Children of Roland le Strange Styleman le Strange
and Honourable Agnita Frances Delaval Astley née Hastings

only daughter of the Reverend Delaval Loftus, 10th Baronette and 18th Baron Hastings


Charles Alfred le Strange, Esquire
Born: 9 Dec 1892
Place: London, England
Died: 9 Jun 1933
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Arms, quarterly: 1st, quarterly, 1st and 4th, Le Strange, gules, two lions passant in pale argent; 2nd and 3rd, Styleman, sable, a unicorn statant or, on a chief of the last, three billets of the first. 2nd, Styleman, same as above. 3rd, Lestrange, same as above. 4th, Hastings, or, a maunch gules. Mantling: gules and argent. Crests: 1st, Lestrange, on a wreath of the colours, a lion statant, tail extended or. 2nd, Styleman, on a wreath of the colours, a bear's head erased azure, bezantée, collared and chained or. Motto: Mihi parta tueri.

Charles Alfred le Strange
1892-1933

Son of Roland le Strange and Agneta Francis Delaval Astley, Charles Alfred le Strange, or Charlie le Strange, was born at 1 Eaton Place, London, on 9 Dec 1892, and baptized at Hunstanton on 8 Jan 1893. It is worthy of note that Charles Alfred had two Christian names, for this was an exception to the long-standing family rule of having only one Christian name, an exception made on this occasion because His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh accepted the office of god-father to the new Charlie le Strange. Charles le Strange of Hunstanton Hall was educated at Harrow. He became Justice of the Peace (J.P.) in 1919, and was a Lieutenant in the Territorial Army (T.A.) Reserve. He was Lieutenant in the Warwickshire Yeomen, and Honourary Captain in the Royal Air Force (R.A.F.). Charles died un-married, purportedly of cirrhoses of the liver, on 9 Jun 1933, and was succeeded by his brother, Bernard.

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Bernard le Strange
Born: 23 Aug 1900
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Died: 13 Mar 1958
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Married: Gwladys Ethel Gwendolen Eugenie Sutherst
Born: circa 1902
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Died: 10 Oct 1959
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Date Married: circa 1923


Arms, quarterly: 1st and 4th quarters: Le Strange, Gules, two lions passant [in pale] argent. 2nd and 3rd quarters: Styleman, Sable, a unicorn statant, or, on a chief of the last three billets of the first. Dexter crest: Le Strange, A lion statant tail extended, or. Sinister crest: Styleman, A bear's head erased, azure, bezantée collared and chained, or.

Bernard le Strange
1900-1958
Son of Roland le Strange and Agneta Francis Delaval Astley, Bernard le Strange of Hunstanton Hall, Hereditary Lord High Admiral of the Wash, Lord of the Manors of Snettisham, Lancaster, Cecelys-Rustins Hackens, Ditcham, Caleys, Ringstead and Holme, Patron of the livings of Hunstanton with Little Ringstead, Hunstanton Saint Edmund, and Great Ringstead, was born at 1 Eaton Place, London, on 23 Aug 1900, and christened at Hunstanton on 4 Oct 1900. He was educated at Imperial Service College, Windsor. He married Gwladys Ethel Gwendolen Eugenie Sutherst, widow of the 6th Marquess Townshend, and daughter of Thomas Sutherst.
Democratization has many results, most of which work to the benefit of society at large. However, egalitarianism and fraternity inevitably cause hereditary rights to attenuate and disappear. By the end of World War II, property taxes in the United Kingdom had begun to reach unmanageable proportions for the owners of old estates like Hunstanton Hall. By 1948 the family was being annually assessed about £160,000 in taxes, so it became clear that Hunstanton Hall would have to be sold.

Taxes Force Sale of Landmark
London, England, December 25, 1948. Hunstanton Hall, ancestral home of the Lord High Admiral of the Wash, home of the le Strange family since the 13th century, is to be sold because of the impossible burden of taxation. This old landmark stands on the Norfolk shore of the Wash, a great bay between Norfolk and Lincolnshire. It was damaged by fire in 1853, but priceless tapestries and old paintings still hang on its walls.
Its owner Bernard le Strange, the squire and hereditary Lord High Admiral of the Wash, says he is obliged to sell the hall and gardens because of heavy taxes but will keep the rest of the estate. The title of 'Admiral of the Wash' was conferred upon an ancestor of the owner by King John of England for protecting the shore against invasion. With the title went the right to everything washed ashore on a ten-mile stretch of coast. Le Strange has moved his family to a stone stableman's cottage on the estate.

The Hall was sold to a Lancashire stockbroker, who converted it into flats, and rented the same to U.S. Air Force personnel.
On his death without issue on 13 Mar 1958, Bernard was succeeded by his cousin Hamon. His wife Gwladys died the following year, on 10 Oct 1959.


Alleyne le Strange
Born: 26 Aug 1901
Place: London, England
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Place: Hunstanton, Norfolk County, England - Buried in Hunstanton
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Alleyne le Strange was born at 1 Eaton Place, privately baptized there by her uncle Austin on 5 Oct 1901, and received into the church at Hunstanton on 3 Nov 1901. She died, and was buried at Hunstanton. The spelling Aleyne was given by Hamon le Strange, but Alleyne is the more common spelling, and was therefore preferred by Burke's Peerage.


Rhoda le Strange
Born: 12 Mar 1904
Place: London, England
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Place: London, England - buried in Hunstanton, Norfolk County, England
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Rhoda le Strange was born at 4 Halkin Street, London, and baptized there. She died at 1 Eaton Place, London, and was buried in Hunstanton

Initial information contained in this page is based on STILLMAN GENEOLOGY from Steeple Ashton compiled by Geoffrey Stillman of Australia in 1969; received updated version from Raymond Stillman of Holt, Trowbridge, Wiltshire County, England in 1984.

The Holt Family GEDCOM was referenced for additional material.

Further information on this page is based on research by John R. Mayer Styleman and Le Strange of Hunstanton 1691-1993 revision number 72, with permission from Barbara Way, bjway@tir.com

Both coats of arms have been produced by Eddie Geoghegan.
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Updated 7 Jan 1999