Sir James Stronge, 5th Baronet

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Sir James Henry Stronge, 5th Baronet (8 December 1849 – 20 May 1928) was an Irish barrister, footballer and politician.

Stronge was educated at Eton College and Brasenose College, Oxford. He was pursuing a legal career when he inherited Tynan Abbey and succeeded his father, Sir John Stronge, 4th Baronet. He graduated from Lincoln's Inn in 1874. Stronge was appointed High Sheriff of Tyrone in 1880 and High Sheriff of Armagh in 1885.[1]

He played for Old Etonians in the 1875 and 1876 FA Cup Finals.

He also held the position of Imperial Grand Master of the Orange Institution and was a Major in the 4th Battalion of Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was one of 30 delegates to sit on the Ulster Unionist Council, which directed the policy of Ulster Unionism during the next 15 years and during the Home Rule crisis and the foundation of the partition of Ireland.

Stronge married, on 7 October 1885, Ethel Margaret Burges and had issue:


  1. ^ Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles (1905). Armorial Families. Edinburgh: T. C. & E. C. Jack. 
  • Burke's Peerage and Baronetage. 1975. 
  • Debrett's Peerage. 1982. 
  • Official Roll of the Baronetage. 1927. 
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Earl Erne
Grand Master of the Orange Institution of Ireland
1914 – 1926?
Succeeded by
William Lyons
Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Stronge
(of Tynan)
1899 – 1928
Succeeded by
Walter Stronge