Fetplace, Walter (senior)
Walter Fetplace (senior) was a merchant in 15th century Southampton, known to have been active in the years 1412-1449. He was elected steward in 1412, bailiff in 1414 and mayor five times between 1419 and 1444. He traded principally in dyes and mordants (dye fixants), but also in wool cloth and wine. He lived in English Street (High Street) on the west side, south of Broad Lane. He owned another large property on English Street. He died in 1449.

Further reading:
Medieval Southampton, by Colin Platt, p238-239. (HS/h)

Fetplace, Walter (junior)
Walter Fetplace (junior) was a merchant in 15th century Southampton, known to have been active in the years 1449-1487. He was the son of John Fetplace of Berkshire and was a kinsman of Walter Fetplace (senior) although the precise relationship is not known. He was mayor in May 1463, replacing the deposed John Payne, and was re-elected for the next two terms. He was involved in the mayoral riots of 1460 which resulted from animosity between the pro-Italian group, of which Fetplace was a leader, and the anti-Italian faction led by John Payne. Fetplace died in c.1487.


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Further reading:
Medieval Southampton, by Colin Platt, p239. (HS/h)
Italian Merchants and Shipping in Southampton, by Alwyn Ruddock, p162-186. (HS/h)
‘John Don: Edward IV’s First Mayor of Southampton, 1461-62’, by Anne F. Sutton, in Hampshire Studies, Volume 68, 2013, p149-160


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