WEDGWOOD, William, of Cambridge.

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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Dec. 1421

Family and Education

Offices Held

Bailiff, Cambridge Sept. 1423-4; mayor 1427-30, 1436-8.1

J.p. Cambridge 13 Nov. 1427-30, 18 Feb. 1432-c.1442

Commr. of oyer and terminer, Cambs. Nov. 1429.


By 1425 Wedgwood owned a house on ‘The Broo’ in Cambridge, for which he paid the town treasurers an annual rent of 10s., and he also shared a close in ‘Alweneslane’. His lands and tenements in the shire as a whole were worth £8 a year according to the assessment for the income tax of 1436.2

Wedgwood was already a burgess of some standing by 1411 when he acted as surety for the attendance in Parliament of John Alderhithe. In 1418, during a period of poor relations between the townspeople and the university, he w