ALDERHITHE, John, of Cambridge.

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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Family and Education

Offices Held

Bailiff, Cambridge Sept. 1406-7, 1409-10, 1413-14, 1420-1, 1422-3.1


Alderhithe, who traded in cloth, is first recorded as being assessed for alnage in Cambridgeshire in 1396-7. When returned to Parliament for Cambridge in 1411, having already served two terms as bailiff, he was mainperned by a former mayor, William Salle*, and by William Wedgwood*. In 1428, along with another Cambridge burgess, he conveyed to Thomas Neel and others a messuage in ‘le Smalebriggestrete’ in St. Botolph’s parish. The two tenements he sold before 1446 to Richard Andrew* were in the same part of the town, where he presumably lived.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: E.M. Wade


Variants: Aldrethe, Alrethe.

  • 1. Add. 5833, ff. 134-5; E368/194 m. 103.
  • 2. E101/338/5; C219/10/6; Add. 5813, f. 178; Cambridge Antiq. Soc. 40. ser. ix. 4.