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In 1339 May 12, Thomas de Aledon (Sir Thomas de Aldon) was granted, by Edward III, (In year 13 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Bottone Alulphi juxta Wye [Boctone Aluph] (Broughton Court, Boughton Aluph)
Licence for Thomas de Aledon to crenellate the dwelling-place of his manor of Boctone Aluph by Wy, co. Kent. By the Keeper & C. (CPR)

Thomas de Aledon ... mansum manerii ... Bottone Alulphi juxta Wye, Kanc. (Turner and Parker)

Granted at Berkhampstead. Grant by Keeper and Council.

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;

Thomas d'Aldon
Thomas d'Aldon, son of Sir Walter d'Aldon and Maud Burghersh. Had been an attendant knight of the Archbishop of Kent in 1326. A stalwart of the Burghersh circle and was in royal service.

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.