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

BLAdd.Roll34389, m.2 (AD1576[1])

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON THE SEVENTEENTH DAY OF APRIL, IN THE EIGHTEENTH 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:] William Andrewe, Thomas Eynsworthe, Edward Claxson, John Chycly, Edward Fychet, William Snaresdale, Nicholas Phyllippe, William Noox, John Phyllippe, William Day, Richard Marten, Thomas Wheler, William Wytwell, Thomas Bonde, Thomas Dawson, Patrick Thomas, Robert Oldemedowe.

[CONVEYANCES]

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Determination by the homage that William Gessem outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Andrewe, customary tenant, in the presence of John Tripplet, one customary tenement with adjacent orchard and appurtenances to the use [2] of Thomas Lee, 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 8 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine. (20 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that Robert Chauncy, gentleman, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Thomas Wheler, customary tenant, in the presence of Thomas Styles, one customary messuage, recently two messuages, with orchard and appurtenances, to the use [3] of Andrew Thurgood, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to beheld 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: (40 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that Barnard Tomson, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Snaysedale, customary tenant, in the presence of John Bostocke, one customary tenement with orchard and appurtenances lying in the Great Wyght [4] on the east, to the use [5] of Emma Tomson, his wife, their 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. and one hen annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (12 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that John Trypplett, 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 Robert Oldemeadowe, two small pightles, of which one is called Swan House Pightle [6] and the other lies between the common road and the close of William Pikarle, to the use [7]of Edward Tripplet, his son, his heirs and assigns perpetually, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to beheld from the lord, by the rod, at the will of the lord, according to the custom of the manor, for 2 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine:(4 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

7

Determination by the homage that John Trypplet, 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 Robert Oldemedowe, all that close of pasture lying in Mitchwood [8] called Marham Green [9] lying next to the Barge House [10] with appurtenances, to the use [11] of Edward Trypplet, his son, 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. 6 d. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (8 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that John Trypplet, 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 Robert Oldmeadowe, one tenement with curtilage next to the said John Trypplet's tenement, to the use [12] of Edward Trypplet, his son, 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 5 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (10 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that John Hadden, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Thomas Wheler, customary tenant, in the presence of Richard Bassyt, half of one close called Fen Close lying towards the west once held by Robert Oldmeadowe with appurtenances, to the use [13] of Thomas Johnson, 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[Blank] annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (15 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that Robert Pereson, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Daye, customary tenant, in the presence of John Campyon, one close, six acres and one rod of land with one piece of meadow in Wistow with appurtenances lying by metes and bounds, 11 leasows and four butts lying at the end of the said close, and six lands abutting on [...], [14] pasture in the field of Bury, one piece of a leasow abutting onHedclose Land, one rod of meadow called Le Rode abutting on Hedclose and one leasow lying next to Hedclose with appurtenances, to the use [15] of Robert Godfrey and his wife, Maria, and Robert's 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. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (7 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that Ralph [...] [16] outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Thomas S[...], [17] in the presence of John Bassytt, one tenement with appurtenances, to the use [18] of John [...], [19] 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. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (20 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

Notes

1. 17 April, 1576.

2. MS: ad opus et usum.

3. MS: ad opus et usum.

4. MS: Great Wight.

5. MS: ad opus et usum.

6. MS: Swanhowse Pyghtell.

7. MS: ad opus et usum.

8. MS: Muchewood.

9. MS: Marham Grene.

10. MS: Le Bargehowse.

11. MS: ad opus et usum.

12. MS: ad opus et usum.

13. MS: ad opus et usum.

14. Obliterated.

15. MS: ad opus et usum.

16. Obliterated.

17. Obliterated.

18. MS: ad opus et usum.

19. Obliterated.