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

BLAdd.Roll39653A (AD1460)

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT HELD THERE ON MONDAY AFTER THE FEAST OF ST ANNE, IN THE THIRTY-EIGHTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING HENRY VI AND THE TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT JOHN STOWE. [1]

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ESSOINS: None.

2

[JURORS:] Thomas Cok, John Baker, Thomas Plomer, Henry Brampton, Philip Aleyn, John Browse, Richard Baker, John Fen, William Abbot, Richard Toute, John Ridman, Thomas Vigerous, William Clerk, John Betcod, Robert Stone, William Wayte.

[PLAINTS]

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3 d. from John Newman for not prosecuting a plea of debt against William Freman of Upwood.

4

3 d. from John Newman for a licence of concord with John Hunt in a plea of debt.

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3 d. from John Heret for not prosecuting a plea of trespass against Thomas Tyler.

6

3 d. from the same John for not prosecuting a plea of detinue of chattels against the said Thomas.

7

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

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

8

2 d. from John Newman for having a dung heap too near the common lade, opposite his tenement in the Wyght, to the nuisance of all passers-by.

9

2 d. from John Thomas, 1 d. from Alice Shelford, [no amercement] from John Bryan (beggar), [2] 2 d. each from John Kent, Richard Glasyer and William Wayte for not cleaning their ditches at the end of their orchards towards Little Wyght. [3]

10

3 d. each from Richard Maynor, William Neell, John Boyse and Simon Beres for the same, in the same place, for their part.

11

Ordinance by the whole homage that each tenant sufficiently clean his ditch opposite his tenement and make brinks with piles and undergrowth before the next feast of All Saints [4] after this view, under an individual penalty of 40 d.

12

3 d. from Richard Merwyk, [no amercement] from the Prior of Ramsey, 6 d. from Walter West and 3 d. from Robert Ednam for not repairing the common water runnels in Beterstrete opposite their land.

13

3 d. each from John Duffeld and Thomas Stone for not purging the common ditch called the Common Drain [5] in the lane called Turvers Lane. [6]

14

12 d. from Thomas Tyler, tenant of the Cellarer, for making an encroachment by ploughing at the land he holds from the Cellarer, [appropriating] 24 feet from the common balks leading towards the pond upon Pilcham. Order to correct before the feast of St Michael [7] next, under penalty of 40 d.

15

6 s. 8 d. each from Thomas Porter, John Bothby, John Whytwell and Peter Marche for putting dung near the Chapel of St Thomas, contrary to the ancient ordinance. [8]

16

1 d. from Robert Skynner for assaulting John Sowle with a raised cudgel, against the King's peace.

17

6 d. from John Faukes for assaulting Matthew Kelew Wever and attempting to strike him, against the peace.

18

6 d. from the same John Faukes for similarly assaulting Richard Merwyk and attempting to stab him with his dagger and for knocking him down and throwing him into the river, against the King's peace.

19

6 d. from Thomas Wode for assaulting John Fen and John Mildenale and attempting to strike them.

20

3 d. from John Kent for similarly assaulting Thomas Wode and striking him with a cudgel and drawing blood from him, against the King's peace.

21

6 d. from William Stedeman for assaulting Thomas Wode and drawing blood from him by fracturing his skull.

22

6 d. from Thomas Wode for unjustly raising the hue and cry on (his) wife, and [no amercement recorded] from his wife for unjustly raising the hue and cry on him, to the serious nuisance of their neighbors, which is something they do regularly, both day and night.

23

6 d. from William Steven for assaulting John Tayllor with a drawn dagger, against the King's peace.

24

3 d. from John Tayllor for assaulting the said William against the King's peace.

25

6 d. from John Water for assaulting Thomas Baker Junior and slightly wounding him in the chest with his dagger, against the King's peace.

26

4 d. from John Water for assaulting Thomas Rolf and his wife, against the King's peace.

27

1 d. from the same John for entering the lord's park and carrying off wood and undergrowth.

28

6 d. from William Clerk for assaulting John Love, against the peace.

29

6 d. from the same John Love for assaulting the said William, against the peace.

30

6 d. from Thomas Love for assaulting William Clerk by shooting arrows at him and mistreating him, against the peace.

31

12 d. from Robert Love, chaplain, for assaulting Thomas Love, his brother, with a drawn knife, against the King's peace.

32

1 d. from Katherine Love for unjustly raising the hue and cry on William Clerk, to the nuisance and annoyance of their neighbors.

33

A half-mark from William Warde for regularly having diverse men within his dwelling playing tennis, contrary to the decree concerning this. [8]

34

40 d. from John Ballard for putting his nets upon the common dore near the weir in the tenure of William West before the permitted hour decreed by the whole homage in the thirty-seventh year of King Henry VI, as is fully contained in the leet of that year. [9]

35

A new ordinance: [10] If anyone within the precincts of this leet has pigs, piglets and sows wandering regularly in the street, the Bailiff, through his servant or deputy, is permitted to drive them and impound them in the lord's park, charging 1 d. for each pig or sow and 1/2 d. for each piglet, to the use and profit of the lord, and charging for his labour 1 d., as often as it happens that they have to be impounded.

36

8 d. each from Joan Overton and Mariot Amy, 6 d. from Agnes Depyng, 8 d. each from Alice Couper and Agnes Faunt, 6 d. each from Marion Baveyn, Katherine Love and Joan Filhous, and 8 d. each from Agnes Symmes and Audrey [11] Cooke, common brewers, for selling ale contrary to the assize.

37

3 d. from Finetta Water, 4 d. from Joan Brampton, 3 d. from Margaret Skynner, 1 d. from Mariot Grene, 3 d. each from Margery Faukes, Ellen Wode, Alice Dobbes, 4 d. from Margaret Warde Sadeler, 3 d. from Joan Nicolas, 4 d. from Isabelle Stedman, 3 d. each from Alice Belamy, Alice Cornwayle, Alice Riston and Margaret Poolyerd, 4 d. each from Inglas Goldsmyth and Alice Hunt, 2 d. from Emma Biggyng, 3 d. from Ellen Erle, 1 d. from Agnes Treygo, [no amercement] from Margaret Lode (pauper), 4 d. from Agnes Denys, 2 d. from Mariot Tyler, 3 d. from Agnes Gelam,6 d. from Alice Awbys, 3 d. each from Joan Warde, Margaret Barforth, Margaret Baker and Katherine Brouse, 8 d. from Juliana Baker, 3 d. each from Joan Shirwode and Alice Dixy, and 2 d. each from Alice Barugh, Agnes Webster and Joan West, common retailers, for selling ale contrary to the assize.

38

1 d. each from Joan Brampton, Isabelle Stedeman, Agnes Gelam, Margaret Baker, Juliana Baker, Joan Shirwode and Agnes Webster for not bringing their gallons and pottles before the steward of this leet on this day.

39

[No amercement] from Marion Grene, [12] 1 d. each from Margery Faukes, Ellen Wode, Margaret Warde Sadeler, Alice Belamy, Alice Cornwayle, Emma Biggyng, Alice Hunt, (Ellen) Erle, Agnes Denys, and 2 d. from Alice Awbys for not bringing their measures to this leet.

40

16 d. from Thomas Plomer and 20 d. from John Asplond, bakers of bread, for selling bread contrary to the assize.

41

3 d. from Agnes Judde of the vill of St Ives for the same.

42

20 d. from William Faunt, 40 d. from Thomas Cokk, 20 d. from John Awbys and 8 d. from William Warde Sadeler, butchers, for charging too much in selling meat.

43

4 d. each from William Besefeld and Henry Potyar and 2 d. from William Berlycorn, fullers, for charging too much.

44

4 d. each from Thomas Cok, William Faunt and John Hunt, [no amercement] from John Berforth (because he is dead), 2 d. each from John Awbys and Marion Amy, 4 d. each from Walter Pamlion and John Asplond, 2 d. each from Alice Keteryng and John Whete, 1 d. each from John Treygo and Finetta Water, and 4 d. from Thomas Plomer, common victualers, for charging too much in selling victuals.

45

6 d. each from John Brouse and William Wayte, ale-tasters, for not performing their office.

46

3 d. from William Wayte, 2 d. from Richard Wayte, 1 d. from Robert Grene, 2 d. from John Sowle, 12 d. from Richard Toute, 2d. from Robert Tayllor, 3 d. from John Wryght Tayllor, 3 d. from John Hyll and 1 d. from Thomas Bonfaye, tailors, for charging too much in their art.

47

6 d. from Richard Geyte, 2 d. from John Missangle, 6 d. from William Geyte (dead), 1 d. from John Boller (dead), and 3 d. from John Denby, cobblers, [13] for charging too much.

48

3 d. from John Webster, 6 d. from John Faukes, 2 d. from Richard Faukes, and 3 d. each from Robert Hyde and Matthew Kelew, weavers, for charging too much.

49

3 d. from Roger Glover and 2 d. from John Pecok, glovers, for charging too much in their art.

50

3 d. from Robert Skynner and 6 d. from Gilbert Skynner, skinners, for charging too much in their art.

51

4 d. each from John Stucle and Charles Wakirle, 3 d. from the tenants of the land once held by Alice Wardeboys, 1 d. from John Newman and 3 d. from Robert Tychemerssh, owing suit, for default.

52

Election and swearing-in of William Wayte and Richard Baker as Constables.

53

Election and swearing-in of William Clerk and John Fen as ale-tasters.

54

Election and swearing-in of John Betcod, in place of Richard Cok, and Walter Pamplion, in place of Thomas Boner, as Capital Pledges.

55

Memorandum: Thomas Boner (who does not live in the vill), Robert Stone, John Awbys Bocher and Richard Cok (dead) did not pay their capitage. Therefore, the Bailiff does not report this to the lord in his account.

HEPMANGROVE

56

3 d. from Isabelle Salford, common brewer, for selling ale contrary to the assize.

57

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

58

Election of Thomas Baron as Constable.

59

AFFEERORS: Philip Aleyn and Robert Stone, sworn.

Notes

1. 28 July, 1460.

2. MS: mendicus.

3. MS: Lytilwyght.

4. 1 November, 1460.

5. MS: Comyn Dreyne.

6. MS: Turvereslane.

7. 29 September.

8. See supra, 1399, no. 62.

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

9. See supra, 1459, no. 22.

10. MS: De novo ordinatum est....

11. MS: Awdrea.

12. Deleted: Margareta Skynner.

13. MS: sutores.