Richard Baynard

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Richard Baynard (ca. 1371–7 January 1434) was an English administrator, MP and Speaker of the House of Commons of England in 1421.[1]

He was the fourth son and heir of Thomas Baynard of Messing, Essex.

He was elected Knight of the shire (MP) for Essex six times (1406, Nov 1414, Dec 1421, 1423, 1427 and 1433).[2] and elected Speaker of the House in Dec 1421.

He was Controller, customs and subsidies Ipswich, Suffolk (1407-1408) and Keeper of Colchester gaol, Essex before March 1417.

He died in 1434. He had married four times. Firstly Joan, secondly Joyce, daughter and heiress of John Vyne, a London draper thirdly another Joan, daughter and heiress of John Sandherst, a London chandler, and fourthly Grace, daughter of John Burgoyne, and widow of John Peyton of Easthorpe, Essex with whom he had two sons and four daughters. He was survived by his widow Grace, his natural sons Richard and Lewis and an illegitimate son, John, and two of his four daughters.


Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Chaucer
Speaker of the House of Commons
Succeeded by
Roger Flower