HATHAWAY, Thomas (d.1424), of Marlborough.
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m. Cecily, 1s.
Evidently a Marlborough resident of some substance, in 1414 Hathaway was engaged in a dispute concerning ten messuages, two cottages and a fish market in the town, which had been taken into the King’s hands by the county escheator. This was the year of his election to Parliament, and it was while attending the Commons at Leicester that, on 10 May, he received custody of the property until a royal court should decide whether it belonged to him or to the Crown, his sureties then being Walter Colet, a Member for Oxford, and John Bird, who had sat for Marlborough in the previous Parliament. Hathaway’s will, made on 28 May 1424, directed that he should be buried at St. Peter’s, Marlborough, and left small sums to various inhabitants of Marlborough and Trowbridge, including Joan, daughter of Thomas Newman*, and to the local Carmelite friary. The residue of his property was to go to his executors, namely, his wife, Cecily, and one John Pellican, of whom the latter, however, refused to act. The will was proved in November.
CFR, xiv. 66; Reg. Chichele, ii. 297-8, 303.