DALE, Roger, of Grimsby, Lincs.
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Bailiff, Grimsby Mich. 1417-18.1
Notwithstanding his three returns to Parliament and election to the office of bailiff, Dale remains an obscure figure about whom little evidence survives. He was possibly the ‘former common serjeant’ of the same name who sold the smaller of the borough’s two silver maces to the municipal authorities for 18s. in about 1395, but, even if so, no more is heard of him at this time. A chamberlain’s account for the year ending at Michaelmas 1410 records the payment to Dale and others of expenses for ‘riding to Whitehill before the holding of the sessions of the peace in Grimsby’. We know, too, that he twice acted as a mainpernor for two other local MPs, namely Simon Elkyngton* (in 1422) and Richard Fulnetby† (in 1427).2