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)26 August 1343
London
NationalityEnglish
SpouseIsabel Parning

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

Life

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.

Family

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 also

References

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

Sources

Legal offices Preceded byRichard de Willoughby Lord Chief Justice 1340–1341 Succeeded byWilliam Scott Political offices Preceded byRoger Northburgh Lord High Treasurer 1341–1341 Succeeded byWilliam Cusance Preceded byRobert Bourchier Lord Chancellor 1341–1343 Succeeded byRobert Sadington