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George Stradling, fourth son of sir John Stradling of St Donat's castle in Glamorganshire knight was born there, became a companion of Jesus College in Lent term 1636, aged 15 years, took one degree in arts, was elected junior collector of the batchelors in Lent 164?, chosen fellow of All Souls College two years after. Proceeded in arts, and kept his fellowship during the times of trouble and usurpation, being then accounted a rare lutenist, and much valued by Dr Wilson the music professor. After the king's restoration he was made chaplain to Dr Sheldon, Bishop of London and was actually created D.of D. in 1661. On the 30th of July 1663 he was installed a prebendary of Westminster. On the 22nd of July 1671 he was installed chantor of the cathedral church of Chichester, and on the 21st of December 1672 he was installed Dean thereof, in the place of Dr Nath Crew promoted to the see of Oxon. He hath written,
Sermons and Discourses upon several Occasions. London 1692 oct (Bodl 8vo E 15 Linc)
Sermon on John 19:15. London 1675. qu (Bodl 4to D 16 Th)
He died on the 19th April, in 1688 and was buried near the choire of St Peter's, commonly called the Abbey Church, within the city of Westminster. In his deanery succeeded one Dr F Hawkins minister in the Tower of London.
{1660.19 Dec. Georgius Stradling A.M. admiss ad preb. de Wenlocksburn per promot. Brian Walton ad episc Cestr. ad pres.regis Reg. London. 1660.11 Jan. Geo. Stradling A.M. coll. ad rect. de Fulham: succ. Tho. Turner S.T.P. 7 Maii 1688 per mort. Geor. Stradling. Geor. Stradling S.T.P. admiss. ad rect. de Hanwell cum Capella de Brentford annexa 25 Feb. 1661, quam resignavit ante 11 Mar. 1663. Reg. London. Admiss. ad vic. S. Bridgetae Lond. 23 Apr. 1672. quam resign. ante 12 Jan. 1673. Fra. Hawkins S.T.P. coll ad preb. de Wenloksburn 3 Dec. 1688 per mort. Geor. Stradling. KENNET} http://www.stradling.org.uk/docs/O_r_15.htm

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George Stradling was educated at Jesus College in Oxford, whence he was elected a fellow of All Souls. He continued in the university during the Interregnum, and was then much esteemed by Dr. Wilson, the music professor, for his extraordinary skill on the lute. He was, upon the Restoration, made chaplain to Dr. Sheldon, bishop of London; and, about two years after, preferred to a prebend of Westminster. In 1671, he was installed chantor of Chichester, and the next year dean of that church. There is a short account of him before his "Sermons," by James Harrington, esq. who gives him the character of a man of learning and examplary life. Ob. 19 April, 1688. He lies buried in Westminster-Abbey.
---A Biographical History of England. J. Granger, 1779.

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