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

BLAdd.Roll34396 (AD1583[1])

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON THE FIFTH DAY OF APRIL, IN THE TWENTY-FIFTH 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 Boothe, Edward Fydgett, John Chicheley, John Harlache, John Cakebread, John Sharpe, William Snarsdale, William Day, William Whitwell, John Phillipp, John Bowmer, Francis Smyth.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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4 d. from Gilbert Smyth, esquire, owing suit to court, for default.

[CONVEYANCES]

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Determination by the homage that Thomas Martyn, before the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Whitwell, tenant of this manor, one tenement with appurtenances, to the use [2] of George Swanne 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 5 s. and one capon annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine:(40 s., one capon.) Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that Nicholas Tatnell, before the last court, on his deathbed, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Whitwell and Patrick Thomas, tenants of this manor, one customary messuage with appurtenant orchard and garden recently divided, to the use [3] of John Tatnell, his son and heir, 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 17 s. and two capons annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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CONSTABLES: John Cakebread and William Daye, sworn.

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Total: [Blank.]

Notes

1. 5 April, 1583.

2. MS: ad opus et usum.

3. MS: ad opus et usum.