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

BLAdd.Roll34379R-J (AD1548[1])

RAMSEY. ESTREAT OF THE COURT WITH VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE HELD THERE ON 3 SEPTEMBER, IN THE SECOND YEAR OF THE REIGN OF EDWARD VI, 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]

1

6 s. from the Bailiff as common fine, owed at the next Michaelmas. [2]

2

3 s. 4 d. from John Rede as fine for half of one close with appurtenances.

3

4 d. each from William Laurence, esquire, Master Marks (dead) and Gilbert Smithe, gentleman, owing suit to court, who, although exacted, failed to appear.

4

8 d. each from Richard Bears, Thomas Tayler, William Laurence, esquire, John Crispe, John Hopkynson, John Wright, Robert Chapell, Robert Nelson, Robert Prowde and John Alyn for carrying away clay from their ditches, against the decree of the last court.

5

12 d. from Robert Oldmeadowe and 4 d. each from Celicia Browne (dead) and Hugh Charite for putting their cattle in the fields, against the decree.

6

2 s. from William Sandye for putting his cattle in Mitchwood [3] before the day established by the homage in the last court.

7

20 d. each from Robert Chapell, John Cleton, John Oldam, and 10 d. from Henry Alie (dead) for not selling to the villagers of Ramsey according to the decree made by the homage at the last court.10 d. from Robert Balsam for not paying the oxherd his salary, as ordered.

8

10 d. from Robert Balsam for not paying the oxherd his salary, as ordered.

9

20 d. from John Depute for assaulting and drawing blood from Robert Marshall, against the King's peace.

10

12 d. from Robert Cretyng for making an affray with William Soull, against the peace.

11

10 d. from Thomas Gools for the same.

12

2 d. each from Thomas Gostlowe (dead) and Thomas Gylowe, and 4 d. from John Depute, tithingmen of the King who, although exacted, failed to appear.

13

2 s. from John Depute (payment received) and 8 d. from John Oldmeadowe (dead) for breaking [...] [4] of the lord and carrying off [...], [5] their cattle [...] [6] without licence.

14

8 d. each from Thomas Filby, William Sharpe, Anthony Dixson,[Blank] Lockyngton and Hugh le Baker, bakers, for selling bread contrary to the assize.

15

10 s. from Robert Bateman as fine for two fishponds with appurtenances.

16

10 s. from John Bateman as fine for one fishpond called Long Beach [7] and one cotagium and other land.

17

13 s. 4 d. from the same John as fine for one tenement recently built-up, with a piece of land called Daventry.

18

Total: #3 10 s. 10 d. Tebalde. [8]

Notes

1. 3 September, 1548.

2. 29 September.

3. MS: Michewoode.

4. Torn away.

5. Torn away.

6. Torn away.

7. MS: Longebeche.

8. At bottom of roll: "Year 2 Edward VI. Total of this court: lxx s. x d. Common fine: vi s. Fines of Lands: xxxvi s. viii d. Other amercements: xxviii s. ii d."