SCARLET, John, of Southampton.
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Bailiff, Southampton Mich. 1368-9; steward 1386-7.1
Although now one of the most obscure of the parliamentary burgesses for Southampton, Scarlet was clearly a well-known figure in the town, for between 1368 and 1396 he was frequently called upon to witness local conveyances.2 In February 1392, when acting as a feoffee, he sold a tenement and garden on the east side of English Street to Geoffrey Waldern*, a London mercer. Of his own trading concerns little is recorded, save that in the 1390s he was assessed for alnage on cloth sold in Southampton.3
Ref Volumes: 1386-1421
Author: L. S. Woodger
Variants: Scharlet, Skarlet.