ALESTRE, Nicholas, of Nottingham.
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Bailiff, Nottingham Mich. 1397-8.2
Alestre’s activities were restricted to Nottingham, where, at the time of his return to Parliament, he was engaged in the production of woollen cloth.3 However, his main interest was in selling hardware, for he was usually referred to as ‘ironmonger’. In 1396 he was accused at the great tourn with causing the common sewer to be blocked up with ordure, weeds and cinders, and in 1408 it was alleged that he had carved out an entrance into his garden from the town wall over common ground.4 At Christmas 1395 he was pledge for the admission as a burgess of his son John, and in the same year they together sold half a tenement in Cow Lane