EXTON, Henry (b.c.1323), of Midhurst, Suss.
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b.c.1323. m. Joan (d.1342), 1s.
Henry came from a family which established something of a tradition of parliamentary service for Midhurst, for one William Exton had represented the borough in 1354 and another William did so in 1385. His own first return to Parliament may have taken place as early as 1358. Certainly when, in November 1363, he gave evidence at Midhurst at the proof of age of John Lisle of Gatcombe, Isle of Wight (stating that he remembered Lisle’s birth because his own wife’s death, recorded in the psalter at Midhurst church, happened about the same time), he was already aged more than 40.
CIPM, xi. 549. He was perhaps the grandfather of John Exton†, who was to represent Chichester in 1422, and of Henry Exton, who held property at Walberton, Yapton and Barnham, to the east of the city: W. Suss. RO, Add. ms 2603; Suss. Arch. Colls. lxxxix. 160-1.