Crocker, John (1445 - 1508/9)

Born / Died

Birth Date: ca. 1445
Death Date: 1509-03-14


Yorkist: pardoned 24 Feb. 1483/4. Guardian of (son-in-law) John Carew (ca. 1467--1503) of Haccombe, Devon


Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: n.d.
    Union ended: n.d.


  • Knight
    Assumed 1471-05-04
    Vacated 1508/9-03-14

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
Commissioner of Array, Devon 1470 1472
JP, Devon 1471 1472
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Devon 1472 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Cornwall 1473 n.d.
JP, Devon 1473/4 n.d.
JP, Devon 1479/80 1483
JP, Devon 1486/7 n.d.
Commissioner of Musters, Devon 1488 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Devon 1490 n.d.
JP, Devon 1491 1492
MP, Devon 1491 1492
JP, Devon 1494 1496
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Devon 1497 n.d.
JP, Devon 1501 1502
JP, Devon 1504 n.d.
JP, Devon 1506 n.d.

Details of Properties



  • Somerset

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1478-1478 Guildhall (1), Barnstaple , Devon Mr Crocker's Minstrel/s

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Mr Crocker's Minstrel/s Crocker, John (1445 - 1509) Entertainers/Minstrels 1

Owned Venues

Venue Name County Venue Type
Lyneham House Devon Private Residence

Bibliographic Sources

Alexander, J.J. 'Devon Magnates in 1434.' Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association 72 (1940): 283–303.
Alexander, J.J. 'Devon County Members of Parliament, Part VIII.' Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature and Art
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edward IV – Henry VI [1467–77]. London: HMSO, 1900.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III [1476–85]. London: HMSO, 1901.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry VII [1485–1509]. 2 vols. London: HMSO, 1914–16.
The Visitations of the County of Devon, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564 & 1620, with additions by Lieut-Col J.L. Vivian. Exeter: For the Author by H.S. Eland, [1895].
Wedgwood, Josiah C., and Anne D. Holt. The History of Parliament: Biographies of the Members of the Commons House 1439–1509. London: HMSO, 1936.
Williams, B.H. Ancient Westcountry Families and their Armorial Bearings: A Story of the Old Nobility and Gentry of Devon and Cornwall, with Notes on their Lives, their Manor-Houses and their Charities. 1 vol (only vol ever published). Penzance, Cornw: J.A.D. Bridger, 1916.