GOLDSMITH, alias SMITH, William (by 1475-1517), of Gloucester.
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Family and Education
b. by 1475.2
Sheriff, Gloucester 1495-6, 1507-8, alderman 1504-d.; commr. subsidy 1512, 1515.3
In 1493-4 William Goldsmith alias Smith was entrusted with Gloucester corporation business during a visit to London and in the following years played an important part in the town’s affairs even though he never became mayor. By trade a goldsmith and a merchant, he received a pardon at the accession of Henry VIII. He leased property outside