PEYNTOUR, John, of Devizes, Wilts.

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
Mar. 1416

Family and Education

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Peyntour, a dyer by trade, is first heard of in 1379, when, at Devizes, he contributed the sum of 6d. towards the poll tax. He stood surety for the attendance at the Parliament of 1386 of Richard Gobet, who shortly afterwards made him principal trustee of a charity later known as ‘Gobet’s dole’. In September 1388 he also stood surety for the attendance of Richard Cardmaker at the Cambridge Parliament. Thereafter, save for his own elections to the Commons, nothing is known of him.

E179/239/193 m. 5; C219/9/1, 5; Wilts. Arch. Mag. ii. 252-3.

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: Charles Kightly