Hastings Aliens 1463
Calendar of Patent Rolls 3 Edward IV Part I
27th May 1463 ñ Membrane 6d
Commission to Thomas Rede, Richard Higham, and John Honewod, to seize all suspected persons, foreign or denizen, coming to the town of Hastyngez and the adjacent parts andto examine them touching the cause of their advent, stay, and perambulation and arrest and imprison such as they may find to be spies or bearers and inventors of rumours and to certify thereon to the king in council, as the king understands that certain persons, both Englishmen and French, Scots and other foreigners, come to divers parts of the County of Sussex doing no work or traffic but spying the rule and governance of the county and spreading rumours.
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