STRINGER, William (c.1659-1723), of Enfield, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1695 - 1698

Family and Education

b. c.1659, 1st s. of Sir Thomas Stringer†, j. Kb 1688–9, of Enfield by his 2nd w.; bro. of Thomas Stringer*.  educ. Christ Church, Oxf. matric. 26 Mar. 1675, aged 15; L. Inn 1672, G. Inn 1676, called 1683.  m. 15 Oct. 1687, Margaret, da. of George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem, s.psuc. fa. 1689.1

Offices Held

Asst. R. Corp. of Eng. 1691.2


Stringer made a fortunate marriage to the eldest daughter of Judge Jeffreys, whose family had an electoral interest at Bramber. He contested the borough unsuccessfully in 1690, but he was returned in 1695 as a Tory. Forecast as a probable opponent of the government in the division of 31 Jan. 1696 over the proposed council of trade, he refused to sign the Association in February, and voted against the Court on fixing the price of guineas at 22s. in March. He voted against the attainder of Sir John Fenwick† on 25 Nov. 1696 and in a list compiled in around September 1698 was classed as a Country supporter. He did not stand again, although in February 1701 he helped his brother, Thomas, to contest Bramber successfully. He was buried at Enfield on 18 Aug. 1723.3

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: Paula Watson


  • 1. Le Neve’s Knights (Harl. Soc. viii), 228; Luttrell, Brief Relation, i. 417; IGI, Bucks.
  • 2. CSP Dom. 1690–1, pp. 369, 422.
  • 3. Lysons, Environs (1792–6), ii. 320–1.