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Beverley petitioned for a grant of murage in {? c. 1321-? c. 1327}.

Petitioners: Burgesses of Beverley.
Addressees: King.
Places mentioned: Beverle (Beverley), {East Riding of Yorkshire}.
Nature of request: The burgesses request murage for three years on all merchandise coming to Beverley by land or water in order to enclose and pave the town of Beverley.
Endorsement: Coram rege. When the king comes to these parts, he will consult with the archbishop.

Coram rege. When the king comes to these parts, he will consult with the archbishop.

Primary Sources
National Archive SC 8/5/224 Former Reference - Parliamentary Petition 364

Dated on the guard '? c. 1323, cf. 222'. SC 8/5/222 is a confirmation of the charters of Beverley concerning its wall. It is almost certainly not the same occasion and its relevance seems limited. However, the hand seems similar, and the name 'Herl.' of the scribe following the note 'Coram rege' would place it at about this period. The French endorsement, however, might suggest a date between 1323 and the end of Edward II's reign, rather than before 1323 - although this is conjecture, and, as many of the other petitions in this file are from 1321-1322, a date of c. 1321-1327 seems likely. (National Archive note)
Beverely received pavage on several occasions but I've not identified a grant that responded to this petition. The town never received murage. Conflicts between the town and the archbishop were frequent.

Record created by Philip Davis. This record created . Last updated on 22/03/2012. First published online 6/01/2013.

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