GOODBER, Nicholas, 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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Jan. 1397

Family and Education

Offices Held

Bailiff, Dunwich Sept. 1383-4, 1389-90, 1391-3, 1397-8.1


As bailiff of Dunwich, Goodber made the returns to the Parliaments of 1384 (Apr.) and 1393. It was during his first bailiffship, too, that in April 1384 he was one of the burgesses party to an agreement with Sir Robert Swillington regarding the foreshore rights in the havens of Dunwich and Southwold. In November 1392, once more as bailiff, he represented the town in a suit brought before the admiral’s court sitting at Dunwich.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: K.N. Houghton


Variants: Godyboure, Goodebourne.

  • 1. E368/157, 163, 165-6, 171.
  • 2. C219/8/10, 9/9; Add. Chs. 40663, 40665.