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There is associated evidence for murage, dated 12/5/1339, concerning Winchester (a complaint by men of the suburbs of Winchester).

To the keepers of the maritime land in co. Southampton. Order not to compel the men of the suburbs of Winchester to find any men at arms or others outside the city, while they are staying in the city, in accordance with the king's ordinance, lest enemies invading those parts should take possession of their victuals or other goods, and that they should contribute towards repairing the walls of the city, keeping watch and doing other things for its defence, according to their faculty, with the other citizens, and the king has learned that the keepers compel them to find men for the custody of the maritime land upon the sea coast, whereupon they have besought the king to provide a remedy. By C.

Granted by Edward III. (Regnal year 13). Granted at Berkhampstead. Grant by By C..
Primary Sources
Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1901, Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III Vol. 5 p. 131 online copy

Record created by Philip Davis. This record created 19/02/2009. Last updated on 19/01/2013. First published online 9/01/2013.

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