ABINGDON, Richard (by 1491-1545), of Bristol, Glos.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1491. m. by 1524, Isabel, at least 3s.1

Offices Held

Sheriff, Bristol 1515-16, mayor 1525-6, 1536-7, constable of the staple 1526-7, 1543-4, alderman by 1538-d., auditor, chamberlain’s accts. 1540.2


A merchant whose goods were assessed at £180 for the subsidies of 1523 and 1524, Richard Abingdon was sometimes called grocer and sometimes haberdasher. In Bristol he owned a house on the High Street and leased a shop and cellar in the shambles and other properties from the corporation. He was a kinsman of the family of Abingdon in the Welsh marches, from several of whose members he must be distinguished, especially a namesake who was escheator for Herefordshire in 1526-7 and 1542-3. At the time of his death he owned property in four counties near Bristol and had a lease of the manor of Winterbourne, Gloucestershire.3

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