'Strutt1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Strutt of Belper, Strutt of Derby, Strutt of Little Warley Hall, Strutt Lords Rayleigh, Strutt of Terling Place, Strutt of Toppesfield Hall

BEB1841 reports that this family was descended from Godfried Strutz de Hinkelred, of Under Walden, chief of the Swiss Auxiliaries, who sought asylum in England (no date given).
Nicholas Strutt of Toppesfield Hall in Hadley, Suffolk (d before 21.02.1602, clothier)
1. Nicholas Strutt of Toppesfield Hall (dsp?, clothier)
2. John Strutt of Toppesfield Hall
  m. Elizabeth Denner (dau/heir of Edward Denner of Little Warley)
  A. Sir Denner Strutt of Little Warley Hall (Essex), Bart (d 09.1661, of Gray's Inn)
m1. Dorothy Stasmore (dsp 17.08.1641, dau of Francis Stasmore of Forlesworth)
  m2. Elizabeth Wodehouse (dau of Sir Thomas Wodehouse, 2nd Bart, by Blanche Carey)
  i. Thomas Strutt (a 01.1655/6, dvpsp)
  ii. Blanch Strutt
  m. Thomas Bennet of Wiltshire ("a relation of Lord Ossultston")
  a.+ issue - Denner, Thomas, Andrew, John
  iii. Anne Strutt
  m1/2. William Samwell of Watton
  BEB1841 shows Anne's marriage as above. It appears that she (also) married ...
  m2/1. John Wodehouse of Feltwell
  m3. Mary Chapman (b 1625-6, dsp 04.08.1658, dau/heir of Thomas Chapman of London)
  m4. Elizabeth Cuss of Somerset (bur 27.03.1675, m2. William Ward of Little Houghton)
  B. ?? Strutt ("clergyman of Faulkbourne, Essex")
  BEB1841 reports that Sir Denner had a brother who was ancestor of Joseph Holden Strutt (see below) but TCB reports that Denner was his father's only son.
  C. Amy Strutt
  m. William Dawtrey of Moore House



William Strutt of South Normanton, Derbyshire
BP1934 does not identify William's wife and mother of Jedediah but she is identified (as both), in a book on the Statham family, as ...
m. (11.02.1723) Mary Statham (dau of Joseph Statham of Haslewood)
1. Jedediah Strutt of Derby (b 1726, d 07.05.1797, cotton spinner & inventor/innovator)
  Jedediah is reported in BP1934 to have been William's 3rd son but in BLG1952 as his 2nd son.
m. (24.09.1755) Elizabeth Woollat (d 05.1774, dau of William Woollat of Derby)
  A. William Strutt of St. Helen's House, Derby (b 20.07.1756, d 30.12.1830)
  m. (12.01.1793) Barbara Evans (d 18.05.1808, dau of Thomas Evans of Derby)
  i. Edward Strutt, 1st Lord Belper (b 26.10.1801, d 30.06.1880, MP) had issue
  m. (28.03.1837) Emily Otter (d 12.12.1890, dau of William Otter, Bishop of Chichester)
  ii.+ other issue - Elizabeth, Anne, Frances
B. George Benson Strutt of Bridgehill, Belper, Derbyshire (b 1761, d 03.08.1841)
  m. (12.08.1783) Catherine Radford (d 31.05.1842, dau of Anthony Radford of Holbrook)
  i. Jedediah Strutt of Belper, Sheriff (b 07.09.1785, d 01.11.1854) had issue
  m1. (12.04.1810) Susannah Walker (d 1846, dau of Joshua Walker of Rotherham)
  m2. (15.05.1850) Jane Roberts Sandys (dsp 24.11.1869, dau of Myles Sandys of Graythwaite Hall)
ii.+ other issue
  C. Joseph Strutt of Derby
  m. Isabel Douglas (dau of Archibald Douglas)
  i. Caroline Strutt (dsp 21.10.1834) probably of this generation
  m. (07.08.1823) Edward Nicholas Hurt of London (b 1795)
  ii.+ other issue - Joseph Douglas, daughter
  D. Elizabeth Strutt
  m1. (1785) William Evans of Darley Hall
  BP1934 & BLG1952 mention the above marriage only but it appears that Elizabeth later married ...
  m2. Walter Evans of Darley Abbey
  E. Martha Strutt
  m. Samuel Fox of Derby



HoP mentions 2 brothers whom we show as sons of ...
?? Strutt
1. John Strutt of Maldon (dsp?, miller)
2. Joseph Strutt of Moulsham Mill House, Essex (d 29.05.1772, miller)
  m. Mary Young (dau of Robert Young of Little Dunmow)
  A. John Strutt of Terling Place, Essex (bpt 11.1727, d 08.03.1816, MP) the first mentioned by BP1934
  m. (17.07.1756) Anne Goodday (dau of Rev. William Goodhay of Strelley)
  i. Joseph Holden Strutt of Terling Place (b 21.11.1758, d 18.02.1845, Colonel, MP, 2nd son)
  m. (23.02.1789) Charlotte Mary Gertrude FitzGerald, Baroness Rayleigh (dau of James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster)
  a. John James Strutt, 2nd Baron Rayleigh (b 30.01.1796, d 14.06.1873) had issue
  m. (03.02.1842) Clara Elizabeth La Touche Vicars (d 04.03.1900, dau of Capt. Richard Vicars of Langford Grove by Marianne, dau of T. Williams)
  b. Charlotte Olive Strutt (b c1797, d 31.01.1897)
  m. (19.01.1841) Rev. Robert Drummond (d 1883, son of Vice Admiral Sir Adam Drummond)
  c.+ other issue - William Henry (b 1800, d 1805), Emily Anne (d 14.12.1864)
  ii. William Goodday Strutt, Governor of Quebec (d 05.02.1848, Major General)
  iii.+ other issue - John (d 1781), daughter

Main source(s):
(1) For the upper section : BP1934 (Belper), BLG1952 (Strutt of Belper)
(2) For the middle section : TCB (vol 2, Strutt, p161), BEB1841 (Strutt of Little Warley Hall)
(3) For the lower section : BP1934 (Rayleigh), HoP ("John Strutt" & "Joseph Holden Strutt")
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