FARTHING, Robert, 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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Sept. 1397

Family and Education

s. of Robert Farthing of Canterbury.

Offices Held

Jurat, Canterbury Mich. 1394-6, 1397-9.1


Farthing was admitted as a freeman of Canterbury by birth on 31 Mar. 1393, and before a year had passed was elected to represent the city in the House of Commons. He received 30s. in advance for his parliamentary wages, but had to wait until 1395-6 for payment of £2 more, as the balance of the sum owing.2 He is not recorded after his re-election as a jurat at Michaelmas 1398.

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


  • 1. Canterbury Cathedral City and Diocesan RO, city accts. FA1, ff. 14, 21, 31, 37.
  • 2. Ibid. ff. 5d, 12; M. McKisack, Parl. Repn. Eng. Bors. 94.