Ancestry of Emma Stronge, Wife of Vincent Meggs
WILLIAM STRONGE - Bur. 19 Jun. 1580/81, Chardstock, Devon, England. M. Margaret ?, bur. 23 Mar. 1621/22, Chardstock, Devon, England.
Will of Margaret Stronge of Chardstock, widow, dated 4 March 1620/21,
proved 7 June 1622, (Wilt R.o. Dean of Sarum, R-10-126), [Robin
Bush, Pub. By Mary and John Clearinghouse]
To her DAUGHTER AGNES WIFE OF THOMAS DABINOT a table bord and, after
her death, to her DAUGHTER JONE. To her DAUGHTER EMME WIFE OF VINCENT
MAGGS a cupboard and the frame which hee standeth uppon. To JOHN TURNER
THE ELDER SON OF NICHOLAS TURNER THE ELDER one crock, a pair of pothooks
and a crock. To JOHN TURNER THE YOUNGER SON SAID NICHOLAS one 'brock',
one dripping pan, two silver spoons, and one bucket. To THOMAS TURNER,
SON OF THE SAID NICHOLAS one cauldron, one skimmer, one silting trough,
one bolt and a peck. To GEORGE DEMOND SON OF WILLIAM DEMOND one bed, one
bedstead, one pair of blankets, one coverlet, one bolster, my half
sheets, one great coffer, one trendle, one frame stool, one candlestick,
one pourer, one gridiron and one cauldron. To JOANE JOHNSON, DAUGHTER OF
RALPH JOHNSON one pair of sheets. To HONOR DENMAN, WIFE OF WILLIAM
DENMAN one coffer and 12d. TO ALL THE REST OF MY DAUGHTERS 12d each. To
my THREE DAUGHTERS HONOR, EMM AND JOANE all my wearing apparel equally
to be divided among them. Appoints JOAN TURNER, WIFE OF NICHOLAS TURNER
executrix. Witnesses THOMAS DABINOT, John Spiller senior. Inventory,
total 52s 8d, dated 25 March 1622, exhibited 17 June 1622. [Robin Bush,
Pub. By Mary and John Clearinghouse]
- Agnes Stronge, m. Thomas Dabinot, 9 June 1609,
Kingsburi Episcopi, Somerset, England.
- Joan Stronge, m. Nicholas Turner the Elder, 28 Apr. 1611,
Chardstock, Devon, England.
- Honor Stronge - Bur. 22 Jun. 1655, Chardstock, Devon, England.
M. William Denman, 26 Nov. 1600, Chardstock, Devon, England.
- Emma Stronge, Bpt. 8 Jan. 1580/81, Chardstock, Devon, England,
m. Vincent Meggs als Love, d. 1 Dec. 1658, Guilford, Connecticut.
He lived in Weymouth, Massachusetts, 1639, pos. Rehoboth, Massachusetts,
1642, New Haven, Connecticut, 1644 and E. Guilford (now Madison),
Survey of Haccombefee (in Axminster) dated 1625
(Devon R.O., 123 M/E/37)
Vincent Megges als Love, Emma his wife and John Megges their son hold
for their lives by copy dated 15 Oct. 15 James (1617) one tenement in the
village of Axminster known by the name and sign of le Angell (i.e. The
Angel Inn) with cutilage and le backside, containing by estimtion half and
acre, rent 3s 6d, suit of court, but not heriotable, fine 70 pounds.
[Robin Bush, pub. by Mary and John Clearinghouse]
The following is information was received from Martha Strong, March, 2000.
"I cannot prove the relationship between George Stronge and William Stronge yet but it really looks like they are brothers and that their father may be John Stronge. There is no doubt that they were related. The area of Chardstock/Chard held only a few Strongs.
"Emma Stronge's father was William Stronge and Margaret. We have definate proof of that along with her siblings. We also have her bp dates on her and her children.
"Here is what I believe is correct:
John Stronge - tythingman 1603
Magareta Stronge m. Richard Knight
WILLIAM STRONGE M. MARGARET _____
EMMA STRONGE M. VINCENT MEIGS ALS LOVE
ELDER JOHN STRONGE"