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

BLAdd.Roll34388 (AD1573[2])

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

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ESSOINS: [Blank]

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HOMAGE [JURORS:] Edmund Jenney, gentleman, Nicholas Phillippes, William Snaisdale, Edward Claxon, William Whytwell, Thomas Stiles, John Freman, John Tryplet, Thomas Dawson, John Phillip, John Gowler, Robert Ynges, Thomas Browne, Richard Leche, John Harte.

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COMMON FINE: 6 s. 8 d.

[CONVEYANCES]

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Determination by the homage that John Gannowe, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of John Godley, customary tenant, in the presence of William Snaisdale, one cotagium now built-up and one piece of land and pasture called Daventry and a certain long ditch called Small Ditch [2] with all willows, dikes, fishponds, meadows, pastures and ponds and all other appurtenances and easements and common of pasture for 40 cows within the marsh called Middle Moor [3] to the use [4] of Edward Emery, 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 26 s. 8 d. and four ducks annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (53s. 4 d.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that Richard Bassyt, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Whytwell, in the presence of Robert Wallet, one customary message with appurtenant orchard and garden recently divided, to the use [5] of Nicholas Tetnell, 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 17 s. and one capon annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (17 s., capon.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Surrender into the lord's hands by Hugh Powlter, in person, of one customary cotagium with orchard and appurtenances, to the use [6] of Robert Tyler, 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:([Blank]) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Surrender into the lord's hands by Richard Basset, in person, of one piece of a vacant fee containing nine feet in width and 20 feet in length lying at Bridge End [7] with appurtenances, to the use [8] of Thomas Dawson, 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. and one duck annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: ([Blank]) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that Robert Prowde, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Barnard Tompson, in the presence of Richard Chapell, one piece of fen ground called Little Hill [9] with appurtenances, to the use [10] of William Snaisdale, 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 2 s. and one hen annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: ([Blank]) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that William Burwell, who was seised in his demesne as of fee according to the custom of the manor of one customary messuage, recently two messuages, with orchard and appurtenances, died seised thereof, and that Alexander Burwell is his brother, nearest heir and of age who, present in court, seeks to be admitted to the said properties, 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.8d.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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3 s. 4 d. from Roger Bayle for assaulting John Bayle, against the Queen's peace.

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4 d. from Edward Avery for assaulting John Bowin, against the Queen's peace.

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4 d. from Edward Avery for assaulting William Tayler, against the Queen's peace.

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4 d. from John Bowlye for assaulting William Baxter, against the Queen's peace.

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12 d. from Edward Avery, 4 d. each from Robert Peerson, John Basset, John Crispe, Bartholomew Elyot, Robert Thresher, John Phillippe, Richard Chappell, Thomas Patten, Hugh Poulter, William Woode and William Rawlyn for putting their nets in the lade, contrary to the ordinance.

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20 s. from John Crispe for ruining Margaret Rawlyn's nets.

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20 d. from William Myles for permitting his female servant [11] to collect wood from the lord's woods without licence.

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6 d. each from John Checheley and Thomas (Palm) for the same.

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2 d. each from Robert Wright, Richard Lynne and Henry Bradshaw for not making their fences, according to the ordinance.

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12 d. from Peter Welles, common laveus, [12] for selling meat contrary to the form of the Statute. [13]

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2 d. each from William Day, William Whytwell, Robert Wallet, William Pylgram, John Freman and Robert Tyler for selling ale before being approved by the tasters, contrary to the ordinance.

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6 s. 8 d. from John Checheley, 5 s. from Margaret Rawlyns, 3 s. 4 d. from John Baylye, 12 d. each from John Butler, Thomas Stretley, William Moseley and William Peerson, 6 d. each from William Cherytie, Thomas Bell, John Moseley, [Blank] from William [Blank], 4 d. each from Matthew Armesby, Henry Bradshaw, John Gowler, John Phyllyppes, Robert Wallett, Hugh Poulter and Thomas Polton for selling sedge outside the vill of Ramsey, contrary to the ordinance.

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12 d. from John Sharpe, [no amercement recorded] from John Thyrbye, 8 d. from Thomas Phylbye, 4 d. each from Edward Avery, William Noke, John Freman, Robert Tyler, William Pylgeram [14] and Robert Wallett, common bakers, for breaking the assize of bread.

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2 d. each from William Day, William Whytwell, Robert Wallett, William Pylgram, John Freman, William Nokes, Robert Tyler and Matthew Stockeley, common brewers and victualers, for not keeping the assize.

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Order to the Bailiff of the manor to seize all the goods and chattels of John Watton as forfeit, in that the said John feloniously committed suicide [15] by hanging himself with a halter on 20 September, 15 Elizabeth. [16]

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20 d. from Thomas Gyllow for being a common slanderer and molesting his neighbors, against the Queen's peace.

Notes

1. 1573

2. MS: Smale Dyche.

3. MS: Myddilmore.

4. MS: ad opus et usum.

5. MS: ad opus et usum.

6. MS: ad opus et usum.

7. MS: Le Bridge Ende.

8. MS: ad opus et usum.

9. MS: Lyttle Hylle.

10. MS: ad opus et usum.

11. MS: ancilla.

12. or, possibly:

13. See 23 Edward III (laneus. Statutes of the Realm 1, p. 307). See also: 33 Henry VIII, c. 11 (Ibid. 3, pp. 844-45).

14. MS: Pylderam.

15. MS: seipsum felonice murderavit.

16. 20 September, 1573.