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

BLAdd.Roll34397 (AD1584[2])

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON THE TWENTY-SEVENTH DAY OF MARCH, IN THE TWENTY-SIXTH 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:] John Checheley, Edward Clarkson, Thomas Palmer, William Snarsdall, William Boothe, William Woodde, Edward Fydgett, Edmund Triplett, Richard Hillar, Edward Avery, William Day, Robert Oldmeddowe.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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10 s. from Henry Hyde for keeping his sheep contrary to the ordinance made in the last court.

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10 s. from Thomas Tallyn for the same.

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3 s. 4 d. each from Thomas Churchil and John Churchil for selling straw contrary to the ordinance made in the last court.

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20 d. from John [Blank] for creating a nuisance with entrails in the river called le Loude.

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40 s. each from Thomas Taylor, [Blank] Flox and Henry Corbett for living within the demesne without the lord's licence and contrary to the ordinance made in the last court.

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3 s. 4 d. each from Nicholas Woodd and Luke Prowde for selling sedge contrary to the ordinance.

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4 d. each from George Sandiver, Humphrey Powlter, John Rysley, Robert Maney and Francis Smythe, millers, for excessive tolls.

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2 d. each from Francis Smythe, William Day, William Whitwell, John Drage, Henry Bradshawe, John Cakebreade, John Freman, Richard Aynsworthe and John Sharpe, alehouse-keepers and brewers, together with Richard Chappell, Robert Tyler and Patrick Thomas for selling victuals at excessive prices and for breaking the assize.

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4 d. each from John Bassett and William Richard, lavii, [2] for selling meats unfit for human consumption.

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Oath by Thomas Palmer to be a true subject of the Queen, her heirs and successors.

[CONVEYANCES]

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Surrender into the lord's hands by William Snarsdale, in person, of one customary close called Lodge Croft, to the use [3] of the lord of the manor and his heirs.

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Surrender into the lord's hands by Edward Averye, in person, of one close lying next to Arnolde Dole, to the use [4] of the lord and his heirs.

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Conveyance by the lord to Edward Averye and his heirs of five selions of pasture containing an estimated three acres lying in Bangers Fields [5] of a new enclosure, to the use [6] of the said Edward 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. 8 d. annual rent. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Surrender into the lord's hands by John Godley, in person, of a half-close called Half Park Leys [7] containing 11 acres and three rods lying next to Arnolde Dole, to the use [8] of the lord and his heirs.

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Conveyance by the lord to John Godley and his heirs of one close called the Little Land [9] containing three and a half acres lying between New Park [10] and the orchard of Edward Fydgett, one close called Boners Close containing two and a half acres lying next to Carp Pool Yard, [11] one other close containing two acres called Carp Pool [12] (alias Dove Howse Yeard, to the use [13] of the said John 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 26 s. 8 d. annual rent. Fine: [Blank.]Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that William Antony, before the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Richard Chappell and Henry Bradshawe, tenants of this manor, one customary tenement to the use [14] of Walter Whawley 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 work of one week in the lord's garden or in another place annual rent. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Surrender into the lord's hands by Thomas Stretley, in person, of one close called Lodge Croft, [15] to the use [16] of the lord and his heirs.

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Conveyance by the lord to the use [17] of Thomas Stretley and his heirs of one newly enclosed close lying between Mitchwood [18] and Stocking Fen [19] containing an estimated five acres, 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. 6 d. annual rent. Fine:([Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Surrender into the lord's hands by Michael Downham, in person, of half of one close called Park Leys [20] lying next to the Old Park, [21] to the use of the lord and his heirs.

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Conveyance by the lord to the use [22] of Michael Downham and his heirs of one newly enclosed close lying in Bangers Fields, [23]containing an estimated 10 acres, 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. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Surrender into the lord's hands by William Snarsdalle, in person, of one piece of marsh called Little Hilke, [24] to the use [25]of Thomas Oliver 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 hen 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 Thomas Charitie, who held for himself and his heirs one tenement with appurtenances, died seised thereof before the last court, and that Robert Charitie is his son and heir and of full age, who, present, seeks admittance, 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 8 s. annual rent. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that John Goslyn, who held for himself and his heirs according to the custom of the manor one customary tenement with appurtenances, died sesied thereof before the last court, and that William Goslyn is his son and heir and of full age, 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 4 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 Love, before the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Andrewe and Thomas Ley, tenants of this manor, one customary tenement with one piece of a vacant fee with appurtenances, to the use [26] of Robert Hunt 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. and one capon annual rent, 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 Leache, who held for himself and his heirs one customary tenement and one piece of an adjacent vacant fee with appurtenances, died seised thereof before the last court, and that Thomas Leache is his son and heir and of full age, 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 13 s. 4 d. and one capon annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

Notes

1. 27 March, 1584.

2. Or: lanii.

3. MS: ad opus et usum.

4. MS: ad opus et usum.

5. MS: Banger Feild.

6. MS: ad opus et usum.

7. MS: Halfe Parke Leys.

8. MS: ad opus et usum.

9. MS: Littell Lawnde.

10. MS: Newe Parcke.

11. MS: Carpe Poole Yeard.

12. MS: Carpe Poole.

13. MS: ad opus et usum.

14. MS: ad opus et usum.

15. MS: Lodge Crofte.

16. MS: ad opus et usum.

17. MS: ad opus et usum.

18. MS: Michwoodd.

19. MS: Stockyn Fenne.

20. MS: Parcke Leys.

21. MS: le Olde Parcke.

22. MS: ad opus et usum.

23. MS: Bangers Feild.

24. MS: Littell Hilcke.

25. MS: ad opus et usum.

26. MS: ad opus et usum.