YARHAM, Robert (c.1520-95), of , Norwich, Norf.

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

b. c.1520, s. of John Yarham of Cossey. m. Amy, da. of Martin Sedley, s.p.

Offices Held

Freeman, Norwich 1565, mayor 1591-2, alderman from 1592.


Yarham was a grocer, apprenticed to John Sotherton, four of whose family sat in Elizabethan Parliaments, two for Norwich. George and Nowell Sotherton were in the 1593 Parliament. No record has been found of any participation by Yarham in the business of the House. In his will of 9 May 1595, proved by his widow, the executrix and residuary legatee, 6 Sept., he left bequests to several members of the Sotherton family, to the poor of Norwich, and to his servants.

Blomefield, Norf. iv. 231; Millican, Norwich Freemen, 248; Le Strange, Norf. Official Lists, 109, 110; PCC 58 Scott.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: P. W. Hasler