WALSH, Thomas I, of Melcombe Regis, Dorset.

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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Sept. 1388

Family and Education

Offices Held

Bailiff, Melcombe Regis Sept. 1409-10.1


In 1397 Walsh’s fellow Member in the Cambridge Parliament of 1388, Richard Morys, brought a plea of trespass against him in the borough court at Melcombe Regis. Walsh failed to appear, but it was held that as he was a burgess he would not, in accordance with local custom, be fined unless he defaulted twice more. At a court held in February the same year he stood surety under a penalty of £20 for the good behaviour of Thomas Sterer.2 Otherwise, apart from his bailiffship later on, nothing more is known of him.

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


  • 1. E368/182.
  • 2. HMC 5th Rep. 576.