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

BLAdd.Roll34400, m.3 (AD1587[3])

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

2

HOMAGE [JURORS:] Andrew Thorogood, John Cakbreade, William Andrewe, Edward Clarkson, William Daye, Richard Aynsworth, William Maney, Robert Oldmedowe, Thomas Palmer, William Nokes, Laurence Martyn, William Booth, William Snarsdall, Edward Fidgett.

3

COMMON FINE: 6 s. 8 d.

[CONVEYANCES]

4

Surrender into the lord's hands by Thomas Stretley Senior, in person, of one tenement once two tenements with appurtenances, and one close lately enclosed lying between Mitchwood [2] and Stocking Fen, [3] containing an estimated five acres, with the intention that the lord shall do his will with the property.

5

Conveyance by the lord to the said Thomas Stretley Senior of one of the said tenements next to the tenement of William Cervington and one close lately enclosed between Mitchwoode [4] and Stocking Fen, [5] to the use [6] of the said Thomas 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. 6 d. annual rent. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

6

Conveyance by the lord to Thomas Stretley Junior of one tenement recently held by Thomas Stretley Senior lying in Ramsey next to the land of Samuel Bell, to the use [7] of the said Thomas and his heirs, for 3 s. annual rent. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

7

Determination by the homage that Thomas Potton, before the last court, on his deathbed, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Patrick Thomas, tenant of this manor, one customary tenement with garden and orchard and appurtenances, to the use [8] of Alice Pearson, wife of William Pearson Junior, and her 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, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

8

Determination by the homage that William Tomlyn, before the last court, on his deathbed, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Richard Royden, gentleman, tenant of this manor, half of one domicile called Hilcke Cote and half of one pasture called Great Hilke [9] with appurtenances, to the use [10] of Amia, his wife, and their heirs, on condition that Amia shall surrender and sell the said half domicile and pasture immediately to pay William's debts, 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 three ducks annual rent. Fine: [Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

9

Surrender into the lord's hands at this court by Amia [Tomlyn], in person, of the above half domicile and pasture, to the use [11] of Matthew 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. and three ducks annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine:([Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

10

Surrender into the lord's hands by Richard Bassett, in person, of one tenement and a small close called the Pool Yard [12] with appurtenances, to the use [13] of Robert Potton and his heirs, 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 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.

11

Surrender into the lord's hands by John Johnson, in person, of one tenement lying at the Bridge Foot [14] in Ramsey with appurtenances, to the use [15] of Andrew Thomas and his heirs, 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 10 s. annual rent, suit to court, and all other customs and services owed therein. Fine:([Blank.] Fealty performed, admitted as tenant.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

12

3 s. 4 d. from William Pearson Senior for permitting his cattle to go upon the Loade Bancke contrary to the ordinance.

13

12 d. from Edward Triplett for permitting his pigs to wander through the open places, contrary to the ordinance.

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12 d. from Thomas Oliver for the same.

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3 s. 4 d. from Richard Chappell for fishing and dragging in the lode and other places, contrary to the ordinance.

16

3 s. 4 d. each from Robert Tyler, Luke Prowde, Robert Prowde, Clement Merrell and John Totnell for the same.

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10 s. from John Chicheley for carrying away sedge from the manor contrary to the ordinance.

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3 s. 4 d. from Robert Pearson for the same.3 s. 4 d. each from Thomas Leache and Gabriel Wilson for leading outsiders' beasts and cattle through the marsh called Hollowe, contrary to the ordinance.

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3 s. 4 d. from Patrick Thomas for overburdoning the commons with five horses, contrary to the ordinance.

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3 s. 4 d. from Thomas Wooddam for keeping sheep beyond the permitted number, contrary to the ordinance.

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3 s. 4 d. from Henry Hyde for overburdoning the commons, contrary to the ordinance.

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3 s. 4 d. each from William Addams, William Willmott and Richard Hillar for the same.

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3 s. 4 d. from John Chicheley for permitting his horses to pasture on the bank called le loade Bancke, contrary to the ordinance.

24

3 s. 4 d. each from William Warde and John Crispe for putting their horses in Stocking Fen, [16] contrary to the ordinance.

25

10 s. from John Crispe for searching other persons' nets, contrary to the ordinance.

26

4 d. each from William Day, John Drage, William Gamon, Robert Whelewright, Laurence Martyn and Edward Avery, alehouse-keepers, for selling victuals at excessive prices.

27

[No amercement recorded] from John Crispe for keeping an alehouse for one month without licence and against the Statute. [17]

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

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4 d. each from John Bassett, Amos Goddard, Robert Marshall and William Richard, lavii, [18] for selling meat unfit for human consumption.

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4 d. each from John Sharpe, Robert Dawson, John Tyrke, William Mosley, Patrick Thomas, William Pearson Junior, Richard Chappell, Robert Tyler and Richard Aynsworth, bakers, for selling bread within the manor and breaking the assize.

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4 d. each from George Sandised and Humphrey Powlter (Rislye), millers, for taking excessive tolls.

Notes

1. 4 October, 1587.

2. MS: Michwood.

3. MS: Stockine Fenne.

4. MS: Mitchwoode.

5. MS: Stockine Fenn.

6. MS: ad opus et usum.

7. MS: ad opus et usum.

8. MS: ad opus et usum.

9. MS: Great Hilcke.

10. MS: ad opus et usum.

11. MS: ad opus et usum.

12. MS: Poole Yeard.

13. MS: ad opus et usum.

14. MS: le Bridge Foote.

15. MS: ad opus et usum.

16. MS: Stockyn Fenn.

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

18. Or: lanii.