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Strangeway and Strangeways Families in the Leeds Area

Having started my research on one specific family line I soon found BMD and census entries that did not fit. It became clear that there were a number of Strangeway(s) family lines that did not seem to have any close links.

The early research suggested that the main family lines found in the Leeds area started from these six ancestors -

A - John Strangeways
Born 16 Sep 1773 at York and married Elizabeth Cartwright on 08 Aug 1797 at York

B - William Strangways
Born about Dec 1778 at York and married Ann Mapham about 1808

C - Robert Strangeway
Born 24 Nov 1784 at York and married Sarah Ryley 21 Dec 1806 at St Saviour in York

D - James Strangeways
Born 4 Oct 1789 at Wiggington - son of Robert and Jane Strangeways (nee Wallas). Married Sarah Lumley in 1820

E - James Strangeways
Born about Oct 1758 at Langton, Malton and married Jane Robinson on 12 Nov 1781 at Langton

F - Thomas Strangeways
Born 6 Apr 1765 at Tweedmouth, Northumberland and married Elizabeth Benny (or Binney) about 1790. And tracing back to George Strangeways born around 1673
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Possible Ancestry

However more work and more earlier data means that it is possible to form an idea of how earlier generations may have been linked together.

My current theory is that if we go back far enough then Family Lines A, B, C, D and E all trace back to one common family. And there are enough records available now to support this theory.

York Origins

So this is the proposed family tree for all but one of the Leeds Strangeway(s) lines that have entries in the records -

  • 1 John Stranguage (aka: Strangway, Strangwage or Stranguidg) b: abt 1600 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire ? d: abt 1667 Dunnington
  • .. +Ann Sickling b: abt 1604 York, Yorkshire ? m: 16 Jan 1625/26 St Michael-Le-Belfrey, York d: abt 1658 Dunnington
  • ... 2 Francis Stranguage b: abt Mar 1625/26 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire
  • ... 2 Ann Strangewayes aka: Ann Stranguage b: abt Dec 1628 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire
  • ....... +John Test aka: Toft? b: abt 1627 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire ? m: 08 Nov 1652 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire
  • ... 2 Judith Strangwage b: abt Mar 1629/30 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire
  • ... 2 Issabell Strangway b: abt Oct 1633 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire
  • ... 2 John Strangwage b: abt Apr 1637 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire d: abt 1681 Dunnington
  • ....... +Martha Hornbye b: abt Apr 1636 York, Yorkshire m: 25 Nov 1658 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire d: abt 1690 Dunnington Father: Christopher Hornbye Mother: x
  • ........ 3 John Strangewayes b: abt Sep 1659 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire
  • ........ 3 Henrye Strangewayes b: abt Nov 1660 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire
  • ........ 3 Martha Strangeway b: abt Sep 1662 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire
  • ........ 3 Elizabeth Strangeway b: abt Nov 1664 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire
  • ........ 3 John Strangeway b: abt Sep 1667 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire
  • ........ 3 William Strangeway b: abt Oct 1669 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire d: abt 1669 Dunnington
  • ........ 3 Anna Strangeway b: abt Feb 1672/73 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire
  • ........ 3 Susan Strangeway b: abt Dec 1677 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire
  • ........ 3 George Strangways aka: George Strangeways b: abt 1676 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire ? d: abt 1722 Dunnington
  • ............ +x b: abt 1672 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire ? m: abt 1693 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire ?
  • ............. 4 Grace Strangways b: abt Dec 1694 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire d: abt 1711 Dunnington
  • ............. 4 Martha Strangways b: abt Oct 1696 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire d: abt 1696 Dunnington
  • ............. 4 Elizabeth Strangways b: abt Mar 1698/99 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire d: abt 1714 Dunnington
  • ........ *2nd Wife of George Strangways:
  • ............ +Elizabeth Bilton b: abt 1680 Dunnington Near York, Yorkshire ? m: 13 Jan 1701/02 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire
  • ............. 4 Susanna Strangways b: abt Apr 1702 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire d: abt 1702 Dunnington
  • ............. 4 John Strangways b: abt Apr 1704 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire
  • ................. +Mary Hill b: abt 1707 Huntington, Yorkshire ? m: 01 Nov 1728 Huntington, Yorkshire d: Aft. 1753
  • .................. 5 Jane Strangeways b: abt Jan 1727/28 Huntington, Yorkshire
  • ...................... +William Bellaby b: abt 1728 Yorkshire ? m: 25 Feb 1753 Huntington, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 James Strangeways b: abt Feb 1729/30 Huntington, Yorkshire
  • ...................... +Jane Watters b: abt 1735 Langton, Malton, Yorkshire ? m: 20 Apr 1756 Barton le Street, Yorkshire
  • ........................ 6 James Strangeways b: abt Oct 1758 Langton, Malton, Yorkshire
  • ............................ +Jane Robinson b: abt 1759 Langton, Malton, Yorkshire ? m: 12 Nov 1781 Langton, Malton d: 01 Jan 1833 Langton, Malton, Yorkshire Family Line E more..
  • ........................ 6 John Strangeway b: abt Jun 1760 Langton, Malton, Yorkshire d: 24 Feb 1828 Ilkeston, Derbyshire
  • ............................ +Mary Thompson b: abt 1767 Wollaton, Nottinghamshire ? m: 30 Sep 1788 Wollaton, Nottingham - parents of the Preston and Manchester families
  • ........................ 6 Mary Strangeways b: abt Nov 1761 Langton, Malton, Yorkshire
  • ............................ +Thomas Smith b: abt 1762 m: 19 Aug 1787 Langton, Malton
  • ........................ 6 Elizabeth Strangeway b: abt Sep 1768 Langton, Malton, Yorkshire
  • ........................ 6 Jane Strangeway b: abt 1775 Langton, Malton, Yorkshire ?
  • ........................ 6 Thomas Strangways b: abt Jan 1777 Langton, Malton, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Jonathon Strangeways b: abt Apr 1733 Huntington, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Hannah Strangeways b: abt Jun 1735 Huntington, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Anne Strangeways b: abt Jul 1737 Huntington, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Elizabeth Strangeways b: abt Oct 1739 Huntington, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Joseph Strangeways b: abt May 1742 Huntington, Yorkshire d: Bef. 1753 Huntington, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Robert Strangeways b: abt Sep 1743 Huntington, Yorkshire d: 14 Nov 1813 St Saviour, York
  • ...................... +Jane Wallas b: abt 1750 Heworth, Yorkshire m: 01 Apr 1771 St Saviour, York d: 20 Jul 1830 St Saviour, York
  • ........................ 6 John Strangeways aka: John Strangway b: 16 Sep 1773 York, Yorkshire d: abt Nov 1840 York, Yorkshire
  • ............................ +Elizabeth Cartwright b: abt 1778 York, Yorkshire m: 08 Aug 1797 York, Yorkshire d: Aft. 1841 Nether Poppleton, Yorkshire ? Family Line A more..
  • ........................ 6 Joseph Strangeways b: abt Aug 1776 York, Yorkshire
  • ........................ 6 William Strangways b: abt Dec 1778 York, Yorkshire d: Bef. 1851 Family Line B more..
  • ............................ +Ann Mapham b: abt 1785 Malton, Yorkshire m: abt 1808 d: Aft. 1861 Father: William Mapham
  • ........................ 6 Robert Strangeway b: 24 Nov 1784 York d: 25 Jan 1835 St Sampson, York Family Line C more..
  • ............................ +Sarah Ryley b: abt 1785 York, Yorkshire ? m: 21 Dec 1806 St Saviour, York Father: Keith Ryley Mother: Dolly x
  • ........................ 6 Mary Strangeways b: 25 Oct 1788 Wigginton, Yorkshire
  • ........................ 6 James Strangeways aka: James Strangway / Strangeway b: 04 Oct 1789 Wigginton, nr Shipton, Yorkshire d: 04 Jan 1857 Bramley, Leeds, Yorkshire Burial: St Peter, Bramley Family Line D more..
  • ............................ +Sarah Lumley b: abt Mar 1796 Richard Mulsenby, Yorkshire m: 23 Nov 1820 Coxwold, Yorkshire d: 14 Jul 1893 Bramley, Leeds, Yorkshire Father: Mark Lumley Mother: Ann Carter Burial: St Peter, Bramley
  • ........................ 6 Ann Strangeways b: 01 Mar 1791 Wigginton, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 George Strangeways b: abt Apr 1749 Huntington, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Joseph Strangeways b: abt Jan 1753 Huntington, Yorkshire
  • ............. 4 Hannah Strangways b: abt Dec 1704 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire
  • ............. 4 Ann Strangways b: abt Jul 1708 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire d: abt 1710 Dunnington
  • ............. 4 James Strangways b: abt Aug 1711 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire
  • ............. 4 Susanna Strangways b: abt 1713 Dunnington, York, Yorkshire ? d: abt 1714 Dunnington

Going Back Even Further

The obvious conclusion is that the Berwick on Tweed family line (Line F) traces back to the medieval family documented in the Strangeways, Donaldson, Selby pedigree and that the York family lines connect to pedigree in the Visitation of Yorkshire - but things are rarely that straight-forward in family history research. This story has more chapters as yet unwritten.

 

As with all these family trees there are likely to be errors and gaps - since few (no?) family trees are ever complete or provide the fully detailed story of something as complex as a family’s history . And it is impossible to wait until all the details are confirmed before publishing what fragments are known about a family tree - since family trees will always have gaps. All the information listed here has been obtained from publicly available sources. Sources put online by both official outlets and through the efforts of amateur researchers. Also note that many of the BMD entries only refer to the Quarter and the Registration District where the event was registered - since these are a main source of the public records. Please get in touch with any corrections so that we can be as complete and accurate as possible.

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The above book provides much background information about the Fox-Strangways family, their lives and social connections.

 

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