John Shillingford MP
Member of Parliament, Mayor of Exeter (1428-1430), Mayor of Exeter (1444-1445), and Mayor of Exeter (1446-1448)
Died aged unknown
John Shillingford (died 1458), of Exeter and Shillingford, Devon, was an English politician. He was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Exeter in December 1421, 1431 and 1433. He was mayor of Exeter 1428–30, 1444–5, 1446–8. In 1447, he was involved in fundraising efforts to repair the Old Exe Bridge in Exeter. He secured the promise of a contribution from John Kemp, the Archbishop of York, from the estate of the late Henry Beaufort but he died before the contribution was received.DbPedia
Commemorated on 2 plaques
The Dean and Chapter of Exeter in 1394–5 built a house on this site in which John Shillingford, a notable mayor, resided from 1423 to 1458. From 1543 to 1554 John Bodley, merchant, lived there and it is accepted that it was the birthplace of his son, Sir Thomas Bodley, founder of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, who was born in Exeter on 2nd March 1544.
Corner of Gandy Street and High Street, Exeter, United Kingdom where they lived (1423-1458)
Sir Thomas Bodley 1545-161 scholar, diplomat, and founder of the Bodleian Library in Oxford was born here 2 March 1545, son of John Bodley publisher of the Geneva Bible. The house was also the home of John Shillingford mayor and MP died 1458.
Corner of Gandy Street and High Street, Exeter, United Kingdom where they lived