STRATFORD, John (c.1630-1701), of Coventry and Horston Grange, Warws.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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Oct. 1679 - Mar. 1681
1689 - 1695

Family and Education

b. c.1630, 1st s. of Edward Stratford of Horston Grange; bro. of Francis Stratford*.  educ. Pembroke, Camb. 1647; G. Inn 1649.  m. 10 Aug. 1655, Mary da. of John Combes of Daventry, Northants., sis. of Sir John Combes, c.j. of Chester, 2s. 2da.  suc. fa. c.1665.1

Offices Held

Sheriff, Warws. 1667–8; commr. inquiry into recusancy fines, Leics., Northants., Rutland and Warws. 1688.2


The son of a colliery owner who had purchased a landed estate, Stratford had supported Exclusion while sitting for Coventry between 1679 and 1681. In 1687 he was subject to allegations by an Anglican