OXENFORD, Robert, of Wallingford, Berks.

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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Oct. 1382
Jan. 1397

Family and Education

Offices Held

Bailiff, Wallingford Mich. 1397-8.2


Oxenford, a shoemaker, is frequently mentioned in the records of the borough court of Wallingford, where he served as a juror and was frequently amerced for selling shoes at excessive prices.3 He sometimes witnessed local deeds, and in 1387 served as a member of a jury testifying to the value of the estates pertaining to the honour of Wallingford. Ten years later, a few months after his last known appearance in Parliament, he was elected as one of the town’s bailiffs. Oxenford was wealthy enough to employ a chaplain who, however, was no credit to his calling, for he was involved in a number of affrays in 1401.4

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: Charles Kightly


  • 1. Not in OR, but recorded in C219/8/2 and C219/8/6.
  • 2. Berks. RO, W/JBb/55.
  • 3. Ibid. W/JBb/29, 30, 33, 34, 38, 40-42, 44-57.
  • 4. Ibid. W/RTb/96, 97; W/JBb/58; C260/100/48 m. 169.