STANFORD, John II (d.1603), of Leicester and Elmesthorpe, Leics.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

1st s. of John Stanford I of Leicester by his 2nd w. educ. G. Inn 1586, called. m. Elizabeth, da. of William Baynbrigge of Lockington, 1s. 2da. suc. fa. 1603.

Offices Held

Reader, Barnard’s Inn 1601; ancient, G. Inn 1603; of counsel to Leicester by 1600, meat taster 1601, recorder July-Dec. 1603.


Stanford no doubt owed his return at Leicester to his family’s standing in the town. He served without wages and was made a freeman after the Parliament. He was first employed in 1600 as an assistant to Richard Parkins and appeared in various actions between Leicester and the duchy of Lancaster. He died intestate 1 Dec. 1603 and was buried at Barkby.

C142/283/197; Vis. Leics. (Harl. Soc. ii), 45-6; Leicester Recs. iii. 336, 347, 393, 431, 434, 446, 461, 468; iv. 5, 520; PCC admon. act bk. 1603, f. 179.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: S. M. Thorpe