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

BLAdd.Roll39666A (AD1544[1])

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT OF RICHARD WILLIAMS, KNIGHT, ALIAS RICHARD CRUMWELL, HELD THERE ON THE TWENTY-SECOND DAY OF SEPTEMBER, IN THE THIRTY-SIXTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING HENRY VIII, [1] BY THE GRACE OF GOD KING OF ENGLAND, FRANCE AND IRELAND, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH AND SUPREME HEAD ON EARTH OF THE ENGLISH AND IRISH CHURCH.

1

6 s. from the Bailiff as common fine.

2

25 s. from Thomas Ainesworth as fine for one vacant tenement with two woods and one close.

3

26 s. 8 d. from Thomas Wheler as fine for two tenements with one close.

4

20 s. from John Mulbery for putting his calves in Mitchwood, [2] against the decree made at the last court.

5

3 s. 4 d. each from Nicholas Lunte, John Dalby and John Pawmer for the same.

6

[No amercement recorded] from Thomas Taylor, Henry Corbit and Agnes Bette [....] [3]

7

12 d. from Henry Aligh for fighting with John Seywarde, against the King's peace.

8

12 d. from Robert Elson for the same.

9

12 d. from John Danby for making rescue from the lord's official while exercising his office.

10

12 d. from Robert Tayllord for breaking into the lord's park.

11

2 d. from the wife of Rabynson for the same.

12

3 s. 4 d. from Thomas Chisselby for assaulting and drawing blood from John Derrike, against the King's peace.

13

12 d. from Thomas Taylor for trespass against the lord's official called the Hayward.

14

4 d. each from Robert Borowe, William Randes and John Threshar, and 12 d. from Thomas Messe, brewers, for selling ale too thin and by illicit measures.

15

6 d. from Henry Aligh for casting nets in John Hayward's fishpond without the lord's licence.

16

6 d. from Oliver Silcoke for not cleaning the watercourse between himself and John Dreware.

17

6 d. from John Dreware for the same.

18

6 d. from George Everyngtun for not cleaning his plot, as ordered.

19

6 d. from John Smith for the same.

20

1 d. each from Martin Elson, William Andro, John Ynges, Richard Bearsse, William Crockford and Joan Pulter, victualers, [?for charging too much.] [4]

21

2 d. each from George Everyngtun, Henry Corbite, Agnes Dalby, Agnes Bette and Thomas Taylor, 4 d. each from Coppynges of Huntingdon, Anthony Dixey, Thomas le Baker and Richard Gennynge, bakers, for selling bread contrary to the assize.

22

8 d. each from William Crockeford, William Andro, John Wright, William Randes, John Heyward, William Many, Thomas Messe, Martin Elson and John Thressher for playing cards and other illicit games, contrary to the form of the Statute. [5]

23

20 d. from Robert Cretyng for selling unclean and inedible meats.

24

3 s. 4 d. from William Many, Constable, for not performing his office as he should.

25

2 d. each from Laurence Benson, Henry Wilson, John Owlites, Richard Asshewoode, William Bundye and John Gosslyn, tithingmen of the lord King, for not appearing at this leet.

26

1 d. each from Martin Elson and John Dreware, 2 d. from Oliver Silcocke, 1 d. each from John Botterell, John Hawllinge, John Thomas, William Gyllon, Henry Corbit, Agnes Bette, Edmund Dene, John Balsam, Joan Asshton, 2 d. from Thomas Enseworthe, 1 d. each from Margaret Taylor and Robert Cretyng, 2 d. from John Ynges, 1 d. each from Thomas Messe and John Roson, 2 d. from Thomas Colles, 1 d. each from Henry Sherman, Henry Hardbard, John Heyntes, Christopher Thomas, John Jonson, George Can, William Many and Richard Bearsse as customary fine for the lord's permission to keep shops in Ramsey for selling their merchandise.

27

Total: #5 17 s. 10 d. [6]

Notes

1. 22 September, 1544.

2. MS: le Michewoode.

3. Obliterated.

4. Damaged.

5. See 17 Edward IV, c. 3 (Statutes of the Realm 2, p. 462 et seq). See also: 12 Richard II, c. 6; 11 Henry IV, c. 4 (Ibid. 2, pp. 57, 163).

6. Right margin: xviii s. v d.