PULLARE, William (d.1412), of Dorchester, 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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Family and Education

m. Emmota (d.1417).

Offices Held

Bailiff, Dorchester Mich. 1401-2, 1409-10, 1411-d.1


Pullare’s trade in wine was conducted through the port of Melcombe Regis; but much of the information about him concerns property in his home town, Dorchester. In 1399 he conveyed to Ralph Mersour a tenement on High Street of which he had been enfeoffed with others three years earlier, and in April 1400 he gave evidence at an inquisition concerning premises granted to Holy Trinity church by Robert Veel*. In 1403, with William Ash, his fellow burgess in the Parliament of 1394, he shared possession of four tenements in the town, one of which they conveyed to John Jordan of Wolfeton and Reynold Jacob* in 1411. At some date before 1410, Ash received from Pullare a dwelling near ‘La Durnegate’. While bailiff for the first time he had acted as an executor of the will of John Fyvyan.2

It was during his third term of office that Pullare died. In May 1412, his widow, Emmota, relinquished to Thomas Baker a house in ‘Durnelane’ left her by her husband and, a few weeks later, she sold another in ‘Puselane’. Emmota herself died shortly before April 1417. In her will she had left instructions for the sale of her property in West Street in order to endow the commemoration, in Holy Trinity church, of her own and her late husband’s obits.3

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: E.M. Wade


Variants: Bullhare, Pulhare.

  • 1. Recs. Dorchester ed. Mayo, 146, 179, 192.
  • 2. E122/102/14; Recs. Dorchester, 124, 134, 148, 157, 181, 192.
  • 3. Recs. Dorchester, 194, 218.