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

BLAdd.Roll34400, m.2d (AD1588[1])

RAMSEY. VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH COURT BARON OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ALIAS CROMWELL, KNIGHT, HELD THERE ON THE TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY OF MARCH, IN THE THIRTIETH 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 Thorogood, John Cakebread, William Andrewe, Edward Clarkson, William Daye, John Sharpe, William Maney, Robert Oldmeddowe, Thomas Palmer, William Coke, Laurence Martyn, William Booth, William Snarsdall Senior, Edward Fydgitt.

[PRESENTMENTS BY THE JURORS]

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3 s. 4 d. from William Kyrbey for collecting redesholdes before the day called the breake Daye appointed by the homage.

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3 s. 4 d. each from George Robbyns, Henry Addams, alias Taylor and John Mansley for the same.

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3 s. 4 d. from John Marret for not having sufficient fencing between his land and the next.

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2 s. 6 d. from William Gamon for keeping illicit games in his house, contrary to the ordinance.

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2 s. 6 d. each from Richard Aynesworth and Henry Burrowe for the same.

[CONVEYANCES]

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Surrender into the lord's hands by William Godfrey and Maria, his wife, in person, after she was examined alone by the Steward, of one close called Sextons Close, to the use [2] of Henry Williams, alias Cromwell, knight, lord of the manor and his heirs.

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Surrender into the lord's hands by William Snarsdale, in person, of eight selions of pasture containing an estimated four acres lying in Bangers Fields [3] and newly enclosed, to the use [4] of Henry Cromwell, knight, lord of the manor and his heirs.

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Determination by the homage that William Mascall, outside the court and before the last court, surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Maney and William Daye, tenants of this manor, in the presence of Richard Basset, one customary tenement with appurtenances lying in the high place in Ramsey, to the use [5] of Walter Collyer 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. 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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Determination by the homage that William Mascall, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Maney and Robert Nokes, tenants of this manor, one close called Wiggin, to the use [6] of Thomas Palmer 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. 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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Determination by the homage that William Mascall, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Maney, in the presence of Richard Basset, one tenement with appurtenances, to the use [7] of Robert Cowper 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.

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Determination by the homage that Richard Cervinton, gentleman, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Maney and John Phillippe, customary tenants of this manor, in the presence of William Daye, 14 selions of land called Hoteleyes and four selions of land called Long Leyes [8] and two gores lying in Ramsey Field [9] upon Harpe Furlong, [10] and one selion lying in Londons Yard End, [11] the whole tenement estimated at three acres of land, to the use [12] of Robert Maney Senior 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 3 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 Richard Cervington, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Maney and Edward Claxon, customary tenants of this manor, in the presence of William Cokes, 19 selions of land lying in Ramsey Field [13] upon the Old Mill Furlong, [14] of which eight selions abut upon the meadow of John Dawbye and 11 upon the meadow of the lord towards the east, and containing an estimated six and one-half acres, to the use [15] of John Cakebread Senior 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 6 s. 7 d. 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 Richard Cervington, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Maney and Edward Claxson, customary tenants of this manor, in the presence of John Cakebread, nine selions of lands lying in Ramsey Field [16] upon the Old Mill Furlong, [17] on either side of the common balk, containing an estimated two and one-half acres of land, to the use [18] of William Noxe 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. 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 Richard Roydon, gentleman, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of John Chicheley and Richard Chappell, customary tenants of this manor, one tenement with one vacant piece of a fee with appurtenances, to the use [19] of John Sharpe 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 16 s. 8 d. 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 the said Richard Roydon surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of John Chicheley and Richard Chasppell, one piece of a vacant fee nine feet wide and twenty feet long lying in the High Bridge with appurtenances, to the use [20] of the said John Sharpe 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. 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 Margaret Rawlyn, widow, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Jasper Awdreanson, customary tenant of the manor, in the presence of William Noxe, her whole part of one close calledWiggin, to the use [21] of John Sharpe 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. 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 Richard Cervington, gentleman, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of William Day and Henry Bradshawe, customary tenants of this manor, one close lying next to Wiggin with appurtenances, to the use [22] of Henry Hyde Junior 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 6 s. 8 d. 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 Maney, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Patrick Thomas and Jasper Awdreanson, in the presence of Edward Yonnge, half of one customary pasture called Great Hilke with appurtenances, to the use [23] 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.

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Determination by the homage that Margaret Rawlyn, widow, before the last court surrendered into the lord's hands, through the hands of Andrew Thorogood and Jasper Awdreanson, customary tenants of the manor, one tenement with appurtenances and the fourth part of one close called Bagdole, to the use [24] of Thomas Rawlyn, her son, 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 18 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. 28 March, 1588.

2. MS: ad opus et usum.

3. MS: Bangers Feild.

4. MS: ad opus et usum.

5. MS: ad opus et usum.

6. MS: ad opus et usum.

7. MS: ad opus et usum.

8. MS: Longe Leaves.

9. MS: Ramsey Feild.

10. MS: le Harpe Furlonge.

11. MS: Londons Yardes Ende.

12. MS: ad opus et usum.

13. MS: Ramsey Feild.

14. MS: le old myll furlonge.

15. MS: ad opus et usum.

16. MS: Ramsey Feild.

17. MS: le old mill furlonge.

18. MS: ad opus et usum.

19. MS: ad opus et usum.

20. MS: ad opus et usum.

21. MS: ad opus et usum.

22. MS: ad opus et usum.

23. MS: ad opus et usum.

24. MS: ad opus et usum.