1-20 of 42 results  for:

  • public official (civic) x
  • Catholic (other) x
Clear all

Article

Aubrey, Andrew (d. 1356), merchant and mayor of London, was the son of Roger and Denise Aubrey. It is likely that he was born in London since he did not mention a provincial parish in his will. He became the factor of Thomas Enfield...

Article

Barantyn, Drew (c. 1350–1415), goldsmith and mayor of London, was the younger son of Thomas Barantyn, lord of Chalgrove in Oxfordshire (he had an older brother, Thomas, who died in 1400). Barantyn's talents as a craftsman rather than his family connections were to be the key to his success in the world. He was apprenticed to ...

Article

Bertram, Walter (d. 1495/6), merchant and provost of Edinburgh, is first recorded in 1464. He received payments for expensive cloth sold to James III in 1473 and by 1477 was clearly wealthy, as he bought the lands of Normangills in Lanarkshire from David Lindsay, ...

Article

Brembre, Sir Nicholas (d. 1388), merchant and mayor of London, is of unknown origins, though he may have been related to Sir Thomas Brembre, or Bramber, a wealthy and well-connected royal clerk who was receiver of the king's chamber from c.1347 to 1354, and keeper of the privy seal in 1354–5. One of ...

Article

Bukerel, Andrew (d. 1237), merchant and mayor of London, was born into a prominent London family; there is no evidence to support claims that the family originated in either Devon or Italy. His father, also Andrew Bukerel, was one of the custodians appointed by ...

Article

Carpenter, John (d. 1442), common clerk of London, was the son of Richard Carpenter, possibly a London chandler, and his wife Christine. He became common clerk of the city of London on 17 April 1417, succeeding John Merchaunt whom he had served as a clerk while also appearing as an attorney in the city courts. He held this important post until October 1438, sometimes styled the ...

Article

Colet, Sir Henry (c. 1430–1505), merchant and mayor of London, was a younger son of Robert Colet of The Hale, Wendover, Buckinghamshire. He was apprenticed in 1446 to John Colet, mercer of London, his own elder brother. His marriage, c.1465, to Christian...

Article

Cook, Sir Thomas (c. 1410–1478), draper and mayor of London, was the eldest son of Thomas Cook, draper, a warden of London Bridge (1440–57), and grandson of Robert Cook of Lavenham, Suffolk; the family were probably weavers and clothiers and the move to become drapers of ...

Article

Dunthorn, William (d. 1490), common clerk of London, was unusual among holders of this office in apparently not having received his training in one of the city clerkships, and in being a graduate — of Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he was admitted MA in the mid-1450s. Only one of his predecessors, ...

Article

Eastfield, Sir William (d. 1446), merchant and mayor of London, first appears in the records in 1419 as a mercer. He was probably the son of William Eastfield of Tickhill, Yorkshire, since in 1435 he acquired from Joan, widow of William Eastfield of ...

Article

Embleton, Richard (c. 1273–1333), merchant and mayor of Newcastle, is believed to have come from Embleton near Dunstanburgh, a barony given to Edmund, earl of Lancaster, after its forfeiture by Simon de Montfort. His parents are unknown, but he may have been related to the ...

Article

Exton, Nicholas (d. 1402), mayor of London, was a member of the fishmongers' guild, for whom, and for the other city victualling guilds, he was to be an active spokesman in the early 1380s. He had served, rather precociously, as MP for Middlesex...

Article

Fitzthomas, Thomas (d. in or before 1276), mayor of London, was a draper with considerable property in the city, whose family had been part of its aldermanic ruling class since at least the 1220s. That class, composed largely of drapers, pepperers, goldsmiths, mercers, and vintners, controlled the city through its hold over the offices of mayor, sheriff, and alderman. ...

Article

Fraunceys, Adam (c. 1310–1375), merchant and mayor of London, is of uncertain origin. His parents were called Adam and Constance, but who they were and where they lived is unknown. It is unlikely that the family came from London, and possible that Adam...

Article

Gedney [Brodyng], John (d. 1449), draper and mayor of London, is of unknown origins. In a petition to parliament in 1419 he styled himself John Brodyng, alias Gedney. He may have been related to two other John Gedneys recorded in early fifteenth-century London...

Article

Hende, John (d. 1418), royal financier and mayor of London, is of unknown origins, but by 1368 he was active in the drapery trade and had made the first of three prudent marriages. His first wife, Isabella, was the daughter of John Southcote...

Article

Henry fitz Ailwin (d. 1212), first mayor of London, was of English descent, as may be seen in the names of his father Ailwin, or Æthelwine, and grandfather Leofstan. The latter, who was later believed to have been the reeve of London associated with the royal foundation (1108) of ...

Article

Heron, William (d. 1257/8), administrator, succeeded his father, Jordan Heron, as lord of Hadston in Northumberland in or before 1242, the year in which William first appears in the documentary record, when he paid 5 marks instead of crossing to Gascony with the king. ...

Article

See Women traders and artisans in London

Article

Holland, Ralph (d. 1452), tailor and alderman of London, was possibly from Newington, Surrey, where he owned property. He had married a woman called Matilda by 1419, when he was already a successful cloth merchant. He owned shops in various parishes in London...