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In 1335 Feb 1, Radulphus de Bloiou (Ralph de Bloyou) was granted, by Edward III, (In year 9 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Colewe Heys [Coleweheys] (Colway, Lyme)
Licence for Ralph de Bloiou to crenellate his dwelling-places of Coleweheys, co. Dorset, and Tregewell, co. Cornwall. By p.s. (CPR)

Radulphus de Bloiou ... mansum ... Colewe Heys, Dors. (Turner and Parker)

Granted at Roxburgh. Grant by privy seal.


Joint with Tregewell, Cornwall. Parker writes "Possibly Coombe-Keynes" Emery writes Colway in Lyme.

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;

Ralph Bloyou
Ralph Bloyou in 1331 procured for himself and his heirs a market on Mondays and a fair on the vigil, feast and morrow of St Andrew at Marghasyon (Marazion, Cornwall). Ralph, an undistinguished member of a family which had previously included a notable C13 knight, was probably a knight.

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.