WINTRINGHAM, Thomas, of Northampton.
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m. by July 1412, Margaret.1
Bailiff, Northampton Mich. 1407-8.2
Although described as a painter in the borough records, Wintringham was also involved in the wool trade, and it is in this context that we first encounter him. In April 1404 the customs officials at Ipswich were ordered to allow him to ship 21 sarplers of wool and 160 woolfells out of the port and thence to Calais. He was returned to Parliament two years later, and not long afterwards served a term as bailiff of Northampton. At some point during this period he and his brother, Robert, who was in holy orders, began litigation against one John Cook of Lilburne in Northamptonshire for the recovery of an unspecified debt. The defendant sued out a writ of supersedeas, however, and as a result, in November 1408, the proceedings were brought to a halt. Wintringham attended the borough elections to the Parliament of 1410, and appears for the last time two years later, when he and his wife were arraigned on an assize of mort d’ancestor at Northampton. The plaintiff, who began his suit in July 1412, was a local man named John Garlykmonger.3
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