SCARLET, John, of Southampton.

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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Feb. 1388

Family and Education

Offices Held

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.

  • 1. J.S. Davies, Hist. Southampton, 172; Queen’s Coll. Oxf. God’s House deeds, D380, 552.
  • 2. Black Bk. (Soton Rec. Soc. xiii), i. 18, 43; Southampton RO, SC4/2/103, 118, 156, 165; God’s House deeds, D379, 383.
  • 3. Southampton RO, SC4/2/151; E101/344/11.