SPRENGHOSE, Fulk, of Plaish, Salop.
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m. by June 1377, Margaret, ?1s. Edward*.
Commr. of arrest, Salop July 1384.
Fulk probably succeeded William Sprenghose in the tenure of the manor of Plaish, which had been held by members of his family since the mid 13th century. He was closely related to the Hordes of Shropshire: in 1377 Roger Horde was party to a settlement on him and his wife and their issue of Plaish and lands elsewhere in the shire, and on the death of Horde’s son, John, in Ireland in July 1398, Sprenghose and John Gotmond of Yockleton were declared to be the coheirs of his manors of Walford and Wotherton and the reversion of Stanwardine-in-the-Wood as well as of land in Chelmick and ‘Rodenhurst’.1
Sprenghose enlisted in the army which put to sea under the admiral, Richard, earl of Arundel, in the spring of 1387. He was already closely connected with the Talbots, acting on behalf of Lord Gilbert as a feoffee of estates in Herefordshire, and later serving in a similar capacity in Shropshire for his successor, Lord Richard.2 Sprenghose is last recorded as a juror at sessions of the peace held at Shrewsbury in 1400.3