BOURNE, John II (by 1508-58), of Reading, Berks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Mar. 1553
Nov. 1554

Family and Education

b. by 1508. m. Alice, 1s. 5da.1

Offices Held

Chest-keeper and member of the guild, Reading 1529, constable 1530, alderman 1542, mayor 1544-5, 1552-3, 1558-9.2


In his will John Bourne gave the parish of ‘Meare’ as his birthplace and he is therefore probably to be identified with the man of that name who in 1521 was left £40 in the will of his master William Justice, since Justice was also born at ‘Mire’, possibly Mere in Wiltshire. He may also have been the John Bourne who gave a copy of a manifesto of the northern rebels to Richard Turner in 1536. But it is not even certain that all the references in the corporation diary, starting with the payment of 10s. for entry into the guild on 22 Oct. 1529