SHAWE, John II (d.1431), of Oxford.

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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Apr. 1414

Family and Education

prob. s. of John Shawe I*. m. (1) bef. 1401, Sarah, da. and h. of Thomas Leigh of Oxford;1 (2) bef. 1421, Agnes, niece of Richard Metford, bp. of Salisbury, and Walter Metford, dean of Wells, 1s.2

Offices Held

Bailiff, Oxford Mich. 1408-10; surveyor of nuisances 1410-12, 1414-15, 1424-5; alderman 1426-9.3


A fishmonger, like his putative father, Shawe first appears in 1398 when he sat as a juror at an inquisition taken before the county escheator. In 1401 he and his first wife rented two tenements in St. Aldateā€™s parish, Oxford (which had once belonged to her father and grandfather) from Robert Boterwyk, the university beadle, in return for rendering 40s. and a barrel of red herring every year. In 1408, following the death of the elder Joh