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There is associated evidence for murage, dated 1/3/1533, concerning Kilkenny Irishtown, Ireland.

March 1. 24 Henry VIII
Writ prohibiting the provost and commonalty of Kilkenny from interfering with the customs of the market of the Irishtown of Kilkenny, which were parcel of the possessions and temporalities of the see, and had been expended on the reparation of the walls.

Granted by Henry VIII. (Regnal year 24).
Secondary Sources
Thomas, A., 1992, The Walled Towns of Ireland Vol. 2 (Irish Academic Press) p. 126-32
Morrin, J. (ed), 1861, Calendar of the Patent and Close Rolls of Chancery in Ireland, of the Reigns of Henry VIII., Edward VI., Mary, and Elizabeth: 1514-1575 Vol. 1 p. 363-4

Again, in 1533 the provost of Kilkenny was requested to cease 'interferring with the customs of the market of Irishtown which ... had been expended on the reparacation of the walls'. (Thomas)
By a statue of 15 Edward IV., no judge of assize, eschaetor, sheriff, bailiff, coroner, clerk of the peace, or other officer, should act in the liberty against the consent of the vicars, burgesses, and commons of the corporation, nor any of them be put on juries out of the town against their consent, and they were to have the return of all writs and precepts isued out of the King's courts against any member of the corporation there resident.
By another statue, 15 & 16 Edward IV., c. 29, at the supplication of the vicars of the common hall of St. Kenny, of Kilkenny, reciting that the commons of the Irishtown, parishioners of the vicarages, were oppressed by tallages and subsidies, and that it was agreed between the vicars, burgesses, and commons of Irishtown, that, if they were acquitted of those burdens, by authority of parliament, they would pay an annual sum of five marks for the support of the vicarages, and the sustentation of divine service; and that by an act of Henry VI. at Drogheda, the parishioners were released accordingly; it was enacted that in case of non-payment of the said rent, the vicars for the time being might issue ecclesiastical censures against the offenders - Statue Roll, Rolls Office.(Morrin)

Record created by Philip Davis. This record created 03/04/2009. Last updated on 20/01/2013. First published online 9/01/2013.

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