PYNDER, John (d.1608), of Cheapside, London.

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 John Pynder, merchant, of London (fl. 1546). m. (2) Katherine Taylor, 1ch.

Offices Held

Auditor, London 1595-7.


Pynder, a vintner, may have descended from the Wellingborough, Northamptonshire family of that name, and so have been related to Sir Paul Pindar (Pynder) the seventeenth century financier. He owned the Nag’s Head in Old Jewry, and was assessed at £80 for the 1589 subsidy. Pynder was elected to the 1601 Parliament as one of the commoners’ representatives of the city. The London MPs were put on the main business committee (3 Nov.) and on committees dealing with the following in this Parliament: penal laws (2 Nov.), setting of watches (7 Nov.), customs (10 Nov.), abbreviation of the Michaelmas law term (11 Nov.), cloth and clothworkers (18 Nov., 4 Dec.), monopolies (23 Nov.), feltmakers (26 Nov.), assize of fuel (7 Dec.), Thames watermen (8 Dec.), iron ordnance (8 Dec.), the navy (9 Dec.), silk weavers (lO (10 Dec.), printers and printing (17 Dec.). On 24 Nov. he was given charge of the painters and plasterers bill.

Pynder died between 16 Apr. 1608 when he made his will and 29 July when it was proved. He asked to be buried in the chapel of the Mercers’ Company, near his ‘late wife and child’. He provided for his widow and left legacies for imprisoned debtors, for maimed soldiers, for Bridewell and for the Vintners’ Company.

PCC 70 Windebanck; APC, i. 360; Vis. London (Harl. Soc. xv), 374; (xvii), 166; (cix, cx), 155; W. K. Jordan, Charities of London, 419-20; D’Ewes, 622, 624, 629, 634, 635, 642, 649, 650, 654, 657, 668, 669, 670, 674, 676, 687.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N. M. Fuidge