HUNT, William II, of Bedford.

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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Constituency

Dates

Family and Education

poss. bro. of Thomas Hunt II*.

Offices Held

Mayor, Bedford 1438-9.1

Biography

Hunt was one of the burgesses, who, in 1425, appeared at Westminster before two justices of the court of common pleas to argue the case for the payment of MPs’ expenses by all the residents of Bedford, not simply those enjoying the franchise. He was accompanied by Thomas Hunt II, to whom he was almost certainly related; and, like him, he attended several of the parliamentary elections held in the borough during the first half of the 15th century. He was, indeed, named as a witness to the indentures of return in 1426, 1432, 1435, 1437, 1442, 1449 (Feb.) and 1450. In the meantime, in 1430, he was a party to a quitclaim of property in Bedford made by the emi