ROYNON, Walter (by 1529-64 or later), of Chichester, Suss.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Nov. 1554

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b. by 1529.1

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Walter Roynon’s origins are unknown. The only established family of the name lived in Somerset, and the ‘Chilchester’, Hampshire, from which the first of them to appear in the family pedigree is said to have come was probably Silchester. Roynon’s Somerset contemporary John Roynon, fifth in descent from their ancestor, was a well connected servant of Princess Elizabeth.2

In 1550 Roynon, described as of Chichester, gentleman, paid Robert Trigges £56 for a lease of the mansion house of Waltham prebend, late of Bosham collegiate church, and it was as citizens and residents of Chichester that Roynon and John Digons were returned to Mary’s third Parliament. The city had elected nominees of the 12th Earl of Arundel to the three preceding ones and the reversion to local men might be seen as an acceptance of the Queen’s request both in that respect and in t