Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Apr. 1554

Family and Education

Offices Held


George Stringer almost certainly belonged to the family of that name which under the Tudors furnished three bailiffs of Derby as well as providing one of the town’s Members in the Parliament of 1495 and another in four Elizabethan Parliaments. Although during that time no George Stringer appears among the holders of leading office in Derby, the lack of evidence about other municipal posts leaves open the possibility that it was one of their occupants who was elected to the Parliament of April 1554. By that date the George Stringer who had been admitted to Gray’s Inn in 1547 could have been rendering legal services to the town and would presumably have been content with less than the statutory wage. In May 1558 a George Stringer, gentleman, of Bridgford, Nottinghamshire (some ten miles east of Derby), sold his property in Greenlane, near Derby, to a yeoman for £6 6s.8d.; that two leading townsmen, William More III and Arthur Ireton, acted as his attorneys suggests that he was the recent Member. It is less clear whether the same applies to George Stringer of Breadsall, a village two and a half miles north of Derby, the lessor of a cottage and garden in St. Mary Gate, Derby, and to George Stringer, commissioner in 1573 for two Derbyshire inquisitions post mortem. In the absence of a will or inquisition post mortem there is no indication of the death of any local bearer of the name.

W. Hutton, Derby, 79-81; PCC 10 Ayloffe, 35 Bennett; Harl. 5809, f. 15; Derby Lib. Derbys. deeds 596, 2171; CPR, 1572-5, pp. 150, 353.

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: C. J. Black