DIMMOCK, William, of Devon.

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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m. Cecily, wid. of Thomas Coleton, 1s.

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He was perhaps William, son of the William Dimmock who in 1366 held lands in west Devon at Ermington, Harford, North Ludbrook and Plympton and on whom was settled in 1374 the manor of Little Modbury;1 or alternatively the William, son of Walter Dimmock*, mentioned in the same settlement, who was supposed to join the garrison at Poylle in Picardy in 1386 but failed to do so.2

Through marriage to a widow Dimmock acquired property in and near Colyton in the east of the shire; and at the Exeter assizes of July 1394 he and his wife brought an action against Thomas Sutton for disseising them of her dower.3 Later that year, simp