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In 1299 Aug 8, Johannes de Wylington (John Wylinton) was granted, by Edward I, (In year 27 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Yate (Yate Court)
Licence for John de Wylington to crenellate his manor of Yate, co. Gloucester. By K. (CPR)

Johannes de Wylington ... manerium ... Yate, Glouc. (Turner and Parker)

Granted at Kempton. 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;

John Wylington
Family seem to have been a welsh marcher family although no genealogy seems available. A John Wylington becomes lord of Carreg Cennen Castle in 1337. John de Wylington was named as taken captive by the Scots after the battle of Bannockburn in 1314 so a leading soldier worth ransoming. Also named as a commander in the siege of Bristol in 1316. Presumably in 1299 an up and coming knight who's skills were being noted and which lead to his latter promotion. Although not called a 'king's knight' his positions suggest close royal connection.

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.