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Friday, October 9, 2020

Mayor John Kendale

 2097160. Mayor John Kendale

~1345, John Kendale born in Cornwall, England, s/o 4194320. John Kendale & 4194321. Alice ?.

~1372, John’s father, John of Restormel and Trenode in Morval, Cornwall died.

9/1376, John, elected Mayor of Lostwithiel.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, son of the Black Prince, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

9/1382, John, elected Mayor of Lostwithiel.

3/16/1383, … complaint that William Cary is unlawfully suing before the justices of the Bench for execution of a recognisance for 100 marks payable at Michaelmas last by him made before John Kendall mayor of Lostwithiell … (S) CCRs.

9/1383, John, elected Mayor of Lostwithiel.

1383-84, John allegedly seized a ship called La Seinte Marishippe of Gironde and its cargo of salt, contrary to the truce then in force between England and Brittany.

1384, John a maninpernor for the election of Thomas Fychet (7605582(I)) to parliament.

3/28/1385, Debtor: John Rawlin, of Truro [a borough in Powder Hundred, Cornwall]. Amount: Creditor: Thomas Daniel, of Bristol [Glos.]. Amount £122. Before whom: John Kendal, Mayor of Lostwithiel. (S) UKNA.

9/1384, John, elected Mayor of Lostwithiel.

9/1385, John, elected Mayor of Lostwithiel.

1388, John a maninpernor for the election of Thomas Curteys as Knight of the Shire to parliament.

5/26/1388, IPM of Giles Daubenay, knight. Somerset: … a sixty-4th part of a knight’s fee, held of him by John Kendale; … (S) CCRs.

1388, A “Sir Robert” was executed. John bought livestock from his Tresilian estates.

1388-90, John and Thomas Moyle of Lostwithiel were sued in the court of common pleas by merchants of Lisbon for a debt of £41 incurred at Bristol.

8/1390, John Kendale indicted at Launceston for the capital offences of having in 1384 counterfeited the die of the King’s seal for the statute merchant at Lostwithiel and frequently used it; and of having forged silver gilt and copper farthings, which had been in circulation for the past 13 years.

1/1391, The indictments were held to have been brought by his enemies. Some involved obtained a full pardon with the help of the Queen. John had some of his possessions confiscated.

1/1397, John represented Lostwithiel in parliament.

9/1397, John represented Lostwithiel in parliament.

1398, John 1 of 12 electors of the borough officials for 1399.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England. [Richard II died a prisoner in the Tower.]

1400, John summoned to appear at the assizes at Launceston to answer a suit over an annual rent of £10 due on lands near Looe. John understood the agreement to be that he pay no rent for 34 years, but should then pay £20 p.a. The plaintiff claimed an annual rent of £10, which John claimed was waived by the subsequent agreement.

Bef. 3/1403, John of Lostwithiel and 'Bodmalgan' in Lanlivery,  Cornwall, died. [Son Stephen in possession of his lands.]

(S) Hist. of Parliament, Roskell, 1993, John Kendale.

Family notes:

·         Contemporary is another John, s/o Richard Kendal of Treworgey [kinsman of this John], who inherited estates in South Cornwall and Devon. In 1399, this John was identified as “mere idiot from his birth” did inherit the lands, and did marry and bring suits of assize, but held no public offices.

·         John was part owner of a tin mine.

Child of John and ?:

i. Stephen Kendall (1048580), born ~1380 in Cornwall, England.

ii. William Kendale, born ? in Cornwall, England.


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