Benedict Ace was a 13th century inhabitant of the town known to have been active between the year 1230 and 1250. He was mayor with few, if any, intermissions from 1230 to 1249. He was a business associate of Walter le Fleming and was keeper of the king’s wines at Southampton from c.1232. He lived in Bugle Street, probably in a capital tenement situated on the corner with Vyse Lane. He owned other property in the town and in Shirley.

Further reading:

Medieval Southampton, by Colin Platt, p229. (HS/h)


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