PALMER, William II, of Malmesbury, Wilts.

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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Returned to 11 out of a possible 16 Parliaments between 1417 and 1437, William Palmer virtually monopolized one of the Malmesbury seats during that period. Nevertheless, little else is known about him, save that he went surety for Thomas Hyweye’s attendance at the Parliament of November 1414, and that he was engaged, in 1429 and 1430, in purchasing two messuages and 76 acres of land in Malmesbury and the nearby villages of Brinkworth and Little Somerford. By this stage in his career he had attained armigerous rank.

C219/11/5; Wilts. Feet of Fines (Wilts. Rec. Soc. xli), 438, 449.

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: Charles Kightly