winterbottom, present at the death, Union Workhouse, Hackney, Homerton

From the History of Hackney; Wills of Hackney
John STRANGE or STRAINGE ct & Merchant of London. Will 24 April 1658 pr 19 Feb 1658.
Margt Strainge the relict. To be buried in Purley Co. Essex.  My son Christopher STRAINGE to
my wife Margt. Sole executrix, my mess in Friar St. called the Rose & Pomegranet and my mess
in Hackney.  My sons in law Joseph Harris and Giles Rawlinds to be overseers, My sons
Benjamin and Nathaniel under age. To my 24 sons (?) and daughters 5 pounds each for mourning
& my 35 Grandchildren 40/- each for mourning.   My son John STRANGE, my cousin JOHN STRAINGE
and my son (in law) Joseph Harris and his brother Benjamin Harris. Witnesses Joseph & Philip
Caxton.   P.C.C. 97 roll.
From George Fage  asked on  27 Oct 2004
I have a Charles STRANGE in my tree, the second marriage (?) of my Grandmother Louisa Rachel Dujardin, nee Bates. I have never got around to following it up, would you have any details of him?

Descendants of Louisa Rachel Bates
Generation No. 1
1. LOUISA RACHEL3 BATES (JOHN2, WILLIAM1) was born 1879 in St Pancras, London, UK., and died
April 28, 1954 in Albany Street, Regents Park, London, UK.. She married (1) HUBERT LOUIS
DUJARDIN February 9, 1905 in All Saints  Church, Kings Cross, London, UK., son of HUBERT
DUJARDIN and LYDIA HUXTABLE.  He was born November 3, 1887 in 32 Hermes
Street, Pentonville Road, Islington,  London, UK., and died 1919. She married
(2) CHARLES STRANGE. He was born Abt. 1886.

I said .... A good possibility is this one from the 1901 census
Charles D STRANGE 5  born Hackney, London, Son, Census place Hackney  London

2.   i.  HENRY HUBERT4 DUJARDIN, b. December 16, 1905; d. December 9, 1988.
3.  ii.  LOUISA LYDIA DUJARDIN, b. November 7, 1906, St Pancras,London,UK.;
         d. February 22, 1973, Middlesex Hospital, Camden, London, UK.
4. iii.  LYDIA ANN DUJARDIN, b. January 24, 1908, Somerstown, St Pancras, London, UK.;
         d. 1980, Golders Green Crematorium, London, UK..
    iv.  ROSE EMMA DUJARDIN, b. January 24, 1908; d. August 8, 1908.
     v.  WILLIAM LOUIS DUJARDIN, b. December 12, 1909; d. December 22, 1916.
5.  vi.  VIOLET EMMA DUJARDIN, b. January 19, 1911.
   vii.  HUBERT LOUIS DUJARDIN, b. December 30, 1912; d. December 19, 1914.       

               viii.       LILLIAN4 STRANGE, b. Abt. 1924; Stepchild; m. BRITAIN.

From Liz Horner Nov 2004:
The following might explain why Elizabeth STRANGE is to be found with her brothers Henry,
William and James alone in the workhouse in Hackney in 1861:
Lunatics belonging to Hackney Parish
STRANGE, Ellen  no age, Jul 2nd 1859 transferred to Colney Hatch

At the asylum of Colney Hatch
STRANGE, Ellen age 36

Lunatics belonging to the Parish of Hackney at the asylum of Colney Hatch
Ellen  Discharged 29 May 1860

Also, Ellen's eldest son:
Register of Lunatics Started 1 Jan 87
STRANGE, Francis William, admission number1451, b 1845, French Polisher,  wife Emma STRANGE, address 8 Aspland Grove, Hackney, admitted 27/3/1889 Discharged, 25/10/1889, recovered.  (He was in London County Asylum, Banstead.)

Baptisms 1781-1805
1793 Oct 10 Edmund son of William and Hannah STRANGE Saffron Hill
1795 May 24 Elizabeth dau of William and Hannah STRANGE Saffron Hill
1797 Mar 26 George son of William and Hannah STRANGE Saffron Hill
1800 Aug 24 William son of William and Hannah STRANGE Saffron Hill 

LDS film 374367
1803 Nov 01 William Wallis and Elizabeth Strange botp m by John Lakehurst; they both signed, the witnesses names are not clear)
1808 Jan 21 Thomas Strange otp of Saint Andrew Holborn, bachelor and Sarah Devonshire of the same parish, married by License by Charles Pryer Curate; Witnesses William White Rice and Ch Strange; Another Strange/Devonshire match, this Thomas is one of the descendants of Rev Thomas Strange of Kilsby.

Knightsbridge - St Paul's
From Ann Hentschel  Sarnia, Ontario, Canada in August 2005. I am connected to Anne STRANGE. The following is from FFOULKES Family of Eriviat Pedigree in the County of Denbeigh, Wales.

1860 Jul 26 Anne STRANGE, 5th daughter and 12th child of the late Sir Thomas Andrew William Lumisden STRANGE, K', late Chief Justice of Madras (& son of Sir Robert STRANGE, K' the eminent engraver) of 2 Chesham Place, Pimlico, London. - married - Edmund Salusbury FFOULKES, B.D., born Jan. 12, 1819.

Andrew Sellon   responded; my interest originates in Sir Robert STRANGE who married Isabella LUMSDEN, d. of William Lumsden, as my sister married a LUMSDEN. In  addition there are links between these STRANGEs and the DUNDAS family of my paternal
grandmother. Here is a story to share concerning Robert Strange's (Sir to be) escape when being pursued by the loyalists after the
Jacobean disaster at Culloden:
"….When hotly pressed, he (Strange) dashed into the room where the lady, whose zeal had enlisted him in the fatal cause, sate singing at her needle work, and, failing other means of concealment was indebted for safety to her prompt intervention. As she quickly raised her hooped gown, the affianced lover disappeared beneath its ample contour, where, thanks to her cool demeanour and unflattering notes, he lay undetected, while the rude soldiery vainly ransacked the house."  The lady was Isabella Lumsden, whom he later married.

From Yvonne Stone on 10 Oct 2002
I have a Mary Ann Plumb in my records, she was John Hayward's mother and John married Rachel STRANGE in 1865 in Isleworth Middlesex. Rachel STRANGE was my great grandmother. Mary Ann's father was Thomas Plumb born 1795/96 in Speen Berkshire.

SOG Records held:
Charterhouse C 1695-1837 M 1671-1890 B 1695-1854 [18]
Holy Trinity M 1830-37
St John Evangelist Upper Holloway Rd B 1829-54
St Mary C (I) 1831-36 M(I) 1784-1812
Liverpool Rd Wes ZC 1828-37 

Original from Mrs Pat de Haer (Western Australia) via Mrs Barbara Lawrence to Betty Judge
in 1994/5:
1. John b c1780
2. Richard Henry b 1805 Islington (plus siblings not traced)
3. Richard Henry b 1831 Islington
   Frederick William b 1834 Shoreditch
   William b 1838 Shoreditch
   John b 1842 Shoreditch
   Henry b 1846 Shoreditch
4. Elizabeth Priscilla b 1874 Islington
   Florence Hannah b 1876 Bethnal Green
   Alice Mary b 1878 Bethnal Green
   William Henry b 1879 Bethnal Green
   Frederick Cornwall b 1881 Bethnal Green
   Herbert b 1883 Bethnal Green

Between 1881 and 1891 the family at generation 4 moved to Nunhead, Peckham, Surrey.
My (that Pat's) grandfather was Frederick Cornwall STRANGE born 1881.  Apparently some were
baptised at St Mary's, Islington.

Kentish Town
1878 Nov 3  42 Spencer Road, Kentish Town, Pancras, MDX, John Frederick,
            son of John STRANGE, grocer, and Emma STRANGE formerly Farrell,
            signed E Spinks present at birth, 17 Jeffery's Street Kentish Town

From Pat de Haer:
St Mary Lambeth, Poor Rate 1829-1830.
Princes Liberty. Durham St, John Strange (occupier). Value assessed upon £18 and assessment
13s 6d.
Marsh & Wall 2nd part. Lambeth Terrace, George Strange(occupier). Value assessed upon £21
and assessment 15s 9d.
Hercules Buildings Hercules Terrace. Just had surname of Strange like all the other
occupiers no Christian names. Value assessed upon £12 and assessment 9s.

From Ann Hentschel, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
St. George's Chapel, Mayfair, St. George Hanover Square, London.  Film No.0845233.
1746 Mar 17 The Right Honorable James STANLEY, Lord Viscount STRANGE, of St. George's Hanover Square & Mrs Lucy SMITH of St. George's Bloomsbury.
1749 Aug 19 John IRELAND of St. George Hanover Square & Elizabeth STRANGE of St. Martin's In the Fields.
1751 Apr 16 Hutchinson STRANGE & Sarah BUTLER of Barking, Essex.

Mile End
1860 Jun 18 William STRANGE of Bricklayers Arms Gloucester Street, Mile End old Town, age 27, Licensed Victualler, died of Ascitis? and Epilepsy, Frederick Bailey STRANGE present at the death, Cherry Tree, Back Church Lane, Whitechapel
1859 Sep 14 Esther STRANGE of 60 Cambridge Terrace age 79, widow of William STRANGE, proprietor of bank stock

Valerie Fairbrass said that Esther STRANGE is one of hers. Esther STRANGE (nee DEAKIN) was born 1780 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, and died 14 Sep 1859 in Westminster, London. She was buried Sep 1859 in Stratford, Essex. She was the daughter of William DEAKIN and Mary. She married Maurice PHILLIPS 3 Aug 1805 in Sheffield, Yorkshire. He died 1822. She married William STRANGE 2 Mar 1824 in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, son of Thomas STRANGE and Sarah AYERS. He was born 1765 in Swindon, Wiltshire, and died 15 Feb 1836

From Violet Smith (nee Strange) <> March 2006
My father was Jack Victor Strange born 1912 Paddington London, he was one of 4 children. His siblings William, Charlie and Archibald were all born in Islington. Their father was William Robert Strange born abt 1873 and his father was John Robert Strange born abt 1851 in Wiltshire. My Grandfather William Robert Strange married May Gertrude Barwick in Islington London in 1902 . I believe my  great grandfather, John Robert  Strange,  was in the Amy and William my Grandfather may have been born in Ireland and his siblings possibly born in Gibraltar and Colchester as this is the only names that  seem to match with my Family.


Poplar Chapel
Marriage from Middlesex Hackney Church Records
1727 Sep 30 Prudence STRANGE sp. of Whitechapel aged 21 married Edward Martin bach of Whitechapel aged 21 at Poplar Chapel

Poplar Chapel Rates / Rent.
Walter STRANGE 16 shillings

From Barbara Lawrence
1892 Thomas Reeve STRANGE of 19 Market St, Poplar booked a private grave.

Transcript of PCC proven will

Will of Francis STRANGE - 1749 Sep 23 - Poplar, Middlesex - PROB 11/799

"In the Name of God Amen // I Francis STRANGE of Poplar in the parish of Stepney in the // County of Middlesex // mariner, now being in bodily health and // of sound and disposing mind and memory and considering the // perils and dangers of the seas and other uncertainties of // this transitory life so far avoiding controversies after my decease // make publish and declare this my last will and testament // in manner following (that is to say) first I commend my soul // to God that gave it and my body I commit to the Earth or Sea // as it shall please God to order and for and concerning // all my worldly goods and effects I give bequeath and dispose thereof as // followeth that is to say after my lawful debts and funeral // charges are paid all and singular such wages sum and sums // of money lands tenements goods chattels and estate ----- // whatsoever as shall be any monys due owing unto me at // the time of my decease I do give devise and bequeath the // same unto my trusty friends Jonas Swanson of the same // place victualler and Magdalen his wife and I do hereby // nominate and appoint them the said Jonas and Magdalen // Swanson Executor and Executrix of this my last will and // testament hereby revoking all former and other wills // testaments and deeds of gift by me at any time heretofore // made and I do ordain and ratify those persons to stand and be // for and as my only last and testament I will witness // whereof to this my said will I have set my hand and seal // the twenty third day of September in the year of our // Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty nine and in // the twenty third year of the reign of his Majesty King // George the Second over Great Britain. Francis STRANGE signed // sealed published and declared in the presence of Joseph Heffer// notary publish as William Woolgar his servant."

St Giles High Street - St Giles in the Fields
1831 Jun 20 John Wraight Bach otp and Jane STRANGE otp, spinster, married in this church by banns,George Tomlinson, curate, witnesses W Taylor, Mary Neil (her mark)

St Marylebone - St Marylebone Church
1816 Oct 13 William Henry son of William Henry & Amelia Elizabeth STRANGE, b 4 Nov 18??
1816 Oct 13 Thomas Richard son of William Henry & Amelia Elizabeth STRANGE,  27 Sep 18??
1816 Oct 13 Hannah dau of Richard & Sarah STRANGE; b 18 Jul(?) 1813.
1817 Jul 20 James son of James & Keziah STRANGE; Marylebone; mech.; b 19 May 1817
1817 Dec 28 Robert James son of Robert James & Margaret STRANGE; man cook; b 5 Dec. 1817
1818 May 10 Richard Benjamin son of Richard & Sarah STRANGE; mech.; b 30 Dec. 1817
1818 Jun 06 George son of George & Elizabeth STRANGE; labourer; b 24 May 1818
1818 Oct 25 Mary (or Sarah) Ann dau of William Henry & Amelia Elizabeth STRANGE; mech.; b 7 Jul 1818
1819 Oct 03 Eliza dau of James & Keziah STRANGE; mech.; b Sep. 2, 1819

1804 Jan 01 Eleanor FRENCH and James Stuart HALL otp married by banns; witnesses: Robt Mackay, Robert Montague STRANGE
1813 Dec 13 William Henry STRANGE and Amelia Elizabeth ROLFE, both single and botp, by banns; witnesses: Stephen Canning and Priscilla Rolfe
1815 Mar 06 John Anthony Le STRANGE and Marie Christine LATILLA, both single and botp; witnesses: Silvia Noel ? Jas Fitzgerald, Guytan Latilla
1815 Mar 10 Moses STRANGE, batch, otp and Maria BALLARD, widow otp, by banns; witnesses Richard Parkin and ?Wallington (faint, witness may not be correct)
1817 Sep 07 John SMITH, batch otp and Elizabeth STRANGE, spinster otp, by banns; witnesses: Richard Parkin and Jho Ellsey
1819 Feb 14 John WOOD, batch otp and Mary STRANGE, spinster otp, by banns; witnesses Richard Parkin and Jno Ellsey

St Pancras, Old Church
1858 Aug 05 William Thomas Goodman to Ann STRANGE (From IGI); Joan Kemp says, "I hope that this is Ann STRANGE, dau John STRANGE & Mary Fowler of Toddington, Beds, b 1819.  I thought he was William Henry or Henry William, but William Thomas seems fairly close!!

Shoreditch - St Leonard's
1826 Feb 19 James STRANGE son of Joseph and Mary STRANGE living at Gulfs? Buildings, father is a Porter. Born 10 January 1826
1826 Dec 03 Ann Virtue STRANGE dau of Robert and Elizabeth Strange, living at Newham Street,  Wheelwright.

1913 Jul 26 Lillian STRANGE b 20 Oct 1888 daughter of Alfred STRANGE and Emily Wellinghall, m Henry A Brinkman, Shoreditch (Lillian died 1970 Sep 18)

From Sharon <sharonajoslin[at]hotmail[dot]com) January 2007
My GGG grandfather was James Strange, he had a son called Charles Strange (1823 Hackney, Middlesex) French polisher who married an Ann Nunn 1823 in Shoreditch. London in 1844. 

Stepney - Limehouse
St Peters

1850 Mar 10 Fanny STRANGE dau of Francis and Mary Strange, Essex St, Shoemaker. born 24 Sept 1835.
1850 May 19 Mary Ashmonall STRANGE dau of Francis and Mary Strange, Essex Street, Shoemaker born 7th or 17th March 1837.
Francis STRANGE married Mary Ashmonall in Southwold in 1818.  He was a shoemaker. He was born in 1794 son of Samuel Strange and Elizabeth Samkin.

1877 Jun 23 Frederic James, son of John James STRANGE, labourer, and Emma STRANGE formerly Tovey, Mother signs, resident at 31 Aston St

From Nicola (nicolaclose{at}lineone{dot}net) 21 Mar 2005 Liz Horner and I have a Francis William STRANGE, cordwainer, as father on the marriage cert for our Francis STRANGE and Ellen Welton at St Dunstan's church , Stepney in 1844 (Mary STRANGE is a witness). I also see there is a death in Hackney of Francis STRANGE in Mar 1854 (1b 234). Our Francis is already dead by then (1851).

Marg Keable said: Most of my Suffolk STRANGE families moved to London and its environs around 1800 and they were in a variety of trades from shoemakers to coopers etc. Francis who was married to Frances had quite a few children around the 1790 period. His son Francis became a wine merchant and moved to Abingdon as did his brother William. They had children also. But the Francis who married Frances's brothers also moved to London and also had children and probably half of them were also named Francis. My Francis who married Mary was baptised in Southwold on the 20 Oct 1794 and married Mary in 1818. He is mentioned in Pigot's for Suffolk in 1823 as a shoemaker but by the 1839 Pigot's Directory is no longer there. His uncle was London which is where a number of them appeared to go. Nicola said: Our Francis was 27years old when he died 20/01/1851 in Hackney (before the census) and was an omnibus driver married to Ellen. His father was Francis the shoemaker (cordwainer). Hopefully the one that Linda found in the workhouse age 54 in 1851 would be about right.
Interestingly our Francis had a daughter Matilda as well as twins Francis and Ellen.
Are there any twins in your STRANGEs? (Also sadly he had a son Henry born 1/2/1851)

Tottenham High Cross - All Hallows
1715 May 19 Matthew STRANGE, labr and Anne Lane, spin, by licence
1766 Oct 20 Thomas STRANGE and Keziah Hasler

Tottenham - St Ann's Church
1899 Feb 12 William Edward Seymour, 22, Bachelor, Clerk, father Alfred Seymour, Farmer, to Elizabeth STRANGE, 23, Spinster,  father John STRANGE, Grocer, bride and groom both of Burstall Rd, wits Frederick STRANGE, Annie STRANGE

Hanover Square - St George
1810 Jan 07 Thomas STRANGE m Hannah Nelson
1814 Sep 23 John STRANGE m Sarah Cole
1815 Mar 09 William Wilson, bach, of Staines, MDX m Mary Ann STRANGE, sp of St Marylebone
1816 May 20 Robert James STRANGE, bach m Margaret ROSS, sp
1817 Nov 24 Charles RIX and Sarah STRANGE
1823 Jun 15 William BARBER m Martha STRANGE
1825 Feb 12 William SPARKS m Priscilla STRANGE
1833 Feb 05 Philip William MURE, bach, of West Ham, co Essex, Esq m Louisa STRANGE, sp,  otp by licence

Alfred STRANGE of St Barnabas, Pimlico (joiner) son of Richard STRANGE (joiner)
see Bramfield, Suffolk

Westminster - St Margaret
1845 Mar 16 George Charles STRANGE, son of George STRANGE, poulterer of New Peter Street and his wife Sarah

Birth Certificate 1854 Q4 Whitechapel 1c 311
John STRANGE born 22nd September 1854, 24 Hunt Street, Mile End New Town, RD Whitechapel; no father named, mother Mary STRANGE (made her mark)

8. Middlesex Marriage Index
Middlesex marriages transcribed by Sandy Colman and posted by Ryan Henrie.   The parishes covered are Acton, Ashford, Cowley, Ealing, Edmonton, Enfield, Feltham, Finchley, Great Stanmore, Greenford, Hampton, Hanworth, Harefield, Harlington, Hayes, Heston, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Ickenham, Monken Hadley, New Brentford, Northall (Northholt), Pinner, South Mimms, Stanwell, Sunbury, Teddington, Tottenham, Twickenham, Uxbridge, West Drayton.

1715 May 19  Matthew STRANGE (labourer)  m Anne LANE (spinster)       - Tottenham by License
1766 Oct 20  Thomas STRANGE    m Keziah HASLER                        - Tottenham
1766 Oct 22  Edward STRANGE    m Ann COLLIS (of Richmond)             - Ealing by License
1773 Sep 26  Thomas STRANGE    m Eleanor BRINE                        - Hanwell
1775 Oct 23  Richard STRANGE   m Sarah GUNNER (Both of New Brentford) - Hanwell
1785 Oct 31  William STRANGE   m Elizabeth PHILIPS                    - Heston
1788 Mar 11  John STRANGE      m Hannah FORROW (widow)                - Tottenham
1790 Sep 22  Benjamin STRANGE  m Jane Bannister DICKENS               - Tottenham
1790 Oct 22  Ann STRANGE (of Shillingford, BRK) m William PONTING     - Ealing by License
1795 Dec 13  William STRANGE   m Elizabeth ARNOLD                     - Heston
1796 Feb 04  Elizabeth STRANGE (a minor) m Samuel RHODES              - Tottenham by License
1797 Aug 28  Richard STRANGE   m Mary GALE                            - Hanwell
1805 Oct 13  Elizabeth STRANGE m William NICHOLAS                     - Teddington
1807 Apr 04  Isabella STRANGE  m James Wolfe MURRAY (of St James, Westminster)           - Acton by License
1808 Aug 27  Thomas STRANGE    m Molly BUNCE (of Isleworth)           - Hampton
1808 Oct 03  William STRANGE   m Elizabeth BONE                       - Teddington
1817 Sep 25  Sarah STRANGE     m Benjamin N. WILLIAMS (of Nicholas; St. John)                - Enfield
1825 Nov 14  Maria STRANGE     m John ROWAN (Widower)                 - Teddington
1826 Jan 22  Richard STRANGE   m Mary Ann HOLDEN (Spinster of Holddon)- Tottenham
1830 Jun 22 Sarah STRANGE      m William THOMAS                       - Enfield by License
3.  From the GRO (a partial list only)

Birth Registration (From John Sims, Bristol Oct 1988)
Year Q     Name          District   Vo l  Page
1878 S  Mary Edith       Holborn    1B    763
1881 D  Alfred George W. Holborn    1B    735
1885 ?  Louisa Ann       Holborn    1B    741
1885 D  Mabel Elizabeth  Holborn    1B    733

The following from Chris Ridgewell, Orpington in Kent, to my father in 1988. 
"My maternal grand father was Edwin Ernest STRANGE, born 1895 Feb 2 in Holborn, his father as E. STRANGE and it was thought he may have been a Mayor of Royal Tonbridge Wells in Kent. Edwin's mother was a Miss SIMPSON, his father's mistress!  Edwin's sister, Stella, was also born to the same relationship and, with Edwin, was placed with a foster 'Granny' at the age of 5 or 6 and never had contact with either parents from that time.  Their births were not apparently registered!

4. Subject: Dr William's Library, Middlesex
From Marg Keable
All the following were born at  St Luke's Old Street, Middlesex, their father was Francis STRANGE (born in South Elmham, Suffolk) married mother Frances STOCKING/STOCKENS at Mendham and moved to Middlesex (mother's father William STOCKING). Slowly many of the Southwold STRANGE people also moved to London.
1786 Aug 21 William STRANGE
1796 Aug 29 Jabez STRANGE
1797 Dec 22 Frances STRANGE (female)

Marg says some of her tree, the descendants of Frances and Francis STRANGE in London, are also
in the trees of Paul and Dave STRANGE as they are all descend from the Suffolk STRANGE family.

Mary STRANGE, sister to my gg grandmother and to Francis STRANGE, who moved to London, has her
descendants on the web at the STERRY WORLDWIDE web site because she married a STERRY and it is
the subject of a one name study. They also belong to us.

5. Directories
From Marg Keable
1823 Pigot's Directory for London - all STRANGE
Cheesemongers: Wm. & Son, 2 Bishopsgate-without
Painters, &c: J.121 Wardoner-st [not sure if the first digit is a "1"; may be 21]
Silk Men.: STRANGE & Miles, 3 Tokenhouse-yd
Surgeons' Instrument Makrs: Wm. 44 West Smithfield [He is also listed under Truss Makers]

From Nicola Close:
Pigot's for 1841
Strange and Briggs, coachmakers, 6 near the turnpike, Mile End - possibly connects to our Francis jnr (d. 1851) being a coachman.

6. Allegations for marriage licenses issued from the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of
Canterbury at  London, 1543-1869

By Col. Joseph Lemuel Chester (London: Harlian Society, 1887)
1671 Dec 18 Benjamin STRANGE, of St. Matthew, Friday Street, London, Bachelor, 26, and Catherine Elphick, Spinster, 18, daughter of John Elphick of St. Andrews, Holborn, Gentleman,who consents, at St. Andrews.

7. Families
6.1  Received from Jennifer Goodship-Patience around 1999, tried several times to get in touch with her again but to no avail. Here is  a much abbreviated edit of her family file based on the marriage of Richard STRAINGE to Hannah WALSH  December 30, 1707 in St Giles, Cripplegate, London. 

Two other  members of this family group (Clint Perrin and Jonathan Moore have contacted me and I have added their
information to the link above at Generations 6 and 7 respectively.

6.2  I received the following from Liz Horner in October and November 2003
Elizabeth STRANGE b 1858 is great grandmother to myself and Nicola Close

1844 Oct 08   Francis William STRANGE, full age, Coachman, living Stepney, father, Francis William STRANGE, cordwainer, married Ellen Elizabeth WELTON, full age, living Stepney, father, William WELTON, cordwainer, witnesses, W WELTON, Mary STRANGE.
From Susan Barsby Oct 2004
I'm the granddaughter of Patricia Joan STRANGE. I'm now concentrating my genealogy efforts on my grandmother's line. I am seeking more details about Job STRANGE, born 1838/40 in Bedfont. He married Caroline Evans (born Pinner, 1840) and had at least 3 children: Caroline E STRANGE, William Job STRANGE (my great grandfather) and Ellen J STRANGE. In 1881 census he and his wife were living at 16 Myddleton Place, he as a pork butcher and the children were staying with their aunt on their mother's side Elizabeth Evans on Buckingham Palace Road (RG11 0108/63 22) By 1901 census, Job, Caroline and the 2 girls were living at 6 Goswell Terrace, Clerkenwell. (RG13 255/20 31) William Job STRANGE had married the day before the 1901 census to my great grandmother Rose Ayling. They were at 24 Kimberley Gardens, Tottenham and William Job was a carver in dining rooms. They had 7 children, the youngest of whom, Patricia Joan STRANGE was my grandmother. I am wondering whether Job STRANGE is the same as the Job born to Timothy and Mary in Bedfont (thanks to Yvonne Stone for this possibility) but have no proof! - can anyone help? 

A reply From Ed Hanson Oct 2004
Yes, the Job STRANGE, who lived at various addresses in London, was the man born at Bedfont.  The 1871 clearly lists Job STRANGE, 32, unm, butcher, born at "Bedfont", a visitor in the household of Frederick Cowper, 3 Spring Terrace, Lambeth (Vauxhall Ward).  I have only seen the transcription of the 1881 census which gives the birthplace as "Bedford".  The 1891 census gives "London" as the birthplace; while the 1901 clearly says "Bedford" again.  However, since the only two Job STRANGEs who appear in the censuses are this man and his nephew Job John STRANGE, it seems pretty conclusive that you have the right man.

His line goes back to my ancestor, Thomas STRANGE of Watlington:

1.  Thomas STRANGE of Watlington, Oxfordshire, married at Watlington, 30 Sept 1661 (also recorded 1664) Anne Beesley (Beasley; his name spelled Straunge).  She was buried there ("Anne Strang, wife of Thomas"), 3 July 1695.  He was buried at Watlington 13 Aug. 1706.
2.  John STRANGE, buried at Nettlebed, Oxon, 13 Oct. 1712; m Katherine ---, who was buried at Nettlebed, 16 Jan. 1701/2.  He married second at Rotherfield Peppard, Oxon, 8 July 1702 Katherine Wilder of Nettlebed, who was mentioned in his will.
3.  William STRANGE, bp. at Nettlebed, 25 Sept. 1693; d 6 June 1746 (g.s.) and was buried at Nettlebed the same day; m  at Nettlebed, 3 Oct 1714 (Bishop's Transcript gives 13 Dec.) Ann Baily, who was buried there, 24 Dec. 1737.
4.  Thomas STRANGE, bp. at Nettlebed, 2 Dec 1733; bur Turville, Bucks, 5 March 1818, age 85, blacksmith of Turville Heath; m Turville, Bucks, 12 June 1760 Mary Clement, bur Turville, 7 Nov 1789
5.  John, bp Turville, Bucks, 30 June 1771; d Summer Heath, bur Turville, 26 March 1853; m Turville, 1 May 1797 Ann Clewer, bur Turville, 24 March 1856, age 83
6.  Timothy STRANGE, bp Turville, 19 June 1803; d 1866; m Mary —.
7.  Job STRANGE, b Bedfont, c1839; m 1872 Caroline Evans, b Middlesex, c1841

From John and Margaret Moore Oct 2004
Ed, I didn't realize before that you are related to my wife. The first four generations you show are her direct ancestors, but she is descended from the second John's brother, William. The first John's first wife was Katherine Butler. He married her at Nettlebed 5 Dec 1687, his surname being recorded as Strong. She had a brother, William, and their parents were William and Elizabeth (Aldridge). All this is from the Nettlebed PRs, but I can give you more details if you want.

From Rae Fether in August 2005

An Adminstration for James Strange was sworn by his wife Elizabeth Bailey Strange for the sum of One thousand pounds at the London Consistory Court in 1824:

"On the ninth day of December One thousand and eighteen hundred and twenty four Administration of all said .............. the Goods Chattels and ......... of ....... James Strange ........ of Wardour Street Soho in the County of Middlesex Plumber and Glazier .deceased was ....? ..ommitted and granted to Elizabeth Bailey Strange Widow the Relict of the said deceased  having been first sworn duly to administer."

However in the Estate Duty Register where one would expect to see some detail on what duty was paid on "Sum sworn under 1000 " pounds there was only a signed note...." £29 ret' (? could be returned or retained?) on the grounds of Debts.  It seems that James had misled his wife about the state of his finances. I have not found out where he died or was buried but he died before the birth of his youngest son Frederick Metzner Strange on 28 December 1825 who was no doubt named after his uncle William Lloyd Metzner. Elizabeth Bailey Strange's  sister Mary Thompson was married to William Lloyd Metzner

The family stayed on at Wardour Street for a year or so according to the rates, later appearing in Nelson Street, Greenwich in the 19841 Census. In the same road lived Elizabeth Bailey Strange's mother,  Mrs Mary Clementson, (previously Thompson, nee Bailey), who died in 1838 leaving an estate of around £9000. 

The will of James Thompson Strange, eldest son of James Strange:
On the 27th day of September 1869 the Will with two Codocils, thereto of James Thompson late of No 19 Alfred Street  and of No 5 Francis Street, Tottenham Court Road in the County of Middlesex Wine and Spirits Merchant Deceased, who died on the 28th day of April 1869 at No19 Alfred Street aforesaid was proved in the Principal  Registry of Her Majesty's Court of Probate, by Oath Of Martha Strange of No 19 Alfred Street and of No 5 Francis Street aforesaid Widow the Relict and James Walter Strange of the "London" Coffee House Ludgate Hill in the City Of London Wine Merchant the son  the Executors named in the Will and Francis Thompson Strange of No 7 Stratford Road Hastings in the County of Sussex Hosier the Brother the Executor named in the second codicil, they having been first sworn duly to administer,               Effects under £8000

The Estate Duty Register gives a fairly clear picture of its intention:
"to sell and proceeds to Relict for life with power to advance any part not exceeding 1/2 expected to..............(the children) and on her death equally............  (to children) at 21 but on................." "power to carry on business" 

Children were: James Walter Strange, Orlando Bailey, Frederick William, Elizabeth Patty and Frank Hastings.
Orlando received £570 on 19th October 1882, (probably for his marriage), on which duty was paid.   After the death of Martha Strange in December 1884 the sum of only £2605 was left to be distributed to the children and duty was paid on the sum.  Between 1869 and 1884 Martha and the children appeared to have got through about £5000 of the original £8000 estate.

James Walter Strange, my great grandfather, probably took over his father's business and sadly went into liquidation in 1880., causing a family rift 

4. Oddments
From: Heather Olsen
Subject: Middlesex lookup request:
I wonder if anyone on the list might have access to the parish records of St. Marylebone, St. Mary in Middlesex The IGI lists the marriage of a Thomas STRANGE and Mary PEPPER on 4 June 1804. I would be very interested in whether the record shows Thomas to be a widower and of Kingston, Surrey-- if so then these two would be my ancestors, if not, back to the drawing board. I would also appreciate it if list members would keep their eyes open for the marriage of a Thomas STRANGE and Lydia (----) about 1786-89. Their first child was born in Kingston in Dec 1789.

From Sara Scott (nee Lazenby) Mar 2004
My Great Grandfather was Thomas Wait STRANGE b.1860 England (Found Q1 1861 Thomas Whate STRANGE, Chelsea, Mike S.), died December 14, 1928. (I have his funeral arrangement papers and a little remembrance card from the funeral and they both have spelt his name Whate.) Married Sarah Ann Mackness in 1894 in Northampton, Northamptonshire

I have letters his siblings wrote to him while he was away at war around 1900-1901. One was signed by 'your loving sister Louisa' and another was signed 'your loving brother and sister Harry & Annie'. The address on the letter from Harry and Annie was '42 Mortimer Rd., Kingsland N, London'. The letters I have from his wife Sarah Ann STRANGE nee. Mackness was '61 Palmerston St. Battersea Park Road, London S.W.'.

I want to find out what happened to Louisa, Annie and Harry.

My Grandmother was Lilian Ada Lazenby, nee STRANGE, born  December 21, 1897.  Now I have found that she had a brother Thomas Harry STRANGE b.1896 and sister Jennie Emily L STRANGE b.1895. Her marriage licence states her father as Thomas Wait STRANGE and he has signed his name that way too. 

Found in 1881 census (Mike S):
Possibly two brothers John and James, both much older than Thomas, (all born in Chelsea) and their mother Caroline.

From: Ruth Bowskill
I have the birth certificate of my Great Grandmother Rose Alice HAYWARD Rose was born on 27th March 1883,at 1 Alfred cottages, Turnham green, Chiswick, Middlesex. Her father John Thomas HAYWARD, Her mother Rachel Hayward formerly STRANGE.  John Thomas Hayward's occupation being Carman / Carrier (see below) On putting these names into the search engine your STRANGE website came up!   The last child listed to Rachel STRANGE and John Hayward, was John Hayward born 1878 - 1880, my Great Grandmother being born in 1883 I understand that Rose was disowned by her family around 1905 when she married 'beneath her', and had no more contact with her family. She lived in Hounslow all her life. As I live in West Wales I have not yet had the chance to look at any census returns, so can't tell you much more. If these people are not connected it will make my family history much harder, there will be two John and Rachel Hayward's of about the same age, and both in the Brentford area.

The family can be found in the 1881 Census at 1 Alfred Cottages, Chiswick, Middlesex, England. Source: RO Ref RG11 Piece 1351 Folio 116 Page 35. The family was submitted by Yvonne Stone.  Lucy, one of John and Rachel Hayward's children, was born 1872 and was Yvonne's grandmother.

Ruth later said that ....
I contacted you about a year ago with regards my great-great-grandmother, Rachel STRANGE of Bedfont Middlesex.  Yvonne Stone and I are related; two of Rachel STRANGE's daughters, Lucy, Yvonne's Grandmother, and Rose, my great-grandmother married two 'Edwards' brothers, - a bit complicated, but it meant that we share even more relatives!
From Monique Jones 
I have a family named STRANGE on a branch of my tree,

Charles Ronald STRANGE Born: Abt 1883 - England,
+ Abt 1905 London, England to Lillie M. TOZER Born: 1880, Wandsworth, Streatham, London SW.
   Died: Apr 1965, Hampton Court (or possibly as Lilian AM STRANGE (age 82) Q2 1962 MDX S.)
   Ran away to sea with Charles STRANGE - no-one knows what happened to him.
   1 Florence STRANGE (possibly born as Florence Edith STRANGE Dec quarter 1905 Fulham)
      married as Florence E to Ronald George Henry Victor HAYWARD Dec quarter 1935 Fulham.
      Born: 28 Aug 1906 Fulham, London, (She was a Pianist)
      Died: 3 Aug 1971 - Greys Inn, London, England

   2 Gladys Ethel STRANGE  born March quarter 1907 Fulham ,
      married 1933 Q3 to Alexander FROST at Kensington. Born: 11 Dec 1907 - Fulham, London
      Died: 21 Jul 1973,

    3 Charles Ronald STRANGE born September quarter 1909 Wandsworth,
        married 12 Apr 1930 Hornsey to Eleanor MAYHEW Born: 17 Jun 1909 - Fulham, London,
        Died: 14 Mar 1943, in World War 2 over North Sea - In Air Force

    4 Jack W. STRANGE born December quarter 1912 Fulham,
      Died March quarter 1916 Chelsea age 3

    5 Unknown STRANGE (Believed to be Winifred M STRANGE (Tozer) born Dec 1913 She married
      Greville Philip Austin COLLINS Sept 1934 Brentford 3a 706)

From: Pat de Haer
I have some records for WW1 for a George Samuel STRANGE age 26 in 1914 and at that time living in Stratford London. He was a sawyers labourer and appointed to the Essex Regiment. Killed in action 26/10/1916. Anyone interested again contact me and I will pass on a copy of what I have.

Marriage at St Luke's Finsbury, Middlesex in 1793. Thomas Bishop of this Parish Bachelor and Rachel STRANGE of this Parish Spinster were married in this church by Banns this 14th of August 1793 by me Jno Evans. Both signed their names and the witnesses were Ann Bishop, Philip Bishop, F. STRANGE and Ann STRANGE.

In the Church Rate Books for 1864 for Shoreditch, there is a James STRANGE living at 58 Margaret Street Haggerston, Middlesex.

Anyone lost a Maud STRANGE age 8 in 1891?. Well she can be found at the Dr Stephensons Children's Home and Orphanage on Bonner Rd, Bethnal Green in the 1891 census. Born is "N.K", not known. If you are interested it can be found under RG12/272, Folio 123B.

Found living in Saffron Hill in the Poor Law Records for Saffron Hill, Hatton Garden and Ely (Clerkenwell) Rents for Michaelmas 1793 a Wm STRANGE.

Niki (Nicola) STRANGE
I am the daughter of Michael (born 1946) and Andrea (nee CHARLTON) STRANGE, now of Sidcup but we were all born in Tottenham.  My dad, Mike, is the son of Arthur and Lillian (nee FLITT, father Edmund FLITT) STRANGE, and brother of Arthur and Derek (now both deceased).  My grandfather was the son of James b1825 and Sarah b c1875 (nee ELVIN) STRANGE (he was one of 14 kids) of the East End. James' father was also James b c1852 married to Alice and his father before him was again James b c1821 married to Esther.  The later being in Hackney in both the 1851 and 1861 census.

From Cassandra Fox
I have a Louisa STRANGE who married Henry Stone in 1839 in St George in the East (FreeBMD). In the same year and after they married they came to Australia. She states that her parents are John STRANGE, baker and wife Maria; I found John STRANGE, baker, in the "trade directory". Henry and Louisa are my 1st free settlers to Australia in 1839 arriving on the "Orestes".

From Yvonne McGarry <> Nov 2005
1. George Strange Brewer (deceased prior to marriage below)
   2 Charles George Strange born c1821
     + Ann Cook 12th October 1840, Trinity Church, Marylebone
       Wedding Cert states living at 33 Exeter Place, Paddington.
     3 Margaret Strange  b c1846
       + Thomas Williams 24th September 1864, Christchurch,Marylebone
     3 William Albert Strange b 11th April 1860
       (states on birth cert Father Occ: Corn Dealer Carman. 
        Parents living at 42 Princess Street, Marylebone)
     3 Charles Arthur Strange b c1863
   On 1851 census at 3 Princess Mews, Marylebone.  Source: H0107/1491
   George Strange    abt 1821 Head birthplace: Marylebone Occ: Brewers Assistant
   Ann Strange       abt 1823 Wife birthplace: Marylebone
   Margaret Strange  abt 1846 Dau birthplace: Marylebone

   On 1861 census living at 42 Princess Street, Marylebone. Source: RG9/86
   George Strange    abt 1822 Head birthplace: Marylebone Occ: Carter
   Ann Strange       abt 1831 Wife birthplace: Marylebone Occ: Dressmaker
   M Strange         abt 1846 Dau birthplace: Marylebone Occ: Dressmaker
   William Strange   abt 1860 Son  birthplace: Marylebone

   On 1871 census living at 25 Salisbury Street, Marylebone. Source: RG10/181
   Charles G Strange abt 1822 Head birthplace: Paddington Occ: Ominibus Driver 
   Ann Strange       abt 1823 Wife birthplace: Pankrish
   Charles Strange   abt 1862 Son  birthplace: Marylebone
   William Strange   abt 1860 Son  birthplace: Bayswater

   On 1881 census living at  24 Fernhead Road, Paddington. Source: RG11/0009
   George Strange    abt 1821 Head birthplace: Marylebone Occ: Ominibus Driver
   Ann Strange       abt 1823 Wife birthplace: Marylebone
   Arthur Strange    abt 1862 Son  birthplace: Marylebone
       Wm Strange        abt 1860 Son  birthplace: Bayswater

From Trish Marshall nee Strange told us about the following ancestors in October 2006:

Benjamin Strange
John Strange [her g.grandfather *]
John Arthur Strange
Stanley Arthur Strange

All were from St Pancras and Islington,

* Marriage: GRO Pancras June quarter 1874 1b 172 , St Andrews Haverstock Hill, John Strange, 20, railway fireman, residing at 11 Gospel Oak Grove father Benjamin, bricklayer, married Amy Morris, residing at 8 Percival Street, daughter of William Morris, pianoforte maker, witnesses all Morris. Trish said she could not find GRO references to fit the Benjamin/John connection has so far produced nothing.  John Strange was later an engine driver, living in St Pancras. My father, Stanley Arthur Strange 1915-1959, told of :
i)   a connection with the French Navy.
ii)  connections with Suffolk
iii) connections with cattle and Scotland - correct - maternal Gregory family of drovers.
iv)  there is also the female name LOUIE. John's 2nd dau was Louie and I had an aunt Louie.
Perhaps fantasy , well, maybe!

From Caroline Tilbury September 2006
I'm interested in the Thames Watermen named Tilbury [Tylbery, etc.] STRANGE. IGI lists 2 marriages:
Tilbury STRANGE m. Lettice TUBBINS 02 February 1625 St. Dunstan, Stepney, London
Tilbury STRANGE m. Mary FINICOMB   11 March    1633 St. Dunstan, Stepney, London

Tilbury STRANGE was on a now defunct page as elected one of the Rulers of the Thames Watermen 5 March 1638/9, 3 March 1630/1, 6 March 1637/8 and 5 March 1638/9.  On the same site is the 'Admiralty Muster' of 1628[9]:

Tylbury STRANGE, K[ing]s serveant, age 40, ?0 voyages" attached to the port of "Ratcliffe" (parish of Stepney, Middlesex)  Probably the given name was from the port, but not necessarily so
[Another reference on that site said:
"STRANGE, TILBURY. 1631, 38, 39. Of Ratcliff, aged 40 in Feb. 1628/9 (P.R.O., SP 16/135 [4], fo. 46v. Will made 23 Dec. 1641, proven 28 Jan. 1641/2: of Upper Shadwell, Stepney parish; not specific as to his estate, but refers in general terms to his leases, houses and personal estate (G.L., commissary court wills register 1639-42, 9171/28, fos. 347v - 348r)". - Ed]

If you come across any more of them, or their children, I'd be interested, I have a site on the Tilbury name (UK)

From Judy October 2006
My maternal grandmother was Eileen Maude Strange b 1880 in Emerald Hill, Melbourne, Australia, my great grandfather was George Twining Strange b 1857 in Prahran, Melbourne, Australia, my great great grandfather was George Strange b 1822 Chelsea, London and my great, great, great grandfather was also a George Strange, whose date of birth I am yet to confirm.  I believe that he married Martha White in 1817 at Saint Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, London.

From Linda in November 2006.  I am descendant of Edward Strange (born Hounslow c1841). I am a descendant of Edward, his daughter Anne, married my great, great, grandfather, Joseph Watts. They had one son, Edward Henry, I think Anne died a year or two after.  However, Betsey (Anne's sister) then married Joseph and they had two further children. Looking for any desendants in common.

I've searched the internet to see if a pub in Union Street, Aldershot, still existed, I don't think it does, however, I came across your site which listed a Betty Judge interested in Edward Strange (b. 1821 Littleton (Hounslow)), he was a beerkeeper/publican in a pub, The Builders Arms, 20 Union St, Aldershot.

Jennifer Case said in December 2006:
My first husband´s family.  His mother was Beatrice STRANGE born 1911 in Hong Kong.  Her father was Ernest STRANGE born 1880 in Marylebone.  His father was  Richard STRANGE born 1843 in Marylebone. Any matches?

Nicola said that for some time she and Liz Horner have been trying to pin down the right Francis Strange (husband of our gggrandmother). A likely candidate was one connected to Marge Keeble's family - son of Francis and Mary Ashmonell. This seemed likely because of the dates and also that the father Francis was a shoemaker (as on our gggrandmother's marriage cert).However, I have now found what I believe to be Marge's Francis on the 1841 census with the right children's names:
RG number: HO107 Piece: 693 Folio: 10\8 Page: 9
Clare Street, St Matthew Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets
Francis, shoemaker, aged 45 - NOTP
Gorge, Carrier 20; - NOTP
Matilda, 15; Francis, 12; Mary, 10; Fanney, 6 - all Middlesex

Unfortunately, our Francis jnr was of full age when married in 1844 and so this is unlikely to be ours.

There is another Francis, aged 18 in 1841:
RG number:  HO107  Piece: 489 Folio: 1\28 Page: 1 Nelson Street, South, Greenwich:
STRANGE, ????;  F; 48; Milliner       
STRANGE, Emily; F; 20
STRANGE, Francis; M; 18
STRANGE, Frederick; M; 16
FLETCHERS, Hannah; F; 28
WOOLET, Ann; F; 14
FOAT, Mary; F; 21; Kent
This would be the right age - does anyone know anything of this family?

Francis William Strange, coachman; father Francis William Strange, cordwainer.m.08/10/1844 to Ellen Elizabeth Welton St Dunstan's Stepney - both full age, witnesses W Welton, Mary Strange d. Stoke Newington, 20/01/1851, aged 27, omnibus driver, (pthisis), informant E Welton children: Francis William Strange b  1846 Hackney Ellen Frances Strange b 1846 Hackney Matilda Strange b 1848 West Hackney Henry Strange b 01/02/1851 Stoke Newington (12 days after Francis' death)

Another possible candidate in 1841 under the name William - which would fit the occupations:
RG number: HO107 Piece: 700 Folio: 6\19  Page: 31
Hartwell Street, Hackney, West, Tower Hamlets
STRANGE, Francis; M; 50; Shoe M; Middlesex
STRANGE, Wm; M; 20; Coachman; Middlesex
STRANGE, Martha; F; 21; Dress M; Middlesex
STRANGE, Hannah; F; 51; Middlesex
STRANGE, Desdemona; F; 11; Middlesex

This family appears in 1851 without Wm:59 Tyssen Passage
Francis Strange; Head; 60; Shoemaker; MDX Hackney
Hannah Strange; Wife; 60; OXF
Martha Strange; Dau; 30; Dressmaker; MDX Hackney
Desdamona Strange; dau; 21; MDX Hackney
James Cornwede; grandson; 11; Scholar; Bethnal Green
Francis Strange;  grandson; 5; Hackney

This Francis snr died 5/1/1855, 1, Tyssen place, Dalston, West Hackney aged 65, Boot and shoemaker; synochus 14 days certified, informant Caroline Cornwell, present at death, 1, Tyssen Place. (I guess Cornwede in 1851 is actually Cornwell)

From Terence (Terry) John Strange in March 2007
b. 1935 Southampton, England m. 1963 St John's Church, Old Coulsdon, Surrey
Here is his family tree; a key member was Frederick Charles Strange, b. 1869 Strand, London, m. 1897 Basingstoke, Hants, d. 1948 Portsmouth, Hants.

From Ann  in April 2007
Does anyone have a Thomas Shaw Strange marrying Elizabeth Rigg in 1847 at St Brides, West London in their tree?

Trish Marshall found this sad little entry 1861 census:
Commercial Street Boys Refuge Whitechapel North Hy STRANGE, 11, pupil, b. Middx London

Also the intriguing 1861 St Mary Paddington CHARLES STRANGE, 6, boarder b. China

From Ruth Benn  June 2009
Anyone with links in this tree please contact Ruth.

John Strange
+ ?
  James Strange b 1833 Norwood (Met Police)
  + Eleanor Lowe 3 July 1853 at Harlington Parish Church.
    Joseph Strange b 1857 Southall (Registered at Uxbridge)
    + Ann Selina Yeomans m 1878 in Oundle Dist. 1
      James Edward Strange b 1880 (Reg in 1881 at Hendon).
    Eliza Edith Strange b 1859 Norwood (Reg at Uxbridge)
    + Edwin James Kendall m 1885 Chelsea Dist.
      2 possible children George Edwin b 1886 and James b 1887 both Reg at Hendon.
    Eleanor Strange b 1860 Southall (Reg at Uxbridge)
    + George Wooller m 1881 Hendon District.
      5 children b West Ham,Stratford & Holloway Dsitricts.
    Harry Thomas Strange b 13 Oct 1867 Harrow (Reg at Hendon).
    + Martha Neaverson m 1889 at Peakirk Northamptonshire.
      Alice Eleanor
    + Frederick Lionel Beacham m 4 Jun 1913 at Peakirk
        Frederick Cecil
        + Verena Margaret Beacham
        had 4 daughters.
      Cecil Harry b 1898 d 1916 Peakirk
      + Vera Corfield
        1st daughter died after a few months
        Ian John Strange b 1934 now living in the Falkland Islands
        + Martin Wake m 9 May 1959 Wolverhampton.
          Twin sons