EDWARDS, John I, of Bridgwater, Som.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

Offices Held

Bailiff, Bridgwater 1559, 1560, mayor 1563, 1572, 1585, 1586.


Edwards was assessed on the muster roll of 1569 both for Bridgwater and for the tithing of Chedzoy. As an MP he was paid wages of 2s. a day. The date of his death is unknown, but he may have been the testator whose executor was challenged by the son and heir, John Edwards, in the Taunton archdeaconry court in 1623.

Bridgwater achives, nos. 1460, 1468, 1532, 1537, 1551, 1576, 1577, 1943; Som. Rec. Soc. xx. 133, 138; xliii. 88.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: W.J.J.