Thanks for the e-mail.I have just started to go to the Family Record Centre London, it is just round the corner from where I am now working.I was surprised at the number of Striplings there are and it would appear all from the East End.The story so far:-like you my grandfather on my mothers side was a Stripling. Anthony Benjamin Stripling (b.) 4-1-1892 in 75 St Peters Street Bethnal Green.He had a brother William John (b.) unknown but was older than Anthony and 2 sisters, Hester Mary Ann Stripling (d.) approx 7 years old and Gladys Ruby Stripling (b.) 1-3-1901.Their farther was John William Stripling (b.) 2-1-1861 in 35 Well Street Mile End New Town.He married a Jane Margaret Hopkins on 1-1-1882 at St. Thomas Church Bethnal Green.John was the youngest of 6. Mary Ann Stripling (b.) 2-10-1847 (d.) 3-1-1848. Joseph Henry Stripling(b.) 7-11-1849. Henry Stripling (b.) 10-4-1852 died after 7 weeks. Benjamin Stripling (b.) 1-11-1854. Thomas Stripling (b.) 11-3-1856. Sarah Stripling (b.) 7-9-1858. Their Father was a Benjamin Stripling(general labourer) (b.) unknown(I will be looking in The Family Record Centre tomorrow evening, will keep you informed) He married a Mary Ann Lay.
I hope that this is of help and interest to you and that if you have any information that you think might fit in please let me know.