The Court Rolls of Ramsey, Hepmangrove, and Bury, 1268–1600

TNA/SC2-179/59, m. 8r (AD1429)

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT HELD THERE ON TUESDAY, THE VIGIL OF THE FEAST OF ST MARGARET THE VIRGIN, IN THE SEVENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING HENRY VI, AND THE TENTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT JOHN TYTCHEMERSSH. [1]

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[JURORS:] John Blenche, Thomas Barbor, William Faunte, Robert Aleyn, John Fyshher, John Amy, John Pope, John West, Richard Newman, John Pycard, John Wilden, John Sewere.

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CAPITAGE: 6 s. 9 d. from the whole homage as common fine.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS]

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3 d. from Elizabeth Shirwode, 4 d. from Katherine Love, 3 d. from Alice Pope, 4 d. from Alice Webster, 3 d. from Christiana Fryday,6 d. from Maria Amy, 3 d. each from Rose Botiller and Alice Bonaface, 6 d. from Joan del Celer, 3 d. each from Alice Turnour and Agnes Cook, 6 d. each from Agnes Newman and Isabelle Duffeld, 8 d. from Emma Barbour, 6 d. from Isabelle Botillere, 9 d. from Joan Coteler, 8 d. from Agnes Hulle, 4 d. from Matillis Barre, 6d. from Alice Skerlet, (no amercement) from Ellen Mody, and (4 d. from Katherine Fery), brewers, for selling ale contrary to the assize [of ale.]

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2 d. each from Rose Jakes and Alice Clerk, (no amercement) from Alice, wife of Richard Webster, 2 d. from Isabelle Fuller, 4 d. from Alice at Yate, 3 d. from Katherine Fen, 4 d. each from Agnes Bocher and Isabelle Mason, 2 d. from Alice Cokfelde, (no amercement) from Alice Chapman, 2 d. from Agnes Fuller, 4 d. from Hawise Wykes, 3 d. from Margaret Steven, 2 d. from Emma Wayte, 6d. from Agnes Burgh, 2 d. from Agnes Marche, 3 d. from Joan Herdhed, (no amercement) from Maria Barbour, 4 d. from Margaret Coupere, 3 d. each from Agnes Berdewell, Agnes Cook, Agnes Crane, Alice Parker and Joan Berdewell, 2 d. from Agnes Gase Junior, and3 d. from Margaret Ballard, retailers, for regrating ale.

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2 d. each from Katherine Love, Alice Webster and Alice Bonaface for not coming with their measures when exacted.

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2 d. each from Agnes Roleg, Alice Belesson, Katherine Coupere, Isabelle Fuller, Alice at Yate, Katherine Fen, Agnes Bocher, Isabelle Mason, Cecilia Chapman and Margaret Ballard for the same.

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2 d. each from Elizabeth Shirwode for not having a quart, Alice Webster for not having a pottle or quart, Joan del Celere for not having a quart, Agnes Newman for the same, and Alice Skarlet for not having a pottle.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE CONSTABLES]

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40 d. from John Newman for entering the house of John Jakes, against his will, and wanting to lie with John's wife.

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6 d. from the same John Newman for a hue and cry justly raised on him by the said John Jakes.

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[No amercement recorded] from the said John Jakes for unjustly drawing blood from the same John Newman.

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18 d. from Richard Newman for unjustly raising the hue and cry on William del Storehous three times.

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6 d. each from Simon Skynner and William Dunmowe, alias Carter, for assaulting John Burges, entering his house with main force and assaulting and mistreating Alice Burges.

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6 d. from the said William for assaulting Thomas, servant of Robert Smyth and beating him.

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6 d. from the said William for a just assault to the drawing of blood upon him by Henry Parker.

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6 d. from William Chaloner for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Robert Kirkeby, bailiff of the Cellarer, three times.

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[No amercement recorded] from Richard Newman for raising the hue and cry on Robert Kikeby.

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6 d. from Richard Sand for assaulting William Dunmowe.

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[No amercement recorded] from the same Richard for being justly assaulted by the said William.

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3 d. from the same Richard for refusing to keep the watch when summoned by the Constables, three times.

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3 d. from Robert Lode, alias Setter, for assaulting and striking Robert Man.

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3 d. from John Wheler for assaulting Laurence Carter.

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3 d. from the said Laurence for assaulting the same John.3 d. each from Simon Skynner, John Banaface and Thomas Webster for making an affray while playing tennis. [2]

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE BAILIFF]

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2 d. from John Rydman for not cleaning his ditch in Huntingdon Way. [3]

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3 d. each from Robert Rydman, John Coupere and John Seberne for not cleaning their ditches there.

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3 d. from John Seberne for the same in Beterstrete.

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3 d. each from Richard Newman, William Claxton, William Cubatour and John Shirwode Junior for having their dung heaps lying in the Wyght [4] in the common road, to nuisance.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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3 d. each from Nicholas Styvecle, knight, John Wakirle, the tenant of the lands of John Styvecle, John Crosse of Farcet, Alice Pakerell, John Shirwode Senior, William Claxton, John Claxton, John Gosse, John Asshe, John Rydman and William Curson, owing suit, for default.

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3 d. from John Barre, 6 d. each from William del Storehous, Henry Overton, Laurence Bocher, 3 d. each from John Ryvenale, John Newman, Roger Caaster and Thomas Webster, butchers, for charging too much in selling meat.

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3 d. each from John Wayte, Simon Sege, William Wyke, 2 d. each from John Burges, Nicholas Burges, Thomas Bysshop, and 3 d. from Thomas Dyke, tailors, for charging too much for making clothes.

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3 d. each from William [...], [5] John Herdhede, 2 d. each from[...], [6] and Richard Ednam, cobblers, for charging too much.

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2 d. from John Foseneye, 3 d. each from William Chaloner, John Webster, William Conyngton and Richard Webster, weavers, for charging too much for weaving cloth.

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3 d. each from Thomas Fuller and Thomas Munne for charging too much for fulling.

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3 d. from John Horewode and 4 d. from Henry Gamlyngey for baking bread contrary to the assize.

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3 d. each from Agnes Taillour and Maria Setter for charging too much in selling victuals.

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6 d. from John Hobard for enclosing many crofts which should be open and for selling peat from them.

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40 d. from the same John for taking 4 d. and a meal on any day as salary.

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3 d. from Thomas Bysshop for having one unleashed and unguarded boar in the road, contrary to the byelaw.

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3 d. from John Barre for having an unleashed sow and pigs.

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2 d. from John Hardehede for having one unleashed pig.

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4 d. from John Duffelde for breaking down the banks of the lade by putting nets beyond the lade.

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4 d. each from Henry Coteler, Henry Overton and Laurence Bocher for throwing the entrails of beasts into the lade.

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3 d. from Richard Webster for defecating in a container and throwing his excrement into the common road.

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3 d. from Laurence Bocher for assaulting John Hoberd.

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3 d. from William Turnour for unjustly, in the full court, raising the hue and cry on John Owty.

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3 d. each from the following for refusing to keep the Night Watch when summoned by the Constables: John Barre, for two nights; Robert Setter, for one night; Thomas Smyth, for two nights; Andrew Cokfelde, for one night; John Sadeler, for one night; Nicholas Burges, for one night; Richard Sand, for one night; William Heryng, for one night; Laurence Flemyng, for one night.

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3 d. from Richard Sand for refusing to keep the watch when he had accepted the duty of so doing, but for staying in bed instead.

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Ordinance that no one is to play tennis within the Abbey or in the road, under penalty of being imprisoned.

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Order that no one is to play tennis in the vill, under penalty of 12 d. for each player. Order that the Bailiff is to arrest anyone playing tennis within the Abbey and imprison them for 24 hours, under penalty of 12 d.

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Order that the Bailiff and the Constables are to arrest those who play tennis in the vill and imprison them, under the same penalty.

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Order that no one is to [...] [7]Brek of the new lade, under penalty of 40 d., to be paid towards the repairs of the lade.

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Order that no one is to be rebellious to the Constables, under penalty of 6 s. 8 d.

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Order that all who have small dogs in heat are to tie them up, so they cannot wander at large, under penalty of 40 d.

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Election and swearing-in of Robert Aleyn, in place of [...] [8]Coupere, to the office of Constable, with William Faunt.

[HEPMANGROVE] [9]

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3 d. from John Keteryng for not cleaning his gutter in Roperes Lane. [10]

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3 d. from John Newman for obstructing the gutter next to the tenement recently held by Morton.

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3 d. from the same John Newman for breaking into the lord's park and taking away the cattle detained there.

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3 d. from Ralph Wright and (no amercement) from Thomas Beesville for keeping two uncontrolled dogs who attempt to bite children and men. Order that they destroy them within a week, under penalty of 6 s. 8 d.

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3 d. from Alice Keteryng, brewer, for selling ale contrary to the assize.

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3 d. from John Wilden, ale-taster, for not performing his office.

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3 d. from Margaret Turnour for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Katherine Owty and Inglace Owty.

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3 d. from the same Margaret for the same on John Owty.

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3 d. from John Ridman for not cleaning his gutter between himself and Robert Rydeman.

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Election and swearing-in of John Pycard as Constable and ale-taster.

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Ordinance that no one cut down or carry off herbage in Chevery, [11] under penalty of 40 d.

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Ordinance that no one break or carry off the hedges in Hepmangrove, under penalty of 2 s.

Notes

1. 19 July, 1429.

2. MS: ludendo a la tenys.

3. MS: Huntyngdon Way.

4. MS: le Wight.

5. Obliterated.

6. Obliterated.

7. Obliterated.

8. Obliterated.

9. The heading is missing.

10. MS: Roperlane.

11. MS: le Chevereth.