ROBUST, Richard, of Portsmouth, Hants.
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Bailiff, Portsmouth Mich. 1373-4.1
Robust was returned to Parliament for the second time during his single known tenure of the office of bailiff of Portsmouth. He attended the borough elections on several occasions, providing securities for the appearance in the Commons of John le Bound† in 1378, Adam White† in 1381, William Bristowe* and Thomas Baret† in 1385, and Richard Gay in 1388. An indictment presented by a Portsmouth jury to the King’s bench sitting at Winchester in the Hilary term of 1393, stated that at Portsea in June 1392 Robust’s servant, John Harper, had been viciously attacked by the vicar of Portsmouth church.2
Ref Volumes: 1386-1421
Author: L. S. Woodger
Variants: Robuyst, Rubest, Rubyst.