MAUNCELL, Geoffrey, of Salisbury, Wilts.
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Family and Education
Mauncell was a qualified goldsmith, who exercised his craft in Castle Street, Salisbury. In about 1404 he was involved in a dispute with William Blake over a tenement in the city. Blake had enfeoffed him of the property as security for the repayment of a debt of £10, but following his offer of repayment, which Mauncell had refused, the latter had retained the building for eight years, drawing from it five marks a year in rent. In an effort to regain his property, Blake filed two petitions in Chancery. The outcome of the case is not known.1 Mauncell’s connexion with Great Bedwyn has not been discovered.
Ref Volumes: 1386-1421
Author: Charles Kightly
VCH Wilts. vi. 135.