BLOYOWE, Walter, of Bodmin, Cornw.
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Bloyowe was usually described as ‘of Bodmin’, and while he is not known to have held property in either of the other two boroughs he represented in Parliament it seems likely that he traded in both places and used the port of Truro for his shipments overseas. He sometimes dealt in cloth, but his principal trading interest was tin, and in the 1380s he established useful business contacts with certain cutlers and pewterers of London. Merchandise did not always come into his hands in a legitimate way, however: in 1382 he was accused in the King’s bench of stealing goods worth £20, which included 12 ‘pieces’ of uncoined ‘white’ tin.