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In 1293 Feb 22, Robertus de Percy was granted, by Edward I, (In year 21 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Boulton (Bolton Percy)
Licence for Robert de Percy to crenellate his dwelling-houses of Sutton and Boulton, co. York. (CPR)

Robertus de Percy ... mansum ... Boulton, Ebor. (Turner and Parker)

Granted at Darley.


Joint licence with Sutton, The entry is on membrane 21 of the rolls dated 22 Feb and on membrane 17 dated 23 Feb.

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 Percy (1245-1323)
Robert de Percy (1245-1323), 'knight of the shire' for Yorkshire. From a cadet branch of the baronial Percy family. No evidence of royal service.

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.