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In 1361 Jan 15, Johannes de Puddesay (John Pudsey) was granted, by Edward III, (In year 34 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Bolton by Salleye (Bolton by Bowland)
Licence for John de Puddesay to crenellate his manor of Bolton by Salleye. By p.s. (CPR)

Johannes de Puddesay .... manerium juxta Salleye ... Bolton. (Turner and Parker)

Granted at Westminster. Grant by privy seal.


John Pudsey (c. 1309 - c. 1365). His mother was Catherine Bolton which suggests the property came to him from his mother. Was this licence a way of confirming ownership?

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 Pudsey (c. 1309 - c. 1365)

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