HASELL, Hugh (d.c.1398), of Arundel, Suss.
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In July 1388 Hasell stood bail for William Colchestre*, who had been charged at the borough court of Arundel with making an assault on the wife of Richard Wodeland*. At the elections to the Parliament of January 1397 he acted as mainpernor for John Dyne II, one of the burgesses-elect for East Grinstead.1
Hasell died before July 1399, when his executors, who included John Smith of Chichester, a mason like himself, were already engaged in the process of suing Richard Cloop, clerk, for a debt of £20. He left a son, John, who followed the same calling, and in 1401 enfeoffed Henry Boteler I* of Horsham and others in the land his father had given him at Sompting and Broadwater, a few miles to the east of Arundel. John did not, however, take over the tenancy of the tenement in Arundel for which Hugh had paid rent to the earl of Arundel.2