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In 1266 April 9, Henricus Husee (Henry Hussey) was granted, by Henry III, (In year 50 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Hertinge (Harting Moat)
Licence, at the instance of Edward the king's son, for Henry Huse and his heirs to enclose a place at his manor of Hertinge co. Sussex, to wit wherever within the manor shall appear most expedient with a dyke and a wall of stone and lime and to crenellate the same at their will. (CPR)

Henricus Husee ... quandum placeam apud manerium suum ... Hertinge, Sussex. (Turner and Parker)

The king to all persons, &c., greeting — Know that at the instance of Edward, our first-born, we have granted for ourselves and our heirs, to Henry Husee and his heirs, that they may inclose and fortify a certain place (placeam) in his manor of Hertinge:- wherever indeed in the said manor {he} may consider most expedient with a foss and wall of stone and lime, and to krenellate it at pleasure, and hold the place so fortified and krenellated for ever without penalty or impediment of ourselves or our heirs. In witness of which, &G. Witness, the king at Windesore, on the 9th day of April. (Pat. 50 Hen. IlI, m. 20). (Blaauw)

Granted at Windsor. Grant by at the instance of Edward the king's son.

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;

Sir Henry (iii) Hussey (1240–1290)
Hussey family, gentry, held land mainly in Berkshire, Hampshire, Sussex, and Wiltshire in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. The surname, now usually written Hussey, is variously attested in early records as Hoese, Hose, Huse, and Husee. Sir Henry (iii) Hussey (1240–1290), served under two kings. He was a loyal supporter of Henry III during the barons' war in 1264–5. (Brault)
The comment 'at the instance of Edward the king's son' suggests the 26 year old Henry and the 27 year old Edward were also friends and associates.

Biographical source include;

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