STREATE, Francis (d.1607), of St. Clement's, Worcester.

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

?s. of Henry Streate, bailiff of Worcester. m. (1) Ellen; (2) Margaret; at least 2s. One of his wives was da. of Christopher Dighton I .

Offices Held

Member of the 48, Worcester 1557-8, of the 24 1558, auditor 1563-4, 1564-5, 1571-2, bailiff 1567-8, 1570-1, 1588-9 or 1589-90, alderman 1568-9, 1571-2; gov. Worcester free school and almshouses by 1582.


Streate owned or rented a number of houses in the city and pasture land nearby called the Pool meadow. Under 19 June 1571 the Worcester chamber order book records:

agreed that Mr. High Bailiff Mr. Streate and Mr. Bullingham, citizens for the last Parliament shall receive for their fees for 58 days in the parliament time and six days to and from the same, amounting in the whole to 64 days and 12d. a day for their men, £16.

Judging from his will, which made arrangements for the disposal of a malt-house and two kilns, he was probably a brewer. The will, dated 29 Dec. 1606, was proved 20 Apr. following, and refers to a number of people of his surname without mentioning relationships, though presumably the brothers ‘Francis and John Streate the younger’ were the testator’s sons. Streate asked to be buried in the cathedral graveyard near his late wife Ellen, and appointed his second wife Margaret executrix and residuary legatee.


Nash, Worcs. ii. app. cxii.; Worcester Guildhall, audit of city accts. 1540-1600; Early Education in Worcester (Worcs. Hist. Soc.), 930-6; Worcester Charters (Worcs. Hist. Soc.), 107; PCC 32 Huddleston.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N. M. Fuidge