MULCASTER, William, of Carlisle, Cumb.

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 Richard Mulcaster of Brackenhill Castle, Cumb. m. poss. a da. of one Tilliol of Scaleby, 2s. Richard and ?Robert.

Offices Held

Alderman, Carlisle by 1561.


Mulcaster, whose family claimed to have been established on the border from the time of the Conquest, was by Elizabethan standards an elderly man when returned to Parliament. The earliest reference found to him is for October 1537, when he sat on a special jury at Carlisle following a riot in Gilsland, and the latest in 1566, when he joined with Thomas Barne, Thomas Pattenson and others in a complaint against the then mayor.

Vis. Surr. (Harl. Soc. xliii), 131; Burke, Landed Gentry (1855), 833; Carlisle Recs. (Cumb. and Westmld. Antiq. and Arch. Soc. extra ser. iv), 86; LP Hen. VIII, xii (2), p. 294; Carlisle mss CA/2/210-17.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N. M. Fuidge