in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Astronomy and Astrophysics. 524 words.
Stratford, William Samuel (1789x91–1853), naval officer and astronomer, was, according to one source, born on 31 May 1790, the eldest son of William Stratford of Farncote, Gloucestershire....