In 1890, Henry Brougham Guppy. M.B. (Edin.), published his ‘Homes of Family Names in Great Britain’. This is part of his entry for the county of Dorset
Popular local author, Ivor Strange, who was born and bred in Dorchester, Dorset, England has died, leaving a series of books on the county town.
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Grace Coombs was baptised on April 17, 1750 at Cerne Abbas, Dorset, England the daughter of Robert Coombs and Martha Nutt. On May 25, 1772 at Cerne Abbas, Grace married John Strange. The couple had 7 known children. At the time Grace wrote her will on June 7,1811 she was a widow. The following is a transcript of that will, plus a codicil proved at London on October 15, 1811.