He was born c. 1331 and educated at Oxford University. He was elected a Knight of the Shire to represent Essex five times between 1380 and 1388 and elected speaker of the house for both parliaments in 1380.
He married firstly Margery, daughter and coheir of Sir Henry Garnet of Wennington and secondly Elizabeth, daughter and eventual heiress of William Pembridge. He had no surviving children.
- "History of Parliament". Retrieved 2011-10-12.
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