TREGARYA, Walter, of Hacche in South Molton, Devon.
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On 18 Mar. 1406, not long after the opening of the Parliament, Tregarya was bound over to keep the peace and to refrain from molesting his fellow Member for Launceston, John Colet. He was evidently still in trouble a year later when, in May 1407, he and Thomas Tregarya were ordered to appear in Chancery in Michaelmas term following to answer certain charges which had been laid against them. On both occasions the sheriff of Devon was instructed to delay proceedings against Walter in view of his having provided adequate securities, and it would appear from this that, despite his Cornish name, he usually lived in the neighbouring county. Indeed, in November 1409 he obtained a licence from Bishop Stafford of Exeter enabling him and his wife to have a private oratory at their house at Hacche.
CCR, 1405-9, pp. 119, 205; Reg. Stafford ed. Hingeston-Randolph, 281.