|Thomas de Stratford|
|Archdeacon of Gloucester|
|See||Diocese of Gloucester|
|Predecessor||Richard de Ledbury|
|Died||12 June 1396|
Thomas de Stratford (also called Thomas Stratford) was a medieval Archdeacon of Gloucester of the Noble House of Stratford.
The Archdeacon of Gloucester is a senior ecclesiastical officer in the Diocese of Gloucester, England. Among her or his responsibilities, she or he has care of clergy and church buildings within the area of the Archdeaconry of Gloucester.
Noble House is a novel by James Clavell, published in 1981 and set in Hong Kong in 1963.
The House of Stratford is a British noble house, originating in Stratford-on-Avon between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. The family has produced multiple titles, including Earl of Aldborough, Viscount Amiens, Baron Baltinglass, Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe and the Dugdale Baronets. The Viscount Powerscourt and Baron Wrottesley both claim descent from this House. Historic seats have included Farmcote Manor and Stratford Park in Gloucester, Merevale Hall in Warwickshire, Baltinglass Castle, Belan House and Aldborough House in Ireland, and Stratford House in London, amongst many others. The house was at its most powerful in the fourteenth, sixteenth, and eighteenth centuries.
Stratford attended Oxford University and in 1348 and 1349 held the position of Senior Proctor.He was born into the wealthy Stratford Family of Stratford-on-Avon, and was related to Ralph Stratford (Bishop of London), Sir Andrew de Stratford, John de Stratford (Archbishop of Canterbury) and Robert de Stratford (Bishop of Chester) - possibly a younger brother to the latter two, alongside Henry de Stratford.
Ralph Stratford, also known as Ralph Hatton of Stratford, was a medieval Bishop of London.
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Andrew Stratford, also known as Andrew de Stratford and Andrew de Strelford, was a medieval English church clerk, verderer and landowner of the Noble House of Stratford.
By 1367 Thomas was Archdeacon of Gloucester, and in lifelong possession of the manor of Shottery, having been given it by his (possible) brother Robert, who had in turn received it from his brother John.In 1369, however, he was reported as "dwelling in London".
Shottery, formerly a small village a mile west of Stratford-upon-Avon town centre, is now part of the town, though retaining the feeling of a distinct village.
From 10 October 1375 until his death on 12 June 1396 Thomas de Stratford held the position of Prior of Caldwell.
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