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Strange, Baron (E, 1627/8)

 

Creation: writ sum. 7 Mar 1627/8

 

Family name: Stanley later Ashburnham later Murray later Drummond of Megginch

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Arms:

Parted per fess wavy Or and Gules

Crest:

Two Arms proper drawing an Arrow to the head of a Bow Or

Supporters:

Dexter:  A Naked Savage wreathed about the temples and loins with Oak Leaves and holding over his dexter shoulder a Club all proper;  Sinister:  A Knight armed at all points the Visor of his helmet open a Spear resting on his sinister arm and a Shield hanging thereon all proper

Motto:

Marte Et Arte

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James [Stanley], 1st Baron Strange later 7th Earl of Derby

1st son of William [Stanley], 6th Earl of Derby, by his wife Lady Elizabeth de Vere, 1st dau. by his first wife of Edward [de Vere], 17th Earl of Oxford

created

v.p. by writ of summons 7 Mar 1627/8 Baron Strange on the mistaken belief that the Barony of Strange of Knockin (cr. by writ 1299) was vested in his father

note

suc. his father 29 Sep 1642 as 7th Earl of Derby

 

The Barony of Strange was held by the Earls of Derby from 1628 until 5 Nov 1702, when on the death of William George Richard [Stanley], 9th Earl of Derby and 3rd Baron Strange, the Earldom of Derby was inherited by his brother, James [Stanley], 10th Earl of Derby (and later 6th Baron Strange), and the Barony of Strange fell into abeyance between his two daughters:  (1) Lady Henrietta Annesley, wife of John [Annesley], 4th Earl of Anglesey and later of John [Ashburnham], 3rd Baron Ashburnham later 1st Earl of Ashburnham; and (2) Lady Elizabeth Stanley.  On the death of Lady Elizabeth in 1714 the Barony passed to the surviving daughter:

 

Lady Henrietta Stanley later Annesley later Ashburnham, suo jure Baroness Strange

1st dau. and cohrss. of William George Richard [Stanley], 9th Earl of Derby and 3rd Baron Strange, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Butler, sister of James [Butler], 2nd Duke of Ormonde, and 2nd dau. of Lord Thomas Butler KG, styled Earl of Ossory

born

c.1688

mar. (1)

21 May 1706 John [Annesley], 4th Earl of Anglesey

mar. (2)

24 Jul 1714 John [Ashburnham], 1st Earl of Ashburnham

died

s.p.m. 26 Jun 1718

suc. by

daughter by second husband

 

Lady Henrietta Bridget Ashburnham, suo jure Baroness Strange

born

c.1716

died

8 Aug 1732

suc. by

great uncle

 

James [Stanley], 10th Earl of Derby and 6th Baron Strange

2nd son of Charles [Stanley], 8th Earl of Derby and 2nd Baron Strange, by his wife Baroness Dorothea Helena Kirkhoven, dau. of John Kirkhoven, Baron de Rupa

born

3 Jul 1664

mar.

Feb 1705 Mary Morley (d. 29 Mar 1752), dau. and sole hrss. of Sir William Morley, of Halnaker, co. Sussex, by his second wife Anne Denham, dau. and hrss. of Sir John Denham

died

s.p. 1 Feb 1735/6

suc. by

cousin once removed in the Barony of Strange and a distant cousin in the Earldom of Derby

note

suc. his brother 5 Nov 1702 as 10th Earl of Derby and his great niece 8 Aug 1732 as 6th Baron Strange

 

James [Murray], 2nd Duke of Atholl and 7th Baron Strange, KT

1st son of John [Murray], 1st Duke of Atholl (by his first wife Lady Katharine Hamilton, 2nd dau. of William [Douglas-Hamilton], Duke of Hamilton for life, and his wife Lady Anne Hamilton, suo jure Duchess of Hamilton), 1st son of John [Murray], 1st Marquess of Atholl, by his wife Lady Amelia Sophia Stanley, 3rd dau. of James [Stanley], 7th Earl of Derby and 1st Baron Strange

born

c.1690

mar. (1)

1726 Jean Lannoy (widow of James Lannoy, of Hammersmith;  d. 13 Jun 1748), yst. dau. of Thomas Frederick by his wife Leonora Maresco, dau. and hrss. of Charles Maresco, of London

mar. (2)

7 May 1749 Jean Drummond (mar. (2) 2 Sep 1767 Gen Lord Adam Gordon, 4th son of Alexander [Gordon], 2nd Duke of Gordon;  d. 22 Feb 1795), only dau. of John Drummond, 10th of Lennoch and 3rd of Megginch, by his wife Bethia Murray, dau. of James Murray of Dencar

died

s.p.m. 8 Jan 1764

suc. by

dau. by first wife in the Barony of Strange and the Sovereignty of the Isle of Man, and by nephew in his other peerages

note

suc. his father 14 Nov 1724 as 2nd Duke of Atholl and his cousin 1 Feb 1735/6 as 7th Baron Strange

 

Lady Charlotte Murray, suo jure Baroness Strange

born

c.1731

mar.

23 Oct 1753 her cousin John [Murray], 3rd Duke of Atholl (d. 5 Nov 1774), son of Lord George Murray (by his wife Amelia Murray, only dau. of James Murray of Glencarse and Strowan), fifth son by his first wife of John [Murray], 1st Duke of Atholl

died

13 Oct 1805

suc. by

son

 

John [Murray], 4th Duke of Atholl and 9th Baron Strange

note

suc. his father 5 Nov 1774 as 4th Duke of Atholl and his mother 13 Oct 1805 as 9th Baron Strange

 

The Barony of Strange was held by the Dukes of Atholl from 13 Oct 1805 until 8 May 1957, when on the death of James Thomas [Stewart-Murray], 9th Duke of Atholl, 14th Baron Strange, etc., the Dukedom of Atholl passed to his cousin and the Barony of Strange fell into abeyance between the representatives of the three daughters of John [Murray], 4th Duke of Atholl, 9th Baron Strange, etc. :  (1) Lady Charlotte Drummond, firstly wife of Sir John Menzies, 4th Bt., and secondly wife of Admiral Sir Adam Drummond, 7th of Megginch;  (2) Lady Amelia Sophia Drummond, wife of James Andrew John Laurence Charles [Drummond], 6th Viscount of Strathallan;  and (3) Lady Elizabeth Murray-MacGregor, wife of Maj Gen Sir Evan John Murray later Murray-MacGregor, 2nd Bt.  In 1964 the abeyance was terminated in favour of:

 

John [Drummond of Megginch], 15th Baron Strange

only son of Capt Malcolm Drummond, 9th of Megginch (by his wife Hon Geraldine Margaret Tyssen-Amherst, 6th dau. of William Amhurst [Tyssen-Amherst], 1st Baron Amherst of Hackney), only son of Capt John Murray Drummond, 8th of Megginch (by his wife Frances Jemima Oswald MVO, 4th dau. of Gen Sir John Oswald of Dunnikier GCB GCMG), 1st son of Admiral Sir Adam Drummond, 7th of Megginch, by his wife Lady Charlotte Murray, 1st dau. and cohrss. by his first wife of John [Murray], 4th Duke of Atholl and 9th Baron Strange

born

6 May 1900

mar.

8 Feb 1928 Violet Margaret Florence Peel (former wife of Capt Edmund Owen Ethelston Peel MC;  d. 16 Oct 1975), only dau. of Lt Col Sir Robert William Buchanan-Jardine, 2nd Bt., by his wife Ethel Mary Piercy OBE, 5th dau. of Benjamin Piercy, of Marchwiel Hall, co. Denbigh

died

13 Apr 1982

 

On his death the Barony of Strange fell into abeyance between his three daughters: (1) Hon Jean Cherry Drummond of Megginch, wife of Capt Humphrey ap Evans; (2) Hon Heather Mary Drummond of Megginch, wife of Lieut Andrew Christian Currey RN; and (3) Hon Margaret April Irene Drummond of Megginch.  In 1986 the abeyance was terminated in favour of:

 

Hon Jean Cherry Drummond of Megginch, suo jure Baroness Strange

born

17 Dec 1928

mar.

2 Jun 1952 Capt Humphrey ap Evans later Drummond of Megginch MC, of Nantymoch, co. Cardigan (d. Apr 2009), only surv. son of Maj James John Pugh Evans MBE MC DL (by his wife Viola Murielle Robinson, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Lionel George Robinson DL, of Old Buckenham Hall, co. Norfolk), 3rd son of Sir Griffith Humphrey Pugh Evans KCIE, of Lovesgrove, co. Cardigan

children

1. Maj Hon Adam Humphrey Drummond, later 17th Baron Strange

2. Hon Humphrey John Jardine Drummond, of Comeragh Road, London (b. 11 Mar 1961), mar. 20 Sep 1997 Zara Daisy Rankin, only dau. of Sir Ian Rankin, 4th Bt.

3. Hon John Humphrey Hugo Drummond, of Istanbul, Turkey (b. 26 Jun 1966)

1. Hon Charlotte Cherry Drummond (b. 14 May 1955)

2. Hon Amélie Margaret Mary Drummond (b. 2 Jul 1963), mar. 1990 as his second wife Philippe de MacMahon, 4th Duc de Magenta, and has issue

3. Hon Catherine Star Violetta Drummond (b. 15 Dec 1967), mar. 20 Apr 1996 Giles Herdman, of Cambridge Street, London

died

11 Mar 2005

suc. by

son

note

elected to the House of Lords 1999

 

Adam Humphrey [Drummond], 17th Baron Strange

born

20 Apr 1953

mar.

1988 Hon Mary Emma Jeronima Dewar (b. 1 Jun 1965), 1st dau. of John James Evelyn [Dewar], 4th Baron Forteviot, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Jeronima Waldegrave, 3rd dau. of Geoffrey Noel [Waldegrave], 12th Earl Waldegrave

children

1. Hon John Adam Humphrey Drummond (b. 3 Nov 1992)

1. Hon Sophie Frances Drummond (b. 19 Mar 1991)

 

 Last updated 21 Mar 2005

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Title:

17th Baron Strange

(England, writ sum. 7 Mar 1627/8)

 

Address:

Megginch Castle, Errol, Perthshire PH2 7SW

Tel:  01821 642222

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