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

BLAdd.Roll39667 (AD1572[1])

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON TUESDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER, IN THE FOURTEENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH, BY THE GRACE OF GOD QUEEN OF ENGLAND, FRANCE AND IRELAND, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH. [1]

1

ESSOINS: None.

2

HOMAGE [JURORS:] William Cervington, gentleman, Thomas Eynsworth, Thomas Wheler, Andrew Througood, Robert Person, Richard Corbotte, John Checheley, Thomas Bonde, William Snaydale, William Woode, John Tripplett, William Whytworth, Robert Oldemeadowe, Richard Longe.

[CONVEYANCES]

3

Determination by the homage that John Ganno, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Woode, customary tenant of this manor, in the presence of Hugh Powlter, one customary tenement with appurtenances and the fourth part of one close called Bagdole with appurtenances to the use [2] of Margaret Rawlyns, widow, 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 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., one capon.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

4

Determination by the homage that John Wills, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Androwe, customary tenant of this manor, in the presence of Andrew Throwgood, one customary close called Sextons Close [3] with appurtenances recently held by William Sandy, to the use [4] of Thomas Styles, 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. 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 to the lord by Thomas Styles, in person, of one customary close called Sextons Close [5] and one pasture called Great Hilke [6] with appurtenances, that the lord may do with them as he wishes, and which the lord, out of his special grace, granted to the said Thomas Styles, his heirs and assigns perpetually, 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. and three ducks annual rent for Sextons Close [7] and 30 s. and three ducks annual rent for Great Hilke, [8] suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein, but with the following condition: that the said Thomas, his heirs or assigns shall well and faithfully fulfill and perform in every way all covenants, concessions and agreements contained and specified in whatever has been indentured between the said Henry Williams, alias Cromwell, knight and lord of the manor, on one part, and the said Thomas Styles, on the other part, and dated 25 January, 13 Elizabeth. [9] Further, if Thomas, his heirs or assigns should default in fulfilling and performing any and all the covenants and agreements according to the tenor of the indenture, then the present grant will have no force.

6

Determination by the homage that Jacob Page, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Robert Oldemeadowe, customary tenant of this manor, in the presence of John Godley, one customary tenement with appurtenances recently held by Margaret Saundere, to the use [10] of Anthony Lansdale, 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 7 s. and two capons annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (7 s., two capons.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

7

Determination by the homage that John Williams, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Androwe, customary tenant of this manor, in the presence of Andrew Throwgood, one customary pasture called Great Hilke [11] with appurtenances to the use [12] of Thomas Styles, 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 30 s. and six ducks annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (30s., six ducks.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

8

4 d. each from Thomas Styles and [...] [13] for keeping pigs contrary to the ordinance.

9

4 d. from Robert Styles and 2 d. from Joan Tasker for not making their fences, according to the ordinance.

10

6 s. 8 d. from John Ganno for selling sedge outside the vill of Ramsey.

11

3 s. 4 d. from John Ganno for destroying the fodder ground at Small Ditch, [14] contrary to the ordinance.

12

12 d. from Bartholomew Elyot for keeping his cattle in the plots of Ramsey, contrary to the ordinance.

13

AFFEERORS: the whole homage.

Notes

1. 10 September, 1572.

2. MS: ad opus et usum.

3. MS: Sexten Close.

4. MS: ad opus et usum.

5. MS: Sexten Close.

6. MS: Greate Hylke.

7. MS: Sexten Close.

8. MS: Greate Hylke.

9. 25 January, 1571.

10. MS: ad opus et usum.

11. MS: Greate Hylke.

12. MS: ad opus et usum.

13. Obliterated.

14. MS: Smale Dyche.