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There is associated evidence for murage, dated 10/8/1391, concerning Limerick.

Concessio civitati de Lymerick custumae Cokett vocatae.
Rex dilecto sibi Johani White Majori civitatis Lymer' Salutem sciatis quod cum nos nuper per nostras patentes de Angl' in auxilium reparacionis & emendacionis murorum civitatis praedicte concesserimus vobis ac civibus nostris civitatis praedicte Cokettum nostram de civitate praedicta habend' ad certum terim in eisdem literis nostris contentum Et quia super hoc volumus quod altera pers sigilli nostri quod dicitur Coket in custodia vestra remaneat durante termino praedicto vobis mandamus quod alteram pertem sigilli nostri praedicti in portu Civitatis praedicte pro officio praedicto Deputat' durante termino illo debite custodiatis et custumas inde nobis debitas per indenturas inde inter vos et William Lang' & Thomam Spisor Cives Civitatis praedicte quos per literas nostras patentes similiter assignavimus contrarotulatores vestros in officio praedicto modo debito conficiend' levetis & literas nostras sub sigillo nostro praedicto illis quorum interest de tempore in tempus de summis per vos recipiend' fieri ac summas illas super reparacione & emendacione murorum praedictorum per supervisum & contra rotulationem debitas per idem tempus solvi & expendi fac' juxta formam concessionis nostre supradicte In cujus &c T' praefato Justic' apud Kylmehallok' x die Augusti.
10 Aug. 1391 Kilmallock
To John White, mayor of the city of Limerick.
Lately by letters patent the K. granted to John White, mayor of the K.'s city of Limerick, and the citizens of that city, his coket of that city to have for a certain term specified in those letters, in aid of the repair and improvement of the walls of the city of Limerick. As the K. wishes that one portion of his seal called Coket should remain in the mayor's custody, ORDER to keep the other portion of that seal in the port of that city and to levy the customs from it by indentures made between the said mayor and William Lang' and Thomas Spisour, citizens of that city, whom the K. has similarly appointed by his letters patent as the mayor's controllers in the said office, in due manner. And he is to receive those sums and cause them to be expended upon the repair and improvement of the said walls.
Attested: The Jcr.
Rex, concesso civitati Lym' coketto ibid' erga reparaionem muror', mand' Johani White majori ibi qd alteram pertem sigilli vocat' coket in portu dicte civit' custodiat et custumas inde debit' per indenturas inde int' imprime et Wil' Lang' et Tho' Spisour controtulatores suos levet. Kylmehallok, 10 Aug. V. p', N. 18

Granted by Richard II. (Regnal year 15). Granted at Kylmehallock.
Primary Sources
Irish Record Commission, 1829-30, Chartae Privilegia et Immunitates p. 88 (Ref. E. Rot. Mem 15 Ric. II. m. 2.)
A Calendar of Irish Chancery Letters, c. 1244–1509, PR 15 Ric. II View CIRCLE record
Tresham, E. (ed), 1828, Rotulorum patentium et clausorum cancellariae Hiberniae calendarium (Dublin) p. 147 No. 15

A bit of an insight into the complexities of collection of taxes

Record created by Philip Davis. This record created 16/05/2012. Last updated on 20/01/2013. First published online 9/01/2013.

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