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In 1304 June 9, Jacobus de la Plaunche (James de la Plaunche) was granted, by Edward I, (In year 32 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Haveresham (Haversham Manor)
Licence for James de la Plaunche to crenellate his dwelling-place of Haveresham, co. Buckingham. By p.s. (CPR)

Jacobus de la Plaunche ... mansum suum ... Haveresham, Buk. (Turner and Parker)

Granted at Stirling. Grant by privy seal.


The mandate in the Chancery Warrents lets James de la Planche have the letters (patent) quit of the fee of the seal.

Original source is;

(In fact, the original source given is usually a transcription/translation of what are precious medieval documents not readily availably. It should be noted that these transcription/translations often date to the nineteenth or early twentieth centuries and that unwitting bias of transcribers may affect the translation. Care should also be taken to avoid giving modern meaning to the medieval use of certain stock words and terms. Licentia is best translated as 'freedom to' not 'permission'.)

Significant later sources are;

James de la Plaunche (1270-1306)
James (1270-1306), a kinsman of Queen Eleanor, had, through her agency, married Maud de Haversham in 1289. A cadet branch of the Fiennes family.

More information about licences to crenellate can be found here.

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Record created by Philip Davis. This record last updated on Sunday, October 4, 2015.