SHARP, 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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Nov. 1414

Family and Education

m. bef. Apr. 1414, Joan, da. of John Colbrond of Boreham, Suss.1

Offices Held

Bailiff, Hastings Apr. 1408-10, 1418-21.2


Between 1410 and 1422 Sharp owned land at a number of places in east Sussex, on which as a Portsman he was able to claim exemption from taxation assessed on their yearly value (over 35s.). He was among the barons from Hastings who sat on a Cinque Ports’ jury at Dover in May 1411 which indicted William Long II* of Rye for piracy. At an unknown date in 1416 or 1417 he was held in custody by judgement of the court at New Romney, until a writ of venire facias called him into a higher court. His alleged offence is not recorded.3

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: A. P.M. Wright


  • 1. CAD, iii. A4175.
  • 2. E368/183, 192-4.
  • 3. E179/225/33, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42; E101/67/18 no. 6; Romney assmt. bk. 2, f. 85.