de Rokesle, Gregory
||Goldsmith (possibly) 1||
(Any abbreviated sources are listed in full below the notes.)1 — Goldsmith: Beaven I.374; but Nightingale associates the Rokesle family in general with the trade of Roper, and on Gregory de Rokesle see her p. 89.
Beaven: Alfred B. Beaven, The Aldermen of the City of London, 2 vols. London: Corporation of London, 1908-13.
Nightingale: Pamela Nightingale, A Medieval Mercantile Community: The Grocers Company and the Politics and Trade of London 1000-1485. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1995.
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