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From: "Andrew Sellon" <>
Subject: [HWE] William IV; names STROVER & RENNY (was Huguenot Transport)
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 10:36:43 -0000
I have previously hesitated to enquire on this list about the name STROVER.
The earliest reference I have is to a Henry STROVER, bn. 1680, who is said
to have been the son of an officer who came over from the Low Countries with
William IV. They appear to have settled in Kent. To be frank I have never
considered, (maybe wrongly), that such families came within the ambit of
this discussion group. However, having seen William IV mentioned 'on list' I
have decided that a short enquiry about the name might well be worth getting
a wrist slapped!
Always being ready to be hung for a sheep rather than a lamb, I will also
mention the name RENNEY, (or RENNIE or variation), that ended up on the east
coast of Scotland near Melrose and Dundee in the C17th. Again I have heard,
(totally unsubstantiated), that this name also originated in the Low
There is nothing I can put forward for either name to suggest that there may
be Walloon links, but should any Lister know anything to the contrary I
would welcome any input, however slight.
Yours Aye Andrew Sellon East Anglia
From: "Tony Fuller" <>
<snip> In the period
> immediately before the Glorious Revolution, many of the minor nobles in
France, the nobless d'epee,
> did not in fact flee to England. Instead, they moved north into the area
around The Hague, where
> William of Orange was assembling a force to fight the Spanish, to support
the Paletinate and to
> eventually invade England.
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