'STRANGE' AND DERIVATIVES
John STRANGE H M 62 Farmer 418 Acres,10men 4 boys. b Shalstone Bucks
Brackley - St Peter with St James 1637-1703 kindly checked for me (Heather Olsen) by Dave Adkins. A single STRANGE reference: Marriage: 1686 Feb 06 Joseph FOWCKS and Ruth STRANGE.
Heather Olsen said, "I think these STRANGES are all of the Shalstone family, but unfortunately the PRs don't provide that info. John and Catherine are my 5th great grandparents.
1744 May 24 William STRANGE Elenor MATTHEWS 1744 Oct 10 John FRANKLYN Joanna STRANGE 1754 Feb 26 John STRANGE Catherine SHIRLEY National Burials Index 1824 Aug 27 Richard STRANGE 34 1838 Aug 24 Mary Ann STRANGE 2 1841 Mar 04 Samuel STRANGE 2 1842 Jul 03 Sarah STRANGE 6m Brixworth 1727 Dec 26 Thomas SMITH otp Alice STRANGE otp Braunston - All Saints National Burials Index 1815 Aug 18 Mary Ann STRANGE 3 Charwelton Marriage: 1775 May 25 William STRANGER of Weston the Parish of Loys Weedon (now known as Weedon Lois) and Ann SHARPE otp after Banns. Evenley Evenley, Northants C1695-1750, M1715-1750, B1695-1750) Evenley is near where the Northants, Bucks and Oxon boarders come together Baptisms 1719 Feb 26 Mary daughter of Richard STRANGE 1723 Aug 05 William son of Richard STRAINGE 1748 Dec 25 Thomas son of Thomas and Judith STRANGE (vagrants)
From Heather Olsen, Jan 2006
Go to the Shalstone page, Buckinghamshire, for details of a family with connections here and in villages across Oxfordshire, and Berkshire.
Helmdon Marriages: 1821 Oct 18 WilliamWilliam STRANGE of Kingston upon Thames m Mary FAIRBROTHER 1824 Aug 30 Thomas STRANGE of Richmond Surrey m Ann FAIRBROTHER Stray 1843 Feb 17 Samuel STRANGE of Elmdon, [Helmdon] Northamptonshire, age 78 buried in Shalstone, BKM Kettering - St Peter and St Paul National Burials Index 1813 Nov 04 Thomas STRANGE 56 1829 May 03 Charlotte STRANGE 67
Marg McLaughlin said in February 2004, the children of Thomas STRANGE and Charlotte born
The Universal British Directory of Trade Commerce & Manufacture. 1793-1798
Northampton Marriage (St Peter): 1714 Sep 11 John MARTIN of Brixworth m Patience STRANGE of Brixworth 1714 11-Sep Census 1891 St Sepulchre Lodging with Cornelius H Austin & family at 5 Leicester Terrace St Sepulchre, Northampton. Lottie STRANGE 15 S Draper's Clerk. born Toddington Beds
Harry Thomas Strange of the Goshams, Peakirk...employed with the London County Council and Metropolitan Board of Works died Friday aged 72, native of Harrow. He and Mrs Strange celebrated their golden wedding last August - he leaves a widow and four children. Acted as usher at the coronation of George V.Chair of Peakirk Parish Council Retired April 1923 after 37 year in solicitors department. Lived in Peakirk since 1898.Invented spring lock for railway carriage doors. [Note this is a summary of a lengthier article describing how he came to have travelled over a million miles]
Roade 1731 Mar 14 William STOKES m Joane STRANGE Walgrave Marriage: 1821 May 15 John STRANGE of Kettering m Elizabeth PALMER spinster Wardington See Banbury, Oxfordshire concerning William STRANGE (1796-1868 - draper
3.1 A Northamptonshire Family
From: Miriam Smith, Maryborough, Queensland http://www.geocities.com/mim52smith/index.html
Although he is not a direct ancestor, Rev Thomas STRANGE married Dorothy, daughter of Abraham DEVONSHIRE and Mary KINCH of Priors Marston, Warwickshire. Dorothy married Thomas on 10 Nov 1756 at Kilsby, Northants and they had 4 children; Thomas Mary, Elizabeth and John and William. The STRANGEs and the DEVONSHIREs intertwine (as indeed the DEVONSHIREs do with other families such as the ROLLS of Bicester). Thomas STRANGE was a minister of the Kilsby Congregational church, being ordained there on the 11 Sep 1753. He died on the 1st September 1784 aged 60. Of his children, Thomas married his first cousin, Charlotte DEVONSHIRE in 1785 and they lived at Kettering, Northants. It seems they had five children, Thomas, Charlotte, Mary, John and William STRANGE in Kettering, Leicestershire, died October 1840, married Jane SILVERWOOD February 1816 at St. Botolphs, Bishopsgate, London (See London page for more detail).
Regarding the other children of Thomas and Dorothy; Mary STRANGE died at Yelvertoft in 1842, a spinster (leaving a will - 44 Primrose Hill Salisbury Square in the City of London swore to the veracity of the will of Mary STRANGE. This happened on February 9, 1842. This Jane was a widow. This must be the widow of William STRANGE). Elizabeth married John NORTON (See * Below) and they also lived at Yelvertoft. John married a Sarah and also lived at Yelvertoft.
Back to Thomas, however. He was described as "a native of Bucks" - in the book "Some account of the Bicester Dissenters" held by the Oxon CRO. It also states that "he was a student of Dr Doddridge" and "had a school for boarders and day scholars" (at Kilsby). I am looking to find his baptism .
* From Maggie in Leicestershire (email@example.com):
3.2 From Family Tree Magazine for July 2003, and under 18th Century Links (page 43) is this:
3.3 Maggie Silver said
3.4 From Mark markpx"at"aol.com
My wife's gg grandfather was Robert Strange PEER b 1824 Badby, nr Daventry, Northamptonshire. His son and grandson were also named Robert Strange PEER, so clearly the Strange name was important to the family. My other research suggests that there will be a link to the STRANGE family somewhere. But this is where things get complicated.
Robert Strange PEER the elder had parents: Joseph PEER b 1795 Cricklade Wiltshire d 1855 Duston, Northamptonshire. Joseph was a Cattle Dealer according to his death certificate and other sources. This fits with the family legend (i.e. not proven) that the PEERs drove cattle from Monmouth to Northampton and then onto the cattle markets in London. However on one trip the cattle were stolen en-route in Rugby. The family were left penniless and forced to seek work in Northamptonshire. My mother-in-law has a will created in Rugby that mentions the PEERs but I have not analysed this.
1 Joseph PEER b 1795, Cricklade, Wiltshire; d4 Jan 1855 + Elizabeth DICKENS m30 Oct 1823 2. Robert Strange PEER b 22 Apr 1824, Badby, Daventry, Northamptonshire; d 8 May 1890 + Ann WOOD b 20 Feb 1827, Oundle or Hardingstone, Northants; m 12 Jul 1846; d 3 Nov 1897
4. Miscellaneous Items
Kettering Vestry Minutes 1797 to 1853
The following are Index extracts from a book entitled: Kettering Vestry Minutes 1797 to 1853, published by Northants Record Society Vol VI, 1933. I have added the dates of the entries.
Appointed to Board of Health, 125 (1831), As member of Committee, 82 (1823), As parish Inspector, 141 (1836), 144 (1837), 147 (1838), 166 (1843), 171 (1844), As Overseer of the Poor, 47 (1818), Excused from office of Surveyor of Highways, 123 (1831), 200 (1852), Attends Vestry, 57 (1819), 68 (1820), 90 (1823), 94, 100 (1824), 105 (1825), 106 (1826), 107, 115 (1829), 125 - 127 (1831 - 1832), 129 (1833), 131, 132 (1834), 135 (1835), 138, 139 (1836), 140, 143 (1837), 174 (1845), Votes at Vestry, 167 (1844), Seconds proposition at Vestry, 192 (1848), Appointed to Select Vestry, 96 (1824).
STRANGE, Mr., 56, 196, 200. Thos., 1 (1797), 4 (1800), 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 (1801), 12, 13, 15, 16 (1802), 18 (1802), 24 (1808), 29 (1812/13), 30 (1813), 32 (1814), 35 (1816).
Note that the minutes on pages 32 and 35 were signed by John STRANGE, not Thomas.
Thomas STRANGE of Kilsby
Heather Olsen said, "Rev. Thomas STRANGE of Kilsby, who is the ancestor of the Kettering/Yelvertoft STRANGE's is related to my STRANGE family, which originates near the Bucks/Northants/Oxon boarder. Exactly how he is related is not clear, but he is called "kinsman" in the will of William STRANGE of Chesterton." (Reference on the Oxfordshire Page)
Marg McLaughlin said, "The Kettering STRANGEs actually are part of the family of Rev Thomas STRANGE of Kilsby. As far as I can tell Rev Thomas had 4 children: Thomas, John, Mary and Elizabeth. Thomas went to Kettering, John went to Kent and then ended up in Yelvertoft. Elizabeth married John Norton and ended up in Yelvertoft and Mary remained a spinster, living first in Kettering and then in Yelvertoft with her sister. I have received information that Rev Thomas came from Buckinghamshire but have yet to prove that link. I do know that there is a link with Oxfordshire as this STRANGE family seems to be interwoven with a family of DEVONSHIRE's from Oxfordshire. Rev Thomas married Dorothy DEVONSHIRE in Kilsby in 1757 so that is the time period we are working with here."
From Marg McLaughlin (msmclaughlin(at)telus(dot)net) STRANGE - CHATHAM KENT
- 11 Nov 2004
From: James Wild James (Wild2@southwark.gov.uk) 12 Jan 2004
I am a descendant from the following marriage
1839 May 04 John STRANGE, of full age, of Astwell, Northants, farmer, son of Samuel STRANGE, farmer, m Lydia Mullis, of High Wycombe, dau of John Mullis, gentleman
Heather Olsen said that she was linked to this marriage as well.
From: Pat de Haer
From Marg McLaughlin
From Heather Olsen