PADYHAM, Simon (by 1515-68 or later), of New Romney, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
Available from Boydell and Brewer

Constituency

Dates

Mar. 1553

Family and Education

b. by 1515, 1st s. of John Padyham of New Romney by 1st w. m. suc. fa. Apr. 1553/July 1555.2

Offices Held

Chamberlain, New Romney 1552-3, jurat by 1558, bailiff 1561-2.3

Biography

Simon Padyham was probably a young man when in 1536 he exported oxen and sheep from New Romney to Boulogne. It was not until 1552 that he took any part in the government of Romney, of which his father was bailiff in 1544-5 and jurat thereafter. By his father’s will of 7 Apr. 1553, which he proved on 26 July 1555, he received the lease of one house, half the proceeds from the sale of another, and the residue of goods.4

Padyham was not Romney’s choice for the Parliament of March 1553. The town elected Richard Bunting and