OXENFORD, Alexander.

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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Feb. 1388

Family and Education

Offices Held

Queen’s bailiff in Wilts. by Sept. 1388.


Alexander, perhaps a relative of Andrew Oxenford, who had been living in Malmesbury in the 1360s, stood surety for the attendance of John Pusey at the second Parliament of 1384. He may already have been officiating as Queen Anne’s bailiff in the county, one of whose duties was to return the Members for Malmesbury and Ludgershall, the Wiltshire boroughs in her custody. But whether this was in fact the case, and he therefore presided over his own elections in 1386 and February 1388, is not known. What is certain is that he was holding the office at the time of the summons to the second Parliament of 1388, but when required by the sheriff to send him the names of the elected burgesses for the boroughs in question, he failed to do so.

Wilts. IPM Edw. III (Brit. Rec. Soc. Index Lib. xlviii), 336; C219/8/11, 9/5.

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: Charles Kightly