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

BLAdd.Roll39694 (AD1499)

GAOL DELIVERIES OF THE LORD KING WITHIN THE LIBERTY OF THE ABBOT OF RAMSEY, HELD AT RAMSEY BEFORE DAVID PHILIP, WILLIAM TAYLARD, THOMAS COTTON AND JOHN CLAREVAUX, KING'S JUSTICES ASSIGNED TO DELIVER THAT GAOL OF ITS PRISONERS, ON FRIDAY WITHIN PENTECOST WEEK, IN THE FOURTEENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING HENRY VII. [1]

1

Indictment of Reginald Neweman of Ramsey, labourer, and Richard Neweman of Ramsey, labourer, before the King's justices of the peace assigned to hear and terminate diverse felonies, trespasses and other malefactions, on a charge that they, on 20 October, 14 Henry VII, [2] with force and arms, namely with cudgels and knives, broke into and entered the close of William Swavesey at Ramsey and feloniously took and carried away, then and there, against the King's peace, four chemises of linen cloth worth 4s., two smocks [3] of linen cloth worth 2 s., one cloth, [4] three towels, three aprons, and three scarves of linen cloth worth 5 s. from William's goods and chattels. Reginald pleads guilty. No goods or chattels. Richard pleads not guilty.

2

Indictment of the same Reginald and Richard before the same justices on a charge that they, on 4 November, 14 Henry VII, [5] with force and arms, namely with cudgels and knives, broke into and entered the close of Adrian Lappyng at Ramsey and feloniously took and carried away four linen sheets worth 26 s. 8 d., two pillow cases, [6] three towels, one chemise, one smock, three scarves, two aprons, four kerchiefs and three [krosbens] of linen cloth worth 14 s. 4 d. from Adrian's goods and chattels. Reginald pleads guilty. No goods or chattels. Richard pleads not guilty.

3

Indictment before the said justices of Richard Johnson, recently of Little Stukeley in the county of Huntingdon, labourer, also called Richard Seland, recently of the city of York, labourer, also called Richard Barker, recently of Sneth in the county of York, labourer, on a charge that on 16 August, 13 Henry VII, [7] he, with force and arms, namely with cudgel and dagger, broke into and entered the close and house of Isabelle Pell at Stukeley and, then and there, feloniously took and carried away, against the King's peace, nine marks in cash, one gold seal worth 20 s., one pair of coral beads with silver and gilt worth 20 s., and two gowns with silver ornaments worth 40 s. in a chest from Isabelle's goods and chattels. Richard pleads guilty. No goods or chattels.

4

Indictment before the said justices of Bernard Chamerlen, recently of Aldwinkle in the county of Northampton, on a charge that he, on 20 October, 13 Henry VII, [8] with force and arms, namely with cudgel and dagger, broke into and entered the close of the Lord Abbot John of Ramsey at Houghton and feloniously took and carried off five horses, three grey in color and two white, worth #10 from the goods and chattels of John, Bishop of Ely, [9] against the King's peace. Bernard pleads not guilty.

5

Postponement to the feast of St Barnabas [10] of a case against Henry Taylour, labourer, recently of Needingworth, arrested on suspicion of felony.

6

Postponement to the feast of St Barnabas [11] of a case against John Gawode, recently of Ramsey, labourer, arrested on suspicion of felony.

7

Postponement to the feast of St Barnabas [12] of a case against William Aynesworth, recently of Ramsey, waterman, arrested on suspicion of felony.

8

Request by Thomas Smyth of Aldwinkle for safeguarding of the peace against Bernard Chamberleyn of Aldwinkle, under arrest.

Notes

1. 24 May, 1499.

2. 1498.

3. MS: smokkys.

4. MS: mappale.

5. 1498.

6. MS: pilowberis.

7. 1498.

8. 1497.

9. John Alcock, bishop of Ely: 1486-1500.

10. 11 June, 1499.

11. 11 June, 1499.

12. 11 June, 1499.