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Kitson, Sir Thomaslocked

  • Charles Welch
  • , revised by Ian W. Archer


Kitson, Sir Thomas (1485–1540), merchant and local politician, was born in Warton, Lancashire, the son of Robert Kitson. He was apprenticed to Richard Glasyer, a mercer and merchant adventurer of London, and became free of the City in 1507. He was already trading on his own account on a substantial scale in 1509, and his accounts show that he remained active as a merchant adventurer until his death. In 1534–5, when he exported 625 cloths, only ten merchants exported larger quantities. He dealt mainly in the broadcloths of ...

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