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

BLAdd.Roll39647r (AD1433)

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

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[JURORS:] William Faunt, John Wytton, Robert Coupere Junior, Henry Crosse, John West, William Abbot, Thomas Godfrey, John Luff, John Hosyer, Thomas Ballard, John Rideman, John Pycard.

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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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12 d. from Katherine Fyssher, 6 d. from Alice Scarlet, 12 d. from Matillis Barre, 2 d. from the wife of John Hertlond, 12 d. from Alice Drapere, 2 d. from Isabelle Mason, 8 d. from Isabelle Botiller, [no amercement recorded] from Emma Barbour, 8 d. from Joan Martyn, 4 d. from Agnes Newman, 12 d. from Joan Cursen, 4 d. [2] from Agnes Huntyngdon, 8 d. from Maria Amy, 12 d. from Alice Cok, 2 s. from Alice Pope, 12 d. from Katherine Loff, 2 d. from Petronilla Ripon, 8 d. from Rose Botiller, and 12 d. from Joan Brygge, brewers, [for brewing and selling contrary to the assize of ale.] [3]

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4 d. from Alice Cok for refusing to send [her ale] for tasting.

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[No amercement recorded] from Joan Martyn for the same.

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8 d. [4] from Agnes, wife of Richard Coke, 2 d. from Agnes Berdewell, 4 d. from Isabelle Stedeman, 2 s. from Margaret Setter, 2 d. each from Maria Grene and Agnes Barbour, 3 d. from Emma Wayte, 2 s. from Margery Kirkeby, 2 d. each from the wife of Richard Gayte and Isabelle Duffeld, 3 d. from Agnes Bocher, 8 d. from Alice at Yhate, 2 d. each from Matillis Aleyn, Maria Pycher, the wife of Richard Webster, Katherine at Fen, 3 d. from Agnes Gyllam, 2 d. each from Alice Cokfelde, Agnes Prowde, 12 d. from Alice Berford, 3 d. each from Helen Crisp and Margaret Ballard, 2d. each from Agnes Gase and Joan Berdwell, 4 d. from Alice Parker, 12 d. from Beatrice Brabon, 1 d. from the wife of John Mildenale, and (2 d. from Alice Shelford), retailers, for regrating ale.

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Amercements [unspecified] from Katherine Fyssher, the wife of John Hertlond, Alice Drapere, Isabelle Mason, and Joan Bryg for not bringing their ale measures and for not coming.

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Amercements [unspecified] from Joan Martyn for not having a quart, Agnes Newman for the same, Joan Curson for the same, and Alice Cok and Katherine Loff for not having pottles.

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Amercements [unspecified] from Isabelle Stedeman, Margaret Setter, Agnes Barbour, Emma Wayte, Agnes Bocher, Alice at Yhate, Maria Pycher, the wife of Richard Webster, and Agnes Gase for not coming with their measures.

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Amercements as interlineated [5] from Agnes Cook for not having a gallon or quart, Agnes Berdewell for not having a pottle, Maria Grene for not having a gallon or pottle, Katherine at Fen for not having a pottle or quart, Agnes Prowde for not having a gallon or quart, Margaret Ballard for the same, Joan Berdewell for not having a gallon or pottle, and Alice Shelford for not having a pottle or quart.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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3 d. each from Nicholas Stukele, knight, John Wakirle, the tenant of the lands of John Stukele, Thomas Barbour, John Shirwode Senior, John Claxton, Richard Newman, John Pope, Nicholas Mabely, and John Sewere, owing suit, for default.

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12 d. from Alice, wife of John at Yhate for receiving from William, servant of John Burton, a thief, one coverlet, three linen sheets and one towel, to sell, knowing that William had stolen them from Richard Merwyk.

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12 d. from John, son of Alice at Yhate, servant of Henry Overton, for frequently stealing fish from the nets of the fishermen. Order to Henry that the said John not do this further, under penalty of 40 d.

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3 d. from the same Henry for coming into Ramsey Mere [6] and taking one net with fish called a Bownet.

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[No amercement recorded] from Simon, servant of Richard Gayte, and 2 d. from John Mysangle for pulling up 13 nets of William Botiller and taking and carrying away the fish in them.

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40 d. from John Baronger for beating Robert de Ee, common keeper of the animals, so that Robert did not dare keep watch over the animals for the week that followed.

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3 d. each from John Baron and John Hertlond for killing rutting swine [7] and selling their meat, which was not fit to eat, to diverse men.

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3 d. from Henry Overton for keeping uncontrolled dogs who bite the lepers coming down the road, contrary to the ordinance established in the last leet. [8]

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3 d. from John Ryvenale for having lumber lying in the road, to nuisance.

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6 d. [9] from John Barre, 6 d. from John Hertlond, 4 d. from Henry Overton, 6 d. each from Laurence Bocher and John Ryvenale,(no amercement) from Richard Baron, 3 d. from John Berford, 40 d. from Thomas Cok, and 3 d. from William Abbot, butchers, for charging too much.

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3 d. each from John Ryvenale and Alice at Yhate, 2 d. from Peter Prowde, 8 d. from John Ramseye, (no amercement) from John Berford, 3 d. each from John Coke, Richard Cook, John Newman, Robert Coupere, 2 d. each from John Barre, John Sutton, John Hertlond and Agnes del Marche, 40 d. from William Faunt, and 3 d. from Margaret Setter for charging too much in the sale of victuals, namely: herring, dried fish, flour, butter, cheese and other things.

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3 d. each from John Wayte and Robert Grene, 2 d. from William del Wyke, 3 d. from Thomas Bysshop, (no amercement) from Nicholas Burges, and (no amercement) from John Hosyer, tailors, for charging too much for making clothes.3 d. each from Richard Gayte, John Sutton, William Kyng and Nicholas Mayden, cobblers, for charging too much in selling shoes.

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8 d. from Richard Cok (Senior), 3 d. from Thomas Randes, 12 d. each from Thomas Webster and Richard Webster (Junior), and 2 d. each from William Conyngton and Richard Fauket, weavers, for charging too much for weaving cloths.

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3 d. each from Thomas Deram and Thomas Fuller, fullers, for charging too much for fulling.

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6 d. from Robert Skynner, a skinner, for charging too much for exercising his craft.

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12 d. from John Hoberd for cutting down and taking down alders [10] and willows, which were the boundaries of the customaries in the peat marsh.

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12 d. from the same John for refusing to take less than 4 d. a day for digging peat.

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2 d. from Joan, wife of Robert Lambkyn for throwing one dead cat [11] into the lade.

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6 s. 8 d. from Alice Berford for making rescue from the Bailiff and for quarrelling with him.

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2 d. from Ro[?bert], [12] servant of Reginald Bonaface for assaulting John Rydman.

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2 d. from William Brevytor for making rescue from John Coupere, Sub-bailiff.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE CONSTABLES]

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12 d. from Richard Cand for unjustly committing housebreaking against Margery Capmaker.

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12 d. from the same Richard for breaking into the said Margery's house and striking and mistreating her.

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(No amercement) from Thomas Smyth for striking John Fuller in the back with his fist.

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12 d. from William Oslok for striking the ancilla of Agnes Leghton with a cudgel and drawing blood from her.

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3 d. from the same William for a hue and cry justly raised on him by the said Agnes.

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4 d. from John Jakes for striking Simon, servant of Richard Gayte.

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3 d. from Robert Wright, servant of John Laurence for drawing blood from John Cranwell.

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2 d. from William Killam for committing housebreaking and justly drawing blood from the servant of John Brygge, who is amerced 3 d.

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6 s. 8 d. from John Berford for making rescue from the Constables, saying that he wanted to keep William Oslok in his house because he could not find security for his keeping the peace.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE BAILIFF]

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[No amercements recorded] from John Keteryng, John Mustrell, John Aubes of Raveley, Richard Fawkes and John Hyde for fishing in the lord's ditch at North Mede. [13]

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3 d. from John Coupere for unjustly putting willows on the property of John Crisp.

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12 d. from William Faunt for putting one hedge on the property of Maria Claxton, to nuisance.

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1 d. from the wife of Richard Heryng for not trimming one hedge next to Thomas Dod.

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6 d. from John Brygge for having one barge lying in the road, to nuisance. [14]

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3 d. from William Bosse for appropriating land from the common at the end of his garden.

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6 d. from Nicholas Stukele, knight, for not trimming the willows growing at the end of his garden, to nuisance.

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3 d. from Richard Newman for obstructing the gutter at the end of his garden.

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2 d. from Nicholas Raveley for not cleaning his ditch at the end of his garden.

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3 d. from John Blenche for obstructing one gutter at the end of his garden and for having willows in the common.

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(No amercement) from William Pycher for obstructing the gutter at the end of his garden and for making an improper road there.

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(No amercement) from Richard Fawkes for having an improper road at the end of his garden and for having willows growing above the common ditch.

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2 d. from Simon Botiller for putting willows in the common towards Biggin, to nuisance.

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3 d. from John Crisp for not cleaning his ditch towards Biggin.

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3 d. each from Simon Botiller, John Crisp, John Baronger, John Bocher and Thomas Ramsey for not cleaning the ditch in Beterstrete.

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3 d. each from Robert Rydman, John Rydman, John Keteryng, William Curson, and (no amercement) from William Abbot for not cleaning the ditch in Huntingdon Way.

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3 d. from Henry Overton, because two of his servants threw two wagon loads of dung into the common lade.

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1 d. from William Curson for having one broo lying above his ditch at the end of his garden, to the nuisance of the commonRawte.

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(No amercement) from Agnes Howden for narrowing her ditch with stakes, to the nuisance of the common Rawte.

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(No amercement) from William Fote, 3 d. from John Ramsey and (no amercement) from Thomas Barbour for the same.

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(No amercement) from John Bakster for narrowing le Raute with one weir.

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(No amercement) from Nicholas Burges for narrowing le Rawtewith land at the end of his garden.

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(Amercement excused) from William Curson for not cleaning his ditch in Little Wyght. [15]

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3 d. from Agnes del Stone for putting hemp in the common lade.

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8 d. from John Baronger, and (amercements excused) from John at Fen, John Seberne and Thomas Barker for not cleaning Pie Bakers Ditch. [16]

RAMSEY

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(No amercement) from Margaret Heryng for not cleaning her ditch.

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3 d. from John Reynold for narrowing the common Rawte inCurteslane.

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3 d. from John Michell for putting willows there, to nuisance.

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3 d. from the same John for putting dung in the said ditch.

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3 d. from Richard Newman for not cleaning his ditch there.

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3 d. from Richard Webster for not cleaning his ditch at the end of his garden.

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2 d. from Peter Prowde for throwing dung into his ditch there.

[ORDINANCES] [17]

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Order that Pie Bakers Ditch [18] be cleaned before the feast of St Michael, [19] under penalty of 12 d. for each defaulter.

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Order that the ditch from Agnes Howdene called Middle Ditch [20] up to Fesaunt Croft be cleaned before the feast of St Martin, [21] under penalty of 12 d. for each defaulter.

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Ordinance that no man of whatever trade come into the private water during the time of Mass or during Feast Days to look at the nets of the fishermen, under penalty of 20 s. for each person so doing.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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40 s. from John Newman for impleading John Aubys outside the lord's court at Glatton.

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Election and swearing-in of John Ryvenale to the duty of observing and scrutinizing the victuals, to assure that they are edible.

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Election of John Fyssher, baker, to the offices of Constable and ale-taster, with John Love, by the steward.

[DECISIONS BY INQUESTS]

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Decision that Thomas Filhous shall recover 12 d. from John Newman, who is amerced 3 d.

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2 d. from William Shirwode for acknowledging that he owes John Newman 4 d., which are ordered collected.

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3 d. from William Shirwode for a licence of concord with John Berdewell Junior in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from William Dod for the same with the same John in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from, and order to distrain, Thomas Randes before the next court to answer to Beatrice Brabon in a plea of trespass.

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3 d. from Thomas Randes for not prosecuting a plea of trespass against Richard Brown.

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3 d. from Thomas Botheby for a licence of concord with Henry Overton in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from John Wright for acknowledging that he owes the same Henry 3 s. 2 d., which are ordered collected.

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Complaint by Robert Lyndesey of Bury against Nicholas Fraunces of Huntingdon, charging detinue of one pair of linen sheets, one laver and one quarter of malt, to his damages of 32 s. Continuance ordered.

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3 d. from John Aubys, attached to answer to Simon Botiller in a plea of debt, for not coming. Order to distrain.

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3 d. from William Kyng for a licence of concord with the same Simon in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from, and order to distrain, Thomas Bysshop to answer to Simon Botiller in a plea of detinue of one yard of cloth valued at 15 d.

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Complaint by John Hoberd against Richard Newman of a debt of 3 s.4 d. and detinue of one calf. Order to attach.

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3 d. from Robert Man for not coming, when attached by one pig valued at 2 s., to answer to William Kyng in a plea of debt.

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2 d. from John Mysangle for acknowledging that he owes Nicholas Mayden 11 d., which are ordered collected.

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3 d. from Robert Baron for a licence of concord with William Coke in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from John Berford for acknowledging that he owes John Morton 2 s. 8 d., which are ordered collected.

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Complaint by Geoffrey Hunne against John Berford of a plea of debt of 25 s., which Geoffrey paid as bail through Thomas Canon and which have not yet been recovered. John acknowledges a debt of 2 s., and concerning the remaining 23 s., he puts himself on the Inquest, as does Geoffrey, which Inquest determines that Geoffrey shall recover 19 s. in addition to the 2 s. previously admitted. Order to collect the money. 3 d. amercement from John.

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Complaint of trespass by Margaret at Brygge against John Rikkes, in that she charges that John beat Thomas Rolegge, her servant, because of which she lost his services for a long time so that her hay was not made, to her damages of 40 s. To be decided by Inquest.

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Complaint by Richard Elyngton against William Shirwode of a debt of [blank], of which William acknowledges that he owes 2 s., the remainder to be determined by an Inquest.

NAMES OF THE JURORS FOR PLAINTS:)  [22]

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John Morton, John Keteryng, John at Asshe, John Wylden, Thomas Dod, Nicholas Mayden, Robert Ridman, William Shirwode.

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4 d. from William Kyng, one of the above-named jurors, for failing to come and give his verdict with his associates.

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3 d. from John Wright for a licence of concord with William Wylyam of Upwood in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from, and order to distrain, Nicholas Stryker before the next court to answer to John Coupere in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from Thomas Roleg for a licence of concord with John Ripon in plea of debt.

HEPMANGROVE

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE CONSTABLES]

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3 d. from John Morton for narrowing the road by knocking down one wall.

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2 d. from the same John for not cleaning his gutter next to his tenement.

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(No amercement) from Agnes Leghton and 2 d. from Richard Genge for not cleaning their gutters in Fyssheres Lane. [23]

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3 d. from Richard Newman for the same at Stone Cross. [24]

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2 d. from Richard Rydman for the same at Craumfers.

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3 d. each from Thomas Vycorous and Richard Newman for not cleaning their gutters at Huntingdon Way.

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2 d. from John Morton for refusing to keep the King's watch when summoned by the Constables.

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12 d. from John Keteryng, ale-taster, for not performing his office.

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12 d. from Alice Keteryng, 6 d. from Margaret Wilden and 2 d. from Alice Morton for brewing ale contrary to the assize.

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1 d. from Alice Morton and 3 d. from Margaret Wilden for not sending [their ale] to the ale tasting.

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3 d. from Alice Keteryng, 2 d. from Margaret Wilden and 1 d. from Alice Morton for not coming with their measures.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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2 s. from Thomas Ramsey for trespassing with geese in the crops towards Autys.

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Election and swearing-in of Robert Spencer as Constable and ale-taster of Hepmangrove.

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Ordinance that no geese come into the crops under penalty of 6 d.

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John Fletcher is put in tithing and sworn.

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The following were presented by the jurors in the last leet as being out of tithing: Nicholas Mable, John Denys, Thomas Munne, [25] Thomas Saldyn, John Berker, Richard Webster at Barre, William Pycher, William Bocher, [26] John Baronger, Andrew Cokfelde, Richard Gylam, John Aubys, John Coppyng, Peter Prowde, William Fotte, [27] John Ramseye, John Rotcote, Thomas Smyth, William Effy, John Gase, John Hertlond, John servant of John Claxton, John Ripon, [28] Richard servant of William Brouse, John servant of the same William, Richard Payn, John servant of his the same Richard, John Brownot, [29] John Botewright Junior, John Sawtry, John servant of John Laurence, Thomas Fyssher, Henry Deken, [30] Thomas Canon, Walter West, Robert Man, William Ravele, John Parys, Thomas Dereham, Nicholas Striker, John Kyng Wright, Robert Coke, John [...], [31] Adam Inglond, Walter Sporyour, Thomas Filhous, William Stedeman, John Barre, William Wyke, Thomas Drapere, Robert Grene, tailor, John Mable, [32] Robert Setter, Thomas Smyth, and two servants of the same Thomas. [No amercements recorded.]

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The following are presented as being out of tithing: John Fyshher at Brygge, William Skerlet, Nicholas Moryell, Robert Mason, Thomas Bysshop, and two servants of the same Thomas.

Notes

1. 20 July, 1433.

2. Deleted: vi d.

3. MS: etc.

4. Deleted: vi d.

5. See supra, no. 6.

6. MS: Ramsemere.

7. MS: sues existentes Brymmes.

8. Leet missing.

9. Deleted: xii d.

10. MS: aldres.

11. MS: muselegum.

12. MS: Ro.

13. MS: Northmede.

14. MS: Entire entry deleted.

15. MS: Lytel Wight.

16. MS: Pybakersdyche.

17. MS: Pene (in margin).

18. MS: Pybakers Dyche.

19. 29 September.

20. MS: Myddeldyche.

21. 10 November.

22. Margin: jurati ad querelas.

23. MS: Fysshere Lane.

24. MS: Stonecrosse.

25. Deleted.

26. Deleted.

27. Deleted.

28. Deleted.

29. Deleted.

30. Deleted.

31. Deleted.

32. Deleted.