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In 1462 July 1, the mayor, sheriffs and burgesses of the town of Kyngeston on Hull were granted, by Edward IV, (In year 2 of his reign) a Confirmation licence to crenellate Kyngeston on Hull (Kingston upon Hull Town Wall)
Inspeximus and confirmation to the mayor, sheriffs and burgesses of the town of Kyngeston on Hull of the following:-
1. Letters patent dated 27 July, 15 Edward II. being a licence for them to enclose and crenellate the town.
2. Letters patent dated 5 March, 1 Edward III. confirming the above.
{and 5 other items}
For 6 marks paid in the hanaper. (CPR)

Granted at Westminster. Grant by For 6 marks paid in the hanaper.


Seems to be a status reestablishment for the town at the start of reign of a new king.

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;

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.