Name: Robert of Knoyle
Residence: Salisbury, Wilts
Occupation: Wool merchant. Mayor of Salisbury.
Change Date: 15 NOV 2011
Salisbury's contribution to the Wiltshire wool trade in the 14th century depended largely upon the activities of such men as Robert of Knoyle, mayor 1309 and 1314, whose shipments in one year (1314? 15) amounted to 5,665 wool fells and 19 sacks of wool.
Men like Robert of Knoyle, John a'Port, William Swayne, John Hall and William Webb - truculent, independent, avaricious, turned Salisbury into one of the ten wealthiest cities in the country.
(Salisbury: the history of an English cathedral city.)
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