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

BLAdd.Roll39648 (AD1435)

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT HELD THERE ON THURSDAY AFTER THE FEAST OF ST JAMES THE APOSTLE, IN THE THIRTEENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING HENRY VI AND THE FIRST YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT JOHN CROWLOND. [1]

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[JURORS:] William Faunt, Henry Crosse, John Witton, Nicholas Ravele, John Hosyer, John West, Thomas Fuller, Robert Spencer, John Berford, John Rydman, Nicholas Mable, John Pycard.

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

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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3 d. each from Nicholas Stukele, knight, John Wakirley, the tenant of the lands of John Stukele, John Crosse of Farcet, Alice Pakerell, 4 d. each from John Shirwode Senior, William Abbot, John Crisp, John Sewer and William Botiller, owing suit, for default. Declaration of 40 d. penalty, that they come.

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2 d. from William Botiller for unjustly taking one [setnet]with the fish in it belonging to John Sutton, in the common lade, which he took from the dung heap of the stable to the garden ofRokeswell.

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Ordinance that no one is to put sleeping nets [2] in the lade from Bury Bridge [3] to up Baksters beyond Pulver Weir [4] under penalty of 12 d.

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2 d. from William Botiller for making dams and weirs in Totehil Ditch [5] so that boats could not pass and the waters cannot flow as they should.

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3 d. from the same William for taking nets called [Bownetts] in the common next to the aforesaid ditch.

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Note that the said William has a private ditch which is supposed to be common with the meadow called Neemade.

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3 d. from John Keteryng for having a private ditch inRopersland which should be common for fishing and boating, and where he made a weir, to nuisance.

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2 d. each from William Browse and John Duffeld for putting nets in les Gulles at the bank of Wardych.

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2 d. each from Thomas Bakster, William Botiller, Margaret Brygge, and 3 d. each from Thomas Barbour and John Ryvenhale for having privies standing over the common lade, to nuisance.

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2 d. each from William Botiller and Thomas Baxter for throwing ashes into the common lade, to nuisance.

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2 d. each from Nicholas Morell, John Barbour and Thomas Randes for having privies next to the lade, to nuisance.

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3 d. from Nicholas Stukeley, knight, for not repairing the bank of the lade opposite his tenement.

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3 d. from John Owty for not cleaning his ditch in Wylymotes Lane. [6]

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40 d. from John Blenche for having an uncontrolled dog that bites men and children. Order that the dog not be allowed to go about unleashed.

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3 d. from Juliana Blench for being a thief of small items. Lether abjure the vill.

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3 d. each from Laurence Bocher, John Hertlond and Agnes Berdwell for washing animals' entrails in the lade, to nuisance.

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6 d. each from John Horewode, John Pope, John Fyssher and Thomas Baker for baking bread contrary to the assize.

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2 d. each from John Eyre, John Wayte, Agnes Marche, Joan Hardhede, Richard Wayte, Thomas Chircheward, Thomas Walton, John Barre, and [no amercement recorded] from William Steven for putting dung and ashes on the dung heap of the pillory. Order that henceforth no one do so, under penalty of 12 d.

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3 d. from Margaret Wilden and [no amercement recorded] from Joan Wilden for assaulting Maria Milner and beating her.

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3 d. from Margaret Fox for assaulting and beating Joan Haus.

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2 d. from Agnes Leghton for not cleaning her ditch at Nedam Croft.

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3 d. from John Keteryng for not cleaning his ditch next to the road at Bury Bridge. [7]

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3 d. from John Morton for the same next to his tenement.

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3 d. from John Kyng for not repairing Herpes Way. [8]

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3 d. from John Ridman for narrowing the road at Cuttesbut.

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3 d. from John Pope for ploughing from the common road to his land at Okeway.

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Amercement excused [9] from Nicholas Raveley for ploughing from the common road to his land in two places at Herpes Way. [10]

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3 d. from William Abbot for the same there.

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3 d. from John at Fen and 2 d. from Agnes Leghton for not cleaning their ditches in Huntingdon Way.

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3 d. from John at Fen for not cleaning his ditch in two places inBeterstrete.

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3 d. from John Bocher for the same in two places there.

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3 d. each from John Crisp, Robert Chaunder and Ellen Randolf for the same there.

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3 d. from Richard Fawkes and 2 d. from Margaret Snellyng for not cleaning their ditches at Secole Lane. [11]

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3 d. from William Pycher for the same at the end of his garden. 3 d. from John Blenche for the same at the end of his garden.

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3 d. from John Brygge for not trimming the willows growing over the lade at the end of his garden.

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3 d. from William Browse for the same at Mugg Ditch. [12]

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3 d. from John Somersham for the same next to le Bill.

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3 d. from William Botiller for putting stakes in the ditch at the end of his garden, to nuisance.

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3 d. each from the tenant of the land of John Stukele, John Wytton, Thomas Barbour (in Wyght), Thomas Wyttelesey and Thomas Botiller for not trimming the willows growing above the lade between themselves and Stocking Fen. [13]

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE CONSTABLES]

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3 d. from Laurence Bocher for assaulting John Hertelond.

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3 d. from John Hertlond for unjustly assaulting Laurence Bocher.

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3 d. from Richard Payn for drawing blood from John Spencer.

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3 d. from the said John for throwing a small hammer at the same Richard and breaking his skull.

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3 d. from John del Fen for striking John Burton.

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3 d. from the same John Burton for assaulting John del Fen.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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2 d. each from Agnes Marche and John Barr, 3 d. each from Robert Coupere, Leonard Wyn, Margaret Setter, the wife of John Coke, John Ramsey, Richard Coke, 2 d. each from Alice at Gate, William Collys, [no amercement recorded] from the son of John Amy, 2 d. each from Agnes Taillour, John Berford and John Hertlond for charging too much in selling victuals to diverse men.

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3 d. each from John Barre, John Hertlond, Laurence Bocher, John Ryvenale and Thomas Cok, and 2 d. from William Abbot, butchers, for selling bad meats and charging too much.

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3 d. each from John Wayte, Richard Grene and Thomas Bysshop, and2 d. from William Wykes, tailors, for charging too much [for making clothes.] [14]

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3 d. each from Richard Gayte, John Sutton and William Kyng, cobblers, for charging too much in selling shoes.

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3 d. each from Richard Cok, Thomas Randes, Thomas Webster, Richard Webster, William Conyngton and Richard Faukes, weavers, for weaving contrary to the Statute. [15]

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2 d. from Thomas Deram and [no amercement recorded] from Thomas Fuller, fullers, for charging too much for fulling.

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3 d. each from Robert Skynner and Andrew Cokfelde, skinners, for charging too much.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE ALE-TASTERS]

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3 d. each from Alice Skerlet, Cecilia Kyng, 6 d. from Katherine Fyssher, 4 d. each from Matillis Calece and Margaret Lode,(amercement excused) from the wife of Thomas Baker, 6 d. each from Isabelle Botiller, Agnes Ramsey, Emma Barbour, 3 d. from Agnes Cook, 6 d. from Agnes Newman, 4 d. each from Katherine Wyttelesey, Joan del Celer, 3 d. from Matillis Power, 6 d. each from Agnes Coke, Maria Amy, 3 d. from Christiana Fryday,(amercement excused) from Joan Kyng, 4 d. from Alice Pope, 6 d. from Katherine Luf, 4 d. [16] from Joan Brygg, 3 d. each from Margaret Ballard, Agnes Gase and Rose Botiller, brewers, for selling ale contrary to the assize.

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2 d. each from Emma Wayte, Agnes del Marche, Maria Grene, Isabelle Stedeman, Agnes Berdewell, Margaret Stevens, [17]Margert Kirkeby, Alice Gayte, Margery Smyth, Alice Coke, Joan Overton, Isabelle Coppyng, Agnes Bocher, Alice Shelford, Joan Dereham, Alice at Gate, Margery Faukes, Maria Pycher, Katherine at Fen, Agnes Gillam, Alice Cokfelde, Joan Mildenale, Agnes Taillour, Alice Berford, Ellen Crisp, Isabelle Boys, Joan Berdewell, Denise Beverych, Alice Parker, [18] Beatrice Brabon and Joan Rykkes for regrating ale.

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2 d. each from Alice Skerlet, Cecilia Kyng and Margaret Lode for not sending their ale to the tasting.

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[No amercements recorded] from Katherine Wisbeche for not having a pottle, Maria Amy for not having a quart, Joan Bryg for the same, and Rose Botiller for the same.

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[No amercements recorded] from Margaret Lode, Isabelle Botiller, Agnes Cook, Agnes Newman, Joan del Celer, Matillis Power, Joan Kyng, Katherine Luff, Joan Bryg, Margaret Ballard and Agnes Gase for not coming with their measures.

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[No amercements recorded] from Agnes Marche, Maria Grene, Agnes Berdewell, Alice Gayte, Margery Smyth, Agnes Bocher, Alice Shelford, Joan Deram, Margery Fawkes, Maria Pycher, Katherine Fen, Agnes Gillam, Alice Berford, Ellen Crisp, Isabelle Boys, Beatrice Brabon and Joan Rykkes for not coming with their measures.

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Election and swearing-in of William Faunt and Thomas Fuller as Constables.

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Election and swearing-in of Thomas Fuller and John West as ale-tasters.

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Complaint of trespass by John Sutton against William Botiller at Bryg.

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4 d. from Robert Spencer, ale-taster for Hepmangrove, for not performing his office.

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4 d. each from Agnes Pycard, Alice Keteryng and Margery Willden, brewers [of Hepmangrove] for selling ale contrary to the assize.

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AFFEERORS: Nicholas Ravele and Thomas Fuller.

Notes

1. 28 July, 1435.

2. MS: retia dormientia.

3. MS: Burybrygge.

4. MS: Pulverwere.

5. MS: Totehil Dyche.

6. MS: Wylymoteslane.

7. MS: Burybrige.

8. MS: Herpesway.

9. Deleted: ii d.

10. MS: Herpesway.

11. MS: Secolelane.

12. MS: Mukdyche.

13. MS: Stokkyngfen.

14. MS: etc.

15. See 23 Edward III (Statutes of the Realm 1, p. 307 et seq).

16. Deleted: vi d.

17. No amercement recorded.

18. Amercement excused.