LEADENHAM, William, of Lincoln.
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Leadenham is first mentioned in June 1408, when a papal indult for the remission of sins at the hour of death was awarded to him as a citizen of Lincoln. His business dealings, which were probably in wool, took him to Calais; and he was there in November 1415 when the Lincolushire landowner, John Pouger*, drew up his will. Pouger entrusted the administration of his goods and the direction of his funeral to his friend, William Sothill, who was to proceed under Leadenham’s supervision. Back in Lincoln by November 1421, Leadenham was present at the guildhall to ratify ordinances for the use of the common seal drawn up at the close of the previous century. His one return to Parliament occurred soon afterwards, and in April of the following year he again attended the guildhall, this time for a ‘common congregation’ of the citizenry.1
Ref Volumes: 1386-1421
- 1. CPL, vi. 144; Reg. Repingdon (Lincoln Rec. Soc. lxxiv), no. 146; Lincs. AO, L1/3/1, ff. 2v, 3v.