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men and tenants of the town of Petersfield (Petresfelde co. Suthampton) was granted an exemption from murage dated 1/2/1405.

To all bailiffs and lieges of the king to whom etc. Order to suffer the men and tenants of the town of Petresfelde co. Suthampton, if the same is 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 in times past; as men and tenants of the said honour ought to be and used ever to be quit of such payment throughout the realm, as the king has learned.

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. 410 online

In 1415 King Henry V granted the burgesses of Petersfield freedom from toll, stallage, picage, pannage, murage, and pontage throughout the realm of England. All charters are preserved in the archive files at Petersfield Town Council. (Wikipedia). This supposed 1415 Charter not in CalChartR or CPR

Record created by Philip Davis. This record created 03/04/2012. Last updated on 19/01/2013. First published online 6/01/2013.

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