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

BLAdd.Roll39571 (AD1573[1])

BURY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON THE SIXTEENTH DAY OF MARCH IN THE FIFTEENTH 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: [Blank.]

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HOMAGE [JURORS:] John Campion, Ralph Alen, Robert Caxyon, Robert Shewer, William Redman, Thomas Campion, Nicholas Cooles, Henry Collyn, Robert Ball, William Campion, John Hayden, John Redman Junior.

[CONVEYANCES]

3

Surrender into the lord's hands by Edward Goodwyn, in person, of half of one tenement and [half] of two pightles of land recently held by Isabelle Goodwyn and which Edward holds for a life term, to the use [2] of Thomas Staughton, 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 4 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (4 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

4

Determination by the homage that William Baker, who was seised in his demesne as of fee, according to the custom of the manor, of one customary cotagium with orchard recently held by the said William, died, and that William Baker is his son and nearest heir and more than of full age, who, present, seeks admittance, 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 4s. and one hen annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (4s., hen.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

5

Surrender into the lord's hands by Robert Tomson and his wife, Agnes, after she was examined alone by the Steward, of half of one messuage and half of 21 acres of land and meadow with appurtenances, more or less, recently held by William Redman by right of his wife, to the use [3] of Elizabeth Baker, 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 8 s. 6 d., one capon and one hen annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (8 s. 6d., capon, hen.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Surrender into the lord's hands by Robert Tomson, in person, of the reversion of one cotagium with certain lands, and two acres of meadow lying in Chevery [4] with appurtenances, after the death of Elizabeth Tomson, to the use [5] of the said Robert and Agnes, his wife, and Robert's heirs 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., capon.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that William Lawrence, Esquire, who was seised in his demesne as of fee, according to the custom of the manor, of one toft lying in Fisshers Street [6] with three selions of appurtenant land and meadow lying between the land of the Cellarer of Ramsey on the south and the land once held by John Theker on the north, and another toft lying in Fisshers Street [7] with two selions of appurtenant land and meadow lying between the land of the Sacristan of Ramsey on one side and the land of the Cellarer of Ramsey on the other, died, and that Henry Lawrence, gentleman, is his son and nearest heir and of full age, who, present, seeks admittance, 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. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: ([Blank.]) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

Notes

1. 16 March, 1573.

2. MS: ad opus et usum.

3. MS: ad opus et usum.

4. MS: Cheverell.

5. MS: ad opus et usum.

6. MS: Fisshersstrete.

7. MS: Fisshers Strete.