SPERLYNG, Nicholas, of Wycombe, Bucks.
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Mayor, Wycombe Mich. 1388-90, 1397-8.1
Sperlyng is first mentioned in 1380, when he purchased two houses in Wycombe from a fellow resident. As mayor, he presided over the meeting of the corporation in December 1388, when a tenement in Crendon Lane was granted to William Depham*, and over another such assembly, in March 1390, which agreed to convey two dwellings in ‘le Newelond’ to William Marchaunt III*. In 1392 along with another burgess and a local chaplain, he purchased a meadow just outside the town. At his election to Parliament in 1402, William Clerk II* as one of his sureties for attendance. He is not recorded after the spring of 1413, when he witnessed the return of Andrew Sperlyng (probably his son) to the Lower House.2