PYLFOLD, Thomas, of Horsham, Suss.
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Tax collector, Suss. July 1413.
Pylford frequently witnessed deeds regarding property at Horsham between 1399 and 1414.1 His own holdings in the parish included a parcel of land called ‘Wollokkes’ on the banks of the stream which flowed down to Horsham from Ashleigh mill. In September 1403 he served as a juror in the town for the inquisition post mortem on Reynold, Lord Cobham of Sterborough. About the same time he was acting as a feoffee of premises in the vicinity on behalf of William Rydelere I*. As Thomas Pylfold ‘the elder’ in February 1412 he took possession with Isabel Bradbrigge of ‘Hydemill’ at Slinfold, by gift of John Bradbrigge senior.2 Pylfold was appointed to collect the subsidy of a fifteenth and tenth which he, as a Member of the Commons in Henry V’s first Parliament, had recently granted.