John Mundy (mayor)

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Sir John Mundy (died 1537) was a member of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and was Lord Mayor of London in 1522.


John Mundy was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, the son of Sir John Mundy and Isabel Ripes.[1] In 1515 Mundy served as a Sheriff of London. In 1522 he became Lord Mayor of London. He was knighted by King Henry VIII in 1529 (some say 1523).[2]

In 1516 he purchased from Lord Audley the manors of Markeaton, Mackworth and Allestree, all now part of the city of Derby.

He built a Tudor House[3] and his descendants replaced the old manor house with a new mansion in about 1750 Markeaton Hall.[4]

Sir John Mundy was buried in the church of St Peter, Westcheap in the City of London.[5]

Marriages and children[edit]

Mundy married twice, firstly to a lady named Margaret Cermiechell. His second marriage was to Juliana Browne (died 1537), the daughter of his mayoral predecessor, Sir William Browne (died 1514), and the granddaughter of two mayors, Sir John Browne and Sir Edmund Shaa. By Juliana, Mundy had five sons and four daughters.


  • Vincent Mundy of Markeaton, his heir.[6]
  • George Mundy of Markeaton, who died childless.[6]
  • Christopher Mundy of Markeaton, who died childless.[6]
  • Thomas Mundy of Markeaton alias Wandsworth, the last Prior of Bodmin Priory.[6][7][8][9] Before the Dissolution of Bodmin in 1539 Prior Thomas granted favourable long leases on most of the priory's possessions to his friends and relatives, including Rialton to his brother John Mundy[10] and Padstow to his niece Joanna Prideaux.[11]
  • John Mundy of Markeaton and Rialton, Cornwall.[12] He was admitted to the Middle Temple and married Joan Way, by whom he had children including:
    • Katherine Mundy, who married Lawrence Kendall, esquire, of Withiel, Cornwall.[6][8]
    • Joanna Mundy, wife of William Prideaux (died 1564)[13] of Trevose, St Merryn, Cornwall, who on 20 October 1537 received a 99-year lease of the manor of Padstow from Thomas Munday, the last Prior of Bodmin.[14] William's nephew Sir Nicholas Prideaux (1550–1627), MP, built Prideaux Place in 1592 within the manor of Padstow.


  • Margaret Mundy of Markeaton, who married firstly Nicholas Jennings, a member of the Worshipful Company of Skinners and a Sheriff and Alderman of the City of London; secondly, as his third wife, Edmund Howard, Lord Deputy of Calais, younger son of the Duke of Norfolk and therefore became stepmother to Queen Katherine Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII by whom she had no children; and thirdly Henry Mannox. Although Steinman conjectured that Margaret Mundy's third husband was the Henry Mannox, executed in 1541, who had been music master to Katherine Howard in her youth, and had been involved in sexual indiscretions with her which later contributed to her downfall,[15] Bindoff established that Margaret Mundy's third husband, Henry Mannox, made his will on 18 March 1564, in which he disinherited both Margaret and his son.[16] Margaret (née Mundy) was buried at Streatham, Surrey, on 22 January 1565.[17][6]
  • Mildred Mundy of Markeaton, who married, by dispensation dated 27 June 1538, Sir John Harleston (18 May 1511 – 28 February 1569) of South Ockendon, Essex.[18][6]
  • Elizabeth Mundy of Markeaton, who married Sir John Tyrrell (died 1574) son of James Tyrrell of Gipping, Suffolk. She is best known for allegedly confessing to the murders of the Princes in the Tower under Richard of York's orders.[6]
  • Anne Mundy of Markeaton, who married Thomas Darcy (c. 1511 – 1557) of Tolleshunt Darcy, Essex.[6]


  1. ^ The history and antiquities of the county of Leicester. J. Nichols, S. R. Publishers.
  2. ^ Notes and Queries by William John Thoms, John Doran, Henry Frederick Turle, Joseph Knight, Vernon Horace Rendall, Florence Hayllar. Pub 1850
  3. ^[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Walford, Edward (1864). "The County Families of the United Kingdom, or Royal Manual of the Titled and Untitled Aristocracy of Great Britain and Ireland. 2. Ed. Greatly Enl".
  5. ^ John Stow, A Svrvay of London (John Windel, Printer to the Citie of London, 1603), p. 316 (Google).
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i Burke 1835, p. 25.
  7. ^ Maclean 1877, pp. 349–57.
  8. ^ a b Richardson II 2011, p. 473.
  9. ^ Smith 2008, p. 383.
  10. ^ Acorn Archive
  11. ^ Delderfield, Eric R., West Country Historic Houses and their Families, Newton Abbot, 1968, p.120, Prideaux Place
  12. ^ Gilbert, Davies (1838). The Parochial History of Cornwall, Founded on the Manuscript Histories of Mr Hals and Mr Tonkin; with additions and various appendices. London: J B Nichols and Son. pp. 232.
  13. ^ "The Visitation of the County of Cornwall in the year 1620," p. 152, online at
  14. ^ Acorn Archive
  15. ^ Steinman, pp. 56–57.
  16. ^ Bindoff 1982, p. 564.
  17. ^ Richardson II 2011, p. 418.
  18. ^ Richardson II 2011, pp. 361–2.


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