GODEWYN, Robert, of Reading, Berks.

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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Sept. 1397

Family and Education

Offices Held

Constable, Reading 1418-19; mayor Mich. 1425; bailiff 1428-9.1


An active member of the community of Reading, Godewyn is first heard of as a member of a local jury in 1396, and in September of the following year, probably at a quite early age, he was returned to Parliament. He is known to have witnessed deeds in the town in 1410 and 1423. More significantly, he was present at all 11 of the parliamentary elections held between October 1419 and January 1431.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: Charles Kightly


  • 1. C. Coates, Hist. Reading, 53; C219/12/3, 13/3; CAD, i. A558.
  • 2. KB9/3; C219/12/3-6, 13/1-5, 14/1, 2; Reading Pub. Lib. deeds 98, 107, 109.