PACHFORD, Richard, of Winchester, Hants.

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

m. by 1389, Joan.1

Offices Held

Bailiff of the commons, Winchester Mich. 1381-2, of the 24, 1388-9.2


When holding the inferior bailiffship in 1381, Pachford informed the sheriff of Hampshire of the results of the city’s parliamentary elections. During his bailiffship of the 24, he had enrolled in the city court the deed of conveyance of his croft (‘Le Hankeheye’) outside the west gate. He later leased from Hyde abbey land next to it, and in 1390 he acquired more near the cemetery of St. Anastasius outside the north gate. Pachford’s holdings inside the walls consisted of several tenements and shops in Calpe Street; and it was no doubt there that he carried on his trade as a goldsmith.3 In 1406 he brought a suit in the court of common pleas against an apprentice for breach of his contact of service. He died before May 1413 when his widow sold their property to John Veel.4

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


  • 1. Stowe 846, f. 88.
  • 2. Stowe 846, ff. 78, 88, 120.
  • 3. C219/8/5; Stowe 846, ff. 88, 89v, 97, 97v; Winchester Coll. mun. 12155; Winchester RO, 34/BX/TC9, enrolments, m. 27.
  • 4. CPR, 1405-8, p. 250; Stowe 846, f. 139v.