Dear Gert, Its a long time since you posted your message about the STRONG and DUDFORD names, I have also posted this reply to the person you originally wrote to.
My mother's maiden name is STRONG and my ggggrandfather is Robert STRONG who lived in England.
I found a family of STRONG's on theBritish census and the interesting thing is that there was a cousin living with them a David Duford, and his occupation was ''Income from French Government'
The census details are below, they may assist someone, certainly it shows that STRONG and DUFORD are cousins.
Would LOVE to hear from anyone about this. Brenda
1851 England Census Worcestershire Shipston on Stour District 9a Robert STRONG's occupation is 'Cordwainer' David DUFORD's occupation is 'Income from French Government' They lived at 'Husbandsmans End', Shipston on Stour Worcestershire Name Estimated Birth Year Birthplace Relationship Civil Parish County/Island David Dufordabt 1771 London, England Cousin Shipston on StourWorcestershire Mary Strongabt 1778 Shipston, Worcestershire, England Sister Shipston on StourWorcestershire Robert Strong abt 1794 Shipston, Worcestershire, England Head Shipston on StourWorcestershire