MORE, Roger, of Wycombe, Bucks.
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Tax collector, Bucks. Aug. 1430.
Despite his eight elections to Parliament, comparatively little is known about More. In September 1420, along with Andrew Sperlyng* and other burgesses of Wycombe, he was granted four marks rent from a hostelry called The Newe Inn, adjoining the close of the rectory of Wycombe. He witnessed the borough elections to the Parliaments of 1421 (Dec.), 1422, 1425, 1426 and 1429. Meanwhile, in 1423, he had appeared as a pledge for William Marchaunt III* in the manor court of Bassetbury. In this manor More himself held land which was further consolidated in 1425 when he leased one-and-a-half virgates formerly rented by Marchaunt. On 31 Aug. 1429, he was one of the 129 persons known to have been present at the county elections at Aylesbury, where John Hampden† of Hampden and Andrew Sperlyng were returned as knights of the shire, only for their election to be illegally quashed by the sheriff,