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tenants of the town of Thaxted (Thaksted co. Essex) was granted an exemption from murage dated 17/2/1405.

To all bailiffs and lieges of the king to whom etc. Order to suffer the men and tenants of the town of Thaksted co. Essex, if it be member or parcel of the honour of Gloucestre, to be quit of payment of toll, stallage, picage, pavage, murage and pontage, as they ought to be, and as they and their ancestors, being men and tenants of that town, were ever heretofore used to be time out of mind, releasing any distress upon them made, and not troubling them otherwise than used to be done in times past; as men and tenants of the said honour ought to be, and ever heretofore used to be, thereof quit throughout the realm.

Granted by Henry IV. (Regnal year 6). Granted at Westminster.
Primary Sources
Stamp, A.E. (ed), 1929, Calendar of Close Rolls Henry IV (1402-05) Vol. 2 p. 412 online

Record created by Philip Davis. This record created 27/02/2009. Last updated on 19/01/2013. First published online 6/01/2013.

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