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Agnes Mellers (d. 151314) by unknown artist, c. 1512 by kind permission of Nottingham High School, 500th Anniversary 2013

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Mellers, Agnes (d. 1513/14), benefactor, is of unknown origins. She is first recorded in a property deed of 1488, by when she had been married for several years to the Nottingham bell-founder Richard Mellers (d. 1507), whose origins are likewise unknown. As his surname does not feature in earlier surviving borough records it seems likely he was an outsider who attained burgess status in ...