The current escheator of Shropshire was sent to the Commons in 1393, 1394 (Sir William Hugford), 1410, April and November 1414 (Holbache) and 1417 (Burley).
Thomas Whitton, and possibly also William Lee I, held office as coroner, and Edward Acton served a term as alnager.
Nine MPs served as escheators, of whom William Burley did so for three terms, and George Hawkstone and David Holbache for two.
Of the nine, only Burley had any experience of the escheatry before his first election to Parliament.
The change is best exemplified in the fact that two lawyers, John Burley I and his son William, represented the shire in 25 out of the 38 Parliaments for which we know the names of MPs between 13.
Furthermore, three of Shropshire’s Members added to their parliamentary experience by sitting on other occasions for different constituencies: Holbache represented Shrewsbury twice besides his five Parliaments for the county; Sir Adam Peshale was elected four times for Staffordshire as well as a like number for Shropshire; and Sir Hugh Cheyne interspersed his five appearances for Shropshire with three for Worcestershire.Fifteen of them served as sheriff, and Edward Acton, Sir John Cornwall and Sir William Hugford each filled this post for three terms, but only three Members occupied the shrievalty before they first entered the Lower House.Occasionally there were technical breaches of the statute prohibiting the return of sheriffs: in November 1384, when Acton was appointed sheriff on the day before Parliament assembled; in November 1390, when Thomas Whitton was so nominated five days before the opening, and in 1406 when the latter was re-appointed while the Commons were still in session.In terms of length of service Acton, Burgh, John Burley I and Holbache all compressed their appearances in between five and seven Parliaments each into 12 years or less.On the other hand, Lacon’s six Parliaments were spread over 20 years, Cheyne’s eight over 23, and Peshale’s eight over 38.