FLETCHER, Richard I (d.1559/60), of Rye, Suss.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Mar. 1553
Apr. 1554

Family and Education

2nd s. of John Fletcher of Rye by his w. Marian; bro. of Thomas. m. Elizabeth, at least 1da.

Offices Held

Jurat, Rye 1549-59, mayor 1554-5, 1555-6; brodhull rep. in at least the years 1546, 1555, 1557, 1559; bailiff to Yarmouth 1559; commr. sewers for parts of Suss. 1555.


Fletcher was a shipowner and privateer, who thrice represented his borough in Parliament, on the last occasion being paid £11 4s. to include expenses and wages at the rate of 2s. a day. He made his will in October 1559, leaving most of his property, including lands, tenements and shops in the Rye district, and a ship, the Marigold, to his wife.

PCC 10 Loftes, 32 Mellershe; E. Suss. RO, Rye mss; Cinque Ports bk. ff. 237, 251, 254, 256; CPR, 1554-5, p. 108; LP Hen. VIII, xi. 259-60; xx(2), p. 42; xxi(1), p. 384; Addenda, i(2), p. 569; APC, ii. 412; iv. 224; vi. 268-9, 288, 291-2.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: N. M. Fuidge