WESTON, Thomas, of Cricklade, Wilts.
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Family and Education
Weston served as a juror at inquisitions post mortem held at Cricklade in 1364 and 1374, at Highworth in 1375 and at Swindon in 1375 and 1376. On occasion, he stood surety for the attendance in Parliament of Cricklade’s burgesses-elect, doing so for John Andrew*, elected in 1381, 1382 (May) and 1383 (Feb.), and for John Court†, elected in 1384 (Nov.). At Michaelmas 1387 he acted briefly as a feoffee on behalf of Robert Cherlton, a substantial landowner, for a settlement of property in the Malmesbury area.2
Ref Volumes: 1386-1421
Author: Charles Kightly
- 1. According to W. Prynne, Brevia Parliamentaria Rediviva, iv. 954. Only the last four letters of Weston’s name are now legible on the mutilated return for this Parliament (C219/8/4).
- 2. Wilts. IPM Edw. III (Brit. Rec. Soc. Index Lib. xlviii), 329-30, 381, 392, 394; CPR, 1385-9, p. 105; C219/8/5, 6, 8, 11; CCR, 1385-9, pp. 454, 462. The Thomas Weston of ‘Worwynchell’ in Cricklade, who between 1410 and 1418 held lands there pertaining to the manor of Abingdon Court, had property also at Chelworth and died in 1424 (leaving his niece, Katherine, as his heir), was probably a descendant of this MP: CFR, xv. 77; SC2/208/37; C139/9/13.