COLSHULL, Alexander, of Reading, Berks.

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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Constable, Reading by Dec. 1414.1


Although possibly related to a family of Colshulls holding land near Hampstead Norris,2 Berkshire, Colshull appears to have had neither ancestors nor descendants in Reading itself. However, he certainly lived there from before 1410, and between 1413 and 1419 rented a large house from the corporation. He attended the local elections to the Parliament of 1413 (May).3

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: Charles Kightly


  • 1. CAD, iv. A8539.
  • 2. CCR, 1409-13, p. 282.
  • 3. Reading Pub. Lib. cofferers’ accts. 1413-21; C219/11/2.