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

BLAdd.Roll39702 (AD1307 [2])

[RAMSEY.] INQUEST TAKEN AT SMITHSCROFT BEFORE WILLIAM DE WASSYNGLE SENIOR AND JOHN DE CLERVAUS AND SIMON DE ELESWORTH, CORONERS OF THE BANLIEU OF RAMSEY,ON SATURDAY AFTER THE FEAST OF SAINTS PERPETUA AND FELICITY, IN THE THIRTY-FIFTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD, SON OF KING HENRY, [1] BY THE WRIT OF THE LORD KING. [2]

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[JURORS:] Inquest held under oath by: Robert le Wodeward of Hepmangrove, William le Maister of the same, John Powel of Ramsey, John Tusseynt of the same, William de Hale of the same, William Wrau of the same, Alan Norman of the same, William Gerveys of the same, William le Hayward of the same, William Russel, fisherman, of the same, Thomas de Aylyngton of Bury and John Gernoun of Wistow, who say that since the sixteenth of June [3] until the date of the above writ, [4] there have been no robberies, homicides or other felonies committed in this liberty.

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6 d. from Robert de Hemynges for not coming when summoned.

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6 d. from Stephen le Porter, 5 d. from Alan Carite, 6 d. each from Master Geoffrey, William Peytevyn and Hugh de Assebech for the same.

4

6 s. 8 d. from the homage of the abbot in Great Raveley and from the homage of William le Moygne there for default of two men.

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(Memorandum.) Note that on this day John de Clervaus was elected to the office of coroner by the whole banlieu and took the oath.

Notes

1. 11 March, 1307.

2. Letter of Robert de Ho, sheriff of Huntingdonshire, to the bailiffs of the banlieu of Ramsey, repeating a writ of 6 December, 1306, commanding that all bailiffs, coroners, etc. secure the observance of the Statute of Winchester and diligently prosecute law-breakers.

3. 1306.

4. 6 December, 1306.