Robert Strange

Brief Life History of Robert

When Robert Strange was christened on 1 January 1592, in Northam, Devon, England, his father, John Strange I, was 22 and his mother, Mary Lawter, was 22.

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Family Time Line

John Strange I
1570–1632
Mary Lawter
1570–1635
John Strange II, Mayor of Bideford
1589–1646
Alice Strange
1590–
Robert Strange
1592–
Thamsyn Strange
1593–
Strange
1595–
Wilmott Strange
1597–
Ebbett Strange
1598–
James Strange
1600–1670

Sources (1)

  • Robert Strange, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (3)

1600 · The Honourable East India Company

The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.

1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

"The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."

1642 · The English Civil War

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

Name Meaning

English (Wiltshire and Gloucestershire): nickname for a newcomer to a district, from Middle English strange ‘foreign’ (Old French estrange, Latin extraneus, from extra ‘outside’).

Irish (Antrim): this name is also common in Ireland, where, in addition to its English etymology, it may represent an Anglicized form of any of several Irish names containing the element gall ‘stranger’, e.g. Doyle , Gallagher .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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