MOREHAY, William, of Exeter, 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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Attorney for the city of Exeter Mich. 1398-1405.1


In 1390 the parson of Shobrooke impleaded Morehay and the former escheator of Devon, John Aston I*, in an assize of novel disseisin regarding a freehold at West Raddon. William Hankford, then a serjeant-at-law, supported the defendants on the ground that the premises had been seized by Aston acting in his official capacity, with Morehay presumably as his deputy. In 1397 the latter was associated with two leading Devonshire landowners, John Copplestone and Henry Fulford, in a final concord enrolled in the court of common pleas concerning a moiety of the manors of Talaton and Yarnscombe.