BONNER, Humphrey, of High Street, Nottingham.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

?s. of Nicholas Bonner, baker, of Nottingham.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Nottingham 1577-8, common councilman c.1581, alderman Sept. 1592-1612, mayor 1593-4, 1600-1, 1607-8.


Bonner’s name frequently appears in the Nottingham corporation minutes. In 1588 he was in trouble for allowing the railings in front of his house to obstruct the thoroughfare. Later, in 1596-7, he was among those required to furnish corselets for a military levy, and in 1603 the corporation gave him £10 to buy plate for Queen Anne upon her visit to the town. He was prominent in the discussions leading to the reorganisation of local government in Nottingham in 1604, and from time to time he lent the corporation money. He was assessed in the subsidy of 1608-9 on £4 a year in goods. In the proceedings of his two Parliaments he appears only once, and indirectly, when on 10 Nov. 1597 the Nottingham burgesses were appointed to a committee concerning spinners and weavers. The date of his death has not been ascertained, but it was before 1628.

Nottingham Recs. passim; HMC Hatfield, v. 135-6; D’Ewes, 555.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: J.E.M.