AYSHE, John, of Wells, Som.

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

1st s. of John Ayshe of Wells by his w. Isabella. suc. fa. by 1541.

Offices Held

Freeman, Wells 1566, custodian of the mace 1569, master of guild of merchants 1587, 1588, mayor 1598, 1608.


Ayshe was described as ‘apprentice of Maurice Llewellyn’ when made a freeman. Nothing else has been ascertained about his trade or activities.

LP Hen. VIII, xvi. 1391 g. 39; C1/1034/32; Wells act bk. 1553-1623, ff. 58v, 66v, 178v; list of masters and mayors compiled by T. Serel.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: J.C.H.