WALLOP, John (d.1405), of Salisbury, Wilts.
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Tax collector, Wilts. Dec. 1384.
John had set up in business as a draper in Salisbury before November 1375, when Roger Wallop of Andover, Hampshire—presumably a kinsman of his—assigned to him a reversionary interest in a messuage in the city. In 1377 he was appointed one of the many executors of William Teynterer, junior, a prominent citizen of Salisbury. Then, in 1384, he went surety for the attendance of both John Salisbury (Member-elect for Salisbury) and John Avery I (representative for Old Sarum) at the second Parliament of that year. In 1385 he did the same on behalf of David White, and the following year he went bail for Adam Dunmere, a local man who was being sued for debt.3 Evidently a fairly prosperous merchant, Wallop presented 22 lengths of woollen cloth for levy of alnage in 1394-5, and in 1398 he contributed £5, the second largest sum then paid in Salisbury, towards the city’s share of a parliamentary subsidy. In 1399 one John Sprot of Wells, Somerset, owed him the large sum of £44 10s.4
Wallop died early in 1405. His will is no longer extant, but it is known from other sources that he bequeathed property to the city of Salisbury, and that his executors included Thomas Mason* and William Boyton*.5
Ref Volumes: 1386-1421
Author: Charles Kightly
Not to be identified with John Wallop of Over Wallop, Hants, alnager Hants 1394-5, escheator Hants and Wilts. 1401-2, and several times a tax collector, although it is possible the two were related.
- 1. R. Benson and H. Hatcher, Old and New Sarum, 695. It is not clear whether Wallop was mayor in 1389-90 or 1390-1.
- 2. Tropenell Cart. ed. Davies, i. 255. On 6 Feb. 1395 the sheriff of Wilts. was ordered to elect a new coroner in Salisbury to replace John Wallop, who had no property in Salisbury and did not live there. This description does not fit the Salisbury MP, and may therefore refer to John Wallop of Hants. On the other hand, the royal order may have been due to contemporary confusion of the two men: CCR, 1392-6, p. 333.
- 3. Wilts. Feet of Fines (Wilts. Rec. Soc. xli), 3; Salisbury RO, ‘Domesday bk.’ 2, ff. 73-74; CCR, 1385-9, p. 293; C219/8/11, 12.
- 4. Salisbury RO, ledger bk. A, f. 6; E101/345/2; CPR, 1396-9, p. 398.
- 5. PCC 9 Marche (admin. 18 Apr. 1405); ledger bk. A, ff. 77, 79.