TURNER, Thomas, of Rochester, Kent.

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. Alice, 1da.

Offices Held


Turner witnessed deeds at Rochester in 1433, 1437 and 1445. He was among those notables of Kent who in May 1434 were required to take the generally prescribed oath not to maintain malefactors.1 Turner, his wife, and their daughter, Elizabeth, were all beneficiaries under the will (dated 27 Sept. 1438) of Master Henry Penwortham, Archbishop Chichele’s registrar, who came from Rochester and, indeed, wished to be buried there. The MP was given the first option of buying the testator’s lands and tenements in Rochester and Sittingbourne for £20; and he and Alice were left a silver standing cup with a cover, while their daughter received a dozen silver spoons.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


  • 1. Arch. Cant. xxi. 316; CCR, 1441-7, p. 358; Harl. Ch. 49A 49; CPR, 1429-36, p. 391.
  • 2. Reg. Chichele, ii. 575.