John Wadlow's name occurs for the last time in the wardmote return of December, 1660.
When the play differs from Holinshed it differs also from the wardmote Book.
Holinshed and the wardmote Book both explicitly assert this.
The widow Wadlowe's name is returned for the last time by the wardmote on December 21st, 1629.
The wardmote had inquest jurisdiction over immorality or bad behavior such as vagrancy, delinquency, illegitimacy, and disputes.
Mr. Houston, the attorney who officiated at the wardmote, was not suffered to make his report of the election.
It was divided into wards, answering to hundreds in the county; each having its own wardmote, or leet, under its elected alderman.
It was divided into wards, each governed by an alderman who presided over the wardmote, and represented his ward at the folkmote.
Secondly, they are presidents of the wardmote and governors each of that ward whereby he was elected.
About the middle of last December, I received a citation to attend a wardmote, to be held in the schoolroom of my parish.