CLERE, John (by 1479-1538/39), of Colchester, Essex.

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

Dates

Family and Education

b. by 1479, 1st s. of Nicholas Clere of Colchester. m. Jane, da. of William Rich of Colchester, at least 3s. inc. Benjamin 1da. suc. fa. 17 Sept./19 Nov. 1500.2

Offices Held

Chamberlain, Colchester 1505-6, bailiff 1513-14, 1518-19, 1520-1, 1524-5, 1532-3, 1536-7, alderman by 1516; commr. subsidy, Essex 1512, Colchester 1515, 1523, 1524.3

Biography

John Clere was a clothier living in St. James’s parish, Colchester. His father died in 1500 owning at least ten houses in Colchester, among them one in East Street where John Clere then dwelt; as he was an executor of his father’s will Cler