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Richard Howes (d. c.1499)

Mayor of Oxford 1489/90, 1490/1, and 1495/6

Richard Howes (or Hewys/Hewis/Hows/Howes/Howse/Huys) was elected Bailiff on the council in 1483 and Alderman in 1486. He was chosen as Mayor of Oxford for 1489/90 and 1490/1,

He was elected Mayor of Oxford for a third time in 1495/6.

In September 1498 he was recorded as failing to appear at the Chancellor’s Court to answer concerning a bond he had made.

† Richard Howes probably died in 1498/9, as on 20 April 1499 probate was granted on his will, and in August 1499 his sons, John and William Howes, administered his estate. They produced letters of administration in the Chancellor’s Court that were granted by the Archbishop of Canterbury because there were bona notabilia outside the University.





See also:

  • PCC Will PROB 11/11/596 (Will of Richard Hewis or Hewys, Alderman of Oxford, proved 20 April 1499)
    (not found on Ancestry)

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Last updated: 24 September, 2018

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