MALLARD, Thomas (d.1614), of Hereford.

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

?s. of John Mallard, mayor of Hereford 1560, 1564, 1567, 1574. m. Alice, wid. of John Towers, 2s. 1da.

Offices Held

Mayor, Hereford 1591, alderman bef. 1614.


Mallard must have been a lawyer, though no record has been found of his admission to an inn of court. He lived and practised in Hereford, receiving fees from such companies as the cordwainers, and becoming prosperous enough to build himself a large town house. The sole reference to him found in the proceedings of the House of Commons is permission for him to depart, 21 Mar. 1593. In his will, dated 18 July and proved 12 Nov. 1614, he commended his soul ‘into the hands of Almighty God ... trusting by the death and passion of Jesus Christ, to have remission and pardon’ of his sins, and he divided his property between his wife and his sons, while his daughter, Mary Taylor, received only £5, Mallard ‘desiring that by no means the same ... may be to the use of her most unthrifty husband’.

W. R. Williams, Parl. Hist. Herefs. 87; D’Ewes, 507; Cam. Misc. ix(3), p. 15; PCC 127 Lawe; J. Price, Account of Hereford, 258.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: J.J.C.