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

BLAdd.Roll34400, m.2 (AD1587[2])

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON THE THIRD DAY OF APRIL, IN THE TWENTY-NINTH 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: Gilbert Smythe, Esquire, by William Culvyne, William Mascall by Thomas Ley, Richard Cervington by Richard Catlyne.

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HOMAGE [JURORS:] Andrew Thorogood, William Andrewe, John Cakebread, William Snarsdall, Edward Clarkeson, William Daye, Richard Aynesworth, William Maney, Edward Avery, Robert Oldmedowe, Thomas Palmer, William Nokes, Laurence Martyn, John Maney.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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3 s. 4 d. from Nicholas Olmeddowe and Robert Henry for making and affray and drawing blood from each other.

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4 d. from Nicholas Phillippe for cutting down and taking certain parts called Poles out of the lord's woods.

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4 d. each from George Robbyns and William Addams, 3 d. from William Goslyn and 4 d. from Thomas Woodham for the same.

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40 s. from Thomas Skot for taking certain fish from the lord's pond at night.

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40 s. each from William Holcrofte and John Tomson for the same.

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4 d. from Laurence Martyn for keeping illicit games in his house on Sunday and at other times, against the laws and the Statutes. [2]

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4 d. each from William Daye, Henry Bradshawe, John Drage, William Sarmon and Robert Whilwright for the same.

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12 d. from John Crispe for keeping an alehouse against the Statute. [3]

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3 s. 4 d. from John Palmer for throwing refuse into the common street before his doorway.

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3 s. 4 d. each from Robert Hunt and Richard Catlyn for the same.

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3 s. 4 d. from John Chicheley for carrying away sedge, contrary to the ordinance.

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3 s. 4 d. from Thomas Palmer for the same.

[CONVEYANCES]

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Determination by the homage that Edmund Goslowe, who held for himself and his heirs according to the custom of the manor one customary tenement, died seised thereof before the last court, and that John Goslowe is his son and heir and 16 years of 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 18 s. annual rent. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty postponed until he is of full age. Admitted as tenant.

16

Determination by the homage that Robert Charitie, before the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Maney and John Phillippe, tenants of this manor, one tenement with appurtenances, to the use [4] of William Warde and Isabelle, his wife, and William's 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: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

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Surrender into the lord's hands by Amos Goddard, in person, of one tenement with appurtenances recently held by Jacob Mosse, to the use [5] of John Dennet 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 200 of sedge 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 Anthony Harridon, before the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Thomas Palmer and Henry Bradshawe, tenants of this manor, one tenement with a garden and a small close called the Pool Yard [6] with appurtenances, to the use [7] of Richard Basset 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: [Blank.] Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

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Note that at the court of 3 October, 29 Elizabeth, [8] William Pilgrome took possession of one tenement, formerly two tenements, to be held by him, with remainder to Henry Godfrey and his heirs, and that now the said William and Henry surrender the tenement with appurtenances into the lord's hands, to the use [9] of Thomas Olyver 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: [Blank.] Fealty performed. Admitted as tenant.

Notes

1. 3 April, 1587.

2. See 12 Richard II, c. 6; 11 Henry IV, c. 4; 17 Edward IV, c. 3 (Statutes of the Realm 2, pp. 57, 163, 462ff).

3. See 5-6 Edward VI, c. 25 (Statutes of the Realm 4, Part 1, p. 157).

4. MS: ad opus et usum.

5. MS: ad opus et usum.

6. MS: le Poole Yearde.

7. MS: ad opus et usum.

8. 1587.

9. MS: ad opus et usum.