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In 1304 Nov 22, Johannes Lovel de Tichemersh (Sir John Lovel; Lovell) was granted, by Edward I, (In year 33 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Tichemersh (Titchmarsh Castle)
Licence for John Lovel of Tichemersh to crenellate his manor of Tichemersh, co. Northampton. By p.s. (CPR)

Johannes Lovel de Tichemersh ... manerium suum ... Tichemersh, Norht. (Turner and Parker)

Granted at Burstwick. 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;

Sir John Lovel, 1st Lord of Tichmersh or Titchmarsh (b. 1255, d. 1310/1)
Sir John Lovel, 1st Lord of Tichmersh or Titchmarsh (b. 1255, d. 1310/1), held substantial properties across England. An ambassador for the king on a few occasions in the late C13.
Sheriff of Norfolk... served against the welsh in 1282. He fought in Gascony in 1294, and in Scotalnd 1296-1301. He was appointed Marshall of the Army in Scotland in 1296. He fought at the battle of Falkirk. He was summonded to Parliament 1299 by writ. (Richardson and Everingham p. 523)

Biographical source include;

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