GLASEN, William, of Helston, Cornw.

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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Family and Education

Offices Held

Portreeve, Helston by June 1390.1


An older William Glasen, perhaps the MP’s father, had held office as portreeve of Helston in 1365-6. At what time in the year the elections of local officials were held is unclear, but even so it is likely that the younger William had left office as portreeve by the time of his return to the Parliament which met in November 1391. Otherwise he appears in the records only once more: in May 1407, when he stood surety in Chancery for John Tregolas, a Cornish brewer. His precise relationship to John Glasen* has not been ascertained.

Duchy of Cornw. RO, ministers’ acct. 17; CCR, 1405-9, p. 273.

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


  • 1. CAD, iv. A10341.