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

BLAdd.Roll34389, m.1 (AD1576[3])

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON THE TWENTY-FIFTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 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 Eynsworth, John Chyceley, William Snaysdale, William Daye, Edward Claxson, Nicholas Phillippe, William Bothe, William Woode, Thomas Bonde, Thomas Palmer, Thomas Wheler, Patrick Thomas, Thomas Dawsone.

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COMMON FINE: 6 s. 8 d.

[CONVEYANCES]

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Surrender into the lord's hands by John Holte, in person, of one tenement with appurtenances, to the use [2] of Nicholas Baxter, 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 three geese 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 John Rysbye, who was seised in his demesne as of fee, according to the custom of the manor, of half of one pasture called Newstod with half of the common of pasture for 40 cows in one marsh called Middle Moor, [3] died seised thereof, and that Rose Gymber, wife of Simon Gymber, is his daughter and nearest heir and of full age, who, present in court, seeks admittance, to whom the lord, through his Steward, granted seisin, to be held by her, her heirs and assigns perpetually, 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: ([Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that William Raven, outside the court and after the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Snaysdale, customary tenant, in the presence of Richard Chappell, one vacant piece of a fee lying at Myche Gate with appurtenances, to the use [4] of Maria Godfrey, wife of Robert Godfrey, 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 3 s. 4 d. and one hen annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (4 s. 8 d.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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10 s. each from John Bassyt, Thomas Hadnam, Nicholas Baxter, Jacob Mosse and William Pereson for not making their fences properly, according to the ordinance.

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6 d. from John Cakebread, 4 d. from John Freman, 2 d. each from William Daye, William Pylgrym, William Whytwell, John Sharpe, Henry Bradshawe, 4 d. each from Thomas Dawson and Davy Jones, 2 d. each from Thomas Johnson and Thomas Houlte, 12 d. from George Sandyver, 6 d. from John Ryseley, 4 d. from Richard Lenwood, 2 d. from Robert Manye, 4 d. from Humphrey Poulter, and 2 d. each from William Butcher, William Fresbe and William Nouke, common victualers, for not keeping the assize.

Notes

1. 25 September, 1576.

2. MS: ad opus et usum.

3. MS: Mydelmore.

4. MS: ad opus et usum.