NOTE: The roles listed for any given actor do not necessarily coincide with roles that actor played while associated with this company. The listed roles reflect the complete extant corpus of that actor's career. Neither does the list necessarily suggest a chronology of performance. Though the listings are accurate, the scholar is nevertheless cautioned to research further.
Ferdinando, Lord Strange, had a company of players dating back to the 1570's. By 1591 Lord Strange's Men, gave an unprecedented six performances at court during the 1591-92 season. They went to the Rose in 1592, where one of their members, Edward Alleyn, married Henslowe's daughter. This may have been in part responsible for their stay at the Rose for five months from February to June 1592perhaps the longest single tenure for a company at a single playhouse to that date. In September 1593, Fernando Stanley succeeded his brother as earl of Derby. This is when the company became Derby's Men. He died, however, 16 April 1594. After that time, the earl's widow took charge of the players, and we have a record of them performing under her name on 16 May 1594. By then, however, the original Derby company had been greatly subsumed into the Chamberlain's and Admiral's companies.
From Gurr, Andrew The Shakespearian Playing Companies, Oxford UP, 1996.