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

BLAdd.Roll39653B (AD1459)

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT HELD THERE ON WEDNESDAY, THE FEAST OF ST JAMES THE APOSTLE, IN THE THIRTY-SEVENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING HENRY VI AND THE TWENTY-FOURTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT JOHN STOWE. [1]

1

ESSOINS: None.

2

[JURORS:] William Faunt, John Baker, Thomas Cokke, John Asplond, Thomas Plomer, Philip Aleyn, Richard Cokke, Robert Skynner, John Browse, Thomas Boner, John Ridman, Henry Brampton, John Russell, Thomas Hampton, William Wayte.

[PLAINTS]

3

Complaint of debt by John Myssangle, who did not prosecute, against William Freman of Upwood, who was attached by one wagon worth 20 s. and pledged by Richard Geyte. Defendant essoined by Thomas Symmes.

4

Order to attach John Newman, who failed to appear when summoned to answer a complaint of debt against him brought by John Hunte.

5

Complaint of trespass by John Heryet against Thomas Tyler, in that the said Thomas and his wife, on Thursday after the feast of Corpus Christi, in the thirty-seventh year of King Henry VI, [2] at Ramsey assaulted John's wife and, then and there, beat, wounded and mistreated her, to John's [3] damage of one mark, against the peace. The said Thomas and his wife, having come in person, denied force and injury and sought judgement by a jury, as did John. Postponed, with the consent of both parties, to the next court.

6

Complaint by John Heryet against Thomas Tyler of detinue of one pen for putting on decorations, one spinning wheel, [4] one water pot, one [stakellum], one [?roller], [5] and one brass bowl valued at 4 s., to his damages of 4 s. Denial of force by the defendant, present, and request that the matter be decided by a jury. Subsequently put to arbitration by William Faunt and Richard Geyte for the defendant and John Baker and Richard Baker for the complainant. Matter to be decided by the next leet.

7

Order to attach John Newman to appear at the next court to answer a complaint of debt of 11 d. on demand by Thomas Baret, who did not prosecute.

8

Order to summon John Fowler to come and answer a complaint of trespass by Andrew Claxton, who charges that he took and carried away a piglet worth 8 d., to his damages of 8 d.

9

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

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

10

[No amercement recorded] from the Prior of Ramsey for not cleaning his common ditch in Beterestrete opposite his land.

11

[No amercement recorded] from John Kilby and John Dalby for not cleaning three ditches there.

12

[No amercements recorded] from John Missangle, John Gelam, William Couper, Roger Glover, William Depyng, John Fen, Henry Erle, Henry Fuller, Joan Overton, and John Trygo for not cleaning their ditches at the ends of their orchards.

13

[No amercements recorded] from John Hunte and John Cator for assaulting, with force and arms, William Whyte, servant of the Bailiff of Ramsey, with drawn wood knives [6] and beating, wounding and mistreating him, against the King's peace.

14

[No amercements recorded] from John Shelford and John Tansore, chaplains, for assaulting Robert Barugh and Robert Hyll, wardens of the King's watch.

15

[No amercement recorded] from Isabelle Water for unjustly raising the hue and cry on [the said wardens of the watch.] [7]

16

[No amercement recorded] from Thomas Tyler for assaulting Richard Thressher, against the King's peace.

17

[No amercement recorded] from John Dalby for assaulting Thomas Tyler and drawing blood from him.

18

[No amercement recorded] from John Fowler for assaulting John Pykeryng with his dagger, against the peace.

19

[No amercement recorded] from John Pykeryng for similarly assaulting John Fowler, against the peace.

20

[No amercement recorded] from John Fowler for assaulting Andrew Claxton in the King's road, against the peace.

21

[No amercement recorded] from John Fowler in that, when the Lord Abbot made and repaired a road in the common called le Bille with wood and undergrowth, for carrying hay and fodder out of that common, he came and pulled up and carried away the said wood and undergrowth, to the serious nuisance of the neighbors. Order by the jurors that John correct [the damage done] before next Michaelmas, [8] under penalty of 40 d.

22

Ordinance that henceforth no one put his nets on the (common) [Dore] adjoining the weir in the tenure of Walter West, next to Ramsey Mere, which is common for all tenants, before the sixth hour of night in any day during Summer and before the third hour of night in Winter, under an individual penalty of 40 d.

23

Order that John Horwode, who flooded the common ditch next to Pie Bakers Ditch [9] by purging his pond, to the nuisance of the neighbors, clean the said ditch before next Michaelmas, [10]under penalty of 40 d.

24

[No amercement recorded] from Peter Marche for not repairing the common gutter running in his tenement, in which he lives, thereby resulting in water flooding onto the Green inside Meche Gates, to the nuisance of the neighbors.

25

6 s. 8 d. each from Giles Warde, John Whitwell, John Boyse, Finetta Water, Joan Beres and Robert Toly for having pigs and sows running loose in the common street, contrary to the decree concerning this.

26

A half-mark each from Thomas Goldsmyth, William Dally and Henry Shirwode for putting drags between Fanners Holt [11] and Bake House Weir, [12] against the decree. [13]

27

[No amercements recorded] from Joan Overton, Mariot Amy, Agnes Depyng, Alice Couper, Agnes Faunt, Mariot Baveyn, Katherine Love, Joan Beres, Agnes Symmes, and Audrey Cooke, brewers, for selling ale contrary to the assize.

28

[No amercements recorded] from Finetta Water, Joan Brampton, Rose Rynge, Margaret Skynner, Alice Dobbes, Margaret Warde atte Crown, Joan Nicholas, Isabelle Stedeman, Inglas Goldsmyth, Alice Hunt, Ellen Erle, Joan Warde, Margaret Berford, Alice Belamy, Alice Riston, Alice Cornewayle, Margaret Poolyerd, Agnes Treygo, Margaret Lode, Agnes Denys, Mariot Tyler, Agnes Gelam, Alice Aubys, Joan West, Florence Cokke, Agnes Webster, Alice Dixy, Joan Shirwode, Katherine Brouse, Juliana Baker and Margaret Baker, [?retailers, for selling ale contrary to the assize.] [14]

29

[No amercements recorded] from Thomas Plomer and John Asplond, bakers of bread, for breaking the assize of bread.

30

[No amercement recorded] from Agnes Judde, of the vill of St Ives, for the same.

31

[No amercements recorded] from William Faunt, Thomas Cokke and John (Aubys), butchers, for charging too much in their art.

32

[No amercements recorded] from Henry Brampton and Philip Aleyn, ale-tasters, for not performing their office well and faithfully.

33

[No amercements recorded] from Thomas Cokke, William Faunt, John Hunt, John Berford, John Aubys, Mariot Amy, Walter Pamplion, John Asplond, Alice Keteryng, John Whete, John Treygo, Margaret Lode and Finetta Water, common victualers, for charging too much.

34

[No amercements recorded] from Richard Wayte, William Wayte, Robert Grene, John Sowle, Richard Toute, Robert Tayllor, John Wryght Tayllor, John Hyll and Thomas Bonfaye, tailors, for charging too much in their art. [No amercements recorded] from Richard Geyte, John Missangle, William Geyte and John Boller, cobblers, [15] for charging too much.

35

[No amercements recorded] from Richard Cokke, John Hyde and John Webster, weavers, for charging too much in their art.

36

[No amercement recorded] from Robert Skynner, skinner, for charging too much.

37

[No amercements recorded] from Roger Glover and John Pecok, glovers, for charging too much in their art.

[ELECTIONS]

38

Election and swearing-in of Henry Brampton, in place of John Asplond, as Constable.

39

Election and swearing-in of John Browse and William Wayte as ale-tasters.

40

Election and swearing-in of William Rolf and Richard Vicarye as Wardens of the Marsh.

41

Election and swearing-in of John Hunte atte Swan, in place of Richard Weston, as Capital Pledge.

HEPMANGROVE

42

[No amercement recorded] from William Denys for not purging the ditch opposite his land in Fishhers Street. [16]

43

[No amercements recorded] from John Draper and the Cellarer for not purging their ditches there.

44

[No amercement recorded] from Isabelle Salford, common brewer, for breaking the assize of ale in selling.

45

[No amercement recorded] from Isabelle Pycard, common retailer, for charging too much for ale.

46

[No amercement recorded] from Marion Wolleye for brewing ale, not showing her seal and for breaking the assize.

47

[No amercement recorded] from John Russell, ale-taster, for not performing his office.

Notes

1. 25 July, 1459.

2. 31 May, 1459.

3. Deleted: Thome.

4. MS: spynnyngwhele.

5. MS: trouke.

6. MS: wodeknyves.

7. MS: eosdem etc.

8. 29 September.

9. MS: Pyebakeres Dyche.

10. 29 September.

11. MS: Fannersholt.

12. MS: Bakhouswere.

13. See supra, 1457, no. 40.

14. Entry stops after "Margaret Baker."

15. MS: sutores.

16. MS: Fyssherestrete.