FOWELL (FOGHELL), Richard I, of Seaford, Suss.
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Bailiff, Seaford Mich. 1383-4.1
Richard was perhaps the son of Thomas Fowell, who had been living in Seaford in the 1360s. In accordance with a new rental, drawn up in 1393, he was to pay a rent of 6d. a year to the duchy of Lancaster, while his kinsman John Fowell (the bailiff of 1394-5 and 1399-1400) paid 12d. Richard was a member of the jury which at the view of frankpledge held in Seaford in May 1409 testified to the veracity of the then bailiff’s presentments. In a similar court convened in October 1417 he was sued by Juliana Carpenter, but details of the case are not recorded.2