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In 1341 May 17, Thomas de Musco Campo (Thomas de Muschamp) was granted, by Edward III, (In year 15 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Bairmore (Barmoor Castle)
Licence for Thomas de Musco Campo to crenellate his dwelling-place of Bairmore, co. Northumberland. By p.s. (CPR)

Thomas de Musco Campo ... mansum ... Bairmore, Northumbr. (Turner and Parker)

Granted at Westminster. 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;

Thomas de Muschamp
Thomas de Muschamp occurs in a list of Northumberland knights in 1324. Clearly a local knight of a local knightly family, close relatives of the barons Muschamp, but no biographical details available.

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.