Ever heard of Swedenborgianism? This was an obscure offshoot of Christianity that based its beliefs on the writings of Emmanuel Swedenborg. The movement started in the late 1700s in England. My Strodes were from the Yeovil area. What I know for sure is that my great great grandmother Ellen Strode married Wm. Blackmore in 1874 and they emigrated to Toronto, Canada shortly thereafter. They gave their religion as Swedenborgian on all documents I have found after their arrival in Canada. What I'm wondering is whether this may have had its origins back in England before they emigrated. Thought perhaps some other Strode families were Swedenborgian.