ALYSAUNDRE, John, of Charmouth, Dorset.

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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Dec. 1421

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It was probably this John Alysaundre who in 1399 purchased a burgage in South Street, Dorchester, and in 1416 was an executor of the will of Emmota, widow of William Pullare*, a burgess of that town. We do not know whether Aylsaundre held property in Melcombe Regis, the borough which he represented in Parliament in 1421; but he was certainly connected with the place, for in 1407 its burgesses had him report in the county court the outcome of their parliamentary election. In February 1427 he was associated with John Battescombe in leasing from the Exchequer lands in ‘Hoghurst’ (Dorset), undertaking to pay £2 13s.4d. a year during the minority of the heir. Later he evidently lived near Lyme Regis: it was as ‘of Charmouth’ that, on 10 June 1432 (while the Parliament to which he had been returned for Lyme was in progress), he stood surety for the chancellor, John Stafford, bishop of Bath and Wells, and his half-brother, Sir Humphrey Stafford II*, when they took custody of the manor of Chiselborough (Somerset).1

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


Variant: Elisaundre.

  • 1. Dorchester Recs. ed. Mayo, 133, 218, 222; C219/10/4; CFR, xv. 163-4; xvi. 92.