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

BLAdd.Roll34393 (AD1581[1])

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON THE TWENTY-SIXTH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, IN THE TWENTY-THIRD 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:] Robert Godfrey, William Mascall, William Andrewe, Edward Clarkson, Thomas Palmer, Nicholas Phillipp, Thomas Johnson, William Woodde, Anthony Lansdall, Thomas Leache, Thomas Dawson, John Bowmer.

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COMMON FINE: 6 s. 8 d.

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Oath by Edward Fydgett Junior to be a true subject of the Queen, her heirs and successors.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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10 s. each from [Blank] Smyte of [Blank] and [Blank]Warrener of Standground for permitting their beasts or cattle to pasture in the marsh next to [Blank], contrary to the ordinance made in the last court.

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2 d. from John Cakebreade for making a purpresture in the Great Wyght. [2]

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2 s. from the same John Cakebreade for a purpresture in the Great Wyght [3] by building a structure with timber there, contrary to the ordinance made in the last court.

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3 s. 4 d. from Thomas Bonde for permitting his beasts to wander at large through the open spaces, contrary to the ordinance made in the last court.

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20 d. each from John Freman and William Armesbie for the same.

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40 s. from William Taylard of Upwood, gentleman, for permitting his beasts or cattle to wander at large and pasture in Ubmereheren, contrary to the ordinance made in the last court.

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20 s. from Edward Jeney for not repairing his fences next to Mitchwood, [4] according to the ordinance made in the last court.

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#5 from Gabriel Wilson for living within the demesne without the licence of the lord and the jurors, contrary to the ordinance made in the last court.

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3 s. 4 d. from Jacob Grane for mowing hay in Stocking Fen Bank, [5] contrary to the ordinance.

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3 s. 4 d. each from Gabriel Wilson, John Crispe, Richard Aynsworth and Jasper Audrianson for the same.

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4 d. from William Day, 3 d. from William Whitwell, 4 d. from Francis Smyth, 2 d. each from Henry Bradshawe and Robert Lawrence, 4 d. from John Freman, 2 d. from William Pilgrome, and1 d. from Margaret Stokley, alehouse-keepers, [6] for selling victuals at excessive prices.

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4 d. each from Thomas Johnson, John Bassett and William Butcher,lavii, [7] for selling meat within the manor at excessive prices.

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4 d. from John Drage and William Nokes for using illicit measures.

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2 d. each from John Sharpe, Henry Bradshawe, Robert Dawson, Richard Knesworth, Patrick Thomas, Robert Tyler, Richard Chappell and Thomas Aynsworth, bakers, for breaking the assize.

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6 d. from Robert Maney and 2 d. each from Thomas Dawson and Richard Aynsworth, millers, for taking excessive tolls.

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12 d. from John Cakebreade, brewer, for breaking the assize.

[CONVEYANCES]

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Determination by the homage that Walter Whawley, before the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Edward Clarkson and Patrick Thomas, tenants of this manor, one customary tenement with appurtenances recently held by William Andrewe, to the use [8] of William Beane and his 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 2 s. and one capon annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (10s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that Thomas Aynesworth, before the last court, on his deathbed, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Whitwell and John Chicheley, tenants of this manor, one cotagium and one fishpond called Long Beach [9] with its appurtenances, and one weir called aweare pertaining to the said pond, to the use [10] of Richard Eynesworth and Thomas Eynesworth and their 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 20 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (#5.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenants.

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Determination by the homage that Richard Walker, before the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of John Godley and William Whitwell, tenants of this manor, one tenement with a garden and a small close called the Pool Yard [11] with appurtenances, to the use [12] of Nicholas Harradon and his 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 13 s. 4 d. (and two capons) annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (#3.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that William Mascell, before the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Robert Godfrey and William Snarsdall, tenants of this manor, one tenement with appurtenances once held by Robert Pearson, to the use [13] of William Nokes and his 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 8 s. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: (30 s.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Surrender into the lord's hands by Simon Gymber and Rose, his wife, in person, after she had been examined alone by the Steward, of half of one pasture called Newsled with half the common of pasture for 40 cows in one marsh called Middle Moor, [14] to the use [15] of William Wylebore and his 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 10 s. 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 Robert Downham, who held for himself, his heirs and assigns one tenement once held by Robert Wynde and half of a close called Park Leys [16] with appurtenances lying next to the Old Park, [17] died seised thereof before the last court, and that Michael Downham is his son and heir and 22 years old, who, present, seeks admittance, 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:([Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Total: #10 19 s. 3 d.

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CONSTABLES: William Day and Robert Oldmedowe.

Notes

1. 26 September, 1581.

2. MS: Greate Wight.

3. MS: Great Wight.

4. MS: Mitchwoode.

5. MS: Stockyn Fenn banke.

6. MS: pandochei.

7. Or: lanii.

8. MS: ad opus et usum.

9. MS: Longbeche.

10. MS: ad opus et usum.

11. MS: le Poole Yearde.

12. MS: ad opus et usum.

13. MS: ad opus et usum.

14. MS: Mydelmore.

15. MS: ad opus et usum.

16. MS: Parke Leys.

17. MS: le Olde Parke.