Licence to Crenellate Allington Castle,
Kent, 1281

Edward by the grace of God King of England, Lord of Ireland and Duke of Aquitaine, to all to whom these letters come, greetings.
Know that we have granted on behalf of ourselves and our heirs that our beloved and faithful Stephen of Penchester and Margaret his wife that they may fortify and crenellate thier house at Allington in the county of Kent with a wall of stone and lime, and that they and their heirs may hold it, thus fortified and crenellated, for ever, without let or hinderance of us or our heirs or any of our officials. In witness whereof we have caused these our letters to be made patent.
Witnessed by myself at Westminster on the twenty-third day of May in the ninth year of our reign.

Signed and sealed by Edward I

This is a translation of the latin document held in the Public Record Office (Ref. E329/470)


Transcribed by G.Edward Godwin for research purposes.
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