950594. Sir Henry Retford
1354, Henry “Ratford” born in England.
Henry of Carlton Paynell, Irby-on-Humber, and Killingbourne, Lincolnshire, Knt.
1385, Henry “retained” for military service by King Richard II, ordered to attend the King in Scotalnd for 40 days.
4/12/1386, Henry obtained letters of general attorney because he was accompanying the Duke of Lancaster to Spain.
1392-3, 1397-8, 1406-7, Henry Sheriff of Lincolnshire.
4/11/1396, Henry received letters of protection when chosen as a member of an Anglo-French embassy to the rival papal courts of Avignon and Rome.
12/1/1398, “Henry Retford, knight, Sheriff, replies that he has imprisoned John Stowe in Lincoln prison.” (S) UKNA.
Henry “retained” for military service by King Henry IV.
1/1401 Sir Henry de Retford M.P. for Lincolnshire.
9/1402 Sir Henry de Retford M.P. for Lincolnshire and elected Speaker of the Commons.
10/26/1402, Henry listed as a member of the Privy Council of “Nicole”.
10/1404 Sir Henry de Retford M.P. for Lincolnshire.
1405, Henry summoned to a meeting of the Privy Council.
6/4/1405, As King Henry IV conquered rebellion in Yorkshire, he arrived at Bishopthorpe, naming a new commission to oversee the area adding Henry Retford, replacing Richard Norton. (S) History of England Under Henry the Fourth, Wylie, 1894, P231.
1409, Henry died.
(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P413. (S) Parliament and Politics in Late Medieval England, Roskell, 1981, P47. (S) De controversia in curia militari inter Ricardum Le Scrope et Robertum, Scrope, 1832, P179.
Child of Henry and ?:
i. Elizabeth Retford (475297), born ~1400 in England.