Hamon le Strange

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 Norfolk and his wife Mary Bell, and great-grandson of the MP Sir Nicholas L'Estrange.[1] He was admitted at Queens' College, Cambridge on 26 July 1601. He was knighted on 13 March 1604. From 1608 to 1609 he was High Sheriff of Norfolk.[2]

In 1614, Le Strange was elected Member of Parliament for Norfolk. He was re-elected MP for Norfolk in 1621. In 1625 he was elected MP for Castle Rising and was re-elected MP for Castle Rising in 1626.[3]

During the Civil War, Le Strange served as Royalist Governor of King's Lynn in 1643.[2]

Le Strange married Anne Stubbe, daughter of Richard Stubbe, of Sedgeford, Norfolk.[2] His son Hamon was a writer on history, theology and liturgy.[4] Another son Roger was a religious pamphleteer, while a third, Nicholas, became a baronet. His daughter, Elizabeth, married the Parliamentarian politician Sir William Spring. Le Strange died in 1654 at the age of about 70.[2]


  1. 'Smethdon Hundred: Hunstanton Lordship', An Essay towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk: volume 10 (1809), pp. 312-328. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=78686 Date accessed: 18 June 2014.
  2. 1 2 3 4 "le Strange, Hamon (LSTN601H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. 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
  4.  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.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Nathaniel Bacon
Sir Charles Cornwallis
Member of Parliament for Norfolk
With: Sir Henry Bedingfield 1614
Drue Drury 1621-1622
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Holland
Sir John Corbet, 1st Baronet
Preceded by
Sir Robert Spiller
Sir Thomas Bancroft
Member of Parliament for Castle Rising
With: Sir Thomas Bancroft
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Bancroft
Sir Robert Cotton
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