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There is associated evidence for murage, dated 27/1/1269, concerning Southampton.

Hampshire. Concerning murage to be taken and placed towards repairs. The king has appointed Robert de Lestre taker (captor’) of his wines throughout England and Ralph Petit burgess of Suthampt’ to collect and receive murage from the vill of Southampton from the immediate Purification of the Blessed Mary through one entire year following, such that they are to cause the money proceeding therefrom to be placed towards the construction and repair of the walls of the aforesaid vill as shall seem best to them. Order to the bailiffs and trustworthy men of Southampton to permit the same to take the aforesaid murage in the form aforesaid. The aforementioned Robert and Ralph have mainprised to place 40 m. towards the repair of the king’s houses of Southampton, 60 m. towards the repair of the walls of the vill of Southampton, and to answer for the residue to the king at the Exchequer.

Granted by Henry III. (Regnal year 53). Granted at Westminster.
Primary Sources
Fine Roll 53 Henry III C 60/66 m. 12

Record created by Philip Davis. This record created 21/07/2011. Last updated on 08/01/2013. First published online 9/01/2013.

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