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STRANGE in Wiltshire
1. Newspapers and Journals
From Jackson's Oxford Journal ( Oxford, England ), Saturday, November 7, 1818; Issue 3420.
Mr. Wm. H. STRANGE, of Bishopsgate-street, London, son of James STRANGE, Esq., banker, Swindon, to Louisa, daughter of C. L. JEFFREY, Esq., of Westminster.

2. Marriage Licence Bonds Transcribed by the Wiltshire Family History Society.
This list relates to the Sarum Diocese, and includes places such as Wiltshire, Berkshire
and parts of Dorset and Devon.

Dean's Marriage Licence Bonds
1763 Oct 31 DURBRIDGE Benjamin, Lab, Grove, Wantage = BROWN Mary, Grove, Wantage  THOMAS STRANGE, yeo, Charney was Bondsman.

1754 Mar 13 LAWRENCE, John, wheeler, Highworth = STRAINGE, Mary, Highworth EDMUND STRAINGE, farmer, Broad Blunsdon, Bondsman

1757 Sep 14 HATCHER, Robert, yeo, Broad Blunsdon = LAWRENCE, Martha, Sevenhampton (Highworth) EDMUND STRAINGE, Broad Blunsdon, Bondsman

Marriage Licence Bonds
1763 May 21 STRANGE, Henry, yeo, Burghfield = LOVEGROVE, Elizabeth, Tilehurst, Berks LOVEGROVE, Peter, yeo, Tilehurst, Bondsman

1761 Oct 31 DRAPER, William, yeo, Tilehurst = STRANGE, Elizabeth, Tilehurst STRANGE, Henry, Innholder, Tilehurst, Bondsman

1762 Oct 09 EDWARDS, William, dairyman, Radbourne Cheney, Wilts = STRANGE Jemmima, Blunsdon St Andrew, Wilts; STRANGE, Robert, Blunsdon St Andrew, Wilts, Bondsman.

1763 Oct 08 WAGERSFIELD, Charles, gardener, Shotover = CONSTABLE, Martha, Radley STRANGE, William, glassman, Oxford, Bondsman.

From Maisie White  When I joined this list I really didn't expect to find one of my missing WAGERFIELD marriages (I was hunting a couple of STRANGE ladies.) Problem: I checked for Martha Constable in Radley and found she had married 8 Aug 1772 a Robert Tyrell. Batch no. M 137552 which could be wrong. Nowhere could I find a Wagerfield. I tried Oxford and there is no Shotover where he came from,it is not listed in the maps, but is shown as a square with 2 trees in, (a forest maybe, or a  private House and Garden., he was a gardener. Betty Judge says: The Witness or Bondsman is one of Stan's ancestors. Just a suggestion, could his name be Wakefield? Maisie says: This Charles was, I believe, born in Oxford and it is possible he worked at Shotover House on the Shotover Estate. I have a marriage from the IGI that needs checking in 1754 for Charles W to Mary FERRIMAN at Christ Church Oxford , it needs checking as no day or month are entered.

The story continues: This is the entry from the Christ Church Oxford transcripts:-
Marriage-1754 Jan 18 WAGERFIELD Charles of Shotover & FERRIMAN Mary of Wheatley Shotover came under Forest Hill, I looked for a baptism of Mary but there is not one there,however I found the following:

Buriels-at Forest Hill
1755 Sep 18 WAGERFIELD Mary Shotover
1755 Sep 18 WAGERFIELD Charles s of Mary above written
1767 May 07 WAGERFIELD Charles Shotover
I also looked at the application for a licence(Wilts MBL) and it would appear he had intended to re-marry! WAGERFIELD Charles,gardener, Shotover CONSTABLE Martha of Radley, Bondsman: William STRANGE glassman,of Oxford. I think the Bondsman would have put up money.  As you say the marriage is not in the Radley transcripts and the chap Martha did marry(after Charles died) was from Sutton Wick in Berks.

3. Parishes
Blundson St Andrew
Baptisms 1650-1840:
1728 Nov 09 James s. Mr Richard and Ane STRANGE
1730 Nov 22 Susana d. Mr Richard and Ane STRANGE
1732 Jun 04 Robert s. of Mr Rich. and Ann Straing
1734 Apr 04 Mary d. of Mr Rich and Ann Straing
1735 Mar 07 Susanna d. Mr Rich and Ann Straing
1737 Nov 06 Jemima d. Mr Rich and Ann Straing
May 29 1837 ?

Marriages 1655-1840:
1699 Jul 30 Stephen Mabsey and Mary STRANGE, of p. Creeklad St Sampson
1700 Mar 21 James Dyer, otp and Hannah Carter, of Purton
1703 Feb 28 Richard Tuckey and Bridget STRANGE, of p. Rodborn Cheyney
1720 Feb 21 Mr Richard Strang of Euen Swindon in p. Rodborn Chaining and Mis An Dyer, otp
1753 May 12 Thomas Strainge, of Swindon and Saray Ayers, otp
1754 Feb 24 William Heath, of Swindon and Ann STRANGE, otp
1762 Oct 21 William Edwards, bach, of Rodbourne Cheney and Jemima STRANGE, spin, otp
            Wit : Robert STRANGE and Susanna STRANGE, by licence
1771 Feb 12 Revd John Descrambes, of Wroughton and Mary STRANGE, otp by licence Wit : Jemima Edwards and Robert STRANGE
1785 Sep 10 Henry Heate, bach Maria (X) STRANGE, spin, by banns Wit Ann Wells and John Wells
1834 Apr 05 George Akerman, bach, otp and Elizabeth STRANGE, spin, of Swindon Wit. Thos. STRANGE and Bridget Jones, by licence

1735 Aug 22 Susanna Straing

Box is a village about 5 miles East from Bath on the A4.
Bath Chronicle 18th May 2002 Condolences to all family members.
LUCY BEATRICE STRANGE of Box, passed peacefully away on May 15, 2002 in her 102nd year. A greatly loved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.  Funeral service at St. Thomas a Becket Church, Box on Tuesday, May 21 at 2 p.m. Family flowers only please, donations in  memory of Lucy for the British Heart Foundation may be sent to H. Merrett Funeral Directors  57a, Pickwick Road, Corsham SN13 9BS


Marriages 1653-1839
1726 Sep 06  John WEEB to Ann STRANGE

1784 Sep 19  Pricilla Brown WAYTE   single woman otp (x), to Thomas STRANGE, labourer otp. banns. Witnesses: Joseph Andrews & Humphry Hayward

1832 Nov 12  Jane WAYTE otp (x), to Charles Dixon, otp (x). banns. Witnesses: William STRANGE (x) & Joshua Hayward

1836 Dec 26  Elizabeth WEBB  otp (x),  to William STRANGE, otp (x). banns. Witnesses: William Wheeler & Ann Wheeler (x)

Richard Pincott  Feb 2006
William Pincott married a Sarah Strange (born c 1803 at Brinkworth) around 1825.  Sarah died on 13 June 1876 aged 75 at Llwynpia - South Wales in the Rhonda Valley of Chronic Bronchitis & old age. These were the Pincott's of Westerleigh. Can any one tell me more about Sarah?

Broad Blunsdon (Highworth)

From Georgie Harland who shares a great-great-grandmother, Hannah STRANGE from Broad Blunsdon, with David Cassells ; another person connected with Charles STRANGE is Sarah Griggs  . Here is the information we have on our STRANGE family; David has shown information that says Charles (Ag Lab) was born 1773 in Broad Blunsdon. There was a reference to Tetbury, GLS for details of Charles STRANGE, his parents and siblings but the dates are inconsistent.

1798 Mar 07 Charles STRANGE m Mary PEPALL in Rodbourne Cheney
A GEDCOM file from David, based on Charles (born 1773), can be downloaded here.
Children, all born in Rodbourne Cheney (near Broad Blunsdon) unless stated:
1798 May 20 Martha
1800 Feb 25 Robert
1802 Dec 05 John
1804 Sep 16 WILLIAM  Married Alice Ballard (see below)
1807 Feb 01 Richard
1809 apr 30 Robert
1812 Nov 01 Mary Ann
1813 -- -- Robert? in Broad Blunsdon
1815 -- -- Joseph, born in Broad Blunsdon:

1818 Fanny, born in Broad Blunsdon (unmarried, had twins John and Mary Ann 1840 Mar 03) There were no Charles STRANGEs baptised in Rodbourne Cheney but there are two possible Charles in B Blunsdon in 1773 and 1775 (to different parents).

1828 Oct 16 William STRANGE m Alice BALLARD in Broad Blunsdon (ag labourers)
Children all born Broad Blunsdon:
1830 Charles On 1852 Jun 02 Charles STRANGE m Charlotte MILLER (d of Robert BUTCHER and
     Eliza MILLER was born 22 August 1822; died 10 September 1894)in Poulton, Wilts. Charles
     STRANGE was an agricultural labourer and later farmer(New Land Farm 1881 and 1891 census)
     in Broad Blunsdon.
1831 Henry (ag labourer)
1833 John (ag labourer, m. Ann ... from Wootton Bassett,
     Children all born Swindon:
     John b. W Bassett
     George 1862 (Sarah Griggs descends from him and lives in Rodbourne, Swindon)
     William 1864
     Alice 1870
1835 Sara(h)
1837 Martha
1844 Ann 1844

Children of Charles STRANGE and Charlotte Miller all born in Broad Blunsdon, Wilts:
1854 Henry (agricultural labourer in 1881 census)
1855 Mar 25 Alice 1855 (domestic servant in 1881 census); married ? ILES
1860 William
1861 Aug 23 Hannah, (married Henry Nash 29 July 1882 in Stoke-Demerel, Devon); domestic servant in 1881 census; died 14 Jan 1955 in Stone General Infirmary Staffordshire, she was 93. Occupation: in 1881 `Domestic servant'.

1864 Apr 30 Anne (Annie)
Notes:Farmed at New Land Farm in Broad Blunsden in 1881 and 1891. Charles and Charlotte married 2 Jun 1852 in Poulton, Gloucestershire, Charlotte Miller was born on 22 Aug 1822 in Poulton and died on 10 Sep 1894; she was 72. Occupation: Agricultural labourer.

Georgie believes Hannah's family were still in Broad Blunsdon in the 1930s; she has a photo of a very old couple leaning over a cottage gate but doesn't know their names.

From Valerie Fairbrass:
Mary STRANGE married the Revd John DESCRAMBES of Wroughton on Feb 12 1771 at Blunsdon St Andrew and Jemima Edwards was a witness. Jemima was bapt at Blunsdon St Andrew on Nov 6th 1737 the daughter of Mr Richard Straing and Ann (nee Dyer). Jemima's brother, Thomas, is my direct ancestor and I have considerable information about this famiy. They were the ancestors of the Swindon STRANGEs who accumulated a large part of the the Swindon towns trade in the early 19th century, set up the first bank there (STRANGE, GARRETT, STRANGE and COOK) and were prominent in the Independent cause setting up the first non-conformist chapel there. said on 22 Sep 2005
I have traced back to John STRANGE b.1755 of Highworth, Wiltshire married on 19 Oct. 1780 in Fairfield, Glou. to Ann Smith b. 1759 of Fairfield, Gloucestershire.
Broad Hinton
See Lydiard Tregoze re burial of Christopher STRANGE 1670

Bulford - St Leonard
National Burial Index
1573 Mar 29 STRANGE Wilts Southbroom (Nr Devizes) - St James

From Ellen E Harding.Leatherhead. Surrey to Mrs B. LAWRENCE
1843 William STRANGE b son of John STRANGE and Ann BEASANT
1863 ? Nov 15 William STRANGE married Rosanna BROADWAY

From Patrick STRANGE  on 15 Jan 2004
My G/G/Grandfather was called William Jefferys STRANGE (1811-1900) and I believe that his father Thomas STRANGE married Ann Jefferys on the 16 Feb 1809 at Calne in Wiltshire. I wonder if my G/G/G/Grandmother was connected to your (Valerie Fairbrass's) Jefferys from Swindon, as I cannot at present really tie her birth, place or date down.

Valerie replied, "At the moment the JEFFEREY connection seems to be based on St Margarets, Westminster (where my STRANGE line had moved from Swindon around 1800) and Wisbech, Cambridge. If anything crops up I will let you know.

From Nancy STRANGE  in August 2005:
My father Ronald Frederick George STRANGE b.1905, GF Frederick George STRANGE b1881, and GGF Thomas STRANGE b.1855, were all from Calne, Wiltshire. I believe had the same address over the years of  No4 Cottage Lane, No4 Coft Lane, and No4 Cott Lane. There seems to be a gap until about 1800 for the Calne area.  Thomas(1855) was married toEmma Stratford(1853)
from Cricklade, and have traced her back several generations.

1851 Workhouse Pauper fr 10years, reason Paralised and idiotic.
Prudence STRANGE

From Nyree 
I have an Emma STRANGE born 1833, married Charles Hunt 1853 in Chippenham,Wiltshire.
They emigrated to Ontario, Canada in 1872;  I am looking for her parents.

Cricklade (St Sampson & St Mary)
From Paul STRANGE:
Robert Hinton STRANGE is the earliest ancestor located to date. Born around 1811 in St Sampson, Cricklade, Wiltshire, his father was a slater (i.e. he tiled roofs with slate).  He married Sarah Ann Banting (b 1825? Somerford, Wiltshire). Robert cites his occupation in 1851 census as Slater and Plasterer living at 93 Calcut St, Cricklade, Wilts, parish of St Sampson.  Sarah and he have at least four children born :
1846 Charles
1847 Martha
1848 Sep 05 Robert William
1851 William

Robert William STRANGE and Family
Robert William STRANGE was born in Cricklade, St Sampson, Wiltshire and grew up to be a carpenter.  He married Mary Elizabeth HEDGES (1851-1941) on 11 June 1870 in Swindon. Together they had at least 11 children born:
  ---- --- -- Nellie
1870 Jul 04 William Robert
1871 Oct 01 Ernest Frederick
1873 May 31 Henry James
1876 Sep 18 Bertha Jane
1877 Dec 22 Beatrice Mary
1880 Feb 06 Rowland George b in hamlet Even Swindon, Rodbourne Cheney d c1960, m Margaret FE(I)NELLA DOBSON 22 Aug 1913 Victoria, Canada)
1883 Oct 07 Edith Emma
1885 Jan 23 Tom
1886 Nov 13 Arthur Sidney
1888 Apr 21 Elsie Ann

Many of these emigrated to Canada, including Rowland George. This was at some time before the First World because he served in the Canadian forces during the War. See Paul's web site for more detail of the family's exploits in New Zealand and the outline below.

Robert William STRANGE b Cricklade, Wilts, 5 Sept 1848; d 19 July 1920 m at Swindon, Wilts, 11 June 1870 Mary Ann HEDGES, b at Purton, Wilts, 7 Sept 1851, d 13 Feb 1941, daughter of William HEDGES.

1881 census of Rodbourne Cheney, Wilts (No. 11 Oxford Buildings):
Robert STRANGE head 34 carpenter Lydiard Tregzoze, Wilts,
Mary A. STRANGE wife 29 Purton, Wilts
William R. STRANGE son 10 scholar Swindon
Ernest F. STRANGE son 9 scholar Wroughton, Wilts
Henry J. STRANGE son 7 scholar Wroughton, Wilts
Bertha J. STRANGE dau 5 scholar Wroughton
Beatrice M. STRANGE dau 3 Swindon Wilts
Rowland G. STRANGE son 1 Rodbourne Cheney, Wilts

1891 census of Swindon, Wilts (5 Springfield Road):
Robert STRANGE 45 carpenter & joiner, b Lydiard Tregoze, Wilts;
Mary A. STRANGE wife 40 b Purton, Wilts
Henry J. STRANGE son 14 carpenter & joiner assistant Wroughton
Roland G. STRANGE son 11 scholar  Rodbourne Cheney
Florence H. STRANGE dau 9 scholar  Rodbourne Cheney
Edith E. STRANGE dau 7 scholar  Rodbourne Cheney
Nelson T. STRANGE son 6 scholar Swindon
Arthur S. STRANGE son 4 scholar Swindon
Elsie A. STRANGE dau 3 Swindon
Alice L. STRANGE dau 1 Swindon

See 1901 census of Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales for another Robert Strange who said he was born in Cricklade Wiltshire c1850. His birth was seemingly registered Q4 1849, Faringdon R.D. which includes parishes in Berkshire, not Wiltshire; he was also a carpenter and joiner.  (Class: RG13; Piece: 4981; Folio: 128; Page: 1)

Christian Malford
Christian Malford is roughly six to seven miles north of Chippenham, near a village called Sutton Benger.

From: Shirley Henriques  Date sent: Sat, 13 Jul 2002
One of my GGGG Grandmother Ann was a STRANGE before she married my GGGG Grandfather EdwardBishop.  I only have they married in Christian Malford on the 8th Jan 1776.

From Godfrey Bell

1 Thomas Strange (1725-1800).
  2 James Strange (1761-1826). (James was the fourth son of Thomas, a third son died aged 8.)
    3 James STRANGE b 1761
      + Sarah HEATH
        4 Robert STRANGE b 1796 d c 1852 (to be confirmed)
          + Mary CLARK b c1800 (possibly 1781 - source not known) d 1864
            5 Robert James STRANGE b 1828 in Streatley, Berkshire, emigrated to and died in
              New Zealand in 1875. Baptism in Berkshire says "s Robert & Mary of Devizes,
              attorney" - see siblings of Robert in Streatley, BRK

Godfrey also said in Jan 2006:

The following reference came from a book called "Swindon 50 years ago more or less" by William Morris, pub 1885; and was to James' father, it suggests that Thomas was indeed a very religious man - but no hint that he was ordained "James Strange was the third son of the truly pious and highly esteemed Mr Thos Strange....Thos Strange lived under the influence of redeeming grace and his heart and house were open to receive and entertain the ministers of Christ without respect to name or party."

I have an interest in Revs as Henrietta Louisa Strange b1823 Devizes, Wilts, came from a very religious, nonconformist, family.  Her father Robert Strange and her uncles were known to preach frequently at the local Baptist (originally Congregational) churches.  Henrietta herself married the son of a Rev Richard Elliott who was closely associated with the Strange family and their strong faith.  The fact that a Rev Thomas Strange (see Evenley, Northamptonshire) and a Rev F G Strange have come to my attention, intrigues me in case there is a connection to this Strange family.

See GLS, Stow on the Wold 1861Census for Stray

From IGI
1787 Feb 11 William STRANGE son of William STRANGE & Amy Tage.Film no 447838 ref 80118

Mentioned on in 1851 Census
John STRANGE born here 1787

Here is the only STRAINGE baptism from the British Vital Records Index:
1851 Feb 03 Christopher STRAINGE

Births from GRO Index, Highworth RO
1890J Vol 5a Page 90 Alfred Lawson STRANGE

Registers 1538-1840
1791 Sep 08 Richard STRANGE, of Swindon Mary Saunders, otp Wit Ann Saunders/John STRANGE, by licence

Wills, admons, bonds and inventories in the archdeaconry of Wiltshire 1557-1799
STRANGE, Joane of Stanton, nr Highworth, widow, will, 4 May 1636

Kington St Mary
A marriage at Norton St Philip, Somerset:
1734 Jul 29 Thomas STRANGE & Mary OTRIDG (OATRIDGE), both of the parish of Kington St Mary
Thomas born c1710 Kington St Michael, Wilts; Mary bap 21 Jul 1717 Westwood, Wilts

Little Somerford - St John the Baptist
National Burial Index
1828 Feb 22 Fanny STRANGE infant
1828 Jun 09 Judith STRANGE 54
1836 May 18 Phoebe STRANGE 03
1836 May 19 Hannah STRANGE 84
1837 Jul 02 Sarah STRANGE 25

Lydiard Tregoze
There is a one-place study for Lydiard Tregoze and Lydiard Millicent
A recent (august 2004) addition to the site is the 1910 Inland Revenue returns for Lydiard Millicent which include quite a few STRANGE entries. The site also has the 1871 Lydiard Tregoze census, also with STRANGE families.

c1645 William STRANGE son of Christopher & Idith (nee BEAUMOND) STRANGE (Married Frances)

Shirley Newman  provided details of her family in Wiltshire (her father's maternal line):
Simeon STRANGE, b c1846 = Elizabeth LOVEDAY
William STRANGE = Mary  EMBLING Children:
About 12 including Simeon who was brought up by his grandparents, above, at Wroughton, Wilts. Shirley provided census details for Lydiard Tregoze as follows:

1851 At Cobb Gutter
William STRANGE  H 31 Ag Lab Born Lydiard Tregoze
Elizabeth STRANGE W 30 Do nee EMBLING
Mary Ann STRANGE  D 10 Do
George STRANGE S  7 Do
Simeon STRANGE S  5 Do
Edwin STRANGE S  2 Do

1861 At Cobb Gutter
William STRANGE H 41 All Do ON bp
Elizabeth STRANGE W 41
STRANGE George S 17
Edwin STRANGE S 12 Ag Lab
Rhoda STRANGE D  4
Simeon was a living-in farm servant at Spittlafields Farm, near Lydiard Tregoze aged 15.

1871 At Church Farm Cottages Swindon
Simeon  STRANGE H 25 Lab Born Lydiard Tregoze
Elizabeth STRANGE W 26 Broad Hinton
Lucy STRANGE D 4 Swindon
+ 2 lodgers

1881 At Swindon Road, Wroughton
Simeon STRANGE H 35 Factory lab
Elizabeth STRANGE W 36 Ag Lab
Lucy STRANGE D 14 Scholar
Ruth STRANGE D  8 Scholar b Swindon;  Shirley's GMother
Hubert STRANGE S  7 Scholar b Wroughton
+ 1 lodger.

Apparently there were two further children, Patricia and Lydia Ruth married James NEWMAN in 1901 and was at Chilton Farm, Wroughton

Shirley notes that it would appear that Simeon's birth was not registered although he was baptised.  Simeon married Elizabeth LOVEDAY at the High Zion Chapel at Highworth, Wiltshire in 1865.  She observed that there was a STRANGE family living at Highworth at that time and ponders on there being a connection.  Shirley also says that one of Simeon's brothers (James; but he doesn't show on any of the census above?) kept a public house at Broad Hinton, that is where Simeon's wife was born.  Apparently Simeon and Elizabeth brought up Shirley's father from birth as his mother, Ruth, died in childbed, Simeon died in 1932 aged 86 and is buried in Wroughton churchyard.  She notes that there are a lot of STRANGE's at the village of Broad Blunsdon, Wiltshire which comes under the deanary of Highworth, near Swindon; also
a lot around Chippenham.

From: Helen Norton  in Feb 2003
Christopher STRANGE born c 1594 married 1622/23 at Lydiard Tregoze,Wiltshire,
Idith BEAUMOND, b 1596. Christopher died 1670, and is buried at Broad Hinton, Wiltshire.

William  STRANGE born c 1624, died 1694.
Susanna STRANGE born c 1625, died 1694, married John TUCK.
Alice  STRANGE born 1628
Edith STRANGE born 1630, married ? Bennet
Elizabeth STRANGE born 1635
Mary STRANGE born c1638, married 1) Abia Qui married 2) William Burgis

The Tuck line descends to a Sarah Tuck who married Jonathon LOVEDAY in 1778, and their grand daughter, Jane Loveday,married Thomas NORTON at Stanford in the Vale, Berkshire in 1833.

From Stewart Millar
I am researching STRANGE from Lydiard Tregoze in Wiltshire and have a descendancy table of six generations with source data that might draw attention on your site - and provide me with further leads. 

Also from a Stewart  (not sure if these are one and the same):
My particular interest arises from my wife's patenal line that is directly linked to the STRANGE name at Lydiard Tregoze, Wiltshire.  I have done some research to date - but never finishes - and have posted a file (Word document) of the descendants of JAMES STRANGE (c1793) that leads to my wife. With the descendancy chart is an associated list of sources I have used - for the most part census records. If there is anyone that might have further information on any of these lines, I would be delighted to hear from you.

I have also posted an excel spreadsheet of all the "STRANGE" entries in the 1901 census in Wiltshire. This was extracted before the PRO encrypted the household ID's it was using; and provides details of 371 individuals across 122 households - this may be of general interest to the "STRANGE" community.

Jason M.STRANGE  said that he is looking for John STRANGE (abt 1824)and Caroline STRANGE in Lydiard Tregoze.

From: Vernon Herridge 
I found these details from an entry in the 1891 census for Mere in Wiltshire (RG12/1627).
Arthur G STRANGE 21 S Grocer's assistant born Shaftsbury, Dorset.
He was a boarder in Castle Street, staying with William and Henrietta TUNSTALL, Bacon Curer

Monkton, West
(Marida STRANGE's family?)
1758 Jan 21 Sarah STRANGE wife ofRichard STRANGE
1759 Sep 28 Richard STRANG

Nettleton - St Mary
National Burial Index
1829 Jan 29 Sarah STRANGE 21

Family of David Vincent STRANGE:
Parents and earlier siblings of those below see Australia

1892/1893   Lionel Creswell STRANGE registered as 8 in 1901 Census in England, born Wiltshire He was killed while serving as 2nd Lt with the  9th Bat'n of the Essex Regiment. As his brother Laurence he died 1917 Jul 22 from wounds received at te Battle of  Arras.  Recorded as being the son of the Mrs STRANGE of 90A Fordhook Ave, Ealing Common, London.

1894 May    Rowland Gabriel STRANGE Vol 5a Page 1[56]0 (shown as Roland Edward STRANGE), Pewsey, Wiltshire England; attended Blue Coat School, choirister at Worcester Cathedral.· Started 1st WW as Corporal (No 1918) in 'B' Company of the 3rd City of London Rifle Brigade.  Fought in France and returned wounded on 15 December 1915. Discharged as R.F.M (Rifleman) Rowland Gabriel STRANGE on 08 July 1916 Served in City of London Police Reserve (badge number 5991). Rowed for them Worked in City of London, then for Ministry of Labour at Kew and then the Ministry of Transport (later known as Ministry of Shipping). First marriage (1916, London where?) to May SANDS, who died 10.05.1945 and was cremated at Croydon Cemetary. May was blind.  Issue DENNIS, born 30 June 1917 at grandparents house at 11 Solon New Road, Clapham, London. Rowland, May and Dennis lived opposite at Number 6. Family moved, mainly due to Rowland's work, to 'Hadlow', 25 Ravenor Park Road, Greenford, Middlesex in 1925, later to 32 Perne Road, Cambridge (RGS at Ministry of Transport), and Rowland and May moved to Sanderstead just south of Croydon in 1939, Dennis being in the RAF at that time.

1899 Q1 Hugh Gordon STRANGE Brentford Vol 3a Page 98; registered as 2 in 1901 Census  Born Ealing, Middlesex

See GLS, Stow on the Wold 1861 Census for Strays.
See Georgie's family at Broad Blunsdon above.

1830 Dec 05 James STRANGE married Elizabeth CULLY
Children (all Purton)
1832 Apr 01 Charles 1-4-1832
1835 May 17 Henry 17-5-1835
c1835 John
1837 Apr 16 Sarah Ann
1839 Jan 21 Giles
c1841 Phebe
c1843  Hannah

1851 Census Ramsbury
Living in Oxford St, Ramsbury Wilts
David STRANGE lodger,wid 29 A/L born Ramsbury Wilts
Rodbourne Cheney - St Mary
See Cricklade for detail of Payl Gray's family

1605-07, 1621-26 (BTs), 1655-1837
1623 Feb 01 1623 Susanna Strannge
1696 Jun 11 1696 Richard, s of Richard and Bridget STRANGE
1686 Oct 07 Bridget, d. Richard and Bridget STRANGE
1721 Jan 11 Richard, s. of Richard STRANGE
1723 Mar 22 Anne d. of Richard STRANGE
1725 Jul 27 Thomas s. of Richard Strainge
1727 Sep 14 Bridget d. of Richard Strainge
1798 May 20 Martha d. of Charles and Mary STRANGE [BT May 16th]
1799 Jun 09 Stephen STRANGE bbs Mary
1800 May 25 Robert s. of Charles and Mary STRANGE
1804 Sep 16 William s.of Charles and Mary STRANGE
1807 Feb 01 Richard s. of Charles and Mary STRANGE
1809 Apr 30 Robert s.of Charles and Mary STRANGE
1812 Nov 01 Mary Anne d. of Charles and Mary STRANGE
1813 Nov 28 Young, son of Edmund STRANGE, of Morden, lab and Elizabeth

1607 Jan 25 William Straunge and Anne Wareham
1656 Sep 22 Thomas Hedges otp f Thomas Hedges m Eleanor STRANGE otp f Edmund STRANGE
1795 Oct 10 Henry Pepell, bach, otp m Ann STRANGE, spin, otp banns
1798 Mar 07 Charles STRANGE, otp Mary Pepall, otp banns
1806 Oct 12 John Step, sojourner, otp Racheal STRANGE banns

1713 Jan 19 Richard STRANGE, Mr, elder of Even Swindon

A PDF file based on Richard STRANGE d1713 above was sent to me by Godfrey Bell; he stresses that not all events and connections shown have been proven.

Valarie Fairbrass also sent me this file based on him, she says, "This file contains seven generations of  my Strange family, originating in Rodbourne Cheney, Wiltshire but spreading to Blunsdon St Andrew, Swindon, London and beyond. I have included source details but not the additional notes. Please notify me of any corrections/additions or ask if I have further information about any of them; most particularly I have considerable information about the descendants of James Strange  born on 2nd Oct 1761, Swindon, Wiltshire, christened on 16 Oct 1761, who married Sarah Heath on 14th Dec 1789 in Swindon."

1731 Jun 04 Bridget STRANGE, widow
1737 Jul 03 Richard STRANGE, of Blunsdon St Andrew
1740 Aug 16 Richard STRANGE, he of London, son of Anne Church of Blunsdon St Andrew
1794 Feb 05 Bridget STRANGE, of Marston
1803 Oct 02 Robert STRANGE, inf
1803 Oct 16 John STRANGE, inf
1806 Mar 11 Mr Robert STRANGE, of Highworth [BT of Marston]
1816 Apr 16 Edmund STRANGE, age 40
1820 Jan 13 Anne STRANGE, age 81
1826 May 04 Susanna STRANGE, of Highworth, age 90

National Burial Index
1827 Jul 26 Thomas STRANGE 29


From Bernard Fordham <> March 2006
1 William James Stevenson Strange bap: 16 Sep 1829, Wooton-under-Edge
  + Emily Sothia Cother 19 Jan 1854 Saint Edmunds, Salisbury WIL; born c1831 Salisbury, WIL
    2 Georgina Rosalie Shapter STRANGE born c 1858, Norton-under-Edge,
      + Reverend Charles Watts Whistler 3 Mar 1886, Marylebone, London; born 14 Nov 1856
        Hollington, Sussex
        3 four known children.

1841 Census HO107, Piece 1190 - 03, Folio 32, Page 3.  Enumeration District: 14
City of: Sarum,  Parish of: St Edmunds,  Place: Queen Street
Job STRANGE 25  Employment: Travelr. (sic)  Born in same county: N

In 1881 Shalbourne was partly in Berks and partly in Wilts, the Berks part went to Wilts in
1895(ish). Parish records are at Wiltshire RO.
See Berkshire for records

Sherston Magna
1734 Oct 08 George Butler of Derham & Sarah STRANGE

From: Chris Page
I enclose all the details I have on Elizabeth STRANGE, bar her father she's the only STRANGE in my family tree at the moment:
born c 1827 Elizabeth STRANGE, Swindon area, Wiltshire of James STRANGE (mother not known)
son William James STRANGE, b1848 May 23, Swindon, Wiltshire ( Illegitimate, father unknown
Married 1850 Apr 27 to Giles COX at Shrivenham, OXF with issue.

1901 Census SWINDON Wilts.
James STRANGE 52 Railway Carriage Lifter b Abingdon Berks
Mary STRANGE 62 b Hanney Berks
Henry STRANGE 39 Railway Wheelwright b Lyford Berks
Martha STRANGE 36 b Malmsbury Wilts
Lucy STRANGE 3 b Swindon Wilts

Noted from Chris Gosnell's website concerning PLUMBE; Valerie Fairbrass said she identified a STRANGE connection to the family of William Plumbe (of Henely)in that it appeared his wife Ann Richardby STRANGE ( born 19th May 1825, bapt 15 Sept 1825 Newport Street Independent Chapel, Swindon) was the daughter of Thomas STRANGE (1794 - 1883) and Mary SLARK (b. 1794).
See records for Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire for the baptisms of their children.

From Valerie Fairbrass I have interest in the STRANGE name and have the following which seem to link to that of Chris Page, Swindon, Wilts. My ancestor is William Heath STRANGE, born 1791 in Swindon, Wiltshire:

1. Thomas STRANGE b 1725, d Oct 1800 Swindon, buried 15 Oct 1800 Swindon
   + Sarah ???? Bef 1753  b 1722, d 1804 Swindon, bur 7 Apr 1804 Swindon
   2 James STRANGE was born 1761 Swindon
     Valerie says, I have discovered from his will, that the two STRANGE men marrying
     Jeffery sisters were indeed brothers.  The two William Heath STRANGEs were cousins and
     I have found a further William Heath STRANGE marrying in the early 1900s but haven't
     connected him with anyone yet.
     + Sarah HEATH 14 Dec 1789 Swindon, Wiltshire by licence, b Bef 1769
     3 William Heath STRANGE b 1791 Swindon, d 24 Jun 1860 Ealing, Middlesex Probate
       See London apprenticeship 1806.  He was a cheesemonger and may be somehow connected
       with a STRANGE family of cheesemongers, based at 2 Bishopsgate without, (residence at
       his marriage to Louisa Jeffery) earliest mention of which I have found in the will
       of cheesemonger James STRANGE, Bishopsgate without, 1790 died leaving 5 daughters.
       He moved on marriage to 14 The Broadway, Westminster where his father in law,
       Charles Lea Jeffery, also a cheesemonger, resided.
       + (1) Louisa JEFFERY  Bef 1830  b 1804 Lambeth, Surrey, d after 1860
       4 Anna STRANGE b 1828 Pimlico, London, d 11 Oct 1900 in Market Drayton, Shropshire.
       (Valerie said, "My direct ancestor is Anna STRANGE . William was having children with
       Louisa Jeffery into the early 1830s but by 1841 is with his second wife Maria.
         + William George KING 11 May 1854 in Ealing, Middlesex, son of William KING.
           b 1826 in Pimlico, London, d 15 May 1898 Market Drayton, Shropshire
           5 eight children
       + (2) Maria ???? Bef 1841
     3 Ann STRANGE b 1790 Swindon
     3 Thomas STRANGE b 1794 Swindon
     3 Robert STRANGE b 1796 Swindon
     3 Susannah STRANGE b 1797 Swindon
     3 James STRANGE b 1801 Swindon
     3 Sarah STRANGE b 1802 Swindon
     2 Elizabeth STRANGE was born 1753 in Swindon
   2 Richard STRANGE was born 1755 in Swindon
   2 Ann STRANGE was born 1757 in Swindon
   2 Thomas STRANGE was born 1759 in Swindon and died 1767 in Swindon
   2 John STRANGE was born 1760 in Swindon
   2 Mary STRANGE was born 1763 in Swindon and died Aug 1770 in Swindon
   2 William STRANGE was born 1765 in Swindon
    (See BKM, Newport Pagnell and MDX, Paddington)

From Godfrey Bell:
I have a Robert STRANGE born 18 May 1796 in Swindon, Wiltshire. He married Mary Clark on 22 Apr 1822. He died 1852 - but I know only the year, Does anybody know the exact date and place of his death and/or burial?
Is this the one near Melksham or the one outside Salisbury?
Subject: More on the family of Mr G May of Swindon in Wiltshire; in 1995 he wrote to Betty
Judge about his wife's family:
Our STRANGE's were at Whaddon certainly from about 1770 to 1850 and then they moved to Bradwell and later Wolverton to take advantage of the developments around LNWR railway works in the Wolverton area."  He then said that his wife's STRANGE's all have a "B" in their Christian names after Richard married Mary BENT at Whaddon in the late 1700's.  Thus his father in law was William George Bent STRANGE.
Winterbourne Bassett
From Marida Pawsey in Victoria, Australia to Mrs Symes via Barbara Lawrence and Betty,
dated 1994, she says:
"I became interested in the STRANGE family in Ramsgate and found there were similar names to my William's family (especially the use of WILLIS as a second forename). Also for some reason my GGF William Henry STRANGE married my GGM there although both were from London."

From the 1841 & 51 Census returns she found that both families were from Winterbourne in Wiltshire.  It transpired that William of Greenwich and Thomas of Ramsgate were in fact half-brothers; Sarah WILLIS was the mother of Thomas.  From what I can decipher from her notes we have all the following events from Marida's family tree in Winterbourne Bassett:

1  Richard STRANGE (Victualler)
   + (1)1788 Oct 26 botp Mary SMITH  buried 1793 Oct 10, died aged 30
   2 John STRANGE b 1789 Mar 22 Winterbourne Bassett
   2 Waite STRANGE b 1790 Jul 25 Winterbourne Bassett, died of drowning 1818 May 3
     (note that the surname WAITE meant watchman)
   2 William Henry (GGF of Marida) b 1793 Mar 17  Winterbourne Bassett
     + Elizabeth of Ramsgate (their son William Willis moved to Ramsgate)his line is in
       Australia now.
   + (2) Sarah WILLIS m 1795 Oct 19 botp by licence (he victualler)
      Note the bondsmen were Thomas Hill,Clyffe Pypard, Shoemaker and John Willis,
      Winterbourne ,Shopkeeper.
   2 Thomas b 1796 Oct 17 Winterbourne Bassett
     + Mary COLEMAN m 1846 May 17 Ramsgate b 1802 of St Lawrence, Kent
     3 William John STRANGE b 1824 Wiltshire, d 1870
       + Caroline TAPERNOUX m 1846 May 17, Isle of Thanet, Kent b 1830 )
       4 John Tapernoux STRANGE b 1847 Chelsea MDX                   )  1881 Census says 1849
       4 William John b.Mar 1851 d. Dec 1851                        
       4 James STRANGE b 1852 b Chelsea                              )  for Chelsea on MDX
       4 Thomas (Whate) Waite STRANGE b Chelsea Q1 1861              )  page
         + Sarah Ann MACKNESS of Northampton (her brother Harry may have been married to Annie)
         5 Jennie Emily STRANGE b 1895, Wandsworth, Battersea.
         5 Lilian Ada STRANGE (Sara Scott  is grandaughter)
         5 Thomas Harry STRANGE (Helen Habergham  is grandaughter - also has family in Kent)
         5 George Walter STRANGE b 1854/55
         5 Louisa Mary STRANGE b 1859
         5 Thomas Wait STRANGE b 1861 d 1928
         5 Jennie Emily STRANGE b 1895 Battersea, London
         5 Thomas Harry STRANGE b 1 May 1896 Battersea, London
         5 Lilian Ada STRANGE b 21 Dec 1897 Battersea, London
   2 James STRANGE b 1798 May 06, probably died Chelsea 1844 Dec 26
   2 Mary STRANGE b 1799 Aug 18 (or 1798?)
   2 Robert STRANGE b 1801 Apr 05
     + Sarah TEAGUE m 1830 Oct 7, possibly died 1836 Jul 2
   2 Elizabeth STRANGE b 1802 Oct 09, died 1804 Apr 17

Sara Scott said, "I hagve letters written by Thomas' wife, Sarah Ann, and they refer to a Mandi & Willis, Mandi I believe is Thomas' niece as I also have a letter written by her signed 'your niece Mandi'."   John Tapernoux Strange b.1847 was my great grandfather's (Thomas Wait Strange) eldest brother.

Winterbourne Monkton - St Mary Magdalene
National Burial Index
1826 May 04 Susana STRANGE 90
1833 Aug 15 James STRANGE 20

Wootton Bassett - St Bartholomew & All Saints
1789 Oct 11 Jane STRANGE, single woman to John HUNT, labourer.
Banns were published on the 5th, 12th and 19th July 1789 (an unusually long delay between banns and marriage).
The 1841 census (Class: HO107; Piece: 1179; Book: 13; Civil Parish: Wootton Bassett; County: Wiltshire; Enumeration District: 3a; Folio: 19; Page: 31; Line: 12;) has them both born in County aged 78 (born c1763), living on the High Street, Wootton Bassett.

National Burial Index:
1833 Jan 10 Eliza STRANGE 3

Wroughton - All Saints
National Burial Index
1831 Mar 26 Ann STRANGE 72
1834 Feb 12 Martha STRANGE 77
1835 Apr 25 James STRANGE 2
1835 May 02 Charles STRANGE 59
1837 Apr 09 James STRANGE 57

4. Census
Charles Mathews abt 1843 Calne, WIL Lodger
Alfred STRANGE abt 1859 Calne, WIL Son
Benjamin STRANGE abt 1850 Calne, WIL Son
Eliza STRANGE abt 1846 Calne, WIL Daughter
Elizabeth STRANGE abt 1813 Calne, WIL Wife
Fredrick STRANGE abt 1848 Calne, WIL Son
George STRANGE abt 1843 Calne, WIL Son
Thomas STRANGE abt 1806 Calne, WIL Head
Thomas STRANGE abt 1857 Calne, WIL Son
William STRANGE abt 1839 Calne, WIL Son

Elizabeth STRANGE abt 1808  Calne, WIL Wife
Fanny STRANGE abt 1860  Calne, WIL Granddaughter
Jane STRANGE abt 1853  Calne, WIL Daughter
John STRANGE abt 1833  Calne, WIL Son
Thomas STRANGE abt 1845  Calne, WIL Son
William STRANGE abt 1806  Poole, Dorset, England Head

Amelia STRANGE abt 1870  Calne, WIL Daughter
Rebecca STRANGE abt 1849  Compton Bassett, WIL Wife
Thomas STRANGE abt 1845  Calne, WIL Head

Elizabeth STRANGE abt 1865  Calne, WIL Daughter
George STRANGE abt 1841  Calne, WIL Head
Rosanah STRANGE abt 1844  Calne, WIL Wife
Thomas STRANGE abt 1863  Calne, WIL Son

Calne Within
STRANGE, Ernest abt 1880 Calne, WIL Son
STRANGE, Evelyn abt 1886 Calne, WIL Daughter
STRANGE, Mabel abt 1878 Calne, WIL Daughter
STRANGE, Maurice abt 1883 Calne, WIL Son
STRANGE, Rebecca abt 1849 Calne, WIL Wife
STRANGE, Thomas abt 1845 Calne, WIL Head

RG11/2018 F24 P41 S185 4 Eastcott Lane, Old Swindon
Thomas     STRANGE Head M 26 Brewery Engine Driver Calne WIL
Emma       STRANGE Wife M 28                       Cricklade WIL
Frederick  STRANGE         6 months (1880)         Swindon WIL


Christian Malford
RG12/1595 Folio: 55 Page: 6 Schedule: 31
Abel    STRANGE Head  M M 55 Agricultural Laborer Wiltshire - Somerford Seagry
Margret STRANGE Wife  M F 55                      Wiltshire - Startley Seagry
Thomas  STRANGE Son   S M 21 Agricultural Laborer Wiltshire - Seagry

STRANGE, Alfred E abt 1890 Swindon Son
STRANGE, Elizabeth abt 1885 Swindon Daughter
STRANGE, Emma abt 1863 Cricklade, WIL Wife
STRANGE, Frederick abt 1881 Swindon, WIL Son
STRANGE, Thomas abt 1865 Studley, WIL Head
STRANGE, William abt 1882 Swindon Son

5. Families
5.1 From Richard Carruthers-Zurowski 
Descendants of John STRANGE, of Hannington, Wiltshire

I descend from the Purton families of LARGE and SHEPPARD, though not from the individuals
shown, who are related to me in various degrees. I have collected this information and
compiled it for my one-place study of Purton Wiltshire.

1  John STRANGE, of Hannington, Wiltshire
   + Joan BALLOW 5 January 1679/80, Hannington, WIL
   2  Elizabeth STRANGE, bap 30 January 1680/81 Hannington, WIL, d 6 February 1680/81
   2  John STRANGE, of Purton, WIL bap 5 April 1686 Hannington, WIL,
      bur 12 December 1727 St Mary the Virgin, Purton, WIL,
      +  Martha BAKER, of Liddenton, i.e. Liddington, WIL 29 Dec 1712 St Mary the Virgin
         Church, Marlborough, WIL, bur 23 October 1724 St Mary the Virgin,Purton, WIL
      3  Richard STRANGE, bap 6 April 1713, Hannington, WIL
      3  Joan STRAINGE, mantua maker, of Witcomb, GLS bap 12 August 1714 St Mary the Virgin,
         Purton, WIL, bur 24 March 1769 St Mary the Virgin, Purton; Occ 21 December 1734
         mantuamaker. Residence: 21 December 1734 Witcomb, Gloucestershire
        +  William LARGE, of Purton, Tetbury & London 22 December 1734 St Mary the Virgin,
           Purton, WIL; bap 24 December 1705 St Mary the Virgin, Purton, WIL,
           bur 11 November 1770, Tetbury, Gloucestershire; Occ: 21 December 1734 baker
   2  Samuel Ballow STRANGE bap 14 March 1688/89, Hannington, WIL
   2  Mary STRANGE bap 3 March 1697/98, Hannington, WIL

5.2 Descendants of John STRANGE, of Purton, Wiltshire

1  William STRANGE, of Purton, Wilts, Burial: 1 July 1588 St Mary the Virgin, Purton, WIL
   +  Margaret Taylor 25 April 1584 St Mary the Virgin, Purton; buried: 4 July 1588 St Mary
       the Virgin, Purton
   2  Elizabeth STRANGE, bap 10 February 1587/88 St Mary the Virgin, Purton,
      buried 23 December 1620 St Mary the Virgin, Purton, no  parentage given in the entry
      for her baptism, but likely to be the daughter of the only STRANGE couple married at
      Purton in the 16th century,
      i.e.William STRANGE and Margrett TAYLOUR [sic] on 25 April 1584
      +  Robert MOULDEN, The Elder 29 September 1614 St Mary the Virgin, Purton;
         bap 12 December 1589 St Mary the Virgin, Purton; no parentage given in baptismal
         records kept in Purton parish register before 1615; buriedn 11 June 1664 St Mary
         the Virgin, Purton,
      3  Robert MOULDEN bap: 6 August 1617 St Mary the Virgin, Purton

The foregoing Robert MOULDEN, The Elder married again after his wife Elizabeth STRANGE died and probably had another son Thomas by her, unless Thomas was born to his first wife. Thomas Moulden ca 1620-1630 is one of my Purton ancestors.

4.3 Michael STRANGE of Somerford Keynes, Wiltshire, died 1613, (Will Prob11/122-26/11/1613)
See "Gloucestershire" page for family details of James Peto-Gundersen

5.4 From Stewart MILLAR  in Jan 2005

I have noticed that there is some on-going activity in updating the IGI with “STRANGE”entries that match some of my wife’s ancestry – these are located in and around the parish of Lydiard Tregoze, near Swindon, Wiltshire – registration district of Cricklade. These IGI updates seem to be predominantly made from New Zealand with some from the USA. These IGI updates, having been made after 1991, do not offer any means of contacting the contributors – if anyone on this list might be those contributors, I would welcome establishing direct contact.

Godfrey Bell followed up with:
I am from New Zealand (living in London) and have strong connections to a NZ branch of STRANGEs, however, I did not contribute to the LDS data. However, I do have some Lydiard Tregoze links in my tree and I wonder if any of them are in common with yours. Richard STRANGE, died in Lydiard Tregoze (Mannington Farm), 23 Jun 1883 married Martha STRANGE, 3 Apr 1809 – 28 Jan 1858,
{appears to have married a cousin with same name} Lived at Mannington Farm, Lydiard Tregoze Daughter Julia b 1842 in Devizes, Wiltshire, lived Lydiard Tregoze, Mannington Farm

5.5 From Gill Piper  My STRANGE connection here is:
Bridget STRANGE married to Richard TUCKEY 28 February 1703/4 by licence both of the parish of Rodbourne Cheney married at St Andrews Blunsden; Bridget has a brother Richard STRANGE. Their father is Thomas STRANGE of Lydiard Millicent Wiltshire; he died 4 December 1710. His last will is made on 25 November 1710. He bequeathed equally to his son and daughter:
1 close of meadow ground situate in Parish of Purton Wilsthire, commonly called Robbins Lane 5 acres with the land late of Edward Pearce on the north, land of .....Maskelyne, gent, on the west, land of .....Woodridge, gent, on the south, a parcel of waste ground called Common Plot on the east.

Both brother and sister are since dead, so Ann Church widow of Richard STRANGE, and son of Bridget Tuckey - Richard Tuckey are administrators - source indenture 1763 between Edward Church (gent) and Ann Church (nee STRANGE) and Richard Tuckey (gent) and the second part Richard Goddard of Marlborough Esq.

5.6 Here is a puzzler that Betty Judge found in Ancestral File
James STRANGE b 1809,  christened Jan 1809 Little Somerford Wilts, died 1898 Malmesbury Wilts, buried 22 Feb 1898 Little Somerford Wilts. son of  James CLIFFORD and Ann STRANGE,  married 20 Oct 1834 Brinkworth  Wilts.  Elizabeth DIXON  b 1815 Brinkworth Wilts. died 1896.
Children are nearly all CLIFFORD not all; perhaps Asenath was STRANGE CLIFFORD?
Robert CLIFFORD  bap 16 Jan 1835 Brinkworth Wilts
Asenath STRANGE  bap 1836 Brinkworth  Wilts
John Dixon  CLIFFORD bap 24 April 1839 Little Somerford Wilts d1920 Pontypridd Glam S Wales
William CLIFFORD bap 8 may 1842 Little Somerford Wilts died 5 Dec 1916 Charney Bassett Berks
Albert CLIFFORD bap sep 1843 Brinkworth Wilts, died mar 1844 Little Somerford Wilts
Catherine CLIFFORD bap 1845  Little Somerford Wilts
Bethia  CLIFFORD bap 1849 Little Somerford Wilts, bur 6 march 1881  Little Somerford Wilts.
Thomas CLIFFORD bap 1852  Somerford Parva Wilts
Mark CLIFFORD bap  1854  Somerford Parva Wilts
Allen CLIFFORD  bap 1857  Somerford Parva Wilts
Ruth  CLIFFORD bap 1859  Somerford Parva Wilts.

5.7 From Jane Masri in August 2005 (updated April 2009)
My main line of research is with my mother's maiden name, BRAVERY.  The name, STRANGE, enters into the family tree on December 6 1879 with the marriage of Joseph BRAVERY to Bertha STRANGE in Croydon, Surrey who were my great grandparents. Bertha STRANGE was born about 1851, Little Somerford, Wilts, daughter of Simon and Lucy STRANGE, nee MILES who married at Little Somerford March 6 1847. Simon was baptised 6 August 1826, Little Somerford, son of Robert & Elizabeth STRANGE nee THRUSH who married May 10 1813 at Little Somerford. Just recently, I was checking the 1871 census, to find out what Bertha was up to prior to her marriage and was shocked to find her, with what appears to be an illegitimate son! In 1871 she was at 6 Lower Somerset Terrace, Walcot, Bath, St. Swithin's with:
Sarah DUPE - wid - 55 - Nurse
Bertha STRANGE - Dau - unm- 21 - Charwomen - born Somerford
Charles STRANGE - g/son - 1 - son of Bertha STRANGE - born Chippenham, Wilts.
Now, I don't believe for one minute that Sarah DUPE was her mother, I think Sarah's place was a place where pregnant unmarried girls were sent to (out of sight out of mind)

Following up on that, I wanted to find what happened to Charles STRANGE. In 1881 he is a boarder at Blagrove Cottages, Wroughton, Wilts, with John & Elizabeth HADDRELL.  In 1891 Charles STRANGE, John & Elizabeth  are in Gloucester but the name is HATHERALL. I know that Bertha had an older sister, Elizabeth born about 1848 and this Elizabeth fits her profile, so I need to find a marriage between Elizabeth STRANGE to a John HATHERALL.  It's evident from later census that John & Elizabeth are childless. By 1901 Charles is married to Martha and at Bradford on Avon with their first child, Bertha, born 1894.If all my findings are correct, I'm so surprised that my great grandmother had a child out of wedlock, as the family were staunch Baptists and very strict.  Did the STRANGE family keep this to themselves?  Did Joseph know about her son, Charles?

Charles's birth registration is in the name of LANCELOT CHARLES STRANGE, Q4 1869, Chippenham.  The IGI has an extracted baptismal record for LANCELOT CHARLES STRANGE, born 13/9/1869, Chippenham & baptised 27/3/1870, Chippenham.
He married Martha HARDIMAN, 1893, Bath registration district.
They had five children that I know of;
Elsie Bertha born Q1 1894, Wooley, Bath
Charley born Q1 1895, Wooley, Bath
Frederick George born Q1 1897, Wooley, Bath
Gwendoline Rose born Q1 1906, Kelston, Somerset.
Lancelot born Q3 1908 (DOB 21/8/1908 from death reg) Kelston, Somerset.

This last child, Lancelot, has a death reg. in the name of LANCELOT CHARLES STRANGE, 10/1991, Bristol, GLS
Charles Lancelot senior has a death reg. Q2 1954 at Kingswood, GLS.
In 1911 the family is at Hardenhuish, Chippenham.  I'm still looking for descendants!

I would be very interested if someone is connected to CHARLES STRANGE 1870 and could perhaps shed some light on this,

5.8  From Julie Hando 
My family came from Wiltshire originally, my maiden name was STRANGE, my family are now in the South Wales area. The furthest I have been able to go back is 1773 (or 1775) to Charles STRANGE who lived in the Broad Blunsden/Poulton area of Wiltshire.

Here is what I have to date from Ed Hanson:

1 Charles STRANGE, b Broad Blunsden, WIL, 1773; agricultural labourer
  + Mary PEPALL
  2 William STRANGE, b Rodbourne Cheney, 16 Sept 1804; labourer
    + Alice BALLARD 16 Oct 1828, Broad Blunsden, WIL
      3 Charles STRANGE, b 1830; 1881-1891, Ag Lab at New Land Farm, Broad Blunsdon
        + Charlotte MILLER 2 June 1852 Poulton, WIL; b 22 Aug 1822, d 10 Sept 1894
          From the 1871 census of Highworth, WIL (New Land Farm):
          Charlotte STRANGE, m, 46, Ag Lab., b Poulton, GLS
          Henry STRANGE, son, 18, Ag Lab., b Blunsdon, WIL
          Hannah STRANGE, dau, 10, scholar, b Blunsdon
          Ann STRANGE, dau, 7, scholar, b Blunsdon
        4 Henry STRANGE, b Blunsdon, 1854
          + Hannah ---
            From the 1891 Census of Wales:
            "Blaendare", Panteg, MON
             Henry STRANGE, head of household, 39, horsekeeper, b Broad Blunsdon, WIL
             Hannah STRANGE, wife, 43, b Llanfrencha, MON
             Sarah Ann STRANGE, dau, 15, brick yard, b Panteg
             Charlotte STRANGE, dau, 12, b Panteg
             Alice STRANGE, dau, 9, scholar, b Panteg
             Lizzy STRANGE, dau, 7, scholar, b Panteg
             Charles STRANGE, son, 5, scholar, b Panteg*
             Henry STRANGE, son, 3, b Panteg

Julie says, "This Charles STRANGE* was my great grandfather. Most of his descendants still
live in the Pontypool area.

5.9 From Tony Flemming-Blake , Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Jan 2006

1 Mary Ann Hedges b: 07 Sep 1851 in Purton, WIL; d: 13 Feb 1941
  + Robert William Strange m: 11 Jun 1870 in Swindon, WIL; b: 30 Aug 1846 in
    Lydiard Tregoze, WIL; d: 19 Jul 1920
..  2 William Robert Strange b: 04 Jul 1870 in Swindon, WIL
..  2 Ernest Frederick Strange b: 01 Oct 1871 in Wroughton, WIL
..  2 Henry James Strange b31 May 1873 in Wroughton, WIL; d:31 Oct 1968 in Toronto, Canada
      + Amy Bertha Gunn m: in (Prob) England; b: 14 May 1879 in East Barnet, HRT;
        d: 15 Dec 1965 in (Prob) Canada
......  3 Ernest Henry Strange b: 10 Jan 1907 in Islington Dist, London; d: 30 Oct 1992
......  3 Stanley William Strange b: 09 Apr 1914; d: 14 Dec 1979
....2 Bertha Jane Strange b:18 Sep 1875 in Wroughton, WIL; d:10 Mar 1958 in Lambeth, London
      + Frederick James Millard m: 1901 in Cricklade Dist, WIL; b: Abt. 1875 in (Prob) WIL
..  2 Beatrice Mary Strange   b: 22 Dec 1877 in Swindon, WIL
..  2 Rowland George Strange  b: 06 Feb 1880 in Swindon, WIL; d: Abt. 1960 in New Zealand
      + Margaret Fenella Dobson m: 22 Aug 1913 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada;
        b: 24 Aug 1888 in Ramsbury, WIL; d: 1947 in New Zealand
........3 John Strange    b: 13 Mar 1914 in Canada; d: 1974 in New Zealand
........3 Rupert Strange  b: 15 Sep 1916 in Prince Rupert, B.C., Canada; d: 1984
........3 Richard Strange b: 15 Mar 1920 in (Prob) Canada; d: 25 May 1941 in Crete, Greece
........3 Charles Strange b: 08 Dec 1922 in Quesnel, B.C., Canada;
          d: 23 Apr 1987 in Crawley, Sussex, England
........  + Doris Josephine Victoria Chapman  m: 22 Jul 1944 in Woodford, Essex, England
             b: 07 Jun 1921 in Walthamstow, Essex; d: 20 Jan 2003 in Chichester, Sussex
....2 Nellie Strange b: Abt. 1882 in (Prob) Swindon, WIL
....2 Edith Emma Strange b:07 Oct 1883 in Wroughton, WIL; d:03 Nov 1946 in Swindon Dist, WIL
      + Henry Albert Higgins m: 1910 in Cricklade Dist, WIL; b: Abt. 1883;
        d: 21 Nov 1946 in Swindon Dist, WIL
....2 Tom Strange b: 23 Jan 1885 in (Prob) Swindon, WIL; d: 03 Jan 1961
....  + Carrie Waller b: 25 Dec 1884 in Finchley, MDX; d: 03 Jan 1961
......  3 Winifred Strange b: 29 Mar 1906 in Barnet Dist, HRT; d: 09 Jun 1976
......  3 Arthur Strange b: 10 Jun 1907 in Hornsey, MDX; d: Aug 1973 in Broadstairs, Kent
....      + Margaret Ross  b: 02 Feb 1906 in Edmonton, MDX; d: 27 Dec 2001
......  3 Marjorie Gladys Helen Strange b: 28 May 1914 in Edmonton, MDX;
          d: 10 Apr 1987 in Ilford, Essex, England
......... + Reginald Charles Edwin Cumplen b: 12 Nov 1910 in Westminster, London;
            d: 18 Mar 1993 in Tenterden, Kent, England
........3 Francis Nelson Strange  b: 19 Dec 1918 in Tottenham, MDX;
          d: 28 Jan 1988 in Watford, Herts
........  + Mary Bennett b: 07 May 1922 in Bude, Cornwall; d: 22 Nov 2001
........3 Ernest Henry Strange b: 02 May 1924 in Tottenham, MDX; d: 06 Aug 2002
....2 Arthur Sidney Strange b: 13 Nov 1886 in (Prob) Swindon, WIL; d: 15 Dec 1974 in
      Swindon Dist, WIL
......+ Laura Elizabeth Blythe b: 28 Jan 1892; d: 04 Jun 1957
........3 William Roberts Strange b: 29 Nov 1916; d: 20 Sep 1943
....2 Elsie Ann Strange b: 21 Apr 1888 in (Prob) Swindon, WIL
......+ William Thornton b: 19 Feb 1886; d: 05 Jul 19645
6. Criminal Registers (PRO Kew)
1816 HO 27/12 STRANGE Thomas; Alias:; County: WIL; When Tried: Summer assizes; Age:; Crime: burglary; Instrn:; Sentence: not guilty

1816 HO 27/12 STRANGE William; Alias:; County: WIL; When Tried: Summer assizes; Age:; Crime: larceny; Instrn: Sentence: transportation for seven years

7. Wiltshire and Swindon Wills
Date; Name; Occupation; Title;  Community; Reference
1557 Strange, John Priest Institution Ashton Keynes P1/1Reg/6B
1565 Strange, William Administration bond Chardstock P5/1Reg/64B
1566 Strange, John Will Baydon P5/1Reg/78B
1570 Strange, Alice Will Lea & Cleverton P1/1Reg/116C
1570 Strange, William Will Stanton Fitzwarren P1/1Reg/90A
1574 Strange, William Will Baydon P5/3Reg/36
1574 Strange, Julian Widow Will Baydon P5/3Reg/37A
1584 Strange, Robert Husbandman  Inventory, will, wrapper East Hendred P1/S/2
1593 Strange, John Tuition Bond  West Knoyle P2/S/137
1594 Strange, Robert Inventory, will Highworth P5/1594/84
1594 Strange, Robert Will Highworth P5/6Reg/84B
1606 Strange, William Husbandman  Inventory, will Charlton P1/S/28
[1613] Strange, John Husbandman Inventory, will Cricklade St Sampson  P3/S/88
[1613] Strange, John Husbandman Inventory, will  Stanton Fitzwarren  P3/S/89
1617 Strange, William Husbandman Inventory, will Charlton, near Malmesbury P3/S/130
1625 Strange, John Will Highworth P5/10Reg/301C
1625 Strange, John Inventory, will Highworth P5/1625/80
1631 Strange, John Admin, bond Highworth P5/12Reg/73B
1631 Strange, John Administration bond, inventory Highworth P5/1625/81
1662 Strange, Thomas Yeoman Commission, inventory, will  Purton P1/S/325
1667 Strange, Grace Widow Inventory, will Chiseldon P3/S/440
1668 Strange, John Husbandman  Administration bond Calne P5/1668/70
1671 Strange, Christopher Yeoman  Inventory, will Wroughton P3/S/504
1674 Strange, Elizabeth Widow Commission, inventory, wil Stanton Fitzwarren P3/S/536
1678 Strangeways, Edmund Clerk Admin, bond, commission, inv Bere Regis  P5/1678/39
1681 Strange, Matthew Administration bond Stanton Fitzwarren  P3/S/621
1684 Strange, William Husbandman  Inventory, will Calne P26/326
1688 Strange, Nicholas Inventory, will, wrapper Stanton Fitzwarren P3/S/710
1690 Strange, Robert Administration bond Cricklade St Sampson P3/S/741
1693 Strange, Matthew Administration bond Stanton Fitzwarren P3/S/776
1693 Strange, William Yeoman Will Wroughton P3/S/777
1701 Strange, Edmond  Bachelor Administration bond Purton P3/S/869
1702 Strange, Anthony Yeoman Inventory, will Clyffe Pypard P3/S/875
1704 Strange, Richard Blacksmith Inventory, will Winterbourne Monkton  P3/S/899
1714 Strange, William Husbandman Inventory, will Great Bedwyn P21/7/18
1728 Strangeman, Robert Brickmaker Will Bere Regis P5/16Reg/182B
1728 Strangeman, Robert senior  Brickmaker Admin, bond, will Bere Regis P5/1728/105
1729 Strange, Thomas Administration bond Cricklade St Sampson  P3/S/1151
1731 Strange, William Wheelwright Admin, bond, renunciation Calne P26/759
1732 Strange alias Weston, Daniel  Labourer  Will Marlborough P1/7Reg/555
1732 Strange alias Weston, Daniel  Labourer  Will Marlborough P1/S/989
1735 Strangeman, Judith  Spinster  Inventory, will Bere Regis P5/1735/48
1740 Strangeman, Elizabeth  Widow  Inventory, will, wrapper Bloxworth P5/1740/69
1751 Strange, Robert Plasterer Will Cricklade St Sampson P3/S/1333
1760 Strange, William senior Slatter [slater] Will Cricklade St Sampson P3/S/1383
1777 Strange, Edmund Yeoman Will Christian Malford  P3/S/1499
1778 Strange, Robert Labourer Will Cricklade St Sampson  P3/S/1508
1778 Strange, William  Slatter [slater]  Will Cricklade St Sampson  P3/S/1510
1799 Strange, Mary Widow Will Kington St Michael  P3/S/1648
1801 Strange, Thomas Grocer Will Swindon   P1/15Reg/275
1801 Strange, Thomas Grocer Will Swindon  P1/1801/59
1820 Strange, Ann Widow Will, wrapper Tilehurst  P1/1820/100
1827 Strange, Susannah Spinster Administration bond, wrapper Swindon P3/1827/30

8. Oddments
From Godfrey Bell Sep 2005
Mrs Henrietta Clark (nee Ayers) was aunt to Richard Clark STRANGE b1839 in New Park Street, Devizes (according to the Family Bible), and baptized at Streatley, Berks. Henrietta is recorded in the Family Bible as living in Ilsley.  I have found a West and East Ilsley near Streatley in Berks.  However, I cannot find a plain "Ilsley".

From  Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office: Savernake Estate [9/19/1 - 9/24/478]
Title deeds
FILE - ref.  9/19/656  - date: 6 September 1704
Feoffment (1) Thomas Edney of Marlborough, blacksmith, (2) Daniel Strange, alias Weston, of Marlborough.

FILE - ref.  9/19/657  - date: 12 January 1720
Assignment of 99 year term, (1) Henry Turner of Marlborough, collarmaker, (2) Daniel Strange of Marlborough, hostler.

FILE - ref.  9/19/658  - date: 21 October 1732
Copy of will, dated 16 May 1732, of Daniel Strange of Marlborough, labourer. Administration to John Batt, senior, and John Pidding, executors.

FILE - ref.  9/19/659  - date: 26 December 1732
Release (1) John Pidding, the elder, of Marlborough, innholder and John Batt, the elder, of the same, innholder, executors of the will of Daniel Strange, (2) William Mann. A payment of £25 from (2) to (1), on which was conditional a devise of Strange's dwelling house to (2).

Title Deeds
FILE - ref.  9/20/108  - date: 4 November 1765
Manor of Lydiard Tregoze, rectory and advowson of church of Lydiard Tregoze, mansion house and lands (field names given); Poulton farm and 160 a. of land near Marlborough; lands in Lydiard Millicent (field names given), East Leaze farm, Week farm, Lydiard Marsh Farm; manor of Bincknoll and farm there, Paris's farm, 2 other farms (field names given) Little Town farm, Picke's farm, Beck's farm, S Strange's farm, Lydiard's farm, Rothele's farm, cottage, 2 farms, Shaw farm; Upper Bupton farm in Clyffe Pypard; 2 farms in Brinkworth, farm in Blunsdon, Angel Inn in Marlborough. Manor of Beckenham in Kent (farm and field names given); manor of Purley Magna in Berkshire.

From Barry
Evangeline Lucy Strange, who married Henry Townsend in 1891 at Highworth in Wiltshire, was my Grandmother. Evangeline was born c1875 in Wantage, Berkshire, and was possibly an only child.  Her parents were James Thomas Strange (b 1849) and Mary Middleton (b 1839).  Evangeline moved to Australia before the great war and died in Bankstown, NSW at the end of 1936. I am hoping someone can provide information about this branch of my family.

Betty Judges said:
I may be related to you, as James Thomas Strange  was the son of  William Strange b 1808 West Hanney/Lyford Berks and his 2nd wife Mary Pullen b 1809 West Hanney. They married 23 Feb 1834 West Hanney and had 10 children.
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1     Ashton Keynes, wall plaque – Cleric, Johannis Strange 1570

2     Broad Blunsden, St Leonard’s, MI – Harry Herbert Strange son of George & Elizabeth died 2 December 1912

3     Broad Hinton, St Peter & Vinicular, MIs:
       Edward James Strange died 15 March 1918 aged 18 years 10 months
       Ernest James Strange died 20 May 1888 aged 10 months
       James Strange died 18 January 1925 aged 65 years
       Sarah Ellen died 4 October 1947 age 85 years

4     Great Somerford, St Peter & St Paul, (list, no details) - Clara Strange, Doris Florence Ivy Strange, Edward
       George Strange, Sarah Elizabeth Strange and William John Strange

5      Kemsford, St Mary,:
       1914-18 War Memorial – Private Dick Strange Wiltshire Regiment.
       1939-45 War Memorial – Robert Strange, parishioner of Kempsford

6     Little Somerford, St John, 1914-18 War Memorial – Private W. Strange

7     Lydiard Millicent, MI – John Strange died 7 March 1875 aged 87 erected by his master George Horsell as a memento of 33 years of faithful service.

8     Lydiard Millicent, All Saints, 1914-18 War Memorial – Privates Clement J Strange and Zenas G Strange both of Wiltshire Regiment

9     Lydiard Tregoze, 1914 Memorial Book – Private Frederick Thomas Strange, 4th Dragoon Guards

10   Purton, St Mary’s, record – Sarah Jane Strange died 14 May 1965 aged 78 and Florence Scott died 5 May 1977 aged 83

11   Rodbourne Cheney, St Mary – C. Strange

12   Swindon, St Augustines, window – Julia Strange born July 1841, died 30 August 1911.

13   Swindon, Whitworth Road, MI - Arthur John Strange died 7 Dec 1965 age 76

14   Vernham Dean, St Mary, MIs – Florence Winifred Strange died 22 May 1961 age 52 and Edgar Strange died 9 Dec 1984 age 85

15   Wroughton, St John & St Helen, plaque – S. Strange, Churchwarden, April 1906

16   Record - Margaret Joan Cattley (father Frederick Thomas Cattley) married John F. Strange born 6 November 1873 St Petersburg, Russia; died 25 January 1959 Winnipeg, Canada (Margaret had five siblings).