PUSEY, Thomas, of Wycombe, Bucks.

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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poss. s. of John and Isabel Pusey of Wycombe.1 ?1s.

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Pusey was present at the Wycombe parliamentary elections of 1422, 1429, 1432 and 1433, and was evidently a local man, for he held land in ‘Angot’s Fee’, one of the constituent manors of Wycombe, and was often described as coming from the town. However, his interests did extend beyond the immediate neighbourhood. In 1429 he was party to a conveyance of land in Cookham, Berkshire, to John Pettere of St. Clement Danes, London, and three years later he stood surety at the Exchequer for a Cornishman named Thomas Trefrye when he was granted the office of royal havener in Plymouth and Cornwall. In 1432 he attended the county elections at Aylesbury, as well as those held at Wycombe, and two years later he was among the gentry of the shire chosen to take the oath not to maintain breakers of the peace. Described as ‘gentleman’, in 1435 he obtained a royal pardon of outlawry for failing to answer for a debt of £16 owed to several London citizens. He was evidently still alive in 1437 when a Thomas Pusey ‘junior’, perhaps his son, attended the Wycombe parliamentary election.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: Charles Kightly


  • 1. First Ledger Bk. High Wycombe (Bucks. Rec. Soc. xi), 38-39.
  • 2. C219/13/1, 14/1, 3-5; St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, ms XV/10/54; CFR, xvi. 115; SC2/212/6, 7; CPR, 1429-36, pp. 398, 441.