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

BLAdd.Roll34385 (AD1570)

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON FRIDAY, THE TWENTY-SECOND DAY OF SEPTEMBER, IN THE TWELFTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH, QUEEN OF ENGLAND, FRANCE AND IRELAND, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH. [1]

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HOMAGE [JURORS:] William Cervington, gentleman, Thomas Eynsworthe, Robert Pereson, Edward Fidget, William Woode, John Chechley, Richard Skoote, William Whitwell, Andrew Thurgood, John Triplett, Edward Clarkson, Robert Oldemeadowe, William Snaisdall, Thomas Johnson, Thomas Wheler.

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COMMON FINE: 6 s. 8 d.

[CONVEYANCES]

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Determination by the homage that Barnerd Castell, on his deathbed, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Winlerbye and John Godlye, customary tenants, one tenement with appurtenances, recently several tenements, and five selions, of which two selions were once held by Thomas Charitye and three selions were recently held by Robert Brightfelde, to the use [2] of Robert Wallett, 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 20 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (20 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that Christopher Manning, on his deathbed, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Thomas Potton, customary tenant, one close called Newsted with common of pasture for 40 cows in one marsh called Middle Moor, [3] to the use [4] of William Browne and John Rastye, their heirs and assigns, now and in the future, with each one holding half, 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 20 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (40 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenants.

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Conveyance by the lord to Joan Smithe, in person, of one messuage with appurtenances to the use [5] of the said Joan, 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 5 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (10 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that John Merile, on his deathbed, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Snailsdane and William Woode, customary tenants, one tenement with appurtenances and the fourth part of one close called Buggdole with appurtenances, to the use [6] of Margaret, his wife, her heirs and assigns, 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 18 s. 4 d. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (18s. 4 d.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Surrender by John Moslye, in person, into the lord's hands of one customary tenement with appurtenances recently held by John Erlee, to the use [7] of William Kirby, 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: (6 s. 8 d.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Surrender by Robert Tomson, in person, into the lord's hands of one tenement with a piece of an adjacent vacant fee recently held by Richard Johnson, to the use [8] of John Sutton, 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. 8 d. and one capon annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (10 s. 8 d., one capon.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Surrender by William Daye, in person, into the lord's hands of one customary tenement and one vacant piece of a fee recently held by John Dixon, to the use [9] of Richard Smithe, alias Hunte, 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 8 s., one capon annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (8 s., one capon.)Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Surrender by Thomas Man, in person, into the lord's hands of one customary tenement and one vacant piece of a fee with appurtenances to the use [10] of Francis Manninge, 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: (5 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Surrender by Francis Manninge, in person, into the lord's hands of one tenement with one vacant piece of a customary fee with appurtenances recently held by Thomas Manne, to the use [11] of Richard Chappell, 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.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that Walter Luke, gentleman, on his deathbed, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Robert Person, customary tenant, a certain fee now built-up and a piece of land and pasture called Daventry [12] and a certain long ditch called Small Ditch [13] with willows, fishponds, meadow and ponds with all other appurtenances, easements and common of pasture for 40 cows in the marsh called Middle Moor, [14] to the use [15] of John Gaynowe, 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 26 s. 8 d. and one capon annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (26 s. 8d.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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20 d. from Robert Nose for assaulting and beating Thomas Gillowe.

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12 d. from Thomas Gillowe, and 4 d. each from Robert Inges, John Bomer Senior, John Bomer Junior, Thomas Perslowe and Hugh Poulter for the same.

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6 d. from John Butler for selling sedge contrary to the ordinance.

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6 d. each from Robert Bell, John Mawslye, Thomas Potton, Thomas Strillye, Bernard Tomson, Robert Person, William Mawslye, Robert Wrighte, Richard Leache, William Charetye, and John Walton, and 2s. each from Thomas Gillowe and Henry Bradshawe for the same.

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6 d. from Robert Nose for causing a nuisance to the Queen's road, contrary to the ordinance.

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6 d. from Thomas Gillowe for the same.

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3 s. 4 d. from John Fetherbye of Huntingdon for allowing his geldings to pasture in the common, contrary to the ordinance.

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4 d. from Robert Whitbred for not selling his brew according to the assize.

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4 d. each from William Pilgrim, Nicholas Oleston, Robert Wallet, Richard Scott, William Whitwell, Robert Sibley, John Drage, Richard Hunte and John Gallen for the same.

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4 d. from Thomas Johnson, victualer, for selling unclean meats.

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4 d. each from Robert Wallet and John Basset for the same.

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6 d. from Filby of St Ives, common baker, for not keeping the assize and for selling bread contrary to the assize.

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6 d. from Ralph Baker of Yaxley for the same.

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CONSTABLES: Andrew Thurgood and William Whitwell.

Notes

1. 22 September, 1570.

2. MS: ad opus et usum.

3. MS: Middelmere.

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: Daventri.

13. MS: Smale Ditche.

14. MS:Middelmore.

15. MS: ad opus et usum.