RAWLINS, John (by 1493-1532), of Gloucester.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1403, ?s. of Robert Rawlins of Gloucester.2

Offices Held

Sheriff, Gloucester 1514-15, 1518-19, alderman 1519-d., mayor 1524-5; commr. subsidy 1523, 1524.3


John Rawlins, who was assessed at £4 10s. for the subsidy of 1523, seems to have come of a family long resident in Gloucester and was probably a son of a former mayor. He was perhaps a kinsman of Hugh Rawlings aliasWilliams, the parson of Holy Trinity, Gloucester, whose advocacy of reform so disturbed Thomas Bell. As mayor, Rawlins welcomed Princess Mary to Gloucester on 12 Sept. 1525. He died on 10 Oct. 1532, several months after the end of the fourth session of the Parliament. It is not known who was by-elected in his place.4

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Authors: L. M. Kirk / A. D.K. Hawkyard


  • 1. Did not serve for the full duration of the Parliament.
  • 2. Date of birth estimated from first reference. Williams, Glos. MPs, 188.
  • 3. LP Hen. VIII, iii, iv; Gloucester Guildhall 1375, f. 28; E180/113/214.
  • 4. LP Hen. VIII, i; HMC 12th Rep. IX, 442; Elton, Policy and Police, 121-3, 364; Gloucester Guildhall 1375, f. 28.