Thomas Stratford, the son of a farmer was born at Toucher, County Westmeath in Ireland. After study with a Mr. Kerr he entered Trinity College Dublin in 1748 (B.A. 1757) and worked as a tutor for a Mr. Nugent, marrying one of his employer's daughters. Stratford was Curate of Scrabby being given the living of Gallstown, Westmeath, worth £300 a year. In 1782 he went to London and pursued a brief and unsuccessful career as a playwright. Horace Walpole was not impressed with his tragedy.
Paradisi Amissi Liber Primus Graece. 1770.
First book of Fontenoy, a poem, in nine books. 1782.
Lord Russel, a tragedy. 1794.
The labyrinth [Corneille, trans.] 1795.