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In 1304 Jan 30, Thomas le Latymer (Thomas de Latimer) was granted, by Edward I, (In year 32 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Braybrok (Braybrooke Castle)
Licence for Thomas le Latirner to crenellate his dwelling-place of Braybrok, co. Northampton. By p.s. (CPR)

Thomas le Latymer ... mansum suum ... Braybrok, Northt. (Turner and Parker)

Granted at Dunfermline. Grant by privy seal.

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;

Thomas de Latimer (b.c. 1270 - d. before 1334), 1st baron Braybrooke
Thomas de Latimer (b.c. 1270 - d. before 1334), 1st baron Braybrooke, grandfather to the more famous Sir Thomas Latimer the soldier and Lollard. Related to the William Latimers (father and son), the lords Latimer of Corby and Danby, who served Edward I and II in various offices.

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.