BAGGELE, Michael (d.c.1452), of Midhurst, Suss.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993
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Family and Education

s. and h. of William Baggele*. m. Isabel.

Offices Held

Tax collector, Suss. Dec. 1421, Oct. 1422, Jan. 1436.

Commr. to assess tax on parishes, Suss. Apr. 1428.


Michael was returned to Parliament for the only recorded time while still a young man. In 1402 he was among those burgesses of Midhurst indicted before the j.p.s for having plotted to murder Sir John Bohun, the lord of the borough, and for participating in the uprising of 29 Dec. 1401 in which his father William Baggele had been killed by Bohun and his men. He appeared before the King’s bench and after initially denying the charges pleaded guilty to resisting and assaulting Sir John, for which offences he was fined. Baggele’s father’s death had left him heir to a number of properties in Midhurst and elsewhere, and besides these he also acquired the farm of the mill at Woolavington as tenant of the earl of Arundel. In 1422 he conveyed lands in Hooe and Southwick in east Sussex, together with unspecified holdings in Hampshire, to the churchwardens of Midhurst church, to endow a fraternity which would itself support a chantry priest, but how he had come by these properties, situated at some dis