LYNDE, Robert atte, of Horsham, Suss.
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s. of John atte Lynde of Horsham.1
Portreeve, Horsham Mich. 1398-9.2
The family of atte Lynde had been living in Horsham for well over a century before Robert’s single election to Parliament; indeed, two of his ancestors had represented the borough in like manner in the early years of the 14th century. Robert and his brother, Richard, inherited a tenement in Southover near Lewes from their father, only to sell it in 1374. Five years later Robert put in an appearance in Chancery as surety for John Jerry at the suit of the abbot of St. Augustine, Canterbury. He served on the jury which at Horsham in September 1403 gave evidence at the inquest post mortem on Reynold, Lord Cobham of Sterborough. Subsequently, he acted as a feoffee of property there on behalf of William Rydelere I*, and in Warnham and Slinfold for John Urry.3
Atte Lynde is recorded as a witness to deeds at Horsham on several occasions between 1390 and 1412.4