NEWBOLD, John (d.1415/16), of Whissendine, Rutland.

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



Nov. 1414

Family and Education

m. by Mich. 1409, Margaret.2

Offices Held


The subject of this biography remains an obscure figure, about whom very little evidence has survived. He may, perhaps, have been the son of the John Newbold who, in October 1398, had recently left office as constable of Burton on Humber, Lincolnshire, but it is impossible to be certain on this point. Indeed, nothing is really known of him before February 1409, when he stood surety in Chancery for a clerk named Thomas Normanby. During the Michaelmas term of that year he and his wife, Margaret, conveyed part of their manor of Whissendine to Sir John Berkeley II* and other trustees, among whom was the prominent duchy of Lancaster official, Roger Flore*. Newbold sat as Flore’s colleague in the Parliament of November 1414, and it may be that he was returned through the latter’s influence. The two men both acted together in July 1415 as feoffees of William, Lord Zouche, so we can reasonably assume that their relationship was a fairly amicable one. Newbold died shortly before February 1416, at which date Lord Zouche’s extensive estates were formally conveyed to his surviving associates. We cannot now tell if he left any children, so he was possibly still quite young when he died.3

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: C.R.


Variants: Neubald(e), Neubold, Newbald, Newbolde.

  • 1. W. Prynne, Brevia Parliamentaria Rediviva, 125.
  • 2. CP25(1)192/8/6.
  • 3. VCH Rutland, ii. 160; CPR, 1396-9, p. 425; 1413-16, pp. 395-6; CCR, 1405-9, p. 487; 1413-19, pp. 260-3.