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In 1335 Sept 7, Johannes de Cole (John Ocle) was granted, by Edward III, (In year 9 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Tamer (Tamerton Foliot)
Licence for John Ocle to crenellate his dwelling house of Tamer, co. Devon. By p.s. (CPR)

Johannes de Cole ... mansum ... Tamer, Devon. (Turner and Parker)

Granted at Linlithgow. 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 Ocle
A John de Ocle, a clerk and university graduate, was an envoy of Edward I in 1301. A John Ocle occurs as a witness on several Gloucestershire deeds of the 1350's. However, Ocle was a common Surname. Possible that this Johnannes de Cole was either Edward I's envoy or a close relative.

Biographical source include;

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