WYLDEGOSE, Roger, of Horsham, 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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Feb. 1383
Feb. 1388
Jan. 1397

Family and Education

?s. of Richard Wyldegose of Slinfold, Suss. ?1s.

Offices Held

Tax collector, Suss. May 1398.


Wyldegose’s putative father, Richard, held (as for life) land at Slinfold, Warnham and Sullington from 1341 until after 1368.1 He himself acquired seven acres in the nearby parish of Horsham in 1375, and no doubt also possessed other property there. He served on juries assembled at Horsham for the inquests post mortem on Beatrice, widow of Thomas, Lord Brewes, and her son, Sir Thomas Brewes*, held respectively in 1383 and 1395. In June 1398, shortly after his appointment as a collector of parliamentary subsidies in Sussex, he took out a royal pardon.2 Frequently a witness to deeds drawn up at Horsham, Wyldegose is last recorded as such in March 1412.3

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: A. P.M. Wright


  • 1. Suss. Feet of Fines (Suss. Rec. Soc. xxiii), no. 1925; CPR, 1350-4, p. 112.
  • 2. Suss. Feet of Fines, no. 2450; C136/30/11, 86/5; C67/30 m. 12.
  • 3. Add. Chs. 8847-8, 8852, 8854-5, 8862, 18683; Bodl. Chs. Suss. 142, 146-8, 205-7; Cat. Wiston Archs. ed. Booker, no. 1343. He may have been the father of Richard Wyldegose, tax collector in Suss. in 1406, who owned land at Isfield: Suss. Feet of Fines, no. 2706.