CLYVESSEND, John, of Hastings, Suss.

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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Feb. 1388
Jan. 1390
Jan. 1397

Family and Education

Offices Held

Bailiff, Hastings c.1387-8.1


Clyvessend held land at Fairlight, near Hastings, on which as a Portsman he claimed exemption from taxation between 1373 and 1383. In January 1394 he was chosen by Sir Benedict Sely, a ‘King’s knight’, as one of the feoffees of his estates in east Sussex, but whether he was still so engaged at the time of Sely’s execution for high treason in 1400, is not recorded.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: A. P.M. Wright


  • 1. E101/18/7.
  • 2. E179/225/3, 5, 12; E159/180 Easter rot. 11.