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

BLAdd.Roll34382 (AD1567[3])

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, ON THE FIRST DAY OF OCTOBER, IN THE NINTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH, QUEEN OF ENGLAND, FRANCE AND IRELAND, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH. [1]

1

ESSOINS: None.

2

HOMAGE [JURORS:] William Servington, gentleman, John Williams, Thomas Enesworth, John London, Richard Scotte, John Chicheley, John Triplet, Thomas Wheler, Edward Clacson, Thomas Browne, Thomas Gillowe, Robert Oldemeadowe, William Woode, John Meryell, Robert Person, Nicholas Philipp.

3

COMMON FINE: 6 s. 8 d. from the jurors as common fine, both for themselves and for their tithingmen.

[CONVEYANCES]

4

Conveyance by the lord to Humphrey Taylor, in person, of one customary tenement recently held by William Prowde and now held by Humphrey, to the use [2] of the said Humphrey, his heirs and assigns, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held perpetually from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 10 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (30 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

5

Surrender by Robert Bett, in person, into the hands of the lord of one customary tenement, recently two tenements, one garden and one adjacent vacant piece of a fee, to the use [3] of Agnes Aynsworth, wife of Thomas Aynsworth, her heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 10 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (10 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

6

Conveyance by the lord to Robert Springe, in person, of one customary tenement with garden recently held by John Michell, to the use [4] of the said Robert, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 13 s. 4 d. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (13 s. 4 d.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

7

Conveyance by the lord to Christopher Swinsto, in person, of two parts in severalty of the marsh called Bagdol, of which one part is held by Christopher and the other part is held by Thomas Browne, to the use [5] of the said Christopher, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 10 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (30 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

8

Conveyance by the lord to Thomas Potton, in person, of one customary tenement with garden and orchard with appurtenances held by the said Thomas, to the use [6] of the said Thomas, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 10 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (30 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

9

Conveyance by the lord to Richard Lylley, in person, of one customary tenement with appurtenances recently held by Arthur Savage, to the use [7] of the said Richard, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 5 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (15 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

10

Determination by the homage that Henry Roo was seised in his demesne as of fee, according to the custom of the manor, of one customary tenement with appurtenances and that he died seised thereof after the last court, and that Thomas Roo, who is over 30 years of age, is his son and nearest heir, who, present, seeks to be admitted to the aforesaid properties with appurtenances, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held by him, his heirs and assigns perpetually from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 5 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (10 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

11

Conveyance by the lord to John Bonner, in person, of one customary tenement with appurtenances, presently occupied by him, to the use [8] of the said John, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 5 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (15 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

12

Conveyance by the lord to William Charitie, in person, of one customary tenement with appurtenances occupied by John Allen, to the use [9] of the said William, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 7 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (20 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

13

Conveyance by the lord to John Goslyn, in person, of one customary tenement with appurtenances occupied by the said John, to the use [10] of the said John, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 4 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (12 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

14

Conveyance by the lord to John Gowler, in person, of one customary tenement with appurtenances occupied by William Moseley, to the use [11] of the said John, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 10 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (30 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

15

Conveyance by the lord to John Moseley, in person, of one customary tenement with appurtenances recently occupied by John Olde, to the use [12] of the said John, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 6 s. 8 d. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (20 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

16

Conveyance by the lord to Nicholas Clifton, in person, of one customary tenement with appurtenances recently occupied by John Stokwell, to the use [13] of the said Nicholas, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 7 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (21 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

17

Conveyance by the lord to Edward Bennet, in person, of one customary tenement with appurtenances recently occupied by William Andrewe, to the use [14] of the said Edward, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 2 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (4 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

18

Conveyance by the lord to Thomas Greneway, in person, of one customary tenement with appurtenances recently occupied by Margaret Lyll, widow, to the use [15] of the said Thomas, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 10 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (30 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

19

Determination by the homage that Thomas Gillow surrendered into the lord's hands, outside the court and (after the last court), through the hands of William Andros and John Merell, in the presence of John Merell, one customary tenement and the fourth part of one close called Mill Field, [16] recently occupied by John James, and one other tenement and fourth part of a close called Mill Field [17] with appurtenances once held by William Crispe, to the use [18] of [...] [19] Andrew, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 32 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (#7.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

20

8 d. from William Snasdaill for keeping his pigs in Wisbeach Hill [20] and other fens, contrary to the ordinance.

21

8 d. each from William Nox and John Williams for the same.

22

12 d. from John Freman for not making his fences, according to the ordinance.

23

12 d. each from John Bassytt, Robert Wrigte, John Crokeford and Thomas Bonde for the same.

24

2 s. from John Williams for keeping his sheep in the common of Ramsey, contrary to the ordinance.

25

12 d. from John Freman for keeping more pigs in the common than he should, contrary to the ordinance.

26

12 d. from John Williams for keeping pigs in the wood called Wyghwood, contrary to the ordinance.

27

12 d. each from George Segeferey and Thomas (Fraylley) for the same.

28

6 d. from John Freman and 2 d. each from William Pilgram, Nicholas Clifton, Richard Scotte, Ralph Wilmot, Robert Sybley, Richard Lynnt, John Drage and John Gallen, common bakers of human bread and ale-brewers, for breaking the assizes.

29

6 d. from Henry Bradshaw, 4 d. from John Calke, 12 d. from Olde Fylbye of St Ives, 4 d. from Edward Clarkson, 2 d. from Peter Jenninge, 6 d. from Robert Grene of Godmanchester, and 2 d. from Le Baker of Yaxley, common bakers of human bread, for breaking the assize.

30

12 d. from John Butler for selling young sedge, contrary to the ordinance.

31

4 d. from Richard Chappell for putting his beasts upon Loade Bancke, [21] contrary to the ordinance.

32

2 s. from George Sandyver for keeping his beasts in the common of Ramsey, contrary to the ordinance.

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2 s. each from Edmund Gislo[...], [22] Hugh Powlter and Francis Hubbard for the same.

34

4 d. from William Person for commoning in the common, contrary to the ordinance.

35

10 s. from the inhabitants of Stanground, Farcet and Fletton for putting their beasts across Small Ditch, [23] contrary to the ordinance.

36

6 d. from John Freman and 5 s. from George Segeferey for keeping their beasts in le Witgwood, contrary to the ordinance.

37

5 s. from the inhabitants of Warboys for collecting and carrying away sedge in Ramsey Mere without licence, contrary to the ordinance.

38

Conveyance by John Throwgood outside the court and after the last court, on the 10th day of May, 9 Elizabeth: [24] that he demised and granted out to farm to Richard Browne one customary close called Fen Close lying in Ramsey for a term of nine years without the lord's licence and contrary to the custom of the manor. Order to the Bailiff to seize the close with appurtenances into the lord's hands as forfeit. [25]

39

3 s. 4 d. from John Bomer for breaking the common park and making waste upon the common. [26]

40

CONSTABLES: Election and swearing-in of John Williams and Thomas Bonde as Constables.

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ALE-TASTERS: Thomas Gallow and John Checheley.

42

INSPECTORS OF VICTUALS: Thomas Wheler and John Merell.

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FEN REEVES: Robert Person and Richard Scotte.

44

HOG REEVES: William Woode and John Checheley.

45

OVERSEERS OF THE COW WAY [27] AND FENCES: Thomas Gillowe, William Severington, Edward Clarkson and Thomas Enisworthe.

46

OVERSEERS OF MITCHWOOD, [28] RAMSEY FIELD [29] AND STOCKINGFEN: [30] Thomas Ensiworthe, Thomas Wheler and Richard Skotte.

47

End of this court.

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AFFEERORS: the whole homage.

Notes

1. 1 October, 1567.

2. MS: ad opus et usum.

3. MS: ad opus et usum.

4. MS: ad opus et usum.

5. MS: ad opus et usum.

6. MS: ad opus et usum.

7. MS: ad opus et usum.

8. MS: ad opus et usum.

9. MS: ad opus et usum.

10. MS: ad opus et usum.

11. MS: ad opus et usum.

12. MS: ad opus et usum.

13. MS: ad opus et usum.

14. MS: ad opus et usum.

15. MS: ad opus et usum.

16. MS: Millfeld.

17. MS: Millfeld.

18. MS: ad opus et usum.

19. Obliterated.

20. MS: Wisbitche Hall.

21. MS: le Loyde Banke.

22. Obliterated.

23. MS: le Smaldiche.

24. 10 May, 1567.

25. Entry deleted.

26. Entry deleted.

27. MS: Coweway.

28. MS: Mitche Wood.

29. MS: Ramsey Felde.

30. MS: Stokinge Fenne.