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Aldborough, Edward Stratford, Earl of, 1736-1801



  • Existence: 1736 - 1801

Biographical Note

Edward Stratford was the eldest son of John Stratford of Baltinglass. He was a Whig and elected member for Taunton to the British Parliament (1774), but was unseated for bribery and corruption (1775). He later represented Baltinglass in the Irish Parliament. He was elected a member of the Royal Society (1777). He voted in favor of the union with England (1800). Stratford was known as the "Irish Stanhope" for his eccentricity.

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Letter [Edward Aldborough, Earl of Stratford letter]


Letter written during the Irish Rebellion of 1798 listing rebels to be arrested and possibly executed, discussing military strategy, and including an oath to be taken by rebels.

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Open for research; digital version also available.

Dates: 1798 June 8