by Hillary Lowden and Michael Andrews-Reading[1]


Many authoritative publications purport to provide information about the immediate family of Sir Thomas Wauton (Waweton), Speaker of the House of Commons in 1425.  This article examines a wide variety of primary sources, including heraldic evidence, which together demonstrate that much of the accepted ‘fact’ about Sir Thomas and his ancestry is seriously flawed, and offers instead a detailed reconstruction of both his biography and the wider Wauton family from the 13th to the 16th centuries.

Foundations (2022) 15: 86-121                              © Copyright FMG and the authors

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