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There is associated evidence for murage, dated 18/10/1410, concerning Hartlepool.

Nov. 18. 1410. Westminster.
Whereas lately by letters patent the king granted to the mayor and bailiffs and good men of the town of Hertilpole certain customs for ten years in aid of enclosing the town, and afterwards by other letters patent under the seal of the Exchequer he appointed William lord of Roos, Richard Gascoigne, Sampson Hardyng, Thomas Sparowe, John de Kirkeby and John de Milyngthorpe to enquire about the sums of money raised; nevertheless because the letters manifestly redound to the prejudice of the bishop of Durham and his franchises, jurisdiction and royal rights, as is declared by an act before the council and before the king in Chancery, the king with the assent of the council revokes the letters and grants that the grant of murage shall not be taken as a consequence.
By C.

Granted by Henry IV. Grant by seal of the Exchequer.
The appointed commissoners or auditors were William lord of Roos; Richard Gascoigne; Sampson Hardyng; Thomas Sparowe; John de Kirkeby; John de Milyngthorpe
Primary Sources

Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1909, Calendar of Patent Rolls Henry IV (1408-13) Vol. 4 p. 264

Secondary Sources
Turner, H.L., 1971, Town Defences in England and Wales (London) p. 33n26
Page, Wm (ed), 1928, VCH Durham Vol. 3 p. 265-6 online copy

in 1410, because he had infringed the rights of the bishop of Durham at Hartlepool, Henry IV was forced to revoke a grant he had made in 1400 (Turner)
Presumably Hartlepool had presented a petition for renewal as the previous grant of 1410 was about to expire.

Record created by Philip Davis. This record created 19/01/2009. Last updated on 20/01/2013. First published online 9/01/2013.

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