KENYAN, Edmund (d.1414), of Oxford.
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Family and Education
m. (1) bef. 1380, Elizabeth, wid. of John Norton (d.1373) of Oxford, 1da.; (2) bef. 1411, Margaret.1
Coroner, Oxford bef. Mich. 1385; bailiff Mich. 1385-6, 1389-90; alderman 1399-1400, 1402-3, 1405-7, 1408-10, 1411-12, 1413-14; mayor 1401-2, 1404-5, 1410-11, 1412-13.2
Commr. to recruit workmen for the repair of Wallingford castle, Nov. 1389; of inquiry, Oxford Feb. 1391 (forgery of a will).
J.p. Oxford 6 Dec. 1397-c.1408.
Though his parentage is unknown, Kenyan was probably an Oxford man. He was in business as an inn-keeper by 1380, when he paid 3s.4d. as poll tax, and by then his first marriage, to John Norton’s widow, had brought him a number of properties, including shops situated off the High Street. In addition he owned a house near St. Frideswide’s church.3
In 1384 Kenya