Robert LE STRANGE Nicholas LE STRANGE Richard LE STRANGE Anne LE STRANGE Elizabeth LE STRANGE Alice LE STRANGE Katherine LE STRANGE Roger LE STRANGE Mary LE STRANGE Edmond LE STRANGE Henry LE STRANGE William LE STRANGE William (Junior) LE STRANGE Anna VAUX Katherine LE STRANGE Roger LE STRANGE Elizabeth LE STRANGE Ann LE STRANGE Anne L'ESTRANGE Mini tree diagram
Thomas LE STRANGE

Thomas LE STRANGE1,5,4,1

14935 - 16th Jan 15453

Life History

1493

Born in Hunstanton, Norfolk, England.1,2,3,4

(most likely)

1508

Born in Chesterton, Gloucestershire, England.5

(less likely)

about 1511

Birth of daughter Nicholas LE STRANGE in Hunstanton, Norfolk, England.2

21st May 1513

Married Anna VAUX in Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England.5

about 1516

Birth of son Richard LE STRANGE in Moyston, Ireland.2,6

about 1517

Birth of daughter Anne LE STRANGE in Norfolk, England.6

about 1519

Birth of daughter Elizabeth LE STRANGE.6

about 1521

Birth of daughter Katherine LE STRANGE

about 1521

Birth of daughter Alice LE STRANGE.6

about 1524

Birth of son Roger LE STRANGE.6

about 1526

Birth of daughter Mary LE STRANGE.6

about 1527

Birth of son Edmond LE STRANGE in Hunstanton, Norfolk, England.7,8

about 1529

Birth of son Henry LE STRANGE.6

1538

Birth of son William LE STRANGE in Hunstanton, Norfolk, England.9

16th Jan 1545

Died in Chesterton, Gloucestershire, England.1,5,4,1

(most likely)

16th Jan 1545

Died in Hunstanton, Norfolk, England.3

(less likely)

UNKNOWN

Birth of son William (Junior) LE STRANGE

Notes

  • This line of Le Strange was established by Roland le Strange (died1135) in Hunstanton, Norfolk.  My line connecting to the Gregorys andStranges of Tennessee connects to North America through Devon, whichhas a Hunstanton town also, probably named after the Le Strange estatein Norfolk.

    A descendant manages a family website, "The Le Strange FamilyWebsite," that includes some historical information and a sparsegenealogy showing the line of descent from Roland.  In 1299 John leStrange was "summoned" as the first Baronet Lord Strange of Knockin.The website does not provided dates for most persons, and places ofbirth for only a few.  I have compared and evaluated other sources toget birth dates for the children.

    Note that there is a question on a connection with an Edmund Strangeto Roland Strange/Extraneious that is worth investigating.  Somequestoin a link between Devcon and Norfolk in the line of descent.This suggests that the earliest ancestor of the Devon Le Stranges is aRobarte Strange about 1519.
    http://www.arapacana.com/reference/hypotheses.html#dumnonic

    The Le Strange Family Website spells the name with a lower case L onle Strange.  I have followed the common pattern of capitalizing it.Sir Thomas Le Strange was "Esquire to the body of Henry VIII,"according to the Le Strange Family Website and other sources.
    --  Jamesina M Remfry, Le Strange Website,http://www.ls.u-net.com/le_Strange/Seat-H2.htm

    The Le Stranges were originally Franco-Celts (or Norman-Celts) fromBreton (Brittany) in France.  The name is the natural phoneticdevelopment in French Latin of the name Extraneus, the foreigner.Members of the family later established themselves in Devon.  Devon ison the southwest peninsula of Britain, bordering Cornwall.  There is along historic connection between this area and Wales with Brittany,from the pre-Roman times, but strengthened in the time of the Saxoninvasions when some from the Cornwall area emigrated across thechannel to Brittany to escape military pressure.  This connectionfigures in the anachronistic Arthurian tales of the Middle Ages.

    The Celts of this area of Britain and the continent were of the grouplinguistically classified as Brythonic.  Families were related acrossthe British Channel into modern times.  The continental area becamemore and more Romanized, then Frankified, though the Breton languageis still spoken some today.  Cornish as a mother tongue was declaredextinct in the 1950s, but has been revived as a studied language.

    A L'Estrange researcher in Australia contributed the followinginformation about Thomas, indicating that his son Richard was the onewho started the Irish line of L'Estranges:
    "My daughter-in-law's maiden name is L'Estrange, she is descendantfrom Sir Thomas le Strange (1493-1545).  His second eldest sonRichard, went to Ireland sometime between 1531 and 1545, and startedthe L'Estrange family there, living initially at Rosscommon andfinally at Moystown and Kilcummin in Kings Co."
    --  Eric Winstone, Genealogy Website Guest Book Entry, April 2008

    One or two sources have birth dates for Thomas and/or his wife AnneVaux that are too late to match the marriage dates for this couple (21May 1513).  I initially used dates from the family website of LeStrange of Hunstanton, of whom Thomas was one of the Lords.  These aresupported by other genealogies presenting the Le Strange or relatedfamilies, as well as formal academic sources.  Some genealogies appearto have linked Thomas to the wrong Anne (Anna) Vaux, who was born abt1513 (or confused the birth date with someone else), instead of Anne(Anna) Vaux, daughter of Nicholas Vaux and Elizabeth Fitzhugh, whoseems to have been born about 1494, from most family and publicsources that have a birth date for her.

    Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22, via Ancestry.com
    Sir Thomas Le Strange
    Birth Date: 1494
    Death Date: 16 Jan 1545
    Father's name: Robert Le Strange

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    Sir Thomas Le Strange (1493-1545)
    Birth 1493 Hunstanton, Norfolk, England
    Death January 16, 1545 Hunstanton, Norfolk, England
    Father: Sir Robert Le Strange
    Mother: Margaret Le Strange
    Spouse: Anne Vaux
    Wedding May 21, 1513

    "Sir Thomas Le Strange of Hunstanton inherited the Norfolk estates ofhis nephew, John who died without issue aged 13 in 1514. His careerwas influenced by his father, Robert, of Elsing manor, who had died 3years prior, and whom had arranged for his children to marry well.Indeed Sir Thomas and his siblings did, and his early arrangedmarriage to Anne Vaux, in 1501, who was 5th in descent from John ofGaunt, enriched his life by bringing them 16 children."
    --  "Sir Thomas Le Strange (1493-1545)," Familypedia,http://familypedia.wikia.com/wiki/Sir_Thomas_Le_Strange_(1493-1545)
    -------------------------------------------------------

    Sir Thomas le Strange  [1493-1545] [Esq. to Body of Henry VIII] Sonof: Sir Robert le Strange (see above) of Elsing Hall, Norfolk [d.1511]and Anne le Strange
    Spouse Anne Vaux [b.1494, living 1548]
    Issue:
    1.  Sir Nicholas le Strange of Hunstanton [b.c.1511 d.1580]
    2.  Richard le Strange of Moystown, Ireland
    3.  William le Strange
    4.  Roger le Strange
    5.  Henry le Strange
    6.  Thomas le Strange
    7.  William le Strange (Junior)
    8   Edmund le Strange
    9.  Elizabeth le Strange  m.John Cressener
    10. Alice le Strange   m.Thomas Calthorpe
    11. Anne le Strange  m.Anthony Southwell
    12. Katherine  m.Rowland Clark
    13. Mary le Strange
    --  Jamesina M Remfry, Le Strange Website,http://www.ls.u-net.com/le_Strange/Seat-H2.htm

    Note that this LeStrange genealogy names the wife of Robert, Thomas'father, as Anne Le Strange.  One interesting item is that theFamilypedia article names the parents of Sir Thomas Le Strange asRobert and Margaret, not Robert and Anne.  The Tudorplace genealogyalso shows Thomas' mother as Margaret Le Strange.
    --  http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/STRANGE.htm#Thomas Le STRANGE ofHunstanton (Sir Knight)1

    Other sources I have consulted have no information about Maragret as awife of Robert Le Strange, father of Thomas born 1494.

    Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22
    Sir Thomas Le Strange
    Birth Date 1494
    Death Date 16 Jan 1545
    Father Robert Le Strange

Sources

  • 1. Dictionary of National Biography, Volumes 1-20, 22
  • 2. Le Strange Website - No Longer Online
  • 3. Le Strange Family Genealogy -- TudorPlace
  • 4. Jamesina M Remfry, Descendants of Roland Le Strange
    • Location: http://www.ls.u-net.com/le_Strange/Seat-H2.htm;
  • 5. One World Tree (sm)
    • http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=41294257&st=1
  • 6. Ancestry Trees
    • http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=*v34t0074&id=I08865
  • 7. Ancestry Trees
    • http://awtc.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=*v34t0074&id=I08901
  • 8. One World Tree (sm)
    • http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=4158331&st=1
  • 9. One World Tree (sm)
    • http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=4152561

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