More Coats of Arms

Bull-Strangways of Shapwick, Somerset

Another example of two families combining their arms - 2 quarters for Strangways and 2 quarters for Bull (3 bull's heads)

Family Tree

Bull and Strangways Pedigree


Fox-Strangways - the Earls of Ilchester and Lords Stavordale

A further example of two families combining their arms with 2 quarters for Strangways and 2 quarters for Fox (3 foxes heads)

Family Tree


Wrangham-Robinson of Yorkshire

Created through a Wrangham to Robinson marriage where the Robinson had "put aside" the Strangwayes surname as part of an inheritance - but had still retained the 2 lions design.

Framily Tree



This generic coat of arms for the Strange family seems to suggest that there a close link to the Strangeways families. Has anyone got some knowledge that they can share? Or is this someone inventing some arms at a more recent date?



And here is a new version created from the known originals as accurately as possible

This updated coats of arms is available as a JPG file for download. It is set up for printing at 300dpi at around A4 size. To view / save just click on the picture


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.