This section is the work of Derek Stapley (1927-2009). Derek was kind enough to give me a copy of his work and family history archives. These documents have been used to create this resource that anyone is free to use. Each section has been created as a Portable Document File (PDF) in order to maintain the original layouts.


George Maitland Stapley
Lucy Jane
née Strangwayes

their ancestors, brothers and sisters and descendants


1. Introduction

2. Acknowledgements

3. Abbreviations

4. The Strangwayes Line - Introduction

5. The Strangwayes of The Leases (and Well)

6. Barry, Strange and Croad

7. Strangwayes Family Tree

8. Barry Family Tree

9. Croad Family Tree

10. Addresses



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.


BrianTownsley Brotherton Sheeky Family



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