LUNCEFORD, Laurence, of Rye, Suss.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1386-1421, ed. J.S. Roskell, L. Clark, C. Rawcliffe., 1993
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Oct. 1383
Jan. 1390

Family and Education

prob. bro. of Simon Lunceford*. m. bef. 1397, Joan, da. and coh. of John Ivory of Rye.1

Offices Held

Mayor, Rye Aug. ?1387-8, 1389-90, 1392-3.2


Lunceford witnessed deeds at Rye between 1390 and 1397, and in February 1399 was acting as a churchwarden of the local parish church of St. Mary. Meanwhile, in 1393, it had been alleged that, as mayor, he had falsely imprisoned a man from Hope, Sussex, and so maltreated him at Rye that he almost died. He is not recorded after 1405-6, when he paid a maltolt of 3s.4d.3

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: A. P.M. Wright


  • 1. Ivory was mayor of Rye 1371-2: Cat. Rye Recs. ed. Dell, 136/118, 147.
  • 2. Ibid. 136/134; E101/18/7.
  • 3. Cat. Rye Recs. 136/134, 148, 153; Ct. Rolls Rape of Hastings (Suss. Rec. Soc. xxxvii), 133; Rye Corporation ms 60/1.