John Prophet

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John Prophet (died 1416) was an English medieval Keeper of the Privy Seal and Dean of Hereford and York.

He was university educated and served from 1380 onwards as a clerk in the Privy Seal office and clerk of the council under Richard II. Under Henry IV he was made the king's secretary from 1402 to 1406 and from 1406 to 1415 the Keeper of the Privy Seal.

He was rewarded for his services by being appointed Dean of Hereford (c.1395) and then Dean of York (1406 to his death in 1416). [1]

On his death he was buried in the parish church at Ringwood, Hampshire, where his brass may be seen.


Political offices
Preceded by
Nicholas Bubwith
Lord Privy Seal
Succeeded by
John Wakering
  1. ^ Plea Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas; National Archives; CP 40/629, year 1418;; 7th entry, where his executors include his nephew master Thomas Felde, and Richard Rede, chaplain from Ringwood