MAWDLEY, Roger (d.1630), of Poole, Dorset.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

s. of Richard Mawdley of Nunney by Anne, da. of William Thynne of Erith, Kent. m. Margery, wid. of Sir Walter Hungerford of Farleigh Castle, Som., 3da.

Offices Held

Mayor, Poole 1588-9, 1594-5, 1600-1, 1609-10; collector of revenues 1592.


The only reference found to Mawdley in the records of his one Parliament is his being licensed to depart, 29 Nov. 1597, leaving 5s. for the poor and the minister. Thenceforward all that is known about him shows him dispensing hospitality: a dinner for Judge Edward Fenner, one of the justices of assize, when he visited Poole in 1598, for which the town was to repay him £3; a dinner for the deputy lieutenants who were dealing with the recusancy of a local gentleman’s son, when once again the town reimbursed him; and, in 16ol, a Sunday supper for the prisoners in Poole gaol. He died 99 Sept. 163o, when his son-in-law Arthur Radford was granted administration of his property.

This biography is based upon the Roberts thesis and information from J. P. Ferris. Other sources include the following: Harl. 1559, f. 128v; HMC Egmont, i. 85; Vis. Dorset (Harl. Soc. xx), 78; Hutchins, Dorset, i. 9, 33, 34; Poole recs. audit bk. ff. 3, 10; Vis. Som.(Harl. Soc. xi), 73; St. Ch. 5/B48/16; Spanish Armada, ed. Laughton (Navy Recs. Soc. i), 129; D’Ewes, 565; HMC Hatfield, xii. 229, 245, 535; Som. and Dorset N. and Q. iii. 166; C142/762/155, 260/141; PCC admon. act bk. 1629, f. 129.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: P. W. Hasler