GAPPE, Alexander atte, of Great Yarmouth, Norf.

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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Constituency

Dates

Family and Education

Offices Held

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.

Biography

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*.