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Comparatively few Northampton burgesses were returned to more than one Parliament during our period, but Spriggy’s distinction in this respect is offset by the general obscurity of the rest of his career. That he was a relative of John Spriggy*, who sat for the borough in December 1421, and Thomas Spriggy, a draper prominent in local affairs during the late 14th century, seems more than likely, but nothing is known for certain about his family background. He may well have been the William Spryg, citizen and woolmonger of London, who, in 1379, obtained permission to ship two-and-a-half sarplers of wool through the Westminster Staple: it was certainly not uncommon for Northampton merchants to obtain the freedom of the City during the later Middle Ages.
CCR, 1377-81, p. 192.