John Mulsho and wife - Geddington, Northamptonshire

walwyn Tue, 01/04/2022 - 21:38
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Brass dedicated to John Mulsho (d1400) and his second wife Joan1 at St Mary Magdalene church Geddington, Northamptonshire.

Consisting of a floriated cross with two figures praying to St Faith at the base. Within the quatrefoil is a figure of St Faith with sword in her left hand and a gridirom in her left.


The brass was moved to Geddington in 1972 from the church of St Faith at Newton-in-the-willows, which is now disused and derilict.


John Mulsho represented Northamptonshire from Parliament from 1388. Closely associated with King Richard II by 1397 he was one of Richard's most trusted servants.1 It was John Mulsho that delivered the writ to Justice Rickhill instructing him to go to Calais with the Earl of Nottingham to extract the confession from the duke of Gloucester.1 .This admission of treason thus obtained by the judge was read before Parliament in September 1397 to justify his condemnation.2

When Henry Bollingbroke invaded in 1399 Mulsho was one of the first to resist the invasion, but quickly changed sides.1