LEANTE, Edward, of Shaftesbury, Dorset.
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Family and Education
Mayor, Shaftesbury Mich. 1374-5, 1379-80.1
Tax collector, Dorset Dec. 1384, Dec. 1985.
Edward’s kinsman, John Leante, sat for Shaftesbury in the second Parliament of 1383. Although he himself was twice mayor of Shaftesbury, twice a royal commissioner for the collection of parliamentary subsidies in Dorset, and on several occasions a witness to local deeds,2 no personal details about his family or means of livelihood have been discovered.
Ref Volumes: 1386-1421
Author: L. S. Woodger
Variants: Lawte, Lente.