CARTER, William II (d.c.1408), of Scarborough, Yorks.

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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William’s relationship with other members of the influential Carter family is now hard to determine, but he was still known as ‘the younger’ in December 1394, when the Scarborough burgess, John Parr, bequeathed him his best tunic and four parcels of land lying just outside the town. He sat only once in Parliament, at Gloucester, his career being cut short soon afterwards by a local man named William Linton, who murdered him in about 1408. Linton obtained a royal pardon for his crime in May 1410; and since William is there described as ‘the elder’ it looks as if he may have had a son and namesake.

Borthwick Inst. York, York registry wills, i. f. 76; CPR, 1408-13, p. 195.

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: C.R.