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John Culvert

Mayor of Oxford, 1285/6 and 1293/4

John Culvert (or Culverd) was elected Bailiff in 1270 and again in 1284.

In 1285, a case was brought before the Justices in Eyre mentioning the house of John Culvert and his wife Christina. Culvert is listed in that year as a Coroner and a Juror.

Culvert was first elected Mayor in 1285, and Anthony Wood conjectures that the previous Mayor, Nicholas de Kingston, may have died in office and that Culvert took over before the start of the mayoral year.

Culvert was elected Mayor a second time in 1293. He was also elected Alderman for the South-West Ward of the City.









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Last updated: 13 September, 2012

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