STRADLING, Sir Edward, 5th Bt. (?1672-1735), of St. Donat's Castle, Glam.
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b. ?1672, 2nd but 1st surv. s. of Sir Edward Stradling, 4th Bt., by Elizabeth, da. of Anthony Hungerford of Black Bourton, Oxon. educ. Ch. Ch. Oxf. 18 July 1684, aged 12. m. 5 June 1694, Elizabeth, yr. da. of Sir Edward Mansel, 4th Bt., M.P., of Margam, Glam., 2s. suc. fa. 5 Sept. 1685.
Sheriff, Glam. 1709-10.
Stradling owed his Cardiff seat as much to his own influence in Glamorgan, where his rent-roll was said to be £5,000,1 as to the support of his brother-in-law, Thomas, Lord Mansel, a former M.P. for the boroughs and the county. Described in 1715 as a Tory who might often vote with the Whigs, he voted with the Opposition in all recorded divisions. In 1721 his name was sent to the Pretender as a probable supporter in the event of a rising.2 He retired from Parliament in favour of his eldest son Edward in 1722 and died 5 Apr. 1735.