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

BLAdd.Roll34380 (AD1564)

RAMSEY. [1] THE STREET OF THE WYGHT [2] AND COURT OF THE RIGHT WORSHIPFUL SIR HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD ON THE SECOND DAY OF OCTOBER, IN THE SIXTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH, QUEEN OF ENGLAND, FRANCE AND IRELAND, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH. [3]

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COMMON FINE: 6 s. 8 d.

THE FINES OF COPYHOLD LANDS

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18 s. 8 d. from John Merell for the fine of his copyhold lands.

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16 s. from William Whitwell, 46 s. 8 d. from Thomas Kerbey, 8 s.4 d. from Henry Midleton and Andrew Thurgood, 18 s. from Elizabeth Annsell, 3 s. 6 d. from Robert Pereson, 27 s. 4 d. from Richard Hyllari, 8 s. from Joan Thurlande, 2 s. 8 d. from Richard Hillari, 5 s. 4 d. from John Campyon the Younger, 43 s. 4 d. from Robert Messe, and one thousand of sedge from Thomas Mychell for the same.

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10 s. each from Edward Harmare, Thomas Stokley and William Pereson for default in fences.

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6 s. 8 d. from John Lyvet for staking his oxen on the common bank, contrary to the ordinance.

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6 s. 8 d. each from John Lyvet and Thomas Grey for keeping their kine in the common field, contrary to the ordinance.

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20 s. from John Thurgoode for tunning his beer before the tasters had tasted it, contrary to the ordinance.

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3 s. 4 d. from Thomas Potton for gathering reeds called Matlinge Reede before the appointed time, contrary to the ordinance.

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20 s. from John Thurgoode for letting his hogs go about in the street, both day and night, contrary to the ordinance.

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2 s. each from Thomas Grey, Agnes Mees and Geoffrey [4] Mees for doing damage with their hogs.

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#5 from Henry Corbytte for foddering her his cattle in Broddols, [5] contrary to the ordinance.

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20 s. from John Thurgood for causing a nuisance in the street with sedge and wood before his door, contrary to the ordinance.

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20 s. from the same John Thurgood for not doing his part or portion in the Cow Way [6] as he was appointed by the overseers thereof, in accordance with the ordinance.

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40 s. from Matthew Andrewe for not keeping Delf Ditch, [7]abutting on Crostede clean, contrary to the ordinance.

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#10 from the same Matthew Andrewe for not having stoned and kept clean the ditch called Small Ditch, [8] according to the ordinance.

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10 s. from John Thurgoode for causing a nuisance in the street with minks and dung, contrary to the ordinance.

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40 s. from Christopher Mannynge for not having stoned and cleaned the ditch called Newfield Ditch, [9] according to the ordinance.

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3 s. 4 d. from John Gyllowe for having roysted cattle, contrary to the ordinance.

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6 s. 8 d. from John Thurgoode for trespass in that he has caused a nuisance to the lode before his door.3 s. 4 d. from Thomas Swanson for making a pond break against Robert Tylor.

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3 s. 4 d. from Andrew Thurgoode for making an affray upon [?Harry Balshawe], [10] against the Queen's peace.

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12 d. each from Robert [?Gyller], [11] Robert [...], [12]3 d. from Richard Skott, [...] [13] from John [?Gyllor], [14][...] [15] from John Freman and 3 d. from Edward Claxon, common victualers, for breaking the assize.

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2 d. each from Thomas Johnsone and John Basset, common butchers, for charging too much for meat.

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3 d. from Henry Brodshawe and 8 d. each from Robert Grenne of Godmanchester and (G. Filby), common bakers, for breaking the assize.

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Total: #37 13 s. 8 d.

BURY. THE STREET OF THE WYTE AND COURT OF BURYHELD THE DAY AND YEAR WITHIN WRITTEN. [16]

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COMMON FINE: 2 s.

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4 s. from Thomas Campyon for the fine of his copyhold lands.

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5 s. 4 d. from John Campion the Younger and 33 s. 4 d. from William Ellington for the same.

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3 s. 4 d. from Edward Amorer Smythe for lying in wait in the highway to fight with Edmund Sobers and for breaking the Queen's peace.

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6 s. 8 d. each from John Cockis, Robert Campyon, Roger Dinges and William Elington for not making their fences according to the ordinance.

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12 d. from Robert Campyon for refusing to go to his day work in the fen, contrary to the ordinance.

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4 d. from William Tompson, common victualer, for breaking the assize.

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6 d. from Fylby of St Ives, 4 d. from Robert Grene and 2 d. from Henry Bradshowe, common bakers, for breaking the assize.

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Total: 77 s.

Notes

1. Roll is in English.

2. MS: Wyte.

3. 2 October, 1564.

4. MS: Jefferey.

5. MS: Brodholes.

6. MS: Cowe Waye.

7. MS: Delf Diche.

8. MS: Smalditche.

9. MS: Newfeld Ditch.

10. Damaged.

11. Damaged.

12. Obliterated.

13. Obliterated.

14. Damaged.

15. Obliterated.

16. 2 October, 1564.