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There is associated evidence for murage, dated 8/7/1325, concerning Oxford.

The like {Commission of oyer and terminer} to Adam de Brom and John de Thrillowe, touching the accounts of the murage lately granted to the mayor, bailiffs and good men of the town of Oxford, little or nothing of which appears to have applied to the walling of the town.
Petitioners: University of Oxford.
Addressees: King.
Places mentioned: Oxford, {Oxfordshire}.
Other people mentioned: Mayor and burgesses of Oxford.
Nature of request: {The petition is fragmentary, but it appears to be a complaint that money raised for repair of the walls has not been spent on this. It requests a writ to the Mayor and burgesses, or that auditors be appointed.}
Endorsement: {No longer legible. A few words only - 'petition in . . . king' and 'certain faithful people' - can be made out.}

Granted by Edward II. (Regnal year 19). Granted at Westminster. Grant by By pet. of C..
The appointed commissoners or auditors were Adam de Brom; John de Thrillowe
Primary Sources
Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1904, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward II (1324-27) Vol. 5 p. 223
National Archive SC 8/65/3225 Former Reference - Parliamentary Petition 6392

Secondary Sources
Coulson, Charles, 2009, Murage Grants (Handwritten list and notes)
Hassall, T.G., 1979, ‘City walls, gates, and postems’, in A Crossley (ed), VCH Oxford Vol. 4, The City of Oxford (OUP for the Institute of Historical Research) p. 300-4 online copy

CPR p.223 is dated 8 July 1325. Not enough of the petition survives to be sure that this is the incident referred to, but it seems plausible. (National Archive note)

Record created by Philip Davis. This record created 14/01/2009. Last updated on 18/01/2013. First published online 9/01/2013.

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