BARBER, Thomas I, of Leominster, Herefs.
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Family and Education
Barber was born in Ireland, but had settled in Herefordshire by April 1382 when, described as ‘of Leominster’, he took out a royal pardon. In July 1394, just a few months before his election to Parliament, he purchased, for 20s., a royal licence allowing him to reside in England for the remainder of his life, notwithstanding a recent proclamation requiring the repatriation of all natives of Ireland. In October 1395 he witnessed a conveyance of property in Leominster and Moreton belonging to John Romayn* and his father.
C67/29 m. 10; CPR, 1391-6, p. 451; Add. Ch. 7032.