Thame Local History
13th Century Dates (1200 - 1299)
|1213||Bishop Hugh de Welles of Lincoln regained full temporal control of Thame manor.|
|1215||King John granted market charter for Thame to Bishop Hugh de Welles.|
King Henry III granted Bishop Hugh de Welles the right to divert
the King's highway through Thame market-place.
Bishop Hugh de Welles granted timber for the construction of a Court House near what is now Church Row.
|1224||The Abbot of Thame Park was exempted from export duty on wool by King Henry III. More|
|1227||Thame market charter confirmed by King Henry III.|
|1232||New choir stalls paid for at Thame Park Abbey by King Henry III. More|
|1234||List of duties of Thame Prebendal monks began. More|
|1236||More timber supplied to Thame Park Abbey by King Henry III. More|
|1240||Construction began on Thame's St Mary's Church.|
Chapel within the grounds of Thame Prebendal House rebuilt.
Bishop Robert Grosseteste in dispute with King Henry III over the granting of the prebend of Thame.
|1255||Geoffrey Taylor and others rented shops in the middle of Thame marketplace from the Bishop of Lincoln.|
|1264||Lord Edward, the future King Edward I, visited Thame.|
|1281||Rewley Abbey in Oxford founded as daughter house of Thame Park Abbey.|
|1293||Thame Church attacked and occupied by 200 men in another dispute over Thame prebend. References|
|1294||Thame and Banbury bailiffs and others blockaded Thame and dug dykes across the roads into the town. References|