EYLOVE, Roger II, of Bletchingley, Surr.
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m. Joan, at least 1s. Thomas†.
Collector of a tax, Surr. July 1413.
In October 1407, Eylove witnessed a conveyance of land in Bletchingley to John Deubeneye* by the feoffees of Henry atte Green, who made him their attorney to deliver seisin of the property. He is known to have rented farmland on the outskirts of the borough from the trustees of Sir Reynold Cobham, lord of the manor of Oxted, Surrey, where he was fined for persistent failure to attend views of frankpledge. His wife also had a life interest in a messuage and 28 acres of land in Bletchingley and Tatsfield, the reversion of which, in 1420, was sold by their son, Thomas, to the rector of Bletchingley for 100 marks. Eylove was still alive at this time, for in February and March of the following year he acted as a witness to the extensive property transactions of the influential local landowner, John Gaynesford of Crowhurst. We do not know if he lived to see the return of his son as Member for Bletchingley to the Parliament of 1422, or his appointment shortly afterwards as rent collector in the borough for Humphrey, earl of Stafford.
C219/11/8; U. Lambert, Blechingley, i. 294; ii. 410; Surr. RO, 87/1/2a and b, 3; Surr. Arch. Colls. i (addnl.) 49, 175.