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

BLAdd.Roll34386, m.2 (AD1571[3])

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON SATURDAY, THE TWENTY-SECOND DAY OF [...] [1]) IN THE THIRTEENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH, QUEEN OF ENGLAND, FRANCE AND IRELAND, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH. [2]

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HOMAGE [JURORS:] William Servington, gentleman, Thomas Aynsworthe, Robert Person, Edward Figet, William Woode, Richard Scootte, William Whitwell, Andrew Thurgood, John Triplet, Edward Clarkson, Robert Ouldemeadowe, William Snayldale, Thomas Wheler.

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COMMON FINE: 6 s. 8 d.

[CONVEYANCES]

3

Surrender by Robert Wallet, in person, into the lord's hands of one tenement with appurtenances recently two tenements and five selions, of which two selions were recently held by Thomas Charetye and three selions were recently held by Robert Brightfild, to the use [3] of George Sandeforthe, 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 21 s. and two capons annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (21 s., two capons.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

4

Surrender by George Sandeforthe, in person, into the lord's hands of one tenement with appurtenances recently two tenements, and five selions of land, of which two selions were recently held by Thomas Charetye and three were recently held by Robert Brightfilde, to the use [4] of Joan Mane, 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 21 s. and two capons annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (21 s., two capons.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

5

Surrender by William Andrewe, in person, into the lord's hands of one close recently held by John Kerpse called the Middle Field [5] with appurtenances, with one willow row with appurtenances, to the use [6] of Andrew Thurgood, 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. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (14 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

6

Surrender by Humphrey Taylor, in person, into the lord's hands of one customary tenement with appurtenances to the use [7] of Thomas Scarle, 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 hen annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (10s., one hen.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

7

Determination by the homage that Robert Person, after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Andrewe and John Chicheley, customary tenants, one customary tenement with one adjacent croft of land in Ramsey and next to White Cross on the north, and two pieces of adjacent land in the northern field between Ramsey and Biggin, of which one piece lies upon Pilcham [8] on the north and extends to Stewkley Leys, [9] once belonging to Lappinge, to the use [10]of Margaret Styles, wife of Christopher Styles, 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 25 s. and two capons annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (25 s., two capons.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

8

Surrender by Robert Person, in person, into the lord's hands of a separate part of the marsh called Bagdole, to the use [11]of Walter Luke, 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 William Woode, in person, into the lord's hands of one messuage and half of one close called Middle Field [12] and new leases with appurtenances, to the use [13] of the same William Woode and Elizabeth, his wife, for the life term of both and of the heirs of William's body begotten upon Elizabeth's body, and also of William's heirs, 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: (44 s., two capons.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

10

Surrender by Walter Luke, in person, into the lord's hands of two separate parts of the marsh called Bagdole recently held by Christopher Swinsto, to the use [14] of John Godlye, 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.

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Conveyance by the lord to Hugh Poulter of one cotagium with orchard and appurtenances, to the use [15] of the said Hugh, 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 hen annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (10 s., one hen.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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12 d. from Samuel Balsham for assaulting and beating John Hunte.

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4 d. each from Robert Wallet, Richard Basset, Robert Whelwrighte, William Person Junior and John Crispe for default in Fodder Fen, contrary to the ordinance.

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20 d. from Henry Bradshawe for not cleaning his ditches, according to the ordinance.

15

20 d. each from Thomas Dawson, Robert Tiler and Thomas Bonde for the same.

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4 d. from Robert [Blank] for the same.

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3 d. from Robert Wallet for not selling his brew according to the assize.

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4 d. each from William Pilgrim, John Freman, John Gallen, Thomas Eynsworth, Richard Hunte, John Drage, Robert Sibley, Richard Scoott and William Whitwell for the same.

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[...] [16] from Henry Bradshawe, common baker, for not keeping the assize of bread.

20

2 d. each from Thomas Johnson and John Basset, victualers, for selling unclean meat.

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12 d. from Thomas Potton for selling sedge contrary to the ordinance.

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12 d. each from Thomas Gillowe, John Checheley, Bernard Tomson, Thomas Stretley and 2 d. each from John Butler, William Johnson and William Cheretye for the same.

Notes

1. Obliterated.

2. 22 September, 1571. The only other month in which the 22nd fell on a Saturday was December, but Ramsey views of Frankpledge were regularly being held in September by 1571.

3. MS: ad opus et usum.

4. MS: ad opus et usum.

5. MS: Middel Filde.

6. MS: ad opus et usum.

7. MS: ad opus et usum.

8. MS: Pillcham.

9. MS: Stewklye Leyes.

10. MS: ad opus et usum.

11. MS: ad opus et usum.

12. MS: Middel Filde.

13. MS: ad opus et usum.

14. MS: ad opus et usum.

15. MS: ad opus et usum.

16. Obliterated.