VISER, Robert, of Chippenham, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

?rel. to John Viser, bailiff of Chippenham (d.c.1586). Burgess, Chippenham by Apr. 1559.

Offices Held


Viser was a haberdasher. In 1560 he was paid 20s. for going to London ‘with the supplication’, presumably about the confirmation of the borough charter. He went again six years later. In July 1568 he was licensed to turn part of his house into a tavern. A list of householders provisionally dated 1604 is headed by Joan Vizer (sic), widow. The absence of Viser’s own name suggests that he died before this date.

Chippenham Recs. 26-8, 307, 327, 336-7, 342; PCC 26 Windsor; CPR, 1566-9, p. 319.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N. M. Fuidge