The Stradling Baronetcy, of St Donat's in the County of Glamorgan, was a title in the Baronetage of England. It was created on 22 May 1611 for John Stradling, later Member of Parliament for St Germans and Old Sarum and Glamorgan. The second Baronet also represented Glamorgan in Parliament. The fifth Baronet was member of Parliament for Cardiff. The title became extinct on the death of the sixth Baronet in 1738.
George Stradling, younger son of the first Baronet, was Dean of Chichester Cathedral in 1672. Edward Stradling, eldest son of the fifth Baronet, was Member of Parliament for Cardiff in 1722 but died during his father's lifetime. His younger brother Thomas succeeded in the baronetcy.
The Stradlings were a family seated at St Donat's Castle, Glamorgan, Wales, from the early mediaeval period. The family thus played an important role in Glamorgan's history. Sir Edward Stradling, knight (d. 1453) married Jane the bastard da. of Cardinal Beaufort. A later Sir Edward Stradling, knight(d.1609), collected a famous library at St. Donat's and from old papers he had collected wrote one of the first histories of Glamorgan, The Winning of the Lordship of Glamorgan out of Welshmens' Hands, thereby creating the legend of the Twelve Knights of Glamorgan, followers of Robert FitzHamon, Norman conqueror of Glamorgan. He placed a Stradling knight 12th in his list, yet recent scholarship has found the Stradling family to have come to Britain after the Norman Conquest, invalidating the inclusion of the now but legendary Stradling knight.
The Stradlings are a branch of the noble family of Strättligen. Their castle, now ruined, is located near Thun in Switzerland. Johannes and his son Peter came to Wales in the late thirteenth century, following Otto de Grandson.
Stradling baronets, of St Donats (1611)
- Sir John Stradling, 1st Baronet (1563-1637)
- Sir Edward Stradling, 2nd Baronet (1601-1644)
- Sir Edward Stradling, 3rd Baronet (c. 1624-c. 1660)
- Sir Edward Stradling, 4th Baronet (c. 1643-1685)
- Sir Edward Stradling, 5th Baronet (1672-1735)
- Sir Thomas Stradling, 6th Baronet (1710-1738)
- Extracts from Calendar of Patent Rolls on searches for the surname Stradling
- The Stradling Family
- Welsh Biography Online
- Evan David Jones, F.S.A., Stradling Family, Welsh Biography Online 
|Baronetage of England|
|Stradling Baronets of St Donat's
22 May 1611