There were two families called Bedome in King Henrythe VIII's port of Scarborough. Both were headed bymariners. Richard Bedome had at least half of the ship "Bartholomew", and left quarter shares to hissons Richard and Robert. Likewise, John Bedome gavethree quarter shares of the ship "Thomas" to his sons Laurence, John and Christopher. The sons and the ships were named after saints and the busy Scarborough fishing season started at Saint Bartholomew tide. John's wife Alison received a "boat for five men called Mary" and another son Thomas had the "ferie boat called Magdalen".
John would be buried in the churchyard but Richard expected to be interred inside the parish church, asure sign of some local standing ..He left small sums in 1534 for work on the church fabric and for forgotten tithes. His assets included two beds, a piece of silver and six silver spoons. John had six silverspoons as well but he was perhaps better acquainted with the low town than the high church. He kept the tavern at Long Greece foot, the bottom of the steps that ran up to Bawdy Bank.