Hoel LE STRANGE Guy of Metz LE STRANGE Mini tree diagram


about 10261 - UNKNOWN

Life History

about 1026

Born in Brittany, France.1

about 1047

Married Hoel LE STRANGE.1


Birth of son Guy of Metz LE STRANGE in Norfolk, England.2,3,4,1


Death of Hoel LE STRANGE in Norfolk, England.4,1


Death of son Guy of Metz LE STRANGE in London, England.2,3,4,1




  • Several sources report her name as Hawsie.  Knowing the phonetics of the period and name-forms generally, it still appears to me that this form is erroneous, and the form Hawise the more likely original form of the name.

    Hoel Le Strange
    Born in 1022 - Norfolk, England
    Deceased in 1089 - Norfolk, England , age at death: 67 years old
    Married to Hawsie ?
    Son Guy Le Strange 1048-1105
    --  Mitchell BERGER , http://gw.geneanet.org/index.php3?b=mberger256&lang=en;p=hoel;n=le+strange

    Many genealogies report that Hawise married Hoel V, Count of Cornouaille in Brittany, after the death of Hoel Le Strange.  But a common death date reported for Hoel Le Strange is 1089, while the supposed marriage to Hoel V of Cornouaille is reported as being in 1066.

    Being Roman Catholics, she could not have married a second husband while her first husband was still living.  Only under the most exceptional circumstances might the husband be granted the right to divorce, it was rare if not impossible for the wife to gain a divorce on her own suit.  In any case, no genealogiy that purports any of these possiblities provides any evidence or documentation at all.

    Others identify Hoel Le Strange as the same person known as Hoel V, the count of Cornouaille of Britanny.  Just for reference it may be of interest to note that this name Cornouaille is the name we know in Britain as Cornwall, which was the southwestern peninsula on the south edge of the island of Great Britain, a Celtic-speaking area until recently, and now reviving the Celtic speech.  There is a branch of the Le Strange family there and some of the Le Strange or Strange lines in the US and Canada migrated to the New World from there.


  • 1. Our Folk, Albert D Hart
  • 2. Our Folk, Albert D Hart
    • http://www.renderplus.com/hartgen/htm/le-strange.htm
  • 3. Strange Genealogy
    • http://thor.genserv.net/sub/strub/fam_162.htm
  • 4. Le Strange GeneaNet

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