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burgesses of Bristol was granted an exemption from murage dated 28/3/1300.

Inspeximus and confirmation of the following charters in favour of the burgesses of Bristol:-
1. A charter of John, count of Mortain, witnessed at Bristol {Seyer, _Charters and Letters Patent of Bristol_ p. 5}
2. A charter, dated at Westminster, 1 May, 11 Henry III {Vol. I. p. 35. Seyer, p. 12}
3. A charter, dated at Woodstock, 17 August, 36 Henry III. {Vol. I. p. 402. Seyer, p. 16}
4. A charter, dated at Gloucester, 24 July, 40 Henry III. {Seyer, p. 22}
With grant of further liberties and immunities. {Seyer, p. 25}
By fine before the council.
Praeterea concessimus iisdem burgensibus pro nobis et hasredibus nostris, quod ipsi et successores sui, burgenses ejusdem villae, inperpetuum sint quieti de muragio, stallagio et pavagio per totum regnum nostrum et potestatem nostram.
Moreover we have granted to the said burgesses, for us and our heirs,that they and their successors, burgesses of the same town, shall be for ever quit of murage, stallage and pavage throughout the whole of our kingdom and dominion. (Seyer)
Br'e pro burgens' Bristoll' de murag', etc.
Writ alias to the Mayor and Sheriffs to allow burgesses of Bristol to pass quit of toll, lastage, murage, pavage, &c.
Witness the King at Westminster, 18 March, 11 Edward III. {A.D. 1336-7}.

Granted by Edward I. (Regnal year 28). Granted at Westminster. Grant by By fine before the council..
Primary Sources
Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1906, Calendar of Charter Rolls Henry III-Edward 1 1257-1300 Vol. 2. (HMSO) p. 482 view online copy
Seyer, S., 1812, Charters and Letters Patent to the town and city of Bristol (Bristol) p. 25-27 online
Sharpe, R.R. (ed), 1903, Calendar of letter-books of the city of London E: 1314-1337 Folio cclii b. online

Secondary Sources
Ballard, A. and Tait, J. (eds), 1923, British borough charters, 1216-1307 p. 261
Merewether, H.A. and Stephens, A.J., 1835, The History of the Boroughs and Municipal Corporations of the United Kingdom Vol. 1 p. 552 online copy

Record created by Philip Davis. This record created 08/03/2009. Last updated on 19/01/2013. First published online 6/01/2013.

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