HOOD, John I, of Leominster, Herefs.
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It was probably this John Hood who, at the parliamentary election held at Leominster in January 1377, found mainprise for the appearance of William Salisbury† and who, described as a ‘corveysour’ (leather-worker) acquired from Leominster priory in January 1388 a ten-year lease of an enclosed courtyard in South Street. By 1399, he was also engaged in the local cloth industry. Meanwhile, in October 1395, he had witnessed a conveyance of property in Leominster and Moreton belonging to John Romayn*, and it was about then that he also witnessed a grant to the priory, his fellow witnesses including Thomas Oldcastle, knight of the shire in 1393 when Hood first sat in the Commons. In January 1397 he stood surety for William Colle at the parliamentary elections for the borough.
C219/7/25, 9/12; Cott. Domitian A III, ff. 201-2; E101/339/14; Add. Ch. 7032.