Name: Simon de Swanland
Prefix: Sir 1
Residence: Harefield, Middsx
Occupation: Mayor of London 1330
Change Date: 21 DEC 2011
A leading member of the Drapers? Company, enjoyed a long and distinguished civic career before retiring to his country properties in North Mimms and Harefield. Having served as an alderman and mayor of London, Simon Swanland was knighted in 1337 and went on to represent Middlesex in three Parliaments during the 1340s
Could it be him:
The oldest part of North Mimms, Herts, is the north chapel, circa 1328, built by Simon Swanland, for a chantry wherein was said masses for the souls of his parents and dedicated to St. Katherine.
Sir Richard de Bacheworth, in the year 1315, granted the manor to Simon de Swanland, who married the elder daughter and co-heir of his brother Roger.
In 1316 Simon de Swanland came on the scene and, to quote from a lecture given by the late Lord Clauson in 1935 to a group of the Young People?s Fellowship, "He was a London citizen and merchant.?
(North Mymms - Parish and People. by Dorothy Colville.)
Medieval intrigue: decoding royal conspiracies - Page 155
books.google.co.ukIan Mortimer - 2010 - 375 pages - Preview
Simon de Swanland was not described as mayor of London but as 'our dear valet' ? a description he had been given by Melton ... 1330.10 His role in providing clothes is explained by the fact he was a draper.11 It is also noteworthy that, ...
SWANLAND, SIMON DE (Swanlond), draper, aid. 1327-34, knighted 1337. Beaven, 1, 384. Interests at North Mimms, Herts., where a Simon de Swanlond, citizen, had owned property as early as 1288. WAM, 4351, 4146. Left at least two sons, William, and John.
(The merchant class of medieval London, 1300-1500 - Page 368. Sylvia L. Thrupp - 1989.)
- William de Swanland
- Type: Book
Periodical: An Historical Account of Those Parishes in the County of Middlesex