CHANDLER, Roger, of Southwark, Surr.
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Tax collector, Southwark Mar. 1380; assessor of a tax Dec. 1380.
In November 1373 a Roger Chandler, described as living in London, offered sureties of £100 for the appearance of two clerks before the court of Chancery. Whether or not he had at one time dwelt in the City, the MP is known to have settled in Southwark by 1380, when he and his wife paid 3s. towards the local lay subsidy which he himself had helped to assess. He was still a resident of the borough ten years later, being summoned, but not sworn, to serve as a juror at an assize of novel disseisin regarding the Southwark property of Sir Roger Clarendon. Chandler witnessed local deeds in February 1392 and October 1400, and is last mentioned in connexion with the Guildford assizes of November 1401. He was then instructed by the judges to arrest two missing defendants from Kingston, Surrey, and may well have been acting in an official capacity, perhaps as bailiff of Southwark.1
Ref Volumes: 1386-1421
Variants: Chaundeler, Chawndeler.
- 1. CCR, 1369-74, p. 595; 1389-92, pp. 541, 552; 1399-1402, p. 274; E179/184/30; JUST 1/908/3, 1512 rot. 60.