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In 1231 May 21, Roberto de Tatteshal (Robert de Tateshale; Robert Tattershall) was granted, by Henry III, (In year 15 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Tateshal (Tattershall Castle)
Pro Roberto de Tatteshal.—Rex concessit Roberto de Tatteshal quod libere et sine inpedimento unam domum de petra et calce firmari faciat apud manerium suum de Tateshal. In cujus etc.Teste rege, apud Hereford, xxj die Maii. (CPR)

... freely and without hindrance to have fortified at his manor of Tattershall a house of stone and lime ...

Granted at Hereford. Grant by King.

Original source is;

(In fact, the original source given is usually a transcription/translation of what are precious medieval documents not readily availably. It should be noted that these transcription/translations often date to the nineteenth or early twentieth centuries and that unwitting bias of transcribers may affect the translation. Care should also be taken to avoid giving modern meaning to the medieval use of certain stock words and terms. Licentia is best translated as 'freedom to' not 'permission'.)

Significant later sources are;

Robert de Tateshale (c. 1195-1249)
Lord Robert DE TATESHALL 1: Baron de Tateshall 2: Gov. of Bolesover Castle, Lincolnshire, England b 1: Bet. 1193 - 1214 in Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England b 2: Aft. 1192 in Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England b 3: Bef. 1215 in Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England d: July 16, 1249 (Burke)

No evidence of close royal connection or service.

Biographical source include;

More information about licences to crenellate can be found here.

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Record created by Philip Davis. This record last updated on Sunday, October 4, 2015.