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In 1330 July 23, Willielmus Basset was granted, by Edward III, (In year 4 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Tuthidy [Enthidy] (Tehidy)
Licence for William Basset to crenellate his dwelling-house of Enthidy, co. Cornwall. By p.s. (CPR)

Willielmus Basset ... mansum ... Tuthidy, Cornub. (Turner and Parker)

Granted at Woodstock. 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 William Basset of Tehidy (d before 1346)
William is an apparently undistinguished member of the Cornish branch of the Basset family. A William Basset is recorded as a lawyer in the eyre of Nottinghamshire circa 1300 (Sutherland p. 4) and other Basset's are recorded as lawyers from the reign of Henry I. records 'Sir William Basset of Tehidy (d before 1346)' ref Burke's Landed Gentry

Biographical source include;

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