KENELME, William.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993
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Nothing is known of William Kenelme, whose name does not appear in the surviving records of Reading.1

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: Charles Kightly


According to c. Coates, Hist. Reading, app. xiv. one William Kennet was mayor in 1402-3 and 1415-16. Coates’s list is not reliable, and it would, in any case, be unwise to identify ‘Kennet’ with ‘Kenelme’.

  • 1. Identification with William, son and heir of John Kenelme, a small landowner of Clapcot near Wallingford, is not inconceivable: Boarstall Cart. (Oxf. Hist. Soc. lxxxviii), no. 780.