Richard Tylman

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1546 – 1584

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Who was Richard Tylman?

Richard Tylman of Faversham, was an English food commodity dealer and exporter. He served as Mayor of Faversham in 1580 during the reign of Elizabeth I of England, at an ancient sea port established before the Roman conquest.

Around 1580, when Tylman served as Faversham's mayor, England was still underpopulated with millions of acres of land lying in waste or covered by bog. "Roads were worse than the Romans had left them" observed the Kent Archaeological Field School study. The grain harvest was the main source of income, with timber as the essential building material. Most industry was cottage based with spinning, knitting, weaving, tanning, and smithying at the centre of the local economy.

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Born
1546
Pluckley
Nationality
  • Canada
Lived in
  • Krak√≥w
Died
Sep 8, 1584
Faversham

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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