John Wilcotes

John Wilcotes (died 1422), of Great Tew, Oxfordshire, was an English politician.

FamilyEdit

Wilcotes is thought to have been a younger brother of William Wilcotes. John married a woman named Alice, circa 1396. She was probably a widow from Chelmscote of Great Tew. She died in 1410. Wilcote's second wife was Elizabeth Cheyne, daughter of Richard Cheyne of Shurland, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, and Margery Cralle of Cralle, Sussex, a sister of William Cheyne. The Cheynes were a prominent Kentish family. Elizabeth was also a widow, having previously been married to Sir William Septvance of Milton near Canterbury. He had died in 1407. They had two daughters, and he had an illegitimate son, Thomas Wilcotes.[1]

CareerEdit

Wilcotes was a Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire in 1399, 1401, October 1404, 1406, 1407, May 1413, April 1414, November 1414, 1417, 1419 and May 1421. He was an MP for Kent March 1416.[1]

He was appointed High Sheriff of Oxfordshire and Berkshire for 1402, 1408, 1416, 1420 and from May 1422 to his death later that year. He also served as High Sheriff of Gloucestershire from November 1420 to May 1422.[1]

He was appointed receiver-general of the Duchy of Cornwall, steward of the duchy's Devon estates and Warden of the Stannaries for Devon from 2 April 1413 to his death. [1]

ReferencesEdit

Parliament of England
Preceded by
William Wilcotes
John Golafre
Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire
1399–1401
With: Thomas Barantyn 1399
Thomas Chaucer 1401
Succeeded by
Thomas Chaucer
Thomas Wykeham
Preceded by
Sir Peter Bessels
William Mackney
Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire
1404–1407
With: John Drayton 1404
Thomas Chaucer 1406–1407
Succeeded by
Thomas Chaucer
William Wilcotes
Preceded by
Unknown
Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire
1413–1414
With: Thomas Chaucer 1413, Nov. 1414
Sir William Lisle Apr. 1414
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Unknown
Member of Parliament for Kent
1416
With: William Cheyne
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Unknown
Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire
1417–1419
With: Sir William Lisle 1417
Thomas Stonor 1419
Succeeded by
John Danvers
Richard Greville
Preceded by
John Danvers
Richard Greville
Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire
1421
With: Thomas Chaucer
Succeeded by
John Danvers
Peter Fettiplace
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Chaucer
High Sheriff of Berkshire and Oxfordshire
1401–1402
Succeeded by
Robert James
Preceded by
Sir Robert Corbet
High Sheriff of Berkshire and Oxfordshire
1407–1408
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Harcourt
Preceded by
John Golafre
High Sheriff of Berkshire and Oxfordshire
1415–1416
Succeeded by
Robert James
Preceded by
Robert Andrews
High Sheriff of Berkshire and Oxfordshire
1419–1420
Succeeded by
Sir William Lisle
Preceded by
Sir William Lisle
High Sheriff of Berkshire and Oxfordshire
1422