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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Jan. 1397

Family and Education

Offices Held


Very little is known about Hokere’s trading connexions, although they evidently extended up the east coast of England, for in 1391 a ship of his was arrested at Grimsby to cover debts owed to a local merchant. Robert Burton* of Grimsby offered sureties on his behalf, but he broke bail, leaving his mainpernor to suffer the penalties imposed by the borough court. The two men may well have met again, for they represented their respective home towns in the same Parliaments of 1395 and January 1397, but whether Hokere ever made amends is not recorded.

Hokere held land at Fairlight near Hastings, on which, as a Portsman, he claimed exemption from taxation in 1410.

E. Gillett, Grimsby, 42; E179/225/34.

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger