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

BLAdd.Roll39570 (AD1571[2])

BURY. 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, BY THE GRACE OF GOD QUEEN OF ENGLAND, FRANCE AND IRELAND, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH. [1]

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ESSOINS: None.

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HOMAGE [JURORS:] William Baker, John Redman, John Haddon, John Champion, Ralph Allen, Robert Campion, Robert Shewer, Thomas Campion, Rowland Danbye, Robert Ball, Thomas Boulby.

[CONVEYANCES]

3

Determination by the homage that Nicholas Colles, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Campion, customary tenant of this manor and in the presence of Robert Campion, one customary messuage with certain lands, meadows and pastures with appurtenances, to the use [2] of the said Nicholas and Emma Cowper, who, God granting, will be his wife, and their heirs, and if the said Nicholas should die having a legitimate heir by the said Emma, then half the properties with appurtenances shall remain to the said heir at common law during Emma's lifetime, and after her death the said messuage and properties shall remain to the heir of the said Nicholas perpetually. Seisin granted by the lord, through his Seneschal, to be held from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 47 s. and two capons annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (47 s., two capons.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

4

Determination by the homage that William Tomson, on his deathbed, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Thomas Campion, customary tenant of this manor, in the presence of John Campion and John Haddon, one cotagium with certain arable lands and two acres of meadow in Chevery [3] pertaining to the said cotagium with appurtenances, to the use [4] of Elizabeth, his wife, for the term of her life, and after her death to the use of Robert Tomson, 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 14 s. and one capon annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (14 s., one capon), as much for Elizabeth as for Robert. Fealty performed, admitted as tenants.

5

Determination by the homage that William Tomson, on his deathbed, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Thomas Campion, customary tenant of this manor, in the presence of John Campion and John Haddon, one piece of land lying upon May Bush [5] called Glattons Dole once held by William Taylard, gentleman, and one close lying next to Roger Byndes called Graces Close with appurtenances, to the use [6] of Elizabeth, his wife, for the term of her life, and after her death to the use of John Tomson, 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 one capon annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (16 s. 8 d., one capon), as much for Elizabeth as for John. Fealty performed, admitted as tenants.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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8 d. each from William Redman and Roger Bynges for default in keeping their animals in North Way. [7]

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4 d. each from John Redman, Robert Ball, Elizabeth Tomson, William Ellyngton, George Robynson, Dorothy Adson and Henry Collyn for not making their fences, according to the ordinance.

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4 d. each from William Ellington, Robert Ball and John Hadon, and 2 d. from Roland Dawby for not cleaning their drains, according to the ordinance. 6 d. from Thomas Brightwell for breaking other's fences, contrary to the ordinance.

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6 d. each from Henry Collyn and William Redman and 2 d. from Thomas Brightwell for permitting their cattle to pasture in their neighbors' lands.

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12 d. from Henry Collyn for causing a nuisance in [8] the Queen's road, contrary to the ordinance.

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AFFEERORS: the whole homage.

Notes

1. 29 March, 1571.

2. MS: ad opus et usum.

3. MS: Cheverell.

4. MS: ad opus et usum.

5. MS: May Busshe.

6. MS: ad opus et usum.

7. MS: Northeway.

8. MS: anoavit regiam viam.