BARBOUR, Henry I, of Reading, Berks.

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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Nov. 1384

Family and Education

m. (1) bef. 1379, Maud; (2) bef. Sept. 1388, Agnes.1 ?2s. inc. Nicholas†.

Offices Held


Barbour, a barber in fact, was residing in Reading in 1377, when he paid 3s. as poll tax. His property in the town included a meadow bounded by dikes and containing a pond, and he witnessed local deeds until 1400.2 Barbour’s widow married John Hastyng*.3

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: Charles Kightly


  • 1. E179/73/42; Reading Pub. Lib. deeds 75, 76, 85.
  • 2. Reading deeds 65, 67, 74-76, 85, 89.
  • 3. Reading deed 121. It is possible that he was the father of John Barbour, bailiff of Reading in 1398, and of Nicholas Barbour, bailiff in 1414 and MP in 1427: CAD, i. A162; iv. A8539.