John Alkebarow (Fellow 1382/3–90)

John Alkebarow was elected a Fellow of University College in 1382/3, and served as Bursar here in 1388/9.

A. B. Emden, in his Biographical Register of the University of Oxford to A. D. 1500, found that he was rector of Stoke Rivers, Devon, by 1394, and dead by 1403.
    This document, concerning his resignation, is the only document concerning Alkebarow in the Archives. It is also the earliest document, by almost 300 years, concerning the election or resignation of a Fellow of the College.

Catalogued in September 1996.

UC:S3/L1/1                                                    11 Nov 1390
Formal exemplification of the resignation of John Alkebarow as Fellow of University College. The exemplification is dated 1390; the date of the resignation is now illegible.
         The document is stained and illegible in several places, and there are two holes where it was folded in the middle. Unfortunately, William Smith in his notes on this document in UC:AR2/MS1/10 did not provide a transcript of it.
        Language: Latin.