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This family has connections with Melbury Sampford in Dorset [map] and Kilmington in Somerset (now in Wiltshire) [map] and is most notably for including the Earls of Ilchester. Stephen Fox (1704-1776) was awarded the title Baron Ilchester of Ilchester & Strangways of Woodsford Strangways in 1741 by King George II. This was followed by Lord of Ilchester & Stavordale, Baron of Redlynch in 1747 and finally Earl of Ilchester in 1756. The first Earl added his wife’s mother’s maiden name to become Fox-Strangways in 1758. [Coat of Arms]

Melbury House and Park in Dorset is a private property described by English Heritiage - “Melbury House was enlarged in about 1530 for Sir Giles Strangways, and enlarged and remodeled again in 1692 by (John) Watson for Sir Thomas Strangways. Additions were made in 1872 by Anthony Salvin for the 5th Earl of Ilchester, and further additions by G Devey in 1884-1885. Late 20th century restoration was undertaken by Bertram and Fell.”

“The stables to north were built in the late 17th century, with additions in 1801-1802 by John Brettingham. There is a hexagonal turret 30 metres to the west which originated in the 16th century and was altered in about 1762. There are 18th century walled kitchen gardens 120 metres west of house. The chapel of St Mary, 60 metres to east-south-east, forms a visual part of the landscape scheme. Lion Lodge, with the late 17th century Lion Gates, lies to south of house. Chetnole Lodge, built in 1870, is sited 900 metres to the north-east of the house.” [No longer owned by the family]

The family also “have long held the village and entire estate of Abbotsbury [map]. They have been a much landed and influential family in Dorset for many centuries. ... the parish church of St. Nicholas ... dates from the 14th century at the earliest with later additions. The pulpit has two bullet holes fired during the civil war in 1644. After this event, Sir John Strangways, owner of the Abbey lands, was imprisoned in the church tower.”

“Just out of the village are the sub tropical gardens. The gardens form part of the land of the now demolished Abbotsbury Castle. Elizabeth, Countess of Ilchester built the first castle in 1765 and laid out the gardens. The gardens continued to be added to by Henry Fox-Strangways, the 3rd Earl of Ilchester around 1808. The next Earl, William Fox-Strangways, a botanist and being much travelled about Europe introduced many more plant species.”

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1. Col Thomas Strangways b.Abt 1643-Melberrie Sampford,Dorset;d.1714
sp: Susanna Ridout b.Abt 1655;m.19 Mar 1673/1674;d.19 Aug 1718
....2. Susannah Strangways b.15 Feb 1675/1676-Melbury,Dorset;d.5 Nov 1678
....2. Giles Strangways b.25 Oct 1677-Melbury,Dorset;d.1 Jun 1698
....2. Susannah Strangways b.1690-Melbury,Dorset;d.11 Feb 1758
....sp: Thomas Strangways-Horner b.1688-of Mells Park,Somerset;m.Abt 1713;d.1741
........3. Elizabeth Strangways-Horner b.Abt 1714-Melbury Sampford,Dorset ?;d.1792
........sp: Stephen Fox-Strangways b.12 Sep 1704-Kilmington,Somerset;m.15 Mar 1735;d.29 Sep 1776
............4. Susannah Sarah Louisa Fox-Strangways b.1 Feb 1742/1743-Kilmington,Somerset;d.1827
............sp: William O'Brien b.Abt 1740-Stinsford,Dorset
............4. Charlotte Elizabeth Fox-Strangways b.22 Mar 1743/1744-Kilmington,Somerset
............4. Juliana Judith Fox-Strangways b.16 Jul 1745-Kilmington,Somerset
............4. Henry Thomas Fox-Strangways b.29 Jul 1747-Kilmington,Somerset;d.5 Sep 1802-Buxton,Derbyshire ?
............sp: Mary Theresa Grady b.Abt 1755-Cappercullen,Limerick;m.20 Aug 1772;d.14 Jun 1790
...............5. Lady Elizabeth Theresa Fox-Strangways b.Abt 1775;d.Abt Mar 1844
...............sp: William Davenport-Talbot b.Abt 1764-Laycock Abbey,Wiltshire;m.17 Apr 1796;d.Abt Aug 1800
...................6. William Henry Fox Talbot b.11 Feb 1800-Melbury,Dorset;d.17 Sep 1877-Lacock Abbey,C,Wiltshire ?
...............sp: Rear Admiral Charles Feilding b.1780;m.24 Apr 1804;d.2 Sep 1837
...............5. Mary Lucy Fox-Strangways b.Abt 1776;d.3 Feb 1855
...............sp: Thomas Mansel Talbot b.1747-Margam,Glamorgan,Wales;m.1 Feb 1794;d.1813
...................6. Mary Theresa Talbot b.1795;d.1861
...................6. Jane Harriot Talbot b.1796
...................sp: John Nicholl b.Aug 1797;m.Dec 1821
...................6. Christina Barbara Talbot b.1798;d.1808
...................6. Charlotte Louisa Talbot b.1800
...................sp: John M Traherne Rev b.1788;d.1860
...................6. Eleanor Sybilla Talbot b.1801;d.1810
...................6. Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot b.May 1803-Penprice Castle;d.1890
...................sp: Lady Charlotte Butler m.28 Dec 1835;d.1846-Malta
...................6. Isabella Catherine Talbot b.1804
...................sp: Richard Franklen
...................6. Anne Thomasina Talbot b.1806;d.1881
...................sp: John Dillwyn Llewelyn b.1810;d.1882
...............sp: Capt Sir Christopher Cole m.28 Apr 1815;d.1836
...............5. Lady Harriot Fox-Strangways b.Abt 1780;d.6 Aug 1844
...............sp: Lieut Col James Frampton b.4 Sep 1769-Moreton,Dorset;m.9 Sep 1799;d.8 Feb 1855
...................6. Henry Frampton b.7 Mar 1804
...................sp: Charlotte Blencowe m.May 1833
...................6. Harriett Georgiana Frampton b.Abt 1805
...................sp: William Mundy b.14 Sep 1801;m.28 Oct 1830
...................6. Louisa Charlotte Frampton b.Abt 1808
...................6. William Charlton Frampton b.4 Jun 1811
...................6. James Frampton b.28 Mar 1802;d.9 May 1818
...............5. Charlotte Anne Fox-Strangways b.Abt 1784;d.Abt 1826
...............sp: Sir Charles Lemon b.3 Sep 1784;m.5 Dec 1810;d.12 Feb 1868
...............5. Louisa Emma Fox-Strangways b.27 Jun 1785;d.3 Apr 1851-Bowood,Calne,Wiltshire
...............sp: Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice b.2 Jul 1780-BS,W,Middlesex;m.30 Mar 1808;d.31 Jan 1863-Bowood,C,Wiltshire
...................6. William Thomas Petty-Fitzmaurice b.30 Mar 1811-BS,W,Middlesex;d.21 Aug 1836-SVB,W,Middlesex
...................sp: Lady Augusta Lavinia Priscilla Ponsonby b.11 May 1814;m.18 Mar 1834;d.19 Nov 1904-Wimbledon
...................6. Louisa Petty-Fitzmaurice b.Abt 1809;d.12 Jun 1906
...................sp: James Kenneth Howard b.5 Mar 1814;m.10 Feb 1845;d.7 Jan 1882
...................6. Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice b.7 Jan 1816-Lansdowne House,BS,London;d.5 Jul 1866-LH,BS,London
...................sp: Georgiana Herbert b.3 Aug 1817-Wilton,Wiltshire;m.18 Aug 1840;d.28 Feb 1841-Wilton,Wiltshire
...................sp: Emilie Jane Mercer-Elphinstone-de Flahaut b.16 May 1819-,,Scotland;m.1 Nov 1843;d.26 Jun 1895
...............5. Henry Stephen Fox-Strangways b.21 Feb 1787-Redlynch House;d.3 Jan 1858-Melbury House,Dorset
...............sp: Caroline Leonora Murray b.17 Jun 1788;m.16 Jun 1812;d.8 Jan 1819-Melbury House,Dorset
...................6. Theresa Anna Maria Fox-Strangways b.Abt Feb 1814-Melbury Sampford,Dorset;d.2 May 1874
...................sp: Lieut Edward St Vincent Digby b.21 Jun 1809-Godmanstone,Dorset;m.27 Jun 1837;d.16 Oct 1889
...................6. Henry Thomas Leopold Fox-Strangways b.7 Jan 1816-MS,Dorset;d.11 Aug 1837-Isle of Wight
...................6. Stephen Fox-Strangways b.21 Mar 1817;d.25 May 1848
...................6. Caroline Margaret Fox-Strangways b.Abt Jan 1819;d.26 Jan 1895
...................sp: Edward Clarence Kerrison Sir m.23 Jul 1844;d.11 Jul 1886
...............5. Fox-Strangways b.1 May 1790
 ...............sp: Maria Juliana Digby b.Abt 1773;m.28 Aug 1794;d.23 Sep 1842
...............5. William Thomas Horner Fox-Strangways b.7 May 1795-Melbury Sampford,Dorset;d.10 Jan 1865
...............sp: Sophia Penelope Sheffield b.Abt 1822;m.21 Jul 1857;d.27 Aug 1882
...............5. Giles Digby Robert Fox-Strangways b.26 May 1798;d.12 Feb 1827
...............5. John George Charles Fox-Strangways b.6 Feb 1803;d.8 Sep 1859
...............sp: Amelia Barbara Marjoribanks b.Abt Oct 1815-Marylebone,London;m.9 Feb 1844;d.9 Sep 1886
...................6. Maria Julia Georgiana Fox-Strangways b.1846-Edinburgh,Midlothian;d.12 Oct 1922
...................sp: Hon Arthur Wellington Alexander Nelson Hood b.15 Dec 1839-,London;m.4 Apr 1872;d.28 Mar 1924
...................6. Henry Edward Fox-Strangways b.13 Sep 1847-Scotland;d.6 Dec 1905-Kensington,London
...................sp: Mary Eleanor Anne Dawson b.Abt 1852-London,Middlesex;m.8 Feb 1872;d.25 Oct 1935
............4. Lucy Fox-Strangways b.15 Dec 1748-Kilmington,Somerset;d.16 Aug 1787
...........sp: Col Stephen Digby b.10 May 1742;m.1 Oct 1771;d.30 May 1800
...............5. Rev Stephen Charles Digby b.31 May 1775;d.23 Jun 1841
...............sp: Mary Somerville b.Abt 1776;d.28 Apr 1834
...................6. Charles Wriothesley Digby b.2 May 1802-of Manor House,Studland;d.29 Dec 1873
...................sp: Elizabeth Floyer b.11 Feb 1809-West Stafford,Dorset ?;m.21 Jul 1831;d.18 Jul 1834
...................sp: Frances Anna Margaret Blagrave b.Abt 1810;m.9 Jul 1840;d.22 Aug 1849
...................sp: Adelaide Bankes b.Abt 1825;m.17 Jun 1856;d.19 May 1878
...................6. Capt George Somerville Digby b.27 Sep 1805;d.16 Nov 1864
...................sp: Emily Jane Butler-Danvers m.6 Sep 1836;d.28 Mar 1895
...................6. Stephen Digby d.24 Feb 1849-Hungary
...................6. Julia Maria Digby d.1838
...................6. Harriet Digby
...............5. Capt Stephen Thomas Digby b.Abt 1777;d.1820
...............5. Charlotte Elizabeth Digby d.13 Sep 1820
...............sp: Rev William Digby b.25 Feb 1774;m.1803;d.2 Jan 1848-Dsp
............4. Christian Henrietta Caroline Fox-Strangways b.3 Jan 1749/1750-Kilmington,Somerset;d.21 Jul 1815
...........sp: Col John Dyke Acland b.18 Feb 1745/1746-OPP,D,Somerset;m.7 Jan 1771;d.31 Oct 1778-Broad Clyst
...............5. Elizabeth Kitty Dyke Acland b.13 Dec 1773-of Pixton Park,Dulverton,Somerset;d.5 Mar 1813
...............sp: Henry George Herbert b.3 Jun 1772-of Highclere,Hampshire;m.26 Apr 1796;d.16 Apr 1833
...................6. Henry John George Herbert b.8 Jun 1800-of Highclere,Hampshire;d.10 Dec 1849
...................sp: Henrietta Anne Howard b.17 Jul 1804;m.4 Aug 1830;d.26 May 1876
...................6. Edward Charles Hugh Herbert b.30 Mar 1802-of Highclere,Hampshire;d.30 May 1852
...................sp: Elizabeth Escott m.Jun 1833;d.1840
...................6. Lady Henrietta Elizabeth Herbert b.23 Jun 1797-of Highclere,Hampshire;d.22 Nov 1836
...................sp: Rev John Charles Stapleton m.33 -78- 3761/0
...................6. Lady Emily Frances Theresa Herbert b.1798-of Highclere,Hampshire;d.16 Nov 1854
...............,,,sp: Philip Bouverie Pusey b.25 Jun 1799-of Pusey,Berkshire;m.4 Oct 1822;d.9 Jul 1855
...................6. Theresa Herbert d.13 Sep 1815
...............5. Sir John Dyke Acland b.1778;d.15 Apr 1785
............4. Stephen Strangways Digby Fox-Strangways b.3 Dec 1751-Kilmington,Somerset;d.12 Mar 1836
............4. Frances Muriel Fox-Strangways b.12 Aug 1755-Kilmington,Somerset;d.5 Mar 1814
...........sp: Sir Valentine Richard Quin b.30 Jul 1752-Marylebone,London;m.24 Aug 1777;d.24 Aug 1824
...............5. Windham Henry Quin b.29 Sep 1782;d.6 Aug 1850
...............sp: Caroline Wyndham m.27 Dec 1810;d.26 May 1870
...................6. Edwin Richard Wyndham-Quin b.19 May 1812;d.6 Oct 1871
...................sp: Augusta Goold m.18 Aug 1836;d.22 Nov 1866
...................6. Windham Henry Wyndham-Quin b.2 Nov 1829;d.24 Oct 1865
...................sp: Caroline Tyler m.24 Jan 1856;d.22 Oct 1898
...............5. Lady Harriet Quin d.13 Dec 1845
...............sp: Gen Sir William Payne-Gallwey b.1759;m.19 Nov 1804;d.16 Apr 1831
...................6. Capt Philip Payne-Gallwey b.1812;d.23 Feb 1894
...................sp: Frances Warburton m.26 May 1854;d.10 Sep 1917
...................6. Sir William Payne-Gallwey b.1807;d.19 Dec 1891
...................sp: Emily Anne Frankland m.10 Nov 1847;d.13 Sep 1913
...................6. Capt Henry John William Payne-Gallwey d.25 May 1875
...................6. Fanny Payne-Gallwey
...................6. Louisa Payne-Gallwey d.29 Sep 1872
...................6. Caroline Payne-Gallwey d.12 Aug 1858
...................sp: Count Lionel de Bonneval
............4. Rev Charles Redlynch Fox-Strangways b.26 Apr 1761-Kilmington,Somerset;d.4 Nov 1836
...........sp: Jane Haines b.Abt 1765-Nottingham ?;m.3 Aug 1787;d.8 Jun 1830
...............5. Charles Fox-Strangways b.25 Dec 1789;d.1835
...............5. Brig Gen Thomas Fox-Strangways b.28 Dec 1790;d.5 Nov 1854-Inkerman,Crimea
...............sp: Sophia Eliza Harenc b.6 May 1805;m.29 Jul 1833;d.19 Mar 1870-Footscray,Kent
...................6. Sophia Maria Fox-Strangways b.Abt 1835-Chiselhurst,Kent;d.18 Jan 1900
sp: Christian Frederick Newell Rev b.Abt 1819-Colchester,Essex;m.28 Apr 1864;d.Aft 1881
...............5. Rev Henry Fox-Strangways b.25 Feb 1793-Maiden Newton,Dorset;d.25 Feb 1860
...............sp: Hester Eleanora Buller b.Abt Feb 1804-Crediton,Devon;m.26 Jun 1827;d.31 Jan 1865
...................6. Rev Henry Fox-Strangways b.3 May 1828-Crediton,Devon;d.23 Sep 1894-Barnstaple,Devon
...................sp: Charlotte Chester Copleston b.1836-East Indies;m.15 Apr 1857;d.3 Jul 1909
...................6. Col Walter Ashton Fox-Strangways b.14 Dec 1832-RST,Devon;d.26 Feb 1885-Rochford
...................sp: Harriett Elizabeth Buller b.Abt 1832-Westminster,London;m.19 Aug 1858;d.13 Apr 1903
...................6. Charles Edward Fox-Strangways b.13 Feb 1844-Rewe St Thomas,Devon;d.5 Mar 1910
...................sp: Annie Maria Flory b.Abt 1847-Ipswich,Suffolk;m.2 Sep 1868;d.27 Jun 1898
...............5. Susannah Fox-Strangways b.Abt 1800;d.Abt Jun 1863
...............sp: Alexander Macdonald Lt-General b.Abt 1800;m.9 Oct 1830
...............5. George Fox-Strangways b.Abt 1802-Maiden Newton,Dorset;d.10 Apr 1858
...............5. Rev Edward Fox-Strangways b.2 Apr 1806;d.31 Dec 1838
...............5. Stephen Fox-Strangways b.10 Aug 1811;d.4 Mar 1839-Malta ?
....2. Thomas Strangways b.1682-Melbury,Dorset;d.23 Sep 1726
....2. John Strangways b.1687-Melbury,Dorset;d.5 May 1716
....2. Wadham Strangways b.25 Jan 1691/1692-Melbury,Dorset;d.25 Jun 1697
....2. Elizabeth Strangways b.1696-Melbury Sampford,Dorset;d.3 Nov 1729
....sp: James Douglas-Hamilton b.5 Jan 1702/1703;m.14 Sep 1727;d.9 Mar 1741/1742
....2. Henry Strangways b.1697-Melbury,Dorset;d.27 Jun 1706
....2. Judith Strangways b.1698-Melbury,Dorset

 

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