Visitation of Yorkshire

The herald’s tour of Yorkshire during 1563 and 1564 created a snapshot of what was believed to be the family tree or pedigree of many families - including this version reproduced in the 19th century.

The arms are described as “Les Armes de Strangwais - dyamont a deulx Lions passants perle et Ruby pales de vj pieces, armes topace”

And the family line starts from Henry Strangways (of Lancashire).





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.