BAUDYN, Henry, of Liskeard, Cornw.
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In the Easter term of 1388, Baudyn acted as an attorney in the court of common pleas on behalf of a fellow Cornishman involved in a dispute over land near Truro. He is not known to have held property in Bodmin, the borough which he represented in three Parliaments, but he did acquire five messuages, a shop and half an acre of land in Liskeard. It was this property that in May 1390 he and his wife sold to one William Bythewater. Baudyn would appear to have been a minor official within the administration of the duchy of Cornwall: in 1405 he transferred sums of money from the havener of the Cornish ports to the duchy receiver. In 1406 he entered into recognizances in the mayor’s court at Lostwithiel to pay a smith from Fowey the sum of £10, but having failed to do so on the appointed day he was accordingly sued for debt two years later. He died before 1420.
Yr. Bk. 1388-9, ed. Deiser, 60; Cornw. Feet of Fines (Devon and Cornw. Rec. Soc. 1950), 767; SC6/819/15; C241/200/67, 221/18.