HILLY, John (d.1457), of Arundel and Chichester, Suss.

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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May 1421
Feb. 1449

Family and Education

m. Alice, 1s. 1da.

Offices Held

Commr. of inquiry, Suss. Feb. 1431 (capture of a barge of St. Mâlo); to make restitution for piracy June 1431.

Bailiff, Chichester Mich. 1441-2; mayor ?1450-1, 1451-2.1

Tax collector, Suss. Aug. 1449.


Hilly was perhaps already living in Chichester by 1416, for he appeared in the shire court held there to witness the indenture of return for the county to the first Parliament of that year. He was again to do so in the spring of 1421, on the occasion of his own second election for Arundel, and again in 1431 and 1432. Described as ‘of Chichester’, in July 1422 he stood surety in the Exchequer for the grantees of the farm of the temporalities of the vacant see of Chichester, and it would seem that he usually resided there, although in 1428 he was fined in the court of the hundred of Arundel for offences against local trad