GRYK, John, of Liskeard, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993
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Sept. 1397

Family and Education

m. Joan.

Offices Held


In the year of his only known election to Parliament Gryk acted as an arbiter at Liskeard in a dispute between Henry Stonard and John Colard of Saltash, who was in the service of Bishop Beaufort of Lincoln. He stood surety for the appearance in Parliament of the representatives for Liskeard elected in January of the same year, and again for those of 1399. There is a possibility that he was engaged in the tin trade: at the stannary court of Foweymore held at his home town in August 1400 he was accused of unlawfully possessing 368 lbs. of tin. Gryk is mentioned in the court rolls of the manor of Liskeard in 1400 and 1401 in connexion with a brawl in which he had been injured by one Nicholas Welshman. In February 1415 it was alleged in the same court that he himself had erred by taking from Old Park at Liskeard a quantity of faggots above that allowed him by the steward of the duchy. Gryk is last noticed in 1419 when he conveyed to trustees (including his wife) property in the towns of St. Germans and Ladock which he had acquired some 20 years before.

C219/9/12, 10/1; SC2/159/1, 160/26, 27; KB27/569 m. 55; Cornw. Feet of Fines (Devon and Cornw. Rec. Soc. 1950), 807; CAD, iii. D691.

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


Variants: Creek, Creyk, Cryk, Grek.