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

BLAdd.Roll34375 (AD1491)

RAMSEY. [1] VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT HELD THERE ON MONDAY BEFORE THE FEAST [...], [2] IN THE THIRD YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT JOHN HUNTYNGDON. [3]

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ESSOINS: None.

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[JURORS:] William [...], [4] John Fabyan, John Sutton, Henry Brampton, William Laurence, Thomas Denys, Thomas Long, Thomas Hasket, [....] [5]

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

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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[...] [6] from [John Asshwode] [7] and Adrian Lappyng for not cleaning the ditch [...], [8] as ordered in the last view, and[...] [9] from [...] [10] [Wylson], [11] [John Coughyt], [12]and [Richard Pylton] [13] for the same.

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[...] [14] [John Faunte, Alice Pride.] [15]

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Order to all inhabitants [...] [16] before the feast of St Etheldreda [17] next [....] [18]

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[...] [19] from [...] [20] for putting animals' entrails in the common road, to nuisance.

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[...contrary to the decree issued last year, under penalty of 6 s....] [21]

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[...] putting it in the field, contrary to the issued decree[....] [22]

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[...unhealthy fish....] [23]

11

3 d. from Richard Poish for the same.

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[...] [24] from William Tomsen, William Smyth of Bury, John Caughion of Bury, [...], [25] William Buklond, Robert Bolton, with others, for putting pigs in [?Milwode.] [26]

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Ordinance by the unanimous consent of the jurors that [...] [27] shall stand until it becomes a chase [....] [28]

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[...] [29] from Richard Pylton for putting clay [....] [30]

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3 d. from John Horwode for taking away one broo next to [...] [31] in le Hode Close, to nuisance.

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[Order to correct...as it was in earlier times, so that travelers can cross over, as in previous years...], [32] under penalty of 12 d.

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[No amercement recorded] from Richard Dalby for not making one stile and one broo in the corner of Barkers Croft. [33]

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[...] [34] incurs the fine of 12 d. for putting lumber in the High Street. [35]

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12 d. each from John Webster, Robert Byggyng, Richard Tovy,[...], [36] for [....] [37]

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2 d. from John Valentyn for assaulting the servant of John Brown, cobbler.

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12 d. from John Brown for [....] [38]

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[No amercement recorded] from John Brown for the same against Anthony Shoemaker. [39]

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2 d. from Robert Waren for assaulting John Ston.

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[...] [40] for assaulting and drawing blood from him.

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2 d. from John Vaughyn, [41] mason, for assaulting John Rolff.

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[...] [42] from Thomas [....] [43]

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2 d. from the same Henry for assaulting and drawing blood from the said Thomas.

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6 d. from Thomas Byggyng, and Thomas [...] [44] and Thomas Elyot for assaulting the said Thomas Byggyng. [45]

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3 d. from John Stone Senior for housebreaking against[....] [46]

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[...] [47] of Bury for assaulting Richard Dalby.

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(2 d. from William Palmer for fighting with the wife of Anthony Apulton.)

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[No amercement recorded] from John Grene, the servant of Adrian, Henry Crosse, [...] [48] Aleyn, Richard Baron, the servant of Sawnd, William Laurence, Robert Hunt, Robert, servant of William Gra[...], [49] the servant of John Gete, Robert Lotton Junior, Thomas Horte, William Forest, James Tayllor, William Hat[...], [50] John Stevenson, and the servant of John Jamys who are 12 years old and older, for being out of tithing.

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Order that all those digging in the Turf Fen take no more per day than 3 d. with meals, under penalty of [....] [51]

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[...] [52] Order that they take collectively there [no] more than 3 d. in The Brook [53] and 3 1/2 d. in [....] [54]

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The rakers similarly [no] more than 2 d. per day with meals, under penalty [....] [55]

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Order that no Warden put any animals nor mow in Broddols [56] up to the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, [57] under an individual penalty of 3 s.

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The same regarding le Byll, under the same penalty.

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(Order that they have animals at the said Broddols [58] outside the vill, under the same penalty.)

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Order to all inhabitants that they not keep traps except for one year in the lade, under an individual penalty of 3 s. 4 d.

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Order to all inhabitants that from the tenement of Thomas Baron up to [...] [59] Barre they clean [the ditch] [60] before the feast of St Etheldreda the Virgin next, [61] under penalty of 20d.

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Similar order for [the ditch] from le Barre up to Pie Bakers Bridge. [62]

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Election and swearing-in of William Grace and John Fabian as Constables.

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Election and swearing-in of William [...], [63] and Thomas El[yet] [64] as ale-tasters.

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Election and swearing-in of [...] [65] as [....] [66]

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Election and swearing-in of John Coughyn as Constable of Hepmangrove.

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Election and swearing-in of Richard Thressher as Haywarden.

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Election [....] [67]

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Order to all inhabitants from High Bridge [68] up to the tenement of John Fenne Senior that they not put broos at the end[...], [69] under penalty of 3 s. 4 d.

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Order to all inhabitants that they not [...], [70] under penalty of 6 s. 8 d.

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Order that no one put hemp in the ditch through the lord's causeway leading to Bury, under penalty of 20 d.

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Order that no one [divert] the stream leading from Swan House [71] to Bury Fen, under penalty of 6 s. 8 d., to be paid for[...] [72] and other eccesiastical necessities, but that it is to be common, as of old.

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6 d. from John Cowghyn of Hepmangrove for putting diverse pigs in Stocking Fen. [73]

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Inspectors of Victuals: John Love and William T[....] [74]

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AFFEERORS: John Denys and Thomas Coupere, sworn.

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PTR N="75" TARGET="N2809"/> 2 d. each from William Besyfeld, Thomas Byggyng, fuller, John Valentyne, John Wauton, cobbler, William Broun, Henry Brampton, Margaret Wyd, Katherine Sutton, 3 d. from John Fabyen,2 d. each from Agnes Baker, Margaret Pylton, Margaret Long, 4 d. from Thomas Elyet and 2 d. from Thomas Skylman. [76]

BAKERS

 [77]
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8 d. each from John Horwode Senior and Thomas Long, 3 d. from John James, 4 d. from John Fabyen and 3 d. from John Wauton.

BREWERS

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2 d. from Margaret Clerk, 6 d. from Alice Denys, 3 d. from Agnes Palmer, 4 d. from Margaret Shaw, 2 d. from Emma Gete, 6 d. from Margery Byggyng, 6 d. from Adrian Lappyng and 3 d. from William Grace.

RETAILERS

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1 d. each from Marieta Puyll and Joan Brampton, [no amercement recorded] from the wife of William Thressher, Joan Boket, Agnes Hariet, Joan Harper, Anna Love, Margaret Treygo, Margaret Baker, Margaret Benham, Joan Creame, Margaret Palmer, Margaret Russell, Agnes Couper, Agnes Skelton, Margaret Pies[...]st, [78] Katherine Genge, the wife of William Hawes, Joan Tuk, Margaret Gooll, and the wife of John Kent.

BUTCHERS

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3 d. from John Bate, 4 d. from John Danyell, 3 d. from John Gete and 4 d. from William Goslow.

TAILORS

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2 d. and 1 d. from John Heyden, 1 d. each from Richard Dobbis and John Emott.

WEAVERS

61

2 d. each from Matthew Calough, Thomas Chamber, James Johnson and Robert Byggyng.

Notes

1. A mutilated roll. Top missing, upper right third torn away. Remainder badly damaged and fragmentary.

2. Torn away.

3. 1491. John Huntingdon, abbot of Ramsey: 1489-1506.

4. Torn away.

5. Torn away.

6. Torn away.

7. Deleted.

8. Torn away.

9. Torn away.

10. Torn away.

11. Deleted.

12. Deleted.

13. Deleted.

14. Torn away.

15. Deleted.

16. Torn away.

17. Either 23 June or 17 October.

18. Torn away.

19. Torn away.

20. Torn away.

21. Torn away.

22. Torn away.

23. Torn away.

24. Torn away.

25. Torn away.

26. Torn away.

27. Torn away.

28. Torn away.

29. Torn away.

30. Torn away.

31. Torn away.

32. Obliterated.

33. MS: Barkers Crofte.

34. Torn away.

35. MS: Alta via.

36. Torn away.

37. Torn away.

38. Torn away.

39. Marginal note: vacat.

40. Torn away.

41. Deleted: Vauyn.

42. Torn away.

43. Torn away.

44. Torn away.

45. Sic.

46. Torn away.

47. Torn away.

48. Torn away.

49. Torn away.

50. Torn away.

51. Torn away.

52. Torn away.

53. MS: le Broke.

54. Torn away.

55. Torn away.

56. MS: Brodehalis.

57. 24 June.

58. MS: Brodeholte.

59. Torn away.

60. Torn away.

61. Either 23 June or 17 October.

62. MS: Pye Bakeres Bridge.

63. Torn away.

64. Torn away.

65. Torn away.

66. Torn away.

67. Torn away.

68. MS: High Brig.

69. Torn away.

70. Torn away.

71. MS: Swanhowse.

72. Torn away.

73. MS: Stokyn Fen.

74. Obliterated.

75. Strip of parchment sewn to bottom of roll.

76. No further information given.

77. Dorse of parchment strip.

78. Obliterated.