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In 1330 Oct 22, Johannes de Brehous (John Brehous; John de Braose) was granted, by Edward III, (In year 4 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate la Lee (Trehampton Manor, Lea)
Licence for John de Brehous to crenellate the manor of Lee, co. Lincoln. By p.s. (CPR)

Johannes de Brehous ... manerium suum de ... la Lee, Linc. (Turner and Parker)

Granted at Liecester. 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;

John de Braose
John, a seemingly undistinguished member of the famous Braose family had married Margaret de Trehampton, who was, presumably, a relative of John Trehampton sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1334-5, 1337 and 1346-8. What relation had he to William de Braose, Lord of Gower, who had lost his estates to the Despensers under Edward II?

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.