GYLLAM, William (by 1519-47/48), of Southwark, Surr.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1519.2

Offices Held


The indenture for Southwark to the last Parliament of Henry VIII’s reign survives in bad condition. The name of the first Member is lost but of the second ‘ ... liam Gyll ...’ is legible. This was almost certainly a resident of Southwark, William Gyllam, buried on 6 Jan. 1548 at St. Saviour’s. By trade Gyllam was a clockmaker: on 20 Mar. 1540 he was paid 20s. for various repairs by the churchwardens of St. Margaret’s, Southwark. Presumably he was employed by the crown at Southwark palace and elsewhere, but his name has not been traced among the accounts of the King’s works. If he made a will it has not been found.3

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: A. D.K. Hawkyard


  • 1. C219/18C/117; OR suggests that the surname was Gyllot.
  • 2. Date of birth estimated from first reference.
  • 3. Greater London RO, P92/SAV/17, 356; information from H.M. Colvin.