About Sir John Hende, Lord Mayor of London
Bradwell Hall in 17 Richard II. was possessed by Sir John Hende or Hinde, " a very rich man," Alderman of London, Sheriff 1381, and Lord Mayor 1391 and 1404. His benefactions to Coggeshall Abbey procured that house to celebrate his obit with all the solemnity and gratitude due to a founder Sir John died 1st August, 1418, leaving two sons, both named John. The elder, then aged nine, died in 1461, leaving an only daughter, Joan, who was heiress to both brothers. The descendants of Joan (by her marriage to Walter Writtel, of Bobbingworth) failing, the Hende estates reverted to John Bassett, who had married the daughter of Sir John Hende's sister Amicia. Gregory Bassett, John's son, at his death in 1528, left a daughter Dorothy, aged one year, the inheritor of large estates. The wardship of this infant heiress being obtained by Thomas Bonham, of Kent, he secured her marriage "very young " to his son Robert ; after whose death, Dorothy married, as her second husband, Anthony Maxey, of Great Saling Hall.
Source: "Essex Review"
John Hende, Lord Mayor of London. He died in 1418, and his widow, Elizabeth, married Ralph Boteler (Butler), KG.