Name: Alured or Averey Rawson
Birth: ABT 1455
Occupation: Merchant. Mercer.
Change Date: 8 JAN 2013
The title of lord of manor of Aveley , Essex, dates back to the Norman conquest, when William the Conqueror awarded the manor to a freeman called Sweyn. Twenty years later, it was owned by John de Aveley, from whom Aveley village took its name.
In 1494 the manor was sold to Aveley Rawson, a London merchant. From Rawson it was acquired by the Hospital of the Savoy.
The fact that his first name was Averey and he bought the manor of Aveley might suggest his mother or other connection was an Aveley?
On 27 Oct. 1494 Richard Frye, Esq. of London, Esquire to King Henry VII, acknowledged that he owed £40 to Alured Rawson, citizen and mercer of London.(2) Alured was a citizen of London, merchant of the Staple of Calais, and Lord of the Manor of Aveley in 1509.
Agreement from John Miller, gent., and Avery Rawson, citizen and Mercer of London to John Hugford of Princethorpe, Warwickshire, gent., concerning a bond of Statue Staple of Westminster, 19 Mar. 1504 in the amount of 200 marks to perform 4 May 1504 a bargain and sale from john Hugford to Avery Rawson and Nicholas Rawson, gent., his brother, of the lands of John Hugford in Baginton and Ethorpe, Warwick. To repay £93 6s. 8d. on 29 Sept. 1511 or within a month after, 20 marks on 25 Mar. 1512 or within a month after and paying 20 marks yearly on that date until the bond is void, when this occurs the estate shall be seized to the use of John Hugford and delivered to him or his attorney. Dated 22 Feb. 1511.
Avery Rawson, 26 Sept. 1518, on death of Fisher.
John Hewster, 5 July, 15. . on the absence of Rawson.
(Records of the Mercer?s Company. p141.
Father: Richard Rawson
Mother: Isabella Crawford or Trafford b: in Northumberland, England
- Nicholas Rawson b: ABT 1471 in Fraystock, Yorkshire