MACOP (MAKOC), John, 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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Sept. 1388

Family and Education

m. by July 1391, Alice.

Offices Held

Mayor, Rye Aug. 1404-5.1


Macop witnessed deeds at Rye between 1386 and 1407, and during his mayoral year he paid a maltolt of 2s.4d. there.2 He and his wife acquired property locally in 1391, and in 1399 he shared in a lease of land belonging to the parish church of St. Mary. He expanded his holdings by purchasing, from John Salerne I*, land outside the north gate adjacent to his own, while further away he possessed land in Telham, Knelle, Wivelridge and Hope, on which as a Portsman he claimed exemption from taxation under Henry IV. In November 1405 he was suing John Baker of Playden, near Rye, for debt. He acted as a churchwarden of St. Mary’s in 1410, but is not recorded after that year.3

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: A. P.M. Wright


  • 1. Cat. Rye Recs. ed. Dell, 136/156.
  • 2. Ibid. 122/3, 136/133; Rye Corporation ms 60/1.
  • 3. Cat. Rye Recs. 136/138, 153, 162, 163; E179/225/31, 33, 34; CPR, 1405-8, p. 127.