WORSOP, Richard, of Lincoln.

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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Family and Education

Offices Held

Bailiff, Lincoln Sept. 1400-1.1

Collector of a tax, Lincoln Nov. 1404.

Coroner of the liberty of Lincoln to 1 Feb. 1411.


Worsop evidently had dealings in the cloth trade, as his name appears on the subsidy account drawn up by the alnager of Lincoln for the year ending at Michaelmas 1400. He then held office as bailiff of the city, but despite his influential position in the local community comparatively little else is known about his more personal activities. In February 1411 the mayor received orders to replace him as coroner because he was ‘too infirm and sick to travail for the exercise of the office’. However, he lived on for at least another four years, and was one of the jurors who met at Easter 1415 to examine proposals for the endowment of the church of St. Peter at Pleas in Lincoln.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: C.R.


Variants: Wirsop, Worshop, Worsope, Wyrsop.

  • 1. C260/115/11.
  • 2. C143/447/8; E101/340/2; CCR, 1409-13, p. 140.