Manuscripts and Special Collections

Biography of Edward Mellish (d 1626)

Edward was a merchant tailor of London, the son of John Mellish, also a merchant tailor, and his wife Bridget. John Mellish, while retaining his business links with London, acquired estates in northern England, and was buried at North Willingham, Lincolnshire.

Edward's brother George (d 1654, aged 73), also a London merchant, moved to Sanderstead in Surrey.


He married Alice (d 1617), daughter and co-heir of William Reason of Askham, Nottinghamshire, and had:

  • John (1597-1677)
  • Robert (1603-c.1674), baptised at All Hallows, Bread Street, London. Later of Ragnall, Nottinghamshire. Married Mary, daughter of William Saunderson of Blyth, and had:
    • Reason (1627-1688)
    • Robert
    • William
    • Edward
    • Elizabeth, married George Willoughby (d 1691) of Cossall, Nottinghamshire
  • William (1605-1667), baptised at All Hallows, Bread Street, London. Educated at the Merchant Taylors' school at at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Admitted to Gray's Inn 1626. Lawyer at Doncaster, where he was buried. In 1633, married Martha (d 1684, aged 75), daughter of Samuel Goldsmith, citizen of London, at Stepney, and had:
    • Samuel (1634-1707)
    • Robert (1635-), merchant, of London
    • William (1640- before 1674), merchant, of Smyrna
    • Anne, m. - Calcott, citizen of London

Archive Collections

  • Papers relating to Edward Mellish are part of the Mellish Collection held in Manuscripts and Special Collections at the University of Nottingham

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