COOK, Robert, of Dunwich, Suff.

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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Coroner, Dunwich Sept. 1412-13, 1414-15.1


On 18 Feb. 1393, a week after the dissolution of Cook’s only known Parliament, a writ of supersedeas was issued to the sheriff of Suffolk in his favour, following charges against him for detinue of £2. He was then described as ‘of Blythburgh’, but he held property in Dunwich too, and was living in St. Leonard’s parish in January 1403 when he paid 8d. towards the parliamentary subsidy. He served on the court leet jury at Dunwich in 1407 and 1411, and as one of the coroners of the town he was party to the borough elections to the Parliaments of 1413 (May) and 1414 (Nov.), on the latter occasion acting as mainpernor for those returned. Cook died before April 1427, by which date arable land, meadows and pasture in Dunwich once belonging to him and worth 5s.4d. a year were no longer in his possession.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: K.N. Houghton


  • 1. C219/11/1, 4.
  • 2. CCR, 1392-6, p. 118; Add. Chs. 40704, 40710, 40715; SC11/886.