MARCHAUNT, John III, of Rochester, 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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Dec. 1421

Family and Education

?s. of John Marchaunt I*.

Offices Held

Warden of Rochester bridge by 28 Sept. 1423-23 June 1427.1


Marchaunt was mentioned as a parishioner of the newly-built church of St. Nicholas next to Rochester cathedral in December 1423. Already one of the wardens of Rochester bridge, he was to retain his post for nearly four years longer. During his final year of office, Alice Marchaunt, presumably a kinswoman of his, made an altar-cloth for the bridge chapel. In February 1427 he and others obtained a royal licence to export grain, perhaps with the intention of shipping it to the garrisons at Calais.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


  • 1. M.J. Becker, Rochester Bridge, p. x.
  • 2. Ibid. 21; Reg. Roffense ed. Thorpe, 568; DKR, xlviii. 246. There is nothing in the will of John Marchaunt ‘of Strood’, made on 13 Aug. 1449, to enable us to identify him with the Rochester MP; indeed the testator would appear to have been a comparatively young man: Rochester consist. ct. wills, 1, ff. 77-78.