Thomas Stradling (MP)

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Sir Thomas Stradling (by 1495 – 27 January 1571), of St. Donats, Glamorganshire, was a Welsh politician.

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Family

He was the son of Sir Edward Stradling by his wife, Elizabeth Arundell. He married Catherine Gamage, and they had two sons, both MPs, David and Edward, and five daughters.

Career

He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for East Grinstead in 1553 and Arundel in 1554. [1]

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References

  1. "STRADLING, Sir Thomas (by 1495-1571), of St. Donats, Glam. - History of Parliament Online". www.historyofparliamentonline.org.