CULHAM, John, of Wallingford, 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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Culham appears in the records of the borough court between 1399 and 1402. He was present at the election for the town to the Parliament of 1410, and later in the same year served as executor for Elias Skete, along with William Clowd, his fellow MP of 1407.1

As a stonemason, Culham was at least occasionally employed in carrying out repairs at Wallingford castle. In July 1399 he had been granted a royal writ of aid in order to impress masons and other labourers for the works there, and 12 years later, in 1411, he received 18d. as wages for repairing a small window in the castle chapel.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: Charles Kightly


  • 1. Berks. R.O, W/JBb/56-58, W/RTb/100-1; C219/10/4, 5.
  • 2. CPR, 1396-9, p. 589; E101/490/6.