TAVERNER, Thomas, of Rochester, 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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Family and Education

m. bef. Feb. 1411, Margaret.

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Taverner witnessed a deed at Rochester in May 1401. Early in 1405 he was employed by the sheriff of Kent to deliver a summons to William Swinburne*, requiring his appearance in Chancery. His wife had inherited a messuage and lands to the south of Rochester, at East Malling, which, however, the couple sold in 1411.1

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


He may have been related to a namesake of Rochester who died before 1360, but, if so, not closely, for that Thomas Taverner’s heirs were his nephews, Thomas and John Campenade: CAD, ii. B3072, 3154, 3156.

  • 1. Arch. Cant. xxi. 315; CPR, 1401-5, p. 494; CP25(1)112/275/539.