ALANSON, William (by 1519-54/55 or later), of Lincoln.

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 1519, 2nd s. of Robert Alanson of Lincoln.2

Offices Held

Sheriff, Lincoln 1540-1, alderman by 1542-d., mayor 1542-3.3


At the time of his father’s death in 1540 William Alanson was beginning his civic career. It is not certain whether he was elected to the Parliament of 1542 when it was summoned or as a replacement for the recorder, Anthony Missenden, who died in 1542, but in all probability the new recorder, George St. Poll, took Missenden’s place. During the second session Alanson was instructed by the common council to solicit the aid of the Duke of Suffolk in the matter of the fee farm; he was promised £40 if he succeeded, with a fu