John Roches

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Admiral
Sir John Roches
Born1333
Berwick of East Winterslow, Wiltshire, England
Died1400
London, England
AllegianceRoyal Arms of England.png Kingdom of England
Service/branchFlag Kingdom of England.gif English Navy
Years of service1381–1389
RankAdmiral
Commands heldKeeper of Marlborough Castle
Admiral of the North and West
Admiral of the West
Captain of Brest

Admiral Sir John Roches (c.1333-1400), of Bromham, Wiltshire, was English Knight, and Admiral, Diplomat, Magistrate and Politician.[1]

Political career

He was made Ambassador to the Kingdom of Aragon from 30 October 1377 to 4 May 1378, and then again 20 June 1378.[2] He was then elected as Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Wiltshire in 1381, May 1382, October 1382, February 1383, April 1384, November 1390, 1394, January 1397 and 1399.[3]

Naval career

He was first appointed Admiral of the West a senior command of the English Navy from 22 May 1381 to 23 November 1383. He was next appointed to the post of Admiral of the Northern and Western Fleets from 21 May to 22 June 1389.[4] he served both offices under Richard II of England.

Offices held

Included:[5]

Family

John Roche(s) married Willelma de la Mare (1365-1410) sole heiress of Robert de la Mare (1314-1382) of Steeple/Market Lavington, Wiltshire; by his wife Maud de Hastings (died 1405). They had 2 daughters: First co-heir Elizabeth Roche (1385-1447) married Walter Beauchamp (d 1430), son of William Beauchamp. The other daughter is Joan Roche married to Nicholas Baynton, son of Nicholas Baynton by Joan Daundeley. They had a son, John Baynton (born 1406) who was the 2nd co-heir.

External links

Footnotes

  1. "ROCHES, Sir John (c.1333-1400), of Bromham, Wilts. | History of Parliament Online". historyofparliamentonline.org. Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  2. "ROCHES, Sir John (c.1333-1400), of Bromham, Wilts. | History of Parliament Online". historyofparliamentonline.org. Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  3. http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1386-1421/member/roches-sir-john-1333-1400
  4. "ROCHES, Sir John (c.1333-1400), of Bromham, Wilts. | History of Parliament Online". historyofparliamentonline.org. Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  5. "ROCHES, Sir John (c.1333-1400), of Bromham, Wilts. | History of Parliament Online". historyofparliamentonline.org. Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  6. Calendar of Inquisitons Post Mortem

Bibliography

  • Houbraken, Jacobus; Thoyras, Paul de Rapin; Vertue, George (1747). The History of England, A List of Admirals of England, 1228-1745. J. and P. Knapton.
  • The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993. Boydell and Brewer.