STRODE, Richard (1528-81), of Newnham in Plympton St. Mary, Devon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Mar. 1553

Family and Education

b. 22 May 1528, 1st s. of William Strode of Newnham by Elizabeth, da. and h. of Philip Courtenay of Molland; bro. of William Strode I. m. 11 Nov. 1560, Frances (d. 7 Feb. 1562), da. of Gregory Cromwell, 1st Baron Cromwell, 1s. William Strode II. suc. fa. 5 May 1579.

Offices Held

Escheator, Devon and Cornw. 1565-6.


The Strodes were an old-established and wealthy stannary family seated near Plympton Erie, where they were well able to secure their own return to Parliament. Strode was also connected with the 2nd Earl of Bedford, his sister Agnes having married Bedford’s agent Edward Yarde. In 1596 Strode and his father were rated for the subsidy at £30 in lands. Strode died 5 Aug. 1581, only two years after his father, leaving landed property worth over £60 p.a. to his son and heir William, aged 19. Strode’s will was proved 9 Sept. that year.

Burke, LG (1939), 2173; Vis. Eng. and Wales Notes, xii. 121; Vivian, Vis. Devon (Harl. Soc. vi), 278; Vis. Devon, ed. Colby, 196; CPR, Vis. Devon, 251, 706-7, 718-19, 830; Vis. Devon (Harl. Soc. vi), 278; Vis. Devon, ed. Colby, 196; CPR, 1563-6, p. 492; Roberts thesis; Foxe, Acts and Mons. (1838), v. 18; HMC Hatfield, xviii. 297; C142/95/20, 192/12; C2 Eliz. 516/20; NRA 4154, p. 128.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N. M. Fuidge