TAPPELEY, Thomas, of Derby.
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m. bef. 1377, Margaret.
This MP is probably to be identified with the Thomas Tappeley of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire (some 12 miles west of Derby), who at the Lichfield assizes in 1363 had been accused of unlawful seisin of property there, only to be cleared of the charge. In 1368 and 1370 he was being sued by his landlord, John Blount, for forcible entry into houses and land at Uttoxeter, together with destruction of timber; and seven years later similar accusations were made against him and his wife, Margaret, by the warden of St. George’s chapel, Windsor, for failing to maintain the premises there which they had leased from him. Although possibly resident on a more permanent basis at Uttoxeter, at least by the autumn of 1387 Thomas and Margaret were in possession of a messuage in Derby.
Wm. Salt Arch. Soc. xiii. 29, 64, 83, 143; CP25(1)39/40/35.