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In 1467 Jan 20, Henry Waver, knight (Henry Over) was granted, by Edward IV, (In year 6 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Thester Waver (Cesterover)
Grant to Henry Waver, knight, that he shall have for himself and his heirs and assings view of frank-pledge and all that pertains to it within the manor of Thester Waver to be held twice each year within the manor and its precinct with waif and stray within the same manor and his manor of Waver Merston and their precincts in the county of Warwick; that he and his said heirs and assigns may build and crenellate walls and towers around and within his manor of Thester Waver; that they may impark and enclose 500 acres of land and pasture and 20 acres of wood at either of the manors; and that they shall have free-warren in all the demense lands of the said manors and the several fisheries in all the waters of the said manors, and no one shall enter therein to hunt or fish without their licence under forfeiture to the king of 10l. provided that the said lands be not within the metes of the forest. By K. (CPR)

Granted at Westminster. Grant by 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;

Sir Henry Waver (d.1470)
Sir Henry Waver (d.1470) of London. Knighted at Elizabeth Woodville’s coronation (Knight of the Bath). He and William Costantyn were elected Sheriffs of London in 1465. One of those licensed in 1466 to found the Drapers’ Company (C.P.R.1461-67 p.537) (Rogers). Recorded as mayor of London by Emery (p. 337), but not on the list of mayors but was alderman. He is also recorded as renting property, in 1466, to Robert Kirkeham, clerk, keeper of the rolls of Chancery, and William Morland, clerk (probably master of the Rolls in 1471). A wealthy merchant with contacts at court.

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.