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There is associated evidence for murage, dated 18/4/1339, concerning Winchester (a complaint by abbot of King's Beaulieu).

To Ed{mund} de la Beche, the king's clerk, and the sheriff of Southampton. Order not to compel the abbot of King's Beaulieu to find any men beyond two archers to garrison the town of Southampton, so that he shall find the two archers and pay the sum assessed upon him in aid of enclosing that town, as he is finding men at arms and others at his cost in the abbey and other places near the new forest, against invasion, whereupon he has besought the king to order him to be discharged of the two armed men and four archers whom he is charged by the council to find for the garrison of Southampton, as he cannot support such a charge, and the king has ordained by the advice of the council that the abbot shall find two archers as aforesaid. 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. 67 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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