BERTELOT, John (d.c.1405), 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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Family and Education

m. by 1374, Joan.

Offices Held


Between 1373 and 1405 Bertelot held land in Udimore and Hope, near Rye, on which as a Portsman he claimed exemption from taxation. In April 1374 William Taillour† conveyed to him and his wife a vacant plot in Rye itself, to which he added in 1386 some 17 acres of arable land at Iden. On the latter occasion his occupation was given as ‘butcher’.1

Bertelot witnessed deeds at Rye between 1391 and April 1405. He must have died not long after the latter date, for in 1405-6 it was his heirs who paid the rent due for two market stalls in the town.2

Ref Volumes: 1386-1421

Author: A. P.M. Wright


  • 1. E179/225/3, 31; Cat. Rye Recs. ed. Dell, 136/124; Suss. Feet of Fines (Suss. Rec. Soc. xxiii), no. 2575.
  • 2. Cat. Rye Recs. 136/137, 156; Rye Corporation ms, 60/1.