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 FRIDAY BEFORE THE FEAST OF ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL, IN THE TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING HENRY VIII AND THE TWENTY-NINTH YEAR OF THE LORD ABBOT JOHN WARDEBOYS. [1]

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ESSOINS: George Canne and Thomas Cates by Hugh Talmage, Bailiff.

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INQUEST FOR THE KING, WITH THE LORD'S HOMAGE [JURORS:] John Asheton, Robert Nelson, John Browne, Nicholas Meriell, John Bateman, Robert Burrowe, Patrick Patynson, Alwin Wylson,[...], [2] Richard [...], [3] John Th[...], [4] Jacob Sawnder.

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HEPMANGROVE [JURORS:] John Redmane, William Hallynge, Anthony Coo, Thomas Dymbilbey, John Campyon, John Huntyngdon.

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

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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3 s. 4 d. from Thomas Dalbye for assaulting William Amerye, breaking his skull and drawing blood from him, against the King's peace.

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20 d. from Thomas West for assaulting and drawing blood from William Parsune in his own house, against the King's peace.

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3 s. 4 d. from John Huntyngdon of Hepmangrove for assaulting Thomas [?Silcok], [5] striking him with his fists within the monastery, against the King's peace.

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4 s. from George [?Canne] [6] for assaulting and drawing blood from William Sowle.

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6 s. from Thomas Hey[...] [7] for [...] [8] driving ledryfte Celler in Mitchwood. [9]

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[...] [10] from William [...], [11] 8 d. from [...] [12]Goslowe, 4 d. from John Rowson, common trespassers with their animals in the crops [13] [....] [14]

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2 d. each from William Goslowe and Margaret [...], [15][...], [16] 2 d. each from Stephen Hawkyns of the same and Richard Genynt of St Ives for [breaking the assize of bread.]

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4 d. each from the wives of Thomas Mease and Robert Nelson, 2 d. each from John Asheton, [...] [17] Atstone, the wife of William Weke, the wife of Martin Medowe, the wife of John Browne and the wife of Thomas [...] [18] for charging too much in the selling of ale.

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1 d. each from Henry Mansone, William Andrewe, John Drewry,[...], [19] Thomas Canne, the wife of John Chaplyne, the wife of Hugh Charite, Agnes Meriell and [...], [20] common retailers, for selling bread and ale at too high a price.

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[...] [21] from Thomas [...], [22] [...] [23][...]lynge, [24] and 2 d. from William Blyton, common butchers, for charging too much for meats.

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2 d. each from William Goslowe and John Ynge, common cobblers, for charging too much in selling shoes.

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12 d. from Thomas Colles, common tallow-handler, for selling tallow [....] [25]

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4 d. from Thomas Mease, common draper, [for charging too much.]

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1 d. each from [...] [26] [?Buntte], [27] Martin Nelson, Robert Lyvvett, William [...], [28] [...], [29] Thomas Goslowe, common tailors, for not practicing their art well.

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[...] [30] common mercers, for charging too much.

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[...] [31] from Thomas [...], [32] [...], [33] and 1 d. from [...] [34] Tomson, common weavers, for not practicing their art well.

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[...] [35] from Robert Nelson and John [...], [36] common fullers and cutters of cloth, for not practicing their art well.

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1 d. each from Richard Heyrt, Oliver Sylcock and Henry Manson, common barbers, for not practicing their art well.

[ORDINANCES] [37]

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Ordinance that no one keep any le byherde in the common lanes around Ramsey from the feast of the Annunciation of Blessed Mary [38] up to the end of Autumn, under an individual penalty of3 s. 4 d.

24

Order to William Eynsworthe to clean the ditch around his close at le tenterhooke before the feast of St Etheldreda next, [39] under penalty of 10 s.

25

Ordinance that no one keep [more than] 40 sheep in Mitchwood [40]or in any common meadow of Ramsey at any time of the year, under penalty of 40 s. Further, [each shall keep] his own sheep there, except one broud, under the same penalty.

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Ordinance that each shall ring his pigs from the feast of St Etheldreda [41] up to Pentecost, under a penalty of 4 d. for each pig found un-ringed.

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Ordinance that no one permit his pigs to wander in any of the lord's woods during the three weeks before the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist [42] and the two weeks after, under penalty of 4 d. for each pig.

28

Ordinance that no man keeping a hospice shall allow the servants of anyone or any other poor person to be inside his house after the eighth hour of the night, under penalty of 6 s. 8 d.

29

Ordinance that no one is to play cards, or at gaming tables or other illegal games during the time of divine service, under penalty of 20 s.

30

Ordinance that no one keep cattle or allow them to wander in the fields of Ramsey from the feast of the Purification [43] up to the feast of St Peter in Chains, [44], and then from the feast of St Peter in Chains up to the end of Autumn, but she shall tie them up on his own property, under an individual penalty of 20 s.

31

Ordinance that no one put or allow any animals to go into le Hollowe, except milch bullocks and weanling calves [45] under the age of one year from the feast of the Purification [46] up to the end of Autumn, under an individual penalty of 40 s. If the Cellarer and the convent do the same [....] [47]

ELECTION OF OFFICIALS

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Election and swearing-in of Thomas Wryght and Thomas Dalby as Constables, Robert Burrowe and John Thomas as ale-tasters, John Browne and Robert Colyer as inspectors of meat and fish, and William Tyler and Richard Drury as Fen Reeves.

COPIES

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Conveyance by the lord, in the time of Brother Robert Stamford, Sacristan of Ramsey, at this court, to Robert Burrowe of one messuage lying in Little Wyght [48] recently held by Robert Malyne, and four selions lying in le Holt next to Ramsey, namely: one lying between the selion pertaining to the office of the Cellarer, on both sides, and one head abutting on the ditch called le Holt, on the east, and the other head abutting on the King's road, on the west; another selion lying between the selion called Gellers, on the north, and the selion of John Redmane of Hepmangrove, on the south, and one head abutting onle Holt, on the east, and the other head abutting on the King's road, on the west; another selion lying between the selion of John [...] [49] of Ramsey, on the north, and the selion of William Stukkley, on the south, and one head abutting towards the ditch called le Holt, on the east, and the other head abutting on the King's road, towards the west; another selion lying between the selion pertaining to the office of the Sub-cellarer, on the north, and the selion pertaining to the office of the Cellarer, on the south, and one head abutting on the holt ditch, on the east, and the other head abutting on the King's road, on the west; and six butts lying in Powles Croft [50] between the selion pertaining to the office of the Sub-cellarer, on the north, and the selion of John Redmane, on the south, and one head abutting on the selion pertaining to the office of the Sub-cellarer, on the east, and the other head abutting towards Cole Lane, on the west; and two rods of meadow lying in Chevery, [51] of which one rod lies between a certain rod of meadow pertaining to the Prior of the monastery, on the east, and one parcel of meadow pertaining to John Elmer of Wistow, on the west, and one head abutting on the said Prior's parcel, on the north, and the other head abutting on Wistow Brook, [52] on the south, and the other rod of which lies between the parcel of the said Prior, on the west, and the parcel of meadow pertaining to John Collwell of Wistow, on the east, and one head abutting on the Prior's parcel, on the north, and the other head abutting on Wistow Brook, [53] on the south; and one acre of meadow called Tythacre, which lies between butsemelode, on the north, and the parcel of meadow pertaining to the office of the Sub-cellarer, on the south, with one head abutting on the other parcel of the Sub-cellarer, on the east, and the other head abutting towards Oak Hedge, [54] on the west; and a half-acre of land lying on Mill Furlong, [55] between the land of John Somerbie, on the north, and the land of the said Sub-cellarer, on the south, with one head abutting towards Oak Hedge, [56] on the east, and the other head abutting towards Mill Hill, [57] on the west. Seisin granted to Robert, his heirs and assigns, to be held at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, rendering annually to the lord, through the hands of the Sacristan, 8 s. for the messuage with selions in le Holt, six butts in Powles Croft, [58] two rods of meadow in Chevery, [59] and one-half acre of land, and 4 s. for the acre of meadow called Tythacre, for a total of 12 s., in equal portions at Easter and Michaelmas, [60] and with the obligation to repair, sustain and maintain the messuage well and sufficiently, at their own expense, with the exception of lumber, to be supplied by the lord through the hands of the Sacristan whenever necessary for repairs, and rendering all other customs and services owed rightfully and customarily therein. Gersuma: 5 s. Fealty performed.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS OF HEPMANGROVE]

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4 d. from Thomas Fenyll for assaulting Thomas Wryght.

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4 d. from Thomas Wryght for assaulting Thomas Fenyll.

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4 d. from John Fenyll for assaulting John Huntyngdon, against the King's peace.

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2 d. from John Harforthe for not cleaning his ditch towards Prestcroft.

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BREWERS: 1 d. from Elizabeth Wryght, common brewer, for selling ale by dishes and illegal measures.

[ORDINANCES] [61]

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Order that no one accept any animals to agist at any time of the year, under penalty of 20 s.

40

Order that no one keep [more than] 40 sheep at any time of the year, under an individual penalty of 10 s.

41

Order that no one put any animals in le Feldhold from the feast of the Purification [62] up to the end of Autumn, under an individual penalty of 20 s.

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Ordinance that each tenant and inhabitant of Hepmangrove be prepared, when assigned by the Constable, to make the common park, under an individual penalty of 3 s. 4 d.

ELECTION OF OFFICIALS

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Election and swearing-in of John Redmane as Constable for this year.

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Election and swearing-in of William Hally as ale-taster.

45

Election and swearing-in of John Huntyngdon as Fen Reeve and Dykereeve.

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Total: 22 s.

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AFFEERORS: the whole homage.

Notes

1. 24 September, 1535.

2. Obliterated.

3. Obliterated.

4. Obliterated.

5. Obliterated.

6. Obliterated.

7. Obliterated.

8. Obliterated.

9. MS: Michewood.

10. Obliterated.

11. Obliterated.

12. Obliterated.

13. MS: blada.

14. Obliterated.

15. Obliterated.

16. Obliterated.

17. Obliterated.

18. Obliterated.

19. Obliterated.

20. Obliterated.

21. Obliterated.

22. Obliterated.

23. Obliterated.

24. Obliterated.

25. Obliterated.

26. Obliterated.

27. Obliterated.

28. Obliterated.

29. Obliterated.

30. Obliterated.

31. Obliterated.

32. Obliterated.

33. Obliterated.

34. Obliterated.

35. Obliterated.

36. Obliterated.

37. MS: Pene.

38. 25 March.

39. 17 October.

40. MS: Michwode.

41. 17 October.

42. 24 June.

43. 2 February.

44. 1 August.

45. MS: Wenlyngcalffs.

46. 2 February.

47. Entry stops.

48. MS: le Litle Wyght.

49. Obliterated.

50. MS: Pawillscroft.

51. MS: le Cheverell.

52. MS: Wystowe Brokke.

53. MS: Wystowe Brooke.

54. MS: Oke Hedge.

55. MS: Millfurlonge.

56. MS: Okehedge.

57. MS: Millhill.

58. MS: Powillcroft.

59. MS: Cheverell.

60. 29 September.

61. MS: Pene.

62. 2 February.