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

BLAdd.Roll34379R-C (AD1555[1])

RAMSEY. ESTREAT OF THE LEET WITH COURT HELD THERE ON 2 OCTOBER, 2-3 PHILIP AND MARY. [1]

1

6 s. from the Bailiff as common fine, at Michaelmas, [2] for the coming year.

2

16 s. 8 d. from Joan Nelson as fine for one tenement and certain lands.

3

7 s. 6 d. from Edward Clarkson as fine for one close with appurtenances once held by Gostlowe.

4

7 s. 6 d. from the same Edward as fine for one close called Fen Close. [3]

5

16 s. 8 d. from Agnes Bosworthe as fine for one tenement of one horse mill with a parcel of meadow containing, as estimated, one acre.

6

20 d. from William Pykerd as fine for one willow row with two ditches.

7

20 d. from Edmund Pykerd as fine for one tenement with a garden and orchard.

8

20 s. from Henry Woodward as fine for one fishpond called Hilke Dyke [4] with appurtenances.

9

13 s. 4 d. from [Blank] Fyshher as fine for two tenements of one garden, one orchard and three vineyards with appurtenances.

10

20 s. from William Leeke as fine for two fishponds with appurtenances.

11

6 d. each from Agnes Johnson (dead), Agnes Pyckerd (dead), William Smithe, Thomas Taylor, Thomas Checheley and Thomas Mese for not cleaning their ditches towards Mitchwood Lane, [5] as ordered.

12

2 s. each from John Gallaunt and William Prowde, 6 d. from John Crockeforthe Senior and 8 d. from Edward Averye for selling leleefe reede against the decree.

13

41 d. from John Johnson for permitting his fattening sheep to pasture with the sheep of the vill, against the decree.

14

20 d. from Robert Boroughe Senior for putting draw-nets [6] in Delf Ditch. [7]

15

12 d. from Henry Aley (dead) and 8 d. from Robert Tyler for the same.

16

8 d. each from Robert Tyler, Henry Aley (dead), Thomas Bell, John Alyn and Bernard Tomson for mowing in le Turfferoltte against the decree.

17

10 s. from the Bailiff for one mare from outside, of black colour.

18

8 s. from the same Bailiff for another mare, from outside, of brown colour.

19

2 s. 6 d. from the same Bailiff for the hide of one mare, from outside, dead.

20

2 s. from Edward Claxson for not carrying away and disposing of the dung lying in front of his doorway, as was ordered.

21

2 s. from Druvidus Alterius for assaulting Nicholas Philippe, against the peace.

22

12 d. from William Boltman and 16 d. from Druvidus Alterius for the same.

23

3 d. from Thomas Filbie, 6 d. from John Cattesbie, 4 d. from William Samson and 2 d. from Laurence Amore, bakers, for selling bread contrary to the assize.

24

2 d. from Joan Wrytt, 3 d. each from Robert Broughe and Thomas Taylor, 2 d. each from Joan Assheton, John Skoott, John Inge, 3 d. from John Johnson, 2 d. each from George Canne, Thomas Browne, John Sparke, Alexander Parker, Agnes Gyfford, Agnes Watson, John Stockwell, 1 d. each from Ralph Stannard and John Tasker, and 2 d. from Christopher Thomas, victualers and retailers of ale, for selling by illicit measures.

25

12 d. from Edmund Hullier, brewer, for charging too much for ale and selling by illicit measures.

26

20 d. from Edward Clerxson for the same.

27

6 d. from Robert Creting, butcher, for charging too much for meats and for selling unhealthy meats.

28

Total: #8 12 d., namely: 6 s. as common fine, 20 s. 6 d. as extractions, #5 5 s. as entry fines, 29 s. 6 d. as amercements. Less 26 s. 8 d. as expenses of the Steward, officials and tenants of Ramsey and Bury. Balance: 14 s. 4 d. Examined by John Tebalde, deputy of John Christopher, Steward.

Notes

1. 2 October, 1555.

2. 29 September.

3. MS: le Fenne Close.

4. MS: Hylke Diche.

5. MS: Michewode Lane.

6. MS: le drackes.

7. MS: Delfe Diche.