Thomas Codde; ?-1558; Mayor of Norwich; Norwich, Norfolk

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Thomas Codde; ?-1558; Mayor of Norwich; Norwich, Norfolk

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Wife Joan, daughter of John and Elizabeth Holly. Brother to Robert Codde, chaplain to the Bishop of Norwich and one of the last masters of St Giles' Hospital (the Great Hospital) before its surrender to the Crown in 1547. Alderman in 1538, sheriff in 1540, and mayor in 1549-50. Again chosen as mayor in Michaelmas Day in 1555 after the death of Felix Puttock, the then mayor. Was receiver-general for God's House (the Great Hospital) 1548-9, the first full year's accounting after the City had been granted the Hospital. With Thomas Aldrich he signed the petition of grievances organised by Robert Kett, but he denied the rebels access to the city and was imprisoned in Mount Surrey on St Leonard's Hill. He appointed Augustine Steward his deputy. A beer brewer by trade. Left property in Conisford Ward and St Benedict's to the Great Hospital in Norwich. Lived in house in King Street, Norwich. Died October 1558.


Norwich, Norfolk

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