Gregory de Rokesley

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Gregory de Rokesley (died 1291) was an English goldsmith, Mayor of London and Warden of the Mint.

He was originally from Rokesley in Kent and was a wealthy wool merchant and goldsmith.

In 1263, 1265 and 1270, he served as Sheriff of London and then served as Lord Mayor of London for a total of 8 occasions from the years 1274 through to 1280 and again in the year 1284.

In 1276 he was made Kings Chamberlain and acted in that capacity for two years.[1] He was joint Warden of the Mint from 1279 to 1292.[2]

The site of his house, which existed near Lombard Street near where the Church of St Mary Woolnoth now stands is commemorated by a City of London blue plaque.[3]

He was married to Avice, with whom he had 2 sons, Sir Reginald and Sir Richard

References[edit]

  1. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1897). "Rokesley, Gregory de". Dictionary of National Biography. 49. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 
  2. ^ The history of the twelve great livery companies of London, Herbert, 1836
  3. ^ http://openplaques.org/plaques/1330