GILL, Thomas atte, of Southwark, Surr.
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Tax collector, Southwark Dec. 1384.
Gill had probably been living in Southwark for some years when, in October 1380, William Cook of Plumstead, Kent, enfeoffed him and two other local men with property in London. Two months later he witnessed a deed in the borough, but apart from his first two elections to Parliament, nothing more is known of him until he appeared in March 1390 as a juror at an assize of novel disseisin, held to determine Sir Roger Clarendon’s title to land in Southwark. In February 1393, Gill was being sued by Henry Horne* for trespass in Kent. A few months later he again performed jury service at the borough assizes, this time in a case regarding the claims of John Mucking, who was subsequently returned with him to Parliament. He acted as a mainpernor in Chancery for John atte Croune in June 1400, and in the following March he witnessed an enfeoffment made at Southwark by John Windsor to (Sir) Thomas Clanvowe* and others. Gill may well have died shortly after this, the last known reference to him.1
Ref Volumes: 1386-1421
Variants: atte or del Gille or Gylle.
- 1. Stowe 942, f. 202v; Add. Ch. 38817; CCR, 1377-81, p. 491; 1392-6, p. 125; 1399-1402, p. 192; JUST 1/908/3, 1503 rot. 54.