WATER, Richard, of Canterbury, 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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Apr. 1414

Family and Education

m. bef. Sept. 1395, Margery.

Offices Held

Jurat, Canterbury Mich. 1393-5, 1396-7, 1398-1400, 1401-3, 1405-7, 1410-12, 1413-15;1 clerk of the jurats’ chamber 1415-16.2

Bailiff, New Romney bef. Aug. 1396-5 Oct. 1397, by Nov. 1400.3


In December 1391 Water appeared as a surety for a citizen of Canterbury, and it seems likely that he himself had already been admitted to the freedom of the city. Certainly, his long service as a jurat was to begin less than two years later. In 139