PARVYN, John (by 1485-1531), of Northampton.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1485, 1 ?s. of William Parvyn of Northampton. prob. unm.2

Offices Held

Bailiff, Northampton 1506-7, mayor 1509-10, 1524-5; commr. subsidy, Northants. 1512, Northampton 1515, 1523, 1524, gaol delivery 1513, 1514, 1516, 1518.3


John Parvyn may have been a son of William Parvyn, bailiff of Northampton in 1494-5, and his will suggests that, like Thomas Doddington his fellow-Member in the Parliament of 1523, he was a mercer by trade. He could have sat in one or more of the earlier Parliaments of the reign, especially in the light of his appointment to subsidy commissions in 1512 and 1515. Little else has been ascertained about him. Not long before his death he was involved in a chancery suit as alderman of the guild of the Holy Rood in the Wall in St. Gregory’s, Northampton. By his will of 24 Mar. 1531 he asked to be buried in the Corpus Christi chapel of All Saints’, Northampton, and made provision for the children of his brother Robert Parvyn but none for any of his own. He named his brother and his brother-in-law Edward Manreying executors and Lawrence Manley overseer. The will was proved on 13 May 1531.4

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: S. M. Thorpe


  • 1. Bridges, Northants. i. 436.
  • 2. Date of birth estimated from first reference. Recs. Northampton, ed. Cox and Markham, ii. 559; PCC 4 Thower.
  • 3. Recs. Northampton, ii. 551, 559; Statutes, iii. 88, 169; LP Hen. VIII, i-iv.
  • 4. C1/660/39; PCC 4 Thower.