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

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RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT HELD THERE ON THURSDAY AFTER THE FEAST OF ST PETER IN CHAINS, IN THE THIRTY-SIXTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING HENRY VI AND THE TWENTY-THIRD YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT JOHN STOWE. [1]

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ESSOINS: None.

2

[JURORS:] Thomas Cok, William West, William Abbot, Philip Aleyn, Richard Cok, William Wayte, John Asplond, John Brouse, John Duffeld, Henry Brampton, John Russell, John Dalby, Thomas Vigerous, Thomas Boner, Robert Pycard.

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CAPITAGE: 6 s. 8 d. as certain fine.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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3 d. each from Richard Geyte and John Cornwayle for having their privies open and running into the ditch of Little Wyght [2] making the water bad and extremely polluted, to the nuisance of their neighbors.

5

Order to [Richard and John] that they make corrections before the feast of St Michael, [3] under an individual penalty of 20 d.

6

4 d. from John Horwode, 2 d. from John Kilby and [no amercement] from the Prior of Ramsey for not purging their ditches in Beterestrete opposite their land.

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6 d. from John Swankle and 3 d. from John Treygo for obstructing the common water runnels at the end of their orchards.

8

20 d. from John Conewaye for making rescue, with force and arms, with a drawn dagger, from Thomas Love, servant and deputy of the Bailiff of Ramsey, while Thomas was executing against John a command [to ensure] peace issued by Walter Taylard, one of the King's justices assigned to keeping the peace in the county.

9

6 d. from Walter Basse and [no amercement] [4] from William Basse (because he fled) for assaulting John Dalton, with force and arms, with drawn daggers, against the peace.

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6 d. from the said John Dalton for assaulting the same Walter and William and drawing blood from them, against the peace.

11

6 d. from John Hervy for assaulting Thomas, Warden of Bodsey, and wounding him in the belly with his dagger, striking him against the peace.

12

12 d. from John Ballard for assaulting John Baker with his dagger, against the King's peace.

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12 d. from John Fowler for assaulting John Ballard with a raised cudgel, against the peace.

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12 d. from the same John Fowler for assaulting Thomas Symmes with his dagger and drawing blood from him, against the peace.

15

6 d. from William Geyte for, with force and arms, entering the close and house of John Blenche and assaulting John Palmer with a drawn dagger and attempting to stab him, then and there, against the King's peace.

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[No amercement] [5] from Thomas Harry (because he has fled) for being rebellious to the Constable of Hepmangrove and threatening him for charging him with the duty of keeping the night watches of the Lord King, in accordance with the form and ordinance of the Statute of Winchester. [6]

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2 s. from Thomas Plomer and 40 d. from John Asplond, bakers of bread, for selling bread contrary to the assize and for charging too much.

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8 d. from Mariot Baveyn, 6 d. from Katherine Harpour, 8 d. each from Agnes Faunt and Alice Couper, 6 d. from Mariot Amy, 8 d. each from Joan Overton and Agnes Depyng, 12 d. from Katherine Love, 6 d. from Joan Beres, and 8 d. from Agnes Symmes, common brewers, for selling ale contrary to the assize.

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6 d. each from Finetta Water and Joan Brampton, 4 d. from Rose Rynge, 8 d. from Margaret Skynner, 6 d. from Alice Dobbes, 1 d. from Alice Cokfeld, 6 d. each from Alice Treygo and Agnes Gelam, 8 d. each from Joan Warde and John Denys, 6 d. each from Margaret Berford and Alice Belamy, 8 d. from Alice Awbys, 4 d. from Alice Riston, 6 d. each from Margaret Poolyerd and Joan West, 2 d. from Isabelle Merwyk, 6 d. each from Alice Dixy, Joan Shirwode, Margaret Baker and (Alice Hunte, 8 d. each from Alice Keteryng and Isabelle Stedman, and 4 d. from Joan Nicolas), retailers, for selling ale contrary to the assize.

20

6 d. each from Henry Brampton and John Aleyn, ale-tasters, for not performing their office.

21

2 s. each from William Faunt, Thomas Cok and John Awbys, and 1 d. from William Dally, butchers, for charging too much.

22

8 d. from Thomas Cok, 12 d. from John Hunt, 8 d. from William Faunt, (amercement excused) from John Berford, 8 d. from John Awbys, (amercement excused) from John Amy, [no amercement] from William Trotter (fugitive), 1 d. from Walter Pamplion, 6 d. from John Asplond, 8 d. from Alice Keteryng, 12 d. from John Whete, 2d. from Agnes Treygo, 1 d. from Margaret Lode and 2 d. from Finetta Waters, common victualers, for charging too much.

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6 d. from Richard Wayte, 8 d. from William Wayte, 4 d. each from Robert Grene and John Sowle, 12 d. from Richard Toute, 6 d. from Robert Tayllour, 12 d. from John Tayllour, 2 d. from Thomas Bonfaye, and 12 d. from William Ridman, tailors, for charging too much in their art.

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4 d. from Richard Geyte, [no amercement] from Walter Basse (fugitive), 2 d. from John Missangle, 4 d. from William Geyte, [no amercement] from John Palmer (fugitive), and 1 d. from John Boller, cobblers, for charging too much.

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6 d. from Richard Cok, 8 d. from John Hyde, 6 d. from Richard Faukes, and [no amercement] from William Basse (fugitive), weavers, for charging too much in their art.

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8 d. from John Fowler for assaulting William Warde Fyssher, against the King's peace.

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8 d. from John Crispe Junior for assaulting John Parys with a scythe raised in his hand, against the King's peace.

28

One-half mark each from William Dally, Thomas Goldsmyth and Henry Shirwode for making stamps and narrowing the common river leading to Bury and also for putting their nets—called dragges—where no one should or has, from time immemorial, [7] put nets called Slepyngtewe, namely from Baxters Weir [8] up to Fenners Weir, [9] and for which they each incur the ancient penalty.

29

8 d. from [Robert Tychemerssh] [10] and 12 d. from Robert Stone, capital Pledges, for not paying their capitage when exacted.

30

Election and swearing-in of John Asplond and Richard Cok as Constables.

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Election and swearing-in of William Wayte and Thomas Love as tasters of meat and bread.

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Election and swearing-in of Henry Baker and Thomas Wenyngton as Wardens of the Marsh.

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3 d. [11] from Thomas Tyler, 4 d. from Thomas Denys, 1 d. each from Thomas Bestvyle and John Bray, 2 d. each from Thomas Barker and John Lawe, [1 d. from Thomas Stone], [12] 1 d. from Thomas Boston, [no amercements from John Gerveys and William Basse], [13] 1 d. from Nicholas Herde, 4 d. from Thomas Wenyngton, 2 d. from John Devile, 4 d. from John Biggyng, [no amercement from John Sly], [14] 3 d. from Richard Faukes, 4 d. from Henry Fuller Senior, [1 d. from John Bocher], [15] 4 d. from Henry Erle, 2 d. from Roger Elston, [2 d. from William Depyng, 1d. from John Missangle], [16] [no amercement] from William Dally, 2 d. from John Tayllor, 4 d. each from William Ridman,[John Walssheff], [17] and [Thomas Cleryvaux], [18] [2 d. from John Sowle], [19] 2 d. from Robert Skynner, [1 d. each from John Thomas [20] and William Geyte, [21]] 4 d. each from John Aubys Bocher and John Couper, 2 d. from John Pecok, [1 d. from Robert Seymede], [22] 3 d. from Thomas Cooke, 4 d. from John Webster, [no amercement from Richard Witlesey], [23] 2d. each from William Hampton, Thomas Hampton and John Pikeryng, 4 d. from William Brampton, 1 d. each from William Love and John Jakes, 3 d. from John Water, 2 d. each from Peter Fery and Robert Barugh, 3 d. from John Symmes, 1 d. from Thomas Toppyng, 2 d. each from John Aubys Mynstrell and Thomas Saldyng, 3 d. from Richard Vikory, 4 d. from Henry Baker, 2 d. from Simon Beres, and [no amercement from Robert Stote], [24] owing suit, for default.

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6 d. from Robert Skynner, skinner, for charging too much in his art.

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6 d. from Roger Glover and 4 d. from John Pecok, glovers, for charging too much in their art.

HEPMANGROVE

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8 d. from Katherine Ednam, common ale-brewer, for selling ale contrary to the assize.

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6 d. from Isabelle Pycard, retailer, for selling ale by the cup and contrary to the assize.

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4 d. from John Russell, ale-taster, for not performing his office.

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Ordinance by the aforesaid jurors that every man and woman within the precincts of this view of Frankpledge shall henceforth keep his fire safe and secure. And if any house is burned through the negligence of any man, woman or any member of their household, or as a result of ashes negligently being mixed with fire and not put out, then whoever has acted so negligently will forfeit a penalty of 40 s., to be collected immediately by the Bailiff of the Banlieu of Ramsey, to the use of the lord, the said money to be retained by the Bailiff until the decision of the jurors in the leet.

Notes

1. 3 August. 1458.

2. MS: Litilwyght.

3. 29 September.

4. Deleted: vi d.

5. Deleted: ii d.

6. See Statutes of the Realm 1, p. 96.

7. MS: a quo tempore quo non exstat memoria hominum.

8. MS: Baxteres Were.

9. MS: Fanneres Were.

10. Deleted.

11. Deleted: iv d., vi d.

12. Deleted.

13. Deleted.

14. Deleted.

15. Deleted.

16. Deleted.

17. Deleted.

18. Deleted.

19. Deleted.

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24. Deleted.