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priory of Witham (Witteham) was granted an exemption from murage dated 26/10/1345.

Inspeximus and confirmation in favour of . . now prior and the convent of Witteham of a charter of Henry II dated at Marlborough {Monasticon, Vol. VI. p. 1}. Moreover because various bailiffs, ministers and men of different towns and places, as well the king's as others, wishing to evade (declinare) the quittances granted by the king's progenitors daily find out new names for customs which they collect and thereupon exact the same from the prior and convent and their men; now the king of special grace and for their better security has granted to the said prior and convent that they and their successors shall be quit throughout the realm of murage, caiage, picage, pavage, pontage, stallage and all other such customs under whatever names the bailiffs or men of the towns and places aforesaid may impose them. By p.s.

Granted by Edward III. (Regnal year 19). Granted at Westminster. Grant by By p.s..
Primary Sources
Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1916, Calendar of Charter Rolls 15 Edward III - 5 Henry V 1341-1417 Vol. 5. (HMSO) p. 42 view online copy

Record created by Philip Davis. This record created 02/03/2009. Last updated on 19/01/2013. First published online 6/01/2013.

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