BOLLE, John, of Sandwich, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993
Available from Boydell and Brewer



Dec. 1421

Family and Education

m. 1da.

Offices Held

Jurat, Sandwich Dec. 1418-19, 1420-1, 1422-3; mayor 1423-4.1


This Member may have been the son of John Bolle, the Portsman who, in Richard II’s reign, held land in the east Kent hundreds of Ringslow and Faversham.2

Bolle was prominent among the men of Sandwich who, in June 1422, were obliged to give surety in £100 to the King, to keep the peace towards the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, whose property at Sandwich they had recently damaged, and to appear before the Council to hear its judgement on their disputes.3 He died before July 1438, leaving as heir to his holdings in Sandwich his daughter Joan, wife of Thomas Palmer of Canterbury.4

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: A. P.M. Wright


  • 1. Kent AO, St. John’s hosp. reg. ff. 10, 11, 14; W. Boys, Sandwich , i. 40.
  • 2. E179/225/11, 21, 22.
  • 3. CCR, 1419-22, p. 265.
  • 4. Sandwich Black bk. f. 43.