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

BLAdd.Roll34391d (AD1579[2])

BURY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON THE TWENTY-SIXTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, IN THE TWENTY-FIRST 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:] Richard Westley, John Campion, John Redman, Robert Campion, Nicholas Coles, Ralph Allyn, Francis Heydon, John Alward, Robert Steward, Henry Collyne, Thomas Brightfeild, Robert Tompson, Hugh Powlter, William Messenger.

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COMMON FINE: 2 S.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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2 d. each from Robert Campion and Elizabeth Miller, hostellers, for charging too much for victuals.

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12 d. from Robert Browne for not keeping his fences according to the ordinance made in the last court.

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12 d. each from John Alward, Roger Binnes, Dorothy Bull and Richard Butler for the same.

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12 d. from Ralph Allyn for permitting a certain colt to wander at large in the grain fields, contrary to the ordinance.

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12 d. from Richard Butler for the same.

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12 d. from Robert Campion for keeping cattle beyond the established limit, contrary to the ordinance.

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12 d. from Henry Collyn for permitting his pigs to wander at large in the grain fields, contrary to the ordinance.

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12 d. from Robert Tompson for the same.

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6 d. from Ralph Allyn for driving his sheep into the grain fields.

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Election and swearing-in of Henry Collyn and Ralph Allyn as Constables.

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Oaths by William Heyden, John Seward and John Chappell to be true subjects of the Queen, her heirs and successors.

[CONVEYANCES]

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Determination by the homage that William Campion, on his deathbed, before the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Richard Westley, tenant of this manor, in the presence of John Campion and Robert Bray, cleric, one messuage with certain land, meadow and leasow once held by Ostlers, to the use [2] of Katherine Campion, his wife, for the term of her life, with remainder to Christopher Campion, his son, and Christopher's heirs, 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. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (53 s. 4 d.) Fealty performed by Katherine. Christopher's fealty postponed until he reaches full age. Admitted as tenants.

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Total: 12 s. 10 d.

Notes

1. 26 September, 1579.

2. MS: ad opus et usum.