PORTER, John, of Taunton, Som.

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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Jan. 1390

Family and Education

Offices Held

Portreeve, Taunton Mich. 1385-6, 1389-90, 1394-5.

Tax collector, Som. Nov. 1388.


Little has been discovered about Porter, yet he appears to have been an important figure in the affairs of the borough of Taunton, and was elected portreeve on three occasions and as parliamentary representative on three more. He was holding office when returned to the Parliament of January 1390.

Hants RO, bp. Winchester’s pipe rolls, 159392, 159396, 159401.

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger