HOTOT, Walter, of Exton, Devon.

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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Jan. 1390

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Walter may have been related to Henry Hotot, a priest who, in 1368, was installed as chaplain of the chantry of St. Edmund on Totnes bridge by presentation of William, Lord Zouche of Harringworth.1 Described as ‘of Exton’, a village on the Exe estuary, in October 1387 Walter witnessed a grant for the local vicar. He was, however, definitely involved in the affairs of Totnes: in 1389, the year before his election to Parliament, he was recorded as one of two collectors of fines levied in the borough court; in 1401 he witnessed a deed dated there; and by 1405 he had become a member of the local guild merchant.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


  • 1. H.R. Watkin, Totnes Priory and Town, 278.
  • 2. CCR, 1385-9, p. 489; Add. Roll 27278; Watkin, 304, 307.