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John Rochford, Mayor of Boston, Lincolnshire

Male Abt 1352 - 1410  (~ 58 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Rochford, Mayor of Boston, Lincolnshire was born about 1352 in of Boston, Lincolnshire, England (son of Saier de Rochford and Joan Hillary); died between 20 Oct 1410 and 14 Dec 1410.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 20 Oct 1410
    • Alternate death: 13 Dec 1410

    Notes:

    Mayor of Boston, Lincolnshire, 26 Jul 1386. Sheriff of Lincolnshire 20 Oct 1391 to 18 Oct 1392, and 4 Nov 1409 to his death. Knight of the shire for Lincolnshire 1390, 1394, 1397, 1399, and for Cambridgeshire 1407. Steward of the Duchy of Lancaster honour of Bolingbroke, 1399-1407. Constable of the Bishop of Ely's castle of Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, 1401-10.

    Alderman of the Corpus Christi guild in Boston from 1381 to 1386, 1391 to 1394, 1397 to 1399, 1409.

    "Rochford also compiled historical digests of two popular historical works and made an index of a third. His extracts from a copy of the Polychronicon of Ranulf Higden, with a continuation to 1410, were once in the now burnt British Library manuscript, MS Cotton Vitellius D.xii, and were presumably made in 1410. His extracts from the Antiquitates Judaicae of Josephus were made in 1406–7, and survive in Oxford, All Souls College, MS 37, together with his index of the Westminster Flores historiarum up to 1307. This volume, which also contains Nigel of Canterbury's Speculum stultorum and Hugh of St Victor's De sacramentis legis naturalis, may have belonged to him." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    Not to be confused with the John Rochford who was the son of his father's first wife. The claim in his entry in the History of Parliament that he cannot have been a son of Joan Hillary appears, from evidence presented by John Watson, to be based on a confusion between these two John Rochfords.

    John married Alice between 1375 and 1376. Alice died in 1409. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Margaret Rochford was born about 1380; died after 10 Feb 1443.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Saier de Rochford was born before 1295 in of Fenn near Boston, Lincolnshire, England (son of Ralph de Rochford and Agnes de Draycote); died after Aug 1372.

    Saier married Joan Hillary before May 1348. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Joan Hillary (daughter of Roger Hillary and Katherine).
    Children:
    1. 1. John Rochford, Mayor of Boston, Lincolnshire was born about 1352 in of Boston, Lincolnshire, England; died between 20 Oct 1410 and 14 Dec 1410.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Ralph de Rochford

    Ralph married Agnes de Draycote. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Agnes de Draycote (daughter of Richard de Draycote and (Unknown second wife of Richard de Draycote)).
    Children:
    1. 2. Saier de Rochford was born before 1295 in of Fenn near Boston, Lincolnshire, England; died after Aug 1372.

  3. 6.  Roger Hillary (son of William Hillary and Agnes); died on 1 Jun 1356.

    Notes:

    Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, 1341-42 and 1354-56.

    Roger married Katherine before Mar 1320. Katherine died on 20 Jun 1356. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Katherine died on 20 Jun 1356.
    Children:
    1. 3. Joan Hillary


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  Richard de Draycote was born in in of Draycote, Staffordshire, England; died about 1268.

    Richard married (Unknown second wife of Richard de Draycote). [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 11.  (Unknown second wife of Richard de Draycote)
    Children:
    1. 5. Agnes de Draycote

  3. 12.  William Hillary was born in in of Lincolnshire, England.

    William married Agnes. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 13.  Agnes
    Children:
    1. 6. Roger Hillary died on 1 Jun 1356.