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.

A STAPLEY HISTORY - Illustrations

Created from ink-jet print outs

Part11_2016-07-29-0009sJeffrey’s Map of 1771

Part11_2016-07-29-0007sStrangways Farm c. 1772

Part11_2016-07-29-0005sYorkshire Homes of the Strangwayes

Part11_2016-07-29-0006sFamily Portraits 1

Part11_2016-07-29-0008sFamily Portraits 2

Part11_2016-07-29-0010sFamily Portraits 3

Part11_2016-07-29-0011sFamily Portraits 4

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.