SAMPSON, Richard, of Maldon, Essex.

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

Offices Held

Wardman, Maldon Jan. 1405-6, 1407-9, 1412-13, 1414-15, 1416-22, 1423-5, 1426-9, 1431-2, 1435-7, 1438-45; constable 140-10; chamberlain 1416-17, 1432-3, 1440-4; clerk of the market 1433-4, 1438-9.1



At Easter 1400 Sampson became a feoffee of land in Chatley, Felstead and Leighs, Essex. He was admitted as a freeman of Maldon in January 1403. At the time of his first election as a wardman, in 1405, he was away, ultra mare, and apparently lived by trade. In 1423 he sued a merchant of Clavering in the borough court for failing to deliver malt to him according to contract, and on other occasions he brought pleas of debt. He was a surety for the peace in 1407, fined in the local courts for an assault in 1408, named as an arbitrator in a dispute in 1414, and appointed a collector of subsidies in All Saints’ parish in 1423.2 Apart from his continual election to local offices until 1445, nothing further is known of him.

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: K.N. Houghton


  • 1. Essex RO, Maldon ct. bk. i. ff. 11-31; ct. rolls 9, 10.
  • 2. Essex Feet of Fines, iii. 232; Maldon ct. bk. i. f. 21; ct. rolls 3 m. 2, 4 m. 4v, 9 m. 2v, 1427 (D/DB, 3/3, 419); Essex Rev. xvi. 132.