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

BLAdd.Roll34384, m.2 (AD1569[3])

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

1

ESSOINS: None.

2

HOMAGE [JURORS:] William Cervington, gentleman, Robert Pereson, Edward Fydgett, William Woode, John Checheley, Richard Skotte, William Whytwell, John Triplett, Edward Clarkson, Robert Oldmeadowe, John Merell, William Snaisdall, Thomas Johnson.

3

COMMON FINE: 6 s. 8 d.

[CONVEYANCES]

4

Surrender by John Williams, in person, into the lord's hands of one customary tenement with appurtenances once held by Richard Wright, to the use [2] of Richard Bassytt, 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 22 s. and two capons annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (22 s., two capons.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

5

Surrender by Nicholas Phillip, in person, into the lord's hands of one customary close called Lodge Croft [3] lying next to Mitchwood, [4] to the use [5] of William Snaisdale, 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 two capons annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (10 s., two capons.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

6

Surrender by Richard Lylley, in person, into the lord's hands of one customary tenement with appurtenances recently held by Arthur Savage, to the use [6] of Matthew Armesbye, 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 capon annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (5 s., one capon.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

7

Surrender by John Allen, in person, into the lord's hands of one customary tenement with appurtenances recently held by Henry Mydleton, to the use [7] of John Whalton, 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. and two capons annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (6 s. 8 d., two capons.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

8

Surrender by Christopher Swynsto, Bailiff of the manor, in person, into the lord's hands of two separate parts of the marsh called Bagdole, to the use [8] of Robert Pereson, 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 two capons annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (10 s., two capons.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

9

Surrender by Robert Pereson, in person, into the lord's hands of one customary tenement with appurtenances recently held by Margaret Saunders, to the use [9] of Jacob Page and his wife Alice, and Jacob's 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. and two capons annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (7s., two capons.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenants.

10

Surrender by William Fuller, in person, into the lord's hands of one customary tenement and one piece of an adjacent vacant fee with appurtenances, to the use [10] of Robert Noke, 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., one capon.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

11

Conveyance by the lord to William Daye, in person, of one customary tenement with adjacent orchard with appurtenances, to the use [11] of the said William, his heirs and assigns perpetually, 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 8 s. and two ducks annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (Nothing.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

12

6 d. from Thomas Pursloe for assaulting William Mokson.

13

6 d. from William Raven for the same against George Randall.

14

12 d. from Henry Hyde for the same against Thomas Gyllowe.

15

4 d. each from William Nox, Thomas Stretley, John Elyot, Bartholomew Elyot, Thomas Gyllowe, William Hill and John Goyler for having their cattle in the mowing fen, contrary to the ordinance.

16

4 d. each from Richard Eynsworth, William Pereson, Henry Bradshawe and Katherine Day for not making their fences, according to the ordinance.

17

4 d. each from Robert Sybly, Richard Skott, William Whitwell, Robert Walkyt, [12] Nicholas Clifton, William Pylgrim, William Nox and John Drage, common brewers, for breaking the assize.

18

6 d. each from Henry Bradshawe, Fylby, Peter Jenning, Ralph Baker, and the bakers of Yaxley, common bakers, for breaking the assize.

19

4 d. each from Thomas Johnson, Robert Wallytt, John Bassytt and William Fyne, common butchers, for selling good meat.

20

4 d. each from Thomas Eynsworth, Richard Eynsworth and Thomas Dawson, common millers, for taking excessive tolls.

21

6 d. from William Hille for creating a nuisance in the lade.

22

12 d. from John Williams and Thomas Bonde for making their account.

23

6 d. each from Thomas Eynsworth, John Harte, Thomas Dauson,Patrick Thomas, and William Farroe for keeping their privies near the ditch. [13]

24

12 d. from Thomas Gyllow, 6 d. from Thomas Potton, 2 d. each from Robert Wright, Barnard Tomson, Robert Myller, 4 d. from Thomas Stretley, 2 d. from John Batlee, 6 d. from Thomas Eyrbye, 4 d. each from William Charytie and Robert Bell for selling sedge contrary to the ordinance.

25

Election and swearing-in of Thomas Eynsworth and Richard Leacheas Constables.

26

End of this court.

27

AFFEERORS: the whole homage.

Notes

1. 1 October, 1569.

2. MS: ad opus et usum.

3. MS: Lege Crofte.

4. MS: Muche Woode.

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. Deleted: Whitwell.

13. In English: for theyre jakes kepte neare the diche.