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In 1341 May 11, Robert de Oggle (Sir Robert Ogle) was granted, by Edward III, (In year 15 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Oggle (Ogle Castle)
Grant, of special grace and for good service rendered in the march of Scotland, to Robert de Oggle, king's yeoman, and his heirs of free warren in all their demense lands of Oggle, Aldensheles, Rouley, Shilvyngton, Heselrigg, Folbiry, Thrasterton and Hurtheworth; licence also to the said Robert to fortify his manse of Oggle (mansum suum de Oggle) with a wall of stone and mortar and crenellate it and so hold it of the king and his heirs without let or hindrance of them or any their ministers. By p.s. (CChR)

Granted at Westminster. Grant by privy seal.


Sir Robert Ogle was granted a licence to crenellate in 1341, with free warren of his demense land, for good service rendered in the march of Scotland.

'Ogle Castle... may have owed something to the five newly-knighted Scottish men-at-arm whom its builder, Robert de Ogle, captured... and who were ransomed 'for a great weight of gold'' (King, 2007, p. 391)

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;

Robert Ogle (c.1305-1362)
Robert Ogle (c.1305-1362), soldier, active on the northern march. Commissioner of array.

Biographical source include;

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.