BURGH, William, of Maldon, Essex.

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

Family and Education

Offices Held

Clerk of the market, Maldon Jan. 1406-7 1408-9; weigher of bread 1407-8, 1409-10; wardman 1412-13, 1416-18, 1423-5, 1426-7; constable 1414-15, 1419-20; chamberlain 1420-1; assessor of taxes 1423-4.1


Burgh was among those men of Maldon who were arrested at the suit of the bishop of London and Walter, Lord Fitzwalter, in 1401, for infringement of their rights as lords of the borough.2 He was active as a minor official in the town for over 20 years, but was not holding any post when returned to his only recorded Parliament.

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: K.N. Houghton


  • 1. Essex RO, Maldon ct. bk. i. ff. 13-23; ct. rolls 9, 10.
  • 2. CCR, 1399-1402, p. 489.