BURGROVE, Robert, of Rye and Hastings, 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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Feb. 1383

Family and Education

Common clerk, Rye by Oct. 1384-bef. Apr. 1390.1

Offices Held


Burgrove had moved to Hastings by March 1393, since it was as a resident there that he then obtained from Robert Knight his reversionary interest in two messuages at Battle, for which he gave in exchange another property in the same town. In the following year he acquired land and rents at Hooe, and as a Portsman he was able to claim exemption from parliamentary fifteenths levied under Henry V, both for his holdings at Hove and others at Fairlight.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: A. P.M. Wright


  • 1. Cat. Rye Recs. ed. Dell, 136/131, 133, 134.
  • 2. Suss. Feet of Fines (Suss. Rec. Soc. xxiii), no. 2635; Sale Cat. Battle Abbey Chs. (1835), 89-90; E179/225/31, 33.