HOGG, John (d.1417), of Seaford, Suss.
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m. (1) by Apr. 1400, Alice; (2) Joan. ?1s.
?Bailiff, Seaford Mich. 1376-7.
If he was the same John Hogg as had held office as bailiff of Seaford in 1376, immediately after the conflagration in which much of the town had been destroyed, then he failed to pay 60s. owing on his account to the duchy of Lancaster until 1389.1
Following the establishment of a new rental in 1393, Hogg was required to pay 8d. a year for the property he held in Seaford as a tenant of the duchy. Together with his first wife he acquired in 1400 from John Coliere a vacant plot near the market-place as well as three acres of meadow and half an acre of arable land nearby. At the view of frankpledge conducted in the town in November 1408 he was amerced 6d. for a breach of the assize of ale, even though he was then serving as one of the jurors who testified to the veracity of the bailiff’s presentments. He was again named as a juror in the court held six months later. In December 1416 Hogg conveyed to John Eston a moiety of a messuage and a third part of another property in Seaford, although it was not until April following that Eston was formally admitted to possession by the local court. Hogg was once more fined for minor transgressions on that occasion, but before the court was reconvened on 31 Oct. he had died. A moiety and a sixth part of messuages in Seaford which had belonged to him were then taken into the custody of the lord, before being demised to Hogg’s widow at a farm of 4s. until the following Hockday.2