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

BLAdd.Roll34398, m.2 (AD1585[2])

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF OCTOBER, 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. [1]

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ESSOINS: [Blank.]

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HOMAGE [JURORS:] Andrew Thorughgood, John Chicheley, Edward Clarkson, John Cakbread, William Snarsdale, Thomas Palmer, Richard Aynsworth, William Woodde, Edmund Triplett, Richard Hiller, William Daye, Edward Avery.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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12 d. from Robert Tyler for carrying off sedge outside this manor, contrary to the ordinance.

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12 d. each from Robert Henry, Jacob Potton, Thomas Cheritie, Robert Pearson and Richard Hill for the same.

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3 s. 4 d. from John Mandsley Junior for an affray with, and for drawing blood from, William Hill Junior.

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4 d. from William Day, alehouse-keeper and brewer, for breaking the assize.

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4 d. each from John Drage, Amos Goddard, Robert Wheelwright, Henry Bradshawe, Gabriel Wilson and Agnes Freman for the same.

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6 d. each from John Ryseley, Robert Maney and George Sandifre, millers, for charging excessive tolls.

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4 d. each from John Sharpe, Richard Aynsworth, Robert Dawson, Patrick Thomas and Robert Tyler, bakers, for selling bread within this manor and for breaking the assize.

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4 d. from John Cakebread, brewer, for breaking the assize.

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Decree that, by the will and ordinance of the jurors, all assizes, penalties and ordinances made in the last court, and no other, shall stand and be in effect until the next court.

[CONVEYANCES]

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Determination by the homage that Jacob Mosse, before the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Andrewe, tenant of this manor, one tenement with appurtenances lying in Little Wyght, [2] to the use [3] of Amos Goddard 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 4 s. and 200 straws called Strewyn 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 Johnson, before the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Jasper Adrianson, tenant of this manor, in the presence of Edward Avery, one tenement lying in the High Street, [4] to the use [5] of Andrew Thorogood 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 s. annual rent. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that the same Thomas Johnson surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of the said Jasper, one parcel of meadow called a draft and one close called a fenne close, to the use [6] of the same Andrew Thorogood 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. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that the same Thomas Johnson surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of the said Jasper, one close called Moodes Meadow, [7] to the use [8] of the same Andrew Thorogood 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. 4 d. annual rent. Fine:([Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Determination by the homage that William Wynter, before the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Andrewe and Robert Godfrey, tenants of this manor, one tenement lying in the High Street, [9] to the use [10] of William Wheatley 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. annual rent. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty postponed until he reached full age. Admitted as tenant.

Notes

1. 8 October, 1585.

2. MS: Littell Wight.

3. MS: ad opus et usum.

4. MS: le High Streete.

5. MS: ad opus et usum.

6. MS: ad opus et usum.

7. MS: Moodes Meddowe.

8. MS: ad opus et usum.

9. MS: le Highe Streete.

10. MS: ad opus et usum.