PEYNTOUR, Stephen (d.c.1405), of Sandwich, Kent.
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Jurat, Sandwich Dec. 1383-4, 1388-9, 1390-1, 1397-8, 1400-1.1
Collector of customs and subsidies, Sandwich 19 May 1398-24 May 1401; controller of tunnage and poundage 24 Mar.-25 Oct. 1401.
In 1393 Peyntour was made a feoffee of marshland in Woodnesborough. He himself owned land in the hundred of Eastry, near Sandwich, for which as a Portsman he claimed exemption from taxation two years later. He was returned to Parliament in 1399 while holding the post of customer at Sandwich. In 1402 he and his former associate in office, John Gyboun, were charged at the Exchequer with some small discrepancies between their accounts and the cockets issued for the export of wool. When Gyboun admitted the offence, ascribing it to the negligence of their clerk, they were ordered to produce the customs due on the items overlooked. Gyboun paid his share, but Peyntour did not answer repeated summonses from the Exchequer and finally, at Trinity 1405, it was returned that he was dead.2