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Sir Robert Parning (or Parving) (died 26 August 1343) was an English lawyer and administrator.

Sir Robert Parning
Lord High Chancellor of England
In office
1341–1343
MonarchEdward III
Prime MinisterHenry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster
(as Lord High Steward)
Preceded byRobert Bourchier
Succeeded byRobert Sadington
Lord High Treasurer
In office
15 January 1341 – 30 October 1341
MonarchEdward III
Prime MinisterHenry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster
(as Lord High Steward)
ChancellorRobert Bourchier
Preceded byRoger Northburgh
Succeeded byWilliam Cusance
27th Lord Chief Justice of England
In office
21 July 1340 – 8 January 1341
MonarchEdward III
Prime MinisterHenry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster
(as Lord High Steward)
ChancellorRobert Bourchier
Preceded byRichard de Willoughby
Succeeded byWilliam Scott
Personal details
Died(1343-08-26)August 26, 1343
London
NationalityEnglish
Spouse(s)Isabel Parning

LifeEdit

The son of Robert Parning of Cumberland, he was five times knight of the shire in Parliament for his native Cumberland (1325, 1327, 1328, 1331 and 1332).

He became serjeant-at-law in 1329 and served as King's Serjeant from 1333 to 1339 and Chief Justice of the King's Bench from 1340 to 1341. He was Treasurer from January to October 1341 [1] and Chancellor from 1341 to 1343.[2] He was knighted in 1340.

FamilyEdit

Parning was married to Isabel, but had no surviving sons. When he died in London in 1343 his inheritance was divided up between his two sisters.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Powicke Handbook of British Chronology p. 101
  2. ^ Powicke Handbook of British Chronology p. 84

SourcesEdit

  • Kingsford, C. L., 'Parning, Sir Robert (d. 1343)', rev. W. M. Ormrod, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [1], accessed 8 Aug 2006. The first edition of this text is available at Wikisource: Lee, Sidney, ed. (1895). "Parning, Robert" . Dictionary of National Biography. 43. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  • Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde Handbook of British Chronology 2nd. ed. London:Royal Historical Society 1961
Legal offices
Preceded by
Richard de Willoughby
Lord Chief Justice
1340–1341
Succeeded by
William Scott
Political offices
Preceded by
Roger Northburgh
Lord High Treasurer
1341–1341
Succeeded by
William Cusance
Preceded by
Robert Bourchier
Lord Chancellor
1341–1343
Succeeded by
Robert Sadington