Johannes White (c.1360 - c.1390) MP

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Birthplace: York, England
Death: Died in York, England
Managed by: Denise Senae Noland
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About Johannes White

Slaymaker (manufactured slays, which are weaving instruments. However, may also describe a person who manufactured wheeled carts, the oxen-driven variety formerly known as sleighs), resident of York, became a freeman in 1390. Name also spelled "Whyt".

Had a son of the same name who was also a "slaymaker" and "became a freeman" in 1394.

"Freedom of the city" in this context is connected to the medieval concept of "free status", when city and town charters drew a distinction between freemen and vassals of a feudal lord. As such, freemen actually pre-date 'boroughs'. Early freedom of the boroughs ceremonies had great importance in affirming that the recipient enjoyed privileges such as the right to trade and own property, and protection within the town.

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Johannes White of York's Timeline

1360
1360
York, England
1370
1370
Age 10
1379
1379
Age 19
Yatley, Farnham, Surrey, England, (Present UK)
1380
1380
Age 20
York, England
1390
1390
Age 30
York, England
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Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
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