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

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RAMSEY WITH HEPMANGROVE. VIEW [OF FRANKPLEDGE] WITH COURT HELD THERE ON 18 SEPTEMBER, IN THE TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING HENRY VIII AND THE TWENTY-EIGHTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT JOHN WARDEBOYS. [1]

1

ESSOINS: None.

2

INQUEST FOR THE KING WITH THE LORD'S HOMAGE [JURORS:] John Waltersheff, John Somerby, William Goslowe, Thomas Banes, William Smythe Fyssher, John Crespe, Alwin Willsone, Patrick Patynson, John Browne, William Crespe, John Heynes, Robert Walett, Robert Collyer, Robert Peerson.

3

HEPMANGROVE [JURORS:] John Redmane, William Hawlynge, Thomas Dymbylbe, Thomas Skynner, William Campyone, John Buttler, John Campyon.

4

COMMON FINE: 6 s. from Ramsey, 8 d. from Hepmangrove.

ASSAULTS

5

12 d. from Alan Browne for assaulting Peter Richerdson Cocus and drawing blood from him with a sharp instrument.

6

2 d. from Christopher Thomas for assaulting and drawing blood from John Goslowe.

7

20 d. from John Drewry, butcher, for assaulting and drawing blood from John Miller.

8

2 d. from Henry Lee for assaulting John Morton, against the peace.

9

20 d. from Robert Tomson for making rescue from William Smythe, one of the Constables, while performing his office, and for assaulting him, against the peace.

10

2 d. from Joan Palmer, widow, for violating the decree promulgated in the last court concerning putting cattle called gestavare before the common cowherd.

11

20 d. from John Asshton for keeping byherde against the ordinance.

12

12 d. from Thomas Bridbarke for the same.

13

8 d. from John Atston, and 4 d. each from William Baker, Richard Cabe and Thomas Cater for going to Ramsey Mere [2] before sunrise, against the ordinance.

14

BAKERS: 1 d. each from William Burton, Robert Gynge, Martin Mede, Margaret Wek, Richard Ingram, John Ashton, the wife of Thomas Bett, 2 d. from Stephen Lan, 4 d. each from Richard Banye of Huntingdon and Richard Genyne of St Ives, common bakers, for breaking the assize of bread.

15

RETAILERS OF ALE: 2 d. each from John Waltsheff, the wife of Thomas Mease, 4 d. from Robert Nelson, 2 d. from John Atstone,4 d. from William Wek, and 2 d. each from the wife of Thomas Wryght and the wife of John Asshton, common retailers of ale, for selling contrary to the Statute. [3]

16

BREWERS: 1 d. each from Henry Manson, William Chambere, John Drewry, smith, Robert Person, John Thomas and George Canne, common brewers, for not serving the King's assize.

17

BUTCHERS: 4 d. from Thomas Wryght and 2 d. from Robert Cretyng, common butchers, for selling meat against the form of the Statute. [4]

18

MERCERS: 4 d. from William Eynesworthe and 2 d. from John Howlyinge, common mercers, for [not] [5] serving the King's assize.

19

TANNERS: 4 d. from Thomas Mease, common tanner, for selling poorly tanned leather.

20

CANDLE-MAKERS: 2 d. from Thomas Colys, common candle-maker, for selling candles made of poor tallow.

21

8 d. from John Atstone for making rescue from the Fen Reeve and refusing to obey the ordinance.

[ORDINANCES] [6]

22

Order to all inhabitants of this vill that they will clean all ditches and common drains before the feast of St Etheldreda next, [7] under an individual penalty of 12 d.

23

Order that all ditches from Cellarers Lake [8] up to Stocking Fen Lane [9] be cleaned, under an individual penalty of 10 s.

24

Order that Robert Hoyall no longer enter the fen until he has a master or is married, under penalty of 10 s.

25

Order that everyone shall ring all his pigs that will be in Mitchwood [10] and Hallow [11] from Michaelmas [12] up to the feast of Easter, under an individual penalty of 12 d.

26

Order that no one shall put any animals in the sown fields from the feast of the Purification [13] until the cowherd comes with the cattle of the whole vill, under penalty of 6 s. 8 d.

ELECTIONS OF OFFICIALS

27

Election and swearing-in of Robert Nelson and John Haynes as Constables, William Marten and Robert Walett as ale-tasters, John Crespe and Oliver Silcok as inspectors of meat and fish, and Richard Drewry and William Tyler as Fen Reeves.

HEPMANGROVE

28

4 d. from John Huntingdon for assaulting Thomas Skynner.

29

4 d. from Thomas Skynner for assaulting John Huntingdon.

30

4 d. from the said John Huntingdon for assaulting and drawing blood from William Nolley.

31

BAKERS AND RETAILERS OF ALE: 2 d. each from the wife of John Huntingdon and the wife of Thomas Wryght, common bakers and retailers of ale, for not keeping the assize.

32

[ORDINANCES]

33

Order to all inhabitants of this vill that they clean their ditches and the common drains and make proper hedges before the feast of St Andrew next, [14] under an individual penalty of 12 d.

34

Order that no one put or tie up any cattle in le Cheverettbenethe pathe from the feast of the Purification [15] up to the feast of the Nativity of Blessed Mary, [16] under an individual penalty of 40 d.

35

Order that each inhabitant be prepared for three days, at the command of the official, to make common paths, under an individual penalty of 13 d.

36

Order that no one keep any animals on the common balk unless they tie them, that is stake them, under penalty of 20 d.

ELECTION OF OFFICIALS

37

Election and swearing-in of Anthony Coo as Constable, Thomas Dymbylbye as ale-taster, and William Byldrowe as Fen Reeve.

38

AFFEERORS: the whole homage.

Notes

1. 18 September, 1534.

2. MS: Ramseymere.

3. See Statutes of the Realm 1, p. 199.

4. See 23 Edward III, c. 6 (Statutes of the Realm 1, p. 308).

5. Omitted in MS.

6. MS: Pene.

7. 17 October.

8. MS: Cellerars Lake.

9. MS: Stockyngfennelane.

10. MS: Michwode.

11. MS: Halow.

12. 29 September.

13. 2 February.

14. 30 November.

15. 2 February.

16. 8 September.