FLETCHER, Richard I (d.1559/60), of Rye, Suss.
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Jurat, Rye 1549-59, mayor 1554-5, 1555-6; brodhull rep. in at least the years 1546, 1555, 1557, 1559; bailiff to Yarmouth 1559; commr. sewers for parts of Suss. 1555.
Fletcher was a shipowner and privateer, who thrice represented his borough in Parliament, on the last occasion being paid £11 4s. to include expenses and wages at the rate of 2s. a day. He made his will in October 1559, leaving most of his property, including lands, tenements and shops in the Rye district, and a ship, the Marigold, to his wife.
PCC 10 Loftes, 32 Mellershe; E. Suss. RO, Rye mss; Cinque Ports bk. ff. 237, 251, 254, 256; CPR, 1554-5, p. 108; LP Hen. VIII, xi. 259-60; xx(2), p. 42; xxi(1), p. 384; Addenda, i(2), p. 569; APC, ii. 412; iv. 224; vi. 268-9, 288, 291-2.