Fiennes, Richard (1422 - 1483)

Born / Died

Birth Date: ca. 1422
Death Date: 1483-11-25

Parents

Primary Title

7th Baron Dacre

Titles

  • 7th Baron Dacre
    Assumed 1458-11-07
    Vacated 1483-11-25

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Sussex 1451 n.d.
JP, Sussex 1451 1483
Sheriff, Sussex 1452-11-8 1453-11-5
Sheriff, Surrey 1452-11-8 1453-11-5
Commissioner of Musters, Sussex 1454 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Sussex 1455 n.d.
JP, Surrey 1455 1483
Commissioner of Musters, Sutherland 1456 1457
Commissioner of Array, Sussex 1458 1460
Commissioner of Array, Surrey 1459 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Bristol 1461 n.d.
JP, Lincolnshire 1461 1483
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Kent 1464 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, London 1465 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Surrey 1465 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Sussex 1465 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Middlesex 1465 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Oxfordshire 1466 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Devon 1466 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Gloucestershire 1466 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Somerset 1466 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Dorset 1466 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Bristol 1466 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Southampton 1466 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Hampshire 1466 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Berkshire 1466 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Wiltshire 1466 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Sussex 1469 1470
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Sussex 1470 n.d.
Chamberlain to Elizabeth, Queen Consort to Edward IV, England after 1471 n.d. Held jointly with John Sutton, Lord Dudley
Steward of the Prince of Wales, England 1471-7-8 n.d. Held jointly. Office 'to administrate the principality of Wales, the duchy of Cornwall, and the county of Chester'
Commissioner of Array, Sussex 1472 n.d.
Tutor & Counsellor to the Prince of Wales, England 1472/3-2-20 n.d. Held jointly. Appointment to last 'until he [the Prince] shall be 14 years old'
JP, Worcestershire 1473 1483
JP, Shropshire 1473 1474
JP, Herefordshire 1473 1481
JP, Gloucestershire 1473 1481
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Gloucestershire 1474 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Warwickshire 1474 n.d.
Privy Councillor, England 1475-7-8 n.d.
Commissioner of Gaol Delivery, Warwickshire 1476 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Middlesex 1477 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, London 1480 n.d.
JP, Kent 1481 1483

General Lands Note

Granted lands of the 6th Lord Dacre in Cumberland, Lincolnshire, Lancashire and Westmorland 20 Jan. 1461/2; final grant of Dacre lands 8 April 1473

Details of Properties

Residence

  • Herstmonceux Castle, Sussex
    Patrimony
    Acquired: 1449-03
    Divested: 1483-11-25

Lands

  • Cumberland
  • Lancashire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Sussex
  • Westmorland

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1459-1460 Rye (Unknown), Rye , Sussex Lord Dacre's Minstrels
Performance 1454-1454 Rye (Unknown), Rye , Sussex Lord Fiennes' Minstrel/s

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Lord Dacre's Minstrels Fiennes, Richard (1422 - 1483) Entertainers/Minstrels 1
Lord Fiennes' Minstrel/s Fiennes, Richard (1422 - 1483) Entertainers/Minstrels 1

Owned Venues

Venue Name County Venue Type
Herstmonceux Castle Sussex Private Residence

Bibliographic Sources

Calendar of Charter Rolls, vol. 6: 5 Henry VI–8 Henry VIII [1427–1516]. London: HMSO, 1920.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edward IV – Henry VI [1467–77]. London: HMSO, 1900.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edward IV [1461–7]. London: HMSO, 1897.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III [1476–85]. London: HMSO, 1901.
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry VI [1422–61]. 6 vols. London: HMSO, 1901–11.
The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. 1887–98 (8 vols); 1910–59 (13 vols). 6 vols. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1982.
List of Sheriffs for England and Wales from the Earliest Times to AD 1831. Public Record Office Lists and Indexes 9. London: HMSO, 1898.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 01/05/2005 (http://www.oxforddnb.com)
Salzman, L.F., C.R.J. Currie and T.P. Hudson. The Victoria History of the County of Sussex. Victoria History of the Counties of England. 8 vols. London: Oxford UP, 1905–7 [vols 1–2], 1935 [3], 1953 [4], 1997 [5], 1980–7 [6], 1940 [7], 1937 [9].