John Stratford (mayor)

John Stratford (died about 1501), was a medieval Mayor of Winchester.

Coat of arms associated with John Stratford:
Gules, a fess humette between three trestles, or[1][2]

John was born into a cadet branch of the aristocratic House of Stratford, a descendant of John Stratford and Andrew de Stratford, and relative of the de Inkepenne family. He lived in St Mary Kalendar parish, was mayor of Winchester in the years 1482-1483, 1490-1491, and 1499-1500. By 1478 his extensive Winchester estate had incorporated a number of surrounding tenements and gardens, as well as the ruins of Saint Martin church.[3][4]


  1. ^ Guillim, John. "A Display of Heraldry" 1724
  2. ^ Bedford, WK Riland. "The Blazon of Episcopacy" 1858
  3. ^ Derek Keene, Survey of medieval Winchester. Oxford University Press, 28 Mar 1985
  4. ^ Calendar of charters and documents relating to Selborne and its priory, preserved in the muniment room of Magdalen college, Oxford (Volume 2): 1483. 20 Aug. 1 Rich. III.