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In 1316 Nov 17, Johannes de Cherleton (John, Lord Charlton) was granted, by Edward II, (In year 10 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Cherleton (Charlton Castle)
Licence to John de Cherleton to crenellate his dwelling-place of Cherleton, co. Salop. By K. (CPR)

Johannes de Cherleton ... mansum suum ... Cherleton, Salop. (Turner and Parker)

Granted at York. 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;

Charlton, John, first Lord Charlton of Powys (d. 1353)’
John Cherleton is called Master on the next licence, for which he gives information, he was summoned to parliament in 1313 as Lord Charlton of Powis. He was the king's chamberlain from 1311 until 1318 when replaced by the younger Hugh Despenser. In 1316 he was still a loyal supporter of the king. He was also involved in a dispute with Gruffudd de la Pole over some of his welsh holdings and had been besieged in Welshpool Castle in 1312. Baron by writ from 1313.

Biographical source include;

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.