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In 1340 Feb 4, Roland de Vaux was granted, by Edward III, (In year 14 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Treuermane (Triermain Castle)
Licence for Thomas de Blencansopp to crenellate his dwelling-place of Blencansopp in the march of Scotland. By letter of the Keeper.
The like for Roland de Vaux with respect to his dwelling-place of Treuermane in the march of Scotland. (CPR)

Granted at Kennington. Grant by letter of the Keeper.


Missed by Parker although directly follows Blenkinsopp licence, which he did list. This may be because the shorthand of the scribes did not repeat the full licence format but just stated "the like"

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;

Roland de Vaux
Biography very difficult to trace as a poem by Sir Walter Scott 'The Bridal of Triermain' has a character called Roland de Vaux and all references seem refer to this fictional character or the Dominican priest of the same name involved in the study of the Dead Sea scrolls. The de Vaux were a Norman knightly family of many branches (and variant spellings - Devaus, De Valibus etc.).

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.