GAPPE, Alexander atte, of Great Yarmouth, Norf.
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Family and Education
Bailiff, Yarmouth Mich. 1403-4, 1409-10, 1419-20.1
J.p. Yarmouth 15 July 1410-c.1419.
Collector of tunnage and poundage, Yarmouth 16 Oct. 1411-2 Feb. 1412.
Atte Gappe’s family was prominent in local affairs: four other members of it served as bailiff between 1363 and 1407, holding office for a total of 18 terms. This pre-eminence was owed partly to the fortuitious marriage of Simon atte Gappe† (d.1379) to a wealthy widow, and partly to his successful mercantile ventures, in which he traded in wine, salt and herring, often in partnership with the prosperous Hugh Fastolf*.