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

BLAdd.Roll39646r (AD1430)

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT HELD THERE ON MONDAY, THE VIGIL OF THE FEAST OF ST PETER IN CHAINS, IN THE EIGHTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING HENRY VI AND THE ELEVENTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT JOHN TYTCHEMERSSH. [1]

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[JURORS:] John Pope, Thomas Barbour, Richard Newman, Robert Coupere Senior, Robert Coupere Junior, John Claxton, William Faunt, John Amy, John West, John Wytton, Henry Crosse, John Rydman.

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

[PLAINTS]

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3 d. from Nicholas Maydens, adjuged by inquest to recover nothing from Nicholas Organplayer whom he charged with detinue [?of a pension of 200 d.] [2]

4

Judgement that Edmund Goldesmyth shall recover 2 s. from John Sutton because John struck him in the back of the head with a pitchfork. Amercement from John: 6 d.

5

A Day is given to John Whelere, plaintiff, and the Abbot of Sawtrey, defendant, in a plea of debt for 17 s. 8 d., which John claims as his salary for work in Autumn.

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3 d. from John Newman, plaintiff, for failing to prosecute a plea of debt against William Shirwode.

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3 d. from John Newman, plaintiff, for failing to prosecute a plea of debt against John Sewer.

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Judgement by inquest that Richard Ednam shall recover one coverlet from William Cukke, and that the said William shall recover 12 d. from Richard for weaving the said coverlet. Amercement from Richard: 3 d. A day is given to John Bocher, plaintiff, and Thomas Canon, defendant, in a plea of debt.

9

Complaint of debt against Edmund Goldesmyth by John Hamerton. [3]

10

Complaint of a debt of 6 d. against John West by Robert Crane. [4]

11

Complaint of trespass against Richard Newman by John Hayward, charging him with drowning four cows.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS]

12

12 d. each from Isabelle Shirwode, Katherine Luf, and Alice Pope,4 d. from Rose Botiller, (no amercement) from Ellen Mody, 2 s. from Alice Bonaface, 12 d. from Joan Curson, 6 d. each from Agnes, wife of William Coke, and Agnes Newman, 4 d. from Isabelle Duffelde, 6 d. each from Emma Barbour and Isabelle Botiller, 12 d. each from Joan Coteler and Agnes Hull, 8 d. each from Matillis Barre, Maria Amy, Christiana Fryday and Katherine Fery, and 12 d. from Alice Scarlet, brewers, for selling ale contrary to the assize [of ale] and for not sending according to the tasting.

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4 d. each from Margaret Ballard, Agnes Gase, Joan Berdewell, 12d. from Beatrice Brabon, 4 d. each from Agnes Crane, and the wife of William Killam, 3 d. each from Joan Wayte and Agnes Barbour,12 d. from Joan Herdhede, 3 d. from Margery Sporyour, 8 d. each from Margaret Steven and Hawise Wykes, 2 d. from the wife of Robert Grene, 6 d. each from Margaret Setter, Agnes, wife of Richard Cook, and Agnes de Burgh, 3 d. from Agnes Berdewell, 6 d. from Agnes Fuller, 2 d. from Alice Cokfelde, 8 d. from Agnes Taillour, 4 d. from Agnes, wife of Richard Killam, 2 d. each from Rose Cadman, Maria Pychere, and the wife of Richard Webster, 12d. from Alice at Yate, 2 d. each from Katherine del Fen and Agnes Bocher, 8 d. from Ellen Crisp, and 4 d. from Isabelle Fuller, retailers, for regrating ale.

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Amercement [unrecorded] from Isabelle Shirwode for not having a quart, Alice Pope for not having a pottle, Rose Botiller for not having a gallon or quart, Joan Curson for not having a quart, Agnes Newman for the same, Emma Barbour for not having a pottle, Isabelle Botiller for not having a quart, Joan Cotiller for the same, Agnes Hull for not having a pottle, and Alice Skerlet for the same.

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3 d. each from Alice Bonaface and Christiana Fryday for not coming with their measures when exacted.

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3 d. from Agnes Gase, 2 d. from Margery Sporyour, 3 d. from Hawise Wyke, 2 d. from Margaret Setter, 3 d. from Agnes Taillour,(no amercement) from Maria Pychere, 2 d. each from Katherine del Fen, Agnes Bocher, and Isabelle Fuller, retailers, for not coming with their measures.

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12 d. from John Horewode, common baker, for selling bread contrary to the assize.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE CONSTABLES]

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3 d. from Robert Pykeryng for striking John Bonaface.

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3 d. from John Bonaface for striking Robert Pykeryng.

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20 d. from William del Wyke for entering the house of Robert Grene, again the peace, and assaulting, beating and mistreating his servant there.

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3 d. from John Newman for assaulting John Jakes in the Wyght. [5]

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3 d. from John Jakes for assaulting John Newman at the Church door.

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3 d. from John Jakes for striking John Newman.

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6 d. from John Barre for drawing blood from John Jakes.

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3 d. from John Newman for making rescue from the Constables and for refusing to find security for keeping the peace.

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3 d. from the same John for attempting to strike the Constables.

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12 d. from Thomas Turnour and Richard Killam for assaulting John Dowbleday of Lynn because he sold more oysters for a half-penny than they did for 2 d.

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3 d. from John Sadeler for striking John Everard of Welle with a small iron hammer.

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6 d. from William Wyke for assaulting William Clerk.

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2 d. from William Clerk for assaulting William Wyke.

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3 d. from the same William Clerk for striking the said William Wyke and his wife, Hawise.

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3 d. from Edmund Goldesmyth for assaulting Simon Spillesby.2 d. from the said Simon for assaulting the said Edmund and for reproving him.

33

6 d. from William Abbot for lying in ambush and striking Robert, servant of John Loff with his fist.

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6 d. from Edmund Goldsmyth for assaulting William del Storehous.

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(No amercement) from Reginald, servant of William del Storehous for drawing blood from the said Edmund.

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(No amercement) from the same Reginald for a hue and cry justly raised on him by the wife of the said Edmund.

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3 d. from Henry Overton for assaulting Edmund Goldesmyth.

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3 d. from the said Edmund for assaulting the said Henry.

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8 d. from John Sutton Souter for drawing blood from Edmund Goldesmyth.

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3 d. from John Sutton for a hue and cry justly raised on him by the wife of the said Edmund.

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2 d. from Walter Sporyour for assaulting William Kyng, tailor.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE BAILIFF]

42

3 d. from John Awbes, 2 d. each from William Duffelde and Agnes Howden for obstructing and narrowing a ditch in New Field Holt [6] so that boats could not pass by. Order to correct before the feast of St Martin, [7] under penalty of 6 s. 8 d.

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(Amercement excused) from Robert Coupere Senior, and 3 d. each from Robert Chaundeler and John Newman, servant of Richard Coupere for putting hedges in the road next to their tenements, to nuisance. Order to correct before the feast of St Martin, [8]under penalty of 10 s.

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3 d. each from William Huntyngdon, Thomas Turnour, John Yherlowe, William Curson, Richard Ednam, John at Yhate, and (no amercement) from Ellen Abbot for not cleaning the ditch from the tenement of Agnes Howden up to Fesaunt Croft.

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3 d. from John Bocher for not trimming the hedge growing in Beterstrete, to nuisance.3 d. from William Ravele for holding one open gap up to the field during the whole year.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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3 d. each from Nicholas Stukele, knight, John Wakirley, the tenant of the land of John de Stukele, John Crosse of Farcet, Alice Pakerell of Peterborough, John Bryg, John Shirwode Senior, John Gosse, Nicholas Ravele, John Blenche, Nicholas Mable, William Thakkere, William Botiller and Andrew Balle, owing suit, for default.

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6 d. each from John Barre and William del Storehous, 8 d. each from Henry Overton, Laurence Bocher and John Ryvenale, and 12 d. from Thomas Webster, butchers, for selling bad meats and for charging too much.

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

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8 d. from William Burgh, 12 d. from John Herdhede, 8 d. each from William Kyng and John Sutton, and 2 d. from Richard Ednam, cobblers, for charging too much in selling shoes.

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(No amercement) from John Fosseney, 12 d. each from William Chaloner and John Brabon, 6 d. from William Conyngton, (no amercement) from Richard Webster, and 2 d. each from John del Hyde and Richard Rankes, weavers, for charging too much.

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8 d. from Thomas Fuller and 3 d. from Thomas Munne, fullers, for charging too much.

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3 d. from Robert Skynner and 2 d. from John Prid, skinners, for charging too much.

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Reminder that the road from Robert Coupere's doorway up to New Field Holt [9] is and is supposed to be a common road for carts below Fesaunt Croft during the whole year.

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(No amercement) from Margaret Turnour for being a common scold and disturber of the peace.

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(No amercement) from William Botiller for having one privy between himself and John del Pantry, to nuisance. Order to correct within 15 days, under penalty of 40 d.

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Order that the privy next to Henry Cotiller be corrected within 15 days, under penalty of 40 d.

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3 d. each from Agnes Taillor and Margaret Setter for charging too much in selling victuals.

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2 d. from William Steven for having one unleashed pig in the High Street, regularly, and 2 d. each from Agnes Fuller and John Barre for regularly having pigs going about in the road.

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2 s. from John Hoberd for selling the peat crofts of his neighbors to diverse men without licence.

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4 d. from John Berford for having a wheel lying in the common road, to nuisance.

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12 d. each from John Hoberd, John Bonaface, William Skerlet and John Palfreyman for being common tennis players, for which they incur the fine established in the last leet. [10]

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40 d. from Richard Webster for having one pup in heat going about unleashed.

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3 d. from John Brygge for having an uncontrolled dog which bites people. Order that it be destroyed within 15 days, under penalty of 6 s. 8 d.

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3 d. from John Baronger for failing to clean his ditch so that boats can pass by. Order that he do so under penalty of 40 d.

65

Ordinance that the brewers are to send to the tasting whatever measures they use, under an individual penalty of 40 d.

66

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

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Ordinance that the lade from the tenement of John Eyre up to Ferys Corner [11] is to be cleaned before the feast of St Martin, [12] under penalty of 40 d. for each default.

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Ordinance that the Great Lade from the High Bridge up toBriggesplace is to be cleaned before the feast of St Martin, [13] under penalty of 40 d. for each default.

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Ordinance that the ditch called Wyndesey Ditch [14] is to be cleaned before the feast of St Michael, [15] under penalty of[....] [16]

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Ordinance that the ditch from Stockingfen Bridge [17] up to the end of the vill is to be cleaned before the feast of St Martin, [18]under penalty of 40 d. for each default.

71

Presentment by the jurors that William Botiller, the wife of Henry Gamlyngey, Katherine Fery and Edmund [...] [19] narrowed and obstructed the common lade with stakes and hedges in diverse places. Order to correct before the feast of St Michael, [20] under penalty of 20 s.

HEPMANGROVE

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS OF HEPMANGROVE]

72

6 d. from John Pycard, ale-taster, for not performing his office.

73

4 d. each from Inglace Spencer and Alice Keteryng, brewers, for selling ale contrary to the assize.

74

3 d. from John Morton for not cleaning his ditch next to his tenement.

75

3 d. from Andrew Balle for the same at Cross Place. [21]

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3 d. from Thomas Vicerone for holding a croft in severalty which should be common during the open time. Order to correct under penalty of 40 d.

77

3 d. from William Thakker for not cleaning his ditch at Stone Cross. [22]

78

3 d. each from John Leghton and John Wenyngton for not cleaning their ditches

79

3 d. from Robert Westgate for the same at Priest Croft. [23]

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3 d. from John Blenche for the same next to Huntingdon Way. [24]

81

3 d. from John Coupere for narrowing the road with land heaped up in the road. Order to correct before the feast of St Michael, [25] under penalty of 12 d.

82

Ordinance that the ditch between Robert Coupere and John Sewer be cleaned before the feast of St Martin, [26] under penalty of 40d.

83

3 d. each from Christiana Balle, Margaret Conyngton and Joan Wilden for breaking down and carrying off the hedges [27] of the tenants and neighbors.

84

Ordinance that no one break down the ditch in New Field Holt, [28]under penalty of 12 d.

85

Order that no one wash pelts or put hemp or anything foul in the water where animals should drink, under penalty of 40 d.

86

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

Notes

1. 31 July, 1430.

2. Damaged.

3. No further information given

4. No further information given.

5. MS: le Wight.

6. MS: Newefelde Holt.

7. 10 November.

8. 10 November.

9. MS: Newefelde Holt.

10. See supra, 1429, nos. 48-51.

11. MS: Feryscorner.

12. 10 November.

13. 10 November.

14. MS: Wyndesey Dyche.

15. 29 September.

16. Obliterated.

17. MS: Stokkyngfen Brige.

18. 10 November.

19. Obliterated.

20. 29 September.

21. MS: Crosseplace.

22. MS; Stonecrosse.

23. MS: Prest Croft.

24. MS: Huntyngdon Way.

25. 29 September.

26. 10 November.

27. MS: haias.

28. MS: Newfeldeholt.