MEDE, John atte, of Portsmouth, Hants.

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

Family and Education

Offices Held

Bailiff, Portsmouth Mich. 1388-9.1


At the autumn elections of 1388, to the Cambridge Parliament which followed his own return, Mede found mainprise for William Bristowe. Chosen as bailiff of Portsmouth soon afterwards, in December he was instructed by the Chancery to confiscate 15 ‘hakeneies’ belonging to the brother of King João I of Portugal. Nothing more is known of him for certain.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: L. S. Woodger


  • 1. CCR, 1385-9, p. 555.
  • 2. C219/9/5. It was quite likely this John atte Mede who, with his wife Joan, in 1396 and 1399 made quitclaim of seven messuages, 48 acres of arable land and two of meadow in ‘Bromdene’ (Hants), if this place is identified with Bramdean, some eight miles east of Winchester: CP25(1)207/29/32, 30/1.