ALBON, William (d.c.1394), of Huntingdon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993
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A burgess of fairly modest means, Albon owned at least one tenement in the parish of St. Mary, Huntingdon. Although not himself particularly distinguished, he had influential friends in the borough: in 1379, for example, he witnessed a deed for William Wightman*; and when he himself was returned to Parliament, in 1393, Thomas Daniel*, the coroner, offered sureties on his behalf. Albon must have died shortly after his visit to Westminster, leaving his executors (a chaplain named Richard Wentland and one Joan Albon, who was probably his widow) to face an action for the recovery of a debt of £6 brought against them by Ralph Gidding of Huntingdon. They were, however, able to secure a writ of supersedeas in March 1395, thus bringing a halt to the proceedings.

C219/9/9; CCR, 1377-81, p. 340; 1392-6, p. 405; 1422-9, p. 73.

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: E.M. Wade