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STRYVELYNE, Robert, of Chichester, Suss.
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During Whit week of 1409 John Hay, the mayor of Chichester, sent Stryvelyne with John Dolyte* and William Farnhurst* to recover a concealed bag of money from the doorway of the chapel at Colworth. The bag, when opened in the mayor’s court, was found to contain 101 marks, to which both the bishop of Chichester and the Crown laid claim. The three delegates and the mayor all saw fit to obtain general pardons on 19 July, but the Exchequer, on learning the testimoney of a jury composed of citizens of Chichester that the amount concerned was in fact £223, summoned them to answer in February 1410. There is no record of the final verdict, but presumably they were exonerated. In 1411 Stryvelyne acquired a messuage in the suburbs of Chichester from John and Alice Bernham. Following his three Parliaments as a representative for Chichester, he served in the city in May 1428 as a juror for the assessment of the tax levied on parishes.
E159/186 communia Hil. rot. 11; CPR, 1408-13, p. 99; CP25(1)240/82/32; Feudal Aids, v. 166.