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men and tenants of the town of Sudbury was granted an exemption from murage dated 20/10/1398.

To all sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, ministers and other the king's lieges to whom etc. Order to suffer the men and tenants of the town of Sudbury, which is of the honour of Gloucester it is said, to be quit of payment of toll, pontage, passage, picage, pavage and murage, as they ought to be, and as other the men and tenants thereof used heretofore to be throughout the realm time out of mind.
Et erat patens.

Granted by Richard II. (Regnal year 22). Granted at Westminster.
Primary Sources
Stamp, A.E. (ed), 1927, Calendar of Close Rolls Richard II (1396-99) Vol. 6 p. 337 online

SUDBURY 5873 2413. Borough 1086 (BF, p. 167; Darby, p. 367). Mint c.979–1154. 1334 Subsidy £280.50. Domesday Book mentions both Sudbury’s market and its moneyers (VCH Suffolk, i, p. 426). Market town c.1600 (Everitt, p. 475). Fair 1587, 12 Mar; 29 Jun; 24 Aug (Harrison, pp. 393–5). (Letters, S., 2003, Gazetter of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516 (Centre for Metropolitan History) online)

Record created by Philip Davis. This record created 20/02/2009. Last updated on 19/01/2013. First published online 6/01/2013.

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