WODEFOLD, William, of Lewes, Suss.
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Tax collector, Suss. Nov. 1419.
When named as a collector of parliamentary subsidies in 1419, Wodefeld was described as ‘of Chiddingly’. However, two years earlier he had acquired a messuage and half an acre of land in Lewes and a deed of 1421 mentions his garden in the town. He served as a member of the jury which, in October 1424, provided information about the possessions of a convicted felon. Before February 1435 he brought a suit against John Palmer of Hoo, Sussex, for a debt of £6 1s.4d., but proved unsuccessful when the defendant failed to appear in court.
CP25(1)240/83/21; Add. Ch. 30562; E368/199, Mich. rot. 2; CPR, 1429-36, p. 434.