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In 1381 July 24, Fulco de Pembrugge, miles (Fulk de Pembridge) was granted, by Richard II, (In year 5 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Castro de Tonge (Tong Castle)
Licence for Fulk de Pembrugge, knight, to crenellate his manor (mansum manerii sui) of Tonge castle, co. Salop, or part thereof. By p.s. {1856} (CPR)

Fulco de Pembrugge, miles ... mansum manerii sui de (vel partem ejusdem mansi prout sibi placuerit muro) ... Castro de Tonge, Salop. (Turner and Parker)

Granted at King's Langley. 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;

Sir Fulk Pembridge (c. 1350-1409)
Sir Fulk Pembridge (c. 1350-1409), from a long standing knightly welsh marcher family. Slight royal service (only 5 commissions) but did military service in France under Edward, Lord Despenser and William Montagu, earl of Salisbury, but career mainly that of land owner and good marriages increased his holdings. MP for Shropshire in 1397.

Biographical source include;

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