WRIGGE, Walter.

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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It is unlikely, on chronological grounds, that this MP was the Walter Wrigge of Reigate who appears regularly from 1375 to 1404 as the owner and feoffee-to-uses of land in east Surrey, but they may well have been father and son. The elder Wrigge was twice made a tax collector in the county and acted as an attorney at the Guildford assizes from time to time. During the 1390s he had litigation of his own pending there, perhaps over the property which he and his wife held in the Reigate area. Thus, even though none of this evidence can be attributed with any degree of certainty to the younger man, it would seem that he belonged to an established local family.

JUST 1/1484 rot. 26d, 1503 rot. 74d, 77, 78, 1512 rot. 68; CCR, 1402-5, pp. 148, 153-4; CP25(1)231/66/35.

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: C.R.

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