GOLDE, Roger (d.1429), of Exeter, Devon.
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s. of Adam Golde*. m. 1da.
Steward of Exeter Mich. 1407-8; member of the council of 12, 1409-11, 1412-15, 1416-21; receiver 1411- 12, 1415-16.1
Tax collector, Exeter July 1413.
The precise nature of the relationship between the Goldes of Exeter and the Goldes of Plymouth has yet to be established, yet it seems likely that it was this Roger Golde who in 1401 acted as attorney at the Exeter assizes on behalf of Richard Spicer* of Plymouth, and who, together with his wife Thomasina, acquired land in Sutton Priour before 1409.2
Roger was not formally admitted to the freedom of Exeter until 12 Sept. 1407, about 11 years after the death of his father and following his own return to three Parliaments. He then appeared on the panel of electors of the local governing body ten times between 1407 and 1420, and he attended the parliamentary elections held at Exeter castle in 1420 and 1421.3 In 1408 he had been living in a house next to St. Petrock’s church, and by his will (brought to the city court for probate on 11 July 1429) he left this and all his other property to his daughter Margery, providing, however, that three shops should pass first to his sister Isabel for life, and that the income from three tenements in the suburbs should furnish another sister, Nicola, with the sum of £6 and the corporation of Exeter with £2 before Margery took possession.4