MISEN, Richard, of Grimsby, Lincs.

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. 1390

Family and Education

Offices Held

Bailiff, Grimsby Mich. 1389-90; mayor 1395-6.1


As bailiff of Grimsby, Misen was responsible for holding the local elections to the first Parliament of 1390, being returned himself by the electors; and as mayor he witnessed a conveyance of land in the town. He evidently owned at least one ship, which he claimed in the early 1390s had been attacked off Flamborough Head by a foreign sea captain named William Flering, although the latter was able to produce an alibi. Misen died in possession of the larger of the borough’s two silver maces, which the authorities acquired from his executors for 23s.4d.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: C.R.


It is now impossible to tell what connexion, if any, existed between this Member and