FOWELL (FOGHELL), Richard I, of Seaford, 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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Family and Education

Offices Held

Bailiff, Seaford Mich. 1383-4.1


Richard was perhaps the son of Thomas Fowell, who had been living in Seaford in the 1360s. In accordance with a new rental, drawn up in 1393, he was to pay a rent of 6d. a year to the duchy of Lancaster, while his kinsman John Fowell (the bailiff of 1394-5 and 1399-1400) paid 12d. Richard was a member of the jury which at the view of frankpledge held in Seaford in May 1409 testified to the veracity of the then bailiff’s presentments. In a similar court convened in October 1417 he was sued by Juliana Carpenter, but details of the case are not recorded.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


  • 1. DL29/441/7086.
  • 2. DL29/441/7094, 7096, 7100; DL30/127/1897 m. 9, 1898 mm. 1d, 4.