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Anton Philipp Strack, Simon Strahan, William Strange, John Stratton, Alfred Stringer


Anton Philipp Strack

Anton Philipp Strack wed 1861 #1018 to Johanna Ryan and lived at Echuca
2 Children 1. Joseph Anton Strack 1862 #512 lived 9 months
2. James Edward Strack 1865 #8325
2. James Edward Strack 1865 #8325 wed 1888 #2235 to Mary Ellen Titus
Mary Jane died about 1895 and James took the children to New Zealand.
3 Children 1. Frances Gladys Titus 1887 #23246 born before Mary's marriage
2. Edward Alex Strack 1889 #5775
3. Annie May Strack 1891 born in Mitcham

Simon Strahan

Simon Strahan wed 1865 #1142 to Ann Bright, lived at Tarnagulla
8 children 1. Mary Jane Strachan 1864 #18210
2. Edward Thomas Strachan 1866 #14402
3. Ellen Frances Strachan 1868 #19429 lived 1 years
4. Frances Jane Strachan 1872 #12043
5. Simon William Strachan 1875 #19820
6. Ann Marion Strachan 1877 #19060
7. Lucy Amelia Strachan 1880 #15154
4. Frances Jane Strachan born 13 May 1872, wed 1893 #110 to Walter Selwyn Grey

William Strange

The passenger list of the Berkshire is now online, see the Strange family entry, on Pages 4 and 5
From a FirstFamilies2001 entry by Mary Beaumont, William Strange was previously married to Sarah Nestor, who died 1823, around about the time of her youngest son (George's) birth, leaving William 4 small children to raise. The two eldest boys, Daniel and George Nestor having pre deceased their mother. His second wife, Ann Strange Nee White died only 2 years after arriving in Australia, her youngest child (Emily) being only 4 years old.
"The Somerset Years", by Florence Chuk, page 93 begins a chapter on the Berkshire, including a description of the voyage. The Berkshire arrived 3 Oct 1848 at Geelong, Captain John White master, 500/582 tons ship from England 9 June 1848, with 225 immigrants all from the southern counties of England.
William Strange aged 60 came Oct 1848 as Assisted Immigrants on the Berkshire with Anne Strange aged 40, Caroline Strange aged 20, Edmund Strange aged 18, Jesse Strange aged 16, Allen Strange aged 13, Harriett Strange aged 11, Jason Strange aged 8 and Emila Strange aged 2
William Strange 60, Farm Labourer, from Stokeham (Stokenchurch), Oxon, Church of England, both read and write,
Hannah wife aged 40, and Caroline daughter 20, Housemaid, Edmund 18, son, Farm Servant, and Jesse 16, son, and Allan 13, son - same details
Harriet 11, dau, and Jason 8, son, both only read, while Emily dau aged 2 is listed as 'neither'.

Ann Strange died 1850 at Geelong, aged 46. William Strange died 1875 #274 aged 89, from Oxford.
7 children 1. Caroline Strange c1828
2. Edmund Strange 1830 - 1900 #4432 aged 70,
3. Jessie Strange c1832
4. Allan Strange c1835
5. Harriet Strange c1837 - 1920 aged 83,
6. Jason Strange 1840 - 1881 #3398 aged 40, son of Ann White and William Strange
7. Emily Fanny Strange c1846
1. Carol Strange c1828 wed 1848 #23354 to Francis Love at Church of England, Christ Church, Geelong.
Francis Crofts Love died at Geelong, 1854 #1727 aged 53, son of Ann and Daniel Love of Bedfordshire

From on Tuesday, 14 June, 2011
Sadly I cannot find Francis Crofts Love's shipping records. I was SO happy when I found his connection to Caroline Strange on your website and hopefully his record of arrival on the Berkshire.
I obtained a copy of Caroline and Francis Love's marriage certificate and it lists him as a bachelor of Geelong. A DIFFERENT PERSON!!
FCL died 5 years later in 1854 at the age of 53. He is recorded as a widower marrying 28 years earlier, which supports my records of his marrying Elizabeth Woodward at Little Staughton Bedfordshire in 1828. They had 5 or 6 children and only Ann is recorded on his death certificate. It also states that he was 4 years in the colony which puts his arrival in 1849-1850.
I know he came to Victoria with at least 3 of his children (Ann born 1832, Caroline 1835 and Joseph 1839). Caroline Love married Goode Norman in Geelong 4th May 1854, 2 months after her father died (on March 9th 1854). Caroline is my GG Grandmother.


Caroline died as Carol Fraser, 1828 - 1892 #4945 aged 64, dau of Ann White and William Strange, and wife of John Fraser
The marriage did not last long. Francis Love may be "A man of colour, alias James Lawrence, a tailor, charged with stealing some materials he was given to work up - source The Argus, Melbourne, Vic. Wednesday 8 July 1863. He was remanded and the story ended. Frank Love died at Swan Hill Hospital, 1893 #7895 aged 78, parents unknown.
2. Edmund Strange 1830 - 1900 #4432 aged 70, son of Ann White and William Strange, wed 1857 #3475 to Lucy Martin and lived and died at Ballarat East,
11 children 1. Caroline Strange 1858 #11677 wed 1889 #1224 to John Collins
2. William Edmund Strange 1861 #13220 wed 1891 #4900 to Margaret Ann Jones
3. Louisa Strange 1863 #5925
4. Emily Strange 1865 #6289
5. Henry Benjamin Strange 1867 #12912 wed 1895 #232 to Elizabeth Franks
6. Elizabeth Strange 1869 #13320 wed #1896 #1820 to William Huffer
7. George Ernest Strange 1871 #13697 - 1875 #124 lived 3 years 8. Charles Alfred Strange 1873 #14142
9. Frederick Jason Strange 1876 #294 wed 1901 #1692 to Seriphina Dellaca
10. Albert Allen Strange 1878 #6544
11. Alice Strange 1880 #13021 wed 1901 #1184 to George Pearce
3. Jessie Strange c1832 wed 1855 #147 to Frances Higgins 1835 - 1867 #7640 aged 32, dau of Elizabeth and William Higgins from Cornwall
Jesse Strange wed 1869 #3380 to Mary Ann Herring from Stockport South Australia
Nicholas Herring arrived at Adelaide 4 May 1845 on Sisters from Hobart [Source:SA Family History website]
Nicholas Herring wed 4 June 1846 to Sarah Anne Baker
John Nicholas Herring died 3 Nov 1846 aged 5 weeks and was buried &/or memorialised at Adelaide West Terrace Cemetery
Sarah Ann Herring nee Baker died 10 Oct 1846 aged 21 and was buried &/or memorialised at Adelaide West Terrace Cemetery
Nicholas Herring wed 18 May 1848 to Jane Mitchell in Adelaide
Mary Ann Herring born 29 Sep 1849 at Hindmarsh, father Nicholas Herring, mother Jane Mitchell
6 children 1. Amelia Maud Strange 1870 #20878 wed 1891 #8719 to James Saddon Wright Rostron
2. William Albert Strange 1872 #6769
3. Thomas Edgar Strange 1873 #21614
4. John Henry Strange 1876 #13565
5. Mary Florence Strange 1877 #19995 - 1878 #7593 lived 10 months
6. Ernest Loftus Strange 1879 #20671
4. Allan Strange c1835 wed 1863 #2356 to Elizabeth Tyler Saunders and lived at Pentridge, then Coburg
9 children 1. Elizabeth Ann Strange 1865 #17727 wed 1892 #3142 to James George Ter Hofsteede
2. Allen Thomas Strange 1867 #17249 wed 1893 #5665 to Mary Dunlop Lea
3. Caroline Mary Strange 1870 #25301
4. George Ernest Strange 1872 #18544 wed 1901 #5525 to Isabella McColl McCleod
5. Edward Alexander Strange 1874 #7826 wed 1900 #606 to Emma Maria Richards
6. Albert Frank Strange 1876 #8247
7. Bertha Adelaide Strange 1878 #7923 wed 1900 #607 to Walter William Henshaw
8. Cecil Robert Jason Strange 1880 #7636
9. Lancelot Harold Strange 1882 #8139
5. Harriet Strange c1837 - 1920 aged 83, wed 1854 #161 to George Henry Montague 1825 - 1907 and lived at Indented Head, Crowland then after 1858 at Great Western.
From a FirstFamilies2001 entry by Mary Beaumont, George Henry Montague was the son of George Montague and Jane Howard who were married on the 17th October 1822 in St Pancras' Old Church, London, Eng. George Henry was the brother of Alfred Howard Montague, who also came to Australia. Two sisters who stayed in England were Jane Elizabeth (Montague) Ebbs b 1825 and Emily Eliza (Montague) Ratcliff b 1834.
10 children 1. Hannah Jane Montague 1855 #7535 wed 1879 #2349 to David Olney
2. Emma Montague 1857 #6897 wed 1876 #4772 to John Cordwell
3. George Henry Montague 1859 #14735
4. Thomas Howard Montague 1861 #3576
5. Henrietta Montague 1862 #21015
6. William Montague 1864 #15481
7. Caroline Montague 1867 #2399 wed 1887 #1269 to John Lowe
8. Alfred Montague 1869 #8934
9. Florance Montague 1872 #9307
10. Minnie Montague 1874 #2724 - 1875 #8155 lived 1 year
7 . Emily Fanny Strange c1846, wed 1863 #264 to Wm Martinson Jolly 1831 - 1899 #3694 aged 68, son of Carol Martinson and William Jolly, died at Stawell, children born at Great Western
possible arrival - Wm Jolly aged 25 came Dec 1857 on the Hopper
5 children 1. William Charles Jolly 1864 #15480 wed 1891 #1422 to Janet Murray
2. Henry Jolly 1866 #14975 wed 1891 #1135 to Emily Watts
3. Annie Caroline Jolly 1869 #15898 wed 1894 #365 to Archibald Wilson
4. Arthur Jolly 1872 #2792
5. Emely Harriet Jolly 1874 #2726

John Stratton

John Stratton wed at St James Church of England Melbourne 1849 #5373 to Patience Goddard
John Stratton 1800 - 1863 #933 aged 63, parents not known
Patience Stratton wed 1868 #4304 to William McNamara from Carlow and continued to live at Kyneton
7 children 1. Wm Stratton 1852 - 1931 #2701 aged 79 wed 1883 #6508 to Hannah Harrop 1859 #3698 - 1919 #18609 aged 62
2. Elizabeth Stratton 1855 - 1886 #8997 aged 31 died at Echuca wed 1877 #134 to Ernest Harrison
3. Emma Jane Stratton 1859 #3845R wed 1881 #2331 to Andrew George Gavel
4. Matilda Stratton 1861 #15628 wed 1882 #5524 to Benjamin Bouch c1852
5. Thomas William MacNamara 1869 #16382
6. Frances Annie McNamara 1871 #17095
7. Arthur Edward McNamara 1874 #9773

Peter Stratton wed 1849 #5477 to Prudence Goddard at the St James, Church of England, Melbourne, and lived at Kyneton
He may be Peter Stratton christened 31 Mar 1822 in Tasmania, Australia son of Catherina Corrigan 1894 - 1824 wed 1822 to John Stratton
6 Children 1. Thomas Stratton 1852 #17483
2. George Stratton 1856 #13569 - 1927 #10695 aged 71
3. Jane Stratton 1858 #16600 - 1876 #9378 aged 18
4. Catherine Stratton 1860 #21118
5. Fredk Henry Stratton 1865 - 1938 #3453 aged 73
6. Ellen Matilda Stratton 1867 #2816
Thomas Stratton 1852 #17483 wed 1874 #2555 to Eliza Cook Tainsh 1858 - 1941 #19849 aged 83 died at Mooroopna
15 Children 1. Jane Ann Stratton 1875 #15530
2. Sarah Prudence Stratton 1877 #12520 lived 10 months
3. Thomas George Stratton 1878 #10177 lived 10 days
4. Annie Maria Stratton 1880 #5860
5. George William Stratton 1882 #24666
6. Margaret Stratton 1884 #21690
7. John Peter Stratton 1886 #12282
8. Albert Stratton 1888 #13784
9. Francis Stratton 1890 #3652 lived 2 days
10. Herbt Stratton 1891 #15253
11. Ernest Joseph Stratton 1893 #33747
12. Edgar Jas Stratton 1895 #23075 - 1949 #928 aged 55
13. Ada Eliza Stratton 1897 #29984
14. Paul Harcourt Stratton 1900 #13057
15. Raymond Anthony Stratton 1902 #20399
1. Jane Ann Stratton 1875 #15530 wed 1895 #4874 to Jesse Hennery Fitt born in Norfolk
Jesse Hy Fitt 1869 - 1941 #20214 aged 72 son of Wm Fitt, died at Tatura, children born at Mooroopna
7 Children 1. George William Fitt 1895 - 1975 #21518 aged 80
2. Eliza Fitt 1896 #13644 - 1896 #7187 lived 1 day
3. Ethel May Fitt 1899 #28553
4. Emily Maude Flor Fitt 1901 #28765
5. Albert Ernest John Fitt 1909 - 1981 #06583 aged 72
6. Frederick Thomas Fitt 1911 - 1978 #24581 aged 67
7. Gladys Jane Fitt 1913 - 1979 #25235 aged 66, wed Titlow
4. Annie Maria Stratton 1880 #5860 wed 1899 #7666 to Amos Geo Robinson 1874 #17482 son of Jane Abbey wed 1869 #3255 to George Frederick Robinson from London, and lived at Kyabram
2. George Stratton 1856 #13569 wed 1883 #2225 to Emily Limbrick 1857 - 1932 #11535 aged 75, died at Echuca, and lived at Wyuna
6 children 1. Jane Isabel Stratton 1884 #6525
2. George Richard William Stratton 1885 #14606
3. Elizabeth Mary Stratton 1887 #16112
4. Eleanor Louisa Stratton 1889 #17658
5. Henry John Stratton 1891 #8132
6. Thomas Stratton 1893 #14241 lived 14 days
4. Catherine Stratton 1860 #21118 - 1921 #3461 aged 60, wed 1882 #5614 to James Hankinson 1860 - 1934 #4275 aged 74, son of Mary Emma Lewis and James Hankinson from Birkenhead, and lived at Kyneton
3 children 1. Stanley James Hankinson 1885 #18959
2. Elizabeth Ellen Hankinson 1883 #10490
3. Ethel May Hankinson 1888 #21861
4. Norman Lewis Hankinson 1890 #33860
5. Albt Edwd Hankinson 1894 #13239
6. Raymond Hankinson 1897 #20485
7. Irene Vic Cath Hankinson 1901 #4473
5. Fredk Hy Stratton 1865 - 1938 #3453 aged 73 wed 1884 #6409 to Sarah Ann Riordan and lived at Kyneton
8 children 1. Sarah Florence Stratton 1886 #3963
2. Margaret Jane Stratton 1887 #12389
3. Hy Edmond Stratton 1889 #30700
4. Mary Ellen Stratton 1890 #4986 lived 1 year
5. Fred Hy Stratton 1892 #5442
6. Vi May Stratton 1894 #13259
7. Percy Stratton 1896 #24512
8. Vera Goddard Stratton 1899 #6973
6. Ellen Matilda Stratton 1867 #2816 wed 1884 #7082 to Henry Thacker McGill, 9 children

Alfred Stringer

Alfred Stringer wed 1853 #380 to Martha Ann Craven at Melbourne Independent Congregational Church, and lived at Prahran, Sandridge, Terang, St Kilda
11 Children 1. Anne Agnes Stringer 1854 #4017 - 1949 #19228 aged 95, wed Vinning
2. Arthur Stringer 1856 #11596
3. George Craven Stringer 1858 #10718 - 1858 #5974 lived 10 weeks
4. Annie Stringer 1859 #18346 as Fanny Stringer 1860 - 1932 #875 aged 72,
5. Betsey Ellen Stringer 1862 #5080
6. Unnamed Female Stringer 1864 #11609
7. Frederick Austin Stringer 1869 #5509
8. John Craven Stringer 1869 #5510 - 1940 #5990 aged 71
9. Frank William Stringer 1870 #12113
10. Laura Kate Stringer 1872 #26646 - 1877 #9587 lived 4 years 11. Bertram Stringer 1876 #5645 - 1968 #171 aged 91
1. Anne Agnes Stringer 1854 #4017 - 1949 #19228 aged 95, wed 1879 #2796 to Henry Vinning from Chelsea Brother? - Geo Vinning 1855 - 1881 #254 aged 26, son of Margaret Richards and Gelrge Vinning
11 Children 1, Fanny Louisa Vinning 1880 #13631 - 1880 #6253 lived 1 month 2, Arthur Tom Ellis Vinning 1882 #867 - 1966 #21001 aged 84 3. Jno Hy Vinning 1888 - 1937 #8717 aged 49
2. Arthur Stringer 1856 #11596 wed 1888 #2091 to Catherine Elizabeth Eyres 1869 - 1942 #5633 aged 73, and lived at St Kilda
4 Children 1. Archie Craven Stringer 1889 #26622
2. Agnes Blackmore Stringer 1891 #17465
3. Marjorie Olive Stringer 1895 #16166
4. Jno Chas Stringer 1900 #6774
4. Fanny Stringer 1860 - 1932 #875 aged 72, wed 1883 #5441 to Charles Marden 1851 #31728 - 1927 #9315 son of Cath Jane Murphy and John Marden, and lived at St Kilda, 7 Children
5. Betsey Ellen Stringer 1862 #5080 wed 1899 #2204 to William Lander and lived at Winchelsea
1 Child 1. Winifred Craven Lander 1900 #15412
7. Frederick Austin Stringer 1869 #5509 - 1956 #7127 aged 87, wed 1890 #3971 to Verena Jane Coumbe 1869 - 1951 #3613 aged 82, dau of Eliz Timpson and Joseph Coumbes, born in Adelaide, live at Scoresby
7 Children 1. Austin Stringer 1891 #7241
2. Alfd Stanley Stringer 1892 #27154
3. Harold Stringer 1893 #26353
4. Ethel Stringer 1895 #6914
5. Verena Elizth Stringer 1897 #14337
6. Edith Martha Stringer 1899 #5932
7. Jos Craven Stringer 1900 #29605


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