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

BLAdd.Roll34386, m.1 (AD1571[1])

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

1

ESSOINS: None.

2

HOMAGE [JURORS:] Thomas Eynsworth, Thomas Wheler, Andrew Througood, Robert Pereson, Richard Skotte, John Checheley, Thomas Bonde, William Snaysdale, William Woode, John Triplett, William Whytwell, Edward Clarkson, Robert Oldmedowe, Richard Leche.

[CONVEYANCES]

3

Determination by the homage that Robert Pereson, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Edward Avery, customary tenant, in the presence of John Ganno, two separate parts of the marsh called Bagdole with appurtenances, to the use [2] of Walter Luke, gentleman, 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.

4

Determination by the homage that Bartholomew Raby, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Thomas Potton, customary tenant, in the presence of Robert Cowherd, one customary tenement with orchard and appurtenances once held by Alice Ynges, to the use [3] of John Sprynge, 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., one hen.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

5

Determination by the homage that Margaret Merell, widow, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Woode and William Snaysdale, customary tenants, one customary tenement with appurtenances and the fourth part of one close called Bagdole with appurtenances, to the use [4] of John Ganno, 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 18 s. 4 d. and one capon annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (18 s. 4 d., capon.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

6

Determination by the homage that Jacob Revell, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of John Godley and Thomas Streytley, customary tenants, one customary messuage with appurtenances, recently two messuages, with orchard and appurtenances, to the use [5] of Christopher Swynsto, 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 16 s. 8 d. and two ducks annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (16 s. 8 d., two ducks.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

7

6 d. from Thomas Styles for assaulting Robert Godfrey, against the Queen's peace.

8

12 d. from Robert Nox for not making his fence in Stocking Fen. [6]

9

12 d. from Thomas Dawson for causing a nuisance in the common lade with stakes and stones. [7]

10

6 d. from Hugh Poulter for the same.

11

6 d. from Robert Nox for the same in John Holdyns Brincke.

12

12 d. from William Whytwell for permitting his cattle to pasture in Mitchwood, [8] contrary to the ordinance.

13

End of this court.

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AFFEERORS: the whole homage.

Notes

1. 29 March, 1571.

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: Stockinge Fen.

7. In English: Thomas Dawson hathe noyd the coman lode with staks and stones.

8. MS: Muche Wood.