GAY, Thomas, of Chippenham, Wilts.

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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Family and Education

Offices Held


Despite the fact that he all but monopolized one of the Chippenham parliamentary seats between 1381 and 1390, little is known about Thomas Gay. He paid as much as 2s. towards the town’s contribution to the poll tax of 1379, when he was described as mercator, and in June 1386 and April 1391 he witnessed local deeds.

E179/239/193 m. 18; Tropenell Cart. ed. Davies, i. 97.

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: Charles Kightly