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

BLAdd.Roll34384, m.1 (AD1569[1])

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

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ESSOINS: None.

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HOMAGE [JURORS:] Thomas Eynsworth, Robert Pereson, Nicholas Phillipps, William Woode, John Checheley, Richard Skotte, Thomas Wheler, John Tripplett, Thomas Browne, Edward Clarson, Thomas Johnson, John Merell.

[CONVEYANCES]

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Surrender by John Crokford, in person, into the lord's hands of one customary messuage and one close lying between Nedinghamand Bury Fen [2] with appurtenances once held by Silvester Campion, to the use [3] of Thomas Leche, 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 17 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (17 s., capon.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

4

Determination by the homage that Edward Bennett, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Richard Oldmeadowe, in the presence of Andrew Throwgood, one customary tenement with appurtenances recently held by the said Edward, to the use [4] of William Andrewe, 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. and one capon annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (2 s., capon.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

5

Determination by the homage that Andrew Throwgood, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Andrewe, customary tenant, in the presence of Robert Marten, one customary tenement and piece of an adjacent, vacant fee with appurtenances recently held by John James, to the use [5] of Richard Leche, 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. and one capon annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (13 s. 4 d., capon.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

6

Surrender by William Kyrbye, in person, into the lord's hands of one customary messuage or tenement with appurtenances recently held by Thomas Greneway, to the use [6] of John Bostocke, 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. and one capon annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (10 s., capon.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

7

Surrender by Robert Tompson, in person, into the lord's hands of four customary acres of land lying in Long New Field [7] within the jurisdiction of this court, with appurtenances, to the use [8] of Roger Goody, 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. 8 d. and one hen annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine:(2 s. 8 d., hen.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

8

Determination by the homage that Christopher Tylnsley, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Henry Bradshawe, customary tenant, in the presence of William Leche, one customary tenement with orchard and appurtenances recently occupied by Alice Ynges, to the use [9] of Bartholomew Rabye, 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. and one hen annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (5 s., hen.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

9

Determination by the homage that Thomas Mychell, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of John Tryplett, customary tenant, in the presence of Nicholas Poole, one customary tenement and piece of an adjacent vacant fee with appurtenances, to the use [10]of William Fuller, 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. and one capon annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (10s., capon.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that Robert Borowe, who held for himself and his heirs after the death of Marian Borowe, widow, one customary messuage, [...], [11] one close recently two tenements, two leasows lying in Bury Land Holte [12] and one close called Burnt Oak Field [13] and half of one close called Frether Field [14] with appurtenances, outside the court five years ago surrendered into the lord's hands [the aforesaid properties] to the use [15] of Robert Borowe, his younger son, his heirs and assigns after the death of the said Marian, and, since the said Marian died after the last (court), the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin to the said Robert Borowe [Junior], his heirs and assigns perpetually, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 38 s. 8 d. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (38 s. 8d.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant. [16]

11

Determination by the homage that John Springe, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Thomas Wheler, customary tenant, in the presence of Thomas Charytie, one customary tenement with garden, with a small close called the Pool Yard [17] with appurtenances, to the use [18] of William Wynter, 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. and one capon annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (13 s. 4 d., capon.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

12

Conveyance by the lord to Barnard Tomson, in person, of one customary tenement with orchard with appurtenances lying in the Great Wyght, [19] on the east, to the use [20] of the said Barnard, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 8 s. and one hen annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (20 s., hen.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

INQUEST TAKEN BY THE HOMAGE, BY VIRTUE OF THE OFFICE OF THE STEWARD.

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12 d. from Robert Whelwright and 3 s. 4 d. from Hugh Powlter for keeping other people's beasts in the fen, contrary to the ordinance.

14

12 d. from John Pulter, 4 d. from Thomas Bell, 12 d. from Thomas Potton, 4 d. from Thomas Sey, 12 d. each from John Mansley and Hugh Powter, Thomas Straytley, Robert Miller, John Cawle, Thomas Gyllowe, 4 d. each from Barnard Tomson and William Kyrbie, 2 d. each from Thomas Berkett, Robert Wright and John Jonson, 6 d. from Robert Bell, 12 d. from John Bowmer, 4 d. from William Charytie, 2 d. from Thomas Browne, 4 d. from Richard Skott, 12 d. from Robert Pereson, 20 d. from John Freman and 6 d. from Thomas Man for selling sedge outside the vill, contrary to the ordinance.

15

12 d. from Nicholas Waryn for putting fodder in his dwelling, contrary to the ordinance.

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12 d. from Robert Gowler and 4 d. from Christopher Tylnsley for the same.

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4 d. each from Henry Bradshaw, Richard Eynsworth, John Coles, John Bassytt, Thomas Gyllowe, George Fygere and Jacob Revell for keeping their pigs in Mitchwood, [21] contrary to the ordinance.

18

20 s. from Christopher Maninge for not cleaning his ditch, according to the ordinance.

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10 s. from John Marshall for the same.

20

5 d. from Thomas Dawson for putting stones in the road, to the nuisance of his neighbors.

21

3 s. 4 d. from Robert Tyler for the same.

22

6 d. from Jacob Mos for assaulting Launcelus Frye on 6 February,11 Elizabeth, [22] against the Queen's peace.

[CONVEYANCE]

23

Determination by the homage that Marian Borowe, widow, held for a life term one customary messuage lying in the high place and recently two tenements, two leasows lying in Bury Land Holt, [23] one close called Burnt Oak Field, [24] and half of one close called Further Field, [25] with appurtenances, with the reversion, after her death, to a certain Robert Borowe, his heirs and assigns, which Robert, outside the court, five years ago, surrendered that said reversion of which he was seised into the lord's hands, through the hands of John Godley and William Woode, to the use [26] of Robert Borowe, his younger son, his heirs and assigns, [to take effect] after the death of the said Marian, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to beheld from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 37 s. 8 d. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (37 s. 8 d.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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End of this court.

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AFFEERORS: the whole homage.

Notes

1. 1 April, 1569.

2. MS: Burye Fenn.

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: Longe Newfelde.

8. MS: ad opus et usum.

9. MS: ad opus et usum.

10. MS: ad opus et usum.

11. Obliterated.

12. MS: Bury Lande Holte.

13. MS: Burntokefelde. Damaged.

14. MS: le Frecherfylde.

15. MS: ad opus et usum.

16. Entry deleted.

17. MS: Poole Yarde.

18. MS: ad opus et usum.

19. MS: Greate Wighte.

20. MS: ad opus et usum.

21. MS: Myche Wood.

22. 6 February,1569.

23. MS: Bury Lande Holte.

24. MS: Burntokefelde.

25. MS: le Further felde.

26. MS: ad opus et usum.