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In 1335 Aug 24, Johannes de Hodleston (John Hudleston) was granted, by Edward III, (In year 9 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Millum (Millom Castle)
Licence for John de Hodleston to enclose with a dyke and crenellate his dwelling place of Millum, co. Cumberland. By p.s. (CPR)

Johannes de Hodleston ... mansum ... Millum, Cumbr. (Turner and Parker)

Granted at Perth. Grant by privy 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;

John Hudleston (d. 1335)
John Hudleston a seemingly undistinguished individual of a knightly family. Son of Sir Richard de Hudleston; pardoned for involvement in Gaveston's murder, 1313; Knight of the Shire for Westmorland, 1328; died 1335 (Nicholson & Burn)

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.