GARDINER, John (c.1525-86), of London and Stoke Newington, Mdx.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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b. c.1525, 2nd s. of William Gardiner, grocer, of London and of Grove Place, Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks. by his 2nd w. Cicely; bro. of William. m. ?lic. 28 Jan. 1562, Ann Chester, of Lombard Street, London, s.p.

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At the beginning of the 1566 session of Parliament Gardiner was in the Fleet following a Chancery suit brought against him over a Suffolk manor. Possibly, therefore, he was the John Gardiner, gentleman, living in that county, whose lands were valued at £20 in the 1568 subsidy return. However this may be, on 9 Oct. 1566 the lord keeper complied with a request from the Commons that Gardiner be discharged until the end of the Parliament. He died 11 Nov. 1586. His inquisition post mortem mentions property in London and Stoke Newington.

CJ, i. 70, 74; C. Monro, Acta Canc. 366; C3/179/14; C78/38 no. 4; Suff. in 1568 (Suff. Green Bks. xii), 160, 240; C142/212/56; PCC 45 Rutland.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: P. W. Hasler


  • 1. Did not serve for the full duration of the Parliament.