TRIGGES, Robert (by 1508-50/51), of St. Peter's, Chichester, Suss. and Chawton, Hants.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1508. m. Margaret (?Spring), 1s.1

Offices Held

Recorder, Chichester by 1534-d.; servant of the 9th Lord la Warr by 1539.2


No trace of Robert Trigges has been found before he took the senior place for Chichester in the Parliament of 1529, being presumably already the city’s recorder. He may have been helped at the election by the 9th Lord la Warr, a Sussex magnate, with whom he was associated during the 1530s. Nothing is known about Trigges’s part in this Parliament, but presumably he sat in its successor, that of 1536, in compliance with the King’s request for the re-election of the previous Members, and he may have done so again in 1539 and 1545, for which Parliaments Chichester’s returns are lost.

In July 1537 Trigges leased Mundham rectory from the crown, and was also in