DANIEL, Thomas, of Huntingdon.
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Coroner, Huntingdon by Sept. 1377-5 Nov. 1394.1
Bailiff, Huntingdon Mich. 1389-90, 1392-3.2
Daniel first appears in 1377, when he was already in office as coroner of Huntingdon. He may well have been the son or nephew of the Thomas Daniel who served as bailiff there in 1365. His standing in the borough was clearly high, because in November 1381 he acted with six other prominent burgesses as a trustee of land which had been granted to the local community. Having himself been returned to three Parliaments, he stood surety at the borough elections of 1393 and 1394 for, respectively, William Albon and John Dunhead as parliamentary representatives. The year 1394 saw his replacement as coroner on the ground that he lacked the proper qualifications. Little is known of him between then and February 1407, when he went bail for one of the prior of Barnwell’s servants who stood accused of breaking his contract of service. Another Thomas Daniel was involved in property transactions at St. Neot’s in Huntingdonshire, in about 1424, and may have been his son.3