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

BLAdd.Roll39573 (AD1585[1])

BURY. [1]) VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON THE TWENTY-THIRD DAY OF MARCH, IN THE TWENTY-SEVENTH YEAR OF THE REIGN OF ELIZABETH, BY THE GRACE OF GOD QUEEN OF ENGLAND, FRANCE AND IRELAND, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH. [2]

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ESSOINS: [Blank.]

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HOMAGE [JURORS:] [...], [3] [...], [4] [...] [5] Messenger, Thomas Redman, Henry Collyn, Thomas Brightfeild, Robert Campion, Thomas Bolby, John Alward, Robert Seward, Oliver Collyn.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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Oaths by John Collyn and John Alward to be true subjects of the Queen and her successors.

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12 d. from Robert Buttler for not keeping his fences, according to the ordinance.

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12 d. each from Hugh Powlter and Robert Feild for the same.

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5 s. from Hugh Powlter for not repairing his fences in New Field Holt, [6] according to the ordinance made in the last court.

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6 d. from Hugh Powlter for encroaching with his plough upon the common balk in Long Newfield. [7]

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2 d. from John Sharpe, baker, for selling bread with this demesne and breaking the assize.

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2 d. from Robert Campion, brewer, for breaking the assize.

[CONVEYANCES]

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Determination by the homage that John Okeley and Agnes, his wife, before the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of John Campion and Thomas Brightfeild, tenants of this manor, and now, in this court, after Agnes had been examined alone by the Steward, one acre of meadow lying in Chevery [8] and half of one pightle with appurtenances recently held by Margaret West, to the use [9] of John Vesey 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. 6 d. and one capon annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Surrender into the lord's hands by Robert Tompson and Elizabeth, his wife, in person, of one close and three selions lying in Hepmangrove which Elizabeth holds for a life term with remainder to Robert 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 12 d. annual rent, suit to court and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

Notes

1. Roll contains the courts of Bury, Wistow, Broughton and Warboys.

2. 23 March, 1585.

3. Obliterated.

4. Obliterated.

5. Damaged.

6. MS: Newe Feild Holt.

7. MS: Longe Newefeild.

8. MS: Cheveryll.

9. MS: ad opus et usum.