CORDELL, William (d.1395/6), of Bridport, 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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Sept. 1388

Family and Education

Offices Held

Bailiff, Bridport Mich. 1389-90; constable 1394-5.1


From 1384 Cordell occasionally witnessed enrolments made in the borough court and provided securities for some of the cofferers of Bridport at the time of their election.2 In 1386 he was a tenant of property in the town belonging to Sir John Chideok, and three years later took out a lease on one of the borough’s tenements. In the spring of 1388 William Hamond† of Dorchester authorized him to deliver seisin of a burgage in Bridport. He probably died before 1396 when a house in East Street was said to be no longer in his possession.3

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


Variant: Cordaill.

  • 1. Dorset RO, B3/M11, f. 11.
  • 2. Ibid. B3/D2, f. 74; M11, f. 9.
  • 3. Ibid. B3/D2, ff. 77, 87v; M11, f. 27; CAD, ii. C2414.