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

BLAdd.Roll39665 (AD1542)

RAMSEY. ESTREAT OF THE VIEW [OF FRANKPLEDGE] WITH COURT OF SIR RICHARD WILLIAMS, ALIAS RICHARD CROMWELL, HELD ON THE FIRST DAY OF MAY IN THE THIRTY-FOURTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING HENRY VIIII, [1] KING OF ENGLAND, FRANCE AND IRELAND, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH AND SUPREME HEAD ON EARTH OF THE ENGLISH AND IRISH CHURCH.

1

12 d. from Robert Myschell for assaulting, beating and drawing blood from John Aleyn.

2

2 d. from Henry Hyllari for unjustly raising the hue and cry on Richard Gunne.

3

2 d. from Richard Gunne for the same on Henry Hyllari.

4

4 d. from Laurence Amore for assaulting and fighting with Richard Gunne.

5

4 d. from John Emottys for playing illicit games and refusing to obey the Constable when exercising his office.

6

4 d. from Thomas Denys for unjustly taking up the nets of John Bateman.

7

8 d. from Maurice Phyllypp for unjustly taking eels from a box of Thomas [....] [2]

8

6 d. from John Cryspe for unjustly taking a certain fish called a Spawne from John Bateman's net.

9

12 d. from John Palmer for breaking into the lord's park.

10

12 d. from Peter Debys for not cleaning his ditch, as was ordered in the last court.

11

12 d. each from John Johnson, John Forthe and Laurence Amore for the same.

12

2 s. from Margaret Metcalf for digging up the onions of the lord's tenants, against the ordinance previously established.

13

2 s. each from Helen Moorton, the wife of William More, the wife of John Bawys, [3] Margaret Huter, Beatrice Thomson, the wife of John Alyn, the wife of John Deye, the wife of John Merstede, the wife of Roger Buntyng, the wife of George Mawdley, the wife of Robert Fawpys, the wife of [Blank] Bernard, and the wife of John Elyng for the same.

14

13 s. 4 d. from the wife of [blank] Martyn, ale-brewer, for making ale contrary to the ordinance.

15

10 s. from Elizabeth Buthe for not withdrawing from the vill before the last feast of All Saints, [4] as was ordered.

16

10 s. from [blank] Gryme for keeping his sheep in le Holowe, against the ordinance.

17

14 s. from William Wryght as fine with the lord for one cotagium and certain lands and meadow pertaining to the said cotagium, received from the hands of the lord.

18

12 d. from the same William Wryght as fine for one close in Hepmangrove, received similarly from the hands of the lord.

19

16 s. from Thomas Bette as fine for one tenement and 15 acres of land in Hepmangrove, received from the hands of the lord.

20

47 s. from Agnes Colle, widow, as fine for one messuage and certain land and meadow and pasture pertaining to the said messuage in Ramsey, Prystmongrove and Bury, received from the hands of the lord.

21

10 s. from Robert Nelson as fine for one tenement with adjacent croft in Ramsey, received from the hands of the lord.

22

5 s. from William Cryspe as fine for one close recently held by John Sylke, received from the hands of the lord.

BURY WITH HEPMANGROVE

23

12 d. from William Thomson for not cleaning his ditch, as ordered in the last court.

24

12 d. from Master Talmage for the same.

25

3 s. 4 d. from Agnes Colle, widow, for not making her enclosure and blocking the watercourse, as ordered in the last court.

26

12 d. from Robert Browne for putting his pigs, unringed, in Park Grove, [5] against the ordinance.

27

Sum Total: #8 9 s. 2 d. [6]

RENTS [7]IN THE THIRTY-FOURTH YEAR [OF KING HENRYVIII:]

28

4 s. from John Clarke, collar-maker, annually.

29

[...] [8] from William Whytwell for a close.

30

12 d. from Dayfor [?Margaret] [9] Palmer.

31

[Blank] from Fawks.

32

6 s. 8 d. from William Tompson.

33

6 s. 8 d. from John Smyth for a tenement.

34

3 s. 4 d. from Richard Drury for the same.

35

10 s. from Richard Can for the same.

36

5 s. from [the same Richard] for one close.

37

10 s. from the wife of [?Forth.] [10]

38

[?6 s. 8 d.] [11] from William Burton for a tenement.

39

[...] [12] from the same for land [....] [13]

40

2 s. 6 d. from John Forest for a tenement.

41

[...] [14] from John Spenser.

42

3 s. 4 d. from John Day for a tenement and for wood.

BURY

43

3 d. and 3 s. 4 d. from John Vyn for a tenement.

Margaret Morton's Stuff. [16]

44

John Drury, Robert Borowe, Robert Sumersby, Thomas Taylour: 8 s. this first day of [?February.] [17]

Notes

1. 1 May, 1542.

2. Obliterated.

3. Left margin: Oliver Sylcock.

4. 1 November.

5. MS: Parkgrove.

6. Lower right margin: Tetworth.

7. In a different, cursive hand.

8. Obliterated.

9. Damaged.

10. Damaged.

11. Damaged.

12. Obliterated.

13. Obliterated.

14. Obliterated.

16. Written upside-down, at bottom of membrane.

17. Damaged.