STRODE, William (c.1712-55), of Ponsbourne, Herts. and Mapledurham, Berks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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26 Nov. 1740 - 17 Feb. 1741
1741 - 1747
1754 - 29 Apr. 1755

Family and Education

b. c.1712, 1st s. of Samuel Strode, South Sea broker of Ponsbourne by his w. Anne Richbell.  educ. Grand Tour (France, Flanders, Holland c.1730-2).  m. 4 Feb. 1736, Lady Anne Cecil, da. of James, 5th Earl of Salisbury, 2s. 3da.1  suc. fa. 25 Dec. 1727.

Offices Held


At the general election of 1754 Strode headed the poll at Reading, and was classed by Dupplin as Opposition. He had been gravely ill at the time of the election2 and died on 29 Apr. 1755.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. Nichols, Lit. Anecs. iv. 276; viii. 510; PCC 25 Brook.
  • 2. HMC 5th Rep. 364-5.