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2. Rowland Hill, son of Thomas Hill, of Hodnet, Mercer, 1549. 3. Thomas Lee, son of Roger Lee, of Wellington, Mercer, 1558. 4. Thomas Lodge, son of William Lodge, of Cresset, Grocer,
5. Rowland Heyward, son of George Heyward, of Bridgenorth, Clothworker, 1570.
6. Robert Lee, son of Humphry Lee, of Bridge-north, Mer chant Tailor, 1602.
7. John Swinnerton, son of Tho. Swinnerton, of Oswestry, Merchant Tailor, 1612.
8. Francis Jones, son of John Jones, of Glaverly, Haberdasher, 1620.
9. Peter Probey, not recorded of White-church, Grocer, 1622. 10. Allen Cotton, son of Ralph Cotton, of White-church, Draper, 1625.
11. George Whitmore, son of Will. Whitmore, of Charley, Haberdasher, 1631.
12. Thomas Adams, son of Thomas Adams, of Wem, Draper, 1646.
See we here a jury of lord mayors born in this (which I believe will hardly be paralleled in a greater) county. All [no doubt] honest men, and true.
NAMES OF THE GENTRY OF THIS COUNTY,
RETURNED BY THE COMMISSIONERS IN THE TWELFTH YEAR OF KING HENRY THE SIXTH.
(a) William bishop of Coven. and Lichf. and (b) John de Talbot, knight; (c) Richard Laken, and William Boerley, (knights for the shire) ;-Commissioners to take the oaths.
Willielmi Malory, Militis.
Thomæ Hopton, de Hopton.
Johannis Bruyn, junioris.
Edwardi Leighton de Mershe,
(a) This William was William Hieworth, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, of whom hereafter.*
(b) Sir John Talbot, (though here only additioned Knight) was the Lord Talbot, and eight years after created earl of Shrewsbury, of whom before.†
(c) Richard Laken, the same family with Lacon, whose seat was at Willily in this county, augmented both in blood and estate by the matches with the heirs of, 1. Harley; 2. Peshal; 3. Passilew; 4. Blunt of Kinlet.
My hopes are according to my desires, that this ancient family is still extant in this county, though I suspect shrewdly
shattered in estate.
The commissioners of this shire were neither altogether idle, nor very industrious; having made but a short and slender return, only of 45 principal persons therein.
Arg. a lion rampant G. crowned O.; a border S. besanté.
2 Johannes Ludlow
Arg. on a chief O. a raven proper.
5 Johannes Shery.
6 Edw. de Acton
G. two lions passant Arg. betwixt nine croslets O.
7 Joh. de Stepulton.
Arg. a lion rampant S.
8 Edw. de Acton
9 Nich. de Sandford
ut prius. Sandford.
Parti per chevron S. and Erm. two boars' heads coupée in chief O.
10 Robert de Lee
G. a fess componée O. and Az. betwixt eight billets Arg. 11 Joh. Mowetho, alias Mowellio, quære.
12 Rob. de Ludlow
13 Edw. de Acton
14 Joh. de Stepulton
15 Will. Huggeford.
16 Hen. de Winesbury.
ut prius. ut prius.
Az. on a bend betwixt two cotises O. three lions G.
Arg. a cross formée fleury S.; on a canton G. a wolf's head erased of the field.
Arg. a cross patée S.
4 Tho. Newport
Arg. a chevron G. betwixt three leopards' heads S.
O. on a chevron S. five plates.
8 Will. Brounshul.
9 Joh. Boreley
Arg.afess checky O. and Az. upon a lion rampant S. armed G. ut prius.
10 Rog. Acton
11 Edw. Sprengeaux.
12 Robertus Tiptot.
Arg. a saltire engrailed G.
8 Hugo. Burgh.
Az. a chevron betwixt three flowers-de-luce Erm.
G. semé de cross croslets, a lion rampant O.