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In 1431 Nov 15, William de la Zouche, miles was granted, by Henry VI, (In year 10 of his reign) a Confirmation licence to crenellate Haryngworth (Harringworth Manor)
Inspeximus and confirmation, by advice and assent of the lords spiritual and temporal in the Parliament held at Westminster in the king's first year, to William la Zouche, knight, kinsman and heir of William la Zouche of Totteneys, and his heirs, of a charter dated 8 May, 10 Richard II, being a licence for the said William la Zouche of Totteneys to make his manor of Haryngworth into a castle. {Charter Roll 9 and 10 Richard II, 3.} By K. and C. in Parliament (CPR)

William de la Zouche ... manerium ... Haringworth. (Turner and Parker)

Granted at Westminster. Grant by King and Council in Parliament.


The 1431 entry is a charter of Inspeximus and confirmation of the 1387 entry.

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;

William la Zouche, 5th Baron Zouche (c. 1402–1462)
William la Zouche, 5th Baron Zouche (c. 1402–1462). This William was the grandson of William granted the licence. There seems to be not particular reason for this inspection, perhaps other than the impending birth of his first child, a son.

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.