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Kingston upon Hull petitioned for a grant of murage in ?{1327}.

The burgesses request that the king grant to them a licence to enclose their town, and to grant suitable aid for the same as the town does much good for the surrounding country by its trade, and this would be improved by the increased security afforded if the town is enclosed, and they would be able to guard the Humber if Scottish or other enemies enter those parts, preventing their maintenance.


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National Archive SC 8/14/693–*

Rather a difficult petition to date as there is no response. There is a confirmation by Edward III made on 5 March 1327 confirming earlier letters of his father for the burgesses to strengthen their walls and to crenellate, but whilst it is quite possible that this was a response to the petition, it is not phrased in way to suggests its close relationship to the petition (CPR 1327-30, p.33). A date of c. 1327 seems reasonable but with little real foundation. The petition would have to date to the 1320s at the very earliest when the penetration of the Scots into southern Yorkshire was still a fresh memory. (National Archive note)
Is there a reason for not linking this to the licence to crenellate granted to the town in 1321?

Record created by Philip Davis. This record created 27/04/2010. Last updated on 06/01/2013. First published online 6/01/2013.

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