Sir Hamon le Strange (1583 – 31 May 1654) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1614 and 1626. He supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War. His family were Norfolk gentry long based at their manor of Hunstanton.
Life and career
Le Strange was the son of Sir Nicholas le Strange of Hunstanton and his wife Mary Bell, and a great-grandson of the MP Sir Nicholas L'Estrange. He was admitted to Queens' College, Cambridge on 26 July 1601 and knighted on 13 March 1604. From 1608 to 1609 he was the High Sheriff of Norfolk.
During the English Civil War, Le Strange served as the Royalist Governor of King's Lynn in 1643. The honour was short-lived, as the town was besieged by Parliamentarians. When it surrendered, Hamon's family had to pay over £1000 in compensation. Other bills accrued and enemies arranged for its lands to be forfeited in 1649–1651.
- Hamon was a writer on history, theology and liturgy.
- Roger, was a religious pamphleteer.
- Nicholas, became a baronet.
- Elizabeth, married the Parliamentarian politician Sir William Spring.
Le Strange died in 1654 aged 71.
- Accessed: 18 June 2014 "Smethdon Hundred: Hunstanton Lordship", An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: volume 10" (1809), pp. 312–328.
- "le Strange, Hamon (LSTN601H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Browne Willis Notitia parliamentaria, or, An history of the counties, cities, and boroughs in England and Wales.... The whole extracted from mss. and printed evidences (1750), pp. 176–239.
- le Strange Papers in the Norfolk Record Office - refs: AA5; A66 & A73
- "L'Estrange [née Stubbe], Alice, Lady L'Estrange (1585–1656), keeper of household and estate accounts | Oxford Dictionary of National Biography". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/68097. Retrieved 4 July 2019. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "L'Estrange, Hamon (1605–1660)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
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