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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Mayor John Ropere

1250056. Mayor John Ropere

1324, John Roper born in Kent, England.

1364, Proof of age of William son and heir of William Sepvans. Kent. … John Ropere, aged 40 years (b.1324), agrees and says that he had a son, by name John (d.1343), who died on the morrow of St. Augustine, 17 Edward III, 21 years ago on the morrow of St. Augustine last, his death being enrolled in a certain psalter of the same John the father. (S) CIsPM.

1377, The king calling on his subjects for money on an emergency, John Ropere of Canterbury, lent £40 to furnish out a fleet against the French and Scots. (S) Hist. of Kent, V1, 1797, Eltham.

6/24/1384, Commission to Thomas Elys of Sandwich and John Ropere of Canterbury to collect the subsidy in the port of Sandwich and all ports and places as far as Gravesende on the one side and Dover on the other. (S) CFRs.

1/28/1386, Commission to John Ropere and Thomas Elis to collect the subsidy in the port of Sandwich and all ports and places as far as Gravesende on the one side and Dover on the other. (S) CFRs.

1388-89, John Ropere was the Mayor of the Staple of Sandwich.

10/26/1390, Commission during pleasure to John Roper of Canterbury and Hugh atte Welle to collect subsidies in the port of Sandwich and all ports and places as far as Gravesende on the one side, and on the other side as far as Dover. (S) CFRs.

1401-02, John died.

Family notes:

·         Multiple contemporary persons named ‘John Ropere’ in Kent.

Child of John and ?:

i. Ralph Ropere (625028), born ~1350 in Kent, England.


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