FENTON, Henry, of Stafford.

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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Mar. 1416

Family and Education

Offices Held

Bailiff, Stafford 1 Nov. 1422-3, 1426-7.1


Save for his one return to Parliament and two terms as bailiff of Stafford, comparatively little is known of this obscure figure, who must none the less have possessed considerable local influence. In October 1428 he attended the court of the bailiffs of Stafford to give evidence before the royal commissioners appointed to assess taxes in the county, and in September 1435 he was present at the Staffordshire parliamentary elections.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: C.R.


  • 1. Wm. Salt Lib. Stafford, Chetwynd mss, bdle. 7, nos. 20, 21.
  • 2. Feudal Aids, v. 19; C219/14/5.