HOCKHAM, John, of Maldon, Essex.
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Family and Education
Supervisor of leather, Maldon Jan. 1387-9, 1423-4; wardman 1387-90, 1395-6, 1406-9, 1412-13, 1414-15, 1416-17, 1419-20, 1421-2, 1423-4; weigher of bread 1394-5, 1397-8; tax assessor 1402-3, 1405-6, 1409-10, 1417-19, 1420-1, 1423-4; constable 1404-5, 1424-5; chamberlain 1418-19.1
Hockham, a cordwainer by trade, became a freeman of Maldon in January 1387. In July 1389 he was associated with other townsmen, including John Page*, in a suit for trespass brought against them by the abbot of Beeleigh; Sir Bartholomew Bourgchier, Lord Bourgchier’s heir, stood surety on their behalf. Hockham was among the men of Maldon granted a charter of privileges by the lord of the borough, Bishop Braybrooke of London, in October 1403.2
Along with his son Robert, in July 1417 Hockham brought a plea of debt in the borough court at Colchester.3