HADDON, Robert, of Sandwich, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993
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Commr. to assemble ships for action against pirates, Sandwich May 1398.

Jurat, Sandwich Dec. 1404-5; mayor 1416-17.1


Robert was perhaps a descendant of John Haddon, the royal serjeant-at-arms who had held office as bailiff of Sandwich by Edward III’s appointment in 1358-9 and 1369-74.2 He himself occasionally appears in the Sandwich customs accounts between 1399 and 1417, as exporting small quantities of cloth and corn, and importing wine, sometimes in a vessel of which his kinsman, Thomas Haddon, was master. In 1407 he himself was captain of a ship freighted with a miscellaneous cargo of timber, gold thread, wax and cloth.3 In the same year, as executor to John Martham of Sandwich, he bought a suit against one of Martham’s debtors for £42.4

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: A. P.M. Wright


  • 1. W. Boys, Sandwich, i. 49, 52.
  • 2. CFR, vii. 58, 101; CPR, 1367-70, p. 298; 1370-4, p. 448.
  • 3. E122/126/27, 31, 36, 41, 45; 127/8.
  • 4. CPR, 1405-8, p. 259. He was perhaps father of Thomas Haddon, mayor of Sandwich 1437-40, 1446-9: Sandwich Black bk. ff. 38-50, 73, 75.