John Stanford I

John Stanford (1537–1603) was an English politician.

He was the eldest son of Thomas Stanford, Mayor of Leicester.

He was made a Freeman of Leicester in 1558, chamberlain in 1565, coroner in 1573–74 and mayor in 1576–77 and 1592–93. He was elected a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Leicester in 1572 and 1593.

He married as his second wife Elizabeth, the daughter of John Heyrick, with whom he had 4 sons and a daughter. He was succeeded by his son John.


  • "STANFORD, John I (1537-1603), of Leicester and Elmesthorpe, Leics". History of Parliament. Retrieved 1 August 2014.