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1.  Documents
1.1 Directories and Advertisements
Univeral British Directory of Trade Commerce & Manufacture. 1793-1798

Volume 2. part 1 (A-B)  & part 3  (E-K)
STRANGE & WILLIAMS  Post Office & Inn Keeper  Kings Arms

The Times, Wednesday, May 11, 1791; pg.1; Issue 2020; col A
Bagshot - King's Arms
Eleanor STRANGE begs Leave to inform the Nobility, Gentry, and her Friends in general, that she has taken her Brother-in-Law, Nathaniel WILLIAMS, as a Partner, to assist in carrying on the Business with greater Ease and Accommodation, and takes this Opportunity of expressing her most grateful Acknowledgements for the Honour which has been hitherto conferred on her by their Support, and of which she now humbly solicits the Continuance.

Pigot's 1823/24
Note: This Surrey entry appears under Middlesex as the section includes 12 miles around London: William STRANGE Watchmaker Market Place, Kingston, Surrey Elizabeth STRANGE Postmistress Kingston, Surrey William was half brother to Heather Olsen's ggg grandfather, Charles STRANGE.

1862 newspaper
STRANGE & WILLIAMS - Bagshot Surrey General Post Office

1.2 Wills
Hannah STRANGE witness to Margaret MERCHANT - proved 16 Jun 1705 Elizabeth and William STRANGE witnesses to John MASH, Effingham, Surrey - proved 29 Jan 1808
Jane and Elizabeth STRANGE witnesses to William COBBETT of Kingston upon Thames - proved 4 Feb 1820

2. GRO Index References
From Betty Judge
1860 Q2 Henry STRANGE Farnham Vol 2a Page 60

3. Census:

Living Sandpit Road, Chertsey
All born in Surrey
James STRANGE 40 Gardener
Caroline  STRANGE 40
Frederick STRANGE 14
William STRANGE 5

Living at Pas ? House
Chas STRANGE 35 Lab No

No address
George  STRANGE 35 A/l No
Elizabeth STRANGE 30 Y
Thomas STRANGE 10 Y
William STRANGE  8 Y
George STRANGE  6 Y
Lidia STRANGE  3 Y

Folio 127 Caroline STRANGE 20
Folio 130 Elizabeth STRANGE19


Christchurch (Virginia Water)
William STRANGE H M 46 Garden/lab Old Windsor Berks
Sarah STRANGE W M 46 Laundress Egham Surrey
Charles STRANGE S S 21 Groom Egham Surrey
Thomas STRANGE S 10 Scholar Egham Surrey
Elizabeth STRANGE D 6 Scholar Egham Surrey

High St.
Eliza STRANGE Serv S 14 Servant to James Hatch (baker) Egham Surrey
Sarah STRANGE Serv S 14 House servant to Henry Chas Paice, Egham Surrey

Englefield Green
Caroline STRANGE S 16 Servant Egham Surrey
George STRANGE H M 62 Ag Lab Sunninghill Berks
Elizabeth STRANGE wife 50 Egham Surrey

Charles  STRANGE Wid 56 Poulterer Southwark
Charles  STRANGE Son 19 Porter in warehouse Camberwell
Susannah STRANGE Dau 26 Housekeeper Kensington

RG9/313/155a - St Thomas
Sophia    STRANGE    Wid   65              Oxford

RG9/314 - 170 Union Street
Robert STRANGE Head 34 Grocer Chelsea, Middlx
Elizabeth STRANGE Wife 27 Fordingbridge, Hants
Annie STRANGE dau 5 Southwark
Kate STRANGE dau 4 Southwark
William STRANGE son 1 Southwark

Living at St.Leonards St. Kingston on Thames
Timothy W STRANGE H M 42 Coal Heaver  Nuffield Oxon
Marrion STRANGE W M 51 Nurse Lambeth
Mary STRANGE D 21 Dyer Shop Assistant Bexley Heath. Kent
Jane STRANGE D 19 Blind Fulham
Susan STRANGE D 12 Laundry Girl Long Sutton
Job I STRANGE S 10 scholar Surbiton.


175 Waterloo Rd
Alfred STRANGE 28 General smith Oxford
He is there with his wife Sarah and two daughters

1 Spillers Court
Joseph STRANGE 49 Chair sawyer born Oxford Stokenchurch
He is there with wife Elizabeth and four children.
Again anyone interested in the two above please contact Pat de Haer

4. The Parishes of Surrey

Burial from Municipal Cemetery MI
Thomas Arthur Strange buried 1906 aged 47 (Image Available)
Note: It is recorded that on the same stone (relationship unknown) Thomas Often Clark buried 1900 aged 71.

The Universal British Directory of Trade Commerce & Manufacture. 1793-1798
STRANGE & Williams  Post Office & Inn Keeper  Kings Arms

From: Helen Habergham
My grandparents name Harry STRANGE married Kathleen Trevillion date unknown had three children one my mother Winifred Sarah born Battersea 28 June 1919 died 24  August 1974 Eileen Jennei born 8 august 1921? died 6 December 2000. Winifred married William Donald Forsdick born 30 December 1919 died 16 june 2000 marriage June 1947. Harry and Kathleen also had a son that died at a very young age, Winifred and Eileen went to a convent school taught by nuns. This is all the info I have on my tree. I would be grateful for any help to further this thank you

From Jenny Manning  April 2004
My great grandfather, a Thomas Archibald BELLMAN, was apparently brought up by a Joseph and Eliza STRANGE in Camberwell, Surrey. I suspect they could have been his grandparents.

Croydon - St John the Baptist Church
National Burial Index
1838 Apr 11 John STRANGE 34
1840 Feb 16 George STRANGE 53

Egham - St John the Baptist Church
National Burial Index
1819 Jul 20 Edward STRANGE 2
1822 Apr 23 Jane STRANGE 2mths
1849 Caroline STRANGE 52
1853 William STRANGE 18
1854 Frances C STRANGE 2
1857 Sarah STRANGE 7 mths

Epsom - Christ Church
National Burial Index
1838 Apr 09 Thomas STRANGE 4days.

Epsom - St Martin
(C 1695-1894, M 1695-1913, B 1695-1913)
1839 Jun 05 George STRANGE, s Thomas & Mary Ann, Epsom, horse-keeper
1844 Dec 22 Mary Hannah STRANGE, d Thomas & Mary, Epsom, labourer, born 1844 Nov 11
1849 Jun 24 John STRANGE, s Thomas & Mary, Epsom, labourer, b 28 May 1849

1837 Aug 13 Thomas STRANGE & Mary Ann Jenking
1839 Apr 18 John Badman & Eliza STRANGE

1838 Apr 09 Thomas STRANGE, Epsom age 4 days
1845 May 25 Mary Ann STRANGE, age 6months
1849 Oct 07 John STRANGE, age 4months
1864 Mar 16 Ann STRANGE, Epsom Union (from Ewell), age 58
1867 Apr 27 Robert STRANGE, Epsom, age 71
1876 Jan 01 James Harris STRANGE, Epsom age 55
1864 Feb 09 Mary STRANGE, age 78
1886 Feb 18 Alfred William STRANGE, Epsom, age 7
1892 Jun 18 Alfred Barber STRANGE, Epsom, age 37
1895 May 16 Ann STRANGE, Epsom, age 70
1903 Jun 23 Rhoda Louisa STRANGE, 5 Balfour Road, age 49
Farnham - St John the Baptist Church
National Burial Index
1831 Dec 24 Benjamin STRANGE 5 mths

Guildford - Holy Trinity Church
National Burial Index
1856 Maria STRANGE 7

Guildford - St Nicholas Church
National Burial Index
1842 James STRANGE 1 mth

Hammersmith - St. Paul
The following is from Betty Judge
1901 May 05 George STRANGE son Frank & Alice Maud STRANGE of 9 Railway Terrace, Slough. (Labourer)born 31 March 1901
1904 Jul 10 Muriel Jesse STRANGE dau Albert & Amelia STRANGE (Mechanic) of 9 Holland Road, W. Kensington Park, born Dec 17 1902
1905 Feb 05 Winifred Grace STRANGE dau Albert & Amelia STRANGE (Mechanic) of 9 Craven Cottages Hammersmith Surrey, born 28 Sep 1904

Kingston on Thames - All Saints Church
National Burial Index
1819 Nov 14 Thomas STRANGE 76
1819 Jun 22 Edward STRANGE 41
1820 Feb 14 William STRANGE 65
1821 Jul 06 Jane STRANGE 21
1825 Jul 23 Frances STRANGE 36
1828 Sep 27 Sarah STRANGE 22
1835 Nov 29 Mary STRANGE 3
1836 May 16 Thomas STRANGE 8
1839 Jan 07 Thomas STRANGE 76
1840 Nov 01 William STRANGE 17
The following is  from Heather Olsen.
1866 May 6 Parish Church, Kingston on Thames Henry STRANGE m. Harriett Ann BENNETT. Henry was of Kingston and a Cooper. His father, Thomas Francis STRANGE, was also a Cooper. The bride's father, William Bennet, was a miller. She was of Kingston, and a spinster. The marriage was by Banns, and witnesses included an Elizabeth STRANGE. (See family from Staines below)

The following is also from Heather Olsen.
Here are STRANGE burials in Kingston on Thames, Surrey,
1813-1852. (Source--LDS microfilm of the All Saints parish registers 991686)
Those preceeded by * are my family.
  1819 Jun 22 Edward STRANGE of Ham, age 41
  1819 Nov 14 Thomas STRANGE of Ham, age 76
* 1820 Feb 14 William STRANGE, Attorney of Kingston, age 65
* 1821 Jul 06 Jane STRANGE, daughter William, Attorney of Kingston, age 21
  1825 Jul 23 Frances STRANGE, Kingston Workhouse, age 36
  1828 Sep 27 Sarah STRANGE, Kingston Workhouse, age 22
* 1835 Nov 29 Mary STRANGE of Kingston, age 3
* 1836 May 16 Thomas STRANGE of Kingston, age 8
* 1839 Jan 07 Thomas STRANGE, non resident, age 76
* 1840 Nov 01 William STRANGE of Kingston, age 17
* 1844 May 14 Ann STRANGE of Kingston, age 57
* 1852 Jul 26 William STRANGE of Kingston, age 62 (Image Available)

Burial from MI (not on the above film)
Mary Strange, wife of William Strange, buried 1870 aged 79 (Image Available)

From: Heather Olsen
The William STRANGE below was probably the brother of my Thomas Sr (see above) but this is not yet proven.
William STRANGE was born circa 1755. He and Elizabeth Stanford obtained a marriage license from the Vicar-General on 15 July 1785.  He married Elizabeth Stanford on 19 July 1785 at Kingston on Thames.  He and Richard Benham appeared in the 1790 Universal British Directory as stationers and printers in Kingston, while Wakefield's Directory for that year lists them as agents for the Royal Assurance Office. The Universal British Directory also identifies him as one of the "fifteens," the borough council of that day. He eventually seems to have served as Headborough, as I found a reference to a record of his surrender of that office in 1813.  By the 1811 directory, Benham seems to be out of the picture, and William is in Marketplace, Kingston, a stationer, postmaster, and agent to the Royal Exchange Assurance Office.  In the 1818-1820 period he was also the Kingston agent for several newspapers. Elizabeth (Stanford) STRANGE was buried 26 November 1809 in Kingston. William STRANGE left a will on 6 February 1820. He was buried on 14 February 1820 at Kingston. His estate was probated on 4 March 1820 at the P.C.C. William and Elizabeth had the following children:

Mary STRANGE was born on 30 April 1786 at Kingston. She was baptized on 29 May 1786 at Kingston. She and Thomas Baker obtained a Faculty Office marriage license on 11 August 1817. They were married on 18 August 1817 at Leatherhead, Surrey. Thomas was a grocer in Kingston. Both Thomas and Mary appear to have been living in 1852. They had at least two children, John STRANGE Baker, who in 1866 was of the General Post Office in the City of London, and Samuel Baker, who in 1866 was Postmaster of Kingston.

Elizabeth STRANGE was born on 6 December 1787 at Kingston. She was baptized on 30 December 1787 at Kingston. She was the Kingston agent for the London Weekly Journal & Surrey & Sussex Gazette between January 1821 and October 1836.  She was listed in the 1823/4 Pigots Directory as Postmistress of Kingston. The 1839 Pigots lists "the Misses STRANGE, Norbiton Street," under "nobility, gentry and clergy." I presume this is Elizabeth and her sister Ann.  She appeared in the 1841 census with her sister Ann (below) on Norbiton Street in Kingston. She appeared in the 1851 census in Market Place, Kingston on Thames. She appeared in the 1861 census with Mary (Fairbrother) STRANGE on Ewell Rd, Kingston. She died on 23 November 1866. Her estate was probated on 18 December 1866. Sarah STRANGE was born on 9 November 1789 at Kingston. She was baptized on 29 November 1789 at Kingston and she was buried here on 15 May 1812.

William STRANGE was born on 12 January 1792 at Kingston. He was baptized here on 22 January 1792 and buried there the same month.

Ann STRANGE was born on 16 January 1793 at Kingston. See Elizabeth above reference the entry in 1839 Pigots. She appeared in the 1841 census with her sister Elizabeth on Norbiton Street. She died on 7 May 1844 at Kingston where she was buried on 14 May 1844.

Katherine STRANGE was born on 30 January 1796 at Kingston where she was baptized on 17 February 1796 and later buried on 14 Mar 1802.

Jane STRANGE was born circa 1800. She died on 30 June 1821 and buried on 6 July 1821 at Kingston. There was a PCC will of a Jane STRANGE, spinster of Kingston probated on 30 August 1825. This seems rather late to be hers, but not impossible.

John STRANGE was born on 17 July 1802 and baptized on 6 August 1802 at Kingston. He died on 1 October 1826 in Jamaica.

Subject: Kingston records. Here is a family group I put together based on
Kingston Parish records; I don't think they are connected to my own family:
Thomas STRANGE, Spouse Eleanor (--?--)
Sarah STRANGE b. bef 1776? (not baptised in Kingston), Bur 09 Jan 1782 Kingston
Penne STRANGE b. 18 Apr 1776, bap 25 Apr 1776, Bur 16 Feb 1777 al at Kingston
Edward STRANGE bap. 10 May 1778, Bur 22 Jun 1819 Kingston
William James STRANGE b. 10 Apr 1780, bap. 23 Apr 1780 Kingston
(Note: Oct 1780 Kingston Burial of "William James, son Thomas. Not clear whether
James is last name, or if last name left out. Could be William James STRANGE)
George STRANGE b. 19 Dec 1781, bap. 23 Dec 1781 Kingston
John STRANGE b. 01 Jul 1783, bap 27 Jul 1783, Bur 23 Mar 1785 all at Kingston
Elizabeth STRANGE b. 06 Aug 1785, bap. 04 Sep 1785 Kingston
William STRANGE b. 05 Jan 1789, bap. 18 Jan 1789, Bur 28 Oct 1789 all at Kingston

The Universal British Directory of Trade Commerce & Manufacture. 1793-1798
One of Kingston Corporation "Fifteen" Wm. STRANGE Benham & STRANGE Stationers & Printers
Thomas STRANGE  Clockmaker
William STRANGE,  Staffordshire Warehouseman.
(Heather Olsen said that the first two are in her family but she has not seen mention in any other source document. She says her family who started a printer/stationer business in partnership with Richard Benham in 1788 might have done china before that, and that the Universal British Directory entry was out of date. (I'm told some info in that directory was as much as 5 years out of date)  I think, though, that before doing stationary my William was running the Crown stables in Kingston.  Betty Judge thought the last might be her husband's ancester William Strange the Chinaman's warehouse; Ed Hanson hasn't found any evidence that suggests this.)

Lambeth From Jenny Manning
I don't know an awful lot about Joseph and Eliza STRANGE, only that they had a son called William, born in Lambeth in 1854. Eliza (don't know her maiden name) was born in Harrow in c1829 and Joseph Strange was born c1829, in Walworth, Surrey. I have death certificates for both Eliza and Joseph. I suspect that they may have had a daughter called Elizabeth, who may be the mother of my great grandfather Archibald Thomas Bellman, but have been unsuccessful in proving this yet. 

From Betty Judge:
Marriage John STRANGE 35 Lab. S son of Thomas STRANGE (lab) married Eleanor Dawson 37 daughter of John Dawson (bootmaker) in 1800's at Putney Church. 

Richmond on Thames - St Mary Magdalene Church
National Burial Index
1836 May 19 Rachel STRAINGE 48

1631 Jun 05 Walter STRANGE to Joane Cook

J. Challenor C. Smith "The Parish Registor of Richmond Surrey 1720-1780"
1753 Jan 30 p. 238  Burial of Thomas STRANGE, a child.
1775 Feb 25 p. 158  Edward STRANGE witness to marriage of John Tutton and Mary Pottinger.
1730 Sep 27 p. 18   Sophia, daughter of ____ STRANGE baptised.

At Richmond Burial Registers there are 29 STRANGE and three STRAINGE burials. There are actually seven different cemeteries listed here, throughout the whole Borough of Richmond. The three "Strainge" entries comprise Ed Hanson's great-uncle Frank, his wife Aunt "Bessie" and their son Leonard, whom he knew very well. Also in the Twickenham Cemetery is Frank's sister, Grace Adelaide Paice.

Rotherhithe - St Mary
1784 Sep 30 Mary STRANGE dau of Richard and Margaret STRANGE  aged 20 days.

Job John STRANGE was born Q2 1861 (registered in Kingston and census say he was born in Surbiton). His father was Timothy William Strange; born c1829 in Nuffield, Oxfordshire; a coal heaver in the 1871 census in Kingston, Surrey. His mother, Maria LATHAM (of Lambeth and born c1820) had married in Q1 1849 in Greenwich RD. Job became a Coastguard and in 1881 he was in the Royal Navy aboard HMS "Flamingo"* [RG115634/24] then in 1891 he was in Mundesley NFK.  He married in Q2 1889 in Hull RD to Annie HAWKINS born c1866 in Scarborough, Yorkshire and (in 1891) a son John W born c1890 Hull, Yorkshire. He may have had other children later. Job died in died 10 February 1925 in Gravesend (see probate and the London Gazette).  In 1871 Job had siblings Mary (born c1850, Bexley Heath, Surrey), Jane (born c1852, Fulham Middlesex) and Susan (born c1859 Long Ditton, Surrey).

* Noted that "Flamingo" was a 'Screw Composite Gun Vessel' and in the 1881 census had a crew and was working in North America and the West Indies but was then moored to "Bury" in Port Royal Harbour with 100 officers and crew.  A further 11 crew members were off-ship in hospital.

Thorpe - St Mary
National Burial Index
1851 Elizabeth Mary STRANGE
1862 John STRANGE 6 months old

Virginia Water - Christ Church
National Burial Index
1840 Jun 28 Thomas STRANGE 78
1841 Lydia STRANGE 4
1844 Julia STRANGE 11 weeks
1845 Ann STRANGE 67
1848 Thomas STRANGE 17
1849 Anne STRANGE 4 mths
1864 George STRANGE 66
Wimbledon - St Mary Church
(C 1538-1812, M 1594-1812, B 1593-1812)
1780 Jan 30 Enoch STRANGE, s John & Elizabeth
1782 Mar 10 John STRANGE, s John & Elizabeth
1784 May 02 Rebecca STRANGE, s John & Elizabeth
1785 Dec 02 Sarah & Mary STRANGE, twin dau of John & Elizabeth
1788 Mar 17 James STRANGE, d John & Elizabeth
1790 Jul 03 William STRANGE, s John & Elizabeth
1792 Apr 15 Joseph STRANGE, s John & Elizabeth
1793 Oct 13 Sarah STRANGE, d John & Elizabeth
1796 Jun 26 Thomas STRANGE, s John & Elizabeth
1799 Mar 23 Caroline STRANGE, d John & Elizabeth
1805 Jun 30 Sarah STRANGE, d John & Lucy

1761 Mar 22 Adam STRANGE & Elizabeth Harley, botp, Witnesses: William Gonston, Kath. Harley
1767 Jul 30 John Pitt & Elizabeth STRANGE, botp Witnesses: Thomas Goddard, Wm Terry
1771 Nov 13 Jacob STRANGE & Mary Blake, botp Witnesses: Hester Swaffor, William Rennels [?], Wm Terry
1781 Sep 18 Christian Young & Catherine STRANGE, botp  Witnesses: John Gottlob Littman, Wm Terry
1798 Feb 05 James Rixon, widower, & Elizabeth STRANGE, spinster, botp Witnesses: James Smart, Wm. Terry
1798 Dec 18 James STRANGE, Esq of St George's, widower, & Anne Drummond otp widow Wits: Loughborough, R. Dundas Sanders
1811 Aug 04 Jacob STRANGE, widower, & Ann Eede, widow, botp Witnesses: John Castle, Mary Ann Mundey

1762 Apr 05 Adam STRANGE
1785 Dec 05 Sarah & Mary STRANGE, twin infants, bur in one coffin
1792 May 16 Joseph STRANGE, infant
1797 Nov 26 William STRANGE, infant [age 7]
1802 Aug 06 Mary, wife of Jacob STRANGE, age 73
1811 Dec 18 Jacob STRANGE, age 67

National Burial Index
1824 Apr 04 Thomas STRANGE 2
1827 Jun 10 John STRANGE 74
1827 Aug 14 Ann STRANGE 74
1832 Apr 08 Elizabeth STRANGE 79
1838 Apr 15 James STRANGE 23

Windlesham - St John the Baptist Church.
National Burial Index
1829 Sep 27 1829 Eliza STRANGE 23 

Woking - St Peter Church
National Burial Index
1856 James Richard STRANGE 4   

5. Families
The following is from Heather Olsen.

I Thomas STRANGE Snr. was born c.1763, place unknown. He married 1) Lydia ????, place and  date unknown. They resided in Kingston on Thames, Surrey, where Thomas was a  clock/watchmaker. They had the following children baptised in Kingston on Thames:
II William, bap. 20 Jan 1790,  b. 24 Dec 1789. See below. .
III Thomas, bap. 3 Jun 1792, b. 3 May 1792. See below.
IV Lydia, bap. 24 Aug 1794, b. 26 Jul 1794. See below.
John, NOT baptised in Kingston, but mentioned in father's and brother's wills. d. 29 July 1862, St. Luke's Hospital, London, unmarried. Adminstration granted 1 October 1862 to Thomas (III) STRANGE. Mary Elizabeth, bap. 7 Jan 1801, b. 28 Dec 1800. Unmarried in 1841.
Thomas (
I) Snr.'s first wife Lydia died 11 Jan 1801 and was buried in Kingston on Thames. Thomas Sr. married 2) Mary ????, date and place unknown. They had the following child baptised in Kingston on Thames:
V Charles, bap. July 1805, b. 26 June 1805.

Sometime between 1816 and 1823 Thomas (
I) Snr turned his business in Kingston over to his eldest son William (II), and moved with younger sons Thomas (III) and Charles (V) and daughter Mary Elizabeth to High Wycombe, Bucks, where in 1825 he took over the clock/watchmaker business in Paul's Row which had formerly belonged to John LEE. Initially, Thomas Jnr and Charles assisted Thomas Snr in his business. In 1829, Charles set up his own Clock/watchmaker business in Queen's Square, High Wycombe. Thomas Jnr moved to Banbury, Oxon, c1827-1830 where he took over the clock/watchmaker business which had formerly belonged to C.W. DRURY. Thomas Snr d. 28 Dec 1838 and was buried 7 Jan 1839 in Kingston, Surrey. His will was proved 21 Feb 1839 in the P.C.C. His business in High Wycombe was taken over by Charles FONTANA.

II William STRANGE remained in Kingston, where he appears in the 1823-24 and 1839 directories as a clock/watchmaker in Marketplace. He married Mary FAIRBROTHER 18 Oct 1821 in Helmdon, Northamptonshire. William died 18 July 1852 and was buried 26 July 1852 in Kingston. His will was proved 18 Sept 1852 in the P.C.C. There seems to have been a legal dispute over his estate between his brother in law William FAIRBROTHER (named as executer and trustee in the will) and his brother Thomas (III). William and Mary had the following children:
    William 1823  Kingston on Thames, buried 1 Nov 1840, Kingston on Thames.
    Thomas  1829  Kingston on Thames, buried 16 May 1836, Kingston on Thames.
    Mary    1832  Kingston on Thames, buried 29 Nov 1835, Kingston on Thames.

  Thomas STRANGE Jnr moved with his father to High Wycombe. He married Ann FAIRBROTHER 30 Aug 1824 in Helmdon, Nothamptonshire. He and Ann moved to Banbury, Oxon c1830 where he took over the clock/watchmaker business which had formerly belonged to C.W. DRURY.  Following the death of his brother William, Thomas moved to Kingston and took over his      Clock/Watchmaker business, leaving the business in Banbury to his second son, William. Thomas d. 4 Jan 1864 in Kingston. His will was proved 14 June 1864. Thomas and Ann had  the following children:

Thomas Fairbrother, b 1825, High Wycombe, settled in Kingston, Surrey, where he married Elizabeth BEATER in 1853; he was a watchmaker, d. before 1881 when Elizabeth appeared in the census as a widow.

Ann, b1827, High Wycombe, buried 1832, Banbury.

Mary, b c1829, High Wycombe, married 27 June 1857 Kingston on Thames William THATCHER. They appeared in the 1881 census in Lambeth, Surrey

William, b1830, Banbury, married 29 Dec 1857 Coventry, Warwickshire Ann TURNER. He took over his father's Banbury business when his father moved to Kingston. William was buried 13 Feb 1864 in Banbury.

Richard Fairbrother, b1832, Banbury, an assistant in a draper's shop in High Wycombe in 1851. m. [H] Anna Maria ______. He lived in Worcester c. 1864-1875. In 1881 he lived in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, and was a draper employing 21 hands. He d. 8 May 1904,    St. Noets, Huntingdonshire. His will was proved 30 June 1904.

Ann Maria, b1834, Banbury, married 7 Oct 1858 Kingston on Thames William Moore TURNER  (brother of Anne, above). William was a chemist. In 1881 they lived in St. Ives, Huntingdonshire.

Elizabeth, b1837, Banbury, unmarried at father's death in 1864.

Sarah, b1839 Banbury, buried 1842 Banbury.

IV Lydia STRANGE married John MULLIS 19 Nov 1816 in Kingston on Thames. John appears in the 1828-29 Pigots Directory in Coventry, Warwickshire as an agent for Alliance Insurance.    

Thomas (
I)'s will refers to him as John Mullis, Gentleman of Coventry. John d. Before 1851 when Lydia appeared in the census as a widow. In the 1881 census, she appeared with her son Thomas in Coventry. Lydia and John had the following children:

William, bap 1817, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, named in Thomas (
I)'s will.

Lydia, bap 1819, Nuneaten, married  4 May 1839 High Wycombe John STRANGE, son of Samuel and Elizabeth STRANGE of Helmdon, Northamptonshire (see under Shalstone in Bucks page) Lydia and John lived in Astwell, Northamptonshire, where they appeared in the 1881 census, in which John was identified as a farmer of 431 acres employing 10 men and 4 boys. John d. 18 Dec 1889, and his will was proved 21 Mar 1890.

Mary, bap 1821 in Kingston, m. 28 Sept 1850 Wappenham, Northamptonshire William Horwood, a draper of Banbury.

Thomas, bap 1824 Coventry, Warwickshire. Lived with mother in Coventry in 1851 and 1881, unmarried in 1851, a widower in 1881.

John, bap 1825, Coventry.

Ann and Elizabeth, bap 1826, Coventry.

Charles STRANGE moved with his father to High Wycombe, and in 1829 set up his own clock/watchmaker business in Queens' Square. He married Susanna Compton on 3 Sept 1831 in Langley Marish, Bucks. He moved his business to High Street c1845-50. In 1876 he sold his business and moved to Castle Street. He died 15 Jul 1880, His will was proved 18 Aug 1880. Susanna died 22 or 23 Nov 1886. Both are buried in Hughenden churchyard. Charles and Susanna
had the following children:
    Susanna 1832, High Wycombe d. unmarried 1852
    Charles 1834, High Wycombe d. unmarried 1865
    Thomas 1836, High Wycombe d. unmarried 1858
    Mary Ann 1840, High Wycombe m. 22 Mar 1862 Hughenden Sidney SMITH
    Benjamin b1843, High Wycombe  my gg grandfather

End of Heather OLSEN's story.
From: Ed Hanson
Subject: Strainge of Kingston
So far, I don't have a personal connection with the STRAINGEs in Kingston but tracked some of them in hopes of hooking onto them somehow.  Following are some of my notes on that family, which originated in Staines:

Thomas STRANGE [signed marriage record as Strainge] of this parish, bachelor, and Mary Yeowell of Chertsey, Surrey, spinster, married at St Mary's Staines, 9 Dec 1772 (witnesses: Ann STRANGE [her mark] and Robert Powell).
I.  William, bp. St Mary's Staines, 16 July 1774; m. Charlotte ---
       1 William, bp. St Mary's Staines, 25 Dec 1799
       2 Thomas, b 7 Dec 1802; bp St Mary's Hampton, 6 Jan. 1803
       3 George, b 31 Oct 1805; bp St Mary's Hampton, 8 Dec 1805
       4 Eliza, b 22 Nov 1809; bp St Mary's Hampton, 31 Dec 1809
ii.  Sarah, bp. St Mary's Staines, 18 Feb 1776
iii. Mary, bp. St Mary's Staines, 25 April 1779 
iv.  [daughter], bp. St Mary's Staines, 25 July 1781
v.    Harriott, bp St Mary's Staines, 24 Sept 1783

Thomas Francis STRANGE, son of Thomas and Dinah STRANGE, was baptized at St Mary's Staines, 18 May 1794; he was dead before the 1871 census, when Maria is called a widow. He married [signed register as Thomas Strainge] at St Mary's Staines, 16 Sept 1822 Maria Bowbrick, who was born at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, ca. 1801-1804, and was buried 11 Nov. 1885, age 81, St Mary's Staines, Middx.

The 1851 census of Staines listed: Thomas STRANGE, 56, cooper, b. Staines; Maria STRANGE, wife, 50, b. Walton, Middx.; John STRANGE, son, 19, cooper, b. Staines; Henry STRANGE, son, 16, cooper, b. Staines; Frank STRANGE, son, 14, cooper, b. Staines; Eliza STRANGE, dau., 13, b. Staines; Caroline STRANGE, dau., 10, b. Staines; Frederick STRANGE, son, 6, b. Staines.

In the 1871 census the family was listed at 8 Church Street, Staines: Maria Strainge, mother, 67, occupation "cooper," b. Walton, Surrey, deaf; John Strainge, son, unmarried, 40, cooper, b. Staines, deaf; Henry Strainge, son, married, 37, cooper, b. Staines; Eliza Strainge, daughter, unm., 32, dressmaker, b. Staines; Harriet Strainge, daughter-in-law, married, 31, dressmaker, b. Kingston; Henry Strainge, grandson, 3, scholar, b. Staines; Eliza Sarah Strainge, granddaughter, 1, b. Staines; Harriet Strainge, granddaughter, 4 months, b. Staines.

Maria was still the head at the 1881 census: Church Street, Staines, Middx.:

Maria STRANGE wid 76 Walton-on-Thames
Henry STRANGE son wid 46 cooper Staines
Eliza STRANGE dau 41 Bible missionary Staines
Henry STRANGE grands 14 scholar Staines
Eliza STRANGE grandd 11 scholar Staines;
Harriett STRANGE grandd 10 scholar Staines
Frank STRANGE grands 7 scholar Staines.

i. George, bp St Mary's Staines, 12 Feb 1826; d 1893, aged 68; m. Ann ---, d. 1897, aged 60.

The 1881 census, listed on Wood Street, Kingston, Surrey:
George STRANGE, head, 49, cooper, b. Staines
Ann STRANGE wife 46 Kingston
Eliza STRANGE dau 26 cook, unemployed  Kingston
Alice STRANGE dau 10 scholar Kingston
David STRANGE son 7 scholar Kingston
Florence STRANGE dau 4 scholar Kingston.

The 1881 census for Kingston also listed: Emma Strainge, 24, housemaid in household of Benjamin Charles Barber, b. Kingston.

1  Eliza, b. c1855
2  Alice, b c1871; m. 1894
3  David, b. c1874; David Strainge, cooper, worked for Hogdsons Brewery of Kingston; married 1898 Florence Harding from Cornwall; their granddaughter, Iris Isles, reported that their children were Annie, Cathrine, Florence, Doris, Flossy, Roger, and Jack.

David Strainge, 24, cooper, son of George Strainge (deceased), cooper, married 24 Dec 1898 at St John's Kingston, Surrey Florence Annie Harding, 24, daughter of John Harding (deceased), gardener; both gave their address as Pear Tree Cottage,  Mill Place, Kingston (witnesses Alfred Anderson Willmott and Florence Battle).

(01)  [Primrose] Annie, b Kingston, 1899; living 1991
(02)  Jack Douglas, b Kingston, 27 March 1900
     children (3 sons, 4 daughters),  including
       1. Mrs. Iris Isles of Kingston-upon-Thames, 1991.
       2. Victor Strainge, of West Molesley, Surrey
(03)  Kathleen Vera, b Kingston, 1902
(04)  Olive Madge, bKingston, 1903; d1904 [as Madge Olive]
(05)  Beatrice Eleanor, bKingston, 1905
(06)  Claude David, bKingston, Dec. 1906
(07)  Leslie, b1909; d1910
(08)  Florence A. ("Flossy"), bKingston, 1912; living 1991
(09)  Dorothy ("Doris"), bKingston, 1913.
(10)  Roger

4 Florence, b ca 1877
    ii.  William, bp St Mary's Staines, 22 July 1827; bur. there, 28 Dec 1896, aged 69; m.
         Emma ---, b London, ca. 1837. William Strainge. The 1871 census listed this family at
         31 Thames St., Staines, Middx: William Strainge, head, 43, laborer, b. Staines; Emma
         Strainge, wife, 34, b. London; Caroline Strainge, dau., 12, scholar, b. Staines;
         Susan Strainge, dau., 11, scholar, b. Staines; John Strainge, son, 8, b. Staines;
         Clara F. Strainge, dau., 4 mos., b. Staines. 1 William Joseph, bp. at St Mary's
         Staines, 22  July 1857.
2  Caroline, b. 12 May 1858; bp. at St Mary's Staines, 12 Aug. 1860 [mother listed as "Hannah"
   on baptismal record]
3  Susan, b. 4 Sept. 1859; bp. at St Mary's Staines, 12 Aug. 1860 [mother listed as "Hannah"
   on baptismal record]
4  Henry, bp. St Mary's Staines, 3 April 1867
5  John, bp. St Mary's Staines, 1 Aug. 1869
6  Clara Fitzroy, bp. St Mary's Staines, 25 Dec. 1870
     iii. John, b. at Staines, ca. 1831; bp St Mary's Staines, 12 Feb 1832; bur. 22 Nov 1879,
          aged 47, St Mary's, Staines; cooper; deaf.
     iv.  Henry William, b. St Mary's Staines, 10 Aug 1834 [as Henry STRANGE]; bur. 11 July
          1881, aged 47, St Mary's, Staines; cooper; m. Harriet --, b. at Kingston, Surrey,
          ca. 1840.
          1  Henry William, b. at Staines, ca. 1867; bp. St Mary's Staines, 1 Aug. 1869;
             d. 24 Dec. 1918, aged 51; m. Ann ---, d. at Catterick, Yorks, 11 March 1903.
             Ann Strainge of Hellifield, Yorks (wife of Henry William Strainge), d. 11 March
             1903 at Catterick, Yorks. Administration London 15 Aug. 1903 to said Henry
             William Strainge, schoolmaster. Effects £66.19s.5d.
             Henry William Strainge of 12 Grove-avenue, Hanwell, Middx., d. 24 Dec. 1918.
             Probate London, 22 Feb.  1919 to Frederick Thomas Hickman, grocer, and Frank
             Strainge, baker. Effects £401.11s.8d.
          2  Eliza Sarah, bp. St Mary's Staines, 1 Aug. 1869; m. 1897
          3  Harriett, b. at Staines, ca. 1871; bur. 20 July 1885, age 14, St Mary's Staines.
          4  Frank Strainge, 33, confectioner, 16 High St., Uxbridge; m. at Parish Church,#
             Uxbridge, 24 July 1907  Daisy Annie Pitman, 26, daughter of Frederick William
             Pitman, boat builder [witnesses: Frederick William Pitman, H.W. Strainge,
             E. Hickman].
            (1) Arthur F., b. 1912.
          5 Bennett, bp. St Mary's Staines, 3 March 1878.
     v.   Francis, bp St Mary's Staines, 7 Sept 1835; cooper (1851 census).
     vi.  Eliza, b. at Staines, ca. 1839; dressmaker in 1871  census; Bible missionary in
          1881 census.
     vii. Caroline, b. at Staines, 12 Oct 1841; bp. 28 Nov.  1841.
     viii.Frederick, b. at Staines, 27 May 1844; bp. St Mary's, 10 Nov. 1844.

Thomas Strainge, cooper, m. Sarah.
i. Thomas Francis, bp. at St Mary's Staines, 29 Sept. 1861, age 3 years.
End of notes from Ed

Postscript from Heather Olsen
Think I have the marriage of the Henry and Harriet above, Henry STRANGE m. Harriett Ann BENNETT 6 May 1866, Kingston on Thames.

Family from Kenneth Scott Dunedin, Florida
I have a Surrey STRANGE connection as shown in the tree below.  I have some old photos and
documents relating to my STRANGE ancestors, starting with Charles William and his wife. I
also have contact with all descendents of Polly Elizabeth STRANGE who married Edward
Melbourne.  Descendants of William STRANGE:
1 William STRANGE 1813 - 1851 b: 1813 in Holtin??, Berkshire d: Aft. 1851
  + Sarah Chapman 1813 - 1851 b: 1813 in Egham, Surrey d: Aft. 1851 m: 05 February 1837 in
  Fulmer, Buckingham
.... 2 Mary A. STRANGE 1838 - b: 1838 in Egham, Surrey

.... 2 Charles William STRANGE 1840 - 1890 b: 1840 in Egham, Surrey d: 17 November 1890 in
       The Castle inn, Sunbury, Middlesex
...... +Elizabeth Rogers 1838 - 1921 b: 1838 in Mugglemere(?), Bedfordshire d: Aft. 11 April
.... 3  Polly Elizabeth STRANGE 1866 - 1953 b: 13 October 1866 in Weybridge, Surrey, England
        d: 1953 in Edmonton, Alberta Christening: 11 November 1866 Weybridge, Surrey
....... +Edwin (Edward) Melbourne 1860 - 1919 b: 04 April 1860 in Walton on Thames, London,
        England d: 1919 in Lamont, Alberta m: Abt. 1888
.... 3 Sarah Louisa STRANGE 1867 - 1947 b: 09 December 1867 in Weybridge, Surrey, England
       d: Abt. 1947 Christening: 09 February 1868 christened at Weybridge, Surrey, England

...... +Henry Edward Davies - 1909 d: 17 October 1909 in Battersea, Surrey Christening:
       lived at Usk Rd. Clapham junction at time of death 
.... 3 Annie Ellen STRANGE 1869 - Unknown b: 19 September 1869 d: Unknown
...... +Ernest Charles Hemmings
.... 2 Sarah STRANGE 1842 - b: 1842 in Egham, Surrey
.... 2 Carolina STRANGE 1844 - b: 1844 in Egham, Surrey
.... 2 Eliza STRANGE 1847 - b: 1847 in Egham, Surrey
.... 2 Thomas STRANGE 1850 - b: June 1850 in Egham, Surrey
6. Oddments
From Betty Judge SURREY ADVERTISER 1864-1866
Date Name/Surname Reason Location. Town
1865 Mar 25 James STRANGER, Stonemason, bankruptcy Wimbledon
1865 Apr 01 Geo. STRANGE, age 38, Cooper, burglary at Egham 12 months prison
1865 Apr 08 Charles Matthew STRANGE, Clerk, bankruptcy, Tunbridge Wells
1865 Dec 16 Mr. STRANGE, Penny readings, Aldershot
1866 Aug 25 Rev.Cresswell STRANGE, Farnham,Diocese of St John the Evangelist Hale Winchester
1866 Dec 01 Rev C STRANGE. Hale Church Missionary Association Hale
1866 Dec 22 Rev C STRANGE, Farnham Mens Working Institute, Farnham Surrey

From: Pat de Haer
I have a marriage certificate here for a William Henry STRANGE age 58 who married on 27 February 1937 in Wandsworth, as I do not need it I will pass it on at a very small fee.   

From  Surrey County Asylum
1863 John Meyer and William Orange move to Broadmoor. James Strange Biggs became Resident Physician 1881 Census: James Strange Biggs, physician, aged 53, was asylum head .

Valerie Fairbrass said:
This is one of mine from the Swindon, Wilts Strange line :
1.      James Strange BIGGS was born 24 Feb 1828 in Devizes, Wiltshire, was christened 31 Aug 1828 in Devizes, Wiltshire, and died After 1890. He was the son of  John BIGGS and  Mary STRANGE. He married Catherine Churchward Abt 1860. She was born 1836 in Paignton, Devon.

John BIGGS was born 1799 in Devizes, Wiltshire, and died Between 1861-1881. He was the son of William BIGGS.

Mary STRANGE was born 31 Mar 1807 in Swindon, Wiltshire, was christened 21 May 1807 in Swindon, Wiltshire, and died Between 1861-1881. She was the daughter of James STRANGE and Sarah HEATH.

Children of Mary STRANGE and John BIGGS are:
James Strange BIGGS
William BIGGS.
Sarah Elizabeth BIGGS was born 1834 in Devizes, Wiltshire.
Richard Strange BIGGS.

Kay Loomes [nee Carter]  said in Mar 2007
My great-uncle,Alfred Alexander Carter married a Elizabeth Mary Strange at Croydon in 1900. They had 2 sons Ronald and Geoffrey Charles.