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Bowes, Johnlocked

(c. 1383–1444)
  • S. J. Payling


Bowes, John (c. 1383–1444), lawyer and speaker of the House of Commons, came from a minor gentry family established by 1200 at Costock in south Nottinghamshire. The son of John Bowes (d. in or before 1404) and an unknown mother, he was the first of the family to enjoy a career of any distinction, probably owing his early advancement to his neighbour ...

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University of Nottingham Library
National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London
Bodleian Library, Oxford
Chancery records (Public Record Office)
British Library, London
Borthwick Institute of Historical Research, University of York