chapter  2
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Active Feoffees of the Guildhall Lands, Bury St Edmunds, 1556, 1570–87

ANDREWS, THOMAS gentleman, esquire, lawyer; served from at least 1556 until his death in 1585; signed the accounts in 1556, 1570, 1571, 1575, 1579-84; served as collector and surveyor of the old lands 1569-70, 1570-71; served as collector and surveyor of the town lands 1578-79, 1579-80; died in 1585, PCC 16 Brudenell; assessed in 1582 at £20 in land in east ward. AXTON, WILLIAM clothier; signed accounts in 1556, 1571-76; he served as alderman of the feoffees in 1570-71; surveyor and collector of the old lands 157172, 1572-73; died in 1579, SROB Browne 28v. BADBY, THOMAS gentleman, esquire; signed the accounts in 1571-74, 1582; served as collector and surveyor of the old lands 1573-74, 1574-75; alderman 1574-75; died 7 December 1583; assessed in 1582 at £20 in land in east ward. BAKER, WILLIAM lawyer; signed in 1586. BARBER, ROGER gentleman; signed in 1579, 1582, 1585; served as collector and surveyor of the town lands 1581-82, 1582-83; alderman 1586-87; his father, Roger Barber, served as a feoffee in 1555-56; died in 1606; assessed in 1582 at £10 goods in east ward. BECHAM, JAMES signed in 1556; died in 1570, PCC 12 Holney. BLAGGE, HENRY gentleman; signed in 1586. BOLDERO, FRANCIS gentleman; signed the accounts in 1571; served as collector and surveyor of the new lands 1571-72 1572-73; served as collector and surveyor of the old lands 1574-75, 1576-77; died in 1580, SROB 1C 500/2/38/242. BOLDERO, JOHN yeoman; signed from 1572 until 1575 inclusive. BRIGHT, THOMAS draper; signed from 1579-86; served as collector and surveyor of the town lands 1582-83, 1583-84; died in 1587, PCC 53 Spencer; assessed in 1582 at £14 goods in high ward. BROOKE, WALTER signed in 1582, 1585. BROWNE, THOMAS signed in 1575; died in 1579, PCC 33 Bakon. BRUNWYN, ROBERT signed in 1571, 1573-75; served as collector and surveyor of the new purchased lands 1569-70; served as collector and surveyor of the old lands 1574-75, 1575-76; died in 1579, PCC 27 Bakon. BULLOCK, JOHN signed in 1556; Bullock was farmer of the tithes belonging to the two parish churches or rectories impropriate until his death in the 1560s.